I'm planning on recreating the current client home page and with it the role the newshub currently plays. Right now due to a lack of staff, the newshub isn't maintained at all. and to be honest, its more of a news page than an actual home page. Therefore, I'm thinking of re-creating the home page and putting the newshub as a second priority on it.
Below I'll discuss possible ideas and additions to the client home page that I believe will add new features and somewhat maintain current newshub things.
Youtube / Twitch new videos/streams
Im unsure of how doable/effective it can be but I'm thinking of using the Youtube/Twitch API and getting the latest supcom videos/streams and having a link to them. So if Derp or Gyle uploaded a video or Farms is streaming, it automatically gets drawn and show on a small section of the home page, kinda like the "latest FAF content"
"Top" players of the week
So with game statistics, I could in the short term do a small bar with short term statistics from most played games, biggest rating gain/loss, etc. This would involve a filter of around 1k and above probably since I'm sure new players will have the biggest rating changes and this is more for the long term community players. This wouldn't be done manually but using the FAF API and scraping statistics of players over the week.
This idea is still in the works because I'm not sure what criteria to follow or put there. I'd love some feedback about whether this is a good idea to you and what would you change about it.
well yeah, there would still be a news section but it wouldn't be the same news but more long term news such as maybe some new development or maybe the bigger article news. Would be like small squares somewhere. Would include the incoming tournaments and other stuff.
Speaking of news, the current newshub/home page is static. I'd like to make it so we can have 1-3 "modes" where the layout changes depending on if we want to put a small article/game patch upfront nice and big or show tournament results for Rainbow cup week or LOTS week or just an average newshub. Kinda like having a News, Tourney and Home page mode depending on the ocassion.
Like any homepage, having a small section of links to stuff such as the discord, wiki, forums, patreon, git, etc.