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LindenAMueller.com Goes Live

Today was very productive. We got all of our American Christmas shopping done, and I finished LindenAMueller.com! Until just a few minutes ago, if you visited LindenAMueller.com, you’d see a diversion. But you should go look at it right now… It’s purty.

Whaddya think? I really like it, and even though it only houses my curriculum vitae, a page of my favorite links, a link to this blog, and a contact form, it’s a significant start. Eventually, I plan to add course pages with course content, and perhaps a photo gallery, although Picasa seems to be working just fine for now.

5 Things that Make My Webpage So Cool

  1. Lorraine’s Header. Vielen, vielen Dank to Lorraine at Lorraine Design for the beautiful header incorporating my signature, which matches the Agregado WordPress Theme I’m using. I know enough Photoshop to be dangerous; I could never make something like that. And word on the street is that Lorraine has something else up her sleeve… Keep your eyes out for it! Eine extra Kinder Überaschung für dich, Lorrainchen!
  2. The Agregado WordPress Theme. I love it for my blog, and I wanted to make my main site and my blog look like the belong together, so I used the header graphic (well, Lorraine used it), and the color scheme as inspiration to build my site.
  3. A menu from CSSplay and Photoshop. As I said, I don’t know much about Photoshop, but I harnessed all the mad skillz I have and managed to create some gradiated GIFs so that the menu would match my color scheme. Combined with one of many great menus at CSSplay, most of which are available only for the “price” of a link-back, I had a nice looking horizontal navigation menu.
  4. XHTML and CSS. In the early 21st century, XHTML combined with CSS replaced the extensive use of tables for layout that was popular in the late 1990s. Using XHTML for structure and CSS for layout, I created a standards-compliant site that is both valid XHTML and valid CSS.
  5. Hours and hours of work. Before NaBloPoMo started, I spent my evenings working on the XHTML and CSS, debugging, trying to make it work right, testing, and validating. I finally had an afternoon and evening free, so I was able to iron out the final issues and release the site.

Question of the Day

When was the last time you finished something and felt that warming sense of accomplishment that makes you pump your fists into the air and act silly (only if no one is looking, right? ;) )?

10 thoughts on “LindenAMueller.com Goes Live

  1. Pingback: Linden’s Full Site Goes Live!

    • xgravity23

      12 Nov on 2008 at 13:55

      @Linden’s Full Site Goes Live! – Maybe we can look at it this way: I’m giving you something to write about for NaBloPoMo! :) And I appreciate the link lovin’. Plus, now that I have a WP blog, the trackbacks appear in the comments section of each post, so you’re building links to your site too, which is good for you SEO. (This is something new for you to learn about website. :) )

  2. Teresa B

    09 Nov on 2008 at 11:33

    Congratulations on going live. Your site looks great! I can tell you put a lot of time and talent into it. I have been working on my sites all weekend, too. I need to pick up a few technical skills from you!

    • xgravity23

      09 Nov on 2008 at 14:39

      @Teresa B
      Thanks! Can’t wait to see what you do with your sites, which already look great, BTW! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

  3. ww

    09 Nov on 2008 at 7:23

    Congratulations on a compliant site! That is the most impressive thing on the list to me. :)

    • xgravity23

      09 Nov on 2008 at 14:39

      Thanks! It is definitely very important.

  4. lifestudent

    09 Nov on 2008 at 5:24

    YOU GOT YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DONE??????????? Wow. You might be my hero.

    • xgravity23

      09 Nov on 2008 at 14:40

      Note: I have all my American Christmas shopping done… we still have most of the shopping for the German fam to do. *sigh*

  5. Lorraine

    08 Nov on 2008 at 23:59

    HUZZAH!! Congrats on going live and thanks for the nod! ;-)

    • xgravity23

      09 Nov on 2008 at 14:41

      Thanks! It feels great to finally publish the site we’ve been working on. And thanks again for all your hard work on my beautiful header!