4 Hugues Ross Writes a Devlog: 09/01/2016 - 10/01/2016
Hugues Ross

9/28/16

Revamped Games Page

Last week, I discreetly pushed a new update to my website. I've completely redone the games page, improving the look and adding a few titles that weren't there before along the way.

I started work on a new site last year, but got too bogged down with Capstone to finish. Then, I got a job almost immediately after graduation (In fact, I'm starting soon. I'll make a quick post about it once that happens.). As a result, I haven't really had a time where I felt that improving my site and building a proper portfolio was really necessary, and the site has remained half-finished. Hopefully, I'll be fixing that problem in the coming weeks.

I decided to start with the games page for a few reasons. The biggest reason was that it was a horrible, disgusting mess of boxes, but I also felt that the games page was one of the most important parts of the site. While I make software and do other things, I am primarily seen by my peers as a game developer. Furthermore, the vast majority of the work that I've shared is game-related in some form.

So, what's new?
  • I've moved from the previous design (boxes with a small icon and some text/links) to a cleaner, more responsive design with tiles representing each game.
  •  Game information is now hidden; clicking a tile brings up  a popup with a description and links.
  • I've fixed the previously scrunched-up icons.
  • I've added controls to most game detail popups.
  • I've greatly fleshed-out each description. I would highly recommend reading through them all, as I've added some fun never-shared-before tidbits.
  • I've added The Last Light, Core Breaker, Cloudy Climb, and Growgue to the page.
That list of changes kept me busy for about a week, but the result was well worth it. I recommend taking a look at the new page here.