The new format keeps the wiki layout but greatly speeds up access (especially for dial up owners).
You can watch the development here.
The recent completions are:
- The Whats New page now an imports my newsfeed. This reduces the duplication of writing the newsfeed and the Whats New section.
- Designed the favicon for the final version incorporating the new white dice logo (although not implemented on the beta site yet).
- From beta testers it became apparent that users what the same functionality as the present site. So when clicking on a rule name it now opens as a new page in the browser.
- The Broken Link footer to each rules has now been reduced to an "!" at the end of the rule description thus reducing the clutter on the page
- Likewise I have dropped the format type the rules are in as this has become superfluous to what users require now.
- Looked at implementing forums but at present time this has been shelved as other sites like The Miniatures Page suffices for the hobby and is well established.
Still to do:
- The RSS newsfeed details will have to be redesigned slightly when the new site is implemented so that the Whats New section reads properly
- The Links section needs converting to the new format.
- Still have to convert data for the 2 largest sections yet: World War 2 and Sci Fi
- Decide on any further features to the site. Should I have a guestbook; bring and buy section; rule writing area. This will probably be left to a later implementation if there is need for it.