Welcome to BLUMAN.net! This is still a work in progress but definitely a step up from the last version which was far from dynamic. I've decided to follow a generic layout that resembles Bootstrap, without using Bootstrap or any other content delivery network. The page's various layouts all depend on the device you're using, screen width and occasionally the visible theme will change according to the time of day or during a particular season/event in the year.

About Me
I've been roped into graphics and development for as long as I can remember. Starting out with creating custom Bebo skins in MS Paint and personalising Piczo pages, I stumbled across code development when I was still in primary school playing various games. I knew how to properly configure forums and create basic pages when I was around 10 years old or younger, however as I got older I slowed down with it.

Bluman & FidGFX
All the content and graphics you can see here and elsewhere are created solely by me, with the exception of a few obvious things (avatars and other stock images), which have been sourced from Google. Each page expands and collapses accordingly and I've added thumbnails to most of the projects I could fish out or still have lingering around. The graphics section utilises PHP scripts which populates images from a directory, which means I don't have to keep track of updating them!

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MotelFamous was a project originally created in 2007-2008 with two school friends, Tom and Ryan. Originally it was just a Piczo site but I remember it gaining the highest available popularity banner in just under a month, although the project itself never came to be. Before the project died, around 2009, MotelFamous was a pop trend for Habbo players and came complete with it's own custom search engine, IE7 toolbar, active forums, a blog, a .TK domain and dedicated graphics designers. However, due to the nature of popularity in retros dropping, along with the fact that the only survivable retros ran on home machines through Hamachi, I felt it would be better to abandon the project rather than keep it up.

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Liberation Group Gaming was a SAMP RP community originally created in 2012 as Legendary Generation Gaming, by Ryan Shields and Jason Loco. The community had a decent enough launch and I was originally brought along as a Game Admin and Faction Management. Around December 2012 I was inducted into Management and assigned as the Head of Web Development and Graphics Design. During my tenure I brought a unique feel to the forums and opened many possibilities with user interaction such as custom vBulletin PHP variables. The majority of the graphics, themes and designs seen around LGG was purely my own and I implemented one of the first user control panels to merge in-game stats, staff and faction abilities all in one integration.

Sometime in mid-2013 a very trusted administrator removed mine, Loco's and Shields' powers and literally performed a coup d'etat on the community. To this day, we're not sure who was really helping them or why but I do know one thing - the server didn't last more than two months.

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Millennium Gaming was a pitch I came up with while talking to Brian and a few other members of The Asylum Hangout community. The server was to be created from scratch and the script was being worked on tirelessly but due to the geographics of the staff (me being in England, James in the USA and Aaron/Brian being in Australia) made it very hard to cooperate and with James and Brian having commitments elsewhere, the project was put on hold indefinitely.

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Paragon RP is an upcoming server currently being developed by the original founder of FiveRP, Ari. The server uses the RageMP multiplayer modification for GTA5 and is expected to release with an abundence of features not previously seen before on GTA5 modifications, such as in-depth furniture systems and pets that won't burn a hole in your pocket. The project I created was just out of pure boredom and only intends to be a splash page to advertise or show-off the server.
Click here to visit the page.
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Medieval RP is an up-coming server built from the ground up by a good friend of mine known as Dignity. Although I haven't taken an official role in the development of the server I have helped out here and there with resources and graphics. The header you see on their forums, along with the forum software, were both created and sourced by myself. Additionally, I'm in the process of creating an unofficial user control panel for all accounts related to the server that will be packed with features, as well as an eye-catching website front page. Feel free to click the links below and browse for yourself:
(WIP) Website
(WIP) UserPanel
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The v1 layout was the first one used under the BLUMAN.net name and domain. I wanted something fairly quick to make that had easy enough Javascript elements such as the inline-load and colour changer. I personally liked the layout but it was just screaming 2010 from everywhere. The layout was clunky and wasn't optimised well for mobile devices. In the end I decided to revamp the whole site for Halloween and then changed it to a standard red/black layout that works well with every device and resolution.
Click here to view the original V1 layout.
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PlanetSport is an upcoming project I thought of while bored one day. Although it's probably been replicated a couple hundred/thousands of times, I thought it would be fun nonetheless. This would be a great project for me to get hands on with and I'll be utilising ancient practices (all the way back to 2010!) to spice it up, including numerous RSS feeds being sent back and forth for everything sports related; a marquee news ticker underneath the navigation bar; sub-headers relevant to each respective sport and it's very own community.

Everything will be built up from the ground and will be the first time I properly work on an advanced user system which will, in turn, include staff ranks and cool features such as personal banners and images when commenting or interacting with other users.
Click here to visit the PlanetSport project.
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TheConnectorsPlace is a group of friends that have survived since the end of Next Generation Gaming. They have since started their own server project and have requested me to build a user control panel. I've already created a splash page for the website that will hopefully attract some keen eyes and will be starting on the user panel shortly. The aim of the panel is not just for user's in-game profiles but also to integrate all staff work and announcements into one place. Developers will be able to submit test cases to be performed and players will be able to create reports, suggestions and ban appeals all in the same place.
Click here to view TheConnectorsPlace live website.
The UCP is still under private development.

This is just a script I created to be able to update graphics threads on forums I frequent. It automatically populates all images in the selected directory and will throw them all into the textarea ready with BBCode.

Out of pure boredom I decided to create my own forum avatars free for personal use. A lot of them resembled things I enjoyed and others (like the 150x200 ones) were requested by people and later made available.

165x165 (Suitable for IPB, MyBB forums):
150x150 (Suitable for phpBB, XenForo forums):
150x200 (Suitable for vBulletin forums):
Just a selection of headers and logos I've created for projects.