About a week ago we announced a restyling of this website. We kept our promise and here it is! The old design was limited in options and a reorganization of the layout was badly needed.
Although the new design might still be a bit buggy the first few days, most things should be running smoothly if you’re running IE7+. Bugs in IE6 will be fixed later on.
Either way… Lets review some of the major improvements in this theme.
New category structure
On the old Holysh1t website we had over 10 different categories. We decided to make things easier and put all posts into 4 general categories. Each of those 4 categores also has a series of subcategories.
This system should allow us to organize stuff quite easily and make plenty of subcategories without cluttering all things up. You can browse all the categories and subcategory posts by using the subnavbar.
Front page Portal Style
For the front page we needed more flexibility in the news we present. No more did we want a quality topic to be pushed down the page, receiving less attention whenever a newer report was published.
We can now make each individual post stick to the front page and give it a “featured” post style.
In addition to that we also presented the 4 latest posts in each of the 4 different categories in seperate modules on the frontpage.
This also allows us to keep the front page updated with news from all sections, regardless of the posting date.
And lots of other stuff
Besides the big and obvious changes there are also a ton of other small fixes which are less obvious but still very useful. Stuff like a wider sidemenu, which allows us to embed YouTube videos on the front page, or the subscribe counter/link which allows you to both subscribe to Holysh1t.net updates by mail or RSS and view the amount of people that have already subscribed.
If you haven’t already done so, subscribe now to receive Quake Live related news updates on a daily basis!
That’s it for now. I hope you like this new layout. Let us know what you think in the comments!
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