New Menu, New Pages

I’ve made a few changes to the site recently:

  • I changed the menu on the top from a large DHTML menu to a very light, fast, mostly CSS-driven menu. The old menu utilized over 30 KB of dense code, but this one has only 12 lines of JavaScript, plus some CSS. I’ve wanted to make the change for a while due to bandwidth considerations. It’s not a problem yet, but if this site keeps growing in popularity (and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down), it soon would’ve become a problem. As it was, that menu alone accounted for nearly a quarter of all my traffic. This should reduce the server load considerably.
  • The “About” pages have been expanded into a little “about” section; About Central is the index page to the section.
  • The Colophon page has some new information.
  • There’s a new fun page, The Star Wars Fan Film Page, where I share my favorite Star Wars fan films.