My First Game

As a professional web developer, who got into computers because of games, it’s crazy to think it has taken me so long to make one of my own.  It’s a port of the party game Celebrity. Never heard of it? That’s ok, it’s pretty simple (Rules).

Be nice to it, it’s still needs a lot of polish, but the core is there.

Celebrity – Site

Updating your product category descriptions in AspDotNetStorefront

If you do not have a lot of technical experience making changes to AspDotNetStorefront, or any digital storefront can be daunting. Luckily, AspDotNetStorefront makes it easy to update your product category descriptions. This tutorial aims to help anyone that wants to be able to make small day-to-day updates to their site on their own.

Here we have this site, and we to update the description for products on the “Other” page.

Moments In Frames original description

1) The first thing you want to do is log in to our AspDotNetStorefront. Once you have logged in you will be taken to the administrator’s dashboard. It has a lot of information on it, but no category information.

2) Go to the top navigation bar, and select “Organization” -> “Manage Categories” -> then select the Category you want to update. In this case click on “Other”.

Alternate 2) Because every Product lives in a Category, you could also get to the same page by clicking “Products” or “Products” -> “Manage Products”. If you go this way, you will have to select your Category on the next screen.

3) Once you have selected a Category, navigate to the “Description” tab.

This is the area where you can update the content for a page. There are a lot of different buttons. For the most part they should look like buttons from Microsoft Word or most other text programs. If you are ever unsure what a button does, hover your mouse over it and a little tool tip will pop-up and give you a small description. There is a good chance you will not use most of these buttons, but if you try to make a change and it does not work, always remember that you can undo it as long as you have not saved.

Hopefully, you feel comfortable with the editor, so lets change the content of our description. When you have it looking like you want,

5) click “Update” to save.

When you click “Update” the page will refresh itself. As soon as the page refreshed your changes have been made and can be seen live on the site!

Special thanks to my friends over at Moments In Frames for letting me use their site as an example. They make really nice customized picture frames.

Soiled – WordPress Theme Development

Soiled went live with their new site to correspond with the release of their second issue, and I couldn’t be happier with how the theme turned out.

I got a beautiful mockup from Joseph Altshuler.

SOILED MOCKUP

It gave me a great starting point, and after a few trials we pared it down a little bit. Something I loved about this project was working with the hierarchy of information, and getting it to fit within the workings of WordPress. While the site is basically a blog, the specific issue associated with a post proved to be important enough that it needed to be pulled out from the normal list of tags. I solved this by making each issue a category which feels like the elegant solution because it silos the content in a way that makes sense to the content Soiled Team, and has the bonus of giving posts a cleaner URL (soiledzine.org/issues/issue-name/post-name/ instead of soiledzine.org/year/month/day/post-name).

This was a blast to make, and I’m excited to say that there will definitely be more to come on this project. For now, you can see the template in action here.

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