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Darkcoin.io Website overhaul

Discussion in 'Dash Core Team' started by fernando, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. vertoe

    vertoe Three of Nine

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    I think we should really add a short how-to to the websit:
    [DOWNLOAD] [CHECKSUM] [HOW_DO_I_VERIFY?]

    Maybe I can contribute this later.

    Edit, uh, I missed the post by flare, thanks for that.
     
  2. tungfa

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    just let me know if you still need that
    and i will try to get you a version
    as simple as possible !
    keep me posted
     
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    raze I've used the FAQs you had prepared to test the FAQ post that the theme offers. I like the accordions, but if the FAQ grows they can be a little difficult to manage. The option offered by the theme lets us manage each question individually and we can easily order them (in the dashboard, section FAQ, each question in an individual post). Also, the layout is quite clean.

    Right not we have the two versions online because the one offered by the theme has a problem. When clicking on a question it takes to the answer but those links stop working until you reload the page. I contacted the theme support and they game a solution, but ftp access is needed. mattmct, can you please do the following:

     
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  6. fernando

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    nj47 Did you finally had time to put some ideas together about how to go for the wordpress/html setup you suggested?
     
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    I like the accordions just because I think they look better and cleaner with collapsible tabs and they can be organized by category if necessary. But I agree that they're easier to manage with the built-in FAQ manager. Either way is fine with me. I just pulled some questions from the Wiki to test out the accordions so feel free to change or delete the ones I put up.
     
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    I've been working on creating vector versions of all the promotional graphics and made a few new ones too. Suggestions for changes as well as ideas for new ones are welcome.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have not yet, I apologize.

    I will do it today (and actually follow through this time....). I am pretty much free all day (rather tomorrow, it's early am here) and will knock this out right after lunch!
     
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    Wow you are doing a hell of a great job!
     
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    That is amazing! I can't imagine any other combination that you have not executed already!
     
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  12. raze

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    Thanks! I think I'll post this to Bitcoinalk to see if I can get any additional feedback. If not, I'll start uploading everything to the website and get working on the page.
     
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    Sure, but don't listen too much to what they (we) say. You are a much better designer and you know our graphs and logos in and out!

    "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." Henry Ford
     
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    Done, sorry for the delay. Haven't had much time for DRK recently. Let me know if it fixes things. Cheers
     
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    No problem, I imagined :)

    It works now, thanks!
     
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    I'd like to nominate Raze for artistic director developer status, He's skilled, has good taste, and has put in alot of quality work. Dark needs an artist just as much as anything else.
     
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  17. fernando

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    I absolutely agree that raze is a key person for the Darkcoin project and his work is amazing. I would back that nomination wholeheartedly! He's been the Guardian of the Graphaxy since ever!
     
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    Does any of you get a weird slider sometimes when first loading the site? It doesn't happen to me always, but on occasion when I load it for the first time I get this:

    [​IMG]

    Both the image and the button get cut. It has happened using Chrome and Firefox.
     
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    I've changed the blue in the theme to be the official one (#3398cc). Now we need to include the arrows in the slider and banner backgrounds.

    Minotaur I've found the image we need to substitute. If you check the site now (nufluxmedia.com) you'll see that the slider in the homepage and the banner in all others are blue with a pattern on top. The pattern is an overlay done with a semitransparent file. If we do something like that with the arrows it can be very cool. I think that we can do something not as subtle as the current overlay. I'd go for clearly visible arrows, although not as much as in other sites because the website is more information dense and I'd go for less decoration. Can you work on it with the designer with whom you've done all the other images? I've attached the file to this message so you have the specificaitons (it looks transparent, but when you put something colored behind you see the pattern).
     

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    I've changed the Intro menu to About. raze already suggested this some time ago and I think he was right, Intro doesn't really feel right and About is a quite common concept that everybody understands.

    I've been adding some content to:

    About>What is Darkcoin? -- Aside of the main page, I've created pages for each of the Darkcoin innovations. The content still needs some work
    Using Darkcoin>Mining -- An intro to mining Darkcoin with links to the software and pages with the lists of P2Pool nodes and pools. The content still needs some work
     
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    Yeah, no problem but its the weekend so expect something early next week.
     
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    Of course! thanks!
     
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    Can we get this started along with RC5?
     
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    Yes same here. But only on first load, strange.
     
  25. raze

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    I've noticed it too (Firefox).
     
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    +1

    It would be nice if we could launch the new website along with RC5.
     
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    I'd try to aim at doing it before so we don't do too many things at the same time. If we push a bit this week I think it can be done. I'll prepare later a list of things that still need to be done, but I think it is achievable.
     
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    Things pending that we definitely need before launch:
    • Tweaking the theme to make it look more Darkcoin. Minotaur is working on the image. Then we'll need mattmct to upload it
    • About/What is Darkcoin? - The innovations need some enrichment. Anyone?
    • About/FAQ - Check if the questions are the right ones, add a few and check answers. I'll get on it
    • Using Darkcoin/Wallet. Section needs tiding and update. I'll get on it. I also have some content for the Mac installation guide that is not up yet.
    • Resources/Promotional graphics. raze is working on a new one
    • General checking of texts and links in all website
    Things that would be nice before launch:
    • Using Darkcoin/Where to spend - I've been checking a few plugins to have a full directory here. I need to do more research. If it's not on time we can simply write a few lines of content and put a link to the directory in darkcointalk
    • Resources/Press - We can launch without the press kit and develop something later. We still need to decide what is should include, formats...
    • Resources/Technical Documentation - This a link to the docs flare is preparing. If they are not ready for launch date we can just hide the item in the menu and put it up when docs are ready
    • Resources/Network and Masternode Stats. The security argument against iframes was compelling. If nobody knows how to include the java graphs we can hide the sections and study this later
    Btw, I commented with Evan about the broad security discussion (wp versus wp+github). He still feels confident that he can completely secure the site, so we are going with wp.
     
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    I am on it, first will do exactly what you requested on a previous post, and then we can do some additional elements to customize it to the image we have been building.
     
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    Is there a way to upload non-media files to WP?