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Version 6: Past, Present, and Future

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Debuted On February 4th, 2006

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Photoshop Elements 2.0
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Fonts: Excellentia in excelsis, Verdana

Layout Structure

  • Iframe contained in a div
  • Iframe div absolutely positioned over the background image
  • Image map navigation

New Techniques

  • Lots and LOTS of image editing in Photoshop
  • Attempt at matching the iframe to the reflecting pool
  • 1-pixel-wide repeating horizontal gradient image


  • Ideally, I wanted to "shape" the iframe so that the content only scrolled within the reflecting pool area itself, but I couldn't figure out how to do that, so I Photoshopped in a dark, rectangular semitransparent box over the pool and called it a day. LOL
  • I heavily edited the girl's dress to be more modest, and edited out the darker reflection in the pool.
  • For version 6, my theme was "Otherworldly Ladies"--I had a mermaid on my collective page, and a butterfly girl on my fanlistings page.
  • I designed seven other Version 6s; this is the one that won out!
  • This layout got a couple of negative comments from some snobby designers, but it was the best I could do at the time, given that I'm self-taught in graphic design as well.