META: Blog tweaks

I've tinkered with the site a bit and wanted to note it for both of you who are interested.

  1. The "Featured Character" link in the header now automatically shows a random image from the set of 30+ blurbs I've created over time. Now I don't have to edit the header manually each time with the latest one, I just create it and put it in the right directory.
  2. Clicking on the "Featured Character" image in the header, or choosing the "Hall of Fame" category in the right column, takes you to the newly formatted gallery page showing off some of the best contest winners from the past. The intent of this page is, of course, to honor those who have created some of the best images ever, but also to impress new visitors with the versatility of the program. Like the featured blurb, all I have to do is put a post in the "Hall of Fame" category and it will automatically show up on that page.
  3. The big header image at the top now rotates randomly with every page you go to as well.

As you can see, nothing major, but it took more work than I thought it would so I wanted to trumpet it from the virtual rooftops. Yay me!

9 Responses to META: Blog tweaks

  1. FRM says:

    i noticed! cool!

  2. Cliff says:

    Way to go Jeff!
    Always making the site better and better.
    It IS appreciated all you do!

  3. Captain Generic says:

    little thing i noticed when creating characters within the last week or so most notabley in the last two days, but i saved a character went back to load it and it wasn’t there not sure if it’s a bug and the characters stay saved while keeping up the same window it’s saved it but if you close it they dissappear!!! Anyone else with the same problem? Or tips to prevent from happening?

  4. Jeff Hebert says:

    Make sure your browser isn’t set to delete Flash cookies. That’s usually the culprit.

  5. Garrettolk says:

    Okay, apparently you have changed heroeditor 2.5? Now it doesn’t work, WTF!? All I get is a blank page and no Hero Editor!!! Please fix it!

  6. Jeff Hebert says:

    It’s working fine for pretty much everyone else, Garrettolk. Make sure you don’t have Flash blockers running in your browser.

  7. Garrettolk says:

    I don’t, because I used it before, how did you exactly change it? did you update the flash player required, because I believe I only have version 8.0. IDK, guess I’ll just have to learn to use HM3.

  8. Jeff Hebert says:

    I haven’t changed the actual code of HM2 in probably three years. The blog surrounding it is different, but not the application itself.

    Note that you can for now still use it at UGO or here on Maybe one will work for you if the other one is not, but like I said, I haven’t really changed much of anything.

  9. Garrettolk says:

    Weird. IDK what could be affecting my computer. Thanks for your help and consideration.