So, what's new? - 11/2/2020
We have a bumper crop of updates this time, so let's see what the Koopa-koders have cooked up...
New Front Page: Assuming you didn't blindly jump into this page, then you will have noticed the new front page. Now Mario is here to greet all visitors properly. The introduction has also been slightly altered.
New Section: The biggest change is the arrival of the Magazines section. Instead of separate overview pages for each year, all the issues are now laid out onto a single page, looking more like a checklist for myself and fellow fans and collectors. I hope this helps finding the issue you're looking for just a smidge easier than checking each year in turn.
New Contact Method: Another new addition is the Guestbook. Now you have another method of contacting me as well as through email (email address is at the bottom of this page, and on Site Info).
Minor Update: A new link has been added to the Links page that I'm sure will be of interest to some fans here: the Internet Archive.
And Finally: A new milestone was added to the timeline on the Site Info page: Club Nintendo Archives has surpassed 20,000 views! I never expected this many people to visit - and return - to the site this much. To everyone who has visited, whether it was to discover something new, check up on some information, or just to see what this place was about, I thank you.
I've added the seeds of a new section to the site: Articles. In this section, I have added a few interesting pages from the magazine. It's currently a single webpage, but if things go well, it could easily be expanded into a much larger section.
I have also added a 'timeline' section to the Site Info page, so you can get a glimpse into the site's milestones over the years.
I've held off on doing this for a long time, but I understand some people still like to use banners and buttons for linking. So, in the spirit of things, I've added some Club Nintendo Archives banners and buttons to the Links page for your use. All I ask is that you please save them to your own files/servers rather than linking them straight from the site. Many thanks to those already spreading the word, and I hope you enjoy the banners!
Again, just some small updates. One of them holds more significance than others, though.
New checklist addition: Believe it or not, the current listing for the various Club Nintendo issues was incomplete! Thanks to some information from 'Nintendoid', I have since learned of the existence of another strategy guide from this magazine, this time with a focus on SNES games. I have added its placeholder button to the 'Specials' page, thus adding at least one other Club Nintendo issue to be on the hunt for. Nintendoid is, himself, a retro magazine and merchandise collector, and you can visit his site here.
Actual credits: Because I can't do it all alone! I have added credits on the relevant pages for information and images I get from elsewhere, rather than my own resources. As well as the aforementioned 'SNES Strategy Guide' credit, I have also added some long overdue credits for the overseas Club Nintendo covers on that page. Hopefully, I've now given proper credit where it's due.
New placeholder graphic: Final update for now. In my bid to use more of my own sourced and created images, I have created a new graphic for the 'Not Currently Available' placeholder buttons. Of course, it would be nicer if such buttons weren't there in the first place, but that will hopefully change in due time.
Seems like I've been updating more than usual these past couple of months. No matter whether the changes are big or small, I hope you continue to enjoy Club Nintendo Archives.
Just a few little alterations this time.
New background colour: Since the original site design, I have become aware that white backgrounds can be a bit too bright for some people, especially over long periods of browsing, so I've changed the background colour to keep the brightness in check. It also makes the site look a little less bland, wouldn't you say?
Small changes: 'Site Info' has had a few alterations in wording in order to neaten up the text. The key content has remained unchanged. On top of that, 'Links' has had a few alterations; some links have been removed, while new ones have been added.
An announcement: As some of you may know from the previous update, as well as building the site, I also created the webgraphics you see in the headers and on the front page. If you wish to see more of my work, then you might be interested in my latest venture: CeeGee Toons. At the moment, CeeGee Toons is a pair of online stores selling t-shirts, hoodies, and other merchandise all bearing original artwork that I have created. So, if you enjoy my art, you can now wear it (or drink from it or store your laptop in it)! Even better, any money earned from CeeGee Toons could potentially be used to improve on CNA in the future! Interested? You can visit CeeGee Toons here and here.
That's it, and I hope you all have a great new year.
First of all, we have already passed one year of Club Nintendo Archives, and I'm very glad to see that people seem to be visiting and, hopefully, enjoying it. Now, onto the updates.
New headers: I felt it was time the headers and logos were spruced up a little. I also decided to give the front page logo and all other headers a little consistency in appearance.
New graphics: Alongside the new headers, I have designed a set of new graphics for the site. I hope you enjoy seeing these classic Nintendo symbols, characters, and items dotted about.
Cleaning up: I have also tidied and altered in various places around the site, including some slight layout changes and removal of redundant links. Aside from some new headings, the content itself has remained untouched.
An apology: Finally, I'd like to aplogise if you were expecting the addition of the missing magazines in this list. Unfortunately, current circumstances have caused me to put aiming for the full collection on hold for now. I apologise again if that was what you were expecting, and can only say that I hope to obtain more issues as and when I can.
If you have any questions about the site not covered here or elsewhere, then you can email me at chezhawkwolfATgmailDOTcom.