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Recently Jesse had been expressing lament that he did not have the skill to create websites for his creations. After thinking for a while, I started wondering how many other people were in his same boat.
From this line of thought birthed cre.ations.net - a simple, elegant website that took the hassle out of publishing image-heavy content, automatically resizing images and categorizing the pages into an easily accessible format.
For those who can resize images and write HTML in their sleep, cre.ations.net may not give you all the publishing freedom that you may desire. Feel free to just post a stub on cre.ations.net with a few photos and a short description, and have a link to your own fancy website.
The point of cre.ations.net is to make it so darned easy to publish creations that you should never have to think twice about whether something you made is worth publishing. Just take some pictures with your digital camera, hop on over to the Publish page, and upload them. Add some choice words describing the project, and you're done! Instant fame and fortune are yours on cre.ations.net. Actual fame and fortune may vary in degree and level of immediacy.
Features of cre.ations.net
cre.ations.net is designed to be as simple to use as possible, yet provide some advanced features. You'll notice that images on cre.ations.net use a special DHTML image-zooming script that I wrote myself (actually, I wrote the entire cre.ations.net CMS myself as well). I find it a nifty solution to the issue of being able to view full-sized images on a page without the hassle and interruption of new windows or back buttons.
Another fun feature is the "Who linked here?" frame you'll find at the bottom of any creation. I wrote a somewhat unique script that automatically triggers when someone comes to your creation from an external web site. The site is scanned for links to your creation and a text blurb is automatically created from the link. There are also anti-fraud measures in place (but they're super-secret!) to keep spammers from blasting your creation with fake referrals.
Numerous RSS feeds are also available so you can keep track of your favorite categories, and find out when people comment on your creations. Just look for the XML or RSS logo in a specific listing page or at the bottom of any other page.
Here's a reference of formatting codes you can enter more or less anywhere in cre.ations.net. As a shortcut, you can close all currently open tags with the empty brackets () or brackets with a slash in them ([/]), for example you can make BOLD with the code "[b]BOLD".
Formatting codes reference
- [b]text[/b] - make text bold
- [i]text[/i] - make text italic
- [u]text[/u] - make text underlined
- [creator]natetrue[/creator] - make text into a creator link: natetrue
- [a]http://cre.ations.net Link Text[/a] - make a link with alternate text (http:// links only)
Advanced formatting codes
- Block formatting:
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