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Major redesign of the home page. Look for other exciting updates this year, especially in the areas of the Find A Partner feature, user community interaction and the Elite profiles.
Updated the user community and the Elite profiles section.
Users can edit their profiles and Find-A-Player entries.
New header toolbar
Big changes to the Find A Partner feature
Refreshed the Elite players section
Updated the table tennis on TV section
Reorganized the home page content
Cleaner news articles section
Many behind-the-scenes improvements such as cleaner CSS and HTML
Updated coverage of tournaments, events and news.
There were many updates in the areas of the Player Community.
Several behind-the-scenes improvements.
Expanded the User Community
Improved the Find A Player features
Additions made to Focus on Country feature
2004 Olympics Report
Focus on France
Added drills to the Tips section
Updated Elite Player Profiles
Added search options to the Community Message Board
Table Tennis Rules
Country in Focus
Updated Find-A-Player with geographical search tools in the United States.
Tournament: 2002 Fort Collins, Colorado results and report with photos
Added results and upcoming events to home page.
Table Tennis Community with Message Board, Find-A-Player network, Classifieds.
Radically redesigned the home page layout. New logo.
Tournament: 2001 US Open Report and Photos
Tournament: 2001 Fort Collins, Colorado results and report with photos
Equipment Reviews database
Elite player profiles and photos
That is the birth date of PongWorld.
This website started out as a few static pages created with the FrontPage HTML editor. It didn't take me long to realize that FrontPage is second-to-all, so after upgrading to TextPad and other tools, I was finally on the right path.
To create the PongWorld database, I first modeled the table objects and relationships with PowerDesigner. This enabled me to not only create a sleek database design that works well, but also to generate the database DDL SQL with a mere click of a button. Then all I had to do was to execute this SQL script to create all of the database objects.
My philosophy in designing this website has been to keep things simple and page-sizes small. This way, downloading the pages is fast and visitors hopefully won't be annoyed by blinking, moving, popping or other annoying objects. For more on this subject, consult Jakob Nielsen's website.
Let us know how we are doing. Send us an email with suggestions, complaints, or praise.
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