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Ironhand (Guild Admin) 1/17/2004 11:51 PM EST : Los Whappos (Pellinor/Gaheris) (DAOC)

Ironhand
Posts: 1328
Zomgawsh Poster

Hello Everyone....

I would like to submit the NEW Los Whappos Website for the communities review.  Please let me know what you think.  I spent the last 2 weeks completely redoing our site.

This design is being used for two websites, both sister guilds on two different servers.  Over time the two sites will have different banners,  but for now, I just wanted to get them done, up and running.  

So without furhter adooo....

Welcome to the PREMIER of the NEW Los Whappos Websites.

Los Whappos (Pellinor) Main Guild
Los Whappos (Gaheris) Sister Guild

Los Whappos
 
Dark Age of Camelot
   Ironhand Dasha (Cleric, L50, ML10, CL10)
 World of Warcraft
 Guild Wars
 Warhammer
   Ironhand (Zealot, R11)

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Deleted User (New Admin) 1/19/2004 11:23 AM EST : RE: Los Whappos (Pellinor/Gaheris) (DAOC)

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Fantastic! Well done
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536926723_Inactive (New Admin) 1/20/2004 5:23 AM EST : RE: Los Whappos (Pellinor/Gaheris) (DAOC)

536926723_Inactive
Posts: 1632
Zomgawsh Poster

Server or something must be down.... all those little x's all over your screen I'm sure are where graphics are supposed to go!  hehe
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Ironhand (Guild Admin) 1/20/2004 6:44 AM EST : RE: Los Whappos (Pellinor/Gaheris) (DAOC)

Ironhand
Posts: 1328
Zomgawsh Poster

Hi all.... I just tried from work, it is up and running... not sure why you had an issue with the borders.  Try again. 

Thanks for the kind words Vlarian.

Los Whappos
 
Dark Age of Camelot
   Ironhand Dasha (Cleric, L50, ML10, CL10)
 World of Warcraft
 Guild Wars
 Warhammer
   Ironhand (Zealot, R11)

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Ironhand (Guild Admin) 1/20/2004 2:44 PM EST : RE: Los Whappos (Pellinor/Gaheris) (DAOC)

Ironhand
Posts: 1328
Zomgawsh Poster

Just found out, the AOL hometown server where some of the images are located was down for a short while yesterday.  I have most of the items on AOL hometown space so I can see it when at home and the downloads on my server.

Los Whappos
 
Dark Age of Camelot
   Ironhand Dasha (Cleric, L50, ML10, CL10)
 World of Warcraft
 Guild Wars
 Warhammer
   Ironhand (Zealot, R11)

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Ironhand (Guild Admin) 1/27/2004 2:39 PM EST : RE: Los Whappos (Pellinor/Gaheris) (DAOC)

Ironhand
Posts: 1328
Zomgawsh Poster

Last chance to see the site in it's intirety.  I will be locking down member only sections this week.

Los Whappos
 
Dark Age of Camelot
   Ironhand Dasha (Cleric, L50, ML10, CL10)
 World of Warcraft
 Guild Wars
 Warhammer
   Ironhand (Zealot, R11)

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Deleted User (New Admin) 1/29/2004 6:56 AM EST : RE: Los Whappos (Pellinor/Gaheris) (DAOC)

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Overall, I really like the site - a lot. Only a couple thoughts really come to mind, and it's completely a preference thing, so please take it with a grain of salt.
  • A lot of lines - I find there are a lot of 'edges' throughout the site - most of the images have white-lined or yellow-barred edges and each box has a white-lined edge. It really looks sharp, but with so many of them in a tight space, I found it a bit distracting from the content. (which, I might say, is quite extensive...you definitely have a site with substance). While it would be real nice to have separate box borders for side-boxes and middle-boxes (but I don't think it's supported), perhaps thickening the box lines or giving them a bit more substance?
  • The embedded pages with scroll bars - This is a tough item that I'm not sure has a solution. While it works, again, it distracts from the content of the site. I'm really not a fan of the embedded Herald pages (I would almost recommend skipping that until you get a couple XML/XSL transforms up), but the remotely hosted images and links/downloads is okay (although I still think you should draw the content into your guildportal site). Also, I don't know how I did it, but I can get your graphical header images in links/downloads to scroll off the screen. I'd venture to say you have some frames going on in the embedded page.
But, as I said, I like the site overall - great color scheme (fits the albion realm colors, too!), and the vault idea is very interesting - I'm curious how that will work out for you guys, please keep us posted.
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26903_Inactive (New Admin) 1/29/2004 8:35 AM EST : RE: Los Whappos (Pellinor/Gaheris) (DAOC)
26903_Inactive
Posts: 485
Fingers of Fury!

Awsome site, great work!!!
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Ironhand (Guild Admin) 1/30/2004 6:10 AM EST : RE: Los Whappos (Pellinor/Gaheris) (DAOC)

Ironhand
Posts: 1328
Zomgawsh Poster


A lot of lines - I find there are a lot of 'edges' throughout the site - most of the images have white-lined or yellow-barred edges and each box has a white-lined edge.

Not sure which lines these are, when I view the site I only see the gray box borders for each box?  Hummmm, anyone else see these lines?


The embedded pages with scroll bars - This is a tough item that I'm not sure has a solution. While it works, again, it distracts from the content of the site. I'm really not a fan of the embedded Herald pages (I would almost recommend skipping that until you get a couple XML/XSL transforms up), but the remotely hosted images and links/downloads is okay (although I still think you should draw the content into your guildportal site).


I agree, but I don't know much about XML/XSL, I am still learning and consider myself a NOOB, if I can find some good XML/XSL scripts and instructions on how to use them, I would love to change the Herald Page as well.


Also, I don't know how I did it, but I can get your graphical header images in links/downloads to scroll off the screen.  I'd venture to say you have some frames going on in the embedded page.


This one really has me perplexed.  I am using 3 frames, the top frame (header text), side frame (menu) which when used opens in the center (main frame).  Not sure why or how you where able to move the header frame, so far I have been unable to duplicate it.   So don't really know how to fix it.  The main reason I took this approach, is we wanted catagories on seperate pages for our image gallery and Guild Portal doesn't support that.  (At least not yet).   Plus with our UI, I wanted it available, and again Guild portal doesn't have a download section, or a place to host download files.  

If anyone else is experiancing the border lines, please let me know.

Thanks again for the great comments....

Los Whappos
 
Dark Age of Camelot
   Ironhand Dasha (Cleric, L50, ML10, CL10)
 World of Warcraft
 Guild Wars
 Warhammer
   Ironhand (Zealot, R11)

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Ironhand (Guild Admin) 2/16/2004 9:13 AM EST : RE: Los Whappos (Pellinor/Gaheris) (DAOC)

Ironhand
Posts: 1328
Zomgawsh Poster

Hello again... I removed the boarders from the embedded pages and changed them a bit.  I hope this makes it look cleaner.

Let me know what you think.

Los Whappos
 
Dark Age of Camelot
   Ironhand Dasha (Cleric, L50, ML10, CL10)
 World of Warcraft
 Guild Wars
 Warhammer
   Ironhand (Zealot, R11)

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