The Ajenda Creativity Engine

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The Ajenda Creativity Engine is a self-promotional Flash animation I did for Ajenda Interactive Media. It won first place (category: Entertainment/Games) in Chicago’s Association for Multimedia Communication’s first annual FlashFest.

Flash Lives on at the Internet Archive

You can view the animation using their incredible Flash emulator.

Dummy Image Bookmarklet

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This afternoon I came up with a handy little bookmarklet (or favlet) that uses the site to create a place holder graphic. Simply drag the following link to the button bar of your browser:

Dummy Image

Here’s the code:

<a href="javascript:var q=window.prompt('Dimensions XxY (for example 640x480)');if(q){void(''+q))}else{void(0);};">Dummy Image</a>

When you click the bookmark it will prompt you to input image dimensions. Use the format, WIDTHxHEIGHT (for example 640×480) and a new window should open up with a downloadable GIF with those exact dimensions.

Drupal Update

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Well, I just updated the core version of the Drupal CMS on the Pages of Fun from 6.12 to 6.13 and it went pretty smoothly. One thing that I did discover is that it pays to update all your modules before doing the core update. I had earlier tried to update and the system completely failed on install because of a problem with the out-of-date Admin Menu module. Only a complete reversion to the backed up files saved me. Backing up is ever so very important in this whole process. Anyhow, I am really loving Drupal and I hope to build more sites with it in the future.

Pages o’ Fun Version 5.6 – 2015-2019

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Another incremental update to the theme. This time it’s mostly behind-the-scenes changes (I learned how to program styles in SASS). But there are a couple of minor tweaks to form items and some new CSS3 effects.

Then in 2019 I decided to upgrade to Drupal 8. Here’s what the site looked like just before I made the switch:

Pages o’ Fun Version 5.5 – 2011-2015

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This is yet another iteration of the previous design. By 2011 I had a much better understanding of how templating worked in Drupal and made a somewhat slicker template that adhered to 960 grid-style layout. Sometime during this period I did an upgrade to Drupal 7 and had to reworked the layout to be compatible with 7. In the process I made the site mobile-friendly with a responsive design.

Pages of Fun: Version 1.0 1997-1998

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Wow! This page is pretty clunky looking. Although I think there was briefly a version before this which didn’t use frames, this is the initial version of my pages. I like the puke-inducing pastel colors (seriously). I still enjoy the raw, whos gives a crap about usabilty feel of this version, and the oversized, safe-for-toddlers navigation. Otherwise..eccchh!