The Corroseum wrote:Yes, after 3 months of intense work I'm finally proud to present The new Corroseum 3.0! Looks pretty similar to Old Corroseum you say? Well, on the outside perhaps, but my intent was never to change much of the classic design priciples of the page (nu = bad, olde = good, right?), but rather to freshen up some outdated desing flaws, streamline it codewise and (trickiest part of all) make it fully responsive = fancy-talk for It won't look like shit when your browsing it with your cell or tablet - which is extra hard since the trend today seem to be that a website should look like shit on your phone. I think I've managed to break that rule and come up with something pretty unique yet still user-friendly.
"Why bother? I thought it always looked great."
It would have been practical if web-design aged as well as Heavy Metal, but unfortunately it doesn't. Even though I've been more motived than ever to grow and expand the site these last few years, there's been a good 16.7% decline in fun-ness every year due to the fact that I just wasn't 100% pleased with what I was looking at. So, practically the whole site has now been rebuilt from scratch, save for some pics and logos.
"Why was the site and forum locked under a password?"
A totally unrelated event and of horribly poor timing. I can't even begin to explain how frustrating it was when my provider locked down the site for security reasons when I was right in the middle of rebuilding it. Apparently some bots/hackers had used some weaknesses in the comp- and fanzine-databases to infest the side with malware. We had a similar occurance a while back, but this time I could actually see the infected files for myself(!). Rather than spending weeks fixing Corro 2.0, then scapping it a few weeks later, I decided the only feasible solution was to speed up the process of finishing what I've started.
...and for the record I'm not paranoid enough to think anyone attacked the site for any personal reasons - things like this is likely to happen to any site displaying these kinds of security holes. It has now been amended. For the time being.
Well, hope you like. Let me know if anything looks weird in your particular browser or device. I've test-tried it on plenty of platforms but not all. NOTE that the forum is still looking a bit weird, but for entirely different reasons - see designated thread. A work in progress.