Diplomacy 2.0

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Diplomacy 2.0

#1 Post by wulfheart » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:04 pm

Hello altogether,

AA and I, Al Wulf/wulfheart, currently the maintainers of diplomacy-network.com, the German web/vdiplomacy branch, are planning a redesign and a redevelopment of the aged webdiplomacy software including a rewriting of the old engine and a complete redesign. As we are both more experienced in development we are looking for some volunteers which would like to help us in the area of UI/UX-Design.
We'd like the redesign to have a more modern appearance and mobile sites to attract new users to that great game.

If you are interested or if you have further questions don't hesitate to leave us a message here.

Greetings
Alex
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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#2 Post by jmo1121109 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:14 pm

I would recommend you reach out to Kestas as he's already in the process of rewriting the old engine.

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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#3 Post by flash2015 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:21 pm

Please not PHP and dear $DIETY not node.js.

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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#4 Post by ChippeRock » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:05 pm

I actually like the current site...
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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#5 Post by thedipplayer » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:22 am

ChippeRock wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:05 pm
I actually like the current site...
Agreed.

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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#6 Post by flash2015 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:05 am

thedipplayer wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:22 am
ChippeRock wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:05 pm
I actually like the current site...
Agreed.
You haven't seen what the moderators need to deal with...

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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#7 Post by thedipplayer » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:38 am

flash2015 wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:05 am
thedipplayer wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:22 am
ChippeRock wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:05 pm
I actually like the current site...
Agreed.
You haven't seen what the moderators need to deal with...
Oh I meant I like the site's current appearance.
wulfheart wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:04 pm
We'd like the redesign to have a more modern appearance and mobile sites to attract new users to that great game.

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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#8 Post by asark » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:02 am

jmo1121109 wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:14 pm
I would recommend you reach out to Kestas as he's already in the process of rewriting the old engine.
Thanks for your hint. I wrote Kestas a mail.

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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#9 Post by wulfheart » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:21 pm

flash2015 wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:21 pm
Please not PHP and dear $DIETY not node.js.
Why not? What's the matter about PHP and node?

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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#10 Post by ChippeRock » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:07 pm

thedipplayer wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:38 am
flash2015 wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:05 am
thedipplayer wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:22 am


Agreed.
You haven't seen what the moderators need to deal with...
Oh I meant I like the site's current appearance.
wulfheart wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:04 pm
We'd like the redesign to have a more modern appearance and mobile sites to attract new users to that great game.
That is also what I meant.

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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#11 Post by A_Tin_Can » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:18 pm

I've thought about this more than a few times - and I would definitely support any efforts to modernise the site.
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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#12 Post by thisisntme » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:24 pm

wulfheart wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:04 pm
Hello altogether,

We'd like the redesign to have a more modern appearance and mobile sites to attract new users to that great game.

If you are interested or if you have further questions don't hesitate to leave us a message here.
I personally think that the design we currently have for desktop is already very good please don't dumb it down. My biggest complaint is that the mobile interface wastes so much space displaying all your active games instead of the most recent changes.
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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#13 Post by thisisntme » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:43 pm

If we really need to change the design, I would take design inspiration from the
new york times site: https://www.nytimes.com/

Rather than changing the colors fonts and layout of the desktop version I would redesign the menu system. Initially as a new user, it shouldn't take 3 non obvious clicks to join non live games.

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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#14 Post by wulfheart » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:29 pm

A_Tin_Can wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:18 pm
I've thought about this more than a few times - and I would definitely support any efforts to modernise the site.
Nice, @A_Tin_Can!
Would you also be willed to support a complete rewrite of the engine?

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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#15 Post by jmo1121109 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:36 pm

I believe that over Christmas break Kestas is planning to finish his rewrite of the site engine and to add support for api's to permit mobile applications.

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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#16 Post by wulfheart » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:35 pm

Is there anything like a devlog to inform the users?
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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#17 Post by Claesar » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:42 am

Sort of. Our developer(s) use https://github.com/kestasjk/webDiplomacy to log projects.

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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#18 Post by wulfheart » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:03 pm

@Claesar: Github is version controlling, as far as I can see there's nothing like a roadmap or similar.

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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#19 Post by Claesar » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:51 pm

I don't know what that means and this is all I know :-)

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Re: Diplomacy 2.0

#20 Post by orathaic » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:43 am

This sounds awesome, can I ask about live game support, so like sockets/push notifications, maybe even client to client communication (which I assume the technology for has come a long way... As has support for sockets).

Cause road map and features weren't listed...
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