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:
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.