Monday, 28 July 2014

Website received a makeover

Copyright Gert van Dijk

With Loncon3 coming up quickly, I thought it was time to renew the Furaha website. The menu system was looking very outdated, and it has been modernised now. Mind you, I am not a website designer so my efforts are still the work of an amateur.

The contents are largely the same, but not completely; there are some new images, there is more information on locomotion, etc. I hope you like it! 


Spugpow said...

Great redesign, and awesome new content for the locomotion section! Also good thinking to link to your blog posts.

On the negative side, some images and videos fail to load for me. It might be wise to convert short videos to gifs.

Sigmund Nastrazzurro said...

Spugpow: thank you. I thought that the traffic between the site and the blog could do two ways.
I saw that there were some issues wot loading. There might be things like upper and lower case mistakes. I will check them when I have time (which will take one or two days).

Evan Black said...

I can't seem to access any page on your website, let alone a few images and videos. Every time I click on a link I get a window that says:

Het kan zijn dat je de verkeerde naam gebruikt. Controleer ook of er geen spaties of spelfouten in staan en probeer het opnieuw.

Sigmund Nastrazzurro said...

Hi Evan,

That is very odd. It should work on all browsers, and I tested it with Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 and an iPhone.

The fact that you get a Dutch text is odd, and seems to suggest the problem is coming from my provider. The text states "it may be that you are using a wrong name. Check for spaces and typographic errors and try again." That sounds like to tried to type something in?

Could you explain in more detail? do you get this from every computer?

(Links to a few images and videos may not yet work because of the use of capitals; I am working on those)

Evan Black said...

It's working for me now. It turns out I was running off of a cached obsolete website. I reloaded it and everything updated.

I'll let you know if I see any actual problems. :)

Petr said...

weird, i commented a while ago, but my comment isn't showing?

just wanted to say I really like the new layout, the new dedicated locomotion section, the links to relevant blog posts in the descriptions (and jingos for the win!)

only problems are a few pictures that won't show, on the more seasons page, spidrid page, cloakfish page and jingo page, all videos and animations/gifs etc. seem to work for me.

I am really digging the change, must have taken a lot of work, well done Gert!

Sigmund Nastrazzurro said...

Evan: aha! That's better

Petr: I knao there are some glitches but it is difficult to test them: on my own cmoputer all works well, but most of the images are probably held in cache so that does not mean much. I otherwise devoted the available time to prepare for Loncon3, but will have another look at the site.

Petr said...

It's all right, it's really just a missing picture here and there, most of the website works well, at least for me. I just thought I'd let you know where to look once you have time to look into it. :)