I know right!? It feels like forever since I’ve really written anything here on Majin Planet. That, however, is gonna change because I feel that you guys respond better to written content vs just reposting all the videos I’ve been doing on YouTube. I want to thank everyone first off for the support you’ve given us here not just for me but the others who come over and hang out with me doing the events. Now we’re getting better at setting them up. I’m limited on what I have to record so that is why they aren’t perfect.
The New Layout for 2017 – Faster, Better
Those of you who know me, have visited Majin Planet since 2005 you will know that I have a horrible tendency to redo the layout once a month, a few months the longest was 2 and half years and that only happened because I was focusing on Hunter Mastery and had also taken almost a year long break from web design in general.
I posted up on the Archive website which has been around for almost as long as I’ve been the owner of Majin Planet; Majin Planet Archives which went up after Majin Planet Generations lost the 2nd Majin Wars against myself and Majin Planet Productions.
That being said, I think you guys will enjoy checking out some of the past websites. Now since I switched to WordPress in 2011 I believe after running my own custom API base off of Invasion Power Board for years most of those layouts aren’t up. However, I was thinking about putting up a test website so I could rebuild some of those themes and well post them up.
The Need for Speed
Some people might not give too much of a crap about that, but truth be told a slow website gives you fewer visitors. Think about this for a moment:
Former Majin Planet fan finds an old music video from Majin Planet on their PC or they find an old bookmark. So they decided to look up Majin Planet; they do so and the site doesn’t load right away. So they think it’s gone and forget about it. Now, what happens if they find it? We have a new fan again!
I generally do speed tests, ping test and other such tests on the website at a number of times a week and often every time I make a new change. I do this because I feel that we might lose a visitor if the website is slow. One of the main websites I use to judge the speed is Gtmetrix.com. As you can see the test results below, in the image. You can also check the direct link here.
As you can see in the image above, this is a speed test and performance test for a user not login in. Now granted once you log in, more scripts and CSS loads. For me, as an admin, the speed test would be slower because it’s running WordPress Admin Scripts and cache is disabled so I see changes right away.
This layout uses fewer scripts and styles so there is no need for some of those effects now. While they are cool, it simply doesn’t work well for what I want. So far this layout while looks pretty plain but it’s clean. So that is something that I’m happy about.
I haven’t spoke much about the upcoming event Ultimate Vengeance. This Friday, Porkchop and Mr. J will be coming by and doing some Wii U gaming fun on the streaming channels. Right now that seems to be my main times to stream. I’ll be picking up another job in the weekdays so I won’t be streaming daily anymore. At least for the time being. 2007 will be another story, it’s more just me trying to catch up and make some extra money so I can do cool things for the website.
However, while I’m going to be doing this cool little get together this Friday, it will not be Ultimate Vengeance. Which right now I have planned to do on the 18th. The page says the 25th, however, that date is changing because Thanksgiving is the 24th, followed by Black Friday which I think will be a bad time to really try and do a live event. Now granted on the 18th, most of the crew will not be able to be part of the stream.
We all work in retail so November is a really bad month to get time off in. So I’ll be going solo on this one, likely playing Hearthstone for 4-5 hours And I’ll be giving away a FREE Medivh code for Hearthstone. More details on how you can enter now for a chance to win later this weekend, likely Monday next week.
I also have a free month of World of Warcraft which includes the full game up to Warlords + the first month. I’ll be giving this way as well rather soon. I also have a free Gul’Dan hero for Heroes of the Storm giveaway I want to do as well.
For anyone who is interested I also have a code for either X-Men First Class or X-Men Days of Future Past free Vudu code. You choose one or the other. I’ll be giving that away next month for the upcoming Fight Club. Which will be taking place December 14th-15th? It’ll be a big massive event for this year. So I hope everyone comes by, last year was a big hit and I’m hoping some past staff shows up this year to chat with us.
Dr. Strange – Reaction
Sort of, a reaction, because due to copyright laws I can’t have a real reaction video to the film. But what I’ll be doing is going live on YouTube with a reaction moments before I head to the movies, show you guys around the theater and all that. Then after the film is over, I’ll do a reaction, spoiler free of course on what I saw, what I think a sort of non-spoiler review if you will.
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