August Already!?

August 2, 2006 - Leave a Response

I can’t beleive that it’s already August. Next month, I have to go back to school! The summer is just going by so quickly. Anyway, I still have a whole month and one week until it is back to school time. We are still going to be doing stuff. We still have lots to do this summer! I hope that it’s going to be very fun!

Looking For Free or Very Cheap Webhosts

July 30, 2006 - Leave a Response

I’m planning on setting up WordPress on a webhost. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, now. I’m not quite sure when I’ll get around to it, but I hope I will soon. I am trying to find a descent webhost to set up wordpress on. I want something with ‘auto install’ so I don’t have to go into too much complicated stuff. I’ve tried to set it up a few times, but it’s really difficult. Eventually, when I can find that perfect host, I will set it up.

One of the reasons I want to set up wordpress on a webhost, is because, it’s a lot more flexible that hosted versions of wordpress, and because I want to design my own theme, or have a specific theme set up with the site.

Here, on wordpress.com, and other hosted versions, you can suggest a theme, but there’s no guarantees.

I hope I can find a Good free, or very cheap webhost!

Template is Almost Complete!

July 29, 2006 - Leave a Response

I have just about finished my new linkware template. I have to make just a few changes to it, otherwise, it’s just about complete. I will hope to have it out by Monday, so I will finish it up, today, and tomorrow.

My template looks great, so far!!

Construction of a new Linkware set has Begun!

July 28, 2006 - Leave a Response

I have started a new template. It’s very floral. It’s called Roses-roses-everywhere. It features a very rosy theme, and has lots of reds and soft pinks, yellows, and purples. Right now I’m doing the layout cells, and the main images for the template. I hope to release it sometime during the week. I’m sure I can get it done, really fast. I will try to make this template look really good. I’m also planning on removing a couple of my existing templates, because they are very boring, and they don’t have a nice look to them. I’ll have to do some more thinking on this.

I can’t wait to have my rose template released. It’s looking great, so far. I think this is a really good one, one of the best ones I’ve ever made. The images of the flowers that I’m using in the design is royalty free stock images, that are freely licensed. I found them from a few different places, one of my most favourite places to find stock photos, is Free foto. They offer a huge selection of high resolution images, that are all royalty free. I have a few other places that I really like, too, but I can’t seem to think of their names. I use most of my images on my web design projects, from Free Foto.

I hope to get a working example of my template out, soon, to have a preview. It will just take me a few more days, to complete this project.

The Heat Returns

July 27, 2006 - Leave a Response

The heat is back again, and there is not really very much to say. I’m going to be doing some web design stuff this weekend, and that’s about it!

A Big Party

July 22, 2006 - Leave a Response

Today, we are having a big get together. It’s one of our relative’s birthday, and we are having all of our family over to our new house. We just fineshed decorating. There’s lots, and lots of balloons, and streamers all put up. We’re also having a big dinner, with a dessert of Chocolate cake and ice cream, one of my favourites! Tonight is going to be our first big party in our new house. It’s quite exciting. I’m going to have to take lots of pictures, with my new digital camera. Everyone will be here, in a couple of hours. We’re starting to make dinner, now, so it will be ready when all of our guests arrive. The cake is now cooling, and it will be frosted soon. It’s really fun decorating, and blowing up all of the balloons, I’ve always loved doing that.

Weather

The weather is perfect for our party, today. It’s really nice outside. It’s not to hot and not too cold. It’s also got a nice breeze blowing.

Current Conditions

greyskyovercast.jpgIt’s overcast, and it’s 21°C. It’s supposed to reach a high of 24°C, with the humidex of 29°C.

Ideas for New Linkware Templates

July 21, 2006 - Leave a Response

Before I release ‘Expressions 1.1’, the second in my ‘Expressions Template Series’, I want to make a nice looking personal template. I’m still deciding what I should call it, and what the basic look will be, and if I should add any extra features to it. I’m not quite sure what ‘Theme’ I want to design it on, either. I’m not sure if it should be floral, summer, fall, or a winter theme. I want to make it look really good, before I release it.

I will have to get back to you, on this one.

Quicklinks for 07/19/06

July 19, 2006 - Leave a Response

Random Links:

  • Blog Explosion– Attracts lots of traffic to your blog. Earn credits, and rent out your blog.
  • W3S Schools– Lots of great web tutorials such as Flash, JavaScript, coding and more.
  • Scrapblog– Get an online scrap book. Takes a few minutes to set up. Post pictures, and text. Uses a Flash Construction interface.
  • Milonic– Easy to use web navigational systems- I use this on my Web Design Site, it’s very easy to use and update. I use a drop-down DHTML  menu. It’s also free of charge, if you are using it on a non-profit website.
  • Blogsome– Get your own WordPress blog on Blogsome. Just like having your own wordpress blog. Uses the same system I use here, on WordPress.com.

Air Conditioning, Soon! (Hopefully)

July 17, 2006 - 2 Responses

The last couple of days have been very uncomfortably hot. Well, we are going to get an air conditioner, because it’s just too hot to live without one. We can’t even open the windows, because it’s like a furnace outside! We are having a bunch of people come in to give us quotes. There are a couple of good brands of air conditioners, that we like: Amana, Trane, Carrier, and a few other ones. Most of the contractors are really busy, because there are many people buying air conditioners, now. I do hope that we could get ours installed, soon, because it’s really hot and uncomfortable. We have many fans on, but they only circulate around the hot air. So, we need air conditioning, and fast!

Boiling!

July 16, 2006 - Leave a Response

There’s not very much to say, right now, except it’s EXTREMELY HOT! The heat is very intense, especially when there’s no air conditioning. The warm weather’s only supposed to continue on, and on. We will get rain here and there, but when it does rain, it very humid and stickey, out. I hope that we will be able to get and air conditioner, soon. Right now, I have a ceiling fan in my bedroom, and we also have one in almost every room of the house, but on the really hot days, all they do is move around hot air, which does not really make things cooler.

I have been working more on web design, and I released a new linkware template. I called it Expressions 1.0. It is the first of the new ‘Expressions’ series at ShaneBellinger Web Design. It has two vibrant colours, Blue, and Orange. It features two sidebars.

I have also been doing some work on my design site. I hugely updated it. I added many more pages, and completely re-did the entire design. I used Dreamweaver, like always. I put in a drop-down JavaScript DHTML menu, that was courtesy of Milonic. Milonic offers many, many free and easy-to-use and setup DHTML, and CSS menus, for you to download an use on your website. I found a menu that went perfect with my new design, on my web design site. It is a sporty blue and yellow menu, just like the colours I used on my website.

Since I releasedmy first ‘Expressions’ Template, I might start planning another design, soon. I will probably release the next ‘Expressions’ template sometime in August.

I do have some template plans, I hope to release a few ‘professional’ looking templates in November. I’ve got to start planning them out, soon.

Weather Conditions @ 5:17 PM in Ottawa

colo.jpgSunny, with a few clouds, and the current tempurature is 33°C, with the humidex of 40°C