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Kerrwyn

First Post
Alrighty, I got some bad news.
I've gotta bow out of the contest... time constraints and a hectic work schedule have translated to I haven't gotten anything done since the fifth. So I gotta just bow out. Sorry guys.
 

Conaill

First Post
Sorry to hear that, Kerrwyn!

Would you mind posting what you already have? If it can help getting a better end result out of this competition, we will all be better off!

Maybe you have some intermediate files that others can use to build on. Or maybe you used some clever formatting tricks to squeeze a table into a smaller format. Even if all you have right now is a plain HTML version of the RTFs, that alone would be immensely useful. I don't think there are any html versions out there yet...
 

barsoomcore

Unattainable Ideal
Conaill said:
I don't think there are any html versions out there yet...
There will be one by the end of the week. A partial one. A partial, ugly one. A partial, ugly, devoid of usefulness one.

That would be mine.

But boy, I've sure made myself cranky making it! ;)
 

Sulaco

First Post
Do we have to have the entire thing done to qualify or are a couple of sample chapters going to be sufficient for the competition?

When I win I'll do the rest of course. ;)
 


woodelf

First Post
Conaill said:
Sorry to hear that, Kerrwyn!

Would you mind posting what you already have? If it can help getting a better end result out of this competition, we will all be better off!

Maybe you have some intermediate files that others can use to build on. Or maybe you used some clever formatting tricks to squeeze a table into a smaller format. Even if all you have right now is a plain HTML version of the RTFs, that alone would be immensely useful. I don't think there are any html versions out there yet...

<http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~magius/v35SRD_html.zip>, but it apparently has some very minor compliance issues (like mentioning D&D), and a couple formatting things. A cleaned up version of the same is hosted at <http://www.darkshire.org/~jhkim/rpg/srd/>.

If anybody wants them, i'd be happy to email a straight RTF translation of the D30SRD(3.5)--i don't have anywhere i could really post the files. They're pretty good, but i haven't taken any time to clean up the stupids in the files (whether due to the source or the translator), and there's no interlinking or anything (apart from creating a ToC page).
 



woodelf

First Post
Conaill said:
Not bad, woodelf! Is that your entry for the competition already, or are you working on a spiffed up version as well?

Sorry--should have been clearer. I have nothing to do with either version i just posted.

On a *separate* note, i also have a pretty good HTML conversion from the RTFs--just used a translator, with only minimal clean-up afterwards, but it was a good translator. Those are not the HTML files i just posted links to--in fact, i haven't even looked at the HTML version i posted the links to--but i know John Kim wouldn't have chosen to mirror it if it weren't good.

I don't know yet if i'm going to enter the contest--i'm working on a PDF version, but i may (1) not get it done by the deadline or (2) get too frustrated with the horrid organization of the source files, and give up.
 

Estlor

First Post
So let's see... if I can get the text finished by mid next week, that'll give me about seven working days to finish up and tweak the formatting before I turn it into a PDF.

Yeah, I'm both ahead and behind schedule :D
 

Sulaco

First Post
Another question.

Am I correct in assuming that August 31 is the deadline for entries and not the date you announce the winners.
 

Dimwhit

Explorer
Another question.

Am I correct in assuming that August 31 is the deadline for entries and not the date you announce the winners.

Correct. After Aug 31, the judges will look at everything. The winners will probably be announced a week or so into September.

As for whether samples can be posted or they need to be complete: I'm inclined to say they need to be complete. I know many people are working to have them all done. I think Conaill said it best:

I figure you can enter whatever you want. Of course, those entries with a complete SRD stand a much better chance of winning...

But anything can happen. :D
 

Conaill

First Post
Sulaco: yup, that's what "deadline" typically means.

How is everybody doing in terms of completing before the deadline? I haven't heard any overwhelming clamor to extend the deadline, but I guess that could be a possibility. Then again, I'm not the one organizing this competition...
 


Sulaco

First Post
Conaill said:
Sulaco: yup, that's what "deadline" typically means.

Of course, but it never hurts to ask.

I do hope that whatever the winner turns out to be it isn't just something that apes the look or style of the exisiting D&D/d20 books. I am getting pretty bored with the bog-standard "image border down the outside edge of the page" thing. It was something fresh when the 3e books did it, and SSS as pretty much the first 3rd-party d20 publisher put their own spin on it, but now every damn d20 product looks virtually identical.
 

Sulaco

First Post
stephenh said:
Well this is my first post anywhere on these boards... but here goes...

I have put a draft html version of the SRD at

http://home.earthlink.net/~shelsdo/srd/index.html

I hope this is of some use to someone...

Good work. I see you abide by the K.I.S.S. philosophy.

I'd suggest though that you use frames, with the second frame containing your Index file. It would make accessing the document and jumping around much easier.
 

Greybar

No Trouble at All
Stephenh: Nice. I particularly like that you have an index under work. For the web I'd probably want more info per page, but if I end up pulling into onto my Palm then I'll *love* the smaller pages. Different strokes for different applications, I guess.

Good going!

john
 

Plane Sailing

Astral Admin - Mwahahaha!
stephenh said:
Well this is my first post anywhere on these boards... but here goes...

I have put a draft html version of the SRD at

http://home.earthlink.net/~shelsdo/srd/index.html

I hope this is of some use to someone...

Cheers,
Steve

Nice work. I don't like the pervasive links of attributes to their referring pages (I'd never need to cross-ref them), but apart from that it is nicely organised. The tables are particularly interesting.

I'll have a go at converting your work into iSilo format for the PalmPilot and PPC and see how it goes.

Cheers
 


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