Spicytuna 3.0 – Open Beta

That’s right! Unlike Blizzard, beta keys aren’t required from me to test out my new design. If you are still waiting for your WotLK Beta Key from Blizzard (like me), and need to satisfy your beta testing desires, you can help me out and test out my new design. If you are up to the task, hope on over to the new Spicytuna 3.0 Design and take a look around. The URL for the new test site is: http://www.spicytunas.com/test

Patch Notes: Spicytuna Client Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-23)

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.spicytunas.com/test

General Design:

  • Added the option to change the theme of the site
  • Added a Featured Post section
  • Moved Recent Posts from sidebar up to the top
    • Picture of this section will change according to the theme selected
  • Added Carousel section
  • No longer displays the last 15 recent posts on the main page
  • Sidebars will receive a major makeover
  • Added a Footer section

Theme:

  • Added the ability to switch the theme of the website by the user
    • Added World of Warcraft theme
    • Added Anime theme
    • Added OrangeTuna theme

Mage:

  • Mage Armor – Now has a new, unique icon.

Main Page:

  • Instead of a displaying the last 15 posts on the main page, a few main categories will be displayed instead.
  • A thumbnail and summary of the most recent post will be listed for each category, as well as a list of the most recent posts for each category.

Carousel:

  • All posts in a specified category will be listed in the Carousel
  • A thumbnail (if available) will be displayed for the post
  • Arrows can be clicked to cycle through the Carousel list

Footer:

  • There is now a footer at the bottom of the page listing frequently used items
    • Added Archives of all posts by month
    • Added Recent Comments made by visitors
    • Added a Blog Roll link list
  • Images in the footer will change according to the theme selected by user

Warlock:

  • Fear – Now has a chance to be refreshed by Curse of Agony, Corruption, Seed of Corruption, Immolate, Siphon Life, Drain Life, or Shadow Bolt.

Posts:

  • Each post will now display tags at the bottom of the post, which can be used to find posts with similar tags
  • On the side bar for each post, it will give a list of the most posts with the same category as the current post you are reading
  • It will also list more posts by the same Author (in case someone else starts writing posts on the site)

Comments:

  • Visitor comments and Site pingbacks will now be listed in separate tabs
  • Added some the ability to add quotes, hyperlinks, and bold in the comment field

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed bug where some RSS feeds weren’t fuctioning

Current Bugs:

  • Internet Explorer
    • No Bugs found yet
  • Mozilla Firefox
    • No Bugs found yet

Let me know how you like it so far. If you find the test site randomly breaking or changing while you are browsing around, it is probably me make changes here and there.

What was once a small design, ended up being a total redesign. Every time I changed something, I found something else to change. This will be a never ending quest, and I will never going to be fully satisfied with the final design.

Thank You for participating in the Spicytuna Beta Test! :)


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8 Comments

  1. krizzlybear August 24, 2008 7:26 am 

    locks are still overpowered in your build. please nerf =(

  2. Razorbax August 24, 2008 9:49 am 

    I love the new layout. Especially the little thumbs at the start of each post;)

  3. magi August 24, 2008 11:59 am 

    Mage:

    Mage Armor – Now has a new, unique icon.

    This is classic! This made me LOL’ed. Any Mages who were around when we got this exciting new patch should appreciate this. I agree with krizzlybear, plz nerf locks!

  4. Muckbeast August 24, 2008 7:52 pm 

    Looks great.

    I’d like that very top banner graphic, as it takes up a lot of extraneous space. Since you have a much bigger header now, you need to get some space back.

    I think your entire header is pushing 400-500 pixels now, which is kinda a lot.

    Very pretty and very professional looking though. :)

    -Cambios
    Blogging about Online Gaming and Virtual Worlds:
    http://www.muckbeast.com

  5. Mae August 25, 2008 7:56 pm 

    I really, really love the carousel!! It looks awesome, truly. I didn’t have any trouble with any of the links and everything looked great!

  6. Euripedes August 25, 2008 8:47 pm 

    Mario? Nice!

    Why did you have to put the Mage Armor thing in there? Pfeh. Librarians frown on laughter. I don’t think I’ve ever received such an angry “Shhh!” in a public place before.

    Like the new site, I’ma go try and find something to break on it now.

  7. Tuna August 26, 2008 3:12 am 

    @ Euripedes

    After I decided to put the changes in the WoW Patch Notes format, I couldn’t help but put one of our best Mage changes ever. And look at that, even Librarians have the ability to silence Mages now.

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