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Updates to /gg FTW Portal, Round 2

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We've been working diligently for the last few days to reorganize the portal. In a note yesterday I mentioned our changes to the content sections (articles, reviews, news, etc). Today I'm happy to announce the reorganization of the rest of the portal and wanted to highlight some of the major changes:

Blogs: The "Latest Blogs" box was updated to occupy the full width of the column. This was my oversight when we changed from a 250px to 300px width column.

Latest Screenshots: A "Latest Screenshots" box was added to the center column. This box grabs the 12 latest uploads to our Screenshot Gallery and displays linked thumbnails on the portal. This doesn't look at screenshots linked within the forums.

Contests & Events: This box was updated to reflect only the title of ongoing events as including the description kept getting distorted by image banners. Also, current key distribution events are also reflected in this box whereas they were not in the past.

/gg FTW Wikis: This box was updated to contain graphical banners to the wikis instead of the "red-on-yellow" text links we had there before. Turned overall page brightness down about 10%

/gg FTW on Facebook: A Facebook box was added showing mugs of some of our current fans and allowing one-click fan subscription to our Facebook page.

As we add more game information pages we'll be slowly winding down the "hot game forum" and "other game forum" menus on the left side. The forums are now linked within the top menu (if you click a game, you also get its forum and wiki if it has them) so this is a bit redundant and takes up space. The game forum navigation will still exist within the forum pages themselves.

As always, we're interested to hear your feedback. If you have some feedback on the changes to the portal please feel free to drop them in our Questions, Feedback & Suggestions forum. We're taking a break from our regular articles today because of Thanksgiving so we'll be back with more MMO news and views tomorrow!

/gg FTW! Staff

Comments  

ggFTW
0 November 28th, 2009 12:24 am
Thanks for the positive feedback guys!
Naps
0 November 26th, 2009 11:52 pm
hiding content from contest/events was a nice touch, it had all those links before lol.

good job! -thumbs-
Vith
0 November 26th, 2009 08:27 pm
I LOVE the changes, excellent job. :)
Noperative
+1 November 26th, 2009 07:41 pm
FFFFFING AWESOME. Looks way better than before!

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