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New Games Screen Layout

Dear friends,

As Chairman of the ICCF Webserver Development Steering Committee (WDSC), I would just like to say a few words about the new Games Screen design.

Firstly, the new layout was released prematurely when it would have been preferable to have finalised all features and ensured there were no bugs eg the loss of "remember LogIn". However minor refinements are under consideration to further improve this screen. Secondly, the changes should have been accompanied with a rationale/reasoning behind the new layout.

Whilst some players may not wish to communicate with their playing partners, many do exchange messages or even send simple greetings and wishes. Indeed, most postal and Email CC players, in my experience, have included words on their cards/Emails, but this was not so easy using the Webserver.

Indeed, unless you noticed an incoming message in the small pigeon hole visible after scrolling, it was very easy to overlook it and posting even short messages in the pigeon hole was not very easy. There will be also be redesign of Email messages, with more helpful subject headers and a repositioning of any message, so that it cannot so easily be overlooked.

I have already offered one draw and resigned two games unintentionally by webserver because of the previous close proximity of those buttons (fortunately I did notice before committing!). They have been separated to be further away from the submit/commit box.

The Main Menu was taking up space (on all sub screens) when most players using the Games Screen either leave after playing a move, or go to their Games List for a next game, which can be accessed easily by using the box above chess board. The extra space can now be used for Game notation/messages. Removal of the Main Menu from Games List enables more customising choice without "overlapping" and this will be case with Event Index and Crosstables. There is no "menu" across the screen for crosstables on the Champions League site, which are excellent and a good template for webserver.

There should be no need for any scrolling down, if you carefully choose your screen settings and select suitable co-ordinates/piece size option from tool bar. Some guidance will be given on how to achieve this.

I hope that everyone will give the new screen layouts a chance to settle down and, maybe, instead of communicating so much on TCCMB, you might be more encouraged to exchange your thoughts with other CC player, using the improved messaging facility! Further screen layout enhancements are under consideration.

With best regards,

Amici Sumus,

Alan P. Borwell,
WDSC Chairman (and active player, but not very strong nowadays!)

Re: New Games Screen Layout - by Arno Nickel - Apr 24, 2007 1:08pm
Re: Re: New Games Screen Layout - by Alan P. Borwell - Apr 24, 2007 2:32pm
Re: Re: Re: New Games Screen Layout - by Michael Blake - Apr 24, 2007 4:10pm
I agree those buttons... - by Valer Eugen Demi... - Apr 25, 2007 5:00pm
Re: I agree those buttons... - by Ralph P. Marconi - Apr 25, 2007 6:23pm
Re: Re: Re: New Games Screen Layout - by Gary - Apr 24, 2007 7:45pm
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: New Games Screen Layout - by Gary - Apr 25, 2007 12:45am
Table-base site? - by Franklin Campbel... - Apr 25, 2007 3:18pm
Re: Table-base site? - by Ralph P. Marconi - Apr 25, 2007 3:29pm
Re: Re: Table-base site? - by Gino - Apr 25, 2007 3:58pm
Re: Re: Re: Table-base site? - by Ralph P. Marconi - Apr 25, 2007 4:34pm
Re: Re: Re: Re: Table-base site? - by Gino - Apr 25, 2007 5:10pm
Re: Table-base site? - by John Knudsen - Apr 25, 2007 5:16pm
Re: Re: Table-base site? - by Ralph P. Marconi - Apr 25, 2007 5:42pm
Re: Re: Re: Table-base site? - by Wim van Vugt - Apr 25, 2007 6:02pm
Re: Re: Re: Re: Table-base site? - by Ralph P. Marconi - Apr 25, 2007 6:05pm
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Table-base site? - by ramiras - Apr 25, 2007 7:24pm
Re: Re: Re: Re: Table-base site? - by Nuutti Kuosa - Apr 27, 2007 11:39pm
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Table-base site? - by Nuutti Kuosa - Apr 27, 2007 11:44pm
I should have been a Doctor... - by Gary - Apr 25, 2007 11:57pm
Conditionals - by Ken Reinhart - Apr 26, 2007 3:35pm
Re: Conditionals - by Gino - Apr 26, 2007 4:07pm
Re: Re: Conditionals - by Ralph P. Marconi - Apr 26, 2007 4:58pm
Re: Re: Re: Conditionals - by Gino - Apr 26, 2007 5:24pm
Re: Re: Re: Conditionals - by Wim van Vugt - Apr 26, 2007 6:14pm
Re: Re: Re: Re: Conditionals - by Gino - Apr 26, 2007 6:51pm
Automation... - by Valer Eugen Demi... - Apr 26, 2007 7:30pm
Re: Automation... - by Gino - Apr 26, 2007 7:57pm
Re: Re: Automation... - by Valer Eugen Demi... - Apr 26, 2007 8:00pm
Re: Re: Re: Automation... - by Gino - Apr 26, 2007 8:04pm
Re: Re: Re: Automation... - by Austin Lockwood - Apr 26, 2007 8:08pm
Re: Re: Automation... - by Franklin Campbel... - Apr 26, 2007 8:21pm
Re: Re: Re: Automation... - by Ralph P. Marconi - Apr 26, 2007 9:17pm
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Conditionals - by Wim van Vugt - Apr 26, 2007 8:28pm
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Conditionals - by Gino - Apr 26, 2007 8:36pm
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