Ooo! I like it. OK, so there's a bit that's terrible and needs minor tweaking
(e.g. on my monitor the first page has most of the text as "black on almost black") but I think the overall style is great.
If you'd be up for doing some more screens, I'll try my hand at some use-cases myself. For instance, the submission form on the new version will need to be quite a lot different from that - lots of differences and stuff to do with automating the submission process more - which obviously you have no idea of at the moment.
The main page that concerns me right now though is the front page. JGF is:
- pure java games by any developer
- articles on java games development
- extensive info pages on all technologies that might be useful to pure java games developers
...and things which will appear only with the new verssion:
- lots of java-games news (doesn't exist on current version)
- one private forum for each game, to give feedback to the author (and the author has to moderate their mini forum themself)
- online highscore tables for all games that choose to use the free tiny library, with JGF users able to view their "best position in any game", "average position across all games" etc
- ...and quite a lot more, although not all at once
PS: I also heartily approve of the pure-CSS approach (I can't cope with non-CSS based HTML these days).
I figure different options will be available depending account type when you go to a game's page, and the status along with some other options would change with the game's status
Yeah. Basically, to you (or anyone else) playing about designing layouts, all you have to do is make the "main" version of a page with placeholders for bits that will change depending upon who is viewing it, or what the status is etc, and make separate HTML files for each of the different options in those placeholder areas which do NOT start "<html>" but instead are just fragments to be inserted directly in, e.g. probably they start "<P>" - we'll be using the open-source templating library Velocity to stitch everything together automatically.
Btw, I would have e-mailed you but I didn't see it on your profile and didn't want to look around for it
Sorry, the address to use for JGF stuff is ceo @ grexengine.com. It's not my *real* address, but it's got a chain of spam filters on it (ISP, mail server, office mail server) and it's the public address we use for posting on forums like this one
. Filters mean that anything with about JGF (e.g. the word JGF, or the long form, in subject line or message body) will get to me quickly.