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Post by zaphod » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:25 am

finally done ::: the website is up&running at www.bzflag.fr (zaphod.fr is obsolete although still some stuff there ;)

you can dig through :::
- BZFlag info
- online maps
- hosting info
- gathered some useful help from newbie's to the pro's
- tips & tricks
- blog
- and some unveiling infos ;-)

hope you like it ::: constructive criticism is highly welcomed!



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Post by Monster » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:40 am

awesome!
just checked it out, took me about an hour, cause i wanted to read all :p

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Post by joevano » Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:27 pm

You're site does not seem to work at all in firefox...
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Post by ducktape » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:05 pm

joevano wrote:You're site does not seem to work at all in firefox...
I'm having no troubles. I always use firefox. I'm in linux though it could be different i guess, but i doubt that.
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Post by zaphod » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:09 pm

works on all browsers! ;-) tested and approved! trust me!
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Post by joevano » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:16 pm

It is working now... I had no menus or background images before
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Post by z[h]ero » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:37 pm

Sadly my IE7 seems to suck on this page. Opened 2 different pages simultanously and my computer didn't response due to RAM-size-issues. (Generally I need to open much more than 20 pages simulatously to get into RAM-issues)
I found out the following:
The start-page consumes about 200 MB RAM. (Reproducable)
The "maps online" page consumes even 600MB RAM! (Reproducable)
The other pages gladly don't consume nearly as much RAM.

Nice help pages, the map-link gives also a good map-overview. Altogether a nice work!

Btw, the page enlightened me finally about the meaning of "zaphod"... ;)
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Post by Zac » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:32 am

Great website

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Post by Monster » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:35 am

maybe it would be kool to have a guestbook !?

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Post by zaphod » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:41 am

Monster wrote:maybe it would be kool to have a guestbook !?
good idea Monster!!!
to get it started right away ::: i made a blog-entry to use as a GuestBook!
go ahead ::: add your comments!

z[h]ero wrote:... consumes about 200 MB RAM
yes z[h]ero ::: there are some "heavy" pages!!! but with so many dsl-users in our days, it became a trick to assure a similar look on all os & browsers to convert a lot (i know:::almost to much) into images!

and thx to all for your input ::: it is highly appreciated!!!
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Post by ducatiwannabe » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:02 pm

Very shiny, sweet, and simple. An awesome bz site.

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Post by khazhyk » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:11 pm

Very nice design! I like the website and how you integrated the blog, however have a few things:

1) On the homepage the min-height seems to be very high, leaving a blank below the content, twice the size of the content.

2) eww hitcounter

3) It's not unbearable for me, but the load times are longer than with other websites.
You seem to have 10-60kb htmls? I'd recommend trimming some of that with css. This will speed up load times a little.
The images and css files are usually cached, but the html file is always reloaded, so it'd be good to make that as small as possible.


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With FF3 I don't go over 100meg, with other tabs open. Perhaps it is your browser? :P
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Post by F687/s » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:39 am

I must agree, a very awesome site.

My only complaint is that text of the "Tips and Tricks" section (all of the links on the second row of navigation) is taken from Dutchrai's site, even down to the "Dutch Bluff." Maybe add some new content there? And the <title> tags could be a little bit more descriptive.

Other than that, great site. One of the best fansites I've seen (by far).

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Post by Knox » Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:34 am

I guess, the site will grow and become a big and popular website for BZF interested people.
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Re: www.zaphod.fr

Post by Fluid Karma » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:59 pm

very very very nice site!
good job on the blogging page with all the updates you do regularly!
also after reading all the tip's I believe that I have improved my skills a lot!
that ride with you in a shifter kart is a bit different then in a tank ;-)
good the bzflag community has sites like this one!!!!

(I would be curious to know if you have a lot of visits on the site? would you share that information with us?)

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Post by zaphod » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:47 am

well the visitors stats are not enormous (its a small bzf-world) ;-)
and at the bottom of each page you can find a counter (which I added later).
after 3 month online ::: we got over 400 visits (300 + about 100 before i added the counters).
- most visitors are from the US followed by Germany and the UK. (who wonders?)
- 75% are new visitors and stay about 3mins on the site looking into 3 menu items.
- only 5% are coming back to check out the news and updates :-(
- what is interesting that there are 99% direct access and only 1% through this forum or other links.
- most visited pages are the rookie-help, hosting, admins, blogging and pro-hints pages.
- maps-online, tips&tricks, maps-offline, zaphod and basic-help pages seems not making visitors very curious.
anyway thank you guys for who left a comment in the blog section!!!
and as i mentioned ::: its a small bzf-world ::: but fabulous community!!!
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Re: www.zaphod.fr

Post by zaphod » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:48 am

after all your comments in the news/blog section from http://www.zaphod.fr were gone ... and I'm terrible sorry about that !!!
i created a whole new site to exchange all news & activities about the 100.zaphod.fr servers!
blog.zaphod.fr
a "Guest-Book" and a "Your Tips&Tricks" chapter would love to see a comment from you!
(as of course any of the 23 posts that are up atm ;-)
as well a poll about your age is up to get an idea about the average age of bzflag players!
and most important ::: i will guarantee you a regular backup to save all your comments for the eternity ;-)
i hope you'll find it useful!?

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Post by Bambino » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:02 am

It looks great! Packed with information and tips. I was happily surprised to find my HiX/Trix fusion map on the site 8) I noticed th "age poll" it's kind cool having an anonymous age poll. Keep up the good work!
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Post by miro » Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:16 pm

Really nice website! :slick:
good job :D

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Post by zaphod » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:41 am

thx guys for all your supporting input! without it ::: the site would never have developed to what it is right now!
as you are (maybe) aware of it, the site changed its name to www.bzflag.fr to let me play more quietly.
still up & running is the blog on blog.zaphod.fr to dig around the zaphod.fr archives and some explanation about the recent events and flops ........!

:arrow: happy surfing!


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