And now it's rewritten in Yii.
I have given the whole site a bootstrap makeover, making its functionalities (hopefully) much more usable, scaleable and mobile-friendly. All the upgrades here have been applied in a single week - so if you peruse the html and think "He's not using that grid system correctly there!" then don't be too harsh, it's all still a bit new to me.
"Are you ever going to sort out that front page?" they cry.
"I am, yes, but I can't decide what's important enough to include on it!" I answer.
"Well, for Goodness sake, at least make a start on it!" they cry.
"OK, I will. I'll put a valuation on it today!"
I have moved a few of the links around on the overhead menus - hopefully making it a bit easier for new
users to find their way around the new advanced search feature, and hopefully so that more users realise
that they can now actually get involved in helping to build certain sections of the site.
Added over 7,300 games on PS2, Xbox 360 and PS3.
Improvements to log in and searching, plus over 1,000 items accurately weighed and updated in the database. Currently I am in the middle of three rather large projects all at the same time. These are:
The Market Price Valuation tool - Gives a valuation of any item. Takes into account the "esteem" of an item at time of release (i.e. whether the game was judged good or not), the number of items believed to be in circulation and whether the item has aged well.
The Storage Container tool - You can add items to your collection already, but that's only the half of it. What about when you want to find those items? If you're an avid collector, maybe it's not so easy. However, if you can tell Everygamegoing what containers you've put what items into, then it will make finding them again a breeze!
The Assessment tool - Every time you search on Everygamegoing, your keyword and search results are logged. I am assessing whether what you're looking for is what's actually appearing... and if it's not, I'm changing the code for the next user!
Oh, and you may have noticed that all the reviews from Home Computing Weekly have now been added to the site too!
The "Review Search" is finally linked to all the video reviews we have created and uploaded to YouTube over the past three years. Have fun watching all 700+ of them!
You will now find a "Review Search" functionality present on the site - this allows you to see all the thousands of reviews currently present on the Everygamegoing website. A remarkable 15% of all the items on the site have at least one review, and in this section you can see just how many hundreds more are being added every day.
At the moment, you can only list text-based reviews. Many items also have a video review, which is present on the landing page. The video panel will be available very soon too!
You will now find a "Music Search" functionality - something I believe is a first for any games database ever. You can now search the
entire library of karaoke discs by song title or by artist name - no more routing through your Singstar games collection trying to find which
disc "Baby Got Back" is on!
There are a number of significant improvements to the "User Experience" on the site today. You will
find that all machines are now illustrated, and searching for items to add to your collection can now
be done by the title of the game, rather than only by publisher. If you haven't already registered, then do do it and have a play with these tools - they really are easy to use.