Posts Tagged ‘Web 2.0’

Hardfought 2.0

By K2 on March 18th, 2009 at 4:11 am EST

On more than one occasion in the past I’ve said I was going to do an overhaul to the website. Those overhauls either never happened, or it turned into something more like a slight modification. Some were more significant than others, but overall the site has looked the same since day one.

It’s finally time to bring Hardfought into the 21st century :-P

I started work on a new look and feel earlier today. I’m using a portal script called OnePress that integrates WordPress and phpBB3. The benefits are a seamless transition between the two, integrated functionality (example: recent posts from phpBB into a wordpress front page widget), and an excuse for me to upgrade the msgboard to phpBB3. Luckily for us, the conversion from phpBB2 to 3 is very easy and virtually painless. All forums, posts, users, groups, permissions, avatars, attachments, etc carry over.

Wanna see what’s in place so far? Go to http://test.hardfought.org – right now its just proof of concept and testing out functionality. All news posts minus this one and the one before it are present, and all forum posts from around noon my time today and before are present. You should be able to login and browse around, but for right now posting ability is disabled. If for some reason you CAN post, please lemme know, cuz ya shouldn’t ;-)

I have a lot of work to do still. If you have any suggestions, I am open to any that ya may have. I do want to preserve some of the look n’ feel, but certainly not all of it, or even most of it. And this move also puts the website into Web 2.0 territory. My goal is to be able to pass the W3C Markup Validation Service to as close to 100% as possible. Anyways… I just started my 30 day block leave, so I have all sorts of time to hash it out.

Lemme know whatcha think ;-)

I’m home

By K2 on February 24th, 2009 at 3:15 pm EST

Hi all. Finally made it back home from Iraq. No more deployments, no more runnin’ off to third-world countries to protect corporate oil interests protect our freedom. Thanks to everyone who welcomed me back on the thread that Jenn started on the msgboard.

So… what’s in store now that I’m back? Not too much as of now… I have updated a few things, such as the news posting backend script, and OMG yes there’s a new voting poll as well. There are a couple bugs and updates I need to do with the msgboard as well, but luckily nothing major. Eventually I want to revamp the entire site, and write a new page from scratch. That should be plenty to knock the rust of these old coding skills, and give HF a much-needed face lift. Time to join the rest of the 21st century and journey into the realm of Web 2.0 ;-)

Will Hardfought ever host a gaming server again? I just dunno. I have the servers back from Boomhauer, and I’ll be moving stateside to Vermont here this summer (I get out of the Army on June 10th). I actually found myself trolling online for dedicated hosting sites in VT, gah! Bottom line is this though – if I can’t host for free, it’s not gonna happen. Jenn and I are building a new house, I am starting school full-time in the fall, and the subsequent pay cut I’m taking along with every spare penny going towards the new home… it’s either free hosting or no hosting. I know some of ya are gonna ask, so there’s your answer ;-)

It’s good to be home. See you guys online.