dk2 at September 8th, 2013 08:07 — #1
The new DevMaster.net is finally live and ready for action! As mentioned before, the primary focus of the new redesign has been to focus on the strengths of devmaster: bring the community-driven discussions that happen on a daily basis to the forefront. We've scrapped the old front-page and replaced it with the actual discussions that used to happen on the forums. Now, you get to decide what goes on the front-page of the site through the voting tools available beside each post. These votes then drive each user's reputation/karma. In the future, we'll use the user's reputation to provide certain privileges.
The new website allows you to interact with the community in various ways:
- Have an interesting article you read that you'd like to share?
- Have a question with a technical challenge you're facing or about latest industry developments?
- Want to showcase a project you've been working on and provide it some visibility to the community?
We encourage you to start participating! If you run into issues, have suggestions or feedback, please do provide your input here.
v71 at September 8th, 2013 12:49 — #2
First of all congrats for your hard work , but i have to say that i get some sense of emptyness, white color after a while wears out eyes ,maybe site's content should be exposed in some kind of tabs or somehting like that. Just my 2 cents. Keep up the good job
dreamteck at September 8th, 2013 16:26 — #3
Looks interesting. It's really too white and I miss the old sections. Furthermore I can't find my old posts- I entered my nickname in the search tool and I searched it in the whole forum - and I found only one. Otherwise I am interested whether there will be a possibility for us to change our avatars. Sorry for the negative post, I know how much work it takes to change a design for a website, hope that things will get better soon
touch_the_sky at September 8th, 2013 18:40 — #4
I like it so far.
It's a bit odd, but in a... stackoverflowy, good way:) Getting used to the "forum gone, use posts" thing now.
So that's initial impressions, after spending few minutes using new Devmaster
thenut at September 8th, 2013 21:30 — #5
Good job getting the new site live. I tried the new site on my Android phone (LG p999 with Firefox 23) and I think the page margins are a bit much. Need to squeeze it in a bit more to get more text on the screen. Other than that, time to get use to the new site
reedbeta at September 8th, 2013 22:50 — #6
I believe the forum uses your Gravatar based on your email address.
tyree at September 9th, 2013 00:53 — #7
it looks more like a board than a forum. there will no longer be sections, announcement, game design
rouncer at September 9th, 2013 00:59 — #8
Suits me, Its kinda a fat design, I like it.
sol_hsa at September 9th, 2013 01:39 — #9
Looks odd to see forum posts in a stackexchange format, but, meh, I guess it can work.
stainless at September 9th, 2013 04:38 — #10
I really don't like it.
Before you had the sense that it was a mature, well coded website.
This to me feels like a thrown together forum based on some open source CMS.
I stress FEELS like, I know it isn't, but it's lost something as far as I am concerned.
There's no formatting of text, no emoticons (I think they are very important to allow you to show the tone of voice you were using when you typed, if you know what I mean ... wonder if they just work ;< )
Do the code tags work?
printf("Testing, testing, 1.2.3...."\\n");
On the whole, I would vote for the old site back.
stainless at September 9th, 2013 04:52 — #11
No editing of messages as well......
You've ripped out a lot of core functionality that I use all the time.
tyree at September 9th, 2013 07:46 — #12
stainless is right, the forum seems to have been gutted. hopefully the individual sections can be redone. and it has lost something with the no frills design
sol_hsa at September 9th, 2013 08:38 — #13
Uh, apparently devmaster.net spams me every time anyone posts in any of the threads I've taken a part in.. any way to turn this off? (they went to the spam folder, but it's probably better that they don't come at all, unless I request them)
thenut at September 9th, 2013 09:45 — #14
Edit your profile at the top-right of the site and uncheck "Send notification email".
sol_hsa at September 9th, 2013 10:18 — #15
stainless at September 9th, 2013 12:51 — #16
Something is wrong with the "Unread" tab as well.
For me it just gives four articles which aren't even on this site.
Mandelbrot maths, etc.
reedbeta at September 9th, 2013 12:56 — #17
When you hover your mouse over a post you should see "reply" and "edit" buttons appear to the right of the post.
reedbeta at September 9th, 2013 12:57 — #18
The new site uses Markdown for formatting (same as StackOverflow, github, etc.). You can post code by indenting it four spaces:
As for emoticons, of course you can still post text-based emoticons. I don't know that graphical ones are really that necessary.
reedbeta at September 9th, 2013 13:20 — #19
Yeah, those are external links that someone posted for discussion. If you click the "0 replies" link underneath, it goes to a discussion page where people can post comments about the articles. It is a bit confusing, though. It's not clear when clicking a link will take you off the site. Some of the posts have an external link, but clicking on the main post goes to the discussion page, and in some of them clicking on the main post goes offsite. Hopefully this is just a bug that will be fixed.
dreamteck at September 9th, 2013 13:46 — #20
Well one more acount to be done and to be remembered. That still doesn't help with the missing posts and threads....
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