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The site is Updated fully, now please Andy its time for Forun Update and Slammies. :)

Slammies are coming only next month. Why so in rush?

 

Great job Andy! Man, you guys work like hell for the site and forum, and the results don't late. It looks wonderful.



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Hey there,
It's been a while since I posted in his topic (damn, three months already!?), so it's time for another update to recap everything that was done on the website since then!

SDH is now fully Responsive
  • First of all, just in case you've been living under a rock, TheSmackDownHotel website is now Responsive (aka Mobile Friendly)! Read the full announcement and details here: http://www.thesmackd...now-responsive/
  • And compared to when the announcement was first posted, now ALL the previous games sections have been reworked to the new style and made responsive as well, still with their own specific themes and colors (Note: you might need to refresh the page to load the new style)
New and Improved SDH Logo + New Favicons
  • You probably noticed as this was also changed on the Forum and Social Media. The SDH Logo has been updated to give it a more modern and vibrant look, hope you like it!
  • With that, we've also created new favicons tailored for each device. Try to add the SDH Website to the Home Screen of your Smartphone or Tablet and enjoy!
Video Showcase Updates
  • Our Video Showcase Section is ever-expanding and allows you to filter by Channel, featuring individual Profiles for each Youtuber, where you can find all of their respective Videos posted on the website.
  • We have a "Top 10 Youtube Channels" bar in the Homepage and on the Video Section itself
  • We have a dedicated "Latest Community Video" block in the Homepage Spotlight
Brand New Layout for Guides!
  • The look of the Guides sections of each game has been completely revamped, now in a "grid style" and featuring brand new larger images. For example take a look at the WWE 2K16 one! http://www.thesmackd...wwe2k16/guides/
New "More Articles" & Article Navigation
  • The website now features a brand new "More Articles" block displayed at the bottom of articles/pages, with images and links pointing to the latest articles.
  • The same thing was also done for Guides and Videos, with a block displaying "More Guides" specific to each game and a block showcasing "More Videos" for each Youtuber video.
  • The style of the "Previous/Next Article" navigation was also improved, now featuring a crisp layout and the titles of the respective articles.
Other Updates
  • A new "Back to Top" button allowing you to scroll back to the top quickly, appearing on the bottom right when scrolled down the page.
  • Improvements were made to the Search System and the Poll System
  • Specific Galleries & Sections were customized further to allow for better display across all devices, including all Renders Section and Roster Pages.
Speed & Performance Improvements
  • Several additional adjustments were made to files, code, database and components of the website to dramatically improve the overall speed and performance, making the website work and load faster than ever before
  • Several more improvements were made for the website SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Finally, several additional layout and style tweaks/fixes have been made across the board to fine-tune every single detail and optimize the user experience even more.
Obviously... WWE Games Coverage in real time
(http://www.thesmackdownhotel.com/news/)
  • Details, Screenshots and Videos for all WWE 2K16 DLC Packs (Moves, Legends, Future Stars, Hall of Fame)
  • Roster Profiles with Images & Banners for all the new WWE 2K16 DLC Characters (http://www.thesmackd...wwe2k16/roster/)
  • Details & Screenshots of the PC Version of WWE 2K16
  • All WWE 2K16 Patch Notes, Fixes & Title Updates
  • Overall WWE 2K Coverage & WWE SuperCard Coverage, including new Updates & Screens

But as always... it's not over yet, it's never over! We still have a lot more to come, as a matter of fact, a lot more is already in store and work in progress... Stay tuned!


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 Those updates, are about as stacked as Ruthless Aggression Era roster lol. Great job with them.



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I Really Like The video Section, how can my videos will be there ?


Edited by Steve, 26 February 2016 - 04:50 PM.


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I Really Like The video Section, how can my videos will be there ?

It's a partnership we offer to the youtubers we think have the most interesting contents for our community. Keep working hard and one day your videos will be featured there too!

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I Really Like The video Section, how can my videos will be there ?

It's a partnership we offer to the youtubers we think have the most interesting contents for our community. Keep working hard and one day your videos will be featured there too!
Thanks For the reply bro, i will try my best for it. :)

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Insta-update for some more things done:



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Love the work you guys do. You`re always up to date with everything! :o



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The March 2016 SDH Update comes with:

 

WWE IMMORTALS SECTION
 
After weeks of work, the WWE Immortals section is LIVE on the SDH Website! As usual for SDH, it's the most comprehensive on the whole internet, and it required a huge amount of scavenging, research and elaboration to put together to this extent. Here's everything that you can find on it:

 

And with this, another staple gets added to SDH, now making us, in our typical style, the #1 Resource for WWE Immortals as well!

But the work never stops and we have many more things in store... stay tuned!



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Here's the April update post!

