I am glad to tell you that all the things you'd like to see in the leagues section are there! Well almost .. or, they will be.
Concerning timezones, you can always simply write in your local time and the site will convert it to UTC for storage, automatically. And then other people will see your time in their local time again. So all times (on this whole website) are always local. When you hover over any time on this site, you'll see a tooltip with the UTC time.
The calendar has links to the leagues / seasons / race info and those pages have their own info links again, with LFS join links (if the server is online). There will be the option of season / round signups, for single racers or multiple. In fact, the league admin can set whatever requirements and information he needs himself.
I'm pretty far along with it already, but i still need to finish a few pages and then make it all a bit more user friendly. Then it can go live. The only problem is that I'm completely swamped at the moment and have very little time to work on the site throughout weekdays. This week I've only been able to fix critical bugs and do a few tweaks.
But ... will get there, though it may still take a few weeks. And then a few more weeks to tweak when public feedback comes in.
Yeah, method calls, sub templates, it's handy stuff. I like the neatness of it all the most i think. I've become quite anal in that sense
I've even convinced people at my other job we should start using templates. For neatness, security and it's nice that you can just hand what are basically html files to a designer.
That's what I thought, which is why i concluded it needs a totally different approach than desktop and as such think that mobile should be served a different layout altogether. Heck maybe i should make an LFS app at some point when all else is done
That is an interesting thought. But looking at analytics, the number of mobile users is only a few percent, so imo it's better to cater for desktop first. In our case at least.
Yes I like stats too
Yep, using Mustache
I actually started out with a fully fluid (hah) design. But there were a number of pages that hold a lot of content which are very hard to wrap into a narrower area. Since i didn't really know how to fix that I decided to wait with solving that problem until i had all the content. Kind of getting there now, so i will have another look at all this. But still .. the only way of fixing a table with a lot of data for example is I think to really redesign the page and think of another way (a way mobile users are used to) to display that same data. In some list where you can click on the main data to display details or something.
So yeah, i'll be looking at it. Sorry for the shitty sizing for the moment
Really strange! This appears to only happen on Firefox for me.
All maps are loaded from the domain img.lfs.net (as they should) except the Kyoto map! That's loaded from www.lfs.net. I've looked pretty closely at the process and the code, but i don't understand why it's not working. Even if I place the map file at www.lfs.net, it says it's now loaded, but it's not displayed. Very weird and at this time I've no idea!
This site contains more than just the forum It needs to work for every page.
As for the overflow - removing that does funny things when the car in the header moves off the screen. I might be able to fix that by looking closely at the site's structure again and rearrange things a bit so that the overflow is only for the header rather than the whole body.
It's a bit unfortunate situation for mobile atm, but nevertheless i'm going to leave it as it is for now and fix the whole mobile thing later on with dedicated css.
I know everyone's saying to make it responsive, but imo that is really very hard to do - to make an entire site responsive (or adaptive, whatever). Some content is just not suited to wrap nicely into a tiny window. It needs a whole new approach. So that should be fixed at a later time, with mobile css.
We have been working on a new site for a while and now finally here it is.
It has a more open feel - with more room to work with and a new look.
As you can tell, the forum has been integrated into the www.lfs.net website. We hope to be able to better integrate the community with Live for Speed.
To aid with that, a new Leagues section is in the works as well. So things like the Racing Calendar will soon be back.
One new section you may notice is the Hosting section.
We now offer hosting for those in need. There are traditional subscription hosts and on-demand hosts. The latter is for when you just need a host for a little while (and one of the freely available ones isn't good enough ). Could be a league race for example.
Hosts are setup instantly and you can configure everything through our web interface. We keep logs and replays as well. I'd recommend reading more about LFS Hosting on the Hosting page
There will no doubt still be bugs to squash. When you run into something that does not work, just report it in the website bugs section and I will have a look.
The site will continue to be worked on as well. The new Leagues section has high priority, but many features in other categories are still planned.
I hope you will enjoy the new website with its new features. Have a look around - you may find some new stuff. Any suggestions and feedback are always welcome - I'm sure you'll not disappoint me there
Finally a big thanks to Flame CZE who has helped a lot with the graphics of the website!
Further thanks go out to Daniel-cro and Whiskey. Many thanks for your relentless testing, making the site a robust one.