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  1. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    02 Apr '05 14:13 / 1 edit
    After being on the receiving end of some persistent nagging, I decided to upload a very basic tournament stats page.

    -Russ
  2. Standard member Wheely
    Instant Buzz
    02 Apr '05 19:33
    Russ, I have been on these site just a short time but I have been a programmer and web developer for many years. Can I congratulate you and your design team on what must be one of the best web sites out there. What elevates this site above all others is the degree of complexity you have achieved without resort to all those irritating non-standards that restrict people to using a particular version of a particular browser. This kind of site is what the web is all about.

    Thanks for all your efforts.
  3. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    02 Apr '05 20:41
    Originally posted by Wheely
    Russ, I have been on these site just a short time but I have been a programmer and web developer for many years. Can I congratulate you and your design team on what must be one of the best web sites out there. What elevates this site above all others is the degree of complexity you have achieved without resort to all those irritating non-standards that rest ...[text shortened]... icular browser. This kind of site is what the web is all about.

    Thanks for all your efforts.
    You are going to hate me for the next big release then...

    I have had an unwritten policy of just supporting the latest builds of the most common browsers, rather than let the site stagnate because of Netscape 4 compatibility, for example.

    The next big release takes some new steps forward, and some browsers will have to be dropped once more. Mac IE 5.2 is the obvious one, if Microsoft can't be bothered to take the browser forward, then I don't want to kill innovation here because of it.

    (Mac users, get Safari on you machine now! You have been warned! )

    -Russ
  4. Standard member Wheely
    Instant Buzz
    02 Apr '05 21:30
    Originally posted by Russ
    You are going to hate me for the next big release then...

    I have had an unwritten policy of just supporting the latest builds of the most common browsers, rather than let the site stagnate because of Netscape 4 compatibility, for example.

    The next big release takes some new steps forward, and some browsers will have to be dropped once more. Mac IE 5.2 ...[text shortened]... ecause of it.

    (Mac users, get Safari on you machine now! You have been warned! )

    -Russ
    Well, I guess there are some limits However, any web site of this complexity that works in konqueror, Mozilla, Firefox and probably even Internet Exploder gets my vote for smarty pants web site of the year!

    You're doing a grand job.
  5. 03 Apr '05 23:07
    Originally posted by Russ
    I decided to upload a very basic tournament stats page.

    -Russ
    yes stats are great, more stats make RHP great, need stats
  6. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    04 Apr '05 10:14
    I will be dedicating a whole project to producing stats in the future, so the measly player stats at the moment will be expanded considerably.

    -Russ
  7. Standard member colette
    Quiet revolutionary
    07 Apr '05 15:57
    Originally posted by Russ
    I will be dedicating a whole project to producing stats in the future, so the measly player stats at the moment will be expanded considerably.

    -Russ
    Hurray. Can we have clan head-to-head stats too, please?!

    Colette
  8. Standard member Ravello
    The RudeĀ©
    07 Apr '05 18:42
    Originally posted by Russ
    After being on the receiving end of some persistent nagging, I decided to upload a very basic tournament stats page.

    -Russ
    Who was that nagging guy? *nag*nag*
  9. 08 Apr '05 08:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Russ
    I will be dedicating a whole project to producing stats in the future, so the measly player stats at the moment will be expanded considerably.

    -Russ
    Hi Russ

    Do you think it would be possible to dedicate some time to clan stats? I know a lot of clan leaders are very interested in something like cludi from the Vikings Clan has designed on his website:

    http://www.clausjensen.com/TheVikings/
  10. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    11 Apr '05 23:24
    Originally posted by Russ
    The next big release takes some new steps forward, and some browsers will have to be dropped once more. Mac IE 5.2 is the obvious one, if Microsoft can't be bothered to take the browser forward, then I don't want to kill innovation here because of it.
    I have linux so this doesn't really affect me. I'd recommend that it should be possible to still use the site after upgrading it, at least to the extent of being able to make moves in games and enter tournaments and so on. If some "non-core" functionality isn't available to MS windows/IE 5 users then it doesn't matter but there's no point in freezing out lots of players just because they use the market dominant system, and downloading and installing browsers and being ok at chess aren't the same thing...
  11. 12 Apr '05 12:24
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    I have linux so this doesn't really affect me. I'd recommend that it should be possible to still use the site after upgrading it, at least to the extent of being able to make moves in games and enter tournaments and so on. If some "non-core" functionality isn't available to MS windows/IE 5 users then it doesn't matter but there's no point in fre ...[text shortened]... system, and downloading and installing browsers and being ok at chess aren't the same thing...
    IE5 for Mac (the browser in question) is in no way the dominant browser on Macs. Mac IE5 is notoriously incompatible, partly due to the fact, that Microsoft discontinued development/updates a year ago. Safari (an alternative browser) is shipped with OS X and a wide selection of other browsers are available for free download.
  12. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    12 Apr '05 14:03
    I will provide a backwardly compatible board interface for a year or two, but general site rendering will be messy on IE Mac. (but still useable for the persistent.)

    -Russ