elcome to the Digital Meltd0wn Music Blog. The aim of this blog is to introduce the readers to music that is out of print, commercially unavailable, released under a creative commons license, or with approval by the featured artist. The majority of the music posted here would be considered underground. Don't let that fool you into thinking that the music featured here might be any less enjoyable than that of the mainstream artists you hear on the radio, as this couldn't be further from the truth.
Please keep in mind that the majority of the artists that appear on this blog, along with their respective record labels, are not wealthy and need your support. If you enjoy the material that you find here, please support the artists/labels by purchasing their material afterwards. If you are an artist/label that would prefer to have your material removed from this blog, simply leave me a comment, and I would be more than happy to promptly remove the offending post.
In addition to running this blog, I also work on a few other projects during my spare time. You can find links to those, as well as a few other important links associated with Digital Meltd0wn in the menu bar above.
If you are reading this, that means that you were chosen to be a regular contributor or guest blogger here because I believe that you have exceptional musical taste which would appeal to those who regularly visit this blog. I realize that some of you may not be familiar with posting on blogs, so I felt that it was important to post a few guidelines and words of wisdom. If you have any questions concerning these guidelines, or anything else for that matter, please feel free to contact me via e-mail: shockw4ve_x at hotmail.com
1. Please keep in mind that the Digital Meltd0wn blog receives roughly 1,000 visitors a day. These visitors come from almost every country imaginable, so you are truly catering to a diverse global audience. Please express yourself in a mature manner, and also be respectful of other cultures, ethnic origins, etc. Do not post material that could be considered intolerant of other cultures or ethnicity.
2. The purpose of this blog is to share music that isn't easily obtainable, and to pay respect to artists that don't always receive the recognition that they deserve. Please do not post albums that are in print or commercially available. The only exception to this rule would be if you have been given permission from the artist to share the album in question.
3. At the very minimum I would like you to include a description or personal feelings about the material you are sharing, a track listing (if available), and the album cover (if available) for the material that you post. If you decide to include more information, such as year of release, label, etc., please follow the format that I have used for previous posts on my blog.
4. If you are familiar with tagging audio files, please tag the audio files before you upload them and try to include as much information as possible.
5. Have fun and impress the visitors to this blog with your exceptional musical taste.
That's all for now. If you have any questions, suggestions, or criticism, please e-mail me at the aformentioned e-mail address, and I will respond as quickly as possible. Thank you very much for accepting my invitation. Below you will find a tutorial on the custom CSS and HTML codes used within the posts here to give them a unique look.
Ihope this tutorial will serve as a simple and easy to understand guide to the custom CSS I use to make the posts on Digital Meltd0wn unique. The CSS is actually included with the html that makes up the webpage. All you need to do is simply reference the codes using a division tag, along with a class identifier. Below you will find a list of all the custom codes I regularly use in the posts on Digital Meltd0wn, along with an example of how it will actually be displayed in the browser. Please keep in mind that you are not obligated to use these codes. If you would prefer to use your own unique style, or simply opt for a plain appearance, that is fine by me. Feel free to contact me at the e-mail address listed above if you have any questions or suggestions.
I begin and end every post with a tag to style the links in my posts. Here is the code:
Code: <div class="custom-link"> Body of post </div>
I commonly use magazine style lettering to enlarge the first letter in my post. This is the only time I use the span tag instead of the div tag. I'm honestly not sure if there is a difference, but I was taught to use the span tag, so it has become habit.
CODE: <span class="caps">W</span>elcome to Digital Meltd0wn
EXAMPLE: Welcome to Digital Meltd0wn
I have recently started using boxes to contain the track lists and miscellaneous info in my posts. "box1" is not in use at the moment, leaving "box2" as the only option:
CODE: <div class="box2"><b>Track List: 1. Example 2. Track 3. List </div>
Track List: 1. Example 2. Track 3. List
I use a seperate box for the download link, which contains a download icon, or a seperate icon for posts pertaining to a specific subject. At the moment I have three different download boxes to choose from:
That's all for now. While this tutorial doesn't contain every single custom code in use on the blog, it does cover the basics. I'll update this tutorial in the near future to include the tags that I use less frequently. Again, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.