Site Updates

New Script Listing

I just finished moving over one of my other 3DSMax scripts to the download system. This script replaces the default Light Lister tool in 3DStudio Max to add support for VRay light types. This script also had over a thousand downloads while it was listed on ScriptSpot.

New Feature - Script Downloads

I'm proud to announce that I have the first of several new features in place on this site. I have implemented remository, a file management system, so that I can offer downloads of the various tools, utilities, and scripts that I've developed. There is still some styling to account for, but the basic functionality is in place.

 

The first thing I'm making available is my NetRender Low Priority script that I created for 3DStudio Max. This is the first script I ever created for Max and fundametally it is quite simple. It just runs a check when Max is started to see if it is running in Server mode or not. If it is in Server mode, then it sets Max to run as a low priority system task, which means the user of the computer can easily work on other things while Max is rendering. It's a very usefull script that is deployed across all the 3D workstations at my office. It's had several thousand downloads at scriptspot before their revamp. 

More tweaking and refining

I've built in a custom scrollbar. This was preventing me from implementing more features on this site since I don't want content to extend outside of this grey box. The custom scrollbar lets me start turning on features now.

 

I also turned on the first of the menu items, a link to a list of the 'articles' in the news section. 

Site Updates

I just finished building up and styling the menu behavior I intend on using for this site. It's not visible yet because there's no menu items.

 

I also reworked the front page a little bit so that the front page content is embedded, even if it's not visible. This should enhance search engine optimization results, and clean up some of the inconsistencies within Joomla that I deal with on a regular basis when developing clients' websites. 

Template updates

I just completed some minor updates to the template to better facilitate centering of the site both vertically and horizontally. Yes I had this before, but the difference this time is the technique. This method allows proper page scrolling if the visitor's browser window is too small to display the content.. Next up will either be the login panel or work on the portfolio section.

New Site Design

Yet again, I am undergoing a complete redesign of my website. As is the par with web designers, site designs are never completed, and constantly changing.

 

This time I decided to try to avoid the usual problem by keeping the site as minimalist as possible. I went with a clean, simple design, and will add features only as I need them, rather than trying to install everything from the get-go.

 

Let's see where this takes us!

 

I've already setup the basic front page idea for the site, with a randomized image. I've also turned on the RSS feed, and put togethor this, the first article. 

New Ebay Auctions Feature

So after receiving a lot of comments about my website not being updated, I decided to do something about it. Frankly, I was suprised that many people were actually visiting the site. So, as to not dissapoint my audience, here's an update.

I have added a module on the sidebar for Ebay Auctions. Whenever I put something up on EBay, I'll include it in the category here, and it should show up on that sidebar. This weekend I went through and did a serious cleanup of my piles of computer stuff (although it's hard to tell), organizing cables, hardware, and discs.

As I was going through the pile I came across several games that I deffinitely won't be playing again. So I dug up the CDs and boxes and put them up for sale on Ebay.

Updates

So after receiving a lot of comments about my website not being updated, I decided to do something about it. Frankly, I was suprised that many people were actually visiting the site. So, as to not dissapoint my audience, here's an update.

I have added a module on the sidebar for Ebay Auctions. Whenever I put something up on EBay, I'll include it in the category here, and it should show up on that sidebar. This weekend I went through and did a serious cleanup of my piles of computer stuff (although it's hard to tell), organizing cables, hardware, and discs.

As I was going through the pile I came across several games that I deffinitely won't be playing again. So I dug up the CDs and boxes and put them up for sale on Ebay.

Rebuilding

Well, after some issues involving some half-wit untalented wannabe-hackers, I have taken it upon myself to rebuild my website and upgrade all the features. This means a newer version of the Content Management System (switched from Mambo 4.5.1 to Joomla 1.0.8) as well as all its associated components. Considering this was the first site I had ever tried developing under the Joomla/Mambo system (over 9 months previously), this time around should have much better functionality. Stay tuned for the updates.

Rebuilding

Well, after some issues involving some half-wit untalented wannabe-hackers, I have taken it upon myself to rebuild my website and upgrade all the features. This means a newer version of the Content Management System (switched from Mambo 4.5.1 to Joomla 1.0.8) as well as all its associated components. Considering this was the first site I had ever tried developing under the Joomla/Mambo system (over 9 months previously), this time around should have much better functionality. Stay tuned for the updates.

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