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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Kiddy14 » October 31st, 2008, 7:21 am

That happens to me too. If I remember correctly, Qyz said he was going to contact his "server holding service place... uhh" thing because of those problems.
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Qyzbud » October 31st, 2008, 7:14 pm

There's a lot of discussion about these server errors in the general troubleshooting topic. I haven't yet found a solution, but I sure hope to soon... I just paid for another year of hosting, so it will be a shame if I'm wasting money on a crappy service. :S

If it comes to it, I'll pay for another hosting service. I don't want the site to be unreliable - especially with all the great plans I have in store.
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby gamer_boy997 » November 11th, 2008, 2:13 am

I went onto the DKC Atlas website, and noticed this part of the update:

More level info will be added soon, and some cool challenges by gamer_boy997 will be featured in tomorrow's update.


Boy, am I excited!
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Qyzbud » November 11th, 2008, 10:10 am

Haha, yeah that's definitely something to be excited about. :P
It's about time I included some of your excellent challenges.

Cyclone wrote:Qyzbud just a minor suggestion. Would it be possible to add a "+" button somewhere on the pages so that you can make the text bigger? It was borderline too small for me before and now it is too small. It's so small on my monitor that you can tell that the text is not rendering as nice as it should and i'm finding it hard to read. Thanks.

I'll definitely take a look at that. Should be easy enough to implement... You must think I'm out to get you after our last discussion about fonts. :roll:
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Cyclone » November 11th, 2008, 1:11 pm

Thanks. Out to get me? hehe no. I understand you want to get as much as you can on the pages.
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby gamer_boy997 » November 16th, 2008, 3:47 pm

Noticed that you added a dozen challenges or so (two of them are mine :D ). You also finished the Ice Age Alley map. This may sound kind of dumb, but on the map index page's map list, ice age alley isn't in white text. You may want to fix that, since it will let people know that that map is finished. Also, we are in mid-November, and according to one of the updates, the DKC2 atlas is right around the corner! It should come... probably within the next week.
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Qyzbud » November 21st, 2008, 6:36 pm

You are as observant as always... and I will not disappoint. ;)
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby gamer_boy997 » November 26th, 2008, 3:10 pm

Okay, I hope I'm not spoiling anything again, but...

Spoiler!
Go to dkc-atlas.com, NOT dkc-atlas.com/dkc, got to dkc-atlas.com, and you will notice it shows the 3 title screens of the games, and you can click the first DKC to goes to a 404 message, but the second and third don't lead to anything yet...
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Kiddy14 » November 26th, 2008, 3:20 pm

I don't think you're spoiling anything.
In fact not many people browse that page so it's kind of a good idea to tell of it here =P
For me the first DKC image works.
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby gamer_boy997 » November 26th, 2008, 3:28 pm

Yeah, it just started working for me too, right after I posted that message :lol: .

EDIT: It stopped working again :cry: .

EDIT 2: Now it started again :| , it will probably flip back and forth.
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby PotoGamer » November 26th, 2008, 3:35 pm

That's totally new! I visited that page like 20 minutes ago and it wasn't there...It seems like a good intro page, and actually makes that page more useful (not that it wasn't, but you can access the forums from http://www.dkc-atlas.com/dkc, so the page didn't have too much of a purpose...). :D
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Stone » November 26th, 2008, 6:50 pm

That's awesome! That's what I was waiting for. For days! :)
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Jomingo » November 26th, 2008, 11:30 pm

Yes, the DKC Atlas hub page is up and running. It may seem, like Potogamer said, "Purposeless", but it will have much more to offer in the near future.

Come on, have we ever dissapointed?
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Qyzbud » November 26th, 2008, 11:47 pm

Hahaha - don't answer that. :P

gamer_boy, I'm thoroughly amazed at how quickly you noticed the latest developments. There was talk over here about the hub page mere moments after I did the update!

The hub is very basic at the moment, but as you would expect, I have lots of plans to make it a far more valuable home page for the Atlas. Exciting times! :D
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Jomingo » November 26th, 2008, 11:59 pm

I'm thoroughly amazed that Qyzbud is logged on the same time I am. It's like seeing bigfoot, that rarely ever happens...

