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* Introducing the all-new UOLedger.com! *

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Wallenstein, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Wallenstein

    Wallenstein Guest

    :danceb::danceb::danceb::danceb::danceb:

    Introducing the all-new Ultima Online Ledger!

    After a long while of completely renovating the old UOLedger.com, I'm pleased to announce the new UOLedger '2.0' is complete and now fully accessible here.

    The Ultima Online Ledger is a live, breaking news source for Ultima Online. Unlike other news sites that only update once daily or rarely update at all, we are open and functioning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If we hear of something news-worthy in Britannia we'll be updating our site and posting the most recent happenings for all of you!

    What's new with the renovated UOLedger.com?

    • New color theme that is easier on the eyes
    • Ability to share stories with friends using ShareThis technology
    • Updated forum and commenting areas for thought-sharing and community building
    • Improved in-site search function to allow readers to find relevant articles quickly
    • Revamped template with simpler content layout
    • Twitter page for Twitter users to connect with what's happening on UOLedger.com
    • Live RSS feed that is automatically updated whenever content is posted on UOLedger.com
    • Added live UOHerald.com RSS feed update box to allow UOLedger readers to also view live updates from UOHerald.com in real-time
    • Updated categories (see below)
    • Much more!
    You'll find six simple categories on UOLedger.com:

    Around Britannia: News about the best, worst, most popular, and undiscovered aspects of Britannia
    Cities and Towns: The latest happenings in the cities and towns of Britannia
    Citizen Life: News regarding citizen life, housing, and various happenings in Britannia
    In-game Events: News and updates regarding player-run and EA-run events
    Latest News: The latest breaking news from around Britannia
    Mixed News: All other updates regarding UO server issues, publishes, expansions, and other miscellaneous updates. News from every category will also be posted in Mixed News so you can read all of the latest updates in one quick category

    So don't waste any more time, check us out today! Don't forget to sign up, we'll be having our "UOLedger.com Launch Giveaway" starting soon. Only site members can win and we'll be giving away tons of in-game prizes!

    Huzzah!

    :danceb::danceb::danceb::danceb::danceb:
     
  2. JC the Builder

    JC the Builder Crazed Zealot
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    It looks good.
     
  3. Lynk

    Lynk Grand Poobah
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    I think your site looks great, but I'm confused. Does this offer anything that players can't read first-hand on the UOHerald?
     
  4. Wallenstein

    Wallenstein Guest

    Hi, and thanks :) As for your question, yes. Since it's just the first day of the new site the content is a bit low. As the days go on it will be updated a great deal and will feature anything and everything from in-game events to vendor house openings and sales. Our main goal is to become a news source where players can find news on more than just what's visible on UOHerald or UO Stratics (no offense, just using an example).

    Similarly, we've covered events live in the past and have updated event guides as the event had progressed in real-time so players could use our site as a source of information for the event.

    In short, with time we'll be featuring a lot of unique content and covering stories that no other site carries.

    Keep your eyes peeled!! :)
     
  5. Coldren

    Coldren Sage
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    The site looks excellent! Very well done. Custom Word-Press theme?

    Incidentally, noticed a very minor issue with your bullet lists on the bottom. May want to hide the bullet, or fix your alignment, or change the class.. Couldn't find it in your code, but you likely understand it better than I'm seeing it.

    Viewing in Mozilla Firefox.
     

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  6. Wallenstein

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    Oh snaps! I just fired up Firefox (no pun intended) and see the same thing. The issue doesn't exist in IE, but I'll definitely take a look at it and fix the alignment when I see where the issue is.

    And yes, you got it as far as theme goes... customized to the hilt :p.

    Edit: Fixed the alignment; was a problem with the CSS. Thanks for pointing it out :) If anyone else notices any display issues please let me know along with what browser you're using. Thanks!
     
  7. Coldren

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    Not a problem. :)

    Doesn't matter if it's a theme. If it works, why re-invent the wheel, right? :thumbsup:
     
  8. Lord Gareth

    Lord Gareth UO Content Editor | UO Chesapeake & Rares News
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    Love it. Its really user friendly. Im going to recommend it to the Pax community on Chesapeake.
     
  9. Wallenstein

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    Well the basic framework is, but everything from the background image to the CSS, color overlays and logo banner are unique (just so nobody jumps the gun) :p.

    And thanks Gareth, the goal was to make it more user-friendly than the last site. One of the most common requests I received back in the day was to not make everything so cluttered. Hopefully now it's a little easier on the eyes.

    I'm more than open to any suggestions from the UO community, so don't be shy to give me a holler!
     
  10. Looks great, signed up and bookmarked
     
  11. SevenFaith

    SevenFaith Lore Master
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    That 'What's Hot On UOLedger' box is poo. Remove it :(
     
  12. Nok

    Nok Lore Master
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    Hi Wallenstein,

    The relaunch looks great.

    Ultima Online Ledger feeds & links have been updated on the UO Toolbar.
     
  13. Siteswap

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    It looks great. A very slick and professional design.

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  14. Wallenstein

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    SevenFaith: I agree, the "What's Hot" box is kind of lame right now. The reason for this is because the old way of posting articles (during 2008) had me using keywords in a really awkward fashion. Thus, when I added the "hot box", the keywords from older articles flooded it and are causing the irrelevant hot links (i.e. links that say just, "uo" or "the"). This will be cleaned up and the hot box will contain more relevant, up-to-date hot links very soon.

    Nok: Thanks very much. The first UOLedger.com back in 2008 received many hits from your toolbar so I definitely appreciate the support. And if anyone hasn't heard, Nok's UO Toolbar is amazing. It has just about every UO resource you could imagine combined. Definitely check it out :)

    Thanks for all of the other support as well!

    I'm also pleased to announce that the Launch Contest details have now been posted. Head over to http://www.uoledger.com to see what types of prizes and in-game gold we're giving away for free to site members!

    'Til soon,
    Asimo of Great Lakes
    Lead Reporter, UOLedger.com
     
  15. Nok

    Nok Lore Master
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    Thanks for the kind words Wallenstein. :)