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Title: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Deku Trombonist on April 11, 2019, 07:58:45 AM
Today, we celebrate NinSheetMusic's 15th birthday: Hip-hip hooray!

I wasn't too sure what to say but it got me thinking: 15 years is quite a long time for a website, especially one for video game sheet music. In that time, many vgm sheet music sites have come and gone, as have countless arrangers and performers. And yet somehow, despite our ups and downs, here we are still chugging along. I've been here for nearly 10 years, which isn't as long as some, but in that time many arrangers and performers have come through here. It's been a privilege to see them grow and in many cases, take what they've learned here and go on to do bigger and better things. Jamaha put it perfectly in a previous birthday post when he wrote: "It feels good to help people play music from the games they love." So here's to another 15 years and more!

Enough speeches, it's time for the champagne and presents! To celebrate our 15th birthday, we're unveiling our new site design! Yes it's been a long time coming but after months of work and plenty of revisions, it's finally here. A big thankyou to all the staff who road tested it and provided feedback. It wouldn't have been possible without you. We still have many more features and improvements on the to-do list so stay tuned for more in the future but for now I think I need a holiday!

Here's a brief run-down of the new features and general improvements.
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Nana1Popo2 on April 11, 2019, 08:22:39 AM
Amazing!!

Wonderful work to everyone who has contributed!
As well as the community that continues to grow.
Honestly, I'm speechless as to how great it all is!  :D
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: WaluigiTime64 on April 11, 2019, 08:30:45 AM
Woah this is cool.

Amazing work from the coding team, and all others who helped make this happen!

15 years... gosh.
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Dudeman on April 11, 2019, 09:47:44 AM
So happy that we finally get to show this off! Happy 15th, NSM! Here's to many more!
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Wolf on April 11, 2019, 09:55:15 AM
(Fireworks) Woohoo!!! Bappy Hirthday NSM! (Fireworks)
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Tobbeh99 on April 11, 2019, 10:43:13 AM
Wow, am I on the same site? ^^

Wow looked really different. Not my favorite color (if I'd express my opinion). I liked the sort of "warmer" colors of the previous design. But other than that, looks more professional, I guess you could say.
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: JulianSwegL0rd on April 11, 2019, 12:39:43 PM
DOPE! Nice work to everyone involved in this website! <3
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Sebastian on April 11, 2019, 02:39:31 PM
Awesome work! Thanks for your hard work and dedication to the site, Deku. : )
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: AmpharosAndy on April 11, 2019, 04:00:01 PM
will take a while to get used to but it's pretty groovy! what does the coloured bar thing mean? does it measure quality of sheet or sommat lel
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: mikey on April 11, 2019, 05:16:25 PM
Main site is same as zd, forums haven't changed look at all

Iiiiinteresting
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Code_Name_Geek on April 11, 2019, 05:49:18 PM
Woah this is so cool, happy birthday NSM!! Wonderful job to everyone who worked on this!! It's so nice to finally have a mobile-friendly layout too.
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 11, 2019, 07:25:38 PM
Happy birthday! The site is better on mobile now! Yay!
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: cashwarrior1 on April 11, 2019, 08:21:05 PM
Holy frickedy frack, I thought I was on a different website! lol
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Yug_Guy on April 11, 2019, 11:39:28 PM
Man, what a way to celebrate! You guys have done a fantastic job redesigning the site!
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Latios212 on April 11, 2019, 11:54:17 PM
Happy anniversary everyone! And many, many thanks to The Deku Trombonist who orchestrated this fine effort!
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: SuperMarina on April 11, 2019, 11:55:44 PM
New sections! New Xeno section (which I somehow missed from the last update)! I love this more than I did at surface level now, mobile is definitely my cup of tea.

The iconic wrists are no more though.
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Latios212 on April 11, 2019, 11:57:17 PM
The iconic wrists are no more though.
Haha we'll be following up with you guys soon regarding the site art - we wanted to wait until the redesign was out first.
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: SuperMarina on April 11, 2019, 11:58:06 PM
Haha we'll be following up with you guys soon regarding the site art

Can I get a yeehaw?
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Deku Trombonist on April 12, 2019, 12:02:49 AM
The iconic wrists are no more though.
They're on desktop. Cos who needs wrists on mobile haha.

