WipeoutZone version 3

WipeoutZone 3Two years after the launch of the previous version of the site, the third version of WipeoutZone was a complete re-work of everything that had gone before. Every aspect of the site was re-coded, from the html and stylesheet to the php for every single page.

Code wise there was almost no carry-over from the previous two versions of the site, which although it meant a lot of extra work, meant that the site ended up more efficient and more scalable than before.

This time around both Fireworks MX and Dreamweaver MX were used to design and code the site entirely – the first time I had managed to avoid jumping between Photoshop and Fireworks. The site is XHTML transitional and makes extensive use of CSS for layout, positioning, and navigation roll-over effects.

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WipeoutZone 3 launched


Tonight I made the new version of WipeoutZone live – with probably the smoothest transition between versions I’ve had in three years of doing it.

The site features a ton of new back-end code, loads of usability upgrades and is just a good effort all round as far as I’m concerned. Yeah, so it took me hell of a long time to get it done, and there are still a few error checking routines to go in there, but I’m pretty pleased with the way it turned out this time.

At least it’s now future proof for another three years ;o)

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