I feel that any dev who cares about improving the user experience should take a serious look at the tools that mudportal.com offers. It's getting to be a very mature and solid, absolutely free, offering and I think more people (other than myself) should be doing more great things with it! The API documentation is growing, and the GitHub repo is kept up to date.
If you are considering customizing a web client but have specific concerns or reservations, don't hesitate to share them either here or on the TMP forums.
If you are a player, next time you're stuck on a computer where you don't have your favorite MUD client installed, just try your home mud through the mudportal app–I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
All of the site or just some of the graphically heavy app views?
I enabled page load speed tracking to monitor this better for the portal site as a whole.
As for the Aaralon / Havoc page, it is currently quite heavy resource-wise so a first-time load is probably going to take over 10 sec even on a fast desktop. And when I add some more maps… it will be time to add some kind of activity indicator.
For me, it is all the pages that load slow (even things like the forum index). And I'm coming from a hard-wired lan line at a university, so I've got no bandwidth problems on my end. I can repeat it across Chrome, IE, and FF.
i noticed this too.. thought it was my isp… guess it wasnt… only appears to have started recently…..
I think web server caching may have been turned off after an OS upgrade. I changed some settings and the site feels faster even for me. Can either of you try and let me know if you see a difference on your end? Thanks.
Today, mudconnect.com is down again, and so I wanted to take this opportunity to point out what some of you may still not know, that the MUD Portal has a solid modern forum site section with active administration.
The portal was created during a turbulent period at TMC but was never meant to be a clone. Instead, I wanted to offer this community an easy way to game socially using a cloud app. I also wanted to offer admins and devs an easier way to reach new audiences.
Plamzi, it's funny we got someone posting about MudPortal over on Optional Realities today as well. Likely because TMC was down and they found their way to your website. I have to say that I am impressed by your webclient and think that such passion driven projects like yours and the codebases being developed for the next-gen of text-based games is what keeps our genre trucking along and improving even after 20 years.