Pardon Our Mess

As we’re sure you’ve noticed, the new version of Shur’tugal is live. We’re now running on a new content management system — “WordPress” — and launched an entirely new layout!

We still have some work to do while we move everything over and ensure that all content, navigation, and features are working. Comments are disabled for the time being now back and running on the Disqus system. Hang in there just a little longer, we’ll be back to 100% soon!

  • DarkOverlord

    I agree it is waaay better!!

  • Henry Christiansen

    looks messy

  • murtaghlover

    I personally dont like the version. I liked the other version better cause everything was right there in front of my face. Now I have to look for everything I want to see.

  • Whitlocktj

    Actually I have another recommendation, the drop-down menus at the top shouln’t be transparent, it makes it hard to read. I am assuming that you are still in the process of changing the color schemes as the advertisements and such are still the same color conventions.

    Also, thanks for moving to wordpress, I love WP.

  • Whitlocktj

    Recommendation… Downplay the background images, I hope they’re png, because they take too long to load. There are rather efficient image compressors. I use imageoptimizer [dot] net.

    Other than that, I love the new look, not as much information overload.

  • Big big fan of this! But obviously, bigger fan of Paolini… sorry!

  • XxxX

    XxxX

  • Brom88

    Wow im am impressed i thought it was going to be very simple but this is somthing else

  • holyknight

    I agree, this version feels way better than the older version. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • TheDragonReborn

    love the new design but i find that the new site is a bit… well slow. But it is so user friendly and aethetically pleasing ๐Ÿ˜€ brill job!!!!!

    • Still working out bugs!!

    • We’re aware of the slowness but have yet to figure out what exactly is causing it.

  • Daniel

    So is there any news on when the forums will be back up? According to the notice it was to be “before mid-week” or something like that.

    • Fairly soon

      • Daniel

        I hear that a lot here. xP Does that mean hours or days?

        • That means “when it’s done”.

          • Daniel

            That’s what I suspected.

  • Ghostrider847

    i like this one better

  • Zachy13

    Hey Mike, you think you guys could put the live twitter feed on the home page like it was during Comic-Con? It was nice that way. Either way, I’m liking the new page.

    • We don’t use it too often unless we’re at an event…but we might start soon, once tons of news starts to pop up.

      • Anonymous

        Is that some kind of hint about upcoming information relating to Book IV?
        Or just about Mike’s book?

        If it’s the first one, then I’d guess September 20th, Brisingr’s 2nd anniversary, as a date for something like the book cover to be released, since Christopher said in the 3rd part of the interview that he’s seen it.

      • Anonymous

        Is that some kind of hint about upcoming information relating to Book IV?
        Or just about Mike’s book?

        If it’s the first one, then I’d guess September 20th, Brisingr’s 2nd anniversary, as a date for something like the book cover to be released, since Christopher said in the 3rd part of the interview that he’s seen it.

        • Chris Addison

          Mike’s book is all the news I know about at the moment. Since Christopher told us he can see the light at the end of the tunnel for the book though, we can assume news for it will start rolling through soon, just like for the other 2 books. ๐Ÿ˜›

    • We don’t use it too often unless we’re at an event…but we might start soon, once tons of news starts to pop up.

  • BlindBandit

    Nice job on the site update, it looks great

  • Anonymous

    ugggggg! you guys are totally killing me with keeping the forums down ๐Ÿ™ Please give an estimate at the least to when they will be back up? Either way i still love the new layout i just want my forums ^^

  • Harry Quacker

    Nice Site. I am trying to use Facebook to log in but it is giving me an error

  • Unknown

    like the new site. the old one was getting a little irritating with how dark it was.

  • New layout is looking good… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • coralstar

    might take some getting used to, but i like it.

  • Shisjkabob123456789

    wow this is really nice, the old version was very cramped, and the dragon Bid’ Daum(sp?) flying over everything is really great.

