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Website C&C!
« on: 04 Aug 2010, 16:22 »
I'm trying to chop together a website for my tower defense game.

However, I'm quite inexperienced at this... So any help or C&C on elements and placement would be appreciated.



I imagine main content running in large window on left (an iframe) and buttons on right for simple navigation.

However, I'm not quite sure what should be on a game site. Yes, a demo, some screens, a trailer maybe... and forums for support and page for buying.... But what else?

Also, how to improve look?

EDIT: Please move thread to CL, sorry
« Last Edit: 04 Aug 2010, 16:32 by InCreator »

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #1 on: 04 Aug 2010, 16:33 »
Your menu should be on the left as western people read from left to right.

Can't really find anything else to crit

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #2 on: 04 Aug 2010, 17:04 »
Your menu should be on the left as western people read from left to right.

Can't really find anything else to crit

But for that reason it can get in the way, can't it?

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #3 on: 04 Aug 2010, 17:25 »


Better? I personally do like menu on the left more.

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #4 on: 04 Aug 2010, 17:43 »
Why is the left menu so far down?
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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #5 on: 04 Aug 2010, 17:47 »
To divide blank area better on left frame - in other words - for no reason whatsoever.
Is it bad?

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #6 on: 04 Aug 2010, 17:49 »
Removed Comment  ;D
« Last Edit: 04 Aug 2010, 21:55 by grim107 »

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #7 on: 04 Aug 2010, 17:58 »
Grim I think you're a little confused, I always thought C&C just meant a comment and critique thread.

The navigation bar should be inline (in terms of y) with the main box to make it even. I think the watermark images work well, there's always something to be looking at.

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #8 on: 04 Aug 2010, 18:47 »
Don't use iframes!

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #9 on: 04 Aug 2010, 19:33 »
Why not?

I find end result quite sexy:
http://www.indrek.org/td/

would have sucked with default scrollbar though.
(click "about" to test scrolling)
« Last Edit: 04 Aug 2010, 20:30 by InCreator »

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #10 on: 04 Aug 2010, 20:19 »
Wow, that's actually a really cool website. But I feel scroll arrows should be placed together, if possible. If not then a scroll bar should be arranged (keeping graphics the same though). It's awkward traversing the whole screen.
« Last Edit: 04 Aug 2010, 20:20 by AtelierGames »

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #11 on: 04 Aug 2010, 20:43 »
I have to move my mouse over your buttons to scroll, rather than just using the wheel like everywhere else. What could possibly be a good reason for that?

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #12 on: 04 Aug 2010, 21:01 »
Lack of skill to write javacode for this? You CAN use scroll wheel by pushing wheel down and moving mouse up/down.
I don't intend to become a master web maker, simply chop together nice-looking and functional site.

HTML doesn't seem to have cross-browser compatible mousewheel event.

(which is kinda weird. web-based programming languages always feel like 20 years behind compared to "traditional" programming languages)


Well, you totally CAN use mouse wheel now. ;D
« Last Edit: 04 Aug 2010, 22:08 by InCreator »

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #13 on: 04 Aug 2010, 22:39 »
First: in firefox the website is larger vertically than what my window actually is.
Second: The scroll wheel doesn't work with the main scroll bar. And it doesn't work correctly with the iFrame window thing. When I scroll down, it immediately scrolls back up.

I personally don't see an advantage for using these iFrames. They're kinda annoying, and at the moment, very glitchy.

The site doesn't look too bad.  I'd have to say there's too much gray and little difference between the two sections.

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #14 on: 04 Aug 2010, 22:55 »
Scroll wheel is messed up, completely. It scrolls back to where it was. Seriously, get rid of the iframe thing. What's the point? Also, validation fails. It's
Code: Adventure Game Studio
  1. <script type="text/javascript">
, not
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  1. <script language="JavaScript1.2">
, for one thing.
« Last Edit: 04 Aug 2010, 23:01 by Dataflashsabot »

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #15 on: 05 Aug 2010, 07:12 »
Ok... and use what and how?
Be constructive. A link to some page with similar layout but different system maybe?

Because I - most of time - have no idea what I'm doing whatsoever.
« Last Edit: 05 Aug 2010, 07:24 by InCreator »

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #16 on: 05 Aug 2010, 09:00 »
You could do all this with some basic html and css. You can find plenty of info about it on the web. It's a little more work then this method perhaps but it's alot cleaner and probably better to customize.

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #17 on: 05 Aug 2010, 12:12 »
Well, that sure doesn't help. Along with unexplained rage against iframe element.

 :(

I have no clue how to make different-length content using current layout and window sizes.
« Last Edit: 05 Aug 2010, 12:17 by InCreator »

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #18 on: 05 Aug 2010, 13:47 »
I have never understood people's dislike of iFrames.  They are just fine to use and, in some cases, necessary.  If used properly you can't even tell they are being used.  Now-a-days I tend to use AJAX to load content into < divs > rather than iFrames but that's a little more complicated than using a simple iFrame.

InC - what I like to do is determine the minimum screen resolution I'm designing for and then design around that res.  These days I set the lowest to 1024x768.  I make sure it fits on that resolution.

Another thing you could do is, using javascript, have a function call in the body tag onload (and onresize) that will set the height of your content.  It's not too complicated really and you should be able to do it!  You can find many examples on how to do it by searching google, I found this one on the first try

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Re: Website C&C!
« Reply #19 on: 07 Aug 2010, 16:43 »
Well, thanks everyone.

I decided to stay with iframe version, although I removed custom scrollbar/mouse wheel support due problems reported (tested it on 4 different machines and had no problems whatsoever, but I'll take your word).

Anyway, while domain routing is still pending, page can be seen here:

www.indrek.org/td/

P.S (facebook like doesn't work yet.)
P.S.S (click "about" to see screenshot of what the hell this thread was all about  ;))
P.S.S.S (Nope, this isn't neither AGS or Flash game)
« Last Edit: 07 Aug 2010, 16:54 by InCreator »