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Announcements

This is an announcements archive. Any post older than ~1 month will be placed here.

October

03 October 2022: Cleaned up some of the Resources pages in terms of layout and organisation.

01 October 2022: Added a Search button on the homepage which uses Ecosia. Set the navigation guide at the top of each page to hidden until I can add aria-label: hidden to it.

September

29 September 2022: Merged the Anime and Manga artwork galleries into one, Anime & Manga and reorganised some of the other pages so images were being interrupted less by text. Also, added new pixel art!

25 September 2022: Added a new page to Fun Stuff called Cute Gifs which includes a collection of hamster, anime, kao-ani, and miscellaneous animated GIFs I found through GifCities.

22 September 2022: Updated the Dithering Brushes page with a Krita pixel art brush set free to download.

18 September 2022: Organised Freebies into separate categories. Added the direct download link for the dithering brushes (zip) in Dithering Brushes, along with uploaded images which zoom in on PC98 pixel art examples to show how they use dithering.

17 September 2022: Added a new section The Jukebox with a page called The Haunted Chapel. It shares some YouTube video links to video game music which have an eerie, haunted feeling.

11 September 2022: Reorganised the Software and Books pages to have subcategories and added a 'here' indicator on the nav bar when visiting pages.

09 September 2022: Moved Veganism and Web Manifesto to About Me. Re-wrote the About Me page and added a new page The Science Hub where I talk about open science, ethical science, dream science, and a bit about my graduate studies. Also, updated the Links page with some new banners.

05 September 2022: Added new pixel art (Rika PC-98 animation with music and vocal dialogue) and uploaded the Pixel Glade website banner to that page as well.

01 September 2022: Added a Skip to Main Content link on every page, so keyboard users can skip the navigation panel to arrive directly at the main content. I also removed Favorites from the Misc navigation bar and put it under Fun Stuff. Here's a link to some HTML/CSS code to add a Skip to Main Content link to your website.

August

28 August 2022: Removed the hyperlink to Dokodemo on Web Manifesto since that page was taken down from Neocities. Additionally, re-styled the Announcements Archive to use drop-down buttons so that page is less a wall of text and more a nice arrangement of buttons and text.

21 August 2022: Added two indian curries to Vegan Recipes, a Dal Makhani and a Moong Dal.

13 August 2022: Made a new website collection Accessibility Resources which includes links to accessibility guidelines, podcasts, image description and tactile graphics information and learning resources, a colour contrast checker, braille directories, and a resource to make Twitter show missing alt text and make alt text easier to write.

06 August 2022: Updated the Illustration page with old painting studies, pen and ink drawings, and some of my Inktober 2017 drawings.

July

29 July 2022: Archived the last blog post from Wordpress on my blog. It's a perspective tutorial on drawing different patterend floor tiles in perspective as used in baroque and renaissance paintings.

24 July 2022: Archived a blog post from Wordpress on my blog. It's about using perspective projection to put squares and other square-like objects into perspective with accurate dimensions.

17 July 2022: Joined the Null Webring. There's a navigation tab at the bottom of the homepage. I joined because there are some sites on there I like, I like the retro aesthetic of the webring, and generally they seem like a cool bunch of people.

14 July 2022: Fixed some alignment issues in the Blog Post. Got the post to be archived in zonelets too! :)

13 July 2022: Archived a blog post from Wordpress on Architectural Perspective on My Blog. Some to-be-resolved technical difficulties with formatting and archiving the post with zonelets.

12 July 2022: Added Twitter Art Raffle code to Freebies.

08 July 2022: Added a Pecan Pie recipe.

04 July 2022: Added 2px tracking to the Pixel Glade heading and added a few Guide links to Veganism.

03 July 2022: Added a link on the navigation bar to the Blog.

June

12 June 2022: Finished uploading the fanfiction Ash Ketchum vs Climate Change to Fun Stuff. Added a section Games to Favorite Things.

11 June 2022: Added a Pokemon fanfiction Ash Ketchum vs Climate Change to Fun Stuff.

06 June 2022: New Links page under Misc so banners to other Neocities sites and my banner will live there. Also redid the navigation bar so there are less items on it. Web Nostalgia re-organised into Fun Stuff and the My Artwork panel is now under About Me.

May

22 May 2022: New Vegan Recipes including a Refried Bean and Avocado Wrap, Vegan Feta, Vegan Spanakopita, and a Baking section with Chocolate and Nut Bars.

15 May 2022: I set up some internal links across the art-related pages.

14 May 2022: A 88x31px banner is now on the homepage. Until I set up the affiliate links page it will hang out here. I also updated Web Nostalgia with some links to the original gifs and also added an Anki Flashcard deck for figure drawing to Freebies.

08 May 2022: Added Art Resources, a page you can navigate to from Resources > Websites. I expanded the website list for art reference and resources, including perspective tutorials and more.

07 May 2022: Updated Resources > Vegan Recipes with two lentil recipes: one a carrot and lentil soup and the other is an orange greek salad. Let me know if you try any recipes I've posted! More to come.

01 May 2022: Added Favorites Lists > Fav Manga and Fav Anime and updated the Sitemap.

April

30 April 2022: The Artwork > Graphic Design page is now live and I added some more recent artwork to Illustration and finally added the Sitemap.

24 April 2022: The Artwork > Illustration page is now live though more recent works (2021-2022) will be added soon. I also added some older artwork to the Anime and Manga pages.

23 April 2022: I updated the Vegan Recipes page and added content to the Misc > Web Nostalgia and Misc > Music page. I also made an Announcements Archive so to avoid clogging the homepage. More content still to come.

19 April 2022: I reworded the About > Web Manifesto to be a bit less ranty but also importantly added a new article to that page called From My to Me by Olia Lialina. A highly recommended read about the rise and fall of Geocities and the impact this has had on ownership of content on the web.

18 April 2022: I added Resources > Books, and replaced the break tags between link sections on the Websites and Software pages with closing paragraph tags because I was finding it hard to read. I also added the Copyright page, so there are some guidelines if you would like to copy the HTML/CSS of this site. Misc > Favorites Lists finally has an entry Favorites Lists > Favorite Books!

17 April 2022: Newly active pages include Artwork > Manga, Artwork > Anime, and Artwork > Pixel Art. Added recipes to Resources > Vegan Recipes, and more to come!

16 April 2022 (02): Currently active pages include About Me > Web Manifesto, Veganism, My Work, and Contact Me. Additionally, Resources > Software, Websites, and Freebies. Finally, Misc > Guestbook is available. I also noticed my site has 300+ views on day one which is amazing to me - thank you for your interest!

16 April 2022: Loaded the homepage to Neocities to test the layout on different platforms. URLs and website content are currently inactive, please keep an eye out for the next update.