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Postby Etaew » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:57 am

What would you like to see on the site?

I plan to complete my work on the web generators for databases, as well as provide desktop applications for the database team.

I'm also going to make a better version of the feature implementation todo list.

In a similar way I'm going to put a public page up for the quests tasks that need doing.

And a way to track database tasks.

Have any suggestions for the User Files section?
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Postby Sumy » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:22 am

I wanna see PHPBB 3 it has so much more features which are so nice :) but its only a suggest
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Postby Etaew » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:30 am

Sumy wrote:I wanna see PHPBB 3 it has so much more features which are so nice :) but its only a suggest
And it will come, we did our main trial on the player forums, two things will have to happen before we convert these forums though. Firstly the domain will have to be transferred properly, and secondly, the portal system which has our other pages will need to be rewritten for phpbb3.
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Postby IStandAloneToo » Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:55 pm

For the domain transfer - I can't get a hold of Cisien for the life of me. The domain will be transfered when I can do that!

Back on topic. I'd like to see an easier 'navigation' bar. Right now it is a little complicated to get to the wiki site. It would be nice to revamp the front page (I can help you with that).
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Postby Dinberg » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:57 pm

Are you still after my flash navigation bar? I postponed it because no further mention was received, but if you want it it's a mere few clicks away from completion.
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Postby IStandAloneToo » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:56 am

Dinberg wrote:Are you still after my flash navigation bar? I postponed it because no further mention was received, but if you want it it's a mere few clicks away from completion.


I am. I know that Etaew isn't found of using flash for web sites, but it is quite a cool feature. It is definitely something we should look at and not rule out right now!
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Postby Supgee » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:11 am

Maybe something created using Adobe Flex?

It's very flash oriented, and very interactive.

Would be cool to have something done in next generation. ;)
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Postby IStandAloneToo » Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:11 am

Supgee wrote:Maybe something created using Adobe Flex?

It's very flash oriented, and very interactive.

Would be cool to have something done in next generation. ;)


I agree. HTML can look quite dated. However, we still need to accommodate to those that only use HTML. Some balance will need to be made.

The navigation bar hasn't changed in a while which means that we may be able to make two 'versions' of the site. One strictly php driven and then one that use mostly php but also have flash or flex enhancements. Etaew where art thou! You must have something to say!
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Postby Etaew » Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:14 am

Be aware that this navigation bar WILL be loaded on EVERY page including forums, such as the current one, and as such, unless it loads instantly, won't be used.
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Postby ZioRed » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:31 am

Supgee wrote:Maybe something created using Adobe Flex?

mh.. I'm not so sure to like not-W3C rules for an open source project official site. Perhaps we may think about that on the website of the Official Shard, but on the dev site I'd prefer to see strict HTML (better if it is XHTML, so that I can read the site even from my mobile phone/pad, I like technology :P).

Finally my suggestion is to revamp this site with XHTML STRICT (it is now HTML 4.01 Transitional), except for forum which may use phpBB3 and a custom navigation menu more useful than the default one with our links and banner for wiki/downloads.

And a real good use of RSS feeds (create more than one for different news), so that I can add it to my blog(s) and web(s). :D
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Postby Etaew » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:51 am

You can create whatever RSS feed you want from the forums.

You can use any part of the DOL forums to generate RSS for yourself using the following URL:

http://www.dolserver.net/portal/rss.php

This file takes a few arguments, firstly f = forum id, c = post count, t = number of replies

for the front page we use:

http://www.dolserver.net/portal/rss.php?f=22&c=3&t=1

This says use the announcements forum, which ID is 22, only show the latest 3 threads, and limit it to the first post.

Below are a collection of RSS and XML feeds we use on the Dawn of Light site, feel free to use any of these.


ofc, replace dolserver.net with dol.talyn.de for now
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Postby ZioRed » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:59 am

Good, going to do some RSS :)
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Postby alex_speed » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:04 pm

Why not remove the portal and use a xHTML & CSS site with phpBB (we can use phpBB variable to see if loggued in etc). That would allow more flexibilities.
I would prefeer somethings that use xHTML and CSS only.
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Postby Etaew » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:30 pm

Would you like to come up with some examples alex?
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Postby alex_speed » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:03 pm

The site will be like any other site, and we can link it to use phpBB login/password like in this article http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/phpbb2- ... ntegration
So the site will have it's own template and won't be linked to phpBB style.
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