In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve completely redone this website. I changed the layout and page structure. The front page is now a highlight of my programming career, displaying various projects I’ve worked on and jobs I’ve had. Sort of like an online resume. I hope this new format is well received.
In the meantime I’ve been working on a new project, an Android game. I hope to post more information on it soon. It’s almost finished, but still has some key features to implement.
Posted in Updates
Tagged android, css, resume, websites
I recently added a Python script I wrote a few years ago for this website to my github. I decided I should add it to the programming section as well.
svn2ftp is a simple script which automatically uploads svn commits to an ftp server.
Posted in Programming
Tagged python, svn, websites
It took me a while to figure out how to get a gradient background to look exactly like I wanted. While the simplest solution is to use a repeated background to create a gradient effect, I wanted it to fade out at the bottom. If you look at this site www.sunflowermaids.com, there is only a gradient at the top of the page. As the page gets longer like, the background is a constant colour. Somehow I needed to have two different backgrounds, both working at the same time. It took a lot of digging but I finally found a solution.
Here is the code that is necessary to get it to work. Visit http://checklistmaids.com/. First, create a thin image that will be your gradient. Mine is located here.
The css code to use this as a repeated background is:
background: url('gradient.jpg') repeat-x;
To then get the ‘second’ background image, which is shown when the page gets really tall, I use this image. The css code is:
Hopefully this can be useful to some people.