Thursday, November 26, 2009

Round Robins Evolved Again

Round robins have evolved yet again and finally match the look of the elimination brackets. Also in the update is a scheduler, so the days of giant round robin tables have passed.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tags and Profiles

I didn't go overboard on this, but tournaments can now be tagged. The new user profile pages benefit the most from this as it allows users with several tournaments to get organized a bit. I still need to add a tool for better tag management, but this should be a good start.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Live Bracket Images

Live bracket images are currently undergoing production testing. You can check them out for any published Challonge bracket by going to[Tourney_URL].png

Here's an example:

These will be offered free of charge and linked to from tournament pages in the near future.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Filesystem Rebuild

I have everything backed up, but it's looking like the Challonge server needs a rebuild. Sorry for the inconvenience.

UPDATE: Challonge has switched hosts - more memory at our disposal now, so expect a bit of a speed boost. everything should be set up and running now.

UPDATE2: Character set problem messed up all special characters (accents, etc.). Good to go now thanks to this fine advice.

Friday, November 6, 2009

FREE Bracket Modules

Because free is so much better than not free, I split the bracket module feature into two tiers - standard and premium. The premium module takes on the previously posted pay structure while the standard module carries an ad banner - read more here.

I'm currently testing "live" bracket images on production, so those should be available soon. This should be welcome news to forum users!

Also, I'm really hoping to get a Challonge t-shirt order in this month. Who wouldn't want one of those for Christmas??

A couple other minor updates just made:
- server callback to check URL availability on new tournament page
- tournament name filter added to tournament browsing page