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On some of the ads I've posted for the Creeper's Lab, I point visitors to the main page of the website. I realize now that this isn't ideal, as it doesn't tell them what to do to start playing.

To improve on this, I've designed a new landing page for new potential players, where they'll find everything that they need to get started. I'm going for a minimalist approach, straight and to the point to avoid an information overload.

Looking at the page, put yourself in the mindset of someone coming in with no idea of what we do besides being a Minecraft server. I've put there the server address, the whitelisting instructions and a few useful links. How's the information I'm presenting? Is there something that should be added? Something useless that should be removed? Something unclear that could use a rewrite?

I used this opportunity to take new screenshots to reflect the new forums look along with the simplified registration setup that went live a few months back.

Any thoughts on how this could be improved?


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I like the idea of a landing page. I think it would be good if it had at least one in game screenshot on it.

"At the moment, we only support Java Edition." I think this should include the current version we play.

I also think it would be good to include a one or two sentence summary of what the server is. If that ends up being the first page they see, it'd be good to limit their expectations of a modded, PvP focused, factions server.

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Princess Celestia
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Zenny
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Squid beaker
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Acquired on 17 January 2016
Lilly Satou
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All right, an update to the landing page!

  • I've added some key points at the beginning to set the expectations.
  • I've included the current server number next to the Java Edition mention and bolded both.
  • I've listed at the bottom the renders to our Seven Wonders with a link to the full images gallery.

How's this?


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I post musings, images and nonsense on Tumblr! I play games on Steam! Add me on either/both, and don't hesitate to ask if you want to play something with me!

"There are only three things certain in life: Death, taxes, and Teej's obsessions." ~ RisingDragon (still true in 2019!)