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Post Examining options and collecting input for Next Gen WOS web
I am looking at options to replace our legacy content with something newer, more compact, more simple to interact with via mobile technology. Let me hear your ideas.


Fri, 11 November 2016 1:51 pm
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Post Re: Examining options and collecting input for Next Gen WOS web
We should also probably look into Q2 ports for android (I don't if there are any for iOS) and which one might work best so we have a good reason for having a mobile version of the site. And preferably ones that can access mods.

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Post Re: Examining options and collecting input for Next Gen WOS web
One change I would like to see is the banner on the top of the forum linking back to the main site. Once you're into the forums there is no convenient link back. The obvious choice, the Well of Souls banner, only takes you to the forum.


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Post Re: Examining options and collecting input for Next Gen WOS web
Is there any interest in playing an Android variation? Given our current low activity level, I don't know how I feel about it unless we take the tack of creating a new multi-platform game including Android as part of a Unity project.

I think there may be more leverage in looking into the possibility of mod creation for the Quake Champions game supposedly coming out later this year.

Thoughts?

PS - For what it's worthy, I am pursuing coding again, so am up for coding SOMETHING ... just want it to be something that will get played.


Sun, 12 February 2017 7:03 am
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Post Re: Examining options and collecting input for Next Gen WOS web
First we need to define the website's purpose. For example this thread's focus has moved from redesigning a website to porting Q2 to Android. When I ported it to Joomla in 2009 I did not have a direction and we were trying out all kinds of things which made it a monster to maintain.

CMS (Content management system) Do we stick with Joomla?

Integration between the CMS and phpBB, is it really necessary? What are the Security issues with bridging? What are the maintenance issues? CMS\phpBB bridge requires paid support and active subscriptions for updates.

What extra functionality does the site need to support besides CMS and phpBB. Example Calendar, LGSL Game Server Monitor, etc...

Who is going to maintain the updates? Joomla has it real easy now, one button click, but not all extensions are like that and every 2 years there seems to be a major version upgrade that forces a complete redesign. Waiting to see the update from Joomla 3.8 (current version 3.6) to 4.0. I have not worked with phpBB in years and not sure if you still need to edit the individual core files so you wouldn't overwrite your modifications.

Its a lot to think about well before we can even start discussing design and layout.

Note to self: I just noticed I am starting to sound more like a business professional than a gamer, what happened??? :eek:

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