Making of Furcadia.com
Furcadia.com Redesign: September 30th, 2002
|What is shown throughout
Furcadia.com today did not come easily; in fact, stages of preparation
and discussion littered the minds of those involved with the redesign
for months on end, before the actual design concepts even began to
stir. Furcadia.com (originally designed by Marah~Fae Fireheart, then
slightly redesigned by Ra'aya, Seraphiel, and Cameo), was in need of
an extensive facelift and several issues were debated throughout
several in-game meetings and e-mails. Our design team included three
key figures: Lacklustre, the main artist for our dragon centerpiece
and its corresponding Primes, Gar, who utilized his talents within 3D
art and created our navigation buttons and manipulated the dragon's
wings to fit properly within design, and Cameo, who was responsible
for the web design concepts and implementation.
While these three figures were responsible for the majority of the design, it could not have been completed without the expertise of several others: Emerald Flame, for organizing this tremendous task, sanctimonious, for his critiquing and scripting assistance, Farrier, for his JavaScripiting concepts, Cironir, for writing the main introduction and several text-bits for the secondary pages, Shadowborn, for writing an extensive amount of the Prime-featured stories, Talzhemir, for her research with effective color theories, and everyone else who continues to make Furcadia possible.
Pressure began to build as Furcadia's debut in the first edition of Massive Online Gaming magazine crept up upon the design team. News of Furcadia would be printed within a magazine in less than a month, and concepts were still being documented and toiled with! Would it (or rather "could it") be finished in time? Luckily, it was! As excited readers piled to Furcadia.com, they were greeted with a fresh, new design.
For nearly five months, the present Furcadia.com design was envisioned, planned, discussed, created, and implemented for all of Furcadia's community to enjoy. While the design itself was kept strictly secret from the public eye, due to our excitement and wish to dazzle the anticipations of the community, those creators involved share a special bond extracted from their dedication. Furcadia.com continues to attract players from all over the world, enticing them to download Furcadia -- it goes without saying, that the redesign was a phenomenal example of what Furcadia players can accomplish by working side-by-side.