worked on Style & Events today..
Spent most of the day revising the “This Day In History” Calendar Applet that is used on this blog, and the look of the In Style Applet– both now being used on the WiredPages Style & Events page.
The screen grab below illustrates how the new interfaces look using Firefox on an older Windows98 platform.
I wrote the original “This Day In History” Applet in 2002– however because of problems with older Macs had to write two versions; a Swing and AWT version.
The new version of the calendar which I wrote about 2 years ago [until today, only installed on this blog].. runs on newer Macs however, still looks odd with the older PPC Mac platform, so I will leave the older Swing version in place for visitors using those systems. [Still have a minor problem with Firefox ond Netscape on PPCs, which I will correct tomorrow.]
In the coming weeks there will be more cosmetic changes to WiredPages.
Some may notice the pages will appear to lose some color. Yes, this will be true. The problem– I now use a very colorful flat screen television with my Macbook [display on macbook having problems] and everything looks brighter. I am not a fan of a lot of loud colors [huh, Q’s Wire is red?]– but do understand it is mostly the new monitor and not really outrageous choices I made in the first place.
So if you are a regular user of WiredPages, and notice things changing –don’t worry. I am mostly conservative and believe a good reference/news site does not change too much, ensuring regular visitors can find what they already know how to find.
The end of the year is also approaching and if I do not write or rewrite a lot of code– I am simply not happy.
Also– though I am not a graphic artist– I want to show–what a little technology, graphics, imagination can do.. would love to help you customize your site.