will take a while to get used to but it's pretty groovy! what does the coloured bar thing mean?
Popularity, the same as those black bars we had before.
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Splatoon Inkling on April 12, 2019, 12:11:19 AM
Wow! Snazzy new looking site, now I like this!
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: BlackDragonSlayer on April 12, 2019, 12:33:23 AM
I miss the sidebar! It was so accessible!
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: swimswamit on April 12, 2019, 12:41:36 AM
Looks great guys, congrats!
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Sebastian on April 12, 2019, 01:34:34 AM
I miss the sidebar! It was so accessible!
If you click on quick browse, you'll see the whole list there. Also, console and arranger is an option.
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: cashwarrior1 on April 12, 2019, 01:55:43 AM
I'm really looking forward to see the top 5 sheets of the week/top 5 hidden gems! It'll be nice to see how it changes over time
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: BlackDragonSlayer on April 12, 2019, 01:56:47 AM
If you click on quick browse, you'll see the whole list there. Also, console and arranger is an option.
Eh, not sure how I feel about there being an extra step. It's not very intuitive or welcoming to newcomers.
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Splatoon Inkling on April 12, 2019, 02:43:16 AM
I love everything about it! Great job everyone! Happy birthday NSM! That's weird. My birthday is on the 22nd of December, and I'm 15. I'm older than NSM!
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: cashwarrior1 on April 12, 2019, 02:54:13 AM
Eh, not sure how I feel about there being an extra step. It's not very intuitive or welcoming to newcomers.
It can also be quite a bit overwhelming. I think the addition of the top 5 weekly sheets is a great way to welcome newcomers by offering a few suggestions. Otherwise newcomers won't know where to begin and will likely feel lost by having all that information. Now in terms of normal users, I only see a problem with initially entering the site, as you do have to take that extra step to get the list. However, if you are, lets say, 3/4 of the down the legend of zelda section, it is far more convenient to be able to simply click the drop down rather than having to scroll all the way back up. So, while there are some initial cons, I think the pros are far better.
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Splatoon Inkling on April 12, 2019, 09:28:49 PM
With Olimar taking his sheets to a different site most of the Splatoon Sheets have dissapeared.  :'( (Nothing wrong with him doing that, but newer people might not know.) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lqRt4IYpo_XX_XM4dQzkWFD65R5YTo39/view?usp=sharing
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Oronoco on April 12, 2019, 09:53:39 PM
The re-design is beautiful, and it will be much nicer to use on mobile now. Happy 15th, NSM, and thank you for your hard work!
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: LeviR.star on April 12, 2019, 10:36:17 PM
I'm a day late, but man oh man, is this awesome-looking! I'm not usually an advocate for change on little things, but I'm loving this new layout! It's truly a wonderful 15th birthday present!

Thanks to everyone involved in this! It's an honor being involved in this community.
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Splatoon Inkling on April 12, 2019, 10:59:09 PM
I'm a day late, but man oh man, is this awesome-looking! I'm not usually an advocate for change on little things, but I'm loving this new layout! It's truly a wonderful 15th birthday present!

Thanks to everyone involved in this! It's an honor being involved in this community.
Same. I generally don't like change, and I thought only the banner was gonna be redone. Nope! I was wrong and I'm glad as it looks much better and is more fun, interesting, and easy to look arounds. Cool new features with it as well. Best update ever. I gotta say you guys work hard, and I'm honored to be part of this awesome community.
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: AmpharosAndy on April 13, 2019, 10:40:59 AM
With Olimar taking his sheets to a different site most of the Splatoon Sheets have dissapeared.  :'( (Nothing wrong with him doing that, but newer people might not know.) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lqRt4IYpo_XX_XM4dQzkWFD65R5YTo39/view?usp=sharing
nobody with a more fitting name to arrange new versions innit
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Galactic on April 14, 2019, 12:21:03 AM
I totally dig most of this site update, but just a bit of constructive criticism (a.k.a. a paragraph of me being picky):

I agree that a warmer background color like the old one would feel a bit more home-y and casual.
The new way sheets are displayed when going down takes up a lot more space when scrolling and a lot less sheets are displayed at once as well.  Maybe if we display them in thinner lines like before with a modern font and look? 
Maybe if we re-added a sidebar on the left for quicker access to series?  (The quick access does alleviate this a bit.)

But seriously, I think it's great that you guys revitalized this site overall (the most popular sidebar is really cool)

Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Winter on April 15, 2019, 01:48:16 AM
15 years, really? That means I've been a user for over half the site's existence o_o

Nice work, Code Monkeys!! I can't wait to see more integration between the main site and forums!

Question, what makes a sheet qualify for top 5 hidden gems?
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Splatoon Inkling on April 21, 2019, 05:27:45 AM
Greetings NSM'ers!


Today I am writing to inform you of a new historic find which we have unearthed following months of exploratory work by the staff here at NinSheetMusic. Indeed, we have uncovered a missing section of the banner! This find will certainly rewrite the history books and we're very excited to be able to share the fruits of our labour with you today. But enough excitement from me, first let me explain how it was that we came upon this find.

