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Title: Website announcing new releases
Post by: Bug Powell on 19:18, 09 June 21
Hello, it is very hard to be aware of new cpc stuff, implying to visit various websites. Noone had the idea to create a website to announce new releases and all things related to the cpc? It would be fantastic.
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 19:19, 09 June 21
Here , in this forum  :laugh:
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: Bug Powell on 19:32, 09 June 21
New stuff announces are lost between many other topics... not a good solution for me.
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: Neurox66 on 20:31, 09 June 21
Hello, it is very hard to be aware of new cpc stuff, implying to visit various websites. Noone had the idea to create a website to announce new releases and all things related to the cpc? It would be fantastic.



yes, it's a good idea.
But not only for the amstrad but for the whole world of retrocomputing  :)
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: eto on 20:40, 09 June 21
But not only for the amstrad but for the whole world of retrocomputing 

NO, please not. No mixing, there are enough retro computing pages out there. Not another one, that is doing nothing special and has few Amstrad content.



Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: Bug Powell on 22:02, 09 June 21
I agree with eto: a website fully dedicated to cpc would be more than welcome. I can't believe it still does not exist. Every platforms have a news website, all but cpc? It sounds crazy.
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: reidrac on 22:12, 09 June 21
IMHO this is the closest you may find: http://genesis8bit.fr/

by @genesis8 (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=215) here in the forum.
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: Bug Powell on 22:17, 09 June 21
reidrac: thank you for the link. But....... are we in 2021? (the website seems so oooold)
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: reidrac on 22:23, 09 June 21
reidrac: thank you for the link. But....... are we in 2021? (the website seems so oooold)

It is updated regularily and you'll find a post about anything that matters.

Let me get this straight: you are asking about a website that collects news about the Amstrad CPC, and when you find one... do you complain that it looks old?  :picard:
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: SkulleateR on 22:23, 09 June 21
reidrac: thank you for the link. But....... are we in 2021? (the website seems so oooold)
Yes, we all use ooooold computers, so what ?


Look at https://commodore.news/news/index/1/en/desktop (https://commodore.news/news/index/1/en/desktop) ... that looks even older ! ;D
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: Bug Powell on 22:28, 09 June 21
It doesn't look old, it has style, not the same.
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: Targhan on 22:29, 09 June 21
I did set up exactly what I think you're looking for here:
http://julien-nevo.com/cpcscene/front/html

This was only a test, and I needed a graphist to improve it, but, well, the graphist let me down and I didn't continue the project. However, I could set it up again.

When the site opens, click on past year (2018 for example) to see the prods. I could continue/revamp the website once again later in the year, with enough feedback. But I'm not really a web-guy, using JS is really a struggle to me :).
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: Bug Powell on 22:39, 09 June 21
That's it!
I can't believe that there is no graphist to help you on this forum. Graphists, are you there?
Too bad that you didn't continue this project, it would be great and I am pretty sure that many people would be glad to visit it (from amstrad world or not).
It is time to open your JS editor  :o
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: SkulleateR on 22:40, 09 June 21
It doesn't look old, it has style, not the same.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: Targhan on 00:29, 10 June 21
I can't believe that there is no graphist to help you on this forum. Graphists, are you there?
Thanks! There's not much to do on the graphic side, a few icons and so on. I have other projects right now, so I won't update this, but I may when my current project ends.
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: Gryzor on 10:22, 10 June 21
To add to the discussion, there's a news section on the homepage at cpcwiki.eu . But few people bother to update it ;) Also, few people realise that they can edit it and add their productions when they come out...
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: eto on 10:33, 10 June 21
To add to the discussion, there's a news section on the homepage at cpcwiki.eu . But few people bother to update it ;) Also, few people realise that they can edit it and add their productions when they come out...

I am updating the WIKI whenever I realise that something is wrong/outdated (simple stuff usually) but it didn't even come to my mind, that I can update the homepage. I probably thought this is restricted.
Title: Re: Website announcing new releases
Post by: Gryzor on 10:36, 10 June 21
Could be restricted but then it'd mean that things would need to be much more organised - have a dedicated team committed to updating etc etc. Thankfully spam is minimal, so we can afford to leave it open and welcoming :)

Thanks for your edits btw!