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26 January 2005 @ 06:06 pm
winterspark @ faerywinged.org - zine website  
okay, while i'm not thrilled that i've spent this entire day off on the computer, it has at least been productive; i finally got the zine website running! i used a free template available on a webhelp site, so i can't take any credit at all for the design; just modified it with an iframe and some info. i know that's cheating, but um, it's only temporary? while i know i can make a decent website when the mood strikes, i obsess enough over little details like getting my links to change colour. today was not the day to try and make something new from scratch.

anyway, that's done for now. i can promote the zine a little bit more now, hurrah!

speaking of which, thankyou so much to all your lovelies who have already ordered zines !! i was so taken aback by all the orders, and i am so, so grateful for all your support. i'm going to start getting them together and sent out tonight (well, getting them packaged up tonight. sending them out tomorrow); i honestly didn't expect so many orders. you guys rock {thankyou so much ♥}

my eyes are hurting; i need a break from this screen. i am thinking about sending some of my zines off to the sampler, but i'm not sure yet. that site inspires me so much -- i really want to start working on some other craft & creative projects, try some other things. i have another website idea for the domain too, and now that i've started opening editpad again, perhaps this one will actually evolve into something.

oh yes. and if you have a zine website, could you please let me know? i've already linked sea__secret and starmiranda, as well as a bunch of my favourite crafty sites; but i know there's a whole lot i'm forgetting. the links page was the last one i did; it was a rush so i could get it uploaded, but i'll go back to it soon & add more.

okay. if i don't get off the computer RIGHT NOW my head is going to explode. and then no-one will get any zines :(

(no subject) - bellbottom on January 26th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 26th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
i know, isn't it fantastic! so much amazing inspiration there ♥
dangerous & sad-hearted blonde: pirates yeah!emmica on January 26th, 2005 04:34 am (UTC)
oh what a fab site!! these links will keep me entertained for hours. :D
Full-Pronged Fury!!!!: Vivi (from athena2)angerfork on January 26th, 2005 07:50 am (UTC)
Jade's head exploding is a bad thing! Jade making cool zines is a good thing!
jessicasea__secret on January 26th, 2005 08:20 am (UTC)
thanks for linking me!
... I move the stars for no one ...amber_starcat on January 26th, 2005 10:08 am (UTC)
I want those zines!!!!!!! Really, I do. I just have to reset up a paypal account with my new numbers and such!!!!! I hope you don't run out!!!!!!! They look absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
remember to breathe: snowturtles_path on January 26th, 2005 11:08 am (UTC)
jade, it looks great! definitely send it far and wide - they'd be crazy not to take you on... besides, what have you got to loose? :)

a friendly suggestion:

i think it would be helpful to change the color of the menu links on the left to say, black, or another contrasting color because when you scroll down to read the text, the red links blend into the red background and become invisible.

sure, scrolling back up is no biggie, however, i think keeping the links visable would make the site more friendly for the technologically challenged such as myself!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 26th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC)
thanks for the suggestion hon... what browser do you use?
i tested it on IE, and the menu links stay static, so there's no scrolling up & down, just of the text box. so i'll have a look at it in a different browser <3
remember to breatheturtles_path on January 26th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
i'm using IE also.

letseee. how can i explain this...

-when the page opens, i see the first half of the window. it's cut off just below "curent" and the line "on winterspark 3: whimsical..."

-there is a scroll bar inside the text box, and along the right hand side of the window.

-if i scroll down within the text window, i only get to the line, "which will make and appearance..." at which point i go over to the right hand scroll bar... scroll down.

-scrolling down all the way causes the menu text to scroll up into the image. "update, about, and current" are contrasted against the background, but the remaining links blend in.

-"link" is still visiable at the bottom and i can still see the black bullets for obvious reasons.

- so the only way i can read "past and order" is if i scroll slowly with the right bar and pause to click on them.

i hope that makes sense. let me know either way and i'll try to explain it better. <3
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 30th, 2005 01:22 am (UTC)
hmm... strange! i think i understand what you mean, i'll have to have a look at that. it doesn't do it on mine, so it's hard to figure out what the exact problem is; but thankyou so much for letting me know, and when i get my head back into web stuff, i'll have a look at it :)
mermaidfishnets on January 26th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC)
I love the site! You love Lush too! Oh Lush is so good! My newest fave is 'candy fluff', it smells so good and has shimmer in it!

I will buy the zine I have decided after I ask Adrian's premission. I just felt so bad because I have been racking up his paypal accoutn recentally and we are trying to save.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 26th, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC)
oh you don't have to buy it darling, i meant i will just send you a copy! i know what it's like trying to save, and it's not fun to be worrying about money.
oh, lush !! i adore it so much... and Candy Fluff is one of my favourites !! it smells so delicious :)
starmiranda on January 27th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
aw, thanks for the link! i'll be putting up a link to your site soon, too! yay! xo