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ggFTW 05-02-2011 08:00 AM

Massive Changes to ggFTW User Interface
 
Hi everyone,

You may be wondering just what we mean by massive. Sure, you'll notice some cosmetic changes today as the homepage got a facelift, the social feed got its own page, and the forum got a few new sets of icons.

The real changes happened behind the scenes to make ggFTW even faster for our visitors. We've reduced the average requests per page by almost 10 and reduced the data payload on some pages by an order of magnitude. Almost every single page had something change either on the front or back end.

With any change of this magnitude, bugs will inevitably surface. One thing that we know broke is the "double-click mark read" feature on the forums (and one moderation function). We ask that if you notice anything that doesn't look quite right to report it in our Site Bugs forum. Please be sure to include your browser version and operating system to help us troubleshoot. Also, a screenshot is worth a thousand words!

Staff, please use the appropriate channels for reporting privileged issues.

With these changes, ggFTW is now the single fastest game-related website on the Internet in terms of user experience optimization. The closest runner-up was IGN, and the closest MMORPG website wasn't even worth running the comparison (source: Google Online Page Speed).

Cheers,

ggFTW Staff


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Strikegundam 05-02-2011 08:45 AM

i like the new icons..
they look really good.
Thank you, everyone and keep up the good work

Harlequin 05-02-2011 10:22 AM

Yeah I can tell the difference, I'm on a shitty computer and it's still going much faster than it used to.

R 05-02-2011 11:02 AM

I don't like the new icons at all.. but eh, you can't please everyone, I guess.

The site does seem faster than usual, though.

Jessica 05-02-2011 11:05 AM

I don't like the new icons much either.

Site runs a lot better from my phone now though, so that's good.

BoredomKillz 05-02-2011 11:10 AM

cant say i hate the new icons, but i definitely liked the old ones more (at least for thread stuff). really like the online/offline one though xD /stares at power button on cpu

imma miss the ability to double the little cricles (squares now) to mark as read though qq

Jon 05-02-2011 11:21 AM

This forum is now winning even more than Carlos Estevez (Charlie Sheen).

NoeJeko 05-02-2011 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BoredomKillz (Post 1524812)
imma miss the ability to double the little cricles (squares now) to mark as read though qq

Working on that -- it won't stay broken forever. Problem is most of the icons are no longer "images" so we're getting undefined object members.

Tardar 05-02-2011 11:50 AM

This is a really nice change, even on my laptop which is pretty nice I can see the speed difference.

BoredomKillz 05-02-2011 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoeJeko (Post 1524824)
Working on that -- it won't stay broken forever. Problem is most of the icons are no longer "images" so we're getting undefined object members.

oh okies, then happy pie is happy x]
thanks ever overworked boss man o3o

Red 05-02-2011 12:04 PM

ggFTW - 90/100
IGN - 76/100
MMOSite - 75/100

P.S: Nexon.net got 70/100
Page Speed Online

This rocks!

Shnao 05-02-2011 12:57 PM

Awesome, glad to hear and see that the site is much faster now.

MintyVampire 05-02-2011 11:00 PM

Wow...I definitely am in love with the new loading speed...

I kinda like the new icons for online/offline, rep, report and IP...But I prefer the old icon for threads much more ;_;

NoeJeko 05-03-2011 06:32 AM

The "double-click to mark read" functionality has been restored for all forums.

Aimee 05-03-2011 08:32 AM

You're awesome dood.

BoredomKillz 05-03-2011 08:34 AM

yay! pie is happy x]

gawhie 05-03-2011 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MintyVampire (Post 1525241)
I kinda like the new icons for online/offline, rep, report and IP...But I prefer the old icon for threads much more ;_;

Totally agrees with Minty, but nothing major I couldn't get used to I guess. :x

Silver Rook 05-03-2011 07:59 PM

What can I say? Full speed ahead for #1!

Gladiat 05-05-2011 03:19 PM

The site is so much faster compared to before :v

I can load the site super fast on my phone YEAAAAHHH! =D

Site will probably become instant load at this rate xD (Which it pretty much is)

tinyhobo 06-25-2011 12:00 AM

It's really nice! But sometimes is a bit crowded cause of the ads, still. Looks much nicer :)


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