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Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:41 PM Reply

COME WATCH THE 4TH ANNUAL TANK AWARDS VIDEO!!!

Subscribe to us on YouTube while you're over there.

Animators, The Tournament of Flash Artists is in progress and you have until May 12th to submit your entry to the TOFA Open Round. All animators and artists are strongly encouraged to participate in this great tournament; the winner will be a nominee in next year's Tank Awards!

Pico Day winners coming soon.

Redesign Info

After some nudging, we've decided to reveal SOME info about the upcoming redesign!

The new site layout is wide, roughly 977 pixels.

Everything has been rebuilt on the front end as well as a lot on the back-end. We switched to jQuery for our javascript, so all that was redone from scratch.

Games and movies are now represented with 140x90 thumbnails, instead of 46x46.

We are finally making use of the genre data we've been collecting in recent years. Games and Movies will have a much more robust browsing system, similar to the Art Portal.

The word "Flash" has essentially been removed, so games and movies have the potential to include more than just content made with Flash. For example, if an artist uses After Effects or ToonBoom to complete their animation, they will ultimately be able to submit it as video instead of cramming it into an SWF. This will be an invite-only feature and will happen post-launch. We won't be using it for video blogs and cute cat videos and it should feel pretty seamless when it happens.

Because of these changes, you will notice there is no "Flash Portal" in the nav bar but it does exist as a "Classic Portal" in the subnav. There will still be a judgment phase with blams and saves.

Games and Movies will continue sharing the daily awards but we do intend to split them into their own award categories after launch. Changes to long-standing tradition make me nervous but this one feels like it's been a long time coming (and longer still since it's post-launch).

New features will remain a surprise and a variety of small improvements should be expected. I hope this post prepares everyone for anything that would have been shocking! Discuss.


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:43 PM Reply

So... you're shocking us with this by June, right?


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:43 PM Reply

Nice, I'm waiting for the redesign. Also, when are you going to announce the winners of april?

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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:44 PM Reply

Cannot. Fucking. Wait.

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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:45 PM Reply

thanks for mystery box :D


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:45 PM Reply

Congratulations to the winners!

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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:46 PM Reply

Anything about audio submissions??????????????/


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:46 PM Reply

can't wait

i'm pretty pathetic for being excited for a website on the internet to look different but idgaf i have no shame
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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:47 PM Reply

Thanks for posting the video of the Tank Award winners.

At 5/5/11 04:41 PM, TomFulp wrote: The new site layout is wide, roughly 977 pixels.

That's a relief. I was hoping the site layout wouldn't be too wide for my 1440x900 laptop. That may be big but some of the special side banners on this site have exceeded my screen resolution.

We are finally making use of the genre data we've been collecting in recent years. Games and Movies will have a much more robust browsing system, similar to the Art Portal.

I can't wait to see this in action!

The word "Flash" has essentially been removed, so games and movies have the potential to include more than just content made with Flash. For example, if an artist uses After Effects or ToonBoom to complete their animation, they will ultimately be able to submit it as video instead of cramming it into an SWF. This will be an invite-only feature and will happen post-launch. We won't be using it for video blogs and cute cat videos and it should feel pretty seamless when it happens.

This is definitely something! It'll be hard not referring everything here as flashes but I'll do what I can and just call them movies and games from now on.


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:47 PM Reply

Can't wait for the redesign. I know you guys will do a wonderful job.


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:47 PM Reply

I think, I need to wash my pants.

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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:47 PM Reply

Don't bring in the classic portal straight away. First, call the portal the "New Portal", then bring back the flash portal as "Classic Portal". The plan is flawless. You will make millions.


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:47 PM Reply

Hey Tom,when will the redesign be launched?


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:47 PM Reply

Awesome, can't wait for the redesign.

The change may be unsettling but I have a feeling it is going to be a great step forward in the end.

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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:47 PM Reply

Can't wait for the redesign.


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:48 PM Reply

I think the Art Portal tab is pink.

Hi Tom! :P
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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:50 PM Reply

dude im banned i guess. what? when?

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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:51 PM Reply

I'm looking forward to this. The blurb about splitting up the daily awards and the bit about video submissions has me interested. Can't wait for more info or the eventual release Tom.


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:55 PM Reply

I was going to post a pic of the redesign I saved but I SCARED!

Pico day winners/Game Prize values?

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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:55 PM Reply

Based on a 1 second preview of the redesign I can already say its fuckin bad ass :P


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:57 PM Reply

At 5/5/11 04:46 PM, TehSlapHappy wrote: Anything about audio submissions??????????????/

Decided to save that stuff for the surprise portion.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 04:59 PM Reply

Far as I'm concerned, we were all winners... where it counts... in our hearts ... the hearts in our pants...


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 05:00 PM Reply

This is all very exciting news!

I hope everyone can cope with some change, I imagine it's all for the better

Thanks for the heads up


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 05:03 PM Reply

At 5/5/11 04:57 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 5/5/11 04:46 PM, TehSlapHappy wrote: Anything about audio submissions??????????????/
Decided to save that stuff for the surprise portion.

As long as submissions have a review and comment section I shall remain happy as always.


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 05:05 PM Reply

Awesome stuff Tom. I can not wait for the Audio Portal changes. :)

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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 05:07 PM Reply

Jeez, can't wait ! Is it in May or June the redesign will be launched? Or later?


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 05:13 PM Reply

Thanks for that video Tom.

Hearing all the upcoming changes, I'm sure it's gonna take some to get used to the redesign. But I'm sure it'll all turn out fine. It's only good that NG is going to host more types of content and I'm curious about what further improvements and surprises lie ahead.


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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 05:17 PM Reply

I'm shocked!!!!

Redesign looks neat.

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Response to Annual Winners and Redesign Info! May. 5th, 2011 @ 05:21 PM Reply

In before Señor Luis. I still have your baby leg.

Will the redesign have any dramatic affect on the BBS?