This site is online since 14 - 5 - 2000
Inspired by Mummy's website history overview I decided
to publish something similar. The following is an
overview of all my website designs my site went through
since the beginning in May 2000. I had to dig deeply
in my backups, but I think it's now a more or less
complete history of my website.
That's how my website was looking at the beginning,
first under the name"Alien's Creatures3
Webpage". Since I didn't had any HTML-Editor
and had to do the coding by hand or only in
Netscape Composer things didn't look really
sophisticated at that time. But I was modest
(at least at first!), at the beginning I only
wanted to have a one page with some norns to
download. And I wanted it to be colourful! So
I chose red and yellow text colours. Well, the
whole stuff grew and after I made some more
text pages about the Creatures ecology and genetics,
I changed the background picture which showed
a lot of little stars to a uniform black colour.
The background picture made things blurry and
irritated the eye when trying to read the texts,
At that time the title picture showed two norns:
"Bingo" and "Hope". It would
be absolutely romantic, if I could say "those
were my very first norns in C3". Well,
it would, but unfortunately I'm not able to
say this, since my first norns got beaten to
death by Grendels! But Bingo and Hope looked
very much like my very first norns I had and
they lived for quite a long time in my world
after I'd found out how to get rid of those
At that time there only existed a German version.
Quickly my website started to burst at the
seams, as the navigation in the center of te
first page grew longer and longer. You had to
scroll down a lot in order to only read the
news of my website. Furthermore I wanted a new
title for my website and that's way I changed
the look of it at the beginning of 2001. And
I got rid of the bright text colours and decided
for a less eye watering greenish colour.
As I now had a HTML-Editor, things got faster
and easier. I decided against frames and for
a table based design. The navigation bar was
already similar to the one today. I also got
the hang of my new graphics program and therefore
making much more complicated pictures got easier.
As a result I created also a new title picture.
And I released the first English version of
my website. Docking Station had been released
shortly before and brought the whole Creatures
Community closer, so I wanted to give non German
speaking members the opportunity to access my
I continued this website layout until spring
|Beginning of 2003 there was a revolution going
on on Alien's Creatures World. I had started playing
Creatures 2 ("finally!" as some members
of the community said...!) and of course, a C2
section of my website had to be opened. I chose
the blue colour in order to distinguish the C2
section from the C3/DS part.
|In spring 2003 I needed a new layout. A lot
of different things on my website made the navigation
too complicated. The idea was, to release the
new version as a celebration of the 3rd anniversary
of the website. Out of several reasons I decided
to take it down temporarily. Only a few Ettin
workers stayed behind ...
Together with the release of my first C3 norn
breed, the Alien Norns, the new website layout
went public in May 2003. The colours had changed
to a more moderate contrast of a dark green
background. And things got a "touch"
of the Hoverdoc, my favorite machine in Docking
Station, since it looks so ... well, alien!
I started using stylesheets at that time and
things got easier with it as well. This design
continued until spring 2007.
At the end of 2006, several reasons made me
change my website completely again. I wanted
the opposite colour concept with dark letters
on a bright background and I needed a more detailed
navigation bar. Furthermore, I wanted more of
the German part translated into English to extend
that part. And that's how it looks today! I
hope, you like it!
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