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Re: Welcome to the new trle.net 2020

Post by Sethian » 16 Sep 2020 16:40

Thank you for spending so much time on transitioning everything to a new server and for making these updates to the website. I particularly like that clicking on the level name now leads me to the info page rather than to a direct download. :)

One request: Would it be possible to have the thumbnail image enlarged when clicking on it or hovering the mouse over it (like with the screenshot images)? Or could the thumbnail image also be added to the list of screenshots so we can see it large?

I feel like the thumbnail image is what encapsulates the level when you're first browsing the website, especially when looking at the featured level or latest level release. I know many builders just make the thumbnail the load screen image, but it would still be nice and helpful I think if we can see this image enlarged, whatever it may be.
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Re: Welcome to the new trle.net 2020

Post by manarch2 » 17 Sep 2020 09:45

After a few days I also get used to that new look :D

Just two things from my side:
-The "home" link on the main page is broken and should lead to a refresh of the page.
-I would personally add a direct link to "latest reviews" from the main page.
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Re: Welcome to the new trle.net 2020

Post by MichaelP » 17 Sep 2020 16:49

Would be easy to create a hover image for the thumbnail - BUT - the thumbnail is simply not available in larger resolution, so would not look good to show a 320x240 image in 640x480 for example...

Broken link on homepage is fixed, but latest reviews really needs to stay where it is now...

As for difficulty - again the reminder that the feature is available and has been for a very long time - all that is needed is the "data" input and I will be happy to maintain it, just like nerdfury just did with her new release...
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Re: Welcome to the new trle.net 2020

Post by Ranpyon » 17 Sep 2020 20:54

I love the updates. Like I've already said, I really appreciate the new look. And not only this, I really appreciate your efforts and your time spent, Michael. Thank you so much! :heart:

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Re: Welcome to the new trle.net 2020

Post by Sethian » 18 Sep 2020 05:40

MichaelP wrote:
17 Sep 2020 16:49
Would be easy to create a hover image for the thumbnail - BUT - the thumbnail is simply not available in larger resolution, so would not look good to show a 320x240 image in 640x480 for example...
Right, that makes sense. That probably wouldn't look so good. So perhaps authors could send in higher resolution images for the thumbnails in future - so it is the same quality as the screenshots? This would be too much work for all past levels, but perhaps this could be implemented going forward?

Either way, thank you for taking the time to do any of this at all. I'm personally a huge fan of how all levels, including the old ones, can be played out of their folders from the get-go, without having to convert them ourselves (as we had to in the beginning days). I know this is an old thing you fixed a few years back now, and not relevant to the discussion at hand, but I'm still grateful for it and it must've been a huge time consuming undertaking. :2thumbsup:
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Re: Welcome to the new trle.net 2020

Post by Jorge22 » 18 Sep 2020 08:47

Yes. That was one huge behind-the-curtains step indeed. I'm grateful too.
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Re: Welcome to the new trle.net 2020

Post by sandy2 » 18 Sep 2020 16:13

I have a question? Is there not a way to see all the levels anymore. At "home" is see one featured and one new level? Am missing something? Nice look. ! ah .... I found it ..... play. Sorry ....
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Re: Welcome to the new trle.net 2020

Post by Treeble » 18 Sep 2020 16:17

Click the "Play" link on the left menu to bring up the good ol' list. :)

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Re: Welcome to the new trle.net 2020

Post by LaraCablara » 19 Sep 2020 19:20

Stupid question but how do you download a level in the hall of fame? The download link takes you to the hall of fame page and the hall of fame page takes you to the level info page.

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Re: Welcome to the new trle.net 2020

Post by lizard queen » 19 Sep 2020 19:48

LaraCablara wrote:
19 Sep 2020 19:20
Stupid question but how do you download a level in the hall of fame? The download link takes you to the hall of fame page and the hall of fame page takes you to the level info page.
Not a stupid question. :D I guess it's a few more clicks than before but once you're on the level info page you can click the "Download" tab at the top.
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Re: Welcome to the new trle.net 2020

Post by Mytly » 19 Sep 2020 21:54

How come all the screenshots have disappeared from the level pages? :?

It seems to have happened just earlier today, so I guess something went wrong while Michael was fiddling with something behind the scenes ... :think:

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Re: Welcome to the new trle.net 2020

Post by MichaelP » 22 Sep 2020 10:06

Yes sorry, had made a mistake there - back now :)
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Re: Welcome to the new trle.net 2020

Post by Jorge22 » 22 Sep 2020 20:38

The main page looks a bit empty right now. I assume you may be still experimenting...

Besides the lack of what I mentioned earlier, no links to other TR sites, nothing about the BtB competitions, just a couple of images.----------------- Ok, BtB is under Build, I'd completely forgotten. I'm sure someone must have mentioned that Build looks more like a section containing tools for builders.
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Re: Welcome to the new trle.net 2020

Post by Teone » 23 Sep 2020 00:09

The 3 little GIFs in the search page Image Image Image are not well aligned with the text.
Just remove the value valign="top" for those GIFs and they will be aligned.

(probably you can remove that value also for the text in the class BodyText because it has no effect)

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Re: Welcome to the new trle.net 2020

Post by Treeble » 23 Sep 2020 00:18

The new color chosen for the stats on the sidebar makes them pretty much impossible to read (I'd thought they were removed altogether lol). Also the review pages still link to a missing "spacer.gif" file, checking the reviewer profile I see it loads properly under "trle-spacer.gif".

As for the main page, perhaps a third column for "Latest Event" with a link to the BtB-Tibet minisite would make it less "empty", as Jorge mentioned above? Christmas is just around the corner and hopefully an Advent Calendar as well...

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