I wanted to give the community an informal update on what is happening behind the scenes. I remember being a community member myself just how "silent" things can get on the project and progress. I also mentioned I would try to keep everyone better informed during this process.
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Planning Stages - in progress
Nov 04, 2107
Currently, we are still within the planning stages of development. We have taken some time to write out an overview of what we want and where we're heading on papers the team are sharing. This overview laid out our basic goals, provided insight on which directions to move, and has revealed some areas of where we need to dive deeper before the next stage.
We're in the process of doing those deeper dives now. These dives are further drill-downs into specific areas of the of the design, where more detailed information is required. The main pages of the site are being dived into to define the frameworks (front and back end), layouts, and the rest of their technical and visual designs. Other areas are also being dived into at the same time such as the Content Management System's (CMS) features, design, and database tables required.
As a teaser, some of the features of the development will include:
- A front-end framework built with responsive design for mobile devices
- A custom CMS with features for easy page creation and editing
- Mod Picker integration for Guides and Packs
- Updated and more secure software versions (server-side software, wiki, and forums)
- Community Discord channels for various uses
- User selectable themes
That's about all I have to share for now.