Another Website Overhaul

I'll admit that I've been neglecting this site, albeit not because I'm lazy (although partly) but rather I've been super busy with live and school and work. I'm about to overhaul the code again for the entire site so that it is more fluid, and also so that it's easier for me to do updates, as well as allow for submissions.

I'm curently using flatfiles for everything except for the "other" downloads section, but I'm moving the entire site over to MySQL. This should make managing the multiplayer maps section easier as well.

Another thing that I'm redoing is the look and feel of the site. I am currently using an ugly code to create nine-slice boxes for the various parts of the website. I've recently learned a new process with CSS3 that will allow me to just use one image for each "box" so instead of having to code for nine separate div tags I can just use a single div for stuff. This should cut down on my code considerably which should up load times. You shouldn't notice a difference in how the website actually looks, just an increase in speed.

Also in the works:

  • User (you, the reader) submitted maps/backgrounds/etc
  • Online file generator (like a .level file or .missphere file)
  • Better navigation of the maps and download section in general