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Community => SimpleDesk Team Blog => Topic started by: Trekkie101 on February 14, 2010, 03:50:49 pm

Title: Homepage revised!
Post by: Trekkie101 on February 14, 2010, 03:50:49 pm
Our homepage was rather stricken of content before today, lacking the last push to make it look truly stunning.

Nas has spent a bit of time today working on some new concepts for the front page, and the first view of our project. Sporting some of our new screenshots, with a nice little slideshow.

What do you think?
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: ~DS~ on February 14, 2010, 04:12:20 pm
What do I think?
Words cannot express how I feel or think.
You get the drift.  ;D
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: Francis on February 14, 2010, 04:25:04 pm
Looks awesome. :)
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: Mick G. on February 14, 2010, 04:29:14 pm
Very nice guys! ;)
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: Mick G. on February 14, 2010, 04:32:29 pm
Just noticed,... the slider looks familiar.  I use it too :P
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: Mick G. on February 14, 2010, 06:08:02 pm
fyi,... on widescreen looks good but those that still use square monitors may not look so good.  It breaks.
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: MultiformeIngegno on February 14, 2010, 06:26:52 pm
WOW!! Impressive!! ;)
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: [FailSafe] on February 14, 2010, 10:34:10 pm
It looks wonderful! Great job Nas! :)
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: Achilles on February 14, 2010, 11:18:20 pm
It looked so good! I wanna use it more, but ain't. :P I really hope that they could write this theme sometime after the release of SD 1.0 =)
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: tyty1234 on February 15, 2010, 04:00:25 am
I like the preview section. I think that stands out more than the rest of the page.
Nice job! :D
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: MultiformeIngegno on February 15, 2010, 08:58:56 am
SSI is God!! ;D
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: Trekkie101 on February 15, 2010, 11:19:08 am
SSI is God!! ;D

Its not SSI :P
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: Costa on February 15, 2010, 11:29:38 am
Pretty Good mates. Keep up the good work :)

-Costa
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: Gruffen on February 15, 2010, 12:48:49 pm
Its not SSI :P

Yes it is :P
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: tyty1234 on February 15, 2010, 03:11:01 pm
Just imagine what SMF would be like without SSI....the horrors! xD
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: Gruffen on February 15, 2010, 03:16:02 pm
It'd be like WP: an absolute nightmare. On a project I worked on (and sadly, I haven't had time to fix up, though might take some time out to do that, actually), I had a WP blog which I had two categories in - Article of the Week and Announcements, and I wanted to pull that into the homepage, which was outside the WP installation.

Were I doing it in SMF+SSI, it would be 10 minutes work total for the two items I wanted. It took me 2+ hours to figure out the structure, correctly, that WP uses then to write the appropriate queries.
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: Jerry on February 15, 2010, 04:30:45 pm
Looking good :)
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: MultiformeIngegno on February 15, 2010, 08:26:28 pm
SSI is God!! ;D

Its not SSI :P
Why not..?
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: Gruffen on February 15, 2010, 08:27:43 pm
It is SSI with some extra stuff bolted on to deal with our site-wide menu, and stuff like team-level permissions, plus the way our site is set up internally (to allow for us to manage it more easily)
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: MultiformeIngegno on February 15, 2010, 08:29:15 pm
Wow!! Maybe (of course in future!!) you can release it as a small mod! ;)
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: Gruffen on February 15, 2010, 08:30:47 pm
Or not, it's specially geared up for us and would be a nightmare to release as a mod, to the point it'd actually be easier just to tell you how to do it rather than try and provide a mod for it.

But we have to have some secrets ;)
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: MultiformeIngegno on February 15, 2010, 08:32:29 pm
But we have to have some secrets ;)
You're right... ;D
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: SleePy on February 15, 2010, 11:15:44 pm
/me hides the brownies...
What secrets?
Title: Re: Homepage revised!
Post by: [FailSafe] on February 16, 2010, 01:02:17 am
So it is a secret that you're keeping secrets now? :P