Seelund Trading Co, Guild Website
This is the website for my World of Warcraft and Star Wars: The Old Republic guild, Seelund Trading Co. The base site is built on phpbb3 with the index and information pages maintained in the cms MX-Publisher (whose website seems to have vanished as of this posting. Guess it’s a good thing I can update and change the programming as I need to myself). I have made substantial programming changes to my copy of MX, including changing the way news posts (posts in the forums that are designated as “Announcements”) are sorted so that the one that expires soonest rises to the top of the front page.
The biggest amount of work I’ve done on the site though is the custom theme. The current design is the second — the first included only World of Warcraft imagery back when we were a WoW-only guild. I used the default phpbb theme as a foundation and then rewrote the better part of it so that it would properly reflow on a smaller screen or with non-default font sizes. The images are all manipulated/cutout screenshots I took from the two games.
As part of both designs for the site, I created logos for the guild, which are used in promotional items such as videos and recruitment posts:
Future improvements planned for the theme include a mobile-specific version and having the characters at the top randomly chosen from a pool of images of the current members of the guild on load. Current programming projects in progress on the site include a section for user-controlled character profiles and an event calendar that users can post to as their characters (watch the blog for project updates).