Posts Tagged Features
Zazzle is currently updating the whole site layout. They’re also updating how the individual shops display, so they’ll look nice and shiny and able to display on any computer or device. I’m sure it’ll be well worth it in the log run.
Unfortunately, this has resulted in my store being momentarily unavailable. I don’t know how long yet. Hopefully, it’ll be back up soon. I’m poking around the site right now, trying to find out what’s going on.
In the meantime, though, I officially started a Ralynkei shop on Cafepress. (and one for Studio of the Silver Fox in general.) I was weary about it at first, but I’m starting to get used to it. I’m even getting a bit of a liking for it.
I don’t have much going on there just yet…Except a thong with the Ralynkei logo on it. I did it because that was a thing that I could do. So there. 😛 I’ll have more stuff for sale as time goes on, as well as a better-looking layout, with icons and color schemes. I gotta pace myself with these things before I overwhelm myself again with too much work to get done at once.
Speaking of sites updating, WordPress seems to have gotten one as well. It’s all in my dashboard, though, so I don’t think anybody reading this can actually see it.
I’m still getting the hang of it, since things aren’t where they used to be, but that shouldn’t take long. What I’m more interested in are the new features they seem to have added. I have a checkbox to mark my posts as “super awesome”. And now I got a case of “what does this button do?!”, so of course I had to click it for this one!
So, yeah. sites are being redone, one store’s temporarily down, you can buy a weird thong on another one, and I’m generally attempting to be more productive about this site than I have been. I think that covers it for now.
The Twitnews panel on the sidebar got updated. I noticed a new feature to display it in an official Twitter widget, rather than the plain text it was displaying before. I rather like it, actually. It’s fancier and shinier.
Also, I figured out how to make sharing links appear on posts. So now you can link to Facebook, Twitter, and a bunch of other social sites. Enjoy your new sharing abilities!
All I got to do now is update my Twitter more often…And update a lot of other things, too. 😛
So I’m starting to dabble a bit With CafePress. My loyalties are still with Zazzle (*hugs Zazzle*), but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to poke around at the options they hav-I can design underwear here?! O.o
I’m not sure how I’ll work the store system if I decide to do designs on both sites. I might just have a dropdown list on the site with “Shop at Zazzle” and “Shop at CafePress”, because trying to get the individual links up for two separate sites will be way too much of a hassle for me and for anyone trying to buy something.
Completely unrelated note: It’s been a while since I made a Ralynkei-based video on Youtube. Kinda thinking of doing a new one, especially since the last one is a full 4 years old. Thing’s almost as old as my cat. If anyone want to throw in suggestions on what I should put in such a video, feel free to toss ’em in here! 😀
So who knows? There might be a lot more excitement coming in here soon!
I decided to finally do something about our lack of a chat room. For those that weren’t here for Chat Room Round 1, I had a Meebo chat room set up for a long time, and it was a lot of fun. But then Meebo stopped all chat services, so that was the end of that.
After doing some searching and researching, I found Parachat, and gave them a try. I love it so far. It has limited features at the moment, and I may one day upgrade to a version with more bells and whistles (I.E.: Customized avatars and additional rooms*), but for now, I like what I have.
So go ahead and click here (or in the tab at the top of the page), and give it a try! 😀 And tell me what you think of it!
(*Edit: Found out through experimenting that I can apparently make more rooms in the chat itself. 😛 I just can’t have more preset as default rooms, if that makes sense to you folks.)
Sorry I haven’t updated for a while. A long list of offline issues has kept me away from the computer for most of the past two weeks. With any luck, that’ll clear up soon, and I can get back to adding comics and updating my blog and such. 😀
And for people that log onto the Ralynkei forums on any kind of a regular basis, I’m trying to fix the smilies that exploded. I got about half of them back up, and I’ll work on adding more when I get more time.
Eventually, things will get back together, and I can get back to procrastinating in peace. Okay, I’m somewhat kidding on that last part. 😛
I’ve given FireForumz enough time, and they still haven’t come back. So I’ve decided to move on. Welcome, now to the third incarnation of the Ralynkei forums, this time hosted by Forumotion! With any luck, it won’t explode on me this time. 😛
I’m revamping the look of the site yet again. Website maintaining is an ever-changing progress. 😉 Not only has the store been remade, but I’ve also cleaned up the Navigation links on the sidebar. You don’t have to go to a separate page to click on the weblistings links, so you can vote all you want from the main page! 😉
Also, I now have a link to my Zazzle store. Not only can you see non-Ralynkei products (should I ever make them. 🙄 ), but you can check out new products, like the bumper sticker and magnet I created, before I update the store to show them! 😀
And, as some of you have noticed, I now have “TwitNews”–a.k.a. Twitter updates–located on the sidebar. This makes it easier to update everyone on the site (and, to some extent, what I’m up to) without having to post new entries every time. And since I have it linked up to my phone, I don’t even have to be online to update it! 😉
And since I actually have today off of work (how did that happen? 😕 ), that gives me more comic-making time! 😀 I’m going to dedicate as much of today to comic drawing as I can, and hopefully, I can have new ones posted in the next couple of days.
One final note: The forums should be coming back soon. Fireforumz just bought new servers, and is in the process of updating the entire site. Hopefully, once that’s done, we can get the community started again! 😀
I’ll keep everyone posted!
I remodeled Ralynkei’s store, so now the prices are based on each item type, not on each individual one. Looks cleaner that way. 🙂 And in case you were wondering why the “Arjur’s Epic Story” shirt costs $25.05, it’s because Zazzle made me tack on the extra five cents…But on the men’s shirt only. You save a nickel by getting a women’s shirt. 🙄
I’ll be adding more stuff in there soon, but I’m concentrating on comics right now. I did, however, make some stickers you can use to advertise the site. 😉 Feel free to get some and stick ’em places! 😀
Until next time!
You might have noticed for a while that I have a MySpace page set up for Ralynkei. Well, I finally stopped being lazy about tweaking the Facebook version, so you can send me a friend request no matter which one you use. 😀
So go ahead! Be my friend! 😉
Yes, that’s right…the long-awaited return of the Ralynkei Forums has finally happened! 😀 I’m still messing around with some of the options, but it’s actually postable now, so I’m opening it up.
(Edit 4/2/09: Yes, I know the forums went down not two days after I put them up. Looks like this is a temporary problem. Either that, or I have some really bad forum host luck. 🙄 )
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