|I'm testing a site mirror
If all goes well, I should have all my pages backup up on there in
case this host will be down for maintenance every once in a while.
|Added a Lost Chambers
video made by Piper to the Tomb Raider page,
made the background image with the hieroglyphics on all TR pages a
bit softer so that the text is more readable and also added a new
footer on all pages containing an icon-based navigation menu.
|My webspace has been down
for some time at larashome.com and I decided it's time for a more
permanent place. So I've just got myself a brand new domain name -
This website has been moving around a lot, from tripod to xoom to
angelfire to wanadoo to larashome and perhaps some others that I have
forgotten all about. I would certainly like to thank Bex of larashome.com
for providing the webspace for my humble little abode during the past
couple of years.
Now Driber.net will be the place for my homepage - and for some other
projects I'm working on - from this day forth until the end of time!
(or global flooding, which ever comes first...)
|Added my latest Tomb Raider
custom level, Lost Chambers, to the TR levels page and added a walkthrough
for it on the TR walkthrough page.
|Updated an old Eidos Forum
link on the TR Links page. Testing site for the transfer to a new
|Updated an old Eidos Forum
link on the TR tutorials page. Removed link on Homemade page to Tripple
M song on old Xoom webspace.
|I resized the navigation
menu to have it fit better on a 800x600 resolution and fixed the counters.
|I re-routed the full screen
design to go through a centered iFrame, so that people on a resolution
higher than 1024x768 won't see a tiled layout anymore.
|A few little changes.
Replaced the blue balls on the guestbook page by golden ones and changed
"write" to "sign".
|After months of Flash
insanity moments, many long nights with Photoshop and countless hours
working in Dreamweaver, my new website design is finally done! The
content of my site is pretty much the same, only now in a slick new
full screen design which I believe nobody has ever done before. Using
the full capacity of the screen gave me the chance of really pushing
my designer skillz and with the help of some people I was able to
put it all together. At first the new design made the pages scroll
slowly, but with the technology of the new Internet Explorer 6.0 it
was going smooth again. Ironically enough, the new "shell"
which is called - G5 - is released today when the counter just
reached over 5000 (5 G) visitors :-) "Oh faith, how thee mock
me." Well, enjoy the new look and don't forget to write my guestbook
to tell me what you think about it!
|Added a fan art image
to the fan page in the Tomb Raider section. Also changed the links
for the other fan art images, all of them now open in a scrollable
pop-up window instead of in the frame itself.
A couple of MIDI's have been added
to the Manga section, which no longer marking the music page as
"under construction"...yay! I'm still looking for more
music and also working on the new design. At the moment, I'm re-doing
the credits flash movie and making some minor adjustments to the
new menu. Today an idea popped in my head for a new section on my
site. I can't say anything about it yet, but I'm going to test the
idea tonight and I can assure you it's gonna be "fun"
|In the last couple of
weeks I've been uploading, checking, browsing, fixing, updating, moving,
adjusting, deleting, adding and double checking things on my site.
And now I'm pleased to say that all links and all downloads work again!
I'm finally able to upload large files again, so at this point, there
are NO more dead links!
|I've updated the TRLE
chatbox with new colors and also made an image link on the top right
of the page that has an icon from the Eidos forums, which opens a
pop-up window with a little help page. I was pleased to see that my
guesbook has reached 100 entries already! I woud like to say
thanks to Tim and also everybody else who were so kind to give me
feedback about my site design and content. YOU are the reason I've
been working my behind off to make this site look good and have something
to contribute to the rest of the world.
|Today I added a few tricks
to the tutorial in the TR section. I've also deleted all the rightclick
errors from my site. Although is was fun, I (and other people) thought
is was pretty annoying, so I've taken it off as I found myself using
rightclicking very often.
|It was only a few days
ago when I moved to Angelfire and it's already old stuff, because
I've moved to a new one (oh, if I had a nickel for every time I changed
webspace server......I'de almost have a dollar....lol). Thanks to
GeckoKid from the Eidos TRLE forum, I managed to get my site on a
bannerless and fairly fast server. I finally got rid of those damn
banners!!!!!! I've also added Eidos's official revised and new wads
to my tools page, because I've heard that a lot of people were having
problems downloading them from the Eidos website. So now that I'm
on a good server again, I will work on getting the download up and
running very soon!
