i spent last night on my new site. i started with a design that was far too complicated for me to do, and simplified it, added my own graphics and font and such. i have graphics for the first page done. now i just have to do the graphics for the rest of the site, which should take long. simple black and white, i have the font chosen. just text. then comes the coding.
before i start that, though, i'm going to delve into the Flash for Dummies book and see if i can't figure out how to make Flash slideshows. because my art and photography would look much better as slideshows than as the images just stacked on a page, like i have now.
doc helped with the site design. he was crucial in choosing colors. though i always poo-pooed his suggestions and then came back to them. i wanted to do green, but i'll save that for Kelli's site. finding a green that doesn't make me sick in web hues is going to be tough. so i settled on a deep blue and a less deep purple. with black, and it doesn't look like a 20's bordello. i was afraid of that. but the picture i used on the front page, in the header, has blue and purple tones. so it works.
the coding is going to take forever to start with and then be really quick. i have to draw an image map, i'll have to read how to do that again. i decided against rollover images. i used a lot of drop shadows and brushes and textures on the header, i didn't want things to get too complicated. i want the words and images to speak, not the site design.
i have to reply to my "suitors" today. i've gotten about 8 men interested in meeting me. i will write to them today and find out, if i can, what interested them. the answers will help me pick out who to keep talking to. i checked craigslist, and i will do that as a last resort, but the people advertising there for platonic were all about the casual sex. it appears that platonic is no longer a word who's definition is in the common lexicon. jesus. look at porn like us normal people.
there was one ad i was interested in, it was for a road trip to san diego or los angeles. but when i read the ad, it hinted at more than a ride and some mutual enjoyment not as a euphemism. so i got out of there.
i didn't get my 1-3:30 nap. i was up all night. i'm going to keep going as long as the coffee lasts. and we just got a tin, so it will be a while. i guess i'll quit when i run out of pot, and the patience to do this. pot is my Ritalin. it helps me concentrate. they say you can counteract the memory issues with pot by taking ibuprophen with it. which i do.
okay, i thought i wanted to write, but i'm on a roll with this site design stuff and i want to study while i still feel unstoppable.