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Welcome to The Silver Islands, a personal Pokemon and art website owned by me, Silverwing, dedicated to providing various resources such as completely hand drawn original art, icons, game sprites and tutorials. Feel free to use any of the resources on this site. Also be sure to drop by the forums if you would like to participate in our community!
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The only thing I've done is add 2 new pieces of Pokemon art: Sylveon and Fletchling. Surprisingly, I'm actually liking the 6th generation Pokemon. At least, most of them are looking pretty good in my opinion and I'll probably be drawing more.
To explain the situation of the site: basically, I only regularly work on it when I have no other responsibilities. So basically that only happens over school breaks for me. I'm just way too busy during the semester and this summer, I've had summer school so my summer's basically nonexistent.
I'm hoping to revamp the sprite resource because I've finally got MySQL figured out and I'm planning on shoving the image files into a database which makes things a lot easier to manage on my part. I can also add a sprite search afterwards. Honestly, the sprite resource has always been a project more for personal reasons than anything else, because it actually requires some higher level of coding and allows me to exercise and play around with something other than just plain HTML and CSS, which is why I like working on it.
Also in the way, way distant future I really want to move this site off Joomla and just use my own home-grown system because honestly I think my coding skills from school are now sufficiently advanced to tackle such a project. Unfortunately, time. I'm growing up and basically whenever I'm not in school I'm at work or with other people. I look at college as a special moment in my life and I probably shouldn't spend my free time stuck in front of a computer but instead taking advantage of the opportunity and doing stuff that I won't be able to do later.
There's that and the fact that I've been completely uninspired to create anything anyway. I've been very out of Pokemon lately but I'm planning on jumping back in now that winter break is here. I'm also taking my first computer science class next semester. Not sure how it's going to go, but after finally receiving some formal instructions on programming I'll actually be able to create more interesting, interactive content for the site. I'm actually planning on getting rid of Joomla and turning back to just my own hand coded website with more or less all the features that are here now once I become skilled enough for it!
The only site updates that have been finished in the past 2 months are 2 new Pokemon in the Design and Inconsistencies page and 3 new Pokemon artworks: Wailmer, Cubone, and Dewgong. Pretty pathetic, I know. I'll seriously try to spend more time on the site but as of right now my life has completely changed so I'm busy adjusting to it and school will start in about 5 days, so I'll also be busy with my classes. I'll always make sure to find time for TSI though despite all this! :)
I just found out that all Berkeley students get to download the entire Adobe CS6 collection for free. So that means I get to have fully legal and functional versions of Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Illustrator, and InDesign (dunno what that is) on my computer.
'Scuse me while I go nerdgasm somewhere. And go make plans in the fall to bow down to whoever negotiated and funded this.
But more importantly, I've started my internship on Monday and it has really reduced the amount free time I have. So basically, after subtracting the hours I work and subtracting the hours I have with my IRL friends (we're all parting ways after this summer, so I gotta make the best of this time!), there's pretty much no time for me to work on the site, except maybe on weekends again like it was during school. :(
Now, the title of this update refers to a little experiment I've been doing with Google image search. Basically, part of the reason why I've been posting full-blown images of the Pokemon art on the updates (aside from them looking way more awesome) rather than the thumbnail is that I've found that's the only way for the images to get indexed by Google. I used to not care, but now that I'm actually getting a lot of search engine traffic, I want all my old art before I started posting them on the news updates to get indexed. So here's the Eevee family:
I guess I'll go through the old art a few at a time. Am I abusing this space? Yeah, probably and I really apologize for that! To help decrease the load speed on the front page I added pagination for the news articles. Sorry about this thing being so inconvenient but Google just really doesn't seem to index the images straight from the Joomgallery interface, so I have to do this. :/
Anyway, I promise that I'll get back to work on the site soon. And in ways other than art updates all the time. :)