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Old Jun 19, 2008, 09:11 AM
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Default New index, shorter URLs for artist pages

We finally have a proper index page! It bears much similarity to a certain search engine...

Also, artist pages have now been moved to the format vgmdb.net/artist/number, and all the old addresses will automatically redirect there. We're rolling this out in stages, so the other content pages -- albums, browse lists -- will get moved at a later date.

As usual, do report any anomalies you find (such as broken links or images).
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Old Jun 19, 2008, 10:56 AM
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What's the purpose of an index page?

Also, I only noticed one problem so far - the artist portrait size maximization isn't working.

EDIT - also, the linkback display expander is missing.
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Old Jun 19, 2008, 11:31 AM
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Imagine a doorway or gateway to your house. That's the purpose of an index page. It's also much more lightweight than main.php, since it doesn't call upon the database or perform any session initialization.

Both problems have been fixed (you may need to refresh your browser).
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Old Jun 19, 2008, 01:47 PM
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Sweet.

The most recent artist updates page still uses the old URL style.
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Old Jun 19, 2008, 02:05 PM
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I've taken care of the recent updates page. I'll look at the stats pages too.
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Old Jun 19, 2008, 02:33 PM
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hmmm, no one asked for a vote, but I don't think I like the new index page. But then the majority of the time I come here is to click on the Forums or Marketplace, not to search for an album. I access the site from a lot of different computers so bookmarking the main page is not really a solution.

The "certain search engine" mentioned has a row of links along the top of the main page to other sections. Maybe we can do that too?

I'm not trying to diminish your work, Blah, I know you do a tremendous job around here. Just my pov.
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Old Jun 19, 2008, 06:51 PM
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The index page design is by no means final. I'm trying to work out the aesthetics of packing all the important links in, but rest assured that you'd be able to jump to the forums and marketplace eventually with a single click.
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Old Jun 20, 2008, 12:31 PM
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Updated index page looks good
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