What the Flash?! (And Other Assorted Web Dev Stuff)

March 27, 2008

We just added a couple more cool bits to the front page of this here site. Most immediately, you’ll probably notice that there’s a fancy Flash version of the big ETQW header piece now, and those of you that have the Flash player installed should be getting that. There’s also a static fallback for those who prefer to live in the non-animated dark ages, though if you want to be cool, hip, etc, you might want to consider Flashing it up – it’s fun, we promise. That said, we’re still in the early stages of experimenting with Flash content here on the site (Flash Damage lol ugh), so if you’ve got any feedback there, please let us know in the comments.

In less glitzy news, it seems that blog entries were feeling a bit neglected compared to the in-your-face Latest News list on the main page. To rectify this, this list has been replaced with another glorious set of tabs which allow you to easily switch between latest news and latest blog updates without having to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page. Again, feedback on this change is welcome.

And finally (and completely unrelated), Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 has been released and seems to have issues with every website ever made, which, of course, is a very entertaining affair for those who just got done optimizing their site for IE7. Long story short, we know that IE8 Beta 1 has a few issues with the Splash Damage site at the moment, but we’re taking a wait and see approach before tackling them – who knows, they might unbreak the rendering engine a little before the end. In the meantime, we recommend sticking to its handy IE7 emulation mode which allows you to continue browsing the web in relative safety.