arrowOS 6.5 “Snow Leopard”

Speed, Stability, Security

Last Updated 11/24/18

Overview: A new look for a new age. Arrowbotics Online Services (arrowOS) Snow Leopard is the most ambitious modernization of the website yet. We have redesigned and modernized the site once again, including a new advanced home page, several page redesigns, along with many other content enhancements. This is the largest visual overhaul to the site, but more updates are to come!

Update 6.5: This update ambitiously updates our content to 2019. Additionally, we are using a fundamentally new page framework to support dynamic content formatting with multiple device types.

 

Major Update List:

Update 6.5 

  • Page Framework V.7.0 recently updated!
  • WebFirewall V.5.5
  • CDN V.4.0 recently updated!
  • SSL Encryption V.2.4
  • SEO V.2.5
  • Parallax V.2.1
  • Backups V.2.0

 

Full Updates Changelog:

6.5.0 (beta: build 81)

  • Page Updates
    • Added “Privacy Policy” page to clearly describe our data collection policies
    • Re-organized “Website” page and sub-pages
  • Page Framework V.7.0
    • Updated website globally to support Bootstrap 4
    • Update theme CSS/JS/HTML files
    • Multiple tweaks and bug fixes to global content
  • SSL Encryption V.3.0
    • Now requiring TLS 1.2 connection minimum to our network for enhanced security
    • Added Brotli HTTPS and TLS 1.3+0RTT encrypted page compression
    • Added and implemented support for dynamic // HTTPS protocol globally on the website
  • General Changes
    • Set default font-size to 16px to be larger and more optimized for mobile devices
    • Set navigation item tap-targets larger to appear more clickable and friendly
    • Optimizations to Jetpack plugin modules and integration to website
    • Added improved login validation and login system for “Members” page
    • Improved WordPress database optimization with user roles and tables
    • Removed search feature due to its lack of necessity in the website
    • Removed “Past Versions” page with content merge to “What’s New” page
  • GM Bug Fixes
    • Fixed issue tasing all pages to appear oddly for logged in users
    • Fixed issue causing parallax headers to be too tall on all devices
    • Fixed global issue causing navigation pills to not work on all devices
    • Fixed global issue causing navigation pills not to format well on mobile devices
    • Fixed issue causing multi-layer navigation tabs not to function on all devices
    • Fixed font resizing/coloring issues on pages globally
    • Fixed the missing thumbnails issue on the “Sponsor Us” page
    • Fixed the issue with Jetpack Stats cookie installed slowing browsing speed
    • Fixed video display issues on all YouTube embeds
    • Fixed title display changes on multiple pages
    • Fixed thumbnail display issues on homepage content
    • Fixed issue not encrypting select images via SSL Encryption update
    • Fixed issue with external encrypted content via SSL Encryption update
    • Fixed issue with editor panel not encrypting certain content

 

Supported Browsers:

(As of arrowOS 6.5 release) This website is designed to support most modern desktop and mobile browsers. However, because we use TLS and HSTS encryption standards some legacy browsers will have difficulties displaying the website. We officially support the following browsers and their minimum versions as follows:

  • Safari (7+)
  • Firefox (27+)
  • Chrome (38+)
  • Edge (13+)
  • IE (11+)

 

Next Updates:

Please Note: All of these updates are experimental and under development; please contact us to let us know of any bugs and issues or to suggest improvements.

