Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Latest Space-themed Desktop Wallpaper!

Today's offering is a montage of Neptune and of her largest moon, Triton. The "computer-generated montage shows Neptune as it would appear from a spacecraft approaching Triton," which is the larger of the two images on the wallpaper. Neptune is a beautiful blue, but I prefer our own gorgeous blue planet.

Download the wallpaper from the second wallpapers page. Choose the size that fits your monitor's resolution. And please, do not use this for web pages!

Quoted from image description at GRIN.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Outage? Really?!

This is really odd. After being out-of-town this weekend, I just logged into my e-mail and found one from one of my uptime monitors. The e-mail said my site was unavailable just two minutes before I logged into my e-mail account. So after making sure I would not trigger my Sitemeter counter, I visited my web site. Hmmm, looks fine to me.

The main page is accessible. One of my other pages is accessible from a link on the main page. All pages, as far as I can tell, are accessible! Now I'm beginning to wonder about this monitor's accuracy. My other uptime monitor hasn't been triggered at all. Usually, if the site is down both monitors would be triggered, I thought. I wonder if the past reports from this monitor are false. I'll need to check it all now -- the entire history through the e-mails I've received from all of the monitors.

It may be time to shop around for another uptime monitor.

Oh, brother!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

New Baseball-Themed Set!

What I taketh away, I bringeth back. Baseball on my mind, this new set combines my photo of a pro ball team (without showing who) and some clipart graphics made from dingbat fonts.

Oh phooey! I just remembered I didn't watch today's game. Argh! That's what happens when you're busy trying to release a set. (Just a quick peek at the team's web site to see what happened.) Oh shoot! It's happening right now -- top of the 8th! Gotta post this quick.

So if you're a big fan of baseball, download this set and try it out. Lots of graphics but no pre-printed nav buttons -- sorry -- so you can create a really cool fan web site or blog.

Check it out here. It's called -- ta-da! -- Play Ball!

Ooh, I just noticed they're behind big time. Argh!!!

And ooh, I almost forgot -- Happy birthday honey bunch! XOXOXO

Monday, June 05, 2006

New Graphics!

Hey everyone! I've got three new side border backgrounds and a new desktop wallpaper in three sizes for download.

The side border backgrounds are called Metallic on Black, Metallic on Gray and Metallic on White. Rather than just offering the metallic left side border on one color background, I made it on three. You decide which one you like. The border has enough room (about 150 pixels) to put text links or small link buttons to other pages on your web site, or for small graphical ads not more than 120 pixels wide. These are linkware which means you need to post a link back to Arride Graphics on every page this background is used.

The desktop wallpapers are called Mars: Four Faces, Four Major Features, and come in three sizes from 800x600 to 1152x864. I obtained four separate images of Mars from the GRIN web site and combined them for the wallpaper. This is the third version I made and liked the most. These wallpapers are meant to be used on your computer's desktop not on web pages. Choose the one that most fits your monitor's resolution and follow the download instructions. While you cannot post a link back to our web site, if anyone asks where you got it, send them to Arride Graphics at http://www.arride.com. Thank you!

Just to whet your appetite, I'm re-doing a baseball set I removed earlier this year. I was using a third party graphic in the previous incarnation, which I decided wasn't a good idea. Don't know if anyone actually downloaded that one, since no one has e-mailed me about using it nor has anyone triggered Sitemeter by its use on a temporary web page. This new incarnation uses a photo I took at a pro ballgame. Naturally, I tweaked it in PSP so it looks generic. I really like the image. I may use some of the icons from the previous set or I may create new ones for this set. Still a work-in-progress. You'll get notice of this new set on this blog and on the main page of Arride Graphics in the near future.

Saturday, June 03, 2006


One of my uptime watchers reported downtime for less than one hour (again!) Friday night at about 7 p.m. PDT.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

New Background Tiles!

Alright, I'll admit these have been sitting around in my computer for who knows what reason. Anyway, here they are - more basketweave background tiles in larger weave than the lonely one already on the page and in more colors! Can you find a use for any of these? Good!

I've got another desktop wallpaper in a space theme coming up. This time it's Mars. Look for it soon!

Okay, gotta watch baseball, so bye for now!

New basketweave tiles on Page 1 of Patterned Tiles.