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#1 haste

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:13 PM

We've been very busy behind the scenes for a long time now and finally the time has come to unleash the newly re-designed rolldabeats on the public. Hopefully it'll make your lives just that little bit easier and you'll enjoy the new look as well as some of the new features that we've added.

What's new?

rolldabeats redesigned
Hopefully not a massive departure from the old familiar pages but we've given rdb a lick of paint and worked on improving the navigation around the place. User info is now accessible from the header with more menu buttons available to get you around quicker.

All-new homepage
We've improved the content on the home page to keep users up to date with new additions, forthcoming events, the latest news and a whole host of other stuff.

Sound clips for tracks
A long time coming but we now have sound clips for around 2,000 of the tracks in the database. We'll be adding many more in the near future so click the play icon next to a track name to play a clip -> Posted Image

User-added comments
Registered users can now comment on any release, artist or label in the database.

User-added release ratings
Rate your favourite, or not so favourite, releases using the stars on the release pages.

Browse pages
Browse through all the artists and labels in the database using this brand new part of the site.

Favourites
Add your favourite artists and labels to your profile with a link next to your collection and wishlist for quick access wherever you are on the site.

Genres
Tracks in the database can now have genres assigned to them. This can be set by the admin team only at the moment but you will start to notice genres showing up on release, artist and label pages in the near future.

Collection/wishlist
Main pages completely redesigned to match the label and artist pages. Users can now add releases to their collection or wishlist from the label and artist pages by clicking the new, easy to use buttons. Export to Excel is now possible with some more formats in the pipeline and you can now see how many people have or want a tune from the release pages.

There are plenty more changes around the place, these are just the biggest ones. We hope you enjoy the new site

Some important notices

*Old collection and wishlist links will no longer work*

Collections and wishlists now use the following format:

www.rolldabeats.com/collection/username/
www.rolldabeats.com/wishlist/username/
e.g.
www.rolldabeats.com/collection/haste/
www.rolldabeats.com/wishlist/haste/
(username is case non-specific -- ie, Haste, haste, or hAsTe would all work)

If you are unsure of what your URL is just log in to the site and click the collection and wishlist buttons on the menu bar. Anyone experiencing problems should get in touch with Haste - haste at rolldabeats dot com

Help RDB out

The site costs money to run and takes up a lot of our time. If you use it regularly perhaps you could show your support by checking out the merchandise - all profits go straight back into improving RDB.

Help out with sound clips - we need people to help create and upload sound clips for the site. More info can be found in the sound clips thread.
For anything to do with the site contact me using tom at rolldabeats dot com
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:26 PM

:laugh:

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:34 PM

well done! thanks a lot  :smile:

*EDIT

View Posthaste, on Feb 8 2009, 08:13 PM, said:

Help out with sound clips - we need people to help create and upload sound clips for the site. More info can be found in the sound clips thread.
please link to this sound clips thread!
this one?
http://www.rolldabea...showtopic=37319

#4 rob_cod

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:36 PM

Absolutely awesome.  Massive respect to all involved.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:33 PM

new design is awesome!
big up you guys!

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:45 PM

View Posthanswurst, on Feb 8 2009, 07:34 PM, said:

well done! thanks a lot  :smile:

*EDIT


please link to this sound clips thread!
this one?
http://www.rolldabea...showtopic=37319

http://www.rolldabea...showtopic=51325

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:47 PM

:wub:

Nice!

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:18 PM

Are we posting bugs in this thread or should we post them in individual threads? I'm having massive problems viewing my collection

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:22 PM

Yeah post em here.

What error are you getting?
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:25 PM

View Posthaste, on Feb 8 2009, 09:22 PM, said:

Yeah post em here.

What error are you getting?

Very sluggish when viewing collection (bare in mind mines 2500 now), I changed it to list All and firefox froze and crashed. Tried it again and it didn't crash but took about 5 minutes to list the script. Tried to change it back to view 200 at a time and it's still far too slow and was stopping me using any other tabs while it loaded.

#11 .lm.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:26 PM

niceone!


edit: sorting your records (by cat#, label, artist, title, format) in the collection page isn't working

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:36 PM

View PostCob, on Feb 8 2009, 09:25 PM, said:

Very sluggish when viewing collection (bare in mind mines 2500 now), I changed it to list All and firefox froze and crashed. Tried it again and it didn't crash but took about 5 minutes to list the script. Tried to change it back to view 200 at a time and it's still far too slow and was stopping me using any other tabs while it loaded.
That's a tricky one. The size of the page created when you view 2,500 strong collections is massive. Mine's the same size but I've never had it crash my browser before.

I don't know what can really be done but I'll have a think...
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:36 PM

Another bug: Images are in the wrong order, the second image (usually the back cover of the artwork) is showing in the artwork screen on the release page.

Update looks good though, sorry to point out bugs but best we record them as we see them so they can get fixed.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:40 PM

View Posthaste, on Feb 8 2009, 09:36 PM, said:

That's a tricky one. The size of the page created when you view 2,500 strong collections is massive. Mine's the same size but I've never had it crash my browser before.

I don't know what can really be done but I'll have a think...

Yea it's definitely down to the size. Is a shame though as the old site was pretty much instant. Even with 200 a page it's very slow, and its a pain viewing the collection at 50 releases a time. I'll get in the habit of exporting to excel I guess when needing to view the whole lot.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:41 PM

i use firefox and have severe problems displaying the new site.

loaded up in i.e. though and have to say it looks great!

big ups to all those involved. the sound clips idea is awesome.

anyone else having problems in firefox? do u want me to post screen shots??

EDIT: just did an f5 and it looks fine now!

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:45 PM

Cool. You gonna release an API / widgets?  :smile:

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:45 PM

sorting your records (by cat#, label, artist, title, format) in the collection page isn't working properly

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:45 PM

View Postmaxstile, on Feb 8 2009, 09:41 PM, said:

EDIT: just did an f5 and it looks fine now!
:wink:
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#19 The_Manipulator

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:17 PM

Nice works guys! Good to see it open to the masses!
Thanks to RollDaBeats I've finally found a use for all the records and CD's I have bought...
Collection: http://www.rolldabeats.com/collection/the_manipulator/ (partial) or http://home.wanadoo.nl/jari/dnb_records.html (full)

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:02 AM

Nice work, the site is looking heavy.

One question though, how do I export my collection to Excel, I can't seem to see an option for it?