6.5.1 (alpha: build 29)

  • CDN V.4.0
    • Added Jetpack Photon to improve image delivery consistency
    • Removed Google Libraries for causing additional page requests
    • Multiple speed improvements and compatibility tweaks
  • WebFirewall V.5.6
    • Updated site wide global rules for malicious file scanning
    • Updated site wide global firewall for DDoS and other attacks protection
    • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements to protection
  • General Changes
    • Updated website globally to support reCAPTCHA v3
    • Significant updates to WordPress database and structure
    • Added image compressor plugin to automatically reduce the size of uploaded images
    • Theme update to address additional compatibility issues
  • GM Bug Fixes
    • Fixed redundant LazyLoad issue causing content to load longer
    • Fixed parallax image issue not working on all devices
    • Fixed mobile image display issue with parallax banners on mobile devices
    • Fixed issue where navigation items and bullet points would not be properly sized
    • Fixed issues with reCAPTCHA integration in Contact Forms

 


 

Past Versions

 


arrowOS 6.4 “Snow Leopard”

Speed, Stability, Security

Last Updated 2/3/18

Overview: A new look for a new age. Arrowbotics Online Services (arrowOS) Snow Leopard is the most ambitious modernization of the website yet. We have redesigned and modernized the site once again, including a new advanced home page, several page redesigns, along with many other content enhancements. This is the largest visual overhaul to the site, but more updates are to come!

Update 6.4: Introduces radically reworked CDN functionality boasting faster page load times while serving content in a more consistent and stable fashion than ever.

 

Full Updates Changelog:

6.4.4 (2/3/18)

  • SSL Encryption V.2.4
    • Re-configured SSL content distribution to more requests and speed up initial load times
    • More encrypted content optimizations to include AJAX requests and more
    • Minor big fixes to miscellaneous issues where HTTP mixed content may be served
  • General Changes
    • Added new back to top button on all pages
    • Removed old back to top button from footer
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed mixed content issues on several areas of the website via SSL Encryption update
    • Fixed prolonged mobile formatting issue with the homepage welcome font size
    • Fixed prolonged icon bug where the camera and video camera icons would change color on the “Media” pages

6.4.3 (11/3/17)

  • SEO V.2.6
    • Added SEO Titles to “Legacy Photos” and “Legacy Videos” pages
    • Added SEO descriptions to “Legacy Photos” and “Legacy Videos” pages
    • Added SEO tags to “Legacy Photos” and “Legacy Videos” pages
  • General Changes
    • Added offline notification to all pages when a device loses connection
    • Removed “Subscribe” page from the website menu navigation
    • Removed “Subscribe” page from SEO XML sitemap via SEO update

6.4.2 (10/3/17)

  • WebFirewall V.5.5
    • Adjusted firewall rules and IP challenges
    • Added new login rules and security checks
    • Minor tweaks to sever performance
  • General Changes
    • Modified “Members” page calendar height and Drive sign in description
    • Removed AMP support due to its lack of features with arrowOS
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed bug causing the “Misc” tab in the “Photos” page to display incorrectly
    • Minor patches and service improvements

6.4.1 (9/3/17)

  • Page Framework V.6.1
    • Expanded boxes/bubble display functionality for all html content
    • Multiple content alignment tweaks and improvement
    • Several bug fixes for misaligned content on different devices
  • General Changes
    • Updated “MadTown Throwdown” page with Page Framework update
    • Updated “Central Valley Regionals” page with Page Framework update
    • Updated “San Francisco Regionals” page with Page Framework update
    • Updated “Silicon Valley Regional” page with Page Framework update
    • Adjusted “Subscribe” page subscription form with Page Framework update
    • Adjusted “Members” page resources content with Page Framework update
    • Tweaked website favicon to have a white background and enhanced cropping
    • Improved the loading time of all “Media” pages by reducing their size
  • Bug Fixes
    • Minor fixes to page formatting via Page Framework update
    • Fixed minor bug reverting the footer credits to a previous build
    • Fixed issue where an image caused “The Team” page not to be encrypted
    • Fixed issue on select pages causing content to be compressed vertically via Page Framework update

6.4.0 (8/14/17)

