About NES City
|NES City is the
product of two sites coming together. We're not really devoted to
anything in particular, except creating NES related content but
that's about it. I'm pretty sure the only reason we're devoted to
making NES material is because the name is NES City. If it was
Penny City then I'd suppose we'd be devoted to writing about
pennies, but thank god it isn't eh?
Anyways, Edsel's site has been around for five years now and
it's been known for its addictive writing material and fresh
ideas. It's been panned, underrated and knocked down over the
years but Ed stood through it all never giving up (no matter how
staggered his updates).
In November of 2003, I (Monster) decided I wanted to be lazy
too, and talked to Edsel about joining NES Monster and NES City
together. Edsel hated the idea, but everything wrote itself out
after I put the gun to Ed's head and said "look we're joining
sites and you're gonna like it."
We decided to keep it a secret until we had everything done,
and to begin working on NES City we'd have to set up NESCity.com
take down NES Monster's old site. And for that to happen we had to
tell NES Phone's staff and Qix about our plan. It was at that
point that Qix came up with the idea for me to tell everyone that
NESMonster.com was dead. So, thinking I'd have the site done
earlier, I did tell everyone and sure enough everyone believed me.
Because I was telling the truth, Nesmonster.com was dead, but the
site wasn't. I also said it was gone because I believed the site
wasn't as good as it could've been, which was also true.
And here's the proof, NES City. Now Edsel loves the idea, some
might say even voluntarily, but that's not the point; the point is
NES City is the combination of two NES sites put together, devoted
to having fun with the NES and all of its blood thirsty minions.
I don't want to keep any secrets, I'll gladly share how I did
all this stuff in the layout that you see before you. And no,
the answer isn't "I'm a hardcore HTMLer!" Because the
truth is I'm a lazy bastard who doesn't know jack.
I did the basic layout in
FrontPage using tables, color schemes and system default fonts
(Verdana - 8 point).
The fact I have the menus and sidebars on
every page isn't fancy either, it's SHTML.
Which is easier to learn than any really handy thing I've ever
learned before. In short, all it means is that whenever I want
to change the menu or sidebar, I only have to do it once. Shout
out to my main man, Royal Ranger for introducing me to that
stuff, thanks dawg! I love ya man!
The ad generator is your basic
Photoshop and ImageReady, those are really easy to make if you
know any Photoshop stuff. On the same note, the same script I
used for the ad generator is the same script I used for the
random NES Forums graphic generator. Really easy stuff, like I
keep saying, just go search google.
The NES Icons, desktop
backgrounds, and pretty much anything I make is all done with
Photoshop & ImageReady. Except for Whip, which is done with
a 3D landscaping program called Bryce.
And the banner up at the
top is of course done in Flash, as well as my Flash movies and
Shockwave films. Great programs you should learn if you're ever
into web design and making neat little movies. Once you learn
one program you pretty much can pick up anything else with ease.
Anyways, if you ever want to
have a little walkthrough and you own these programs, just ask
and I'll walk you through it. I don't have a problem with
teaching others as I'm taught. Good luck to all you NES sceners
out there with your sites, can't wait to see your work.
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