The news scroll-box on the front page appears blank. When I highlight it and the text above it, it appears that you've posted white on white?
NM, you already fixed it while I was visiting all your links!
Every link is working well. A few _very_ minor things:
- Can you hotlink the links in the paragraph "One Monk Dot Com back online" - Can you choose another colour for the "Papermodel Showcase Archive" tag than the blue that is the old standard for linkable text? - Similarly, can you change the emphasis for "Under New Management / (please excuse the construction)" from underlined red (another standard clue for linkable text) to bold red instead? - Okumarts' was the only one you had linked to his actual products rather than his producer page (i.e. his forums or his tumblr, etc.). It seems odd, but that might be the way he wanted? - Scarecrows Paper Models links to Wayne Peters' 3D Modelling, Sculpting and Texturing, Next Gen Surfacing, Digital Painting and Illustration, Line Art, but sadly no Papercraft... does he have a more relevant link? Or has he given it up? - In the product pages, you have two nearly-identical images linking to Cyborg Slaughterers when only one is needed
There, your/my OCD tendencies are satisfied. See, told you they were minor.
One MAJOR thing is...
YAY! You _already have_ all the Halloween props I was struggling with! I'd never seen or heard of them before, and am so thrilled!!! Now I can focus on the tileset I was going to do to begin with... too late for the Hoard, but not too late for fun!
Vermin King: Yeah, I'm having the same problem, also using IE.
Squirmy: You did ask... The top line of drop-down menus on the homepage is different to those on the other pages, and not all are functional - so "Heroes" isn't working, "Townsfolk" goes to a page of (selected?) downloads, "Monsters" goes to (I think) the main bases page, "Undead" goes to a page titled "Base size / Formation Width x Depth", "Warbands" goes to a page with a ghoul design tutorial and four template/eyeline sheets on, while "Forum" brings you to the CWF homepage (so at least the really important item's working OK!). All these links except "Forum" are in a smaller blue serif font; "Forum" is in a white sans-serif one.
The right-hand column of links looks a bit odd. The heading (?) "Figures & Models" comes after the MiP and F&T links, but above the rest, while the "Finger & Toe" link is very blurred, as if it's a low-res scan. Everything below the heading down as far as Gwindel Figurines seems to be left-aligned, but everything south of that's centred.
A lot of the links in the left-hand column seem to be in a too small font that's slightly blurred for everything except the underlined dates listed for "Forum Hoards"; haven't had time to try any of the actual links yet, plus I can't even read a couple of them near the end of the column due to the expanse of orange from the oddity Vermin King drew attention to.
Also finding some of the pages are unusually slow to load, though that could be due to the general wip status, of course. Either that or everyone's trying to acces the site together
No improvement, I'm afraid. The page is OK for a brief period after refreshing, two to five seconds max, then it simply reverts to "the orange mess", as if it's somehow inherently unstable. Bottom line is if it was OK, it wouldn't need refreshing at all - especially as when I first go to the page new, it's in its "mess" state. Don't recall coming across anything quite like this elsewhere using this version of IE, so I'd guess it's some kind of basic error in the coding that's easily overlooked.
Happy to confirm the homepage looks fine now with IE!
Agree with mproteau on the general blurriness in places - everything except the "Mayhem in Paper" graphic in both left and right columns looks at least a little out of focus. (I have my reading glasses on too!).
The colours seem likely OK, but perhaps try changing to a sans-serif font, like that used in the central orange scroll boxes. Possibly making the font size larger might help instead/too.
When I clicked-and-dragged the cursor across the page, there are two white-on-white labels "One Monk Miniatures" behind "Tabletop Gaming News", and "Tabletop Gaming News" above the third (lowest) orange box in the centre column. Reason I did this was I could see some odd breaks in the top line of that third box's edge.
I'm OK with the colors. For a font... What's the font used on the bar below the menus and the "Participated" button? That's a nice, small font. Or the font used here on the buttons for posting things - the "Add image to post" and "Add Attachment" buttons. That's a nice font. Definitely something Sans Serif.
Oh - Right there on the OneMonk home page - the menus for the different sections. That's a fine font. Just drop it down a couple points.
Another suggestion - put some padding inside the orange boxes that link to the One Monk and Tabletop Gaming News. That orange with white text is a bit much, too, for me personally, but it's not something I can offer suggestions on while making breakfast for my kids... Maybe later today...
Underneath Scenery, you should include a link or two, so it doesn't appear empty. I'd be sure to include the wonderful Halloween set that Jim did - are you able/planning to put it up on OneBookshelf? I think that'd be an excellent entry point for new customers, as I'm sure I'm not the only one planning a Halloween-themed game or two this month. And it'd be an awesome one for OneBookshelf to showcase as their freebie of the week. (mesper - your pumpkin man too!)
"onemonk.com is getting closer to completion; the majority of the free downloads from the skilled hand of Jim Hartman and the Forum Hoards from 2008-212 are up." 1) 2012 2) could you say the "skilled hands of Jim Hartman and the Cardboard Warriors Forum Hoards"? Being somewhat new here, I'm not sure when it was One Monk Forum and then became Cardboard Warriors, but any mention of this forum is likely to bring benefit to all...
(Sorry to add to your to-do list - you've been doing a great job so far, despite the persnickty interface you have to deal with website-wise. TYVM!)
woosh: also, where can i find cool ships and mechs? im looking particularly for any spider tanks or spider mechs. ive seen the site with all the mechwarrior papercrafts and ive made a couple of those but none of them are especially spider-like
Apr 7, 2019 12:38:49 GMT -9
woosh: ebbles sent me here when i asked about his ud41 utility dropship, and that hed seen a mod that had 4 engines, which id like to try
Apr 7, 2019 12:37:22 GMT -9
woosh: i was typing up a thread and it said it was too big. soooo whatever
Apr 7, 2019 12:36:03 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sorry, long day yesterday ...
Apr 7, 2019 4:37:09 GMT -9
woosh: is anyone currently online?
Apr 6, 2019 19:10:30 GMT -9
woosh: hello! i am new. im currently typing up a thread in the 'say hi' forum
Apr 6, 2019 19:09:52 GMT -9
okumarts: ANYONE can do it!
Apr 2, 2019 9:46:48 GMT -9
chiefasaur: Sweet tutorial! Now I know how to make paper minis ;P
Apr 1, 2019 19:15:04 GMT -9
oldschooldm: Yup. More power to anyone who tries it. It will only whet the appetite for people who want paper minis that were designed to be paper minis. :-) Fronts and Backs FOREVER! :-) [... it's bait, don't bite it! ... ]
Mar 25, 2019 8:13:22 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9