Cláudio Dias has three new(ish) paper models: Bruce, Nemo, and Marlin. I would have posted the link much earlier, but I never got around to it; the email was just sitting in my inbox waiting to be rediscovered.
Luis’ Tower of Terror models for Google Sketchup 6. Two versions are available: pre-Halloween disaster, and post-Halloween disaster. These models can also (I believe) be imported into Google Earth.
Check out the Fan Board for other new submissions.
Be on the look-out for mistakes. With all of the changes, there are bound to be a couple. Don’t be afraid to report anything out of the ordinary; you’ll be helping out a lot.
Another project that is in the works is an upgrade of the old 800×600 wallpapers. The upgrades will include a new 1024×768 image, along with the possibility of brand-new graphics. Some other wallpapers may also get new graphics, like the recently updated Tomorrowland Logo.
The extensive redesign of the site has also allowed the search engine to be improved. Now, you can search for a character and get a series of links to pages with cursors, wallpapers, icon sets, etcetera. Watch out for certain searches, though. A search for the character Aladdin will also bring up results for the film of the same name.
The icon archive has been re-organized into smaller, themed batches. This will make it a little easier for those of you with 56k connections, and you’ll be able to download more of what you prefer (Mickey, villains, theme parks, etcetera). The archive has also expanded to include all mouse cursors.
Almost everything will be immediately archived, so you’ll never really miss an update. This includes any special releases, like this year’s Haunted Mansion System Icons that were released on Halloween. You can also check out the new Latest Releases page to see all of the latest goodies.
That’s right, we’re mixing it up a bit for you. First up is a brand-new site design and a brand-new site logo. If you’re a long-time guest, and you read the Head Shrinker, you’re probably aware of how fickle I am about logos. It’s just so darn hard to pick just one!
We’re also reformatting the site updates. Instead of one large update every 6 weeks, you’ll experience several mini updates at varying intervals. This makes it flexible for my schedule, and you’ll never know when there will be an update. Keeps you on your feet!
Change is in the air for the Disney Experience. The whole site is getting a thorough revamp, and some things will be changing for the better. The overall look of the site will be much cleaner and simplified, though the layout will be very much the way it is now.
Almost every corner of the site will be affected. Site updates will be different (say goodbye to clockwork editions); downloading new content will be a snap; many of the wallpapers will be updated, enhanced, reworked, or simply removed; mouse cursors will finally be archived; and the icons will be reworked into smaller downloads. One of the new features—a brand-new search engine—has already been implemented. Give it a test run.
There’s going to be a lot of stuff to change around, so not everything may be available right away when the upgrade debuts on December 2.
In preparation of an upcoming—yet undisclosed—project, the Site Search has been greatly improved. Powered by TSEP (The Search Engine Project), I no longer have to manually type in new search entries, keywords, and descriptions. Now, site updates should be less of a hassle.