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« Reply #1155 on: March 18, 2011, 07:10:34 PM »

So I've set myself the objective of rebuilding the Binary Zoo website.  There have been a few aborted attempts at it over the years and I've wanted to do it myself for a while but have always been too busy coding.  Right now though as I weigh up language choices I don't have that coding distraction so it's now or never.

So....is Wordpress still the way to go?  I know I can do a blog with that, but can I easily integrate other pages for games and links to this forum etc?  Web dev is something I know absolutely nothing about so whatever I use it has to be easy to create and maintain.

That makes 2 of us Wink

I do hear good things about Wordpress though.
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« Reply #1156 on: March 19, 2011, 11:39:10 AM »

I look forward to seeing what you can come up with.   Cheesy

I always thought Dreamweaver was the choice for web development.  All click and drag.  Or you can code in it as well.

But web design and creation has never been a strong point of mine either.

Game coding takes up all my time.

Theres also the option of paying someone to create a new site.
But i've no idea what the cost might be.

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« Reply #1157 on: March 19, 2011, 08:38:57 PM »

Thanks.  I'll look into Dreamweaver.

I'm hoping there are enough modules and plug-ins for Wordpress to mean I have to do nothing other than changing the theme to something I like. Smiley
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« Reply #1158 on: March 20, 2011, 08:15:33 AM »

A good friend of mine did a lot of webdev... these days if you want an easy to use site, nothing's done in raw HTML anymore. Everyone codes a huge back end to run everything dynamically so it's easy to create, manage, and post new content. Hence Wordpress can be useful as a ready made solution.
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« Reply #1159 on: March 20, 2011, 02:55:08 PM »

A good friend of mine did a lot of webdev... these days if you want an easy to use site, nothing's done in raw HTML anymore. Everyone codes a huge back end to run everything dynamically so it's easy to create, manage, and post new content. Hence Wordpress can be useful as a ready made solution.
Yeah I've read up a bit and it seems a lot more flexible than I thought and seems the way to go.

Things were a lot simpler when everything was html....even if I didn't know what I was doing in that either Smiley
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« Reply #1160 on: March 23, 2011, 06:55:15 PM »

Just bouncing around a few website ideas.  Quite like this one.  Simple, basic and something I can easily reproduce with my limited graphical skills.  Tongue

Not sure if something like this might look too light on some monitors and needs more contrast.  Thoughts?





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« Reply #1161 on: March 24, 2011, 06:15:14 AM »

Just bouncing around a few website ideas.  Quite like this one.  Simple, basic and something I can easily reproduce with my limited graphical skills.  Tongue

Not sure if something like this might look too light on some monitors and needs more contrast.  Thoughts?
Very much like the style but needs a lot more contrast IMO.
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« Reply #1162 on: March 24, 2011, 07:28:27 AM »

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Very much like the style but needs a lot more contrast IMO.

I agree.

I like the style but the white text on a light grey background doesn't contrast well.

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« Reply #1163 on: March 24, 2011, 10:46:20 AM »

A long as nobody hates the design lol Smiley

How about this then?  I've effectively doubled the contrast and it now works nice with white text too which I like.


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« Reply #1164 on: March 24, 2011, 03:10:55 PM »

Yep, much better.

I would prefer a bit more spacing between the words as well.

Apart from that, pretty cool.

And very retro.  Love the animals.   Cheesy

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« Reply #1165 on: March 25, 2011, 08:35:30 PM »

Yup, the text doesn't scan particularly well so I'll increase the gaps between the words.

Just need to get me some new webspace and figure out how the hell you use and configure Wordpress Smiley
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« Reply #1166 on: March 26, 2011, 12:30:18 AM »

I've been messing around with Adobe Illustrator preparing to do some menu text for my game and thought i'd show some Binary Zoo logo's i made.

It's a really easy process to make them and to save them out with alpha layers too.

I could make some more for your new website if you wanted me too.

Alternatively, have you thought about using Inkscape for logo creation.  Adobe Illustrator is pretty similar.

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« Reply #1167 on: March 26, 2011, 12:36:48 AM »

And a few more.

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« Reply #1168 on: March 26, 2011, 01:57:10 PM »

Ooh some of those are rather lovely Smiley

Alternatively, have you thought about using Inkscape for logo creation.  Adobe Illustrator is pretty similar.
For this good old Paint Shop Pro 7 did everything I needed , but I'll certainly look into those alternatives for game logos etc in future Smiley

The logo and text I posted isn't quite the limit of my graphical abilities and is intentionally very simple.  Something I can easily recreate, that scales well (very important) and that I can maybe recreate in code and do some fancy effects with.  BunnyMonkey!
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« Reply #1169 on: March 26, 2011, 05:33:40 PM »

Ok.   Smiley

Well, the offer is there if you change your mind.

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