So the countdown is over and we're now ready to show you what we've been working on! Before I reveal all the lovely details, I have a few words to say regarding the history and current status of The Daily Click. The DC has been around for a very long time - in fact apart from the odd new feature here and there it has largely remained the same for the last 9 years. It seems remarkable that the very first account was created way back on the 2nd of December in 2001.
Some would say that the site has aged well and it does indeed still serve it's purpose. But we've come to the point now were we feel it is time for the site to evolve and catch up to the rest of the web. Not only will this help to provide a better service to our current users, we feel it will also help attract brand new users - users who want to play games as well as develop them. It's also a great opportunity to start fresh. It gives us a chance to fix the problems that some would say have plagued the site for a while. But more importantly, we still want to keep that DC feel which has kept the majority of our users visiting for years.
Today we're announcing the next version of the DC. Clubsoft and myself have been working on this since September - along with the extremely helpful feedback from the rest of the admin team. There is still some work to be done, but we're very hopeful of releasing the new DC sometime this year.
One thing we're very serious about is getting your feedback. We plan to post regular news posts regarding the progress of the new DC, including screen-shots and new feature announcements. We hope you'll help us out in telling us what you think so that we can try and make this version the best it can possibly be. There may be disagreements along the way, but hopefully we can come to an agreement on what is best for the site and the community.
Okay, now for some important information. The new DC features a completely new re-design. We have a brand new logo which you can see above, and the design of the site fits in nicely with the rest of the web. Not only that, but we're now completely shifting over to PHP. We think this will probably make the site run a lot quicker and also make it less of a pain for us when developing new features!
Please note, these designs are not final and are likely to change according to your feedback!
We hope to tease you with more juicy details in the coming days - the next news post will cover the re-design and a brand new private messages system. I will also put a FAQs section in the next news post - so please post any questions or suggestions in the comments and I will try to answer the most important ones!