Sprout Widget

Sprout offers an easy widget maker, so I’ve made one that is going on all my pages:

If there’s anyone who wants to advertise a rescue Shiba on TMS, you can send me a picture with the following information:

Age (Puppy, Young Adult, Adult, Senior)
Other Pets?
Any other info that you want to give; I’ll try to get it on there!

I can make a button that points to a particular page featuring your rescue dog, as well as one that points to your site. If you would rather just feature your rescue, I’ll be happy to do that as well.

Contact me at redshasta@gmail.com for more info.



Once again, I’ve updated the entire site at shibainus.ca I like this better! I’ll be adding more ads to the ad side of the pages, but I like the layout better now.

According to my tests, this layout will show the following:

  • 640×480: menu, main article
  • 800×600: menu, main article, link buttons to store, blog, and about us page
  • 1024×768 and above: menu, main article, link buttons to store, blog, and about us page, and ads – wonderful ads that pay for this website! (ouch, did that hint pinch?)

I want to add:

  • thumbnails of the graphics that are offered in the store
  • a complete sitemap that includes subpages
  • a page for letters and responses
  • some kind of widget that rotates pictures and info of rescue shibas needing homes
    • also a widget that shows an auto alert for missing shibas

Lots to do… 🙂

In other news, Bella is still at large. She was spotted last Sunday, so for all of you dog lovers in the San Jose area, keep your eyes open!


The new site for TMS is going up slowly. Sloooooowlllllyyy… You can see that I’m splitting it up into relevant sections, adding new content and fixing bugs. I am doing the happy dance because I figured out why my rollovers weren’t showing up (funny when you don’t put the right image file in, they don’t work).

I decided that I was going to design for 800×600, as I barely get any 640×480 users. I am kind of wondering about the content being aligned left. It looks okay with most screen resolutions, but the larger ones make it look all huddled up against the left side of the screen. I’ll have to think about that one.

My eventual goal is to have the site in all of its glory posted up, but possibly add more information about Shibas for adoption, lost Shibas and maybe even expand the site to make it more interactive for Shiba owners and lovers. But this is going to be a long time in coming; for now my goal is to just get the content up and running with good linkage.