[Off Topic]-Please Help Test Our New HTML5/JS Website!

Hi,

Been working for a few days on our new HTML5/JS website
and we are happy to announce that the beta of it is live on our web server!

Please help test this new HTML5/JS website and tell us if you find any problems.
You can access this new HTML5/JS website at the following URL:
http://16bitsoft.com/indexNew.html

We have internally tested this new HTML5/JS website on the following:

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit Opera
  • Kubuntu 14.04 LTS 64Bit Mozilla Firefox
  • Kubuntu 14.04 LTS 64Bit Google Chrome
  • Kubuntu 14.04 LTS 64Bit Opera
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.9.2 64Bit Safari
    NOTE: The new HTML5/JS website does not work on mobile browsers (Google Android/Apple iOS)

Things to test:

  • Audio: does the sound effects and music work? Does top-left speaker icon enable/disable the audio?
  • Email URL link: does email URL link open compose new mail message with send address “Admin at 16BitSoft.com” and message title?
  • “LettersFall 4” & “Pixel Artist 2” pages: Do the [DOWNLOAD!] buttons work to download files?
  • Browser window resize: Does resizing the browser’s window work? When browser’s window is resized do the buttons still work properly?
  • Anything else? Bugs and/or suggestions for improvement?
    NOTE: When responding with a bug or suggestion please state your Operating System and Internet Browser you are using to test.

After the conclusion of beta test phase, it will officially go live.
Thank you for your help and support!

JeZxLee
16BitSoft Inc.
Video Game Design Studio
www.16BitSoft.com
(above URL link is to the old website)

Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Firefox 31.0, works fine for the most part. Some issues:

  • The entire screen is stretched to fill the window, so the
    proportions end up being completely wrong (it seems to have been made
    for 4:3?).

  • The download button can only be reached by the mouse, which is
    annoying when you consider you can switch pages with the keyboard
    alone.

  • The Esc key is trying to do something. Huh?

Also most importantly: how well does this fare with accessibility?
Because this doesn’t sound like it’s very accessible for being a site.

Hi,

Someone in the official SDL IRC room stated that beta 1 was not good because the audio was enabled as default.
We’ve added a silent 1st run screen where user can enable or disable audio and it’s saved via standard Internet cookie.

The download URL remains the same:
http://16bitsoft.com/indexNew.html
(Now new and improved Beta #2)

About the aspect ratio issue, not sure how to approach that.
(i don’t really mind the stretched website, but others may not like it)

Keep the comments coming, this site is set to go live on Sunday night!
Thanks!

HTML5 is the future!

JeZxLee

You should use real text (not images) whenever possible. For both
accessibility and readabilities sake.On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM, Sik the hedgehog < sik.the.hedgehog at gmail.com> wrote:

Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Firefox 31.0, works fine for the most part. Some
issues:

  • The entire screen is stretched to fill the window, so the
    proportions end up being completely wrong (it seems to have been made
    for 4:3?).

  • The download button can only be reached by the mouse, which is
    annoying when you consider you can switch pages with the keyboard
    alone.

  • The Esc key is trying to do something. Huh?

Also most importantly: how well does this fare with accessibility?
Because this doesn’t sound like it’s very accessible for being a site.


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Sorry, but I’m not going to disable NoScript without a really good
reason. Your website looks like a big black non-interactive rectangle
to me.On 09.08.2014 20:58, JeZ-l-Lee wrote:

Please help test this new HTML5/JS website and tell us if you find any problems.
You can access this new HTML5/JS website at the following URL:
http://16bitsoft.com/indexNew.html


Rainer Deyke (rainerd at eldwood.com)

2014-08-10 4:02 GMT-03:00, Rainer Deyke :

Sorry, but I’m not going to disable NoScript without a really good
reason. Your website looks like a big black non-interactive rectangle
to me.

Probably because the page is a gigantic canvas (also why I said this
must be accessibility hell, there isn’t any way this could work even
remotely well with any accessibility tools, or even standard browser
commands for that matter).

It’s programmed like it was a game interface, which doesn’t translate
well at all to a site.

Well, I hate to be the critic, but I’m going to agree with Sik and Rainer.

Most people with no script are just going to not visit your site (trust me,
it’s more people than you think), and just because you use an HTML canvas
does not really mean you made a “modern HTML 5 website.”

You could definitely recreate it with multiple HTML elements and css3
transitions. Check out things like turbolinks (makes page loads faster
with Ajax and you can add transitions, and if JavaScript is disabled,
everything just works as normal). Also it will make your site better
accessible for mobile, even if you don’t want to technically support it.
It is always bad practice to say a website does not work in certain
(mobile) browsers.

So from my perspective, it looks like your not familiar with web backbend
technologies, so you have instead used canvas like a templating engine,
which isn’t necessarily bad, but it is a show stopper for any noscript
user. With this in mind, I would highly suggest a rewrite with as many
non-canvas elements as possible. I get that you probably put in a lot of
work to make everything look the way you want, but you did it in the
hardest and least accessible way possible, which won’t boad well for
everyone.

Just my 2 cents.On 10 Aug 2014 09:17, “Sik the hedgehog” <sik.the.hedgehog at gmail.com> wrote:

2014-08-10 4:02 GMT-03:00, Rainer Deyke :

Sorry, but I’m not going to disable NoScript without a really good
reason. Your website looks like a big black non-interactive rectangle
to me.

Probably because the page is a gigantic canvas (also why I said this
must be accessibility hell, there isn’t any way this could work even
remotely well with any accessibility tools, or even standard browser
commands for that matter).

It’s programmed like it was a game interface, which doesn’t translate
well at all to a site.


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