The Create-A-Pokemon relaunch is in full swing, and the biggest part of it is the NEW CAP WEBSITE
!! Our website is now part of the overall Smogon website. It is linked in the Participate section of the Smogon front page. If you haven't seen the CAP website yet, here's a link:
We have been working on the website for more than a year. Believe it or not, it was actually part of my original plans when I first opened the CAP forum! In August 2008, Darkie made the first CAP website workshop thread, and began the project for building the site. Over the past few months, we made a concerted push to get ALL the CAP project information HTML-ized and put on the site. It has been a huge effort involving many people. I'd like to mention the following people specifically, for the work they did in helping to build the site:
Darkie - The site project leader from the very beginning. He was the one that kept pushing me and others to keep moving forward with the site, even when various roadblocks made it hard to continue. Darkie helped me layout the basic structure of the site, and also wrote and edited sections of the site all over the place.
Stellar - He did much of the first wave of HTML-izations after I got the basic framework created. Stellar's work made the under-construction site look like a "real website" -- which really inspired me to kick into high gear in working on the programming behind it all.
Tennisace - He was the workhorse who helped write and edit almost every single page on the site. Every time I needed someone to help me get something written, Tennisace was always ready and willing to pitch in.
Jumpluff - She was the one who did the first wave of cosmetic changes that made the Pokedex look like the "real" Smogon dex pages. She inspired me to put a whole bunch of programming behind the dex, and make it emulate the Smogon style almost perfectly. She also was a constant sounding board for me on various things related to the site design.
Cartoons, Wyverii, CyzirVisheen, and Kopie contributed some fantastic artwork for the various CAP pages (not counting all the artwork already in the amazing CAP Art Gallery!)
Magmortified, Wyverii, and Gen. Empoleon also lent a helping hand in building content for the site.
I hope everyone takes a stroll through the new website. I love our new information homebase on the web, and hope you do too!
The rest of the CAP relaunch is mainly centered around the changes to the role of Topic Leader and other process changes that are a consequence of that. Even if you are a longtime CAP member, please read the OP's for CAP 9 very carefully. We've made some changes to the process to help the Topic Leader take a bigger role in every thread. Don't presume to post in CAP threads under the assumption that everything is the same as it used to be.
Thanks to everyone who has helped keep the CAP community interested over the past several weeks. Congratulations to the following playtesters that earned custom titles, as a result of finishing at the top of the ladder during the retesting of Syclant, Revenankh, Pyroak, Fidgit, Stratagem, and Arghonaut.
Thanks to everyone that participated in the retesting effort!
Also, congratulations to Wyverii
, who earned a much-deserved Artist Badge for her artistic contributions to Smogon. Her art is used prominently in the CAP website, she has won two CAP sprite competitions in the past, and she is a regular submitter to all CAP art and sprite threads. She is also a Featured Artist in the CAP Art Gallery
. Congrats on the badge, Wyverii!
In this thread, feel free to comment on the CAP Website and the relaunch in general. I'm excited about the CAP project being back in business, and I'm looking forward to the future!