Wow, I’ve been busy the last several weeks! Besides entertaining the in-laws for Thanksgiving, a presentation on Web fonts to Refresh DC, and of course my full-time job at AOL redesigning Pixcetera and teaching classes on CSS, I’m working on andÂ finishingÂ a few side projects. Over the next few days to warm up for a good nights writing on my new book, I’ll blog a bit about what I’m up to. Tonight! Sci-fi!
Blake’s 7 Web Site
Last Winter I was at The LA Doctor Who convention (yes, I’m a huge Doctor Who fan) and met Andrew Mark Sewell who is rebooting another one of my favorite Brit Sci-fi shows, Blake’s 7.Â If you are not familiar with the story, it was a great and epic space opera that I have little doubt was part of the inspiration for the awesome FireFly series. We got to talking, and I agreed to do the site.
Eight months and a lot of work later, I’m proud to announce the launch of the new Blake’s 7 Web site! There are still some details to iron out, but it’s ready to promote both the exiting audio adventures and the planned animated and live action series.
I decided to use WordPress as the CMS, something I’m doing a lot of these days, added a great flash based slide scroller called FeaturificÂ (thanks to RichÂ ChristiansonÂ for all of his help), and then did a lot of work laying transparent PNGs with CSS. The overall effect has a lot ofÂ overlappingÂ images and gradientsÂ seamlesslyÂ merging together.
As always, constructive criticism isÂ appreciated.