- Keep It Small, Stupid. The site's CSS and index must always
be under 1.44 MiB - anything more than that, and you're creating a site that will
certainly take a while to load on slower connections. Exceptions include anything in the
archives (e.g. zips et al.) and Ongaku. Additions may include images and basic JS scripts
- though from the move to Iteration 6, most images have generally been removed in favor
of a more text-oriented experience, save for a page such as Ongaku.
- Cross-platform. Starflyers utilizes two basic mobile-specific meta
declarations to make it ever-so-decently friendly with Android browsers. Surprisingly
enough, these actually function quite well up to the point where browsing on mobile is
mostly comfortable and bug-free. In spite of this, however, occasional padding and
width-related issues tend to occur.
- Maintain stability. Starflyers has moved onto the Soda platform
since the 27th of April, 2019. This gives Starflyers as a whole more freedom and
stability, thanks to root permissions allowing for easier package installation and
occasional maintenance, and a guaranteed longer uptime thanks to its ENVC function as
declared by VELOCiTY (Easily Nukable Virtualization Container), which means that
if soda does inevitably fuck up somewhere, it can easily be nuked and rebuilt
in no time.
- Short, sweet and simple. Subsites should, ideally, have no more than
two characters in their directory's name. These should also be connected to their respective
content in some form or way. For a few examples, see:
This usually makes remembering several site names somewhat easier and keeps
verbosity at a minimum, which is imperative to Starflyers' attempt at being as minimal as
it can get.
tv/ - The Vidya
st/ - Public Service Statements
up/ - Kaikaku, the Update Log
- Starflyers is generally an archive of various items, hosted mainly to make
downloading said items easier and more efficient. Doomlective, for example, acts as a much
more straightforward way of fetching several Doom WADs rather than having to dig through
abandonware sites or getting it from /vr/'s MEGA. Alternatively, archives such as OPD
and Retroless simply exist as a way of conserving things I found to be quite neat - but
that doesn't nullify the whole easy-to-fetch factor. That's just a bonus in their cases.
- Starflyers is directly affiliated with Private Void Enterprises, whose help and
support has led to several projects, some of which have been applied to Starflyers itself.
As such, Starflyers supports Private Void Enterprises as a legal, trustworthy company whose
services have a tried-and-tested quality with stable uptime.
- The content hosted on Starflyers is legal unless stated otherwise.
Doomlective and Retroless are mostly abandonware material, The Vidya is a /v/ project, etc.
For any kind of legal trouble et al., please contact me either at my main mail or over at my alternate mail, whichever works first.