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#1 Jeru

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

Wildfire Games proudly presents the new 0 A.D. website, a new showcase for the game and FOSS project we have all grown to love.
You'll notice that the content has been redone, the design better reflects the interface within the game 0 A.D., and it is easier to get to download the version of 0 A.D. that is right for you.

New Address

The new website is available on http://play0ad.com.

Please point your RSS readers to the new website if needed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/0AdNews

(The old website will remain at http://www.wildfiregames.com/0ad for posterity and so as not to break any links to old pages. We'll put up a notice soon.)

New Features

A new game manual, with video tutorials, is available on the new website, to help newbies negotiate the complexities of an RTS game. (Thanks, BrynnOfCastlegate!)

Also, the global navigation on the top right corner will help surfers navigate between the main website, intended for a broad audience, and the forums and development wiki, which are usually for hardcore fans and developers.

For the more technically inclined readers, the current website runs on Wordpress and conforms to modern web standards, which is important and a big step forward from our older website.

Credits

A huge round of applause goes to the team members who made this thing happen:
  • Geek377
  • Brian Stempin (bstempi)
  • GerbilOFDoom
  • Ludovic Celle (Ludo38)
  • Michael Hafer (Mythos_Ruler), and
  • Pureon
Please enjoy and give feedback on the new website here!
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#2 Pedro Falc„o

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:29 PM

:clap: I think i say for everyone when i tell you we really needed that upgrade! :clap:
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#3 MishFTW

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

A huge round of applause goes to the team members who made this thing happen:

You forgot yourself Aviv :P

Also I'd like to add that the theme is in fact available to the public under GPL2. Any feedback you guys can provide relating to any errors or things we may have overlooked would be much appreciated.
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#4 zoot

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:47 PM

Looks slick!

Any feedback you guys can provide relating to any errors or things we may have overlooked would be much appreciated.

This is possibly a Linux Chromium idiosyncrasy, but the video thingy overlaps screenshots in my browser: Posted Image

Also, I think the download button would be a much more natural fit between the search bar and the video thingy, but that is just a personal preference.

Edited by zoot, 08 December 2012 - 05:03 PM.

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#5 Evropi

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

Looks really beautiful, but... but... it ain't standards-compliant!

HTML5.
CSS3.
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#6 MishFTW

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:53 PM

@ Evropi
Yes, I ran it through the validator multiple times :P
But standards like HTML5 and CSS3 aren't released yet :P Most of the errors flagged by the HTML validator are caused by third-party plugins; all of the CSS errors are caused by the third-party plugins. The website theme is however very standards-compliant :)
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#7 Ludo38

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:05 PM

It's such a pleasure to have the site released, finally... :P
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#8 luziferius

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

I like the new design, its really nice.
a big usability plus(compared to other sites): those drop-down menu headers("News", "Game Info", etc) are not clickable( thats a good thing!).
That makes the site usable on touch screen devices, since there you don’t have the (otherwise required) hover-, but only the click-(and-drag) action available
well done!

Edited by luziferius, 08 December 2012 - 09:25 PM.

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#9 Pureon

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:51 PM

a big usability plus(compared to other sites): those drop-down menu headers("News", "Game Info", etc) are not clickable( thats a good thing!).
That makes the site usable on touch screen devices, since there you don’t have the (otherwise required) hover-, but only the click-(and-drag) action available
well done!


I very much agree. Perhaps the text of the header buttons shouldn't be selectable though?
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#10 bstempi

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:26 AM

I'm just now getting around to seeing this news -- it's awesome! I'm so thankful that this is finally released, despite latest lazy streak. You rock, Geek and Aviv!
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#11 Lion.Kanzen

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:30 PM

May be sort the Artwork by Factions.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

I just wanted to say thank you to those who made the work! I like the new site more and more! :declare:
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

I just wanted to say thank you to those who made the work! I like the new site more and more! :declare:

its more superior to old.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

i notice that the Mauryans were excluded from the civ list
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#15 feneur

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

i notice that the Mauryans were excluded from the civ list

Mauryans are not yet officially added to the game :) As soon as they are (or preferably just before :) ) they will be included in the list :)
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:13 AM

The YouTube profile still points to the old site.
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#17 Pureon

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

The YouTube profile still points to the old site.


Thanks for reporting. Fixed.
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