 

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 section

We are resuming the coverage of legacy games, going backwards in time. As you've probably seen, since a week ago the SVR 2009 section is live on the website and, in typical SDH style, it's the most comprehensive and accurate in the whole internet! Including:

  • Every single piece of information, with in-depth details about all game modes and features, from Tag Team Mechanics to Road To WrestleMania, from Create A Finisher to the Highlight Reel mode, and much much more: http://www.thesmackd...m/svr2009/info/
     
  • Complete Screenshots Gallery for all systems, the largest you can find, for a total of 450 images all in the highest quality possible:
    http://www.thesmackd...09/screenshots/
     
  • Full Roster section with detailed profiles for every single character in the game, including their Abilities, Signatures, Finisher, Attributes and their countdown picture, as well as 516 additional countdown screenshots (yes, that means in addition to the 450 browsable in the gallery section!) featuring each individual Superstar in the respective profile. http://www.thesmackd...svr2009/roster/
     
  • The most comprehensive Guides Section, with everything you need to know: Achievements, Preset Movesets & Preset Entrances, All Unlockables, DLC Info, Career Mode Tutorials about Abilities and Awards, Cheat Codes and more! http://www.thesmackd...svr2009/guides/
     
  • The Arenas (as always one of my favorite things to do!): http://www.thesmackd...ull-arenas-list
     
  • The Renders: http://www.thesmackd...vr2009/renders/
     
  • Wallpapers: http://www.thesmackd...009/wallpapers/
     
  • Videos, Cover Art, Highlight Reels, the Soundtrack, and more!

We already started working on the SVR2008 section, so expect that coming soon as well!

Other Updates

  • New style for how the Latest News & Updates are displayed in the Homepage, with bigger images and text.
  • Various tweaks, enhancements and additions to the Guides Section of WWE '12, SVR 2011 and SVR 2010
  • This is more of a "behind the scenes" thing, but re-organized the way Arenas images are stored, to allow the same arena to be associated to multiple games without creating duplicate images if one is featured in more than one game. We currently have over 250 arenas stored!
  • Various additional improvements to Images Galleries
  • New Wallpapers added for WWE '12 and SVR 2011
  • Added the HD Cover Arts for WWE SuperCard, WWE Immortals & Wrestlefest
  • More WWE 2K16 PC Screenshots added
  • Already created the WWE 2K17 section, moving the SuperCard & Immortals sections under a "Mobile" submenu.


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Man, those are some amazing updates. I still remember when I first heard of SVR 2009, it was so amazing to see some gameplays of it. I love the updates guys! :D Can't wait to see what's next! :>



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TheSmackDownHotel is proud to present to you the first ever Cards Catalog of WWE Supercard!
 
Our goal was to create a comprehensive database that included all the cards available in the game, so that players could browse it and reference to it at any time. Despite the huge scope of the project, also thanks to the valuable help from the SuperCard community we managed to accomplish the ambitious feat.
 
Although the whole database is almost complete, it's still missing a few of the Super Rare & Ultra Rare (literally!) Loyalty Cards and Collectors Series Cards. (Check out the list of missing cards here)

The Catalog features all the 954 cards available as of today in the Season 2 of the game, including all Superstars & Divas, Special Cards, Support Cards and Enhancements.

  • All cards are featured in their original art and with Base Stats.
  • All cards are in the highest resolution possible and accurately cropped to PNG format with transparent background.
  • The catalog can be browsed in all possible ways: by Card Rarity (from Common to WrestleMania), by Card Type (Loyalty Fusion, Special Events, Throwback, SuperToken...) and by Card Name!
  • Each category can be filtered even further for a more refined look: when browsing through a specific Rarity you will be able to further filter by Card Type (which also includes Superstars / Divas distinction) and, viceversa, you will be able to further filter by Rarity when browing through a certain Card Type.
  • The catalog is responsive: it can be browsed seamlessly from any device, from desktop to mobile!

 

> Click here for the Catalog <

 

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That Supercard list is actually super bad ass.



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That Supercard list is actually super bad ass.

Thanks Muur, much appreciated! 



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It's been forever since I updated this thread, but since we just finished a massive website upgrade that we've been working on non-stop for the past 2 months (yes, it may have seemed like we were gone, but we actually work on the website behind the scenes every single day!), I figured this is the right time to give it a refresh!

 

But before getting into that, here is a brief recap of the previous updates that were done during the past year but were never posted here, to "let the thread catch-up to speed".
 
A refresh on the previous website updates done in the past year:

  • We changed Logo! A never-reported change but of course one that didn't go unnoticed, after many years we updated our logo to give it a more modern-look.
  • We also took that opportunity to refresh the look of the favicon across all devices
  • Needless to say, of course we always kept the site up-to-dated with all the latest WWE Games News, Screenshots, Roster, Videos, Guides and more.
  • The SuperCard Cards Catalog grew even larger, as in addition to the Season 2 catalog, we also went back and did the whole catalog for Season 1 (Legacy Cards), as well as obviously keeping it up-to-dated with the new Season 3 tiers that came along since then.
  • And speaking of growing, our Games Archive is growing every day, as we keep adding sections for legacy games. We now have all the Roster Sections up until the SmackDown Series!
  • With that, we also have a cool "Roster Profiles of the Day" box in the homepage, which every day, randomly highlights 3 profiles from our immense Archive!
  • Over time we made several improvements to the website design, including better dropdown menus, new headers bars, increased font-size, etc.
  • As you may have noticed, the website has been now fully running on HTTPS, which improves security, performance, SEO and reputability of the site. It wasn't a "flip the switch" kind of thing, there was a whole lot of work to do across the board in order to get this set-up, but definitely worth it!