|Today I've moved my site
to Angelfire, because a lot of people (including me) were complaining
about the massive amount of pop-ups when visiting my site. So I upload
the entire Tomb Raider section and other sections to Angelfire. For
now, only the Manga pages remain on topcities, because Angelfire doesn't
give that much space.
|Moved the counters to
the main menu for better integration with my new design, which I'm
working on for some time now. Seeing those counters on my new design
gave me an inspiration to get some work done on them. First, I wanted
to remove the bravenet text, because it doesn't look good with the
counter. So I did some testing in Photoshop and the result will be
shown when I get my new design all done. The new layout will probably
air in the next few weeks.
|The webspace server has
changed back to nbci.com again, because I really need the unlimited
webspace for all my downloads, as there's nothing worse for a webmaster
like me than having dead links on the website. So, I've been leaving
my pc on this night to upload the whole site to nbci again and let's
hope it can stay there for a while! The old website will not be in
vain though, because I'm keeping that one for a backup site. So just
in case nbci.com is starting to jerk around with my site again, there's
now a mirror site, witch has the link on the portal page.
|In this update I have
modified the chatbox network page. I made a new chat page with the
banners of the people who are also hosting the chatbox on their sites.
I also worked a bit on the Spinchat, so the chat buttons will show,
without the link to Spinchat.com. Then I took an wallpaper of Lara
Croft where she was laying down and edited it a bit, so it could be
placed on top on the Spinchat.com link. For the chat page I used a
sneaky Layer & inframe-trick, so Lara's foot would stick out of
the chatbox, with is actually a separate page for the original pop-up
|Today I've been working
on my chatbox. There seemed to be a need for a central chat point
on the community of the TRLE forum. So I changed the name of the dying
"Dribers Chat" to "TRLE". Now a buncha people
added a Spinchat to their site, running on the TRLE channel. I've
also fooled around with a Java script from Colin Grigson, witch turned
out to become a pretty cool pop-up for the chatbox. Now the browser
can be safely closed, without loosing the chatbox! This pop-up window
also gave me the opportunity to remove those annoying ads on top of
the Spinchat box. The TRLE chatbox can now also be accessed from the
staring page as a shortcut.
|The last couple of days
I've been working like hell to find a new webspace server, because
nbci.com deleted my site. All that because their banner wasn't visible
after the first page....buncha *ssholes! Well, I've found a new one
that only provides 150 mb, so I had to cut some things. The bitmap
versions of my Bryce images has been deleted along with some software
from the downloads page, witch now only have a link to the site where
it can be downloaded. Now, let just hope this server will remain a
stable one, without any problems. On the bright side, I've added a
page to the Tomb Raider section, witch can be reached by clicking
on SLOPE TRICK on the TR
tools page. And last but not least, I made 2 new graphics with Photoshop.
A background for the TR menu that fits well with the top bar and a
little logo that I placed at the bottom of every page of the TR section.
|Today I added another
tutorial in the Tomb Raider section. The 2 Tomb Raider levels have
been moved to another server and now they can be downloaded with programs
like GetRight or Download Accelerator. I've also created custom logo's
for the level editor and those have been added to the levels page.
|Grand update! The last
weeks I've been working on a new layout for my Tomb Raider page...
well, it became 10 pages now! This is done specially for my new and
upcoming game: Ancient Legends. I'm working on custom Tomb Raider
levels and it will become a full game with a story line and all. So
check these pages one in a while for new levels.
|A long time has past since
my last update. This time I've made a little flash animation at the
bottom of the menu and I've also been working on the Manga pages.
I selected the best pictures and used Photoshop 6.0 to make a "web
photo gallery" and altered it so it could be placed on this site.
I'm still working on the music and the archive pages. The archive
page would've been done, if Xoom didn't move to NBCI (the new address
of my webspace server), because NBCI doesn't support folder browsing.
So for those two pages ya just have to sit tight for a while :)
|Today I've been turning
the menu upside down and after some time fooling around in Photoshop
I've uploaded the results you can see on the left side of your screen.
The menu also connects now with the top frame. I think it's a kewl
look and I'm happy with how it turned out.
|Today, I've been changing
this page. The dates are now in a marine-blue background cell with
some windows buttons on the side. Also, I've deleted the rest of the
cursor trails from the site. The only cursor trail is now on the start
page, because that page doesn't have to scroll.
|Some dramatic changes
have been done on the site. First of all, I've improved the site-logo
with the new version of Photoshop (6.0) and I gave it a kinda banner
look. Also, the whole site has been converted to 800x600 view. Now
there's no more choice on the Space Portal for different resolutions.
