Author Topic: Redesign of diaspora.hard-light.net  (Read 694 times)

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Offline PIe

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Redesign of diaspora.hard-light.net
I've come up with a new website, and although I'm not a good web designer (as you will see), I thinks it's better than current.  In my view, the main advantage is that you don't have to visit the release thread to download the game and the the mirror links are all updated.  Basically, I copied and updated http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=81859.0.
Anyway, the new website is at https://github.com/plieblang/diaspora.hard-light.net.  Don't be too harsh; I know it's pretty basic.

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: Redesign of diaspora.hard-light.net
I like it a lot actually. My one suggestion though would be to move the release information to the downloads page and stick some more pretty pictures and links to the trailers on the main page. I've always thought that the main page of a website should show you why you want the game. I'd also suggest splitting up the downloads into Windows, Mac and Linux pages, what we have at the moment is a little too busy.

I should probably update those torrents to include the patches as well while I'm at it.
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Offline PIe

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Re: Redesign of diaspora.hard-light.net
Ok, I added a bunch of screenshots from the media pack to the homepage, as well as the release trailer and the fourth trailer.  I also divided the OS download sections into different pages.

 

Offline ngld

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Re: Redesign of diaspora.hard-light.net
For people who are lazy like me, here's a link which allows you to preview the website without downloading the repository.

I think the site looks nice. However, it's not a good idea to embed the full size images because it'll cause long loading times especially with slow connections.
I'd create thumbnails in the appropriate size and embed them instead.

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: Redesign of diaspora.hard-light.net
Yeah, looks good. I'll see about uploading it tomorrow if there are no other comments.
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Offline PIe

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Re: Redesign of diaspora.hard-light.net
However, it's not a good idea to embed the full size images because it'll cause long loading times especially with slow connections.
I'd create thumbnails in the appropriate size and embed them instead.
Good point.  Done.

 

Offline ngld

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Re: Redesign of diaspora.hard-light.net
Great.  :yes:

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: Redesign of diaspora.hard-light.net
Well I didn't manage to get it online before I went on holiday but the site should be up now. I'll update it with newer news at some point in the near future and move the current news page to older news or something.
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Offline PIe

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Re: Redesign of diaspora.hard-light.net
Cool!