Welcome to Evolution Cloud!
I liked our old layout but it was just getting old. So (way overdue), our latest design is now up and public!
Introducing Evolution Cloud! You’ll see a variety of new features as well as differences to our past layouts. For one, most of my designs are built to sit on the far left of the screen, this one is in the center and is a bit more compact. Also, you’ll find that this front page (where you are now) is the only page with a right sidebar (*points right*).
One of our biggest changes is the official debut of our mascot, Eevee. And yes, I know Eevee has nothing to do with the sky, but I made up my mind on the matter of Eevee as a mascot years ago. I just never really announced it. However, Eevee has appeared on a number of past layouts, but this time we’re officially designating him our mascot! While we’re at it, his nickname is Skylar. And, if you haven’t figured it out by now, the image of a Pokemon on a mini cloud is our official site logo/crest.
The right sidebar in itself is featuring a nice little change. We now have a large button for both our Forums and Oekaki there. Also, there are two completely new features there. A mini “Updates” box will give you a very small rundown of minor changes on the site. At the bottom, you’ll find a live update on our YouTube Channel (which I made public almost a year ago. Our YouTube Channel is officially called pkmnskyTV, in case you didn’t know.
Next is that our comments page will no longer load in an annoying popup, so when you decide a comment you’ll see what I mean.
Last, I loved how our past layout corresponded with the day (changing from morning to night). I think it’s a very cool feature and it certainly fits with our website. So, I’ve brought that over, but this time it’s not advance. The banner will stay the same and the sky won’t be changing hourly like it did last time. This time, the sky changes once and it’s a simple change from the light blue sky to a dark blue sky with stars. No moon or sun to correspond with the day or anything else, it’s just simple and fun. It also means that our site should load much quicker now that it doesn’t rely on all of those heavy duty scripts to update the color banners and backgrounds.
That’s about it, and I’d love to see you guys comment in the comments of our news!