  • CDN V.3.0
    • Drastically improved server performance with offloaded content to CSN JS and Google Libraries
    • Full integration with the new CloudFlare apps platform and all of its advanced features
    • Speed boosts with minimized files, batch image compression, and overall stability and rendering improvements
  • General Changes
    • Added “Legacy Photos” page for old images of our team
    • Added “Legacy Videos” page for old videos of our team
    • Added SFR quick summary bubble to the “Home” page
    • Added SFR quick summary to the main “Competitions” page
    • Added SFR quick summary to the main “Competitions” page
    • Added parallax effect to team image on the “Home” page
    • Improved integration with the Google Analytics platform via CDN update
    • Changed “Better Browser” message frequency to incorporate newer browser versions
    • Official compatibility with Safari 11 on macOS 10.13 and iOS 11
  • General Changes
    • Added new team competition image to the homepage
    • Removed Jetpack photon CDN module via CDN update
    • Removed Jetpack plugin and all modules via CDN update
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed bug where page parallax image headers would hesitate to appear on initial page load
    • Fixed bug where profile images would appear square first, then transform into their proper circle
    • Fixed bug where nav-pills would appear large first, then transform into their proper size

 

arrowOS 6.3 “Snow Leopard”

Speed, Stability, Security

Last Updated 7/3/17

Update 6.3: This update modernizes many contextual areas of the website to be more visually striking and tested to maximize the screen real estate for all devices.

 

Full Updates Changelog:

6.3.3 (7/3/17)

  • General Changes
    • Added FIRST Steamworks competition summary to the “Competitions” page
    • Added circle bubble for Dean Kamen in the “FIRST” page
    • Added 2017 Season Recap Video to the “Home,” “SFR,” and “Videos” pages
    • Added 2017 Chronos bot information to the “Roobots” page
    • Removed search icon and functionality for mobile devices
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed issue where firewall scanner would not maximize memory usage
    • Fixed miscellaneous mobile formatting issues of page content

6.3.2 (6/19/17)

  • WebFirewall V.5.4
    • Added enhanced malware detection via plugin update
    • Adjusted firewall settings and DDoS attack maneuvers
    • Improved memory utilization during live traffic and scan
  • General Changes
    • Added descriptions for each of the board members in “The Team” page
    • Added “Our Website” and “Whats New” quick links in the website footer
    • Improved PageSpeed score and rendering compatibility with legacy devices
    • Improved general page size by removing unnecessary excess CSS code
    • Remove RSS Feed social icon for its lack of utilization and lack of popularity
    • Minor tweaks to general UI and improvements to user accessibility
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed issue where content in “Members” page would be spaced improperly
    • Fixed issue where RSS Feed social icon would deliver a user to the YouTube page
    • Fixed issue where alternative text for the FRC Safety Manual was improperly displayed

6.3.1 (6/12/17)

  • SEO V.2.5
    • Improvements with media updating to Bing and Google images
    • Tweaks to XML Sitemap update schedule
    • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements with SEO plugin update
  • General Changes
    • Added new Parallax banner to the “SFR” page
    • Improvements to website UI in select pages
    • Tweaks to the memory consumption on the server
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed issue with the entire Jetpack plugin and its modules were inactive
    • Fixed issue causing subscribe bubbles to not be closable
    • Fixed issue where subscribe bubbles were partially transparent
    • Fixed issue on Chrome where the subscribe bubble would flash on then off

6.3.0 (6/1/17)

  • Page Framework V.6.0
    • New boxes/bubbles to separate and display select page content
    • More optimized utilization of screen space with fuller width containers
    • Improvements to the User Interface with many page content fixes
  • General Changes
    • Added subscribe bubble functionality on the “Blog” posts
    • Redesigned “Sponsors” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “FIRST Resources” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “Subscribe” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “Media” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “Photos” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “Videos” page with Page Framework update
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed issue where the photos in the “Media” page would not load
    • Fixed issue where galleries could not maximize available content space

 

arrowOS 6.2 “SNOW LEOPARD”

SPEED, STABILITY, SECURITY

Last Updated 4/16/17

Update 6.2: Most notably, this update adds parallax effects to all of our main website pages and introduces security fixes and CDN optimization to help optimize arrowOS 6 to its fullest.

