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Community Spotlight, Week of 3-22-10

Life's unpredictable, and there's nothing better than a week with almost no internet access to teach you that. From this week on the Community Spotlight will be posted on Saturday instead of Friday, which will help ensure it gets out when it's supposed to.  

Community of the Week
I'm happy to announce that Elite Tactical Gamer is our Community of the Week! The website was created by Gazac and caters to those who enjoy first person shooters.
This website is a great example of how customizable websites built on the Spruz platform are. With a little CSS knowhow it's possible to make your site stand out from the rest. Small changes like the navigation buttons moving when they're clicked on give the site just that much more personality. If you look at the rest of the home page you'll see plenty of other examples, such as the "ETG Blog" and "Recent Posts" elements having a unique header to help draw attention to them. Customization may take some time, but it's well worth it!
Congratulations to Gazac and all the Elite Tactical Gamer community! Stop by their introduction page to learn more about the site. You can also stop by their topic requesting feedback on the new design.
This marks the halfway point for the Spruz Community Competition. There are still three more sites that will be featured, so if you'd like a shot at it post an introduction that follows the guidelines we've provided.
Suggestion of the Week
This week's suggestion is fragnoli's. He recommends that each member be given their own RSS feed which others can subscribe to if they like a specific writer. Sites with several writers would certainly benefit from this as users would only be alerted to content they know they'll want to read. If you have any more ideas on how it can be improved stop on in the thread and share it with the rest of the community.
Tip of the Week
This week's tip is one that was posted a while back but that I'm sure many users will find helpful, and explains how to get out of CSS mode. If you switch into "CSS Mode" (an advanced option that makes it easier to customize your site with CSS) it makes it impossible to use the regular editing features found under "Customize" in the "Appearance" tab. Generally it's impossible to get out of this mode, but one member has found a way to change it if you entered CSS mode and realized it wasn't what you wanted.

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