one thing i hope to do a lot more of in the coming days/weeks/months is is web work: specifically design, but a bit of site-building as well. frankly, i just really enjoy creating CSS templates and such. furthermore, having created a few crisp designs will look good on my resume, especially if i want to get some kind of job working online.
first up, i have a brand new design for awia news! gone is old "static" background, which was kind of cool but—let's face it—extremely distracting. this new design has no animation. but it does incorporate a couple new tricks i've been playing around with, such as a "false" second background and headers that jut out from the margins. it arguably still looks a little busy at 800x600, but you shouldn't browse at 800x600 anyway if you can avoid it... once i get out of this office, i won't go back to 800x600 browsing except for testing purposes.
comments? complaints? bugs? i was having some fairly bizarre bugs in IE at first, but i believe they've been fixed, at least in IE6.
in the coming hours/days i will update the other AWIA pages to comply to this new design, or some variation of it. it's also likely the design will get at least a couple more tweaks before i'm through, so don't be surprised if things start changing unexpectedly.
after that's finished, there are other pages to build or redesign, like badtaste4life (the design has been finished for awhile, but there isn't much actual content yet), and virago has suggested i could redesign the AIDS african awareness campaign website that she administers. maybe i'll do something for ground zero, the tattoo parlor where bobby vomit works. i'm still pretty satisfied with the design for my own blog (the one you're reading), so redesigning that is low priority and probably won't happen unless i come up with something i really love. i would happily create a new design for the bobby vomit blawg, though (if bobby is interested). it's basically the same design as this one (but with louder colors), and i'd rather show a bit of variety, a bit of versatility, rather than have a bunch of designs that are largely the same.¶