Hi folks,

We have upgraded some of the frameworks we use on the site -- Bootstrap has a new major version that's been stable for a few months, and that required an upgrade to jQuery as well. As we plan out future changes to the site, these new tools make things easier for us and better for you.

Some of the tools from Bootstrap 3.x we were using are gone in 4, so we had to re-work things a bit. Fortunately, the tools that replace it in Bootstrap 4 are better, and it gave us an opportunity to improve those things with some redesigns.

For now, we just tried to make things look like the site pre-upgrade for the most part, but in situations where that wasn't possible we put on a fresh coat of paint. You'll notice some things look different, hopefully for the better! In terms of things you most likely use often, comments will be notably different, and private messages use the same kind of design now. As Jon mentioned in the comments below (can't believe I forgot to mention this!) the games lists you'll find in a few places on the site have a major overhaul and look way better than before.

Please let us know if you run into any bugs or have any other feedback!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/19/2018 at 05:28pm

Travis did the majority of the work here, so toss all the good will to him.

One problem I've noticed for a while now was that when you were on the game list each entry looked pretty bland and samey. Each game is different and some games have a pretty rich legacy and I wanted to differentiate them when you are look at the games list. So an idea I had was to put an icon next to each game depending on what console it primarily came out on. And in the case where we have an icon for the game, display that as some do. I like the way it turned out and Travis and I iterated on the algorithm to select the right icon based on the game for a bit and like what we came up with.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/19/2018 at 05:37pm

Thanks Jon!

And the games list changes Jon mentions carry over to viewing other people's games and your own game list.

AzureAzule   Super Member wrote on 05/19/2018 at 06:23pm

Cool! Some things do look better, nice work! I like Jon's link to most popular games. It's actually kind of surprising to find out that some games have more posts than others, like Terraria isn't higher up on the list.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 05/20/2018 at 02:08am

Shut up and take my money! $$$

Thanks for managing the site Travis and Jon! It is an awesome site.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/20/2018 at 02:51am


Thanks guys!

AzureAzule   Super Member wrote on 05/20/2018 at 02:57am

I'm pretty impressed, really. You know how frustrated I got with advanced programming. I can do simple HTML, but I'm clueless when it comes to more advanced web design. Good job!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/20/2018 at 03:29am

Yeah. It’s been a lot of fun. It’s been way better since I somehow convinced Travis to help. smile

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 05/22/2018 at 12:14am


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