What are we doing?

So, I haven’t updated the list in a long time, and the site is still up, so what are we doing?

Well, I’ve been focusing my time on promoting the Facebook page, and we recently hit 700 likes. That’s pretty neat. But what then?

Well, I’m looking to recruit another admin to assist with the website updating. I’ve done all the work to make it super easy, so pretty much anyone can do it, it just takes up a bit of time.

So, if you want to get involved in the site, and become an admin, message here, or on the facebook page. Until then, most of everything will be on the facebook page anyway.

~J

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It’s SO DAMN 3D | Weekly Round-up #3

Welcome to week 3 of our LoLSkinList round-up!

Things are still pretty slow on the website side of things, but our social media growth is pretty darn awesome. Thanks to all the newcomers to LoLSkinList!

Our featured artwork… isn’t artwork this week. Instead, it’s a 3D render of Volcanic Fizz, done by Dragon7350.

This is just a screenshot, click Here to be taken to the original.

volcanic fizz

As for other news, we’re steadily increasing our social media followings which is cool. Here’s to more growth!

Remember to keep up to date on our Facebook and Twitter pages for more awesome whenever we find it. See you guys next time!

~J

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Starting small :3 | Weekly Round-up #2

Welcome to week 2 of our LoLSkinList round-up!

We’ve had a fair few submissions so far, which is  pretty cool. The main thing we’re finding is that people want more blood moon skins. I agree, and we’ll be slowly getting those out on the list.

Our featured artwork for the week is something we found from Kiremeister, titled Time Batter Ekko.
Time Batter Ekko
On the recruiting side, things have been pretty slow. A lot of people want to lend a hand which is awesome, but we’re yet to get any interest from international audiences ( NA / EU ) which kinda sucks. Oh well.

Remember to keep up to date on our Facebook and Twitter pages for more awesome whenever we find it. See you guys next time!

~J

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Looking back, and Looking forward

We launched just under a week ago, and it’s about time I  recollected my thoughts for you guys.

My aim was to get some international attention, so we can spread this concept across multiple regions. I took to Reddit, as it’s a community that usually loves ideas like this, but sadly, our voice was drowned out. We did get a bit of traffic, but because we didn’t get trending, we fell short. I don’t regret trying, Reddit is pretty awesome. When I posted around my local groups, we got a lot of local traffic, however we’re a pretty small region.

What we need now, is two things. Firstly, is more staff. It’s currently just me here. I’ve had one or two people contact the page willing to help out, and I’m hoping to hear back from them. The thing is, they are all locals. We need to reach international waters.

Secondly, we need more international attention. I’m hoping that if we get staff going in additional regions, we can market that to get us known a bit. That’s the hope, anyway.

I thank you guys for hanging out with us in our early days. Here’s to future success!

~J

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What’s up, Reddit?

reddit

If you want to skip the bullcrap, click on the “Skin List” link above to get going.

For the rest of you, I’d like to say, Welcome to the Skin List!

For  a full look at what we’re doing, feel free to check the “About” section. Here’s the introductory TL;DR of the purpose and history of the lol skin list.

The LoL Skin List is aiming to be a central hub for ideas people, artists, and designers. We take all the cool concepts the community ( that’s you! ) come up with, and file them in an easy(ish) to use list for all to see. Artists get the chance to submit their artwork for the list, and even catch inspiration from our amass of suggestions that might not have artwork yet.

Now we’re nowhere near complete. There’s THOUSANDS of awesome concepts out there, and we’ll eventually grow to have most of them, but for now when it’s just me running things, with a slight help from a friend or two here and there, we’re starting off small.

If you want to see us grow, and you don’t feel like applying for an administrator position, just throw suggestions at us using the suggest a skin form. GG EZ

Where we began

The Skin List began on the North American forums, a little while before OCE got it’s own server. Once that happened, the list migrated to where barely anyone would see it. After reaching maximum characters on two posts, we moved to an independent community page on a local eSports news website DuoQueue, but this ain’t no eSports. I didn’t want a lot of passion and work to go to waste, so it sat on my to do list for some time.