 

FULL UPDATES CHANGELOG:

6.2.4 (4/16/17)

  • Bug Fixes
    • Patched critical bug where all public pages were restricted to signed in users

6.2.3 (4/11/17)

  • CDN V.2.8
    • Added Google’s AJAX Libraries CDN to deliver basic Javascript files faster
    • Minimized custom Javascript files to improve page render time
    • Removed extra unnecessary Javascript files that loaded on every page
  • General Changes
    • Updated the “Photos” page with new 2017 images from the build season and SFR
    • Removed descriptions of each member in “The Team” page
    • Miscellaneous performance tweaks for faster server performance
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed issue causing search functionality display issues
    • Fixed bug where content would overlap on “The Team” page
    • Fixed miscellaneous icon size, color, and display issues

6.2.2 (3/31/17)

  • WebFirewall V.5.3
    • Added more rules for specific bots and countries on the DNS level
    • Modified length of security rules on browser check and login
    • Fixed miscellaneous bugs with the database scanner and memory consumption
  • General Changes
    • Changed old parallax header on the “What’s New” and “Past Versions” pages
    • Minor changes to the Main CSS and Fade JS files for improved website consistency
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed website database security check and scanning issue with WebFirewall update
    • Fixed additional memory consumption issues with WebFirewall update
    • Fixed bug where “Please wait…” text on the media sub-pages would not completely disappear on Safari

6.2.1 (3/16/17)

  • Parallax V.2.1
    • Added parallax header for every single main page in the website
    • Modified parallax effects in the header to for increased contrast/legibility
    • More miscellaneous fixes to the implementation of parallax for specific pages
  • General Changes
    • Added parallax header for “San Francisco Regionals” page
    • Added a SEO title, description, and keywords for the “San Francisco Regionals” page
    • Tweaks to page title sizes and parallax header line height
    • Tweaks to loading of custom CSS and Javascript code upon page load
    • Additional tweaks to UI and navigation on specific pages
  • Bug Fixes
    • Changed “FAQ” parallax header image for increased contrast/legibility with parallax update
    • Changed “SVR” parallax header image for increased contrast/legibility with parallax update
    • Changed default header font size for all main pages with parallax update

6.2.0 (3/1/17)

  • Parallax V.2.0
    • New parallax effect in the header to almost every page in the website
    • Added many different blurred images with transparency for a modern appeal
    • Miscellaneous fixes to the implementation of parallax styles on all pages
  • SSL Encryption V.2.3/CDN V.2.7
    • Enabled TLS 1.3+0RTT for faster connections between initially encrypted devices
    • Changed settings for delivery of CSS and JavaScript code on the entire website
    • Fixed miscellaneous connection inconstancies to the Cloudflare platform
  • General Changes
    • Added new sub-page “San Francisco Regionals” for the upcoming competition
    • Added new text effect for the media sub-pages for the “Please wait…” text to vanish over time
    • Improved initial load time with lazyload on page thumbnails
    • Additional tweaks to UI and navigation in several pages
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed issue where font awesome icons would turn blue on click on non-Webkit browsers
    • Fixed issue where titles for blog posts would be overridden with white text with a black outline
    • Changed default header font size for all main pages for increased contrast/legibility
    • Minor fixes to parallax effects via Parallax V.2.0 update

 

arrowOS 6.1 “Snow Leopard”

Speed, Stability, Security

Last Updated 2/18/17

Update 6.1: the most major step to optimizing content for all devices, this update introduces a phenomenal  new Page Framework update along with many other minor tweaks and patches to serve content to our viewers and search engines most adequately.