EDIT: And he's gone...
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Qyzbud » November 27th, 2008, 12:02 am

It just hit midnight for me here in Adelaide... What time is it in your zone, Joe Mango? I think I'll be coding and foruming until the wee hours... ;)
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Jomingo » November 27th, 2008, 12:12 am

Midnight! It's 8:32 am over here. Does that mean it's still DKC Day where you live?
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Qyzbud » November 27th, 2008, 1:38 am

Actually we Adelaidians are ahead of you by 15.5 hours... It's tomorrow here!

By the time it's tomorrow for you, I'll be ready to launch the DKC2 Atlas and the Features section. Hopefully! :)
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby gamer_boy997 » November 27th, 2008, 2:44 am

Aw man :( , I think I will leave for vacation by the time you release it :cry: , that is if you were saying YOU to me, or were you saying that to Jomingo?
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Tiptup Jr. » November 27th, 2008, 3:28 am

QYZ! THE SITE IS SO effing AWESOME!!!!111!!!!!!!11111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I first saw it I was like :o, but now I'm like :D .
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Simion32 » November 27th, 2008, 7:27 am

Qyzbud wrote:Almost ready, be patient... ;)

Wow, I can't wait! And just in time for thanksgiving, too! :mrgreen:
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Kiddy14 » November 27th, 2008, 12:00 pm

I think some flash in the future would work.

Don't worry Qyz, we're patient :P
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Qyzbud » November 27th, 2008, 3:41 pm

Well hopefully my calculations are correct, and it's just after Jomingomidnight now... I have done a hurried update, so there are a few pretty new things to see!

Flash will be a big consideration in the very near future. ;)
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby PotoGamer » November 27th, 2008, 3:48 pm

Yay! An articles section! Maybe I'll write an article later. That's a cool update, and I can't wait to check out DKC-Atlas tomorrow to see if you've got DKC2-Atlas ready. :) I've a small question, will DKC2-Atlas come with any level info pages or features ready?

Wow, I'm so EXCITED! :D

EDIT: DKC2-Atlas is here, and I love the design, I can't wait to see what you'll do for DKC3!
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Jomingo » November 28th, 2008, 5:19 am

Unfortunately, at least at this point in time, the "articles" section is for site staff to write for only. Except for the DKC History Month project, which gives you free reign to write any article(though we may choose not to include it, it depends upon it's quality) for the site.

The articles that are listed as "coming soon" will be up as soon as we can get them ready(they are all finished, but they need to be formatted to look nice).

Remember, anyone who wants to write an article for DKC History Month you only have the month of November to do so....
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Jomingo » December 3rd, 2008, 7:42 am

Has no one else noticed Qyz's DKC2 updates?

Perhaps DKC2 Atlas needs it's own topic?
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Qyzbud » December 3rd, 2008, 9:04 am

I'm sure people have noticed, but they are pretty small updates so far. I'm planning to integrate the forum into the site, so anyone browsing the site or forum will be informed of updates. I'm working on doing this right now, actually. :)
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Kiddy14 » December 3rd, 2008, 9:49 am

I'd actually like if all Updates would be in only one list. Having DKC2's in its own makes it difficult to keep track of all of them.
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Qyzbud » December 3rd, 2008, 10:13 am

I'm glad you like that idea, because that's how I'm planning to organise things. :)

The hub/home page will include a list of all recent site updates (including forum changes/upgrades, etc.), and the News section of the home page will feature reports of DKC-related games, media, etc., as well as notable fan project releases and that sort of thing.
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby PotoGamer » December 7th, 2008, 11:38 am

I just noticed that when you click on the Projects or News sections and you're sent to the hub page, there isn't a DKC2-Atlas link. It's not really a big deal (just click back), but I thought you should know anyway.

Is it me, or did you change the hub background? (I remembered it was completely dark...right?)
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Jomingo » December 16th, 2008, 7:04 am

Whoah, big update! Projects, Articles, DKC News, and Site News.

