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bio website hittingtreeswithsticks.com
location Connecticut
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seen May 4 at 16:17

My interests:

Comedy and Art:

I decided back in March/April, 2012 to combine Comedy with Art and start writing/drawing my own comics.

Web Development:

I wanted my own unique place to share these comics, so I started learning PHP to create my own website- Hitting Trees with Sticks.com, which I recently launched. Big thanks to the the Stackoverflow community for all of your guidance and encouragement.

Mandarin Chinese: (Moderator♦ on Chinese SE)

I've also been learning Mandarin Chinese for 6 years and have spent some time over in Taiwan (5 months) and Beijing (2 weeks). I was given the opportunity to provide interpretation for General Electric at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. To give back to StackExchange, I've recently become active in helping out on the Chinese Language and Usage site (http://chinese.stackexchange.com/).


Apr
19
asked Corrupted PSD file
Apr
17
comment Components of a site that might cause imitation concerns
@LaurenIpsum What do you mean "Try something not handwritten"? How can I do that and still keep the site with its comic'y feel?
Apr
17
asked Components of a site that might cause imitation concerns
Jan
16
awarded  Commentator
Jan
16
comment How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
@Scott okay, but template 1 doesn't give me any room for links to other sites, or ads, etc. Also, I'm having trouble placing the search. I think it looks awkward right beneath the header... I could place it right above the footer. The thing with search is, it will return comic thumbnail results in that div, and not results on another page (you can test out on my website). Any thoughts?
Jan
16
comment How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
@DA01 I think DA01 mistyped.
Jan
16
awarded  Editor
Jan
16
comment How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
@Scott Okay, added above. Is there any other way to design besides following a grid pattern? Enlighten :D Also, which of the two templates do you prefer, if any?
Jan
16
revised How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
added 2413 characters in body
Jan
15
comment How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
@Scott hey, I've added my redesigned templates below as an answer. What do you think?
Jan
10
comment How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
@plainclothes I would but... 1) Isn't it quite expensive? 2) I'm not confident a web designer would be able to capture how I want the site to look better than I can 3) I am building the site as a learning experience.
Jan
10
comment How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
I added the breadcrumbs because I couldn't get the current page to stay highlighted, so that was a quick fix to let users know where they are. 3D frame as I am now thinking definitely distract, but it'd be cool to have some sort of background. I may put a category color (similar to theoatmeal.com) for each individual category. I chose that typographic style because I liked the font "Stanberry", but I guess it's childish. Thank you for your comments!
Jan
10
comment How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
@Scott Okay, thanks for all of your help! I'll work on all of those things and maybe repost when I'm done. I'm trying to make my comics more popular.. I think the comics are okay, but the website might be dragging it down.
Jan
10
accepted How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
Jan
10
awarded  Student
Jan
10
comment How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
@Scott Okay cool. I was user javascript to handle key input and load a new image from a javascript array, and PushState to update the URL, so I wasn't really loading a new page. If I use the lightbox, will I be able to attach comments and like buttons to each comic? Or will this viewer just display the comic? Also, Do you think the current design, being 90s-ish, is a bad thing? Should I go more modern if Im just showing comics? What do you think?
Jan
10
comment How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
@John Ok. I guess I was going for that unique "homegrown" look by drawing custom keyboard buttons. But I don't want that to take away from the design as a whole.
Jan
10
comment How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
Wow, Scott- Thanks for the detailed response! As for pushing everything to the edge of the window, I guess I was trying to go for utilizing as much space as possible... going for the reddit look, but I guess it's better to go for a more TheOatmeal.com approach. Also, do I really need a comic viewer if the user can already scroll left and right using the keyboard? I wanted to keep it comic'y/cartoony, and was thinking a comic viewer may be too "Serious"... idk.
Jan
10
awarded  Supporter
Jan
10
asked How to not make my website have a “1990's” look