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Sneak Peek
« Topic Start: April 28, 2017, 01:42:14 AM »
So there's a reason there haven't been any major updates of live since February. I've been working on this:



I've got all the actual functionality working now, including some major improvements to how logging in works (less clicks when your session times out, and hopefully less likelihood of losing stuff you typed).

With luck, it will go live tomorrow. With less luck, it will almost certainly still go live next week. :)

Feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #1: April 28, 2017, 03:04:52 AM »
*cowers from the light*

Soooo much change! Aaahhh! I can't deal with this!!!

1. Super stoked about the heraldry. Awesome feature! Are there many options? Or will it be like realm banners where you have to make something yourself and upload it?
2. Really great info collection. Gives a great dashboard for the family.
3. I looooooove greyscale. So this sucks for me lol but it is clean and pretty IMO so I guess I can deal.
4. How well does it translate to mobile? I know since the site got a little more friendly, a LOT of players check in during the day on mobile devices.
5. I love the sorting button. I don't want to see those paused wretches greying out my family.

So all in all I think I would score this 14/17 Roughnecks killing bugs on Klendathu.
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« Reply #2: April 28, 2017, 03:10:27 AM »
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1. Super stoked about the heraldry. Awesome feature! Are there many options? Or will it be like realm banners where you have to make something yourself and upload it?
Many, many options. This is actually an unfinished feature from many, many years back, that a developer was working on and didn't quite pan out due to browser limitations at the time. Now, browsers are all on board, so with a few fixes, it was able to be brought on board after being long-forgotten. Also, M&F uses this too, apparently.

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« Reply #3: April 28, 2017, 04:13:05 AM »
4. How well does it translate to mobile? I know since the site got a little more friendly, a LOT of players check in during the day on mobile devices.

Making sure that the layout and styles translate properly to mobile is one of the last things I have to do before sending it live.

The character cards will flow smoothly into a single column, or anything in between, due to a snazzy little JS library called Isotope.
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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #4: April 28, 2017, 12:31:07 PM »
*long trail of drool* Me likey. A lot.
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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #5: April 28, 2017, 01:00:03 PM »
Little request: could "delete account" be put somewhere more... hidden. For the mobile, at least. Can't count the number of times I accidentally click on links just trying to scroll.

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« Reply #6: April 28, 2017, 01:51:21 PM »
Little request: could "delete account" be put somewhere more... hidden. For the mobile, at least. Can't count the number of times I accidentally click on links just trying to scroll.

It takes you to a separate page, where you have to put in your email & password and a reason for deleting, then click a delete button.

If you can manage to do all of that accidentally while trying to scroll, then I'm sorry, I can't really help you. ;D
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« Reply #7: April 28, 2017, 01:52:55 PM »
It takes you to a separate page, where you have to put in your email & password and a reason for deleting, then click a delete button.

If you can manage to do all of that accidentally while trying to scroll, then I'm sorry, I can't really help you. ;D

Well, as long as auto-fill doesn't apply to that page.

Does it...?

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« Reply #8: April 28, 2017, 01:53:46 PM »
Well, as long as auto-fill doesn't apply to that page.

Does it...?

I believe it does not—I will check it before sending this update live.

In any case, it certainly does not apply to the Reason For Deletion field, which is also required.
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« Reply #9: April 28, 2017, 02:23:40 PM »
I believe it does not—I will check it before sending this update live.

In any case, it certainly does not apply to the Reason For Deletion field, which is also required.

Alright, as long as there's a box that needs manual filling, it should be safe. A bunch of unfortunate clicks can occur, especially with wet fingers which makes the tactile screen go all nuts. Is there a minimum number of characters on the because box? :P

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« Reply #10: April 28, 2017, 02:24:39 PM »
Alright, as long as there's a box that needs manual filling, it should be safe. A bunch of unfortunate clicks can occur, especially with wet fingers which makes the tactile screen go all nuts. Is there a minimum number of characters on the because box? :P

Right now it's just "at least 1", but I feel like we should expand that to foil the people who delete and just put "." as their reason...
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« Reply #11: April 28, 2017, 02:26:02 PM »
Right now it's just "at least 1", but I feel like we should expand that to foil the people who delete and just put "." as their reason...
I vote for 8 so that even "because" isn't long enough :P

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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #12: April 28, 2017, 10:58:27 PM »
Well, it looks like there were enough complications with getting the login improvements to work that this will not be going live tonight. Sorry, folks.

I still expect to get it done early next week. :)
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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #13: April 28, 2017, 11:40:52 PM »
This is amazing. can't wait!
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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #14: May 03, 2017, 03:05:41 PM »
I think it looks neat as well, by the way.

And I think all the feedback is welcome now or after it gets implemented.

Great work! 8)
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