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Re: Restoring the content of the official AC website - saved by BUncle
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2012, 01:16:43 AM »
Keep it up man! :) Good work. :)

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Re: Restoring the content of the official AC website - saved by BUncle
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2012, 01:34:28 AM »
I think so. 

Hard work, for sure.  These pages were designed with far too many tables and nested cells, if you know much about .htm editing.  Makes it nearly impossible to put something back if you accidentally move it.  A lot has to be updated, too, like the Links page, which only has one still-living site  on it.  Going to have to redo that one entirely.  It's a big job, or I'd have been done days ago.

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Re: Restoring the content of the official AC website - saved by BUncle
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2012, 08:20:49 AM »
Oh yeah I know all about HTML (I have my own website after all!) and tables can be a major pain. :| I don't use them for that reason.

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Re: Restoring the content of the official AC website - saved by BUncle
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2012, 05:08:44 PM »
Do you know anything about how to do mouseover picture changes on link buttons?  I don't, so my punching-up isn't faithful in that.

I've finished pages up through Aki's leader profile page, and now I have a dentist's appointment.  Back in a few...

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Re: Restoring the content of the official AC website - saved by BUncle
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2012, 01:28:47 AM »
Man oh man, did Domai ever put up a fight...

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Re: Restoring the content of the official AC website - saved by BUncle
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2012, 04:25:47 AM »
I had a terrible dental ordeal today, and still got Buster a valentine card made and sent out, and got seven leader profile pages whipped into shape, finally finishing with those. I'm up against a tech problem with the Technology page, since I don't understand how the sub-pages work, so I'm going to skip the the Native Life page tomorrow.

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Re: Restoring the content of the official AC website - saved by BUncle
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2012, 04:55:48 AM »
<img src="images/button-home.png" alt="Home" onmouseover="this.src='images/button-home2.png'" onmouseout="this.src='images/button-home.png'" />

That's how I do my website's rollovers.

Good on you for surviving the dentist man. :O Sounds painful. :|

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Re: Restoring the content of the official AC website - saved by BUncle
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2012, 05:01:14 AM »
Whoa.  Actual hotmetal coding; I wish I knew much about that, but so far, I've squeezed by with what they (dishonestly) call "WYSIWYG" editors - an antique copy of Front Page, and a newly-downloaded copy of KompoZer...

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Re: Restoring the content of the official AC website - saved by BUncle
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2012, 05:05:02 AM »
You've done a pretty good job for FrontPage. :D I am afraid that I don't quite know how to manipulate those programs to put in the javascript properities that I have on that img... sorry. :O At least you know what sort of direction you are looking for.

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Re: Restoring the content of the official AC website - saved by BUncle
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2012, 05:06:13 AM »
I might can figure out how to paste that in - gotta get everything working before I worry about getting fancy.

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Re: Restoring the content of the official AC website - saved by BUncle
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2012, 03:02:43 AM »
Okay, I'm down to the two wallpaper sub-subpages shy of getting all the full pages ready for primetime -fixed all the internal links and graphics to work right-and I face three sets of problems, once I get those two done tonight.

The Links page has one still-living site on it, and will have to be rewritten with a whole new list.  I'll need help with that list.  This is the least of the problems.

The Wayback Machine won't let me at those desktop wallpapers.  I don't know how to get them or what to substitute.  I need help with that.

The Technologies page has dead links in the first column, Basic Concepts and Advanced Concepts, and the other ten catagories pop up in a mini window that I don't really understand how it works.  I can get at those and save them one page at a time if I have to, but I hope there's some better way that I'll still be able to edit into something workable, as close to the originals as possible.  I haven't the foggiest about getting ahold of the Basic Concepts and Advanced Concepts minipages.

http://web.archive.org/web/20040208150438/www.firaxis.com/smac/  Anyone got any ideas?  Help!

(I have all those blue mouseover shots saved, and when the rest is up and working, I'll want help with putting the mouseover stuff back, too.)

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Re: Restoring the content of the official AC website - saved by BUncle
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2012, 03:47:14 AM »
Okay, done.  http://alphacentauri2.info/official/Sid%20Meier's%20Alpha%20Centauri.htm 

The wallpapers are posted in two sizes in WPC's Downloads section; somebody get them for me, 'cause I ain't going there.

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Re: Restoring the content of the official AC website - saved by BUncle
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2012, 03:50:42 AM »
I would assume that the Basic and Advanced Concepts areas mirror the same categories ingame, so would be a copy/paste job.

And wow... having those a long time ago would have been helpful. :| Things one learns!

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Re: Restoring the content of the official AC website - saved by BUncle
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2012, 03:54:54 AM »
That's not a terrible idea at all - I might could fake it that way...

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Re: Restoring the content of the official AC website - saved by BUncle
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2012, 03:05:42 PM »
I found a source for all the wallpapers at 800 x 600, 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 1024, so I am on that now, and content about that part. Should be taken care of today...
 

 

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