The reason I did this, was because it was getting too much work to
update my site in both 800x600 and 1024x768. Now the site will look
good on 800x600 and also on 1024x768! The Flash scroll animation on
the start page was deleted and the background on that page has been
modified. There were some cursor trails deleted, for example on the
Bryce Art page, because it was considered annoying for some people.
I made a kewl button for the guestbook page and last I deleted the
chat frame on the chat page, it was too big and didn't have time to
|WOW, the guestbook
has reached it 50th entry! TNX 2 Daisy and all the others that were
so nice to write something in my guestbook. Well, it's been almost
2 months since my last update. I've been able to insert a kewl cursor
trail into all the pages. It's a little worm or something that keeps
you company while browsing the pages on my site. The new school year
started last week and I'm working at a computer store for a half year
for my school (although I've been sick the last week and only been
one day yet). So because all of this I think this will be last update
for a while. I need all my time and I'm also busy with Final Fantasy
(started all over again). Well.... until then :)
|The last couple of days
I've been busy with the Bryce 3D art pages. I made a new menu that
opens in the whole browser instead of a frame and I used dark colors,
because I'm planning to use pictures with spotlights in the future.
I also used Photoshop to create a transparent square for the blue
effect seen behind the text on the menu page and the picture pages.
The red-blue-green light effect I used from the "Colored Trefoil"
design I made some time ago in Bryce.
|Added a picture to the
Bryce section: Shallow Waters. I saw a 3D picture somewhere where
a low platform stuck out some water and that gave me the idea to make
this one. It's actually a symmetric shape of objects that looks kewl,
so check it out!
|I've been very busy with
skool the last month, exams and crap like that, so I haven't done
much on my site for that time. This page has been improved with some
slick color-differences, I've been working on the guestbook pages
to improve it a little. I'm gonna put a pic of a real guestbook in
the menu, so it will look better.
|Joined the "Banner
Exchange Program" from cjb.net to get some more traffic on this
site and putted the banner on the Space Portal page.
|I've noticed that almost
half of the peeps that visit my site uses a resolution of 800x600,
so today I've finished the 800x600 version of my
site. That version is somewhat crippled, but at least it looks good
and everything fits on the screen. The buttons around the main flash
movie were deleted, but I'm planning to make the main page entirely
with flash and make a kewl 3D layout with some spacy animation's.
I've also made a front portal so you can choose the resolution you
wanna view. I've got a new redirect server (http://driber.cjb.net)
because this one doesn't pop-up an advertisement-window and it's much
faster than the old one. On this page the font has changes to Gothic,
it looks much better now!
|Uploaded more live sets,
this time DJ Jean at Trance Energy from a couple of weeks ago and
David Morales - Ministry Of Sound. Now I have 4 MP3s with a total
of 201 MB on the music page!!! Well, go check it out, it's free for
|Added the music page and
uploaded a little house-record I've made with music maker and also
the live set of Paul Oakenfold at Homelands. Designed a logo for the
page and made a flash animation turning the logo in 4 different textures.
I also had to move my entire site to a new address, because my old
address was down.
|Well, it seems like somebody
has gone through a lot of work trying to send messages in my guestbook
as somebody else. The first two second I was thinking "Is somebody
actually pissed off by my site?" But then I realized this page
is the best there is on the web, so that's just impossible :)
After 1 minute I figured out is was all from the same person, and
3 seconds later they we're deleted with one simple click. I think
it's funny (I was even flattered) that somebody has done so much to
actually trying to ditch this site, but he (or she) was just wasting
time. Well, that's all, check my guestbook now and then for new (REAL)
|This is my first entry
at opening my site after building it for about 5 months. This also
is a new thing, because on my other sites I didn't have this news
section. This is my fourth homepage and I must say they are getting
better every time! New in this site is the Bryce 3D Art section. Recently
I've been busy with this cool program designing all kindsa cool 3D
stuff like landscapes, futuristic scenes and other abstract things.
The wallpapers are free for download. The whole interface has been
turned upside down. My previous sites were all "black in space",
but this time I thought bright colors would do the trick and it also
gave me the option of using shadows in banners and pictures.