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Do you know Python / Django / PHP ?

Postby Staff » 26 Apr 2012, 03:41

With the upcoming release of 3.1, it would be nice to give a face lift to the site's design.

If anyone is interested in doing this, let us know. :)

Currently, the source to the site's design is located here: https://github.com/Warzone2100/wz2100.net

The guide (http://guide.wz2100.net/) is using very old data, and is in dire need of updating for 3.1.
The addons section (http://addons.wz2100.net/) is a work in progress, but lacks many features that are needed and is buggy.
The Frontpage needs new screenshots (among other things).
If you want to make a new WZ themed skin for the forums, we are open to that as well.

While you could improve the current code, you can also use Django & python to make a new design for addons (or whatever else).
We aren't that picky, we just need something that works, and is easy to maintain.
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Re: Do you know Python / Django / PHP ?

Postby Shadow Wolf TJC » 26 Apr 2012, 05:27

Personally, I feel that the wiki (http://developer.wz2100.net/) is also in need of updating. For example, http://developer.wz2100.net/wiki/TxtEditing seems incomplete and/or outdated, and it seems to be missing information on all sorts of stats like prresearch.txt, terraintable.txt, and functions.txt to name a few.
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Re: Do you know Python / Django / PHP ?

Postby Emdek » 26 Apr 2012, 08:31

I can help with that if there are clear plans what exactly needs to be done.
Is main page going to be really refreshed or only updated?
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Re: Do you know Python / Django / PHP ?

Postby vexed » 27 Apr 2012, 02:59

Shadow Wolf TJC wrote:Personally, I feel that the wiki (http://developer.wz2100.net/) is also in need of updating. For example, http://developer.wz2100.net/wiki/TxtEditing seems incomplete and/or outdated, and it seems to be missing information on all sorts of stats like prresearch.txt, terraintable.txt, and functions.txt to name a few.


Usually, we allow users to update those pages with information.
I don't think any of the devs have time to keep updating all these things...and yeah, we know lots of info is old. :(

Emdek wrote:I can help with that if there are clear plans what exactly needs to be done.
Is main page going to be really refreshed or only updated?

We are open to suggestions.
At minimum, needs new screenshots from 3.1 (after the cliffs have been fixed. :))

If anyone has and ideas, feel free to do a mockup.
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Re: Do you know Python / Django / PHP ?

Postby Shadow Wolf TJC » 27 Apr 2012, 07:09

Whew. :yahoo: I recently started working on revising http://developer.wz2100.net/wiki/TxtEditing. It's not yet finished though, so I'll need to return there later to finish up whatever I can (unless anyone else wants to finish the job :wink: ).
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Re: Do you know Python / Django / PHP ?

Postby Emdek » 27 Apr 2012, 07:19

vexed wrote:If anyone has and ideas, feel free to do a mockup.

OK, I'll ask my friend to propose something then.
Any suggestions for main colors (keep, change?) or which websites / designs could be main source of inspiration?
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Re: Do you know Python / Django / PHP ?

Postby Shadow Wolf TJC » 27 Apr 2012, 08:01

Perhaps we could try a color scheme that's similar to the Project, with a black background, and blue and green boxes with white outlines in the foreground?

Edit: Oh, and we could also replace the various thread icons with various faction symbols (such as using the Project's green atom icon for ordinary topics), using faded versions for already-read topics, and full-color and/or animated versions for topics with new posts.
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Re: Do you know Python / Django / PHP ?

Postby NoQ » 27 Apr 2012, 09:10

Btw right now i find it hard to distinguish between read and unread forum icons.
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Re: Do you know Python / Django / PHP ?

Postby Giani » 27 Apr 2012, 12:44

Staff wrote:The Frontpage needs new screenshots (among other things).

How can i upload my screenshots? :)
My maps: http://forums.wz2100.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=9501
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Re: Do you know Python / Django / PHP ?

Postby iap » 27 Apr 2012, 15:03

you can use the "View unread posts " from the main board
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Re: Do you know Python / Django / PHP ?

Postby Shadow Wolf TJC » 27 Apr 2012, 23:51

NoQ wrote:Btw right now i find it hard to distinguish between read and unread forum icons.

I have no problems distinguishing them since the unread ones appear more pinkish, while the read ones appear gray. What are you, colorblind? O_o
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Re: Do you know Python / Django / PHP ?

Postby Shadow Wolf TJC » 28 Apr 2012, 01:34

Just finished updating what I can in http://developer.wz2100.net/wiki/TxtEditing, though I'll need help in finishing this up.
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Re: Do you know Python / Django / PHP ?

Postby Duha » 02 May 2012, 18:18

Staff wrote:With the upcoming release of 3.1, it would be nice to give a face lift to the site's design.

If anyone is interested in doing this, let us know. :)

Currently, the source to the site's design is located here: https://github.com/Warzone2100/wz2100.net

The guide (http://guide.wz2100.net/) is using very old data, and is in dire need of updating for 3.1.
The addons section (http://addons.wz2100.net/) is a work in progress, but lacks many features that are needed and is buggy.
The Frontpage needs new screenshots (among other things).
If you want to make a new WZ themed skin for the forums, we are open to that as well.

While you could improve the current code, you can also use Django & python to make a new design for addons (or whatever else).
We aren't that picky, we just need something that works, and is easy to maintain.


I can help with python and django.
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Flash guide?

Postby Wibble199 » 25 Jun 2012, 23:55

A long time ago I was working on a SWF guide version of the guide.wz2100.net (bodies, propulsions and weapons but not the other stuff). I never actually had it finished, but this got me thinking where it might be and, luck! I found my old FLA file and XML.

The SWF gets the data from the XML file and loads icons from a .\icons\ directory. This means it would be easy to edit once the project is completed as just the data XML and contents of icons would need to be altered. I never bothered to add any weapons other than the machine gun into the XML, but I did add all the bodies and propulsions (only viper and cobra have icons though).

This project will need a lot of work doing to it before it would be worty of going on to the website, and possibly a redesign too, but I think I could manage it once I get some free-time in my life (in a few weeks once some exams, sixth-form inductions and trips are over).

If you like the sound of this I'd be more than happy to help as a little thanks to the community. :)

Edit: I'll also try to get a preview up fairly soon once I find somewhere to host it.
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Re: Do you know Python / Django / PHP ?

Postby aubergine » 26 Jun 2012, 10:30

flash websites are evil. there's a reason everyone's using HTMLv5 these days ;)
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