See you in 13 years.
EDIT: Please note that I am in a timezone where this post is correct.]]>
The main focus for this version of the site was to make it completely responsive to browser size, be it desktop or mobile. The entire site is now capable of shrinking down to as small as your iphone screen without losing any content or functionality. I think you’ll find it to be a much better experience, particularly on mobile and tablet. You’ll notice this mostly on the news/game pages for now, but I’ll be converting more areas over. It’s a lot easier for me to do it with the site live.
So, there ya go.]]>
We’ll be importing previous comments into the new system also.]]>
I’m Random, Grey Fox from SG AKA Shaun and I’m running this site.]]>
The new version of Hype Up will address several key points based on what I learned from version 1.
1.) The new site takes full advantage of more modern web technologies such as CSS 3. I’ve completely re-written the code making everything much more lightweight and useable. Admittedly going into designing this site a couple years ago it had been years since I’d done any web development and my skills were still stuck in 10 years ago.
2.) The community aspect of the site has been completely re-worked in version 2.0. The current profile pages which feature a comment wall, friends, etc has been completely ditched. The “wall” was an experiment that didn’t really work out, was really buggy and from a development standpoint is a huge headache. The new profile page looks something like this:
Your name, contact info for various services you’ve entered into your profile, and a blog page displaying all the stories you’ve submitted to Hype Up. Now you can share this page with anyone as a personal blog, which takes full advantage of all of Hype Up’s features, while contributing to the main page at the same time.
3.) Member submitted stories will now appear in the main news feed, along with staff submitted stories. Member submitted content will appear with a different colored link, as shown below.
4.) The theme/skin of the site is now easily changeable. This means special seasonal themes, etc, are now possible and easy to accomplish. The entire site can be re-colored in a matter of minutes. User selectable themes are not yet possible, but it’s something I’m working on.
5.) Finally, the content. News content will take a new focus on “next gen” type articles. Games and gaming tech that are pushing what’s possible today, as well as interesting games and gaming related features from Japan. We wont be writing about stuff like industry news, sales numbers, shitty casual games, etc. You can continue to write whatever gaming related content you like for member submitted articles however.
So that’s basically it. There’s lots more in the works, and I hope to have the new version of the site up sometime in the coming days or weeks. In the mean time you’ll start noticing more new content being posted as well.]]>
For me, Drive is prolly the best thing I’ve seen so far this year in general. Amazing cinematography, solid cast, decent script, and a perfect soundtrack. I’d see it again.]]>
Just wondering if there is any new game content on the way. I haven’t gotten any posts about new articles on my feed in a while. Are the sysops taking a break? Just curious…
Might as well start one of these. Despite the general consensus, I thought the Dexter opener was badass.
The second episode of Fringe was definitely a step up from the season premier, and this last season of True Blood made me realise that while the storylines of the show are pure garbage, it’s probably my favorite cast of characters on TV in a while. Really, Lafayette, Jason, Jessica, Hoyt, Alcide, and Eric; these guys could go about doing anything and I’d be pretty hooked. And they got rid of the most annoying character at last, so that’s always good.
Breaking Bad of course is the best it’s ever been.
Getting a bit sick of Burn Notice though TBH.]]>