Yet another video...

Posted 20th May 2014, 9:59 AM GMT

It's been a while since I last posted anything on this site. Don't worry, I'm still working on it. I think I have the basic design; I just need to clean a few things up and try to add Internet Explorer compatibility.

This video is a performance by Emanuel Ax of two pieces by Frederic Chopin; Mazurka in C# Minor, Op. 6 No. 2 and Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34 No. 2. I first heard these pieces in a documentary about Nazi Germany, and the embedded YouTube video is a clip from that documentary.

In case you're interested, I'm learning Tango en Skai. It's a very challenging piece, but I can just about play it from memory. I have to slow down at the parts where I have to quickly move up the fret board, but I should eventually be able to play it smoothly all the way through.

Now, back to the technical stuff. If you're not into all that, obviously, you can feel free to stop reading. Time is limited, so I'll just list what needs to be changed. I might update the list or elaborate each item later on, but I have physics in 10 minutes.

Another Video

Posted 7th May 2014, 9:37 PM GMT

According to feedback from someone who has visited this site, new visitors probably don't want to be bombarded with a load of Latin. I agree, and I need to test out the .float-right property in my CSS, so I'm adding another video.

This is Tango en Skai, composed and performed by Roland Dyens. I first heard it played by my previous guitar teacher, and the more I listen to it, the more I like it.

There are a few changes I have made recently. I've made changes to the mobile CSS, so this site will look much better on most modern smartphones. I intend to keep the responsive design, and I think I've got the code figured out for that. I've also given the YouTube videos light controls to go with the light look and feel of this website. Of course, I'll probably make more changes to the YouTube player as I experiment with dark designs and so on.

Speaking of design, I've been told to ditch that parchment colour scheme and switch to a blue theme. I agree that the current colour is a bit ugly, and even if it isn't, skeuomorphic designs are controversial these days, and not a good idea if they don't look convincing enough. However, rather than blue, I think I'll go with a dark red default colour scheme, and I hope to let the users customise the colour of the website to their liking.

Lorem Ipsum

Posted 1st May 2014, 4:59 PM GMT

I need to add some overflow to this test page (make it scroll), so I'm adding in some lorem ipsum.

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Posted 27th April 2014, 11:12 PM GMT

I figured I might as well have something to look at on this site while you're waiting, so I decided to embed a YouTube video of myself playing Rio By Night by Vincent Lindsey-Clark. Enjoy!

This site is being worked on...

Posted 25th April 2014, 12:44 AM GMT

On this domain name, I hope to set up a social network for buskers in Brighton, and hopefully other places. There are things I have to do first, such as getting a better understanding of PHP and deciding on a hosting provider. (I don't trust 000webhost anymore...) When I get started creating this site, it will be invite only. I know, I hate people who do that too. Just understand that this website will be in its prototype stage, and I don't want to be responsible for lost data or anything. If this thing goes to plan, anyone will be able to sign up here before 2015. I'm off to the CSS file; I've got to get rid of that serif font, or at least switch to a classier one...