Archive for the ‘Website Development’ Category

New mobile style

April 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Samsung Galaxy S2

Have you noticed how you use your mobile phone differently to a computer? Because of the small screen of a smartphone, apps usually push content into one narrow column that you can scroll down through.

When I originally created the OngoingWorlds design, I hadn’t thought of this, so never created a mobile specific stylesheet until now. Read more…

Chat box added to OngoingWorlds

March 24, 2012 2 comments

Screenshot of the new chatbox

A few weeks ago I created a poll asking users what feature they would most like to see added to OngoingWorlds. The results were pretty clear and most people wanted an instant chat box. Read more…

How to give awards to members of your game

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Award trophyWhy not reward the members in your game for taking part, and writing great posts? Some players work really hard to create an interesting storyline, and write great dialogue between characters. It’s time you gave them a little something for their effort!

We’ve been testing a new awards feature that has previously only been available for a very small amount of games. To have the ability to give awards to your members you had to sign up for it here (but now they’re available to everyone!

Read more about awards in Ongoingworlds here! 

New feature: Rating member posts

September 13, 2011 1 comment

Here’s a new feature that we’ve recently added to OngoingWorlds. There’s nothing better than receiving feedback to help you improve your writing. We’ve added a new feature that allows you to rate other posts to let the author know how good it was.

How to rate posts

When you read through posts in your game written by other members you’ll see 5 stars at the bottom. These will show the current rating for the post, showing the average rating that everyone else has given.

Rate posts

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Need an autosave?

June 9, 2011 Leave a comment

A woman looking miserable because her computer has crashed
One of the features that has been requested to be added into OngoingWorlds is to add an autosave feature for when you’re writing a new post. I’ll explain about that in the article here.

Play-by-post or Interactive Storytelling?

May 22, 2011 1 comment

woman dressed up playing a gameWhen I first started creating the OngoingWorlds website I was faced with many challenges about how to technically build it, but also I had one question which was far more difficult to solve, how do I describe it?

I’ve always been clear in my head what I wanted OngoingWorlds to be. I want it to be a place where a group of people can create a story together. This isn’t an original idea, nor is it unusual. There are thousands of roleplaying games across the internet that people have been playing for years. But everyone seems to call it something different.

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Rewarding your members with awards

March 6, 2011 3 comments

squid trophy

You might have seen the mockups that I’ve put on Facebook already, showing a peek at a new feature in OngoingWorlds that allow moderators to give Awards to their most worthy members.

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