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Title: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 14 December 2009, 04:04:31
Site update complete - enjoy!  :cool:


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 14 December 2009, 04:09:27
Looking good, Art!  (aura +1)


Query:  did my little song, "Santhalan Ball", make it on the site?  It should be under Children's Songs, I guess.


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 14 December 2009, 04:11:56
Well, as far as I know it is :)


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 14 December 2009, 04:20:23
I am awe at the amount of work these updates involve, Arti! This update was HUGE. It certainly made up for last time.

Bravo to all the developers!  :clap:

Now go take a well deserved break, Arti.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Seeker on 14 December 2009, 04:22:30
Well done Art. Wow- Great update.  Aura + from me as well for the update and the behind the scenes work you are doing on the Nepris module.  

Couple of minor items:

Antislar Fireblade- should this also be a hand n half sword in the weapons section?
A small round pic of Seyella in the Deities Overview wouid work well.


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on 14 December 2009, 04:26:22
And there are a lot of entries ready for Mods to give a :thumbup: to for the next update as well.

Yay Arti! :D


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 14 December 2009, 04:31:30
God pic will still be added, yes. As for the Swords: We haven't listed any artifacts in the sword overviews yet, just the regular ones...


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 14 December 2009, 06:29:58
Arkhh, I uploaded the wrong Tearfrost WP, did a new one with Seeker's new, extended picture - SORRY! (They are now there!)

Thanks for the work this update must have been.

Did you add any shadow or whatelse to the gameboard? Can't see a difference, but maybe I should clean my glasses.


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Seeker on 14 December 2009, 11:15:23
So much in this update.  Certainly a great update to end the year with.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 14 December 2009, 20:19:33
There is still an update to come, Seeker, but maybe that will be the retroperspective of this year.


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 14 December 2009, 22:20:26
Actually, the update message sais this is the last one.. But i reckon we can get another one done if we put the boot in (and prepare our own entries and such..)


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 14 December 2009, 22:41:31
Honestly, I would not mind at all preparing my own entries for integration. It would save Arti's time.


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on 15 December 2009, 00:58:12
Aye. You also have people not sure on how to do such a thing, or willing to step on toes over the case. ^.~


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 15 December 2009, 01:01:50
Well, there is a whole discussion on how to prepare entries in the Web Design forum i believe. At any rate it's not that hard even when you have to manually doce all the links (Art can refer to his own files, while we have to check the site for the right filename to refer to.)


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 16 December 2009, 06:10:21
Some notes:

- While we don't have Artifacts yet in the respective Sword overviews, we might as well add a section at the bottom of these overviews and list them there - no harm done then, and you'd find  regular weapons and artifacts all at one page.

- Gameboard: Added more background changes to improve the parchment look, also "burned" the edges a bit everywhere.

- No update coming this year, "Best of 2009" will be up early January 2010.

- Thanks for the prepared entries you sent, Mira - always a great help to have prepared stuff available!


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 16 December 2009, 06:16:53
Oh dear bloody hell! We've got to get the Awards ready!

*Mira runs out to find Decipher, and his strangely repetive mkutter dies away in the distand hallways.*


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Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 16 December 2009, 07:03:24
Ermm, should be vellum, no parchment, so burned borders were not intended. It should be a travelling piece. But looks fine, you made it a bit darker. Any other changes I can't see though. So you did not add something which should help to realise that ink on vellum look? As you proposed. Hoped I could learn some more!


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Aaron Silverleaf on 16 December 2009, 08:53:46
Wow this was a huge update.  :D. Just want to remind you that my first entry the Halfling Quiz was uploaded and I believe I am worthy of the Apprentice rank.


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 17 December 2009, 02:34:32
@Talia: There's more one could try, but what I mentioned basically works better with single lines on background, see the Awl Game entry (changes are very subtle, though, you only see it properly in direct comparison) - with colour stuff it's an entirely different thing I saw. There's more one could try, though. But I didn't have time for lots of attempts for this update, so I went for the burned look.

@Aaron: Yup, you've now got Apprentice rang, Aaron, with plaque and frame :)


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 17 December 2009, 04:07:54
Well, next time it will be better. I'm learning every time I paint something new. And bother the support forum.


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 18 December 2009, 03:29:01
Updates:

- The Deities Overview now has the Seyella picture added, also mentioned in the Web History.
- The Tearfrost Flower wallpapers were replaced with the new versions.

Adding various artifacts to the respective sword overviews will be done in one of the next updates.


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Seeker on 18 December 2009, 04:15:42
Great thanks Art!  :D


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on 18 December 2009, 05:06:51
Ack, this is pretty late: but have some aura, artimidor, for the immense work put into this huge and lovely update!

*goes to preen over her beans*


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 20 December 2009, 17:02:39
Also I've changed the header graphic of the mainframe now to the more winterly version. If you don't see it, make sure to refresh the page while the mainframe is displayed.

We still have only two really working versions of headers we can switch, so maybe in the long run we can get a more autumn- or spring-like theme done by expanding existing pictures or something (there are some specifications we need to follow, though). But to realize something like this the important thing with doing new landscape pictures is to keep in mind to make them expandable and make it possible that attaching the picture to itself is seamless.


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 20 December 2009, 23:32:47
Art, could you enable the Awards forums for me, so i can start shortlisting the entries admittable for this year's editions?

And i'll be including all 'Blarrowed' entries that get their blarrow between now and the start of the first round, since even though they don't get uploaded, they ARE done in 2009.


Title: Re: Site Update 13-12-2009
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 21 December 2009, 00:30:36
Ok, Forum back again, available right here (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/board,58.0.html). It's the last one in "Site Administration".