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MaxisEditorDan

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SniperMonkey wrote:
MaxisEditorDan wrote:

This doesn't seem to be working for me, I even tried shift-clicking the reload button but it seems like the changes you're describing aren't up yet.

-MaxisEditorDan


Strange, it's working for me.

Couple of questions:
Does the background of creature highlight blue when you rollover the image? (like the picture)
What browser are you using?

Could someone else confirm if this is, or is not working?

Thanks!


It works now! Very nice. You're re-creating our Sporepedia

SniperMonkey

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http://www.qualityspore.com/CreationViewer.htm



http://www.qualityspore.com/CreationViewer.htm

Small update:
- Added a download button.
- Added new Spaceship icon.

Let me know if you are having any problems with the download button.

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SniperMonkey

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I made a youtube video to promote my website. Enjoy!

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SporeMasterLightning

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Nice updates SniperMonkey. Looking better and better every time

Some ideas.

Maybe include a rate up button, but no rate down button

Include a button to link it to the sporepedia page.

Show the comments and if possible have a add comment section.

Also have a search tool, so you can search on many different things and limit your searches, so you could have only tripods which are a certain height and can sing above level 4... Or something maybe a bit simplier.

Also allow us to enter someones Spore username and have a look at their creations.

And lastly we need a back button.

Thanks for an awesome spore app.

-SMLightning

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 03/20/2009 09:00:20


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SniperMonkey

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SML, thanks so much for your feedback. I appreciate your comments! Let me respond to each.

SporeMasterLightning wrote:Maybe include a rate up button, but no rate down button
Unfortunately, I cannot send data spore.com. A rating system is not possible.

SporeMasterLightning wrote:Include a button to link it to the sporepedia page.
Great idea! I will do that.

SporeMasterLightning wrote:Show the comments and if possible have a add comment section.
I could show the comments but I can't allow people to add comments. I don't know how compelling this feature is if you can't add comments.

SporeMasterLightning wrote:Also have a search tool, so you can search on many different things and limit your searches, so you could have only tripods which are a certain height and can sing above level 4... Or something maybe a bit simplier.
A robust search would be very hard to do and the performance of the site would suffer. I could easily provide a way to filter by UFO, creature, building, and vehicle using existing APIs.

SporeMasterLightning wrote:Also allow us to enter someones Spore username and have a look at their creations.
This is what you will see next. I am working on a profile page now.

SporeMasterLightning wrote:And lastly we need a back button..
I agree. Flash always has a problem dealing with the back button. There are some things I can do to improve the functionality.
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SniperMonkey

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http://www.qualityspore.com/ProfileViewer.htm



http://www.qualityspore.com/ProfileViewer.htm

I have added a profile viewer to my website. You can enter in any profile name and it will show the profile name, avatar, tag line, and all the spore creations.

The profile viewer is at a very early stage of development. I will tie it into the quality creation page and creation viewer before I add further functionality.

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MaxisMichael

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Joined: 09/15/2008 19:15:35
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Oh man, this is such a great application. So easy to use and so well designed. Wonderful work!
SniperMonkey

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MaxisMichael wrote:Oh man, this is such a great application. So easy to use and so well designed. Wonderful work!
Thanks MaxisMichael!



http://www.qualityspore.com/CreationViewer.htm



http://www.qualityspore.com/CreationViewer.htm

Update
- I added a profile bar to the Creation Viewer page that links to the Profile Viewer page.
- I changed the default creation of Creation Viewer page. It now displays the most popular creature.
- The Creation Viewer page has been completely rewritten. Please be on the lookout for bugs.

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Virakotxa

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Joined: 09/15/2008 22:14:11
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Wow... Had not checked this last version... It's getting awesome!

What a pity sending data is not possible, anyways, like this as much as the BuddieBrowser and Spore-Scope put together, times two! KUDOS!

Lone helper

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So when do you think maxis will open a hole that allowes you to comment?

Travian, click here and join!
I decided to made a creation, finally. Here's a link. First creation
SniperMonkey

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Lone helper wrote:So when do you think maxis will open a hole that allowes you to comment?
It would be nice but I bet there are some security issues to consider.
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SniperMonkey

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http://www.qualityspore.com/



http://www.qualityspore.com/

Update
- I added the author name to each creation on the Quality Creation page. It links to the Profile Viewer page.
- Fixed the back button functionality on the Quality Creation page. For example, if you select the "Featured" tab and then select a creature, the browser back button will take you back to the "Featured" tab.

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SporeMasterLightning

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That is fantastic! Great work SniperMonkey!

Now all i think you need is a button to go to the sporepedia page of the creation.

SML

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 03/26/2009 07:55:21


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TynerMason

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I think that is a totally awesome creation!

TynerMason
Author/Illustrator/Poet


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SniperMonkey

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http://www.qualityspore.com/



http://www.qualityspore.com/

Domain name update:
- Change the domain name to qualityspore.com. This reflects the direction I want to take the site and gets it out from under my portfolio site.
- Changed the links in this thread to reflect the new domain name.
-Created redirects from the old URLs to the new URLs.

Feature updates:
-Added a link to spore.com from the creature viewer and profile viewer. This should make commenting, rating, and buddying a one click process.
-Fixed all back button issues. Browser back button should act as expected in all cases.
-Added a Spore banner that should satisfy the API contest rules.
-The Profile Viewer now defaults to the profile with the most popular creation.

Design update
-Added new site branding.
-All text links have a consistent color and are underline on rollover.
-Made site have a consistent color theme.

Overall, I am happy with where the app is currently at. I find myself using it to find creatures for my own game… that’s a good sign. I am going to pause on development until the API contest is over.

Here some stuff I would like to add in the future:
-A Top Profile page.
-A home page that highlights top creations and profiles.
-Profile buddies.
-A UFO, creature, building, vehicle filter to the Top Creations page.
-Page navigation to Top Creations and Profile Creations catalog.
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