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The premise for the website was born early in 2005, after finding a new found love for Manhunt and there being nowhere on the Internet to further delve into or discuss the game we became frustrated at the lack of online resources for the title. At the time, I was still a University student, as my studies were partly graphic and web based media the idea of making a Manhunt website suddenly went from idea to concept and by March of the year there was finished version of the site.

Those same studies also meant that the site was to remain dormant until October; we uploaded part of the website to a free Geocities account, the following month the site was picked up by the ‘Games Devotion Network’.

The problem we now faced was that the site had no official title, as it was never actively planned to be published no tagline was ever thought of. With increasing pressure from our host- to-be the title ‘Manhunt Uncut’ was quickly thought up, the idea behind the title was a play on the concept of there being an edited version of Manhunt in existence, which is the (false) claim of many.

On November 20th 2005 the site went online, the forums were created and the first news post was published, the site was officially live and members began to post and spread word of the site. Within a single week we had 30 members posting on the message forums.

Due to complications with our site host we decided to go at it on our own and on March 09th 2007 we registered the domain Project Manhunt. We spent the days following converting all the site content from one server to another before finally launching the site on March 31st 2007.

In changing servers and domain name we unfortunately lost all of our achievements we had obtained while known under that banner but what we gained was creative freedom and a more appropriate title.

Version 1
Version 1
Created: March 2005
Launched: -
Time On-Line: -
Designed by: Pogo
Content by: Pogo, Lazlow
The actual design of this layout is unfortunately lost at current time. What you see above is a rough approximation of how the site looked. The first thing you will notice is how everything is addressed as though it is taken from a film, such as 'cast and crew', this theme was continued all through these sites design. The colouring was also significantly different from what was used on the forthcoming designs. The primary purpose of this design was to be used as a personal archive of Manhunt information; this is very evident from looking at the design as it is not particularly web friendly and is more inapt for say CD-ROM or for storage on your own computer.
Version 2
Version 2
Created: June 2005
Launched: 11-20-2005
Time On-Line: 5 months, 11/05 - 03/06
Designed by: Pogo
Content by: Pogo, Lazlow
Additional Headers:
Banner 01
Banner 02
This was the first version of the site to be used publicly; it went through various little changes. Such as the logo being added, then it was changed to a Christmas banner, followed by a complete overhaul. The actual menu even changed around four times, and the reason behind this was that some of the page titles were a little misleading. The content and way in which it was displayed was also altered through time, such as the table format, colouring and backgrounds. Sections where also added, including the trivia and features section.
Version 3
Version 3
Created: March 2006
Launched: 03-27-2006
Time On-Line: 11 months, 03/06 - 02/07
Designed by: Pogo
Content by: Pogo, Lazlow
Additional Headers:
Banner 01
Banner 02
Banner 03
 
After 5 months of altering the content it was finally decided to go ahead and create a new design in order to deal with many of the problems that had been popping up. Many concepts where created and tested before settling on what you currently see, the primary objectives with this layout where to create a more user friendly, interactive, content full website that would be easy to update thus being able to be kept on-line for a longer period of time.
Version 3.5
Version 3.5
Created: February 2007
Launched: 02-09-2007
Time On-Line: 4 months, 02/07 - 06/10
Designed by: Pogo
Content by: Pogo, Lazlow
As soon as Manhunt 2 was announced we had to think about getting a newer version of the site online, and as quickly as possible, the old layout was working so in order to save time we decided to just enhance it rather than start from scratch. We have titled this version 3.5 since we don't believe it was a big enough change to warrant being version 4 but was a significant amount of work so it is the mid way point.
Version 3.75
Version 3.75
Created: February 2007
Launched: 03-31-2007
Time On-Line: 3 months, 03/07 - 06/10
Designed by: Pogo
Content by: Pogo, Lazlow
Due to complications with our site host we decided to part ways and host the site by ourselves, along the way we had to change the domain name from Manhunt Uncut to Project Manhunt. As all the versions up until this point were under the Manhunt Uncut banner it meant that there was conflict in content and imagery on the site. The changes were minimal and mostly consisted of removing ties to Manhunt Uncut, including advertisements and dead page space as inflicted by our previous host.
Version 4
Version 4
Created: June 2007
Launched: 06-10-2007
Time On-Line: - months, 06/07 - 00/00
Designed by: Pogo
Content by: Pogo, Lazlow
The goal with version four of the site was to redo the whole site, we wanted to remove all ties and limitations that remained in place due to our previous host. This meant a complete redesign, a new colour scheme and page format, the approach taken was to try and make the site more future proof, translated: easier to update. Along the way we further categorised the site so to appear less intimidating to first time visitors.
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