Author Topic: Redesign of diaspora.hard-light.net  (Read 1849 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.
[6:23 PM] PIe: why do I have the feeling that I shouldn't be able to give orders to 22nd armored hq
[6:24 PM] Axem: 22nd armored hq, i order you to get me a cup of coffee
[6:24 PM] PIe: and donuts
[6:24 PM] PIe: BECAUSE THIS IS THE GTVA POLICE
[6:25 PM] Axem: :O
[6:25 PM] Axem: am i under arrest
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: no, just please step out of the myrmidon
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: you have so much to fred for

 

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.
[6:23 PM] PIe: why do I have the feeling that I shouldn't be able to give orders to 22nd armored hq
[6:24 PM] Axem: 22nd armored hq, i order you to get me a cup of coffee
[6:24 PM] PIe: and donuts
[6:24 PM] PIe: BECAUSE THIS IS THE GTVA POLICE
[6:25 PM] Axem: :O
[6:25 PM] Axem: am i under arrest
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: no, just please step out of the myrmidon
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: you have so much to fred for

 

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.
[6:23 PM] PIe: why do I have the feeling that I shouldn't be able to give orders to 22nd armored hq
[6:24 PM] Axem: 22nd armored hq, i order you to get me a cup of coffee
[6:24 PM] PIe: and donuts
[6:24 PM] PIe: BECAUSE THIS IS THE GTVA POLICE
[6:25 PM] Axem: :O
[6:25 PM] Axem: am i under arrest
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: no, just please step out of the myrmidon
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: you have so much to fred for

 

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!
[6:23 PM] PIe: why do I have the feeling that I shouldn't be able to give orders to 22nd armored hq
[6:24 PM] Axem: 22nd armored hq, i order you to get me a cup of coffee
[6:24 PM] PIe: and donuts
[6:24 PM] PIe: BECAUSE THIS IS THE GTVA POLICE
[6:25 PM] Axem: :O
[6:25 PM] Axem: am i under arrest
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: no, just please step out of the myrmidon
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: you have so much to fred for

  

Offline PIe

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Re: Redesign of diaspora.hard-light.net
I updated the Downloads page to add a Knossos download button.
Also, I noticed that in the live site's CSS, the color for <h1> elements is #aaaeaa.  However, as far as I can tell, all h1 elements should be transparent.  Currently, you can just barely see the bottom of some of the letters in the headers which a little weird.
Edit:  OK I see a couple places in the news page where h1 is being used.  I suppose I could make those h2s.
https://github.com/plieblang/diaspora.hard-light.net
https://rawgit.com/plieblang/diaspora.hard-light.net/master/index.html
« Last Edit: March 27, 2018, 11:48:22 pm by PIe »
[6:23 PM] PIe: why do I have the feeling that I shouldn't be able to give orders to 22nd armored hq
[6:24 PM] Axem: 22nd armored hq, i order you to get me a cup of coffee
[6:24 PM] PIe: and donuts
[6:24 PM] PIe: BECAUSE THIS IS THE GTVA POLICE
[6:25 PM] Axem: :O
[6:25 PM] Axem: am i under arrest
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: no, just please step out of the myrmidon
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: you have so much to fred for