It was a regular day in the NSM office: sheets were being checked, the mods were polishing the banhammer, I had just eaten my 64th banana for the day and Latios had fallen asleep in one of our many saunas. All of a sudden there was a loud cry... Bespinben had finally opened the Campbell's soup can!! ...hold on a minute, that doesn't sound right. Ahem, where was I? Oh yes, in a flurry of excitement, Latios came running and gathered everyone around. He said that a voice had spoken to him in a dream telling him that there was a missing section of the banner and that as the chosen one, it was his job to find the original Banner Tapestry and restore it to its rightful place. We weren't too sure at first, I mean the whole thing just sounded like some kind of prank. But Latios was truly convinced that the voice was real. He said it sounded deep and magnificent, like a voice from the heavens. Maybe even Morgan Freeman himself! Well that settled it: we would have to go on an expedition to find the original Banner Tapestry and solve the mystery. We consulted the maps and following the mysterious voice's instructions, we charted a course to a distant place across the seas known as Doko Cove. From there we would then go in search of the first Temple of NinSheetMusic.

So it was that on the 32nd of Demisember the staff of NinSheetMusic embarked on its inaugural archaeological expedition, with enough supplies of Belgian Cheese to last twelve months, courtesy of Concerto. After a teary farewell from Zeta and a performance of the Wind's Requiem conducted by Maestro, we set off with a favourable wind in our sails.

No journey is without its hiccups and ours was no different. A brief encounter with pirates almost put a premature stop to our voyage but we manned the cannons and defended our ship with honour. It turns out that Dudeman is quite the silver gunner! On a few occasions we almost ran straight into a maelstrom but he apologised for not looking where he was going.

Our arrival at Doko Cove marked the beginning of our journey into uncharted territory. From here on we would only have the voice of G-Han to guide us, channelled by our spirit guide Jamaha. So with our packs full and Jamaha comfortably relaxing in a portable sauna (it took four of us to carry him!!!) we pressed on into the dense jungle.

To cut an otherwise lengthy, protracted, extended, sprawling, prolonged, drawn out, unending, long-winded and somewhat repetitive story short, we did eventually find the temple. But when we searched inside, the tapestry wasn't there! It had gone! Vanished! All that endless wandering, all that Belgian cheese, and all those freezing nights with nothing to comfort us except our sheets, only to hit a dead end? No, it couldn't be, there had to be more. This wasn't some hideous Hollywood cliché, this was serious business. Fortunately the temple was quite comfy and rather well stocked so we just sat around and played Smash and had ourselves a grand ol' time. How did an ancient ruin on a deserted island come equipped with Smash, you wonder? Don't ask silly questions!

We did eventually decide that it was time to draw our expedition to a close and return home. The journey back was an uneventful one. We didn't see any pirates and we didn't even run into any maelstroms (oh dear, I hope we didn't leave him behind). Upon our return we were greeted by Zeta, who seemed unsurprised that our expedition was fruitless but we didn't think much of it. We were tired and just wanted to rest. That it is until a few days later when Latios called a secret meeting. He had remembered seeing a rainbow hair at the temple and suddenly it hit us all: there is only one person around here with rainbow hair...

Well the good news is that after some heavy interrogation by the mods and numerous threats of using the freshly polished banhammer, Zeta did eventually admit that she had the tapestry the whole time. Apparently she thought we were in need of some sunshine and fresh air after spending countless years up to our necks in sheets (Is Zeta suggesting that we smell? Preposterous! I assure you that we all smell absolutely divine. In fact, next month we will be unveiling our new name, NinSheetMusk).

With the mystery solved and the tapestry recovered we are proud to announce that we are finally able to display the full banner in all its glory! With 10 extra lines of never-before-seen pixels, I'm sure the NSM scholars will be hailing the significance of this find for many years to come. Who knew those hands had wrists? Unheard of. Simply mind boggling.


Once again I am truly excited to share this find with all of you today and I hope you will take the time to admire our newly updated banner.


Sincerely,
Splatoon Inkling
There. Now it's official.
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: WaluigiTime64 on April 21, 2019, 08:51:36 AM
wait that's plagiarism
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: LeviR.star on April 21, 2019, 02:17:37 PM
wait that's plagiarism

Spoiler
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Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Awesome_Brock on April 24, 2019, 12:28:58 AM
Cool! :D
Title: Re: NinSheetMusic's 15th Birthday! (+ New Layout)
Post by: Splatoon Inkling on April 24, 2019, 04:03:51 AM
I totally wrote it. Definitely not Deku.  ;)