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16 June 2011 at 5:43 pm

While on the topic of 3D - we just launched a new version of away3d.com!. I did the ExpressionEngine part of it, Richard handled the JS/CSS and Alejandro got all the old content into the new site plus a bunch of other things. He also has the role of webmaster for the site.

Great fun to do another EE site and my first time working with the Forum module. Skinning that thing is ... quite a job. It took me about two days to get all the skinning right and it’s far from as easy to work with as EE in general. We also needed a custom field to go with all forum posts (to enable filtering) and adding that wasn’t exactly easy either as the classes are not really written to be extended like that. I ended up extending the base class and overriding the relevant methods. The resulting file contains quite a bit of copied code, but it should be fairly easy to maintain.

Please go check it out and tell me what you think?