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Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 20:46:46 Reply

We made some small changes around the front page earlier today and just launched two more big ones:

1) The Flash-based feature box is gone. It just didn't seem to be getting good results in its current form so maybe we'll revisit it with something different.

2) If you are logged in, you can now re-arrange the showcase boxes for movies, games, art, audio and collections on the front page! Simply click and drag the "drag" icon on the top right of each box and NG will remember where you left them. Want music to be the first thing you see every day? Now it can be! Want games above movies? Sure thing!

Other changes include six calendar items instead of four and the P-Bot Picks now just lists the daily top five - you can click the comments link to view more details in the P-Bot post. This allowed the Artist News to come up a few hundred pixels, the goal being to ultimately have it right below the site news and events.

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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 20:48:43 Reply

Newgrounds gets awesomer by the day :)


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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 20:49:01 Reply

I like how the featured stuff (crap) isn't customizable :3

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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 20:49:50 Reply

At 5/9/12 08:49 PM, Gambit wrote: I like how the featured stuff (crap) isn't customizable :3

I was going to call the feature neat (although I'm good with the order as it is) but that's even neater!


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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 20:50:38 Reply

aha that's really cool, nice one.

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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 20:54:07 Reply

I'm loving this. Now I can give stuff I like better positions. Thanks Tom!


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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 20:55:52 Reply

And P.S. I really liked the big flash feature box, fill it back up soon!

But do what you gotta do. I understand how busy you are.

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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 20:57:06 Reply

This site is getting crazy from a technological standpoint. If you look at the layout from 99 and then the layout from today it almost makes you fall back in your seat. It's really exciting how much work and effort are going into the Newgrounds website. Thanks so much!

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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 20:59:04 Reply

At 5/9/12 08:46 PM, TomFulp wrote:
1) The Flash-based feature box is gone. It just didn't seem to be getting good results in its current form so maybe we'll revisit it with something different.

:(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

2) If you are logged in, you can now re-arrange the showcase boxes for movies, games, art, audio and collections on the front page!

AWW sweet!


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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:01:53 Reply

At 5/9/12 08:59 PM, majormelthesackboy wrote:
At 5/9/12 08:46 PM, TomFulp wrote:
1) The Flash-based feature box is gone. It just didn't seem to be getting good results in its current form so maybe we'll revisit it with something different.
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

Feel the same. I actually liked that feature.

The drag feature is really cool.


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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:05:42 Reply

Nice. I was really hoping NG would eventually do something like this for the longest time, though I am a little disappointed by the featured content box going away.

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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:07:30 Reply

I jizzed when i read the title.


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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:08:13 Reply

It's a cool feature, but I really hope the feature box comes back soon! I just really enjoyed it for some strange reason.


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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:09:07 Reply

The feature box was actually good in my opinion. Hope it comes back
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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:12:35 Reply

Pretty awesome update, the only thing that really changed for me was art needed a boost. I hope to see some sort of way to advertise things like the banner because that's a real eye catcher.

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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:14:25 Reply

At 5/9/12 08:46 PM, TomFulp wrote: 1) The Flash-based feature box is gone. It just didn't seem to be getting good results in its current form so maybe we'll revisit it with something different.

Damn, i liked that feature

2) If you are logged in, you can now re-arrange the showcase boxes for movies, games, art, audio and collections on the front page!

Pretty interesting


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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:19:40 Reply

All moves in a good direction, showing your fav-feeds would be great, and bringing back a form of the featured banner is a priority for developers sometimes ;) *WINK*


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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:22:40 Reply

At 5/9/12 09:05 PM, daethdrain wrote: It's already perfect for me. I mean. I'm used to it. But still. You're such a swell guy for doing this, TomFulp.

Thank liljim for setting it up!


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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:23:04 Reply

Feature box was totally rad. Hope you will return to it someday.

Not sure whether the customization feature is necessary...But it is pretty neat. Now I can have the audio section come up first in the list.

Nice job, Tom

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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:24:51 Reply

At 5/9/12 09:19 PM, Jazza wrote: All moves in a good direction, showing your fav-feeds would be great, and bringing back a form of the featured banner is a priority for developers sometimes ;) *WINK*

The feed will be on the front page soon and now people will have the option to drag it around!


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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:25:02 Reply

Rock on Tom, I love being able to customize things!


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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:29:22 Reply

At 5/9/12 09:19 PM, Jazza wrote: All moves in a good direction, showing your fav-feeds would be great, and bringing back a form of the featured banner is a priority for developers sometimes ;) *WINK*

I just peed a little when I watched this.

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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:33:19 Reply

Awesome! Art goes at the top.

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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:35:40 Reply

Cool, but can you please return the... I forgot what it's called... but the little bar that shows all the Flash that's been recently passed from the Portal?


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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:36:58 Reply

Is there any hope for the number ratings to come back? I did like it better cause there are too many movies with 4 stars. With the numbers it was much easier to differentiate the REALLY well-rated movies. I also liked getting the rating on the hover in the classic portal a lot. Besides that I love the new site though

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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:37:05 Reply

At 5/9/12 09:29 PM, liljim wrote:
At 5/9/12 09:19 PM, Jazza wrote: All moves in a good direction, showing your fav-feeds would be great, and bringing back a form of the featured banner is a priority for developers sometimes ;) *WINK*
I just peed a little when I watched this.

Holy shit dude, is that an integrated youtube video in the forums.

WHAT THE WHAT?

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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:38:11 Reply

At 5/9/12 09:37 PM, Damien wrote:
At 5/9/12 09:29 PM, liljim wrote: I just peed a little when I watched this.
Holy shit dude, is that an integrated youtube video in the forums.

WHAT THE WHAT?

Where have you been living for the last couple of months?

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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:42:11 Reply

Earlier today I was going to complain about how the Front Page should be Customizable on the BBS, I shit you not.

Glad to see that we're on a similar wave length.


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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:44:06 Reply

At 5/9/12 09:36 PM, COOPERsPLANET wrote: Is there any hope for the number ratings to come back?

Everything is still rated by numbers, just displayed in 5 star score. If you hover your cursor over the stars a movie or game has it will display the number rating.

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Response to Customizable Front Page! 2012-05-09 21:56:15 Reply

At 5/9/12 09:38 PM, liljim wrote:
At 5/9/12 09:37 PM, Damien wrote:
At 5/9/12 09:29 PM, liljim wrote: I just peed a little when I watched this.
Holy shit dude, is that an integrated youtube video in the forums.

WHAT THE WHAT?
Where have you been living for the last couple of months?

Not on the forums, thats for sure.