This offseason has seen me take the time to clean up a lot of the small issues that had arisen through two iterations of constant development. As such, some of the changes may not be obvious to the casual user. However, this step has been necessary to ensure that bugs and issues don't stay in the portal for the long term.
So without further delay, here is a shortlist of some of the changes and additions made to the portal:
Player comparison - This functionality will show you two player's attributes compared side by side. It will also display basic player details such as age, position and contract details. In order to use this functionality, you must be logged in to the portal. You then access the first player you wish to compare and click the arrows icon under the player picture. From here, select either slot. Then head to the second player page and in the dropdown, you select the player to compare to.
Player roles - This allows individual users to apply weightings to certain attributes for each role contained within FHM2 e.g. Offensive Forward. To enable the functionality, head to your Manage Account page after logging in and click the activate button. This will then enable you to edit mappings for each role. Once you change the weighted attributes, you can then view scores on each individual player page or on a team roles page to compare within a particular squad.
Icons - To tie together the entire site, icons have been added to the majority of pages and tied in to the icons utilised within the menus.
Player page - The top level tabs have been relocated to just above the section of the page they control (Skills, Stats and Development). The chart section has been redesigned to enable quick access to a selection of player information including the aforementioned roles, injury, current stats and awards.
User notifications - Last year, we promised to have the notifications working but it didn't quite work out. Now, any players on your team or your favourites list will generate a notification to your User Dashboard for every injury sustained or development undertaken.
All player tables - Within the Links menu at the top of the page, there are now pages which show the majority of active players in the game world along with a portion of their attributes.
Export tracker - When uploading files, you can now make sure that your file is successful or check the date/time of your last file uploaded.
Awards - Any voted awards in the iNHL forum are now displayed both on a player's page and on a team's page. Nominations and winners receive a trophy highlighting their excellent play.
Bug fixes - A significant number of bugs have now been resolved. Some still remain and will continue to be ironed out.
Welcome to version 2.0 of the portal.
I have recreated all of the basic functionality available on the original portal and have added some new items:
Sortable tables - available on all stat pages!
User registration - save your favourite leagues, teams and players in a handy menu.
Individual styles - select one of a variety of "skins" for the portal to change up the look.
User homepage - Easy tracking of development and stats for all your favourite players in one place
Notifications - With each upload, you will be notified of new injuries and development to your own team's players and those on your favourites list.
Depth charts - easy and simple drag and drop functionality
Team stats - Accumulated team stats over recent years