Wild Mood Swings - www.wildmoodswings.co.uk

What is Wild Mood Swings?

It's a simple game: you select a mood from the pull-down list, click on 'take me away' and it'll whisk you away to an appropriate site. Each time you reload the page or click the shuffle moods link, the moods are sorted into a different order.

What do I need to work it?

You need a Javascript-compatible browser. If you don't know if you've got Javascript or not, you probably have. If you've switched Javascript off, you'll need to switch it on again.

Some of the links will take you to sites that require the Flash plug-in or Shockwave plug-in. Most internet users won't experience any problems using the sites linked to here.

If it's not working, it's possible you have a pop-up blocker installed that is stopping Wild Mood Swings from opening your destination site in a new window. In that case, try disabling your pop-up blocker. Google Toolbar will let you block unrequested advertising pop-ups, without blocking content windows such as those used by Wild Mood Swings.

Who's behind it?

Sean McManus, a UK business and technology writer. I am the author of iPad for the Older and Wiser, Web Design in Easy Steps, Microsoft Office for the Older and Wiser, Social Networking for the Older and Wiser, music industry satire University of Death, and Small Business Websites That Work. I am also co-author of The Customer Service Pocketbook.

Why not read my blog about writing and technology and check out my webmaster tutorials and photo galleries.

Why was it developed?

Well, I think it's a cool idea and you've got to make time for cool ideas once in a while.

When was it launched?

The original version was hosted at the first version of my personal site in 1998. This redesign and revamp launched Friday 14 February 2003. New moods are regularly added in.

Can I suggest my site?

Sorry, no - I tried accepting suggestions for a while but they were nearly all from webmasters trying to plug their own sites. Nearly all were unsuitable. It wasn't a good use of my time.

How was it designed?

The graphics were designed using Macromedia Fireworks and the HTML was hand-coded using a freeware version of Homesite. The game itself is a simple form. The game uses Javascript to shuffle and otherwise manage the links. The design, code and concept are protected by copyright. If you're interested in website design, see my resources for webmasters.

Disclaimer

Sean McManus and the team at Wild Mood Swings are not responsible for any content you find on other websites. Wild Mood Swings works by taking you to other websites, outside our control. We review the page we link to (obviously), but don't have time to follow all the links from that page. Occasionally, pages change after we review them so do notify us if you're worried about anything you see: roughly speaking, links should be suitable for ages 15+. We reserve the right to add, remove and amend all links at any time. By using this site, you accept that you use it at your own risk and that we're not responsible for any bad feelings.

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