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tampie85
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tampie85 worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award! tampie85 worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: AGS Website Redesign
Reply 100 on 22 Jun 2021, 21:14

Sorry to hear it doesn't work in  the browser you want to use.

Thank you  :) I have a website to practice the PHP AGA taught me, but besides that I have no experience in web design. I guess watching professionals for years paid off.

I think I have good news too and managed to fix the splash page on mobile landscape and small devices. Fingers crossed. It'll be in the next release.

tampie85
Mittens Earl
Administrator
tampie85 worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award! tampie85 worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: AGS Website Redesign
Reply 101 on 24 Jun 2021, 14:02

===== UPDATE =====

I absolutely love your ideas to improve the site (bookmarking, modules/plugin search, proactive reviews, mags, dark theme, etc.).
EDIT:
The redesign is now available in dark theme too. The paths are added in the below mentioned URL. Don't use the menu to navigate, you'll lose the dark theme.

To make sure the redesign doesn't end up in a never ending project, I decided to focus only on existing pages/functionality and put the improvements on a list that can be looked at after initial go live.

And I think I'm finished with the redesign :-D

You still should be able to navigate using the menu, but I also made a list of all pages, and the scenarios I could think of, which gives you a better image:

https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/temp-mapping.php

===== HELP WANTED =====

Design Review
Please keep your feedback on the design coming. I validated every page/scenario with W3C HTML validator and looked at it in mobile, tablet and desktop view using Chrome Dev Tools.
Post it in this thread if something looks odd/doesn't work/is unclear on a certain device/browser.

Content review
We would really appreciate if you review the content on the redesign on, i.e.:
  • Is it up to date?
  • Is it complete?
  • Does the sequence make sense? (e.g. filter/sort on the search page, or the specs list at the top of the game details page, or the links in the menu/footer)
Please post your suggested changes in this thread.

Images
It would be amazing if someone can help us with creating custom images to make the site look even better. These are the ones I think we need:
  • Splash - full screen image with transparency to keep the text readable. Likely need a few versions to make sure it looks good on the most popular screen sizes. (Homepage)
  • AGS Screenshots - Do we want plain screenshots or something fancier like on the current homepage? (Homepage - AGS)
  • Image not found (Search - Game Details)
  • Awards (Game Details - Ratings)
  • Panel/Pick (Game Details - Ratings)
  • User Rating (Game Details - Ratings)
  • Features (AGS)
  • Requirements (AGS)

Looking forward to see the feedback and can't wait to see the site with suitable images!  :-D


Re: AGS Website Redesign
Reply 102 on 24 Jun 2021, 17:01

Tampie85, amazing work! I think this last message of yours should be split into a topic of it's own so there's more focus on what's up to the community to do.

Regarding the mapping, I noticed the legal information may contain a bit of old information, basically on the license of things that comes with AGS, and what comes with AGS is changing with the new SDL based version. There's also non-current information on mp3 patents that have now expired. Is it possible to pickup the data from that page from a wiki or something ? I could update the license/legal information in this new page. The page also appears to have a mix of info from AGS was closed source there.

AGA
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Re: AGS Website Redesign
Reply 103 on 24 Jun 2021, 17:09

Tampie85, amazing work! I think this last message of yours should be split into a topic of it's own so there's more focus on what's up to the community to do.

Regarding the mapping, I noticed the legal information may contain a bit of old information, basically on the license of things that comes with AGS, and what comes with AGS is changing with the new SDL based version. There's also non-current information on mp3 patents that have now expired. Is it possible to pickup the data from that page from a wiki or something ? I could update the license/legal information in this new page. The page also appears to have a mix of info from AGS was closed source there.

Makes sense to make it editable.  I'm certainly planning to have some pages draw their content from the wiki (when I get around to implementing those pages).  I think we should keep the existing legal info as an archive, if only because we still offer the last CJ-made version as a download; we'd make it clear it's not the up to date licence though, and have a separate area for the current licence.

tampie85
Mittens Earl
Administrator
tampie85 worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award! tampie85 worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: AGS Website Redesign
Reply 104 on 25 Jun 2021, 13:21

Tampie85, amazing work! I think this last message of yours should be split into a topic of it's own so there's more focus on what's up to the community to do.

Regarding the mapping, I noticed the legal information may contain a bit of old information, basically on the license of things that comes with AGS, and what comes with AGS is changing with the new SDL based version. There's also non-current information on mp3 patents that have now expired. Is it possible to pickup the data from that page from a wiki or something ? I could update the license/legal information in this new page. The page also appears to have a mix of info from AGS was closed source there.

Thanks! Yes please on creating the legal page on the Wiki, then it'll be ready to pull in. I'll change the current page to make clear it it only applicable for Chris' latest version (I wasn't aware that that was the case).

AGA
Administrator
Mittens Deity
¡Qué alí­vio!
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner AGA worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award! AGA worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: AGS Website Redesign
Reply 105 on 29 Jun 2021, 20:13

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