14 Oct 2004 elanthis   » (Journeyer)


I've been getting a lot of work done on the KANAR web site. I'm the main coder, and somewhat minorly a designer, of the new site. It's been a lot of fun. I'm not sure why, but working on it seems more fun than working on one of my real-job sites, even though it's doing the *exact same thing*. I'm thinking it might be the meetings. Real live, face-to-face meetings, with other coders and designers, who are all competent at what they do. I sit there on my iBook hacking on the site (and actually listening and responding to the meeting conversation - I'm getting damned good at that) while the content managers go over the stuff they need to see online, the designers go over some cool design ideas, and I code up whatever they happen to be discussing without them knowing it and showing them a functional demo by the time they're done. ;-)

If you're wondering why AweMUD work has slowed, that's why right there. I just have a few more main bits of the site that I personally need to hammer out (being the only real coder at the moment; the other coder is also our manager until the end of the year, and he's swamped with management stuff), and then the designers and content managers can handle most of the work from there on out.

I'd also like to give some "mad props" to Jesse, one of our two designers and also a personal friend, who came up with a gorgeous and theme-fitting main design for the site. He's also going to be doing a lot of various graphics, like portraits of some of the characters using the same art-style and color scheme as the site graphics, and tons of other various little tid bits. The site really does look amazing.

It'll hopefully go live in a couple months, and then I can show it off. ^_^

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