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News by SteveB added Apr 02, 2012, read 11568 times
Many, many months in development, Version 8 of TSR is now live! Created from scratch, designed from the ground up using the latest technologies and software and hosted on our new Cloud setup, Version 8 is the slickest, fastest and easiest to use version of the site we have ever had. The site is already bursting with new features but there’s more to come during the coming months too. Let us run you through some of the changes:
Index Page & Navigation
The new index page focuses on the latest and greatest creations from our Featured Artists and lets our regular visitors find exactly what they need quickly. For Subscribers, the Featured Items area now shows more content with larger previews with a handy thumbnail of the latest 8 featured creations as well as the current most popular subscriber downloads.
Page navigation at the top of every page has been carefully designed for quick page loading, a clutter free clean menu system and to allow you to switch sections of the site with as few clicks as possible. Some sections of the site have been reorganised, such as moving Tutorials into our Sims Wiki.
This cool new feature replaces the free days we used to give away with Kudos. Every day a new Set or creation is plucked from the subscriber only section of the site and offered for free! You can see which amazing creations are to be set free in the coming days too, so be sure to check back regularly to build up your own collection of premium content if you are not a Subscriber. Remember, if you just can't wait, you can unlock the entire database with one of our Subscription models.
As we have removed the old Kudos feature from the site we have introduced a new and exciting way to encourage our members to actively take part in our community. Awards will be given to members who engage in lots of different activities on the site, which will be proudly displayed on the new Profile Page. These range from submitting, downloading, posting in Guestbooks and Comments and many, many more. The feature is still being developed at the moment so a placeholder is shown on the profile pages. This will roll out in the coming months.
Subscribers are our power users and this new feature is designed specifically for them. While browsing our enormous databases of downloadable content, simply clicking the preview image of the item you are interested in pops up in a clean lighbox with all the info you need about the creation, its creator, more images, included items and those all important download and basket buttons so that you can grab content in 2 quick clicks without even leaving the browse pages.
The Profile Pages are fully featured and include things that were previously earned through Kudos, giving everyone the same feature-rich 'home' on TSR. Showcase your creativity and get great feedback from our community of dedicated Sims players that make up our ever growing 'family'.
Feedback and bugs
There may still be some errors for some of you, even though we have tested this site for quite some time including the public BETA. A requirement that comes with TSR v8 is that you need a modern browser. We will no longer support Internet Explorer 7 and below - you will need to upgrade to version 8 or above (9 is recommended). Chrome, Safari, Opera and Firefox we recommend the latest versions, although most versions will work fine.
If and when you encounter errors and bugs, please report them by sending in a support ticket. Our team will then create a ticket in our task management system to ensure it will be taken care of. For general feedback and discussion (and bugs if you prefer) we have a temporary forum dedicated to the Version 8 bugs/feedback which you can find here.
If you have serious issues at any time using the new site, or if you want to use up your old Kudos, the old version can be reached for a limited time at oldsite.thesimsresource.com.
Enjoy the new site!