PS3 releases showing up again

Posted: July 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized

A while back, I broke the script that was updating songs when they were released on the PS3.  I didn’t catch on, but thankfully Marcus Kwok brought it to my attention yesterday!

Songs released on the PS3 should hopefully be properly flagged now.  If you notice anything wrong, please let me know!

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Ads? :-o

Posted: July 9th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized

That’s right!  Sometime in the near future, I’ll be showing advertisements from the Project Wonderful network.

I’m going to try them first because I’ve noticed that the advertisements generally don’t suck, and are often for things that I care about (awesome webcomics and the like).  The company was created by Ryan North, for pete’s sake!  Project Wonderful advertisements are actually the only exception I’ve added to Adblock.

Anyway, I figured I’d post here to keep the RBN regulars in the loop, and also to let y’all know that… through Project Wonderful, YOU TOO can advertise on RBN Releases! :-D

If you’re cool with ads that aren’t really annoying and might actually be useful, you can add an exception to Adblock quite easily.  I’m not trying to guilt anybody into turning on ads – this site was made to be useful to Rock Band fans, and that’s still its primary goal.

ROCK!

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So, uh, what browser do you use?

Posted: March 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized

I’ve heard reports from a few users (and confirmed with a bit of testing) that the table on the front page does not perform awesomely under Internet Explorer 8 (or older versions, presumably).

Based on my testing, it looks like Internet Explorer 9 handles the table a lot more smoothly than IE8 does.

Here is the breakdown on browsers used to access rbnreleases.com since it stopped being error420:

Thankfully, most visitors are using browsers that are awesome at Javascript, so it’s not a world-ending issue.  However, there are still plenty that are using IE.

Since Google Analytics apparently stopped letting me see the browser breakdown by version (WHYYYYYYY), I don’t actually know which versions of IE most people are using.  I’m guessing that once IE9 goes general release (it’s in release candidate now), things will get better for those poor souls.

In the meantime, I’d appreciate more input on how the site behaves on your PC, with your browser (especially from you IE users).  Is it snappy enough?  Are slowness issues common anywhere?

I switched to the new table because most browsers do a lot better showing only part of a 1000+ row table (with formatting) at a time, and the DataTables jQuery plugin does that really snazzily.  The searching/filtering even works quickly under Safari on my iPad.

Sound off if you care – I really want the song list to load as quickly and easily as possible for everyone.

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