Sunday, July 13, 2014

Web Update

The web project has been coming along fairly well, I have switched the framework from bootstrap to base for two reasons. First of all, it is easier to develop for with fewer abstractions, and secondly, it renders using fewer layers, which means better loading times (below the 200ms recommended threshold) on both PC and mobile, This meant a little extra time, but a better look for the website. The theme has switched from the initial purple and gold to a slate theme following the existing logo that Emmett had made, using the red from the logo, a dark blue to contrast it, and a dark green (likely going to change) to complement it. Minor tweaks to buttons and such have been where most of the time has been going, just getting it looking as cohesive as possible.

On my plate right now is to fix the button that opens up the search form so that it is easier to tell what the button actually does. I also need to minify the base.css, which should be very quick, and find a better color for the background of the tables, which right now blends into the background of the website itself too much.

Josh has been working on the database and getting the voting system implemented, once that is done, the buttons should not be too hard to get working, I want to get some sort of static color between the upvote and downvote buttons so that only one can be selected at a time, and losing focus doesn't cause them to revert to the default gray color. I am also considering removing the external video controls, just because the fullscreen is not really functional on a few devices/operating systems/browsers, and that and the play/pause button are already in the player, as well as volume controls, which would be silly to remove.

Josh also recently gave the team a look at the original concept for the project, and it has come a very long way since then. Hopefully it starts to look even better over these last few weeks.

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