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  1. Bob

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    Cubewhiz.com needs an overhaul. I have not updated the site in several years and it's been quite a while since I've done any web design. Does anybody want to help give cubewhiz a makeover? It doesn't pay. :p
     
  2. Kirjava

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    I learnt COLL from cubewhiz for CMLL when I was first starting, thanks for that.

    However, I pretty much don't use any of those algs anymore. :)
     
  3. insane569

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    I loved cubewhiz. I learned alot of my OLLs and PLLs from there. What exactly do you need help with?
     
  4. Bob

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    Yeah, there are a quite a few algs that I don't use either. I've just been too busy/lazy to update them.

    It needs a new layout. Several of the sections are also obsolete while others need to be updated. It would be nice to have a mobile version of the site, too--at least for the purposes of viewing algs on a smartphone.
     
  5. theZcuber

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    Well if the site was up I would do this. Are you planning on keeping the same algorithms, just changing the layout?
     
  6. collinbxyz

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    Are you using any software for building the site, like WordPress?

    Also, here's just another thing that should be fixed.

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    I'm not sure if this is just me, but if it is, let me know.
     
  7. Bob

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    That's one of the other things I need to look into. I need a new host. I've emailed regarding this and it's gotten no better. The service goes in and out at random.

    I will be updating the algorithms. I have changed quite a few of them since my last update. Some of them have typos as well.

    Collin, I wrote the site in notepad...but that was like 8 years ago. When I first put up cubewhiz, youtube wasn't even invented yet.
     
  8. insane569

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    I would love to help but how exactly would I?
     
  9. collinbxyz

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    I think it would be easier with some sort of software or organizer. WordPress, while made for blogs, has plenty of free templates (Which you can customize) and plugins. I'm not sure what features you'd like to add, but there is a lot you can do with it.

    Of course, WordPress isn't the only software like this.
     
  10. Jaycee

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    I learned all my PLLs from cubewhiz and have only changed 4 or 5 of them since :) I still remember March '11, being at my mom's place and learning the T and J perms off the printable sheet :) I also learned ~20 OLLs from there before I found this site and its Wiki, and I'm having trouble switching algs on 4 or 5 of the cases whose algs I don't like. :p It was the first cubing site I found <3

    But yeah I agree it needs some sort of update (algs maybe ;)) but I don't really know what you want to update.
     
  11. I think I've told Bob this once in the past, and he didn't give me a response.

    I also have learned most of my algs from here, but of course, there is stuff that hasn't been there, like the fast motion videos for COLL.
     
  12. Carson

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    Bob, I recall having such issues with images loading that I thought you were running the site on your own server box off of cable or dsl... you definitely do need a new host. I went through a pretty big ordeal with my web host recently (they went out of business and didn't inform me prior) and had to search for a new one. There are a few good ones out there... I am using Level Hosting.

    I assume CSS wasn't yet popular when you first designed the site? As I am learning, web design isn't what it used to be...
     
  13. Hadley4000

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    A mobile version would be sweet. If you were to make one, would you do it for Apple or would you also do one for Android?
     
  14. CoryThigpen

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    At Bridewater 2011 Andy Smith told me that he offered to update your site.

    I used cubewhiz and badmephisto for all of my original algs. Thanks!
     
  15. RyanReese09

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    If you found me a design you liked, I'd code you the homepage, but I wouldn't do anything beyond that because after that, if you don't know how to make it for every other page, you're SOL.

    Let me know.

    Edit-I'd only ask that I could refer to your page as a "page" I coded. Nothing more.
     
  16. RyanReese09

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    I will tell you that bluehost.com, the one I use, is very very good. Excellent service. Almost no site downtime.

    Edit-My sig has my website. Check out the code if you want, and the design. The blog is coded, however I have to upload it and style it. And the portfolio page isn't done. Other than that...

    Edit2-Contact me on FB if interested...I don't get on here much.
     
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  17. BrainOfSweden

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    Why not make a standard mobile website that looks the same in all browsers? If you are talking about apps, they're overrated in terms of converting fully functional websites to take up space imo.
     
  18. Dene

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    I still love the updates on the front page <3
     
  19. theZcuber

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    So far I've put notation, finger tricks, and competition tutorial into a layout (as well as home, but I don't know what text you want in it :p)

    I've used VisualCube to generate the pictures for the notation page, and will do the same for the rest of the algs (TBH the current pictures are horrible compared to VisualCube)

    So basically all I have to do is the alg pages, then it would be done. http://thezcuber.webs.com/cubewhiz/

    By the way: the background is just the colors of the cube. It could be a picture, but I just wanted something to be there to make it colorful
     
  20. RyanReese09

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    1) You're in quirks mode
    2) Oh God. Bright background image
    3) Why are you embedding all the Javascript / CSS?

    I don't feel like spending my night writing this post so I'll stop there.
     

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