So, thanks to whomever told Luke. It gives me inspiration when I get a message out of the blue from Luke Macfarlane, especially when it was sent via John Kazlauskas via Facebook e-mail. Even though I did take down my announcement awhile ago because I was teeter-tottering on whether to continue the site or not, I think this message (plus the upcoming little gift from Luke himself) has given me hope to continue on with the site. Although updates will be sporadic and not as frequent as before (as I am a busy man), I will try to get things updated as much as possible, especially when it comes to pictures.
As for the Brothers & Sisters season 5 screencaps, I am behind since I am trying to figure out a way to convert the website into HTML 5.0 friendly website, with HTML 5.0 video player. Although many browsers currently don’t support HTML 5.0, but that is the wave of the future as many companies, corporations, and the general websphere want to move away from Adobe Flash dependency. I do have videos ready, but just trying to find the right player and to make it work cross-browser is tough. It may work wonderful on one browser but look like crap on another. Nothing is perfect with HTML 5.0, so I may opt to go back to Adobe Flash players
I am also in the process of finding a new look for the site, so I’m searching for a good template to work off of that employs WordPress. If you have any suggestion, please email me at email@example.com. I think many people don’t like the 3 column look, but I need something that is wide enough (and I really think it’s time that people upgrade from 4:3 monitors to 16:10 or 16:9 monitors anyway. They’re getting relatively cheap on the market). So, an eventual update to the front end will be established soon. I never keep to one look for so long. If I had more time and money and whatever, I think I would change the look every 2 months. My main goal is to make the website look more professional and less fansite-ish, which means certain features will eventually disappear (e.g. chatbox).
For those wondering about the new gallery design, it is a template used for Coppermine Gallery version 1.5x. I added some mods to allow faster viewing of pictures by enlarging the normal/intermediate pictures and make them zoomable to view (like lightbox). You can use the mouse wheel over the picture to forward or rewind picture viewing. If you click on the little (i) icon above the picture, that will take you directly to the standard picture viewing template where you can click to get the full-size HQ picture (if applicable).
With the high number of spam bots that have invaded the site, I have placed more captcha requirements and protection to guard against spam bots. So, if you’re dyslexic, I’m sorry for your loss, but so far, the captcha has really kept the spam bots away from registering, commenting and spamming this site.
2011 is here and with it, this year we have the last 12 episodes of Brothers & Sisters episodes that will finish off season 5.
In addition, this month marks Luke Macfarlane‘s 31st birthday on January 19th. If you have not sent him a birthday card or present, do so now, especially for you fans not in the USA as post service is not as quick. Best to send everything about a week before his birthday, so the cut off time frame will be January 12th if you want your card or present to get to him on time.
It has been a long time coming, but I finally found a great template to use for the website which I love to death and it is easy to work with.
See previous website design and layouts for Luke Macfarlane Online at the layouts page.
(FYI = “For Your Information”)
Luke does not partake with the internet, although he does have an email address and he does go on the internet; he will not be on such internet fares as Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, or any of the social sites. Furthermore, Luke has never and will never participate with fansites (including this one) or any place that has any mention of his name (in bad light or good light). Please stop asking me if he has any account on any of the social sites. He doesn’t. I run the fansite fan page for Luke on Facebook. Any other pages you see on Myspace or Facebook that may look like it is ran by Luke is a fake
For those asking for his email address or other personal information, even if I were to know it, which I don’t, I would never give it to you. Please stop requesting it from me.
That is all. Just have to get this off my chest.
In keeping up with the times and to expand our social networking for the fansite, we have opened up a Twitter account. So, fans of the site and those who have Twitter (or not), come “tweet” with us. Twitter will be a reflection of what Luke Macfarlane Online will be posting. Click on the link below to follow us! :)
There is also a link in the sidebar that will get to our Twitter account.
Update Notes: I have closed off user galleries from the gallery. Users now cannot upload their own images and pics to the gallery.
If you would like to submit your own fan-art work or other images and pics, please mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll be glad to post them to the gallery.
Sorry, I had to delete the last user gallery. If you would like for me to host them, please tell me first.