Oops, 7 Days. Hey look I don't update on weekends.

Right then...

http://dashslot.co.uk/index.php

Still a lot to do (damn you, ever-changing specs!) -- amongst other things the banner is in the process of being animated, the "Not allowed to look at that" redirection is screwed up, and the "Reader's Page" is non-existent, and the artwork needs tidying up -- but having been staring at it for hours on end I'd welcome you opinions on the overall appearance. To me it looks slightly suspect for some vague and indefinable reason. (I'm going to have to do something to alleviate the acres of whitespace around it for starters...)

Also, if any of you use browsers other than FF, IE or Opera, can you let me know whether it works at all?
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 6th, 2006
That whole thing looks gay as shit.

I know that's not terribly helpful, but there you have it. :)

The copy only helps add to the "gay as shit" aroma.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 6th, 2006
I agree that the subject matter is somewhat of the lavender persuasion -- it smells of new-age hippy bullshit to me -- but the content, tone, and Red Riding Hood theme are unfortunately outside my control.
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 6th, 2006
Spiderman on the second page is more appropriate than he should be.

:)
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 6th, 2006
nice, I don't get the choca/chocolate theme specifically with the "dashslot" site but it's nice - I'll wait for the content. Reading the link I was expecting a python version of /. - bit of a surprise when the page loaded.

shouldn't the leaf under the current menu selection become the dark/brown one and all other be gold - the dark one is always under home.
Permalink PNII 
January 6th, 2006
Not so much "my spider sense is tingling", more "my gaydar is throbbing wildly". :)

4:10 am -- time for bed...
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 6th, 2006
It's only living on my server for development purposes -- once it's finished it's moving to a domain of its own... (The "Choca" is, surprisingly, nothing to do with chocolate, although that was also my initial assumption. Apparently the magazine will be "choc-a-block with good stuff", which puts the icing on the whole gayness...)
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 6th, 2006
So you're not aware of the audio that was originally included with that spiderman dance routine? :)
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 6th, 2006
Did you suggest that the theme of the site should be a huge, puking mouth?
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 6th, 2006
I particularly like the dancing trooper. all that pelvic action. mmmmm.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 6th, 2006
Mat

Thanks for making "God's Debris" available for download.
Especially, Chapter 3, Page 12, "Your Free Will" - remarkably reminiscent of this thread:

http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?off.9.283889.83
Permalink Brad Thomas 
January 6th, 2006
God's Debris has been available on Dilbert.com for a couple months.
Permalink Ward Bush 
January 7th, 2006
I don't usually frequent Dilbert.com.

Perhaps I need to get out more.

:)

But this is the thing about the web isn't it?
It takes a post on some other forum to see what's available out in Internet-land.

I had no clue that it was available on Dilbert, since I have gone to Dilbert.com probably once in my life! (And what does that say about me? Don't answer that! :)

Thanks for the heads up though. I'll add Dilbert to my bookmarks.
Permalink Brad Thomas 
January 7th, 2006
If you changed the colour and font to something readable that would help enormously. Just don't use yellow.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 7th, 2006
Actually yellow seems to work quite well, but unfortunately that background isn't very conducive to readable text. *sigh* The moral of the story is that artists don't neccessarily make very good designers, and they're unwilling to have their "artistic vision" sacrificed for usability...
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 7th, 2006
My flashblock extension sulked and refused point blank to play the menu even when told to...
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 7th, 2006
That's another reason why I didn't want to go anywhere near Flash; I've spent hours so far dicking about with it to create pointless and gratuitous animations (although I'm delaying deploying it, hoping they'll get used to the static thing which I can then quietly replace with a plain ol' HTML menu). As it is I'll have to create a fall-back non-Flash menu for those people who don't or can't use it... (But if you have JS disabled I really can't be arsed -- you're on your own, although you won't miss a great deal.)
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 7th, 2006

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