Two weeks ago, I found the list again, and worked on it a bit, but it was still a side project with no real audience or attention. Then a week ago, I decided, screw it, let’s see where this can actually go. I invested the next few days in to migrating and optimising the list ( you can see my progress on the home page posts I made, addressed to noone ). Eventually, the list became solid, and ready for human consumption ( yes, you ).

I was hesitant about releasing the list when it’s still pretty small, but at least now we can all build on it together! I wanted to post to Reddit first, because it’s a pretty awesome community. Besides, if Reddit can get behind a challenger team, they can get behind awesome skin concepts. Anyone can suggest a skin every now and then, but if you have passion and skills that you want to get on board, you can check out the Admin Application page.

also, putting a link back to the comments section of reddit Here, just in case people ( like me ) want to go back, for whatever reason. I also have to give a shoutout to reddit user /u/theKonster , the original creator of the LoL themed snoos in the above image. Much love to that guy.

Enjoy the site, guys!
~Jason

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LoLSkinList Officially LAUNCHED!

Welcome to week 1 of our LoLSkinList round-up!

We’d usually include a few artworks and ideas each week that have been added to the list. But for our announcement post, I think it’d be best to just let you all explore the website, and discover new stuff!

Remember, we’re an open community. If you submit something, odds are it’ll eventually get added to the list. Make a suggestion Here!

To keep up to date, Like and Follow us on Facebook and Twitter respectively. You can contact us from there, or from our Contact an Admin form, for all miscellaneous hello’s and such. If you want to be more involved with the list, you can check out the Admin Application page, and see if you can fit somewhere.

That’s all for this week, but we’ll be ninja updating the list, and will bring you another ( likely more action packed ) update next week, when people start caring about us!

~J

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Final Steps!

Alright, I’m trying to finalise everything, because I’m looking forward to the release soon™.

Social Media icons are done, and our favicon is done ( thanks to a graphics friend ) and next up is tidying up our backgroud image to look a bit more natural. Also contacted one or two artists, here’s hoping one or two of them want to get on board, for a bit of international support.

Also doing some final closed beta testing of the list and it’s functionality, after a friend pointed out it has a flaw or two still. Gonna try get this right.

Remember, I’m no web designer, I’m just a guy with an awesome idea that wants it to work.

~J

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I liked those ideas.

I liked those ideas, and after beta testing the idea, it ended up being pretty popular with my friends and test subjects. The hard part was applying it to 120ish champions. That’s a lot of coding. I really didn’t think I’d end up having to do so much.

Just know, I do know a fair bit of coding stuff, enough for formatting articles, nicely, but I’ve never had to do that much in one day. I played 2 games of LoL, and had dinner. The rest of my entire day was spent on applying this new feature. Now that the work is done, it’s not going anywhere, so hopefully I don’t have any better, more adventurous plans in the coming weeks.

Yeah, I’m pretty confident to launch the website now. All I need is social media icons from a friend, and we’re good.

~J

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Options & Ideas

So, the list is ready for launch. There’s 3 ideas I’ve got that I’m not sure how they’ll go.

1. Champion Icons on list.

Next to each Champion, there will be a picture of the champion. Just a small 32×32 icon ( half as big as the facebook and twitter icons on the side )

2. Champion Icons as links.

We currently have a sorting system that allows you to select a letter, and you jump down to that letter on the list. We can probably replace this with an array of champion icons, that link down to the champion represented. Again, small icons.

3. Back to Top.

There’s currently a thing at the top of the browser that brings you to the top of the page, but not everyone would see it. Wanted to put in an option below each champion’s skins to return to top. Think I might save that one for when the list is larger.

I’m gonna ask a few friends what they think. Get back to y’all.

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Progress & To Do

Alright, made a lot of progress in less than 48 hours. Social media is all set up, set up databases and forms for suggesting champions, and contacting the admin team directly, as well as applications to be a part of the admin team.

We’re looking for a lot of roles, yes, because if we have a large number of people all doing small things to help out, it will make everyone’s life a little easier. Additionally, having people with specific talents is a great way to spread a complex work load on to the specialists, or even have the specialists teach other staff how to do their job.

We’ve also got the list copied over. It hasn’t been updated in like, three months. Going to go through my bookmarks for a few skin pictures I found, and add them to the list. After that, all we need is a few graphics and we’re good to go!

~Jason

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