Making Websites with Construct 2

  • What I am going to do for my website is code the main page (index) in regular html (in Expression Web) and use C2 to design my menus and anything else one would normally do in flash. My music website (www.philipcomposer.com) uses old-school frames and div and a cheap-looking flash menu made in CoffeeCup Flash Menu Builder; each frame on the index links to a different html doc . I am no good with code (e.g. flash) so I'm going to use C2.

    Maybe with HTML5 we'll see a resurgence in frames and div tags. So the web crawlers will be able to find the index.html page, which is comprised of a combination of regular HTML and also HTML5.

    I'd suggest looking into CSS3. Super powerful, should give everything you need to build any kind of menu, faster and more accessible than JS.

  • Why would google penalize you if the content is there?

    http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66353

  • I?m doing a full browser game in Construct 2 and I need to say there are many problems but if you fixed them with own plugins one time its such easy.

    I could spawn now websites like (I don't know but fast :D).

    But what you really should know, without PHP for the back end you have no chance. I also have a search function but this works with PHP and a database..

  • Since this thread has been bumped, I would like to reiterate my previous post from April. Construct 2 is a game engine, not a website designer, and we do not recommend you use it to design websites. There are lots of disadvantages to using Construct 2 for websites such as making it incredibly difficult to get a good Google ranking.

  • Try Construct 3

    Develop games in your browser. Powerful, performant & highly capable.

    Try Now Construct 3 users don't see these ads
  • Ashley I appreciate you getting back to me on on a thread with a similar topic. I did discover that I could embed a game into a collapse able div using jquery. I doubt I would want to use this for heavy duty navigation or to store content. However with C2's awesome power you can totally transform a website. I'm working on a banner for my website using C2 with light interactivity. I'm tapping into C2 because, from my artistic viewpoint its possibilities are only constrained by the limits of your own imagination.

    I do have a little question though.. I see one of the posters is a pro web designer. I was wondering how many other folks posting here have any prior experience with web coding?

    Ash back at you again. I'd try this but really busy now. As I managed to put that game in the div with Jquery. I was wondering if there would be much conflict with more that one game on a page? Say using a separate games for the banner and sidebar?

  • I decided to try my hand at making that banner I was talking about, and got crazy with the shaders.Acid Flashback

  • haha...nice.

    grabbed you.

  • This is where my current progress has arrived at sportstarscreenprinting.com.au

    I plan on further developing this site within Construct 2 contrary to Ash's advice, not as a sign of rebellion or unappreciation but as I do believe in the work they are doing and that with the previously mentioned adjustments crawling completed project's content will no longer be an issue.

    I do wonder why each layout is not currently being exported as an individual html page as this would make the process a lot easier and would mean that the content did not have to be embedded in a single iframe.

    **or at least the option to export projects in individual html files per layout**

    Either way the tools mentioned will not only benefit the web developers using C2 but the entire community.

  • ........ It doesn't export as individual html files because Construct 2 is made for games, not websites. A game wouldn't work if each layout were its own page

  • This is where my current progress has arrived at sportstarscreenprinting.com.au

    I plan on further developing this site within Construct 2 contrary to Ash's advice, not as a sign of rebellion or unappreciation but as I do believe in the work they are doing and that with the previously mentioned adjustments crawling completed project's content will no longer be an issue.

    I do wonder why each layout is not currently being exported as an individual html page as this would make the process a lot easier and would mean that the content did not have to be embedded in a single iframe.

    **or at least the option to export projects in individual html files per layout**

    Either way the tools mentioned will not only benefit the web developers using C2 but the entire community.

    I think C2 is ment to be as a game editor, not to be as an html-editor. I suppose it`s not scrirras first intention to compete with notepad, aptana, dreamweaver...

    BEsides, looking to your website makes me wonder, if you ever heard about SEO. Dont get me wront, it`s really great you built a site by your own and it`s not too bad at all.

    But it looks like you try to make business there. If so, you really, really should re-think your web-strategy. If you`re not to deep into webdesign, you should have a look at a templates-store (e.g. themeforest) or contact people, who can help you with this.

  • Everyone looking for an easy to use CMS should look no further than Google Blogger. It's flexible, easy to use and integrates well with Google Webmaster Tools.

    It's only apparent downside is the lack of server side language support. This, however, can easily be circumvented through the use of a custom host + FTP + some knowledge of PHP or, better yet, Python. Another option would be Google's very own App Script, which works quite well with stuff like custom contact forms, maps or RSS feeds.

    Jax

    "site:sportstarscreenprinting.com.au" is all I had to put inside Google search to see that your site isn't even indexed. The use of the DIV element plugin probably wouldn't change that either. Construct2 (or any other pure JS/HTML5 approach, for that matter) really isn't meant for websites.

  • Val You just have to be aware that shaders don't work in IE, so a chunk of customers won't see it the same.

  • Blinx123 HTML5 sites work fine, it's having everything in the canvas that causes indexing to fail. Standard pure HTML5 would index just like html 4, just not content rendered via canvas. But to your point, all C2 content is in the canvas, so if you use C2 for the whole content, then yes, it will not be indexed.

  • Jax all content from C2 is rendered inside a single canvas control on one page. Layouts in C2 are just scenes in the same canvas so there is no way to have them as separate pages outside of creating multiple projects (one for each page). That is also why it wont be search indexed, indexers can't index content inside a canvas. With the delay in page render as the canvas loads, I don't see what advantage C2 is giving you as a web design tool? There is nothing there that couldn't be done with straight HTML.

    Not trying to be negative. Just trying to find what you think the advantage is here?

  • ,

    Yeah I gave up on bending backwards (or was it over?) all the time to modify code to please I.E. However I guess they are gaining popularity...eeewwwweee! They have been a thorn in web developers sides since inception!

Jump to:
Active Users
There are 1 visitors browsing this topic (0 users and 1 guests)