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Tabula Rasa group website now online

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:08 pm
by M.Steiner
"I am pleased to announce the launch of our latest group website, for Tabula Rasa!
The site is intended to be used for displaying general Tabula Rasa news as well as any group news that we may have to share, a gallery to show off our screenshots and a page explaining who we are, what were about and how to go about joining us.

The site is also intended to be small, so whether we have one or two (EU/US) groups in TR when the game is released, the site should operate just as good for two groups as it would for one, making it a perfect place to introduce our new recruits to. That said, if we need to add an extra page for something in the future that shouldnt be a problem.

I must say Im very pleased with the site so I can only hope everyone else is too, if you encounter any problems just give me a shout and Ill see what I can do.

Finally Id just like to say a huge thanks to Anny who has helped me solve several problems that i came across throughout the building process which has been a big help!"

http://www.shatteredstar.org/groups/tr


Few notes:
  • Site designed for 1024x768
  • The "view older news items" page gives you a 404 right now but will work as it should as the site gets going, tis not broken. As the site has only just launched and there's only been 1 news post made on the site so far there are no older news items for that page to display.
  • For the people that don't play TR - The 2 big symbols you can see on the images to the right side of the news/join pages are the logos for "Friend" and "Community". I thought they suited us nicely.
  • The Gallery is using a new system that i wanted to try out, which is different to what our other sites are using. Because of this the page isn't using screenshots found in the navmanager, however, i plan to try get them both working together in the future if i can. In the meantime, if you have any TR screenshots you've taken that you'd like adding to the gallery you can either send them to me or upload them somewhere for me to grab. Give me a shout in IRC/PM!
  • The link to the forum is pointing to our forum index rather than the TR forum, this is intended. I thought since the TR site will be one of the first things our new recruits see, introducing them to the forums as a whole rather than leading them straight into our TR forum might be a good idea. They then see from the get go that there's more to us than the group they're interested in joining and with any luck it may encourage them to go about our other forums as well as the TR one. Then again it might not! lol.


Comments are welcome. :)

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:14 pm
by Anubis
Heh, no thanks are necessary. I'm always happy to help.

As I've said throughout the development when you were showing me snippets, the website looks great. You've done a really good job on it, so congrats for finally getting it finished and up (no thanks to me for having our little accident when you were ready to upload ;) ). There is a link to it on the main page now, so hopefully visitors will be able to view and appreciate it and the work you put in :thumb:

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:43 am
by Scorpius
Think you should have added chaos on there as well.......... :lol:
Oh yeah nice job on the website, I can safely say I have no idea on creating one......... :thumb:

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:04 pm
by QuantumDelta
Hey hey hey realll nice, I love the Logos choices ;)

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:15 pm
by Ash
Kudos @ MS

:thumb:

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:48 pm
by M.Steiner
Cheers for the comments everyone, and to the peeps that have commented on IRC as well. Really appreciate it.
Glad you all like it. ;)

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:36 am
by Ruhn
Awesome MS! .... damn ive been away for 2 long :O.. anyways I got my eye on TR, I hope to play again with you guys in the near future =) :thumb:

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:09 am
by M.Steiner
Thankies Ruhn!
Will look forward to playing with you again, if not TR then maybe something else at some point. Has been a while. ;)

By the way, if any of you that play TR (or plan to) want to be able to post news items on the TR site just let me know. It's prolly not wise to have every one of us posting news on there cos it could turn out a little spammy, but you guys should be able to contribute news just as much as myself and anyone else that already can, if/when you want to. After-all it's for the group. :)