What’s new on May 31st

Whew. Busy day.

1. Looks like I’ve thwarted the spammers. They haven’t posted any bogus content in over 24 hours. Woot.

2. The navigation menu is a bit easier to use.

3. New stats on almost every element of the site: users, armies, systems.

4. I added a “Tags” field to the galleries so you can better describe the gallery and group ’em.

5. I added the ability to paste images from your clipboard (depending upon your browser) and from a remote URL (you know, like flickr).

6. Some other backend stuff.

It’s coming along and I’m a happy web developer.

New on May 30th

Wow! I’ve made oodles of progress on getting iToysoldiers back online.

First: Spammers are a pain but I think I’ve mitigated their impact to the site. A lot of their activity isn’t showing up and that’s a good thing.

Second: I’m happy with the photo gallery functionality so that’s pretty stable right now. There won’t be any changes there unless someone has some ideas.

Third: The overall layout of the site is cemented. No more bouncing between themes and organization.

Fourth: The statistics engine is coming along nicely. There’s a number of charts and tables displaying all sorts of fun things. Check it out at the stats page or on any given bit of content like a member, or an Army or a game. Yay.

Fifth: Achievements are working. For those who’ve signed up for an account you’ll see that you have the “Early Adopter” achievement. Way to go!

Sixth: I have most of the content from the previous version of the site up and visible. Some of the details of particular battles are missing so you might want to check ’em for accuracy.

See! Busy little web developer.

What’s coming up? More achievements. More stats.

Back in the saddle so to speak


So I’ve had to take a step back and reevaluate the site. In general this has resulted in good things. I’ve consolidated some features and eliminated others. Why? So that the stuff that’s really core to what I want the site to do can get done and work properly. So with that said there’s two kinds of things on the site. They are:

1. Game results.
This is where you enter the results of your battles. You can upload pictures and provide a bit of commentary.

2. Gallery.
Showcase your models by uploading pictures of your modelling endeavors.

Now a cool thing is that if your opponent is a member of the site they can acknowledge the game and then the battle’s stats will be applied to their profile. Neat, eh?

The next bit I need to finish are the assorted views and pages. Then it’s off to create the achievements.