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Development Updates

by Beige » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:15 pm

Hi All. New site is up and running, kinda.

Let's migrate discussion about look-and-feel, site functionality, what features we need next etc. and I'll use this as the general to-do list of what I tackle next in the sequence of improvements.

For now, here's what I'm working on:
1) General improvements to the style and UI - getting all the blue outa here, fixing up strange spacing issues
2) Static pages for things like Squad History, Podcast Archive, etc. etc.
3) Polls for missions and various voting things
4) Calendar? For organizing game nights?

Let's hear your suggestions...
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Re: Feature Wishlist

by Beige » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:25 pm

Oh, and in case I didn't mention it before: The best way to find out usability problems and to test for bugs is just to keep using the site and documenting what annoys you. Think of this forum as being Early Access.
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Re: Feature Wishlist

by Angry Jedi » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:02 pm

Could we maybe tweak the profile sidebar (i.e. the one that appears on posts) to not use all lower-case? It looks a bit weird when game titles and acronyms ("JRPGs", say) come out in all lower-case. I assume this is a CSS/theme thing.
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Re: Feature Wishlist

by Angry Jedi » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:24 pm

Calendar would be good. Image upload functionality would be helpful, too -- doesn't have to upload to Squad servers, I think the previous free forum used ServImg.
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Re: Feature Wishlist

by Beige » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:43 pm

Image uploading is a priority for me as well. I'll take a look at it on Wednesday night and do the necessary FTP jiggery pokery and/or install Lightbox
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Re: Feature Wishlist

by Alex Connolly » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:00 pm

EBP Subforum please! Give those boys a home [for discussion].
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Re: Feature Wishlist

by Alex Connolly » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:38 pm

Stunning work thus far, it must be said. Our place in [cyber]space.
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Re: Feature Wishlist

by Beige » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:25 pm

There's plenty more work to be done, but great to see it coming together at last.

I'm shocked at how well the forum is holding together on a usability level. So far, no major engine explosions and we've been able to get up and running more or less with due speed with a healthy amount of posts.

I'm going to see if I can get a 'working backwards from most recent post' squawkbox page going. I can see some of our large theads (whatcha playing?) are going to get nuts once they're months in.
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Re: Feature Wishlist

by RocGaude » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:03 pm

Since the forum is blocked at work, an RSS feed for new posts & comments on subscribed topics would be nice.
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Re: Feature Wishlist

by Beige » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:00 am

Also did general icon cleanup, background colors, user group colors, some minor styling and tweaking etc. etc.
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