New Splash Damage Site Launches! Excitement!

February 18, 2008

Welcome to the new Splash Damage website!

Yes, it’s taken a few years, but we’ve finally gotten around to redesigning our own private corner of the internet. This design has been several weeks months in the making and we’re very excited to finally launch it into the online cosmos. The new site’s prettier looking, sports better typography (fun fact: 4 out of 5 dentists and their kittens prefer 11px Verdana) and is much easier to navigate.

But it’s more than just a fresh coat of paint. We’ve got an all-new backend driving the whole thing, which allows us to have a lot more content on the site and more of what we refer to internally as cool bits. It’s all very technical, but basically the number of cool bits is directly proportional to visitor satisfaction.

We’ve also got this blog contraption you’re reading now, which we hope to use as a less formal outlet for our nonsense – expect to find sporadic updates from inside our underwater fortress here along with stuff that doesn’t quite warrant an official news announcement.

Feel free to have a look around and let us know what you think in the comments. We’ll continue to work on the site and improve it where we can. We’ve also got additional cool bits in the making that will be implemented in the coming weeks and months. If there’s anything you’d like to see added or changed, don’t hesitate to bring it up in the Site Suggestions & Feedback forum and we’ll see if we’ve got a place for it.

Speaking of which, we’ve also replaced the forums with the all-powerful vbulletin, which those of you loitering around the ETQW Community Site should already be familiar with. We’ve imported all the data from the old forums – including user accounts and posts. If you had an account on the old Splash Damage forums, you should be able to use the same login information to sign into the new site (perhaps via the convenient Sign in link at the very top of the page).

We did lose a few posts that apparently didn’t quite have what it takes to play with the cool kids, but the vast majority of forum content is alive and kicking. Some user accounts with special characters in the name may also have been corrupted, since vbulletin treats these characters differently than the old software. If you have one of these accounts, don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’ll do our best to sort you out.

Alright, enough blabber from my side for one day. Have fun digging around the new and don’t forget to leave your feedback!