Saturday, July 3, 2010

Petnome Project: "Results" Format (Preview)

Hey all!  I figured I'd share a little bit of what the Petnome Project results will look like when we're compiling all the pieces together!  Take note that this was made from 3 screenshots that I made from my monitor, spliced together, so this won't be the ACTUAL size of the page when we publish it.

To give you an idea of how the page will work, (I've removed the editing bars and headers so you won't find the site just yet) you'll be able to navigate to a page like this Aqua Dragon 57's after selecting the first letter of your Pet's Class ("A" for Aqua Dragon), and then select the name of your pet with the corresponding Pedigree number (Aqua Dragon 57).

That will bring you to the page above.  As you can see, the Default Stat Maxes will be posted on the upper left, the pet's portrait in the center, and any innate cards that the critter gives, at default.

Below the pet portrait will be the Pet School.

Then you have the Petnome Strands (double columns) for Talent and Derby Skills.  In the picture above, I've left the columns Locked, but that is what the Aqua Dragon 57's Genetic Template should look like.

Further down, you'll see a table with the list of the contributors per ability.  Once an ability is confirmed, we will close off credit for any future submissions for the same Talent/Derby Skill for that specific pet.  We may create links to our contributors' blog, Central profile, Diary of a Wizard ConnectX, etc.

The words that I highlighted above in red are the features that will be converted into Links, and have their very own page.  For example, if you click on the Ice School symbol on the site, you will be directed to a page that lists other Ice School pets.  Or, if you clicked on an Unlocked Talent, such as Pip Boost, it will take you to a page that lists all (submitted) pets that have that Ability too.

So far, we may disable comments at the bottom of the site, considering that hundreds of people may view it in post something.  We're trying to keep the site as a Reference tool rather than a discussion board, but we may change our minds.

Right now, we're looking for comments, suggestions, questions, any kind of feedback.

On a personal note, I just want to thank everyone for their patience!  I've literally spent many hours each week searching for the best host for least resources, but a lot of tools have either been great in quality and expensive, or plain Gobbler droppings and free.  The site I've laid my eyes on is the in-between.

Anyway, I'm off for my break in the Spiral!  Let me know your thoughts on the layout!


  1. Kevin, the work that's going on is great keep up the good work! (Shout out to all who contributed.)

    Petnome is great it appears as a enclyopedia (to me) informing you about pets whichc is great.

    Just curious to know if it's gonna end up similar to W101 Wiki..?

    (Um, not trying to spam!)

  2. 1. That looks great (but a lot of work linking to everything!). I'd be happy to help, since I've been taking multiple classes on web design and development.

    2. For the comments thing, maybe you could have a separate place on the site for forums, like Ravenwood Radio has. You could also possibly have a button under the results so you can send in evidence, if you think the information is incorrect.

  3. This looks great! I heard about this project from Ravenwood Radio and am going to try to contribute a lot data, considering I have about 25 pets. Keep up the good work Kevin!


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