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Strategy of War Website

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by Travisj, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Travisj

    Travisj Member

    I just started a website that is joomla with xenForo for the forums. They are not bridged but that's ok because I'm not really using the joomla stuff for any type of social aspect or user registration.

    I think it turned out well, although a little on the heavy bandwidth/image size, but hey, it's for gamers!

    Main Strategy of War Site
    http://www.strategyofwar.com
    xenForo Forums
    http://www.strategyofwar.com/forum
     
  2. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    Couldn't get your front page to load, but the forum looks great! Is that a custom job you paid for or did you do that yourself?
     
  3. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Excellent looking forum, very well styled for the subject, well done!
     
  4. Travisj

    Travisj Member

    Hmm the front page didn't load? that's not good. I used a severely customized YooTheme joomla template.

    Did the home page load for everyone else?
     
  5. Travisj

    Travisj Member

    @ Edrondol I made all the graphics/customizations, the game you name it. I have been swamped just trying to get it all working. I started with Vbulletin for the forums, but every time they updated the software I had to basically start over, so decided to go with xenForo and I have been pretty happy with it.
     
  6. Travisj

    Travisj Member

  7. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    The front-page took a very long time to load for me, too long. Also spotted a little glitch I think on the forum with the menus. When you first hit the forum, the "Support" hover colour is over to the left-side like the image shows below, but when you put your mouse over it centres. Also, when you scroll down to bottom of forum, why do you get a large empty space created after the footer ends - before scrolling stops.

    Snap1.png

    Nice looking forum though, good work on the style
     
  8. Travisj

    Travisj Member

    Thanks for checking it out. The footer is fixed, I will have to look into the jquery lava lamp issue.
     
  9. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    This is what I see using Chrome after 1 minute of load time:

    strategy.png

    Also note that my connection is fairly fast:

    speed test.png

    But like I said, the forum part looks awesome!
     
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Is xenforo running in a joomla iframe ?
     
  11. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    It constantly cycles for me too. Forum looks cool though.
     
  12. Travisj

    Travisj Member

    Hmm not sure whats going on then. I have it on a joomla, running on a VPS, using a CDN. So if anything it should be working well unless there is an issue with the CDN delivering content to the edge locations?. I have checked it in the Seattle area on a several different devices, even my iphone and everything looks good on my end. I will have to do some more investigation.

    @Digital Doctor - no I just added a custom header and footer to the templates.
     
  13. gregory1989

    gregory1989 Member

    looks very nice!

    one of the better designed xenforo boards out there!
     
  14. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Great job.
     
  15. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    Looks like you got the front page fixed. Looks great, man! Is this game your own creation?
     
  16. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    ditto to this comment, looks good...and I also am interested in the bolded question.
     
  17. Travisj

    Travisj Member

    Thanks everyone! especially for checking that things are working on my site.

    Yes my own creation, I have been working on the game for a long time...too long. 10 years of game design etc. It's been difficult to get funding, really difficult, so once I heard about Kickstarter about a month ago I figured I would give it shot. I hope that I can just get it out into the world and get it printed. I'm at 16 backers and 31 days left, so I hope I can get this done.

    Thanks again!
    Here is my project for anyone interested.
     
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  18. dojo

    dojo Active Member

    Not a fan of a dark background, since it's hard on the eyes (reading content on a light layout is better from all points of view), but the design is VERY nice anyway. Good job on it. Best of luck with the project and congratulations for all your hard work
     
  19. Volion

    Volion Active Member

    I have to give this a Kick@ss rating of 9.5 :)
     
  20. CritiKiL

    CritiKiL Active Member

    Wow! I just started exploring the xenforo site more and then I came across this thread. You work is well thoughtout and puttogether in such a creative way! I only wish you the best in your funding for the game and if there's something I can do to help out just let me know. Great site, Great functionality and visual sharpness, would keep anyone on your site for a long time just because of how well it's puttogether! Keep up the good work man! ;-)
     

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