Today was primarily working with the skeleton of the new website as well as fighting with Nginx, who kept wanting to give me a file to download on Firefox. I imagine that I will end up flushing my cache on that one, which will be a little disappointing but should solve the problem. At least that problem.
I have a few of the images ready for use, but not all of them. I also have a basic idea of what I want to create, and I have considered wireframing it in GMIP, but that is going to be a little bit of work that I'm not certain I want to undertake just yet. Depending on how tonight goes at work, I might go ahead and get it done. We'll see. I have about an hour from writing this before I have to get to all of that.
So what I have right now is a quite rinky-dink list of the sections with vague background colours I won't be using but let me know just how good I am doing in the most general sense. The other part of this challenge I am liking quite a bit is now reaching out and meeting fellow people that are participating in the challenge, as well as the folks over at SSIW (Say Something In Welsh). I've missed Aran. I'll admit it. I just like that guy and believe in what he's doing.
The takeaway for today, that did end up a little on the frustrating side is that I am going to get there on both challenges. It is going to take some good work and time put into both, however, I am confident that the results will be astronomically worth it.
So enough of the happy chit-chat and feels. I should probably outline what I am doing. This is a development blog, after all.
the base design
I am roughly breaking this into three workable sections, first a mast that will provide a nice front image as I have over on the blog that provides the first image response for the site. I haven't decided yet whether I want to stay with the more Cymru landscape concept for that or the more cyberpunk technical aspect. I have quite a few images I can play with until I find the one that stirs me.
The second set is what I call "the quad". It is four images that represent four different things in the whm family. Both of the BBS systems, my Discord server, and what will soon be my Discourse server. I will be changing the font faces for these, and will most likely carry them over to the various platforms for the sake of continuity.
My design for these is to have the buttons in closest proximity to each other on the inside corner, and the names of the sites on the outside corners. In this manner, one must take the whole four-image sequence in together at once.
The third section is one that I plan on being heavy on Font Awesome 5. It should run in a horizontal line, comprised of three sections, the first being the server technologies whm is using, next, the major platforms I specialise in, and the final being a decent list of my social media accounts.
Then it will be time to see what else I can bring to the site.
But that was today's work. On to tomorrow!