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Chao Island is now updated!

Post by Mooncow » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:42 pm

Hi everyone!

It's been a long time coming, but the new Chao Island has been released and it's definitely a big improvement to the old site! Both in design and content.
As you can see we also have a new domain name. I used my personal domain to host the website for a long time - in the early days of Chao Island it was hard to find a free domain that could cope with Chao Island's high traffic! One of the early solutions was that an upcoming webhost bought a domain name for me in exchange for putting a banner on the website. That didn't last for too long and I had to go back to regular free domains. But... the domain given to me before was actually the same domain I have re-purchased now! chao-island.com.

It's been about a year of work from initial design ideas, plans, and targets until now. Fusion and I worked very hard on the initial concept, design, layout and arrangement of the site. The amazing move to a functional mobile site is thanks to Fusion along with the implementation of the design and layout you can see. Fantastic work as always!! :chaohappy:

Now there are still a few bugs, missing sections and some improvements to be made- but I wanted to release the website to everyone because it's still functionally better than the old website and more accurate information-wise. The old website will be taken down soon and replaced with redirects to the new website.

The main section of the website is the Info Center. This has information covering all the games and covers all formats. We decided it was better to collate the information about Chao raising rather than spreading them out into four or five sections with repeating information. We are very lucky to have an elite group of Chao Researchers in our team.

The Chao Island Encyclopedia is a Chao Wiki which will contain all the in-depth information found by our Chao Expert Team- and also will be editable by you Chao Island members too! This will be the best way to share information and as we continue to build it's foundations, you will see it evolve into something special.

The Chao Gallery is still here and has even more images! The selector tool will be back soon too.

The Guides section and the Downloads section will have lots of great content. Most of this is done, but problems with the navigation means that these parts will be up fully over the Christmas period.

It's been a crazy year, and I learned a lot from it all. I will probably go into more detail at a later date but right now I'm still super busy fixing bugs and getting content released!!

Thanks to a special group of users who made up the rest of our Chao Island Development Team: Mamkute, LimitCrown, DarkyBenji, Mayo, Roaxes, Yimoo, Exant, Justin113D, Runasutaru, UltimaNumber.
Many others also helped out with checks, opinions and screenshots. Especially Speeps who was great to get honest advice and unknown trivia from.

And of course, thanks to everyone who uses the site for your support and patience.

MORE UPDATES TO COME!

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Re: Chao Island is now updated!

Post by Yukki 2.0 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:58 pm

ITS A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
My discord is Yukki#3210 if you wanna talk to me.
Wow... it's bittersweet to see this forum in this desolate state. Now that we've all grown up and are better people than we were before, I look back to this place and smile. So many memories, and we've just to move on from it all. That's just life, I suppose! Thank you all, for both the good and the bad times. I won't forget this community!

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Post by Runasutaru » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:33 pm

I'm happy to finally see the revamp live! Let's keep up the good and honest work and fill out every incomplete page, folks. :herocool:
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Re: Chao Island is now updated!

Post by Yuiop » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:42 pm

It's certainly good too be back.
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Post by Roaxes » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:44 pm

Happy to be of service! Chao Community Revival points +1!

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Post by Nano » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:32 am

I'm back!
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Post by Yuiop » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:14 am

SO AM I HEHOOOOO RELCOME BECK FREND
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Re: Chao Island is now updated!

Post by Mooncow » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:56 pm

Updated initial post with details :stomp:
Chao Island Twitch Channel for Chao streaming!: http://twitch.tv/ChaoIsland/
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Post by Goodbye-m8 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:11 am

The site looks so much cleaner
Great Job!

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Post by Yuiop » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:28 am

It's like someone poured some Yo Gabba Gabba on it
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Post by ChillyChao » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:03 am

I never even noticed the new site was up until now lololol
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Re: Chao Island is now updated!

Post by retrolinkx » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:56 pm

Even if I barely use CI anymore, I'm glad you still keep it up and running mooncow, after 15+ years, you're still trying to keep chao relevant and make it the best place to find information about it.

I still miss the old forum design, but that's never coming back, so good luck with the future of the site.

R.I.P Hippotank.

PS: Please tell me all the ranks so I can update the rank topics with more accurate information.
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Re: Chao Island is now updated!

Post by josedanielsteller » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:36 pm

I didn't even notice it until today. I think I'll blame that on my browser cache... :chaoangry:
[If I didn't have a Cookie Clicker save file I would have tried wiping the cache.]

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Post by Yuiop » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:06 am

MERRY CHRISTMAS
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Post by Jeffery Mewtamer » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:41 pm

Ho Ho Ho, but isn't this the pleasant Christmas surprise.

So, is there a way to force loading the mobile version of the website on a desktop machine without spoofing my user agent? I find mobile views often have less junk that screenreader users can't as easily skip over as people scrolling with a mouse, but some sites try to force load the desktop version of a site when on a desktop browser, and my user agent switcher extension was broken in the upgrade from Firefox-ESR 52 to Firefox-ESR 60.

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Re: Chao Island is now updated!

Post by Mooncow » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:24 pm

Merry Christmas Jeff! The mobile view kicks in at around 1240pixel width. The wiki is separate and there is a "use mobile version" at the bottom. The forums have stayed the same.
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Post by Yuiop » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:38 pm

Christmas morning WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE REMMY CHIRSTUTS EMMRYONE
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Post by Yuiop » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:39 pm

Christmas morning WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE REMMY CHIRSTUTS EMMRYONE
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Post by Yukki 2.0 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:02 am

So with the update, does this mean we can reopen the off-topic sections and roleplaying? :eyes:
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Wow... it's bittersweet to see this forum in this desolate state. Now that we've all grown up and are better people than we were before, I look back to this place and smile. So many memories, and we've just to move on from it all. That's just life, I suppose! Thank you all, for both the good and the bad times. I won't forget this community!

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Post by Yuiop » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:08 am

That would be neat I joined after they were shutdown
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Post by AugustChao » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:06 am

I used the update of the site as an excuse to finally create an official account on here after years of following it, so I'd be interested to see the Off-Topic forums come back.

Also, great job on the new site, it looks really good!

Double Also, MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
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Post by Yuiop » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:53 am

Guitar playing is impossible I just got a black electric guitar and it still isn't even tuned
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Post by Mooncow » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:07 pm

Off-topic will be back in the near future likely as a brand new area... !
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Post by Yuiop » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:12 pm

Will the old forums still be available?
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Re: Chao Island is now updated!

Post by josedanielsteller » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:13 pm

...um, are user pages in the wiki okay?? Because the only one in the entire wiki is Mooncow's page.

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