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December 04, 2011
Doing a website again is becoming a learning experience. It's been a few years since I was actively working on one so I'm trying to learn a lot of new things all at once. I've already redesigned one of the pages (the articles page) because I just didn't like the layout or appearance of it. I think it was an improvement but it's still not exactly what I'm looking for. I'm really digging in to CSS and trying to get a firm grasp on what it can do so I can make things work the way I want them to. That page will probably be the first page that will be programmed with CSS. Right now, it's just standard HTML.

My hope is that, through doing this page for fun, that I will be a much better web designer in the end.

 

November 24, 2011
A few things are brewing with CornZine right now. We finally have a mailing address so we can receive music to review (CornZine, PO Box 751, Barboursville, WV 25504) and a few things are popping on the site right now. The reviews page is coming along slowly. We're not really getting sent much at this point since we're kind of a "new" zine to a lot of people.

Learning a new programming language, when you don't have a great deal of free time, isn't easy. I'm doing it, but it will take a bit. Most of the site will wind up being programmed with CSS, I think, before it's all said and done. There's a lot of design that's left to do too.

One of the things on the old site that I really enjoyed revisiting over and over again was the "Fun Stuff" section. I would forget about things on there and then read them a couple of years later and still laugh. That's coming back REALLY soon. It will grow constantly, just like the last one did.

More later. I thin it's time to get to work on the Fun Stuff page right now. Happy Thanksgiving to all the people in the States today. Happy Thursday to everyone else!

 

October 3, 2011
CornZine is back! We had to fight and then throw down $100 to get the actual "cornzine.com" domain name back, much less spend some more money elsewhere, but we did it. This site was around for quite a few years until it shut down in 2008. I basically shut it down because I wasn't devoting enough time to it anymore. Now, I just sleep less, so that works out that I have more time to fill up.

This new version of CornZine is very basic at this point. Even the programming and design is simple, but it's all done deliberately. My goal is to keep building content and constantly be working in the background to improve things, some of which no one will ever know about but myself. The more organized the site is in the places that you don't see, the more organized it will be in the places you DO see.

We're still stuck with no mailing address because getting a PO box is, the last time I checked, $100 a year. None of us just have money sitting around so we're hoping to get some donations in order to get the PO box so we can start receiving review materials.

We have a lot of ideas, some of which aren't anything like the things we did before. Hopefully everyone will be into it. We'll see. Let us know how you feel about the site on our Facebook page.

 
 
 


added 10.03.11

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