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Design Changes, Profile Pages Update and Admin Tools


Posted: 2021-11-11 23:11:27 |    Posted by iDev |    idevgames.co.uk

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I've been busy lately making some much needed improvements. I know I said I was going to go into more detail with a post about the API but I needed a break after that going live. As it is live and usable right now I'm just going to park that right now and continue pushing forward in other directions. I will come back to it and build a game using it.

So to get started I needed to rework the entire profile section. I needed to do this ever since the rebuild of the site. It wasn't done efficiently and neatly as it was one of the last things to do, I decided I'll come back to that later and make it better. So that's what I decided to do. It now is a lot faster to load, paginated and just overall more efficient. 

Hopefully you have noticed the design changes across the site too, including animations on the game pages etc. I then decided it was time to start pushing forward with my next development. It's been a long time over due, but I don't actually have a section for administrating the site. So I've now started creating some admin tools. It'll be an on going development but for now I have built the most important part. A game verification feature.

So as I hope a lot of you will know. I review new games after they are made public on the site, if the game isn't suitable I will then make that game private again. As we grow this isn't going to be feasible for the future.  Although that being said. I don't want to stop allowing instant releases of games until I have to. For every developer who uploads something not suitable is a developer eager to get their game played. So instead, there is now a label above games that I haven't reviewed yet, to warn the player that the game hasn't been verified. Once I then approve the game, the message will then be removed. I think this at least warns players before they decide to try a new game. As we grow bigger, these kind of features are the ones we will need so the admin tools allows me to create more things like this moving forward.

 

Thanks,

-iDev

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