Only things: The link on the top of the forum still links to DKC Atlas instead of the hub, and there is no news about Jungle Biit(which is very big and exciting news in my opinion..)
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Tiptup Jr. » December 16th, 2008, 7:41 am

The site seems to be messed up in Firefox... It says "DKC Atals" twice and the sentence below it is off-center. Still cool though, Qyz!

EDIT: Here you go.
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Kiddy14 » December 16th, 2008, 7:45 am

It looks ok to me :?:
The link to the DKC2 Remix Project in the Projects section, links to the Lanterns remix.
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Tiptup Jr. » December 16th, 2008, 7:46 am

That's weird... I put a picture up there, but for the sake of convenience I guess I should post again. Right here.
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Kiddy14 » December 16th, 2008, 8:08 am

It should look like this:
Image
I'm using Firefox, so the only thing I did to capture the snapshot was Abduction! extension (which lets you capture a picture of a website =P)
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Qyzbud » December 16th, 2008, 8:56 am

Okay, I'll fix that DKC2 project/Lanterns link as soon as possible.

Tiptup, try doing a full refresh - Ctrl+F5. That oughta fix things.

Joe, what do you mean by 'Jungle Biit'? :lol:
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Jomingo » December 16th, 2008, 9:17 am

That was intentional, it's the term I came up with to refer to the Wii Jungle Beat(get it?)
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Qyzbud » December 16th, 2008, 1:32 pm

Ah yes, nice word play, my brain must have been switched off... :P The News and Updates feeds will be getting a workout later today, and tomorrow. Lots to add and improve. I'm at a point where I can put plenty of work into any part of the site... and then there's the imminent release of the DKC3 Atlas, to boot. Exciting times, I tell you. ;)
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Cody » December 17th, 2008, 4:26 pm

Oh my... I absolutely love the look of the website. It's honestly lovely. You're doing a FABULOUS job, Qyz.... I'm honestly very impressed. ;)
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Stone » December 27th, 2008, 3:57 am

DKC3 Atlas is online and it looks great so far!

And no, I haven't played DKC3 with MERRY code yet :roll:

EDIT: Qyzbud, I've just noticed that you provided a faulty link to Lakeside Limbo in the news section: http://www.dkc-atlas.com/maps/dkc3/1-1
I suggest using http://www.dkc-atlas.com/dkc3/levels/1-1 :mrgreen:
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Qyzbud » December 27th, 2008, 10:56 am

Cheers Stone... copy + paste caught me out!
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby gamer_boy997 » December 27th, 2008, 3:52 pm

DKC3 Atlas released=A GIANT puzzle piece added!
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Kowbrainz » December 28th, 2008, 1:31 am

It's good to see DKC3 up.

It's not so good to see my browser acting all funky and not displaying the level info pages again. Agh. :(
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby gamer_boy997 » January 1st, 2009, 11:59 am

Here are a few small things about the site you might want to know:

Spoiler!
1. First of all, the DKC and DKC2 Atlases don't have a link to the DKC3 Atlas in the Home drop-down menu.

2. All 3 atlases have a link to their own atlas in the home drop-down menu, I don't think that's needed :lol: .

3. For the DKC2 and 3 Atlases, if you click on the first world on the level info drop-down menu, you get a snapshot of the world map, but on the right of it are broken images, are those supposed to be there?

4. On the bottom of the pages for the DKC1 and DKC2 Atlases, there are images of Kongs, and a unique item from that game, but the DKC3 Atlas doesn't have these. :(

Not really important stuff, but it makes the site feel more... "complete" or "perfect", not that it has to be perfect or anything :lol: .

EDIT: Here's a couple more small things.

5. On the DKC1 Atlas main page, it says something like, "A guide to Donkey Kong Country", you might want to do the same thing with the other atlases by saying, "A guide to Donkey Kong Country 2/3".

6. At the top of the DKC1 Atlas, it says, "Level Maps!", which leads to DKC's level maps, you might want to do the same with the DKC2 and DKC3 Atlases.

EDIT 2:

7. On the DKC2 and DKC3 Atlases, when I click on Level Info on the top list, I go to a odd selection page, but on the DKC1 Atlas, I go to a more "fit" page, but this is probably because you're still working on it.

