Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Home Page Redesign & Site Speedup

We are very excited to introduce a completely redesigned home page. Here's what's new:
  • Featured Games: These are some of the best games found on PlayCrafter. Contest winners will be featured in that list.
  • Fresh New Games: The best 2 staff-picked games. Updated daily.
  • Make A Game: You now can select a game template to make a new game right from the home page.

In addition we have worked hard to improve general performance throughout the site. You might notice that we now use scroll-bars instead of vertical pagers. These are "infinite scroll-bars", meaning they won't load extra information until you scroll to the end of the currently displayed information.

Performance should be greatly improved in the following areas:
  • Booth: Whether you are looking at your own or looking at someone else's, it should be much faster.
  • Bag: Your bag should now open quickly, no matter how many games you have in progress or how many game pieces you have saved.
  • Forums: The forums should load faster, even the most popular categories.
Please let us know if you have any questions about the new design or if you run into any problems.

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