3D-Sphere News

Dividing tutorials into stages

Dividing tutorials into stagesPublishing new tutorials is one of the main purposes of 3D-Sphere and we try to keep some periodicity and time range between publishing new tutorials. For sure you noticed that most portals which publish tutorials are publishing them part by part and no matter if the tutorial is long or shorts it’s always published like this. We never liked this way and also we can understand that waiting for every single part can be frustrating and so we publish tutorials as a whole and not part by part.  However, sometimes we decide to do a bit more difficult and more time consuming tutorials and as a result are tutorials with multiple parts and length of more than 10 hours (for example: Fallout laser rifle).

Video vs. Text tutorials

Video vs. Text tutorialsEndless dilemma for a lot of webmasters and owners of any portal which offers tutorials related to 2D or 3D computer graphic. By starting 3D-Sphere we had this dilemma too and we had to decide which way we should go, not only to satisfy our users but also to keep in with the way how websites and related technologies are advancing. The main difference between this two presenting is obviously. The first way is presenting the idea or tutorial using a video and describing the workflow by capturing the moves and the other one is using text and pictures to show and describe the progress. Here we have to distinguish if it’s a tutorial, “making ff” or a guide with which you want to describe some Tips&Tricks.

3D-Sphere 2.0 online

3D-Sphere 2.0 onlineWe are happy to tell our users that the 2.0 version of 3D-Sphere is up and running. The migration process was as planned on Friday and took more than 6hours. During this time we successfully migrated 3D-Sphere to a new Joomla core and also new template which replaced the old one. These two major things moved 3D-Sphere to new standards including now HTML 5 and CSS3 code. Moreover the layout changed completely starting with a new logo and ending with a brand new news section divided into three main elements accessible from the index. Even though the migration was successfully we are still facing some tiny problems which we need to solve and would be solved during the next week. After this, starting the 1st April we will again publish tutorials. We hope you will like the new design and if you have any questions or suggestions please contact us or write on our forum.

Migrating to 3D-Sphere 2.0 in few days

3D-Sphere 2.0Starting this day we solved all issues which we encountered by “virtual” migrating the current 3D-Sphere to the new version 2.0. The date of migration is set to Friday, 23.03.2012 and during this time until further notice the web page would be set to offline mode. The time we need to migrate and prepare everything is variable and can float between 1-2 days. However we are optimistic and we think we can finish everything within Friday and the new website would be online the same day.

Preparation for migration is 90% done

3D-Sphere tutorialsWe are very happy to inform you that all preparation for migrating 3D-Sphere to her new version is almost done.  Still there are few things which had to be done before we would be able to migrate and start the new version. This includes virtual testing, template editing, stability tests and a lot more. The migration should be done before the end of March.