Monday, 19 January 2015

New Layout & More



New Layout

As the high majority of you have noticed (unless you only play when sleep walking) I introduced a brand new homepage layout not long ago. I'm glad Ive had so much positive feedback about this one, much more positive than the previous one. So today I'm happy to announce the in-game version of the layout is ready.


It really is pleasure to use. I've been using it for a couple weeks now, and I can't get over how great it looks. There will be a banner appearing on the top of your page for you to switch over to the new layout (unless on RoB Lite, more on that in a second). I hope everyone switches over. This new layout will now be the default and the only fully supported layout from now on. The previous layouts will not get removed, but everything will be made to fit and match this beautiful new look. The profiles pages have not been touched, so everyone's profile should continue to work as before.

RoB-Lite

I know some of you, especially the old-timers, love RoB-Lite. I don't want to take that away from you - but I would like to make it better. To fit in with the new look, RoB-Lite has been updated to fit this new look. I adjusted the width of the page to help match the new layout, so all new content and features I make will look identical on both. RoB-Lite no longer looks so squashed. The navigation has been updated slightly also. The new header is available on RoB-Lite now, but I've also added the option to display no header at all. All the older headers are still there too. And for those who prefer the time on the left instead of the top, there's an option to change that too.

If you have any issues with the new layouts, please let me know.

Quick Links

I got asked to "sort out the damn quick links, Ash! The extra click on the drop down bugs me!" last week. So as I was in the middle of setting up new layouts and stuff, I thought I'd give it a bit of love.




After having some discussion in chat with a few people on what to do with the quick links, we decided on the links running across the top of the page. Some people may have a lot of quick links that overlap onto two lines, if thats the case, to get it back to one, just reduce the characters you use on your link names. There is also a new quick links link on your account page.



Billboard Changes

Today I have also made some updates to the billboard. It has been completely streamlined and now just has one overall category. Posts no longer delete after 7 days, and all posts are listed on one page.
A quick link (with a counter in brackets of new posts in the last 24 hours) has been added onto your top bars. I have also added a link after posting on the trade forums to use the billboard too.

Activity Feed

I have added a new activity feed. It's a handy little page to see what other people are up to. It shows rank ups, coven level ups, new players, and achievement list completions. If you'd like to see something else on the list, let me know. There is also a quick comment link next to player's names for others to be able to send a quick congratulations. Only shows ranks 10+ due to fast ranking when you start the game. The link to this will be on your top bars also. I enjoy checking back on this page every now and then to see what people are up to, and of course to send a cheeky comment.

New Current  Top Players

The final new feature, which is linked also on your top bar, is the current top players page. This is the extended version of top players section at Dead City. This page also shows the top wins and most blood from yesterday too! I know some of you have been wanting to see that.

Some coven updates coming this week too ;)

Enjoy,
Ash

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