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Old 17-04-2006, 05:20 PM   #1
Maikel
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We're busy revising the Abandonia site and (on later stages) add extra sites on our network.

All abandonia sites will get:

- A more unified look. The sites will be very different in look and feel, but will be unmistakenly 'abandonia'. Basicly it will mean all sites will get a personal abandonia logo customized to the feel we want to create. AR fans need not to worry, the feel of the site will only get better.

The Abandonia site will get:

- A new design, since it's 2 years ago since the last redesign, it's pretty much time to update it. The new logo (like on the shirts) is an example of it.

- Better visual quality on lower resolution. The design will be better accesible for users having a resolution of 800x600, since still about 16% of our visitors use it. Which makes sense, Old games for old computers! Current site doesn't hold together when browsing a game page.

- A better search engine. The search feature will be optimized and to avoid a lot of confusion, we are making it 'cross-site' as far as that's possible. Which means a search request will not only find content on AB, but also on AR and possibly other sister sites (). So you'll have a bigger chance to find your game.

Reloaded will get:

- Nothing extra for quite a while, since it's working like a charm
- Better integration with Abandonia after the redesign of AB has been done
- 'Unified' graphical style (while still different, can't stress it enough )

[b]upcoming projects:[b/]

Abandonia Frequency (somewhat near future):
- Our personal Abandonware midi-radiostation!

You guys will 'enjoy' (if there is ANYBODY who does enjoy that kind of noise) the finest miditunes. Our current collection will be added to a playlist which you guys can plug-in to. Besides that, it's possible to submit a request for a song.

Abandonia Archives (somewhat far future)

- A 'sort of wiki' about everything abandonwarescene / Abandonia related

It's ment as an archive where we store important information and articles. For example, we would store information about: the oldwarez list, ESA, the definition of Abandonware/ Freeware/ Shareware, history of Abandonia, etc. etc.

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THe shape of these 2 additions is not yet decided. It may be totally different sites. But it can also be integrated into the lay-outs of AB and AR. It has pro and cons. Which we have to consider.

There! A heads up on what we are working on!

If you have well thought ideas about making this site better, don't hesitate to PM me.

A couple of guidelines:
- It shouldn't be just 'nice to have'. It should really be a great addition. I want to see some arguments about why it would be great. I would also like you guys to think of the consequences of your idea (bandwidth for example)

- Don't expect to see it integrated, hope for it . We have to make choices about which navigation we are going to use and every decision rules out certain options. Designed a site often means you have to dump a lot of good ideas to create a awesome one.

Oh well, don't let this discourage you people.

Greetings,
Maikel
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