Friday, September 30, 2005

New Top Border Background for Halloween!

Hey! Just uploaded a new top border background graphic for you.

This time, instead of the smiling skeletons from last year, you can decorate your pages with this sinister, grinning jack o' lantern created with picture tubes from Jasc/ Corel. The graphic is 3000 pixels long, so you have plenty of room to put content. Ideally, though, don't put so much stuff on one page because it's tedious to scroll down really long pages.

Anyway, have fun with this!

Here's the link:

Other top border backgrounds

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Some Comments

1) I've had to block an IP address at the server level because I thought the person was hotlinking to some of my graphics. Now that I think about it, the person may have just been copying the sample page's HTML and didn't delete my counter/stat provider code on his or her page. That would explain why pages from their computer were setting off my counter and showing up on my logs.

Please, when you copy HTML from my sample pages, delete or replace everything that is my content including the SiteMeter JavaScript and any irrelevant META tag descriptions and keywords.

2) A lot of my visitors are looking for "my space graphics" and I'm curious. I'm not sure if these visitors are newbies at web page building and using search engines, thus are using unclear search terms, or are looking for graphics for use at their site. If the former, then using "web page graphics" or "web site graphics" is more closer to what they're looking for. If the latter, then those search terms make more sense, although using the terms I mentioned earlier would be better.

In any case, welcome to Arride Graphics! I hope you can find what you're looking for.

3) As for new things, I've been pretty busy this past summer with stuff outside of making graphics for you - going to ball games, buying a house with the hubby, my parents' birthdays, etc. So although I have a few sets started, I haven't finished a lot of them. They will be coming, since a lot of the activity is over with as of yesterday. October will begin anew.

But, no, my new site graphics is not one of those. I think I'll just go with the graphics I used previous to this one - recycle, you know. The graphics I was going to use will have to wait until next spring.

Can you believe three-fourths of the year is over, almost?

Thursday, September 15, 2005

New Background!

Just uploaded a new background!

It's a side border decorated with school lunch boxes, just like what we used to bring to school if Mom didn't use a brown paper bag or any paper bag (somehow I remember my mom using a grocery bag a few times -- kind of made lunch look huge!)

Anyway, school's started for almost all kids now, so here's a background to use on their (or your) personal web pages. Have fun with it!

Click this:

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Disabled Comment Field

Ya know, it's always one bugger that causes difficulty for everyone else.

I got my first annoying spammer in the comments the other day. Since it was my first occurrence, I had to figure out how to delete the spam. That proved to be such a hassle because I had to deal with my browsers and firewalls in order to do that. So rather than go through the gyrations again, I disabled the comment field. Oh well. It always takes just one little bugger to spoil the whole crate.


Phooey! Just over a month without an outage and here we go again. This time it lasted just over an hour around noon PDT. Overall, though, uptime is around 99-98%.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Mea Culpa!

Whoops! I just found out that I made all the mini-tiles inaccessible to everyone due to some mouse disabling script I had on the page. I hadn't realized the error until I tried to right-click to save a tile and I couldn't. No one let me can tell me about my mistakes without feeling bad or thinking you'd make me feel bad - I will, but that's okay. I'd rather fix my mistakes sooner rather than later. I found a slight design error last night on one of the side backgrounds that I really like and fixed it also.

If you have any questions, remarks, or anything else, please do not hesitate to write them down on the form on the Contact page.

As always, thank you for visiting Arride Graphics and thanks for reading this blog.

6000th Visitor

On September 3rd Arride Graphics received its 6000th visitor! It was only June 19th that we saw visitor number 5000. We are gradually getting more and more visitors to the web site.

Factoids about visitor #6000:
  • Uses a computer with Win2K and IE 6
  • Is on the west coast of the U.S.
  • Used Yahoo's search directory
  • Was looking for unique linkware and apparently found this wedding graphics set
  • Has good taste :-)
Check out the web page graphics sets for yourself. Not in the market for graphics for a web site? Then look at the selection of desktop wallpapers for your computer. There are three pages right now and more to be added in the future. See to the right on the above page for the links to the other two pages of desktop wallpapers.