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Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005, 03:03 pm
sharpwords: Help wanted

If anyone's got a few spare moments, could you beta-test the new HRW webpages?

Email any problems to donny@y-ddraig.net, @send me on HT, or post comments!

Cheers, Donny.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)

Did a quick run-through (haven't check all the links yet), but in the dragon section bronzes and browns are switched around.

Otherwise, it looks good. Great job!

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC)

Hmm, can't find this? Can you paste in the address so I can check?

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC)

In the dragon section:


Clicking in the sidebar on 'bronze dragons' gets me to the brown dragons, while clicking on 'brown dragons' gets me to the bronze dragons.


I think it's just a matter of switching the href's.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)

Ah, just a bad link. Easy to fix. Thanks.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
lyea: Mmm.

I checked out Ainth's insp, and there's some weird things going on there. :P Half of it seems to be a link somewhere else.

Also, looks like most of the egg description's gone.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
sharpwords: Re: Mmm.

Fixed! Along with the others from that clutch that didn't have a </a> closing tag where there should've been one.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)

http://highreaches.y-ddraig.net/new.php - Just read it. You'll see. Easy to fix.

Also, the history page needs to note things like the departure of R'meld et al, why Daeyn's leaving is so troublesome when there's not a steady listing of the changing of the weyrseconds, etc.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)

I don't know if you mean the date or the way I have 'reopen' instead of 'reopened'... but the date is supposed to be that, and I'll fix the spelling error. :)

And the history needs some more entries, I haven't really got it up to date about changes in weyrleadership.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)

Everyone's beaten me to the glitches that I spotted earlier, so I have to say it looks good. ;-) Perhaps could the gallery be tweaked to show more thumbnails per page? It's a lot of mousing to click through them all.

Also, have now sent off a batch of logs. :)

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)

If I can figure out/find the PHP to let me put more than one row or one column of thumbnails on the page, I will!

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)

Yeah, that's definitely something I'd change. Or have a menu of letters like it used to. It's very slow to get to stuff on DSL - I don't even want to think about it on dialup.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)

Another random note of personal taste - I'd put pictures of just dragons with the riders - title them like 'X'ian's Morchainth' or something. Because I'd never think to look for just a picture of Morchainth. I'd look under X'ian. That's personal preference, though.

Wed, Feb. 9th, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)

I concur.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)

Under "people" - Ashli isn't listed as a weyrwoman. :)
And Gwenegyth's insp is missing the last part of it. ;P (You know I had to check that one!) And uh, her name is spelled wrong in the personal Impress - Gwynegeth. But now I'm getting confused as to which IS the right spelling!

Anyway, those were the nitpicks I could find right now... :)

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)

Ashli put where she should be. And I need to finish doing Gwen's insp.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)

Also, Ylara and Si'ran are missing from 'wingriders' in the people section.

I think I have on my HD somewhere the inspirations of Miagoth and Nikeath, if you want 'em, Don.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
subsidaryforge: Hmm.

Tested out the Weyr Personality submissions and Eitanex seems to be appearing twice and X'ian's been knocked off the list.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
subsidaryforge: Re: Hmm.

Ah! X'ian's reappeared. I might have also hit submit twice by accident.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC)
sharpwords: Re: Hmm.

You did hit submit twice. Bad Eitanex. Easily sorted out though - I'll have to keep an eye on the database, or else rig it so I get emailed.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
subsidaryforge: Re: Hmm.

(hangs head in shame)

I promise not to do it again.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)

Well, I had to check my own, and..

For Kal's Neshath's inspiration page, the font style (color, size, etc) changes oddly.

Missing close tag, perhaps?

Wed, Feb. 9th, 2005 03:46 am (UTC)

Ohhhh...here we go. *hides* Don't hurt me...


-I like the related links box. Yay. I'd change the baackground blue to a slightly darker blue if possible, however, it's hard to read. I'd also make it a little bit narrower, if possible, but that's not a bit deal.

-The Header bar is too large. Flat out. It uses a HUGE amount of space at the top of the page, meaning you have to scroll down every time to see the 'main' information on the page. That could easily be half the size it is, which is probably the biggest thing for me.

-I agree that the gallery could be a bit bigger, but you've already gotten that suggestion. ;)

Other stuff:

-The gallery and weyr personalities sections are hard to navigate. The old gallery had the option of clicking 'a-d' or something to that effect to get to a page. This is probably a code thing, but I liked that. It made it easy to navigate aroudn and look for specific names. That'd be a useful navigation system to impliment for the personalities section too. That way you don't have to browse as much.

That's what I got.

Wed, Feb. 9th, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC)

I've made the trivia and personalities sections navigable by letter, and I'll be doing this for the gallery as well, once I sort out how to fit more thumbnails on the page.
I've also shrunk the top section and narrowed the sidebar and also darkened it a few shades. More than that and there isn't so much contrast against the black.

Wed, Feb. 9th, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC)

Looks good. :)