Category Archives: Website

New Time-Based Dynamic Banner

PlutoLighthouse.NET Dynamic Banner

I had a bit of time last night so I decided to do a small update to the site’s design. I’ve been wanting to do something with the main banner for a while and decided to try using dynamic, rotating background and foreground images based on the time of day and the current season – mirroring some of the features in Pokémon Black & White games (you know, to go with the site’s theme this year).

I’ve yet to implement the seasonal changes, but I did complete the time-of-day based changes and I really like the result. I have the day separated into 6 parts, and each part (based on the current time) has it’s own appropriately coloured sky background, and visiting the website at different points in the day would yield a different background image.

It’s not much, but I still think it turned out pretty neat! I’m probably going to edit the colours a bit, and I plan to eventually create a few different foregrounds (instead of plain old grass) to rotate seasonally, but it certainly adds a bit more flare to the site. :P

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An Update About The Lack Of Updates

Slugma Doodle

Firstly I’d like to apologize for not updating in a while and slowing down on the updates in general. Truth be told, I’ve been very busy in my personal life sorting out employment details and haven’t really had time to write a full post about anything.

Also, as you may have guessed from the abrupt end to the Pokemon White Diary posts, I have discontinued the series. My backlog of events grew faster than I can keep up with writing them, and eventually I stopped keeping track of my progress. I did complete them game, and I definitely have comments, so I will eventually post a more formal end to the series when I have time.

Thank you to anyone who actually reads these postings, and I’ll try to start posting more regular updates again as soon as I can – I already have an idea for a site update…

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Installing WordPress

I’ve decided to reboot the blog I started a while ago, but this time using WordPress.  I end up working with a lot of WordPress-based projects at my job so I thought it would be a good idea to get more familiar with the system and functionality.  Let’s see how this theme business goes…

UPDATE 2010/12/11 : WordPress has now been fully integrated into the site and my new blog officially starts.  I’m excited to see where this goes and wish myself the best of luck.  :P
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PlutoLighthouse.NET Version 12

After nearly 2 years of complete inactivity I finally got around to updating the website, and it’s a huge one.  Gone are the days of subdomains, mountains of text, and useless pages – this version of PlutoLighthouse.NET (Version 12!) is going back to basics.  One website, one focus (the content), and as little distraction as possible.  All the former sub-sites have been collapsed into one main website, several of the older sections have been collapsed into single pages, and others have been removed entirely.  The overall goal of this update was to clean the place up and get organized, and I think I have accomplished that goal.  :P  I’ve added a few new sections including the Pokémon Tiles D.I.Y. Card Game page and I’ve also split up all the previous artwork into the categories Artwork, Sketches, and Renders with a few of them landing in the Other section of the scrapbook.  I hope you enjoy the new look of the site and thank you for visiting!

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