Layout & Design:
Wayne Fehres (aka Danger Man) was responsible for the Layout, Design,
& Graphics of the entire site. Everything was created using the following
software - Macromedia
Dreamweaver 2.0, Adobe
Photoshop 5.0, & 3DStudio
Max 2.5. It was necessary to use DHTML in some places to get the desired
design of the site. Although this site is completely compatible with both
IE & Netscape version 4.0 and above, it was OPTIMIZED for IE 5.0!
If you want to see this site the way it was truly meant to be seen..please
download the latest version of IE
from Microsoft. A special thanks goes to Elvis for being the only beta
tester of this new site while under development. Also, Defiant was responsible
for most of the content on this site.
Fehres is also the founder of Reliant Studios, who's site is currently
under developement. Reliant Studios' services include 3D Modeling,
3D Renders, Animations, & Web Design. Carl
Fehres (aka Defiant) offers programming services and web design
with experience in CGI, PHP3, Visual Basic and MySQL database integration.
Defiant formed all the backend work used to develop the site. This included
the new custom Elvis News System, the new Discussion Board and the Private
Access T2K site. To accomplish many of the tasks we had in mind we required
access to CGI. In addition there were many other tools available to us
if we hosted our own site. We decided early on to build up our own Web
"Duckman" is based on Linux
running Apache. Also
installed on Duckman is Perl, PHP3
and MySQL. Most of
you know what Perl is so I won't bore you. PHP3
is a relatively new server side scripting language. It's analogous to
Microsoft's active server pages (ASP) but faster. The language is easy
to learn and very powerful out of the box. MySQL
is fast and powerful database.
Basically the News system consists of a few PHP3
scripts and a MySQL
database. There are a 3 script files used to post, edit and delete entries
into the database. There is one script that is used to view Elvis News.
The page that comes up in your browser looks smells and tastes like HTML
but is actually generated on the fly when your browser requests the page.
The script pulls the required information out of the database and sends
it to your browser all formated. You'll notice at the bottom of the news
page a link to older and newer news. These links point back to the same
exact PHP3 file but
request news from different dates.
Elvis of course has
big ideas for the future. We are already working on plans for the next
version of Elvis News which will include a totally searchable database,
indexes.. all kinds off neat stuff.
The new board is powered by the same system as our old board except it's
now fully under our control. This allowed us to completely configure and
customize the look and feel of the board. After the board was setup DangerMan
created all new graphics and customized the board to match the rest of
the site. We now have our private board password protected with the same
look and feeling as our public board.
We've done the facelift but there is still much left to come including:
Flash Members Page
Front Page News Poster System
Multiple Roster Pages with Poster System
Content for the Private Site
More data in Members Pages
As always your comments and suggestions are very welcome. Let us know
what you'd like to see on the site and what you'd like to see change.
Dangerman and Defiant
are also available for hire hehe 8-).