 

Full Updates Changelog:

6.1.4 (2/25/17)

  • Page Framework V.5.1
    • Improvements to page alignment of content on all devices
    • Miscellaneous mobile theme fixes to displaying and scrolling content
    • Various page size tweaks for better HTML content experiences
  • General Changes
    • Updated the “Current Sponsors” page with a new sponsor
    • Updated the font used in the Team Handbook, FRC System Design, and Sponsorship Tiers Packets
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed issue where a mobile device could scroll out of the page content in the “Photos” page with Page Framework update
    • Fixed issue where a mobile device could scroll out of the page content in the “Contact” page with Page Framework update
    • Fixed issue where mobile devices would display a poor margin on the “Competitions” sub-pages with Page Framework update

6.1.3 (2/18/17)

  • SSL Encryption V.2.3
    • Improved connectivity with the Cloudflare Universal SSL feature
    • Fixes to miscellaneous unencrypted content served instead of full SSL
    • Patched minor page display issues with non-Webkit based browsers
  • General Changes
    • Added ability to switch Google Drive view (list or grid) in the “Members” page
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed additional minor issues with the display of page content on the Chrome browser
    • Fixed search icon in the header not appearing upon click when expanded
    • Fixed unencrypted content issues with SSL Encryption update
    • Fixed iframe display margin issue where content would be cut off from the right

6.1.2 (2/6/17)

  • WebFirewall V.5.2
    • Added Cloudflare browser integrity check to WordPress vulnerable pages and fies
    • Patch to WordPress integrity and security via database system update
    • Additional security fixes and improvements
  • General Changes
    • Various changes to font sizes and allignment in several pages
    • Changed login security check from Google reCAPTHCA to Cloudflare browser integrity check
    • Miscellaneous tweaks to UI and navigation in several pages
  • Bug Fixes
    • Patched various inconsistencies of served content and alignment with the Chrome browser
    • Fixed minor display issue of text and parallax image of video lightbox on non-Webkit browsers
    • Fixed issue where primary buttons would change color after click on non-WebKit browsers

6.1.1 (2/2/17)

  • SEO V.2.4
    • Improvements to contacting search engines about new content
    • Update to bot protection module and HTTP bad-bot blocking
    • Miscellaneous other bug fixes and tweaks via plugin update
  • General Changes
    • Added newly updated 2017 Sponsorship Tiers Packet
    • Minor tweaks to content on certain pages with mobile functionality improvements
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed HTTPS connectivity issue on the login page where mixed content was served instead of full SSL
    • Fixed issue in “Team Docs” page where the system design packet was not viewable
    • Fixed issue in “FIRST Resources” page where game content would not display properly
    • Fixed SEO page title issue where a “-” would separate the titles instead of a “|”
    • Fixed photon image scaling issue on affected pages
    • Various fixes to cloud connectivity and memory consumption on the server

6.1.0 (2/1/17)

  • Page Framework V.5.0
    • New left/right alignment to maximize utilized space on select pages
    • New ability to continuously scroll page content tabs on select pages
    • Improvements to User Interface with navigation pills and content fixes
  • CDN V.2.6
    • Added Accelerated Mobile Links for speed improvements to mobile devices
    • Major speed boosts to all pages with enhanced compatibility with lazyload and photon
    • Improved integration with lazyload, page thumbnails, and background image rendering
  • WebFirewall V.5.1
    • Many new protection rules are in place against foreign countries who attempt to attack the site
    • New browser integrity check on the login page to protect against DDoS attacks
    • Additional user and bot rules have been modified to ensure website reliability
  • General Changes
    • Redesigned “The Team” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “Resources” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “Helpful Links” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “The Team” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “MadTown Throwdown” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “Central Valley Regionals” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “Silicon Valley Regionals” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “FRC Games” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “Robots” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “FIRST Resources” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “FAQ” page with Page Framework update
    • Redesigned “Team Documents” page with update
    • Updated the Sponsorship Tiers Packet and System Design Packet to 2017 including the new logo
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed miscellaneous lazyload issues requiring page scroll to render new content with CDN update
    • Fixed non scrollable Google Drive embed on mobile devices in the “Members” page
    • Fixed various alignment issues on affected pages with Page Framework update
    • Fixed border alignment issues on “Competitions” sub-pages and “Photos” page with Page Framework update

 

arrowOS 6.0 “SNOW LEOPARD”

SPEED, STABILITY, SECURITY

Last Updated 1/20/17

Update 6.0: arrowOS 6 absolutely changes the game for our website. As stated above along with the most visual enhancements ever to our site with major new versions of arrowOS Optimization, Page Framework, and the WebFirewall, this is the most significant update to the website ever.

