Site Journal

August 15, 2014
Added two new categories: Science and Sports!

June 30, 2014
Added an HTML 5 audio player to the page for any audio images.

June 24, 2014
Added a polling system for visitors to vote on various things in any articles.  This should increase site interaction.

June 21, 2014
Added a column plugin that should allow for great articles that would benefit from columns, such as any to do with comparing and contrasting.

Thanks to Mike for taking some weight off my shoulders.  He added in a better, more functional Sound Cloud Applet for us to dispay our podcast entries.  Expect to see it in action next Saturday!

June 18, 2014
Podcast Outline:

  • Intro Song
  • Categories
  • Outro Song
  • Natural transitions mixed with hard transitions
  • Need to find a timer
  • Work on the beginning of the podcast
  • Need to find resources before recording (Make Outline Page)

Began the foundational work for the JCH Podcast.  Discussions with Michael about what we should do.  Tested Ventrillo out, we may test out Skype later.

June 17, 2014
New rule on rolling the d10.  If I roll the same number three times in a row, I am rerolling until I get a different number.  I rolled three 6’s in a row and that was three articles in the Product Review Section, and purposefully swapped publishing dates to mix up the content some.

June 16, 2014
Spent several hours figuring out an issue with images. Image sizes were being readjusted to sizes that affected the quality of the site. Upon deactivating the Jetpack plugin in WordPress, the issue disappeared.

June 15, 2014
The launching post actually launched today and not the actual 16th.  For some reason, the time for publishing date relies on UTC hours and not the actual time the WordPress site is set to.  I guess 8:00 PM the night before the actual publishing date is acceptable.  So, I will be writing content to keep update each night at 8:00 PM CST.  This means Friday and Saturday nights will not see new content.  Oh well, I have set the pace!

Well, I couldn’t find my actual dice set, so I am using this dice program at http://www.wizards.com/dnd/dice/dice.htm.  This will make it impossible to lose the dice!

10 category banners are completed, representing each of the ten categories the site will focus on.  Banner images will likely change if I get a knackerin’ to draw up some new artwork, just assume the current ones are placeholders until then.

The site uses a special plugin that implements image widgets into whatever menu bar the designer likes.  The plugin is found at http://wordpress.org/plugins/image-widget/ it is very simple to use, and only requires you to understand menu and widget manipulation.

June 10, 2014
Redesigned site.  Used a child page to center JCH and move some menus around where I wanted them.  Also removed some links standard WordPress installations add, and I added a new header.

The page header will likely randomly change.  I like the idea of a different headers each time the site loads.