Hover Information Added To Gamer, Game and Achievement Links

By Rich Stone, 2 months ago

Hover Cards

After almost 10 years of site development, TrueAchievements now contains a vast amount of information and features. Much of that information is split out across various pages on the site, and it can be a pain to have to click through on links all the time to find basic information about a particular game, gamer or achievement.

To make things easier for you, we've just built and put live TA Hover Cards - summary information about the item behind a link.

Gamer hover cards

The first card can be seen by hovering over a gamer link anywhere on the site.
Gamer hover cards
You'll see their main site statistics, the game they are currently playing, and have buttons to message them or add them as a friend, or compare your games to theirs.

Game hover cards

Hovering over links for games that are not out yet, you will see an expected release date, and the latest news story about the game.
Pre-release hover cards

You can also subscribe to news about the game and add it to your wishlist from this card.

For games that have released, you'll see a lot more information, including the max TA, GamerScore and achievements, pricing for your region, and your own progress in the game if you have played it.
Game Hover Cards

If you hover over someone else's game link (for instance, on your friend feed), you'll also see their progress in the game.


Achievement hover cards

Hovering over a link to an achievement will show you its score information, as well as the game it's from and whether it has any solutions.
TA Hover Cards

You can also add and remove the achievement to your To-do list from this card.


Toast Notifications

As part of our ongoing effort to improve the usability of the site, we've added Toast notifications for many of these buttons, and we'll be adding them to more of our buttons in the coming weeks. We think they look pretty sweet:
Hover cards


Site Performance

Although I've been away at various games conventions over the last month (have a listen to the most recent Podcasts for more info), I've been running various tools to analyse the performance of the site, and over the last week I've made a host of improvements to speed of our main database. Those changes are now live, along with a load of other small devs that you can read about on the Site Updates page.
Rich Stone
Written by Rich Stone
Creator of TrueAchievements, TrueTrophies and TrueSteamAchievements. Writes site news and still finds time for the odd game here and there. Loves Racing games and Shooters, yet to be convinced that any RPG is worth the time investment!