has gone through many layouts over the years and here is where I display them all. They are divided into
for easy navigation.
Version 12 ♥ The faded dream
August 12, 2001 → October 22, 2001
This layout was on the web for the longest time. It was an okay layout and I didn't get tired of it easily. This was the first
time I started using layers in my designs and I was able to produced the desired effects. However, it was still a little too bright
and faded out for my tastes.
Version 11 ♥ On Wings
July 11, 2001 → August 12, 2001
It was a fitting layout for Morning Star's return. I really liked it, especially the wings, which I drew myself. However, the
layout was a bit too big and bulky. This layout was inspired by a image of Rinoa from Squaresoft's Final Fantasy VIII that I
liked very much.
Version 10 ♥ On Hiatus
May 22, 2001 → July 11, 2001
This wasn't made to be anything special. It was a simple image, announcing the fact that Morning Star would be going on a brief
hiatus. My designer's block was hitting me really hard back then.
Version 9 ♥ Loneliness is not an option!
April 19, 2001 → May 22, 2001
Another very plain layout and the navigation was hard to find/read (small, yellow font! Stupid me). I was suffering from major
designer's block back then. It was made in celebration of Morning Star becoming Heart Vibration's (Zita's Venus Shrine) sister
site. I wish I could have made a better layout for her.
Version 8 ♥ Route Venus
April 4, 2001 → April 19, 2001
Yuck! At first I really loved this layout, but now when I look at it, I know it's not one of my best.
It is a little plain and I got tired of the grayish-blue color pretty quickly. However, I really do like the song
Version 7.0 ♥ Baby Face
March 3, 2001 → April 4, 2001
This layout was very popular. I got tons of e-mails from guests telling me how they thought it was a super cute layout. I'm
glad that so many people liked it ♥ This layout took me a long time to make and it has to be one of my favorites.
Doujinshi pictures are alwasy great to use as they are not commonly used in other Sailor Moon websites at that time.
Version 6.0 ♥ Finally Blue
Febuary 16, 2001 → March 3, 2001
Since the beginning I really wanted to make a blue layout as blue is my favorite color. However, I quickly got tired of this
layout. It was too... blah. However, I was really proud of the background which I made myself and really loved the image of
Venus I edited.
Version 5.0 ♥ A day of Love
January 28, 2001 → Febuary 16, 2001
This layout was made in celebration of Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, this layout was also made in a rush because of increasing
school work. I did a poor job on it and I was quick to replace it.
Version 4.0 ♥ Blessed!
January 17, 2001 → January 28, 2001
This was the Morning Star's first layout after it's move from geocities to
. This layout was made in dedication to
Zita, my hostess. In this layout, I incorporated rollover effects for the first time in the navigation and because of it,
I really liked this layout.
Version 3.0 ♥ Emptyness
January 9, 2001 → January 17, 2001
I made this layout in a hurry. The end result: I didn't like it that much and even now I still think it's kind of ugly. Once
again a layout using tables and the only part I liked about this layout was the main image.
Version 2.0 ♥ Kawaii Fun
Version 2 was when I finally switched back to tables seeing as it was more Netscape-friendly. Also because I found tables much
easier to code and design. This was when I finally decided to spilt my website into two sections: Database and Stuffies. Overall
the design was okay but I really liked the main image.
Version 1.7 ♥ Simply Kawaii!
I really loved this layout as it was cute and simple. However, now, I think it's hideous. This was another layout where I
used frames but it also did not show up on Netscape. At first, I had designed a background image for the text but took it
off when some of my guests told me that it made the text hard to read.
Version 1.2 ♥ Stars and Stripes 4eva
Because I didn't really like the first one I quickly made Version 1.2 and, for some reason, didn't really considered it as
layout #2. This was my first time using frames and it took me a long time to code this one. Unfortunately, the page was not
viewable in Netscape which was really disappointing. In 3 weeks, I replaced it.
Version 1.0 ♥ Yellow Starry Version
This was Morning Star's first layout! Looking back on it, I don't think it was all that nice but I loved it then. The layout
was a very big, bulky table and the litte stars surrounding the yellow star in the middle contained various images of Minako.
Making the individual faces fit into the little stars took me a long time especially since I was using Paint and not a real
image editor at the time. Back in those days, I had listed all the sections on the front page and had not seperate it into
two sections like I do now.