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News: Same layout, lots of new features
Same layout, lots of new features
Posted by Grim 5 months ago in #site-upgrades
Okay, I goofed. I got a little too excited about having a new layout and then - as I tend to do - started second-guessing myself pretty fast. Didn't test enough different resolutions, either. On the most popular laptop resolution it just looked goofy. So I've reverted from the 2-column, centered look back to the classic 3-column, full-width we've had for years. However, all the new features and enhancements are still here, including:
• Dark & light themes - Using the links next to the search bar (upper right!) you can now instantly switch between a light and dark site theme. We actually had this feature for a while several years ago, but this new version is much better. Embrace the darkness!
• Enhanced tags - Tags are now sorted into 'company', 'series', and 'genre' types. You all probably know what that means, but for example: Sonic Mania is tagged Sega, Sonic, and Platformer respectively. As before there's still a lot more tagging to be done but I'm adding more all the time.
• Enhanced game pages - Game pages are redesigned to show the game's icon as well as a better-formatted display of tag information.
• View change anywhere - You can now change between text, icon, and list view on almost any page that shows games or files. This includes news posts, system pages, game pages, and tag pages.
• System icons - The pixel art system icons I teased back in July are now live! I made all these myself and am pretty proud of them. Go to any system page and check them out. These replace the old photos which mostly came from Wikipedia and Google images.
So yeah, sorry about the mix-up. If you saw the 'new' setup and liked it, feel free to make your voice heard. I'll continue tinkering in the meantime.
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