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Hi all 

 

A while back last year I attempted to upgrade the forum software. I attempted to fix the integration that exists between the forums and our own custom GDU system, but I was unsuccessful. After using some development tools, I have managed to restore the bridge on the new forums system.

 

As part of this upgrade, I have decided to do some design tweaks. The forums would need to be re-styled anyway, so I thought it was a good opportunity to update the entire site - which is necessary any for better consistency when there's two integrated systems. 

 

The new design will unify Game Dev Refinery with the rest of the site. I've gone off on a tangent with that one... 

 

Here's a snapshot of one of our redesigned GDU pages: http://www.gdunlimited.net/gdu4.html (ignore the text... this was written when we were still RMXP Unlimited and I was dreaming of bigger things :) )

 

The design is very simple and clean. It is based off of the following theme:

http://gameforest.yakuzi.eu/games.html

http://gameforest.ya...mes-single.html

 

I expect to launch GDU4 around 14 February. Three weeks prior to that I will be off work, so I expect to get enough time then to complete this update. 

 

Moving forwards, the development focus of GDU will be on the following:

  • GDU Refinery 
  • Games Section 
  • Integration with the above (and other GDU sections) with the forums, i.e. games in forum profile, etc.

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Love the clean modern look. Cant wait to see how it looks with everything.


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I'm always excited about new additions to this place. :grin:  (Just takes me forever to think of how to respond to these posts)

I'm hoping for some moderating tools in the refinery soon, too since we seem to have our first bot there.


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Aye aye, dood!
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Oh I forgot to add you guys as mods in the refinery. You can now remove posts, like that spam one (but I got to it first :)). 


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What's up guys? Just dropping in. Glad to see the site didn't shut down as the talk was last I was around. GameDev refinery looks promising, but i miss the awesome background that used to be in the background.


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Looks really cool (also the localhost links, you using XAMPP?)


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cool stuff, i like it Mark. 


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Looks really cool (also the localhost links, you using XAMPP?)

 

Correct Thomas, I am using XAMPP. Although it is difficult at times to manage. I'm considering just using dev.gdunlimited.net for development, that way your sever environment is identical to the live one. It's a bit slower with waiting for uploads to happen though. 

 

There's also one called WAMPP. 

 

cool stuff, i like it Mark. 

 

Tom just made me realize, now that I'm looking at this off my normal computer, that the banner image on my GDU sample isn't actually coming up. It looks significantly worse, and you guys didn't even notice :P 


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