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New Website!
« on: July 23, 2008, 07:32:53 PM »
I've finally finished the long overdue upgrade to the Battleground website. If you usually bypass the site by coming staight to the message boards make sure you go take a look around:

http://www.battlegroundgames.com

I'm interested in collecting some biographies from anyone willing, so make sure you take a look in the "Hall of Fame" section. My portfolio is looking a little lonely in there by itself. If you like, send me an e-mail with your info and a picture that is close to 300 x 300 pixels. I'll put it up as soon as I can.

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Re: New Website!
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008, 11:32:04 PM »
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Nice update
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008, 08:32:41 AM »
I like having the standard weekly events calender right on the homepage.

A few points of constructive criticism.

The eventide image is cluttered looking. I would fade the set symbol some more, but then it is only a temporary image.

Did you try blocking the calender off in another color? Also the calender should have a prominent link to the actual events/special events calenders as people will tend to not read and assume that is all the weeks events for THIS week.

In store photos can look cheesy but it might be better to devote a section on each games tab to some in store image as it could convey more about the game actually being played/supported than stock images of the brand. For example an image of an actual warmachine game in store.

On the discount page name it 10% discount program or 10% loyalty program not $100 discount program. Sell the benefit not the requirement.

The gaming page (and eventually the 'art gallery') begs for some sub-pages.

Your meta-tags need attention, the keywords and content are junk, as do the page titles.

I think it is going to be cool to have the full product listing online.

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Re: Nice update
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008, 12:18:58 PM »
The eventide image is cluttered looking. I would fade the set symbol some more, but then it is only a temporary image.

I agree it was a little cluttered. It still is, but I have lightened the symbol and added a splash of color on the right hand side to make it a little easier on the eyes.

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Did you try blocking the calender off in another color? Also the calender should have a prominent link to the actual events/special events calenders as people will tend to not read and assume that is all the weeks events for THIS week.

I did try a variety of different colors when I was building the page and thought it looked a bit jarring. The consistent theme color seemed to work best. I added a link to the full calendar on the Standard Weekly Events header.

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In store photos can look cheesy but it might be better to devote a section on each games tab to some in store image as it could convey more about the game actually being played/supported than stock images of the brand. For example an image of an actual warmachine game in store.


Those rollover buttons will eventually do more by linking to future, relevant pages. For now, I just wanted to display the store's main games. I have my camera with me every day at the store now so that I can gather a collection of gameplay photographs.

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On the discount page name it 10% discount program or 10% loyalty program not $100 discount program. Sell the benefit not the requirement.

Agreed. This has been changed.

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The gaming page (and eventually the 'art gallery') begs for some sub-pages.

Yes, I have plans to expand both of these sections - I just wanted to have something there for the launch of the new look.

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Your meta-tags need attention, the keywords and content are junk, as do the page titles.


I created these pages from a bastardized version of the message board html. Much of the "junk" you see are lingering code from those pages. It will be fixed over time, but this was not my top priority.

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I think it is going to be cool to have the full product listing online.

I'm hoping to make some progress with that today.

Thanks for the suggestions!

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Re: New Website!
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008, 12:26:01 PM »
Great looking new site, Derek. Now I'll get even less work done.
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Re: New Website!
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2008, 10:24:12 PM »
Love the new site D!

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Re: New Website!
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2008, 11:12:13 AM »
Is it too late to submit a profile for the Hall of Shame?  er... I mean, "Fame"? :-P
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Re: New Website!
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2011, 08:26:20 AM »
http://www.battlegroundgames.com/community_pictures.html
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http://www.battlegroundgames.com/products_fulllist.html

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Re: New Website!
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2011, 05:09:14 AM »
I've finally finished the long overdue upgrade to the Battleground website. If you usually bypass the site by coming staight to the message boards make sure you go take a look around:

http://www.battlegroundgames.com

I'm interested in collecting some biographies from anyone willing, so make sure you take a look in the "Hall of Fame" section. My portfolio is looking a little lonely in there by itself. If you like, send me an e-mail with your info and a picture that is close to 300 x 300 pixels. I'll put it up as soon as I can.

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