Welcome to a New PokéJungle.net!

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Very happy to introduce you to the site’s newest look! Please be aware I will be making changes and fixes for the next couple days! I’ve already spent about 5 hours of my day coding both this and the twitter project so it’s time for me to sleep.  I couldn’t go to sleep without putting up a post though 🙂  Please enjoy some of the new features:

  • New gallery! Up top on the front page is a giant canvas that I get to play with when big news comes out.  That means that you should be able to see breaking news instantly when you visit the site.
  • Better commenting! I’ve upgraded to a commenting system hosted by Disqus, widely used throughout the web, so that you can comment and get real-time updates to the stream.  It also allows for a wider range of comment flexibility and account logins for Twitter.
  • Full mobile support! iPhone? Nexus? Tablet? Doesn’t matter! Our site should resize and respond to your device without any issues 😀
  • …and more! Besides look better and more modern, I’ll also be revamping the sidebar and various other parts of the site to make it easier to use 🙂

And with that… it’s time for me to sleep 🙂  If you aren’t too thrilled about the theme please give it at least a week.  It takes a lot of work for me to tailor our content for a new look so there’s not as much polish right now as I’d really like.  It’ll get a bit better!

<3 pokejungle

ps- I’ll be revealing our new service on Sunday 🙂

  1. I come on, It changed, I left to do homework. Come back on 50 minutes later and. WHABAM. Another bigger change. It’s still really cool

  2. I’m not a fan of this facebook timeline type layout. Before, you were able to see an entire article just by scrolling but now you need to scroll, find it on the timeline, and click it to read the whole thing. Your articles should be the first thing seen on the page. You’ve sacrificed the ease of viewing your website for flashy bells and whistles.

    1. The point was to put as many articles in one place without bumping others down and making the top article most read.

      When we had a big news story, we tended to have to delay posts so that the top story would be the big news. Now we can keep a big post at the top and have numerous smaller articles under it– it’s quite like a magazine.

      We didn’t want anything to do with the looks– not once was that a consideration. What we wanted what the layout and ability to have multiple posts in clear sight.

        1. Just to let you know belmad, the new comment system is an effort to lower costs for the site because it is hosted on a different server. Looks like I’m still gonna have to fork out $500 to get the site a new home though >_o

          1. This is your site, you have the control and responsibilities. I am just making comments about how I feel, just expressing myself nothing more. I have respect, I should have or I should get the f out of here. Do what is convenient, do what is best. Namaste.

    2. Whoever got an account (or used their existing account, I suppose) just to downvote this message is kind of a douche! Boorang’s criticism is entirely valid, and even if there’s no positivity about it, you can’t expect all critique to be politely arranged in the “positive-negative-positive” format people seem to latch onto.
      On my part, I do agree with Boorang, yet at the same time I agree with the shortcomings Pokejungle himself brought up about the previous layout. It’s gonna take a lot of tinkering to get the site to top functionality, but I have complete faith in the backwork that Pokejungle will be doing! 🙂 If there’s a way to display full articles in that slider, perhaps..?

  3. Still a little weird on my phone but at least I can comment now, and finally make a profile! Been following you guys since January! 🙂

    1. Yep, me and some of the other staff have been having problems too. So you’re not alone. It should hopefully be ironed out fully within the next few days 🙂

  4. really great work. U put a lot pf work into it and it will payoff for sure. I love Ur site and these they’s it’s the first page I visit when I get up cause I know I get the best scopp here 😉

    1. Have you registered with Disqus? If not then I expect you will, yes, sadly. I can’t click on your name so it would seem you haven’t.

      I think we might benefit from a little How To post/section, just while people are still getting used to things.

      1. I didn’t have to register anything before, I was just posting my comment because those were filled for me beforehand.

  5. You always make really neat layouts! *o* It was a bit confusing at first to find the articles just because it’s a bit close together, but It’ll should be easy to get use to. Looking forward to more ovo/

  6. Really neat layout, still kinda confused though, but i am sure i can figure all this out over time.

  7. Okay, you asked me to post these here so I shall. I’m not sure how many of them are entirely possible, because I don’t know how the theme works…

    On the home page under the slider, there’s a green/black bar with Home typed above it twice. Is it possible to get rid of that? It makes things a little more cluttered and it’s pretty obvious we’re on the home page. If anything the bar can stay but the text removed?

    I know you said you’re working on the sidebar, with the Network links, but it definitely needs to be narrower. Also is the feedburner box cutomisable? I like pretty things.

    The slider. Is there anyway you can reduce the height? Perhaps to the same height as the white caption box? At that height you get to see a couple of posts and some of the Network sidebar and it’s still large enough to draw attention to the posts we feature there.

    This one isn’t anything big and I’m not sure if it takes away the biggest feature of this WP theme. But are the posts on the main page able to take up a horizontal space rather than vertical? With a featured image on the left and the text preview on the right next to it? I love this theme and everything a lot (as you well know) but I just feel having them displayed horizontally would be a little better suited.

    Yeah. That’s all for now. I’m thinking we need to make some templates for posts in the sliders though. Because I’m ultra-fussy about low-res images 😉

    1. Nope. Mobile theme has some issues. Should hopefully be fixed in the next couple of days. 🙂

  8. It still not working for my ipod which is where I normally go on this site for but it does look really cool right now.

  9. So my iphone REALLY does not like the new mobile layout, the site keeps giving me errors and just generally not functioning.

    …and I can’t figure out how to log in? Am I just really dumb, or what…?

  10. Test post!

    I’m having a lot of trouble getting this site to work on my iPhone as well. I keep getting errors.

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