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Website Redesign, 2013 Edition

If you’re a frequent visitor of my website (and why would you be, honestly?) you might have noticed that the site’s look has changed a bit over the last few days.

Well, as you might’ve guessed, I’ve updated the website’s theme again, and will be continuing to make improvements and adjustments over the coming days / weeks. This is an effort to both make the website more clear, as well as take it away from the stark look it had since the last revision. A spring cleaning, with a little bit of fashion, if you will.

If you happen upon something that looks weird drop me a note and I’ll check it out. Thanks, and I hope everyone enjoys the new look!

Catching Up…

So it’s been a while since my last blog post, eh?

Well, let’s ignore the fact that this seems to be a recurring theme here at Marty Blog lately, and do a bit of catching up.  A lot has happened since the last time I posted anything here, and as always, I’ve got a lot to say about things.

Rather than putting it all in one big topic that nobody wants to read, I’m going to write up a series of posts in (what I hope will be) rapid succession that cover everything and make my blog even beefier, simultaneously.

Sound good?  I hope so!  Stay on the lookout for updates in the coming hours / days!

New Games & Programs Page

In lieu of making any actual posts in February, I’ve been working on getting my old, outdated games page set up on the blog, and I’m just about done with it.  All that’s needed to do is add a few more games to the list, dress things up a bit, and maybe convert all the old games to GM8.  You can find the link to the new page in the header menu, or by clicking here.

And yes, I’ve also been working on the Reflect Games re-design again.  It’s slow-going, as always, but it’s coming.  CSS always gets me down when it comes to turning a Photoshop comp into a working design, but I’m getting better at it.  There’s a lot to like about CSS, and in my opinion, a lot to hate too.

Anyway, I just wanted to explain my absence and point out the new section above – hopefully this turns out to be a better home for my games than the old site.  I’ll be shutting that site off and linking the “games” subdomain to that page soon. Consolidation is good.

Happy Holidays

Well, that last post was a doozy.  A bit of a hard act to follow, eh?

Jokes aside, that last post really was partially to blame for my recent hiatus from posting here.  After the fallout over the old-new Game Maker logo settled, the dust cleared, and (some of) the anger subsided, YoYo Games stated that they’d be open to suggestions for altering the new logo.  So I helped produce a topic on the Game Maker Community to get everyone’s suggestions in one place, and we eventually ended up putting logos to vote and submitting them to YYG as the community’s official suggestions.

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The July Hiatus

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Has it really been an entire month since I’ve posted here?  it honestly doesn’t seem like it.  I’ve visited the blog frequently (every day), and though I’ve had a lot of ideas for things I’ve wanted to post, and have even written a fair amount of half-finished articles, I never got around to posting much of it all.

I guess I’ve been a bit busy.  Not enough to completely excuse me from my absence here, but pretty busy.  Since I feel like I owe an explanation to anyone who’s been visiting the site and wondering what happened to me, I’ll briefly run through everything I’ve been up to.

To kick things off, I got myself a new bike a little over a month ago.  My girlfriend and I have enjoyed going for walks on the roads and trails near our apartment since we moved here, and we both thought it would be fun to have bikes to better take advantage of the bike paths, as well as for a simple form of local transportation.  So far, it’s been a lot of fun to be able to hop on a bike and jet around the area for a bit, and it’s also been a good amount of exercise.  So long as the weather stays reasonable, I’m sure we’ll be doing this for many months to come this year (if not the entire year).

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