And with those out of the way, now let's get into all the new features introduced with the upgrade mentioned above!
 
The newest website upgrade and latest features:
 
After over 2 months of work, the website is now running on a updated, more secure, fast, reliable and modern platform. It was a necessary step to ensure SDH keeps thriving for years to come! Browsing the website you wouldn't notice the difference (and that was the goal, re-create the same environment without impacting user experience at all), but the infrastracture running in the background was entirely overhauled and rebuilt.
 
Wait, did I say with that the user experience didn't change? Well, I guess it actually did, for the better, as we also took the opportunity to create and add new features!

  • We now have a new and improved News Display design for all our news sections, that includes a Preview Image for each article (with advanced infrastructure behind it). Much more appealing visually!
  • We now set up a Tags system on all the Roster Sections of the website. Now, each and every superstar profile in each and every game has colored tags/labels that represent which brands (Raw, SmackDown, NXT, etc...) they belong to, or whether they are Legend, DLC, Divas, NPC, Managers, etc. 
  • All our Images Galleries (as well as the SuperCard Catalog) now have an even further improved mobile experience, finally with the possibility to "swipe" to browse through images!
  • Minor improvement, but now all our Galleries images also have a Twitter share button along with the Facebook like button
  • We have set up a brand new Author Profiles/Channels System for our Youtube Partners that submit their videos in the Video Showcase, with the name of the authors of each video now clickable and a new "Channels" page to showcase all featured channels in one place
  • Speaking of authors, they are now all benefiting from using a brand new interface/editor with new features and capabilities, as well as new Profile Fields that they can fill in their Account Settings and display in their author profiles
  • Believe it or not, but we went back and worked on all news content for older games (WWE '12, SVR2011, All Stars) which were previously only present as forum topics, but now are actually all present as articles on the website as well. We also created a video sections for them as well, to keep them aligned with the newest games.
  • We have now tremendously improved Site Speed and Performance of the website, which now loads a lot faster across the board. Feels great!
  • And finally, several additional improvements were made throughout the whole website, from layout to user experience, to behind the scenes features, including improved SEO, Social Media features, reCAPTCHA System, behind the scenes improvements, and much much more.

And now... into the future!
 
We still got a lot of work ahead and many more exciting things are coming! (hopefully I'll remember to also update this post more often from now on haha)
 
#WeBringIt


Edited by Andy Badwool, 06 April 2017 - 09:23 PM.


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Loving the new logo!



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Here we go with another update post of what's been done since the last!

 

Mobile Galore

  • Full "WWE Champions" Section: We launched the section for the newest mobile game WWE Champions, all complete with Game Info, Roster, Guides & Walkthroughs, Screenshots, Videos and more! https://www.thesmack....com/champions/
     
  • WWE 2K Mobile Section: Speaking of mobile, we also finally created the dedicated section to WWE 2K, the mobile simulation game, which of course also includes Game Info, Roster, Screenshots, etc. https://www.thesmack...m/wwe2k-mobile/
     
  • Detailed character profiles for WWE Immortals Roster: The WWE Immortals section was already done a long time ago but it was lacking more detailed information and in-game statistics about the characters in the WWE Immortals Roster. We now added those as well, check out the data inside the roster profiles: https://www.thesmack...mortals/roster/
     
  • Latest characters added to the WWE SuperCard Roster: The WWE SuperCard Roster page has been updated with the latest characters added to the game. https://www.thesmack...percard/roster/
     

Games Database

  • Needless to say, our Games Archive (https://www.thesmack.../games-archive/) keeps growing every day, as we keep on working on it continuously behind the scenes. In addition to the aforementioned WWE Champions and WWE 2K Mobile, the latest additions include TNA iMPACT!, Day of Reckoning 2 and WrestleMania 21 games.
     
  • All the Games Overview pages layouts have been revamped and uniformed for all games, with a brand new look showing the Release Date, Platforms, Publishers, Developers, and more useful information in a consistent way throughout the whole site for each game.
     
  • But here comes the Big News. 
    We completely overhauled the whole website structure in the background in preparation for a huge project we've been having in store for a long time. And it's finally coming to reality.

    The Games Archive page you see now is about to be completely transformed into something bigger, better and badder (sorry WWE '12), becoming even more the ultimate resource for all WWE Games and wrestling games in general. I literally can't wait for us to put this live and we're almost ready, so keep checking that page to be the first to see what it's all about when the update happens!

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  • As you might have seen, a few weeks ago we published our WWE 2K18 Roster Predictions. Check them out if you haven't seen 'em yet! https://www.thesmack...y-wwe-superstar
  • Various improvements to all our Images Galleries and to our Guides & Walkthrough sections, as well as more miscellaneous adjustments.


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Fantastic updates, especially the Games Archive. Well done guys.  :up:


Edited by AccidentaL GeniuS, 15 May 2017 - 01:39 PM.


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Anything news on the older games being added? looking forward to the N64 games being fully added (and Crush Hour)





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