This section will be filled up more in the future, but for now:
Why I built this site:
There are really 2 reasons I decided to make this fan page
#1 was because I had an old strategy guide with some really nice illustrations in it. I lost the book when I was young and when I went looking for the pictures on the web I couldn't find a single one. I finally found someone selling the book on ebay, so when I bought it I decided it would be nice to share. The ironic thing is, as soon as I decided to work on the page, Nintendo posted the same guide on their Zelda site. Grrr, that's life, oh well, I already had all the pictures scanned so here it is :)
#2 was because of the new Cel-da game coming out. I hate the way this game looks. I hate the whole idea of this game. I wont go into it, but it gives me an ulcer just thinking about it (corporate marketing over what would have really made the fans happy...) The Spaceworld preview looked amazing, and since I believe the Zelda series is more of an epic than a cartoon, it was perfect to me. I think the Zelda series is on a major decline...heck, I think almost all video games are on a decline, but that's another story. So why the page? I read a lot of the letters on IGN Insiders Hyrule newsletter. Many people were saying that Zelda never had story behind it and that it was always cartoonish, so why worry if the new one was cartoonish? I don't believe that at all! This page is an attempt to show people that there was a lot behind the land of Hyrule. It's the Zelda I grew up with. So you'll find all the official stories and artwork I could get my grubby little hands on.
PLEASE, don't use material off my site for your page, I put a lot of time into this site. If you just re-create it else where, my hard work would have been kind of pointless. I scanned most of the images myself. -it took forever, but I wanted to get good quality pictures. If I borrowed something from someone else's page, I was sure to get permission and give them credit. You'll see that noted on the individual pages. If you want to use an image, just email me, I more than likely won't mind. But don't rip me off, that's just plain rude. I didn't want to put a stamp on every picture because that would detract from its looks and go against the point of my site. In other words, I'm trusting you to be honorable and polite...
The United Zelda Alliance is a great example of this. You should check them out. They make a really good point and I'm glad to be a member.
This is really the first website I've done myself. Since I don't really know much, it's been a lot of trial and error. I only know simple html at the moment, but I'm thinking about trying to learn more, like java and cgi.
Best viewed above 600x800, but it is possible to see everything except the very bottom of the left menu at that resolution.
I used Adobe GoLive 5.0 to build the site. It's a very easy to use program and highly recommended. Most of the basic options work in a drop and paste system so if you don't know anything, like me, it's a great tool. If you already know how to do stuff then I still recommend it because of how easy it makes things and doesn't seem to cause any hindrances like other programs.
To edit the pictures and Illustrations I use Adobe Photoshop, which is one of the best image editing programs out there.