Everything uploaded now needs to be in zip, text (.txt, .pdf, .xml, etc), or image (.png, .jpeg, etc) formats in order to access after uploading. This change also affects all the old projects hence my question of whether they'll update or delete them all.
Why yes I can read that one? Can you? Yes I know it's a link I've already commented on the stupidity of that choice for link color. Honestly even though the bright AF yellow is on a darker background it still hurts me to look at it.
Don't insult the minecraft curse website, even it doesn't have such a terrible front page I mean look http://www.minecraftforum.net/, which makes me wonder why we can't use that as a semi-template for ours.
1. News section needs to be at the top, and should show the last 2 news items (it already does this, but the update image above them looks stupid), these news items also need to fully shown or close to it (1000 pix max vert height).
2. Either under or to the side of the news there should be a box containing the last 5 threads (not posts) that have new posts in them, with a 20 character snippet of the start of it underneath or blank if the start references an image or video (thumbnail if you want to be snazzy) (links also show as links) (call it the recent posts box)
3. The project info box thingy gets moved under this followed by the popular projects and then the for authors sections. Alternatively display the for authors section along the side underneath the recent posts section. (Ideally it'd show up in start project page instead of the front page, but I understand why it is there to show/advertise it's existence)
The reason for these changes is to make it more clear that 1) we show what's happening recently (highlight projects, recent blizzard announcements), 2) show we have a(n) thriving existent community that discusses the topics, but also provides support, 3) provides a way for people to spread their own creations among the community while potentially getting rewarded for it.
Currently the only thing on the first page that shows that there is a community is the forums button at the very top, that most people (at least I do) ignore on their first look at a web page, otherwise this just looks like a hosting spot for the sc2projects.
p.s. was browsing even the minecraft curse website has a better layout for the front page, just steal theirs and modify it so that the featured/top servers is the featured/top projects for sc2mapster, and the recent server ads is the recent project additions/updates.
edit: pls change link colors, it's stupid how it's orange in the preview but almost a match in the actual post. Also despite not loving the background i actually don't mind it too much.