  • Barney

    Love the new layout, it loads so much faster…

  • Offshorepowerboater

    Love the New version of Shurtugal! It rocks! Way easier to get around!

  • Anonymous

    I love this new neater version of Shur’tugal! I only hope that IF is a good and less, well, “square” as it was previously. The comments are better organised, too!

    • IF isn’t getting a new layout, just new organization and some new forum areas.

    • IF isn’t getting a new layout, just new organization and some new forum areas.

  • Itsallgood1106

    loving the new look!!!!

  • ShurtugalLiam

    This is a lot better but a lot more stuff on the page thats pointless ….. plus does this show our usernames or now? :S

    • Matthew Heck

      What stuff are you referring to that is pointless? As for usernames, it would probably be best if you registered with Disqus to ensure you have your own unique username. You would login whenever you leave a comment and there are a ton of advantages overall.

  • Glorfindel

    Mike and everyone, please allow me to add my thanks and congratulations to those of the rest. It’s obvious you guys have been working hard, and it shows in the site. Thanks for all you do to keep us informed, and for always working on and thinking of new ways to enhance the site and communications.

  • Darren Bell

    I do like this a lot more than the last one…

  • zasekr1

    wow i love the new layout!! n for some reason i really like the picture for the tab for eragon tortured,dying lolz its a great pic ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Ruydragon

    Hey, I love this. It’s sure better than the formats before. Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Blake

    Ok im really liking this forums now. Especially since y’all have the interviews easily accessible. Images are nice two, looks very clean, and not so many adds clogging it up. Love it keep up the great work guys, hope to see the forums up soon.

  • Hey guys, good work ๐Ÿ™‚

    You might want to get a caching plugin for WordPress running, like W3 Total Cache, that should speed up the site a bit ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Hey guys, good work ๐Ÿ™‚

    You might want to get a caching plugin for WordPress running, like W3 Total Cache, that should speed up the site a bit ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Matthew Heck

      Thanks for the advice, Joost! W3 Total Cache is running now.

  • Eragon22412

    this is too gud….gud work mike and co………the whole site is lookin fresh…

  • Eragon22412

    this is too gud….gud work mike and co………the whole site is lookin fresh…

  • Rahul

    hey…this is really cool…and looking top class…there is no doubt about it…great, fantastic work….

  • I really like the changes! Keep up the great work! ^3^

  • I really like the changes! Keep up the great work! ^3^

  • Sweet this is clean, fresh and easier to read.
    Dragonasker

  • ApolloD790

    Haha, i work with wordpress all the time on my site…Don’t worry it will get alot easier!!!

  • chris

    but how do you register for thr site

  • X_crazy_naruto_freak_x

    i like the new style but when u scroll on the site stuff book 4 and interviews its sort of hard to read what it says

    • X_crazy_naruto_freak_x

      only on certain parts of the site other parts its easy to read ๐Ÿ˜› so good job with the site :D!

  • Progress is always nice! Everyone’s old comments should all be in. We have all of your previous accounts still in but they aren’t really compatible with Disqus.

  • chris

    awsomme new design

  • Glad you all like it so far. There’s still a lot left to do but we’re making progress. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Valbrandr94

    Beautiful new layout – best of luck!

  • Matthew Heck

    Yep! We’re working on it right now. It looked better in theory than in practice…

  • Daniel

    So are the menus at the top going to be made opaque? Having them transparent doesn’t seem to work well against the bright background.

  • jason

    i like the new site alot

  • Anonymous

    Hey Blake! The navigation bar at the top is coming back soon. It’s one of the last few features we need to add that weren’t easily transferable. Once that is back, navigation around the site will be much easier and you’ll be able to find the forums easily!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks! I’m glad you like it! Hopefully, once we get everything totally cleaned up, it’ll look even better!

  • Blake

    hmmmm i kinda like the old features because of the nav bar at the top, but im just wondering when the forums come back on

  • I like this version way better! The last one was really kind of hard to navigate because all the links and advertisements were jumbled together. This is a lot… cleaner!!!