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    Default Work in Progress

    This site has been around for a long time and hasn't changed much during the years. The current design predates the existence of smartphones. So concepts like "mobile compatibility" and "responsive design" were non-existent.

    But that's about to change. While the design will remain the same the HTML that makes up each page has been rebuild from scratch. Unfortunately however I can't apply this fix to the whole site in one go, as every page needs some manual adjustments. So for now only the Wii U and PS3 sections are live. Expect the rest of the site to be converted in the next few weeks. This change will mostly affect how the site looks on small screens like smartphones, on PC things will still look mostly the same.

    TL;DR: Do not be alarmed if some pages look great on your smartphone while others do not. It's being worked on.

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    Some extra details:

    Apart from the HTML redesign two other changes are implemented on each converted page: the ugly "doc.php" bit will be removed from the URL and the page moves to HTTPS.
    (http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/wiiu/ -> https://www.emulator-zone.com/wiiu/)

    The redesign is using Bootstrap V4 Beta. As a downside of this, it might not work on older browsers like Internet Explorer 8 or really old versions of Firefox and Chrome. My solution for this: just f**king upgrade.

    One issue I have right now is that it appears that Google was already indexing the HTTPS version of the site before it went live (er... okay). Despite the invalid SSL certificate (the server was serving up the wrong site) they cached the robots.txt file anyway. The particular one they cached explicitly stated "Disallow: *" (do not index anything). Ouch. So I'm waiting for that to be resolved before converting more pages.

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