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Member Since 14 Jun 1999
Offline Last Active Oct 03 2014 02:48 PM

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In Topic: Anybody left from the 2003 crowd?

15 November 2013 - 07:57 PM

Good to see so many familiar names in this thread..

In Topic: Site mobile interface

25 April 2011 - 02:53 PM

The sites front page on an iPhone fails to load due to an error with the news feature

Fatal error: Call to undefined method skin_ccs_global_3::featured_news() in/var/www/gamedev/admin/applications_addon/ips/ccs/sources/pages.php(416) : eval()'d code on line 14575

Active content does not show anything.

My biggest problem is that the site insists on showing the mobile version no matter what I would prefer. Yes there is a 'show full version" yet this only shows the full version for the current page, anytime you click a link you ignore my preference and show the mobile version again :(

I know there is an iPhone app for the forum software but I do not want to use an app to view the web, come on this is the web and I have a perfectly fine browser why would I want an app for this?

I think that's just an oversight on our part. We'll address it.

In Topic: Thumbs up, bro!

19 April 2011 - 08:26 AM

We agree that the front page needs work. Unfortunately it's going to be a little longer than we had hoped before we address it (addressing other areas of the site first).

I do hope this is a joke. The front page is:
The landing page where you would like people to enter your site.
Which gives the first impression of the site.

Where companies pay for articles and adverts to appear.

Understood and agreed. Reasoning is that the front page fits into the "good enough and functional" category while we both address other areas missing from the conversion as well as plan the content reorganization we've mentioned in our staff blog - both of which a front page redesign is dependent on.

In Topic: Thumbs up, bro!

19 April 2011 - 06:24 AM

EDIT: IMO the like buttons on the front page are unneeded clutter. In fact I think the front page would have far too much clutter even without those like buttons.

EDIT: For me everything on the front page, apart from the latest forum posts section, goes without a second glance because it seems like the worst kind of spam and thus I apply a very effective mental filter to it. I say the worst kind of spam because most of the content on the front page seems to be a flood of advertising disguised as news, where the disguising as news makes it not as good as, and less effective than, honest and undisguised advertising spam. But I suspect it only seems like that because there's too much of it.

I would like to see a dramatic decrease in quantity of content on the front page coupled with maintained or increased quality. Failing that I would like to be able to personalise the front page by choosing which modules are displayed for me.

While I'm at it, I would also like to be able to chose a less blindingly bright theme for the site as a whole.

Having said all that I would like to express my gratitude to gamedev.net. The quality and value of its community seems to be great and unique.

We agree that the front page needs work. Unfortunately it's going to be a little longer than we had hoped before we address it (addressing other areas of the site first). The front page now actually has a lot less information than it had in our old design, but we think the style is causing it to appear more cluttered than before so our focus will be on the layout and styling more than the actual content.

Having said that, the personalization you mentioned is the direction we're looking to go. It'll just take some time because we have some intermediate steps to get there.

In Topic: Thumbs up, bro!

19 April 2011 - 06:20 AM

Here, or using the "feedback" button?

Either place is fine. I'm monitoring this thread now, so any feedback will get put into our system.