EDIT 3:

8. On the DKC3 Atlas, when you put your cursor over Home, some black appears above it.

9. On the DKC3 Atlas world map, the outline isn't fully around the snapshot.

There are probably hundreds of other things out there I can list here.
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Simion32 » January 1st, 2009, 12:14 pm

gamer_boy997 wrote:All 3 atlases have a link to their own atlas in the home drop-down menu, I don't think that's needed :lol: .

Actually, those links are needed to return to the homepage of that game's Atlas. At least, that's the way I think it works.
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby gamer_boy997 » January 1st, 2009, 12:16 pm

^ Oh, I didn't notice that, thanks for pointing that out!
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Qyzbud » January 1st, 2009, 1:17 pm

gamer_boy997 wrote:the DKC and DKC2 Atlases don't have a link to the DKC3 Atlas in the Home drop-down menu.
Fixed. (forgot to upload updated menus)

All 3 atlases have a link to their own atlas in the home drop-down menu, I don't think that's needed
Simion's got the right idea...

For the DKC2 and 3 Atlases, if you click on the first world on the level info drop-down menu, you get a snapshot of the world map, but on the right of it are broken images, are those supposed to be there?
Work in progress. :lol:

On the bottom of the pages for the DKC1 and DKC2 Atlases, there are images of Kongs, and a unique item from that game, but the DKC3 Atlas doesn't have these.
You noticed! I'll be sure to pick some pic's soon.

On the DKC1 Atlas main page, it says something like, "A guide to Donkey Kong Country", you might want to do the same thing with the other atlases by saying, "A guide to Donkey Kong Country 2/3".
Another work in progress... this one ought to be pretty easy. Heh.

At the top of the DKC1 Atlas, it says, "Level Maps!", which leads to DKC's level maps, you might want to do the same with the DKC2 and DKC3 Atlases.
Maybe once I actually have level maps for the other games...

On the DKC2 and DKC3 Atlases, when I click on Level Info on the top list, I go to a odd selection page, but on the DKC1 Atlas, I go to a more "fit" page, but this is probably because you're still working on it.
Ah, directory index listings... yeah, I'll be sure to fill in the blanks as soon as possible.

On the DKC3 Atlas, when you put your cursor over Home, some black appears above it.
It's due to the overlapping effect I used to make the DKC3 Atlas's header graphics more interesting. Doesn't happen in Firefox. I may be able to find a fix for it, but it's not a big deal, really. In fact, it might be useful if I decide to make DKC's Atlas overgrown with jungle graphics - that way, you can see the link clearly once you mouse over it. That'd be cool.

On the DKC3 Atlas world map, the outline isn't fully around the snapshot.
Most certainly a work in progress.

Not really important stuff, but it makes the site feel more... "complete" or "perfect", not that it has to be perfect or anything.
Of course it has to be perfect! :lol: Perfection just takes time. Thanks for pointing these things out.

There are probably hundreds of other things out there I can list here.
Feel free, I really appreciate this. It's handy to have these issues listed as a 'to-do' list.
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby gamer_boy997 » January 1st, 2009, 1:24 pm

You're welcome, and thanks for the comments!

I'll probably find some more things soon...
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gamer_boy997 wrote:At the top of the DKC1 Atlas, it says, "Level Maps!", which leads to DKC's level maps, you might want to do the same with the DKC2 and DKC3 Atlases.
Maybe once I actually have level maps for the other games...


First of all, I didn't say do it at this very second.

Second of all, you do have some terrain maps for DKC2.
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Re: General on-going site development discussion

Postby Qyzbud » January 1st, 2009, 2:00 pm

True, but basic terrain data isn't really something I'd want to promote on every page of the game's Atlas. It will just be a matter of time until I've got a few maps completed for DKC2 and 3, and once they're available, I'll quite likely create a Level Maps! link to reflect that. I might aim to do it a little differently, though... As I get more and more of the maps complete, and am happier with the interface/presentation, I will probably provide direct links (and maybe even map previews) from the level info pages. Cheers.
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