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!)
Vermin King: That would explain why 'Photos' loaded slower this weekend. It was 'improved'
May 26, 2020 8:07:25 GMT -9
wyvern: It wasn't some fresh Windows "improvement" then... I noticed the icon for the MS image viewer, "Photos", changed a few days back as well. Doesn't seem to have changed the app, as far as I can tell. Yet.
May 26, 2020 4:26:25 GMT -9
lightning: Glad that only a restart was involved. I wouldn't have the energy to much more today :-)
May 26, 2020 3:01:39 GMT -9
Vermin King: I had a scare and a half. Went to open a pdf for the first time today and nothing happened. Checked All Programs and saw that Reader updated on 05/23. Restarting fixed it. Whew
May 25, 2020 10:56:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9