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Yes - fantastic!    
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I would prefer to see them    
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Not bothered    
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Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies) JavaScript pop-up games (Read 8570 times)
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Re: JavaScript pop-up games
Reply #18 - 02/15/03 at 07:26:50
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I would also like to add my thanks for thje return of the pop-up games. This way the entire opening-studying process can go much quicker!
Thanks again chesspublishing.com!  Smiley
  
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Re: JavaScript pop-up games
Reply #17 - 02/10/03 at 21:55:06
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    I'd like to add my thanks for the return of the pop-up games!   I'm one of those who reads chesspublishing for interest rather than for serious study, and I always liked the easy access of the pop-ups.  One minor suggestion- might it be possible to add a button to the pop-up screen that would automatically bring up the next game in the update?

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Reply #16 - 02/10/03 at 14:29:31
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Why don't you use the left and right arrows on the keyboard, it is much quicker! Wink
  
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Reply #15 - 02/10/03 at 10:47:48
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Indeed, I like the Javagames, Cheesy but a small problem seems to be the low speed with which you can replay the games. CrySometimes I get stuck and I have to click twice before I can continue. Maybe it is my mouse? The old games were much faster.
  
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Re: JavaScript pop-up games
Reply #14 - 02/09/03 at 00:42:30
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Great and quick job!! It's awesome to have a responsive team that does features on the fly and not taking several years to introduce new/old stuff. You are doing great job. Keep it up and I am sure that the whole world chess community will soon be crawling around ChessPublishing.com.
  
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Re: JavaScript pop-up games
Reply #13 - 02/08/03 at 16:06:47
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Well, you can't say we don't listen to our subscribers! Wink
You asked for the JS games back, and here they are, as promised - we hope you like them!
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Re: JavaScript pop-up games
Reply #12 - 01/14/03 at 03:55:56
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I must say I agree with this last post - although the JS games are of little interest to 'serious' players, I thought that removing them took some of the 'clickability' or a little of the fun out of the site. Sad
I think that we will definitely bring them back within the next week or two.
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Reply #11 - 01/12/03 at 18:11:46
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For someone that is "serious" about using Chess Publishing, there probably isn't a need for Java pop-up games.

For myself, I find that I'm not using the site as much as I used to.

There's quite a few steps to downloading and viewing the PGN games. Before (with pop-up games), I'd visit on a whim and peruse games that were interesting. Now, it's an effort (albeit minor), that I often forego Smiley

With the pop-up games, I'd eventually hit all the sections during the month. That's not happening now. 




  
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Reply #10 - 01/12/03 at 13:53:31
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Yes, the way it is setup right now is absolutely aceptable and useful. I also download pgn files and play through them.

If there is any improvements and changes in the future in current structure, downloadable pgn files are the must in any case!!

PS: I never print the pdf eBook Smiley But that's me...
  
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Reply #9 - 01/12/03 at 04:42:40
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Hi everyone,
This conversation about pop-up JS games seems to have strayed over into one about eBooks!
Firstly, we did consider a ChessBase-style eBook where you could click on the games and a board would open with the game in, but this would only be feasible using the Chessbase propriatory format, as there would be little point the games opening unless it was in a Chessbase board, and it thus was possible to analyse them, use Fritz, etc. Otherwise, it would be simpler to use the PGN ChessBase Guides with the respective games. The two reasons we didn't were (apart from possible problems with ChessBase): that we would lose the big advantages of PDF files, that they print nicely and are completely cross-platform, and it would also take an enormous amount of work each month! At the moment we have to update hundreds of chapters in 40/50 eBooks each month, without having to connect all the game references to the various games. I did write a CD for ChessBase once (on the Classical Sicilian) in just this format and I found it was very unwieldy, indeed. Sad
Anyway, it was because of this that we included the eBooks as PGN files so that once downloaded it was possible to play through a 'chapter' on ChessBase in one window, whilst playing through the various games in another window. At least, that it is the way I use them!
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Reply #8 - 01/10/03 at 10:37:19
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I never actually had any Chessbase Opening CDs but I heared a lot about them and i think to kinda replicate their structure onto the ChessPublishing eBooks is not a bad idea at all.

Instead of CDs though, it would be one downloadable file that after unzipping will become a folder with all needed files and all of them would be appropriately connected to make sure there is a smooth linkage between teh text, games, etc.

Well, it's not something that can be done within a day anyhow Smiley So I suspect if this idea (or the combination of above once) comes to reality one day it will take much time to design it that way.

On a side note (or the main note?),I found those JS pop-ups in old updates on teh webiste and found them really usefull for quick check trhough the updates details and games. So, I guess I would join all those people voting to bring it back Wink
  
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Re: JavaScript pop-up games
Reply #7 - 01/10/03 at 08:30:07
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Whilst I like the e-books to some extent it is a bit awkward having to switch from e-book to chess publisher and then to chessbase for lines other than those in updates. If possible one solution would be the books done as in chessbase cds with a text introduction and actual links rather than just references to all relevant games. Aside from this I thought the java based pop up games were great and it is a shame they were taken off, they allowed for an easy way of quickly browsing different lines.
  
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Reply #6 - 01/08/03 at 06:18:41
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No, if the JS games come back they would be in addition to everything else Smiley We will see what we can do about adding the changed chapters to the download pages.
Thanks for your input!
  
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Re: JavaScript pop-up games
Reply #5 - 01/07/03 at 13:44:43
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I would also like to see the PGN included with the eBook. A delta-version (with only the updated pages & games in PGN) for the eBook would be appreciated. Keep up the good work !

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Re: JavaScript pop-up games
Reply #4 - 01/07/03 at 07:28:02
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I'd love to see the JavaScript games come, back. But would the this do away with the eBooks because I love them too  Smiley The PGN ChessPub Guides on the same page as the eBooks sounds like a good idea.
  

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Reply #3 - 01/07/03 at 04:22:12
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Incidentally, Max, and any other subscribers who've only joined this last year, you can check-out the JS games by going to an older update (in 'Previous Updates')
  
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Reply #2 - 01/07/03 at 04:19:43
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It is an interesting idea, I would like to know how other subscribers feel about this - would they like to be able to download the PGN ChessPub Guides on the eBooks download page, and if so would they prefer to download the whole book, or just the modified chapters?
  
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Reply #1 - 01/06/03 at 09:34:31
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Too bad I was not there yet at the time the JavaScript games were still on the site. So, I can't really judge.

As far as eBooks go, I think they are awesome with pgn's play-through. Maybe something like a hybrid version of eBook and pgn can be created for more intuitive interactive learning/studying. Or maybe appropriate pgn play-through should be included along with the eBook download in order to save some time after downloading the eBook and then going to ChessPub to find those play-through pgn files for that particular eBook. For example, one eBook consists of C00-02 & A08... so, that particular download should be a zip file containing pdf eBook itself and those C00-02 & A08 pgn files. So, when someone downloads an eBook, it comes along with appropriate pgn files. However, the way it works right now is sufficient enough as well.

Well, just my thoughts on the fly Smiley
  
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JavaScript pop-up games
01/06/03 at 06:17:55
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The JavaScript games were discontinued when the eBooks were introduced, but it is possible to have an improved version of them if the demand is sufficiently high. Undecided
  
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