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New BZFlag homepage

Post by blast » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:52 am

We have a new website! Woo! This has been in the works for at least 9 months, and we were finally ready to release it. Most of it was done by allejo and it really turned out great. We also had some players from the community work on some of the documentation: Zehra, tainn, and The Noah.

https://www.bzflag.org/

Notable features or content:
  • Mobile friendly site
  • A much improved Getting Started page
  • Documentation of the flags and better organization of the slash command documentation
  • Documentation of how to compile the software on Windows, Linux, and macOS
  • Documentation of the various bzfs API objects
  • Search functionality for the documentation
There's more we want to add, such as some videos for the flag documentation pages.
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Re: New BZFlag homepage

Post by ahs3 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:51 am

Looks amazing!! Well done!

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Re: New BZFlag homepage

Post by indy » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:48 pm

Looks very good!

Thank you.

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Re: New BZFlag homepage

Post by tainn » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:05 pm

Great work by all contributing individuals and especially allejo. The new site and solid documentation is a splendid step forward.

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Re: New BZFlag homepage

Post by sillysir » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:50 pm

lol I was preparing myself for an April fools joke. Turns out legit and looks amazing, great job! :)
silly :P

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Re: New BZFlag homepage

Post by Sub[FR] » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:10 pm

Nice new website. Congrats!

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Re: New BZFlag homepage

Post by Colonel » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:26 am

Great job..

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Re: New BZFlag homepage

Post by kierra » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:49 am

You'all have passed all expectations and did not disappoint! The site looks great. Well done devs, allejo & blast!
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Re: New BZFlag homepage

Post by trpted » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:49 pm

Cool :)

I am not sure of where this goes, but if I posted in the wrong area - please tell a mod/an admin to split and move it to the right area. If I posted on the wrong website with message board, please tell me.

I can only see screen shot(s) from the videos. If I try to play them all I get back is "no video with supported format and mine type found" in FIrefox 66.0.2 (32-bit) on the most up to date LTS Lubuntu.

Thank you

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Re: New BZFlag homepage

Post by blast » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:40 pm

Works for me with Firefox on both 32-bit Lubuntu 16.04 and 18.04.
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Re: New BZFlag homepage

Post by trpted » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:54 pm

blast wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:40 pm
Works for me with Firefox on both 32-bit Lubuntu 16.04 and 18.04.
Would it better to, ask elsewhere?

and if so, where a general Unix/Linux or a **buntu board?

In the meantime as I wait a reply, how about:

#1 Putting the videos on YouTube (if they are not already on there).

#2 And then posting a link / A embeded link for the Youtube Videos.

??

As to why/stated reason: While I can not see the videos here yet, at least I can see Youtube videos at Youtube and embeded videos that are at Youtube on what ever server that I am on. And I am sure this also helps other users too..

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Post by Zehra » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:25 am

The site looks excellent, great job everyone.

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Re: New BZFlag homepage

Post by allejo » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:35 am

trpted wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:49 pm
I can only see screen shot(s) from the videos. If I try to play them all I get back is "no video with supported format and mine type found" in FIrefox 66.0.2 (32-bit) on the most up to date LTS Lubuntu.
Here's a shot in the dark, but if you view the homepage in Incognito or Private mode in Firefox, can you watch the videos? Sometimes this is caused by view cache/cookie issues.
Here's my personal website and my open source projects are available on GitHub; I work on a lot of cool things.

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Re: New BZFlag homepage

Post by trpted » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:57 pm

allejo wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:35 am
trpted wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:49 pm
I can only see screen shot(s) from the videos. If I try to play them all I get back is "no video with supported format and mine type found" in FIrefox 66.0.2 (32-bit) on the most up to date LTS Lubuntu.
Here's a shot in the dark, but if you view the homepage in Incognito or Private mode in Firefox, can you watch the videos? Sometimes this is caused by view cache/cookie issues.
Good guess, but nope.

Happy to report while it does not work in FF at this time for me, it does work in Chrome (or a browser like Chrome). So we know the issue is something to deal with FF and not the whole system. Will try FF safe mode next...

[EDIT #1 ] Tried FF in Firefox mode and it worked. :)

Now on to find what add-on/add-ons prevent FF from working when in normal mode..

Will re-edit my post if able to once I find it/them. Otherwise, I will bump the thread..

[EDIT #2] Found it/one of them. The Add-on that I have that prevented it from working normally was NoScript.

It would help to tell users of add-ons that prevent JavaScript from working normally to see the videos, about them. Like my example. If you use NoScript you must trust (temporary as need be) bzflag.org to see the videos.

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Re: New BZFlag homepage

Post by blast » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:14 pm

I would think that users of NoScript would know that it blocks javascript, web fonts, and audio/video objects. Maybe you'd be better off with something like uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger.
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