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As you all have probably noticed by now, the new "mobile friendly" home page is up and running - if you are running into anything strange looking, PLEASE make sure to dump your cache.

I take absolutely NO CREDIT for the work that went into this, this is all @TruckOSaurus as he had started this work, long before I came back. I did some clean-up recently to get it ready for live (in particular, some Firefox compatibility cleanup) and added some new features - but the vast majority of this work was done by Trucks, and I'm just happy as hell to finally bring it live for him!!!

This is our first step towards a fully mobile friendly website (the GameDB and Prediction League pages, already use most of this same framework - although they still need a bit of clean-up to be fully mobile ready) - the forums will be coming soon enough.

Please make sure to let me know in this thread, if you run into any troubles!!!

 

Thanks!!



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...I should take a moment to point out some of the "new" things that have been added, as well!

 - Supporters will notice the "Become a Supporter" button is now green, and indicates an "Active VGC Supporter"

 - There is a "Blast from the Past" box which regenerates charts daily. It is completely random as to which chart will appear - my only condition in the code, was charts at least 3yrs old minimum.

 - "Most Popular Games" has returned (using our new GameDB of course!!) - this is driven by daily hits on our game pages

 - Again, the main purpose for this refresh (I won't go so far as to call it a "redesign", because we really didn't go that far as to completely change everything) was to make the site mobile friendly. You should find the front page MUCH easier to navigate on your mobile devices

 - And if you are looking for the Forum Buddy, it can be accessed on the menu bar (the "3 people" icon). The Buddy can be moved and docked anywhere on your screen.

Last edited by TalonMan - on 27 April 2018

This looks great, thanks Trucks! The Blast from the Past and the Most Popular games are a great touch.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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Please bring the forums above the site articles.
They are far too low for being the actual reason most of us come here, they need to be reached faster.
Also there is a lot of useless scrollable space to the right of the page that makes scrolling down a pain sometimes. It's specially annoying when using with the phone straight up instead of laying sideways, there is literally enough useless space to cover the entire actual page to the left.
Good to see it finally being started, though.



Is this because my laptop has a weird resolution of 1366x768? but the weekly hardware/software charts looks cluttered.



             

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BraLoD said:
Please bring the forums above the site articles.
They are far too low for being the actual reason most of us come here, they need to be reached faster.
Also there is a lot of useless scrollable space to the right of the page that makes scrolling down a pain sometimes. It's specially annoying when using with the phone straight up instead of laying sideways, there is literally enough useless space to cover the entire actual page to the left.
Good to see it finally being started, though.

I need a screenshot of yours - unless an adblocker is doing something, the forums should be lined up next to the articles...



Sunstrider said:

Is this because my laptop has a weird resolution of 1366x768? but the weekly hardware/software charts looks cluttered.

Make sure you dump your browser cache - if you're not sure how to do it, let me know...    ...this should ABSOLUTELY work in Chrome.



Wow what the hell happened?
Oh you guys changed the layout? Like something was wrong with the previous one?
In any case my first problem now is I don't see the VGC Buddy. Well I do see it now that I clicked on a thread but on the main home page it's gone so yeah what's the idea?



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No more bullying from mods with their abusive bans against me.

Looks nice, good work.



CrazyGamer2017 said:
Wow what the hell happened?
Oh you guys changed the layout? Like something was wrong with the previous one?
In any case my first problem now is I don't see the VGC Buddy. Well I do see it now that I clicked on a thread but on the main home page it's gone so yeah what's the idea?

Read my second post...   ...the buddy is now the "3 person" icon in the header - click that and you can dock the buddy ANYWHERE!! :)