Site History 2009
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December 4, 2009:
So I've started two new programs under WeirdSpace. One is a database for looking up publications. I'm not going to focus much on the U.S. comics. Other sites have that part covered quite well. Danish and German comics however are not covered all that well, so in the spirit of adding something new to the Internet, that is where I've started. I just finished the first part of the Danish comics, getting basic info out there. Now comes the details. The German comics are only getting started. I've got the basic structure done and will presumably start uploading in a week or so. The second project is public domain stories. It's fairly new, and I'm not entirely sure where I'm going with that part of the site. Google and Project Gutenberg have the english publications covered quite well, but other languages like Danish are somewhat sparsely covered, so again, in the spirit of WeirdSpace, that is where I've started. It's still very new and I'm still working on making things look right.
September 13, 2009:
Haven't had the time to work on the site like I usually do. After I did the Mr. Men characters, I wanted a break from those characters, but they are very popular, so I've started on the Little Miss series. Last time I added the characters as I got the pictures done, but it was very time consuming in regards to updating the existing bios. This time I've started with the basics on all the Little Miss characters and uploaded those. As I get the info and pictures I'll add this to the pages.
April 10, 2009:
The new menu system allowed for having links and logos in the menu pane and still look cool, so while I implemented the final version of the drop down menu, I also put in the random selection of publishers to be shown. Later I've also started adding a hard coded links and logos to the specific publishers or official sites for the characters, if they are still in business.
March 1, 2009:
February 23, 2009:
Back in December I tried changing the site layout to something more like a modern wiki-site. Google promply rewarded this with a sharp drop in visitors to almost none. Yay!... I have yet to understand why. I did succeed in getting the number of visits from Google up again for a while, but fumbling around like this is annoying a counter productive in regards to what I'm trying to do. So, new design once again.
January 14, 2009:
Overhauls... gotta love them... I tried ShareThis, and the idea seemed like a really good one at them time. Almost no-one bookmarked pages, I think there were 3 or 4 bookmarks in all, and getting in to see the results was insanely slow, and at times I couldn't access the data. I'm sure for some sites it's a great idea, but for this site... What a waste of time and bandwidth. I also tried having a forum on the site. Quite a lot of viewers and spammers. No-one wanted to participate in any discussions, but the reviews had a lot of readers, and one of the daily chores was to remove spam. Out went the forum and I'll be adding a review section to the site. Accessing the forum was also a royal pain. The server was unstable and slow. I don't know what they are doing a IX Webhosting, but the server stability has really sucked in the time I've used them. According to Google Stats, the access time for my site has dropped around 50% by going back to One's servers, and the access time has become stable. That was not the case at IX. Speaking of Google Stats. New java script for the tracking code. Guess who has to change the codes on all the pages... I'm so happy... *sigh*
January 4, 2009:
So... 2009... Wonder what will happen this year. I found one of the Mr. Men books this christmas (Mr. Clumsy). Quite a lot of fun to see those little guys again. Fætterfolket as they are called in Denmark is one of the funny ideas I remember from my childhood. They were never a big thing in Denmark, and today they are almost forgotten, but they made an impression on me, for some reason. I found some of the old cartoons on the Internet. Great stuff. Simple entertaining stories told with a British accent... Hilarious. I simply had to show the characters here on WeirdSpace, so I'm working on them right now.