 

MAJOR UPDATE LIST:

Update 6.0
  • arrowOS Optimization 6 (V.6.0)
    • Across the board speed overhaul with CDN 2
    • Improvements to touch compatibility
    • New page control features on all devices
  • Page Framework 4 (V.4.1)
    • New simpler design
    • Redesigned “Home” Page
    • New parallax effects
  • WebFirewall 5 (V.5.0)
    • Full website scan improvements
    • Optimized rule protection against bots
    • Improved malware search and quarantine
  • CDN 2 (V.2.5)
    • Complete Cloudflare integration
    • SSL Encryption (HSTS, no-sniff, HTTPS rewrites, etc.)
    • Caching & Minifying (CSS, Javascript)
  • SSL Encryption 2 (2.2)
    • Enabled HSTS, preload, and no-sniff header to enforce SSL
    • Enabled Opportunistic Encryption and HTTPS rewrites
    • Improved CDN to server connection with TLS 1.3 (beta)
  • SEO 2 (V.2.3)
    • Improvements to notifying search engines
    • Updated titles and descriptions
    • Better image linking off site
  • Backups 2 (V.2.0)
    • Backups are back!
    • Automated process
    • Saves entire WordPress database

FULL UPDATES CHANGELOG:

6.0.4 (1/20/17)

  • CDN V.2.5
    • Minified select page content to render better on mobile devices
    • Removed HTML caching due to page conflicts with HTTPS and iframe embeds
    • Minor changes to magnification of CSS and Javascript with lazyload files
  • General Changes
    • Added website privacy policy, available in the “Our Website” page
    • Added 2017 Game information and resources to “FRC Games” and “FIRST” pages
    • Added 2017 sponsors to “Sponsors” page and moved last year’s sponsors to “Past Sponsors”
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed issue causing HSTS SSL conflict with Google widgets on the CUHSD network
    • Fixed HTTPS mixed content issue on select pages with the Chrome browser
    • Fixed issue with admin panel theme edit customization by adding missing file
    • Fixed issue with displaying sponsors cells in the “Current Sponsors” and “Past Sponsors” pages

6.0.3 (1/10/17)

  • Backups V.2.0
    • Backups are back!
    • Fixed issue not allowing backups to commence
    • Entire WordPress site files backup
  • CDN V.2.4
    • Added additional page rules for admin optimization
    • Wish! More minor speed boots
    • Minor behind-the-scenes improvements
  • General Changes
    • Added search functionality and icon in the header
    • Added new image placeholders for robots on the “Home” page
    • Added red color to primary button and hover
    • Updated favicon to a higher resolution for retina devices
    • Updated spacing between text lines
    • Updated login page logo to new font logo
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed button color issue where onClick the red primary button would turn blue
    • Fixed bug in “Members” page where Drive tab would conflict with lazyload

6.0.2 (1/2/17)

  • Development
    • Page Framework V.4.1
      • Emphasis on new font awesome icons and text animations
      • Major fixes for mobile devices and iframe formatting issues
      • Optimized with various content fixes for arrowOS 6.0
    • General Changes
      • Added non-visible descriptions to some pages connected to the “Home” page for bot indexing
      • Added new header that uses our new universal font–Raleway
      • Added new “Contact” page alignments with contact form and Google Map embed (Page Framework V.4.1)
      • Added font awesome icons for contact information in the “Contact” page (Page Framework V.4.1)
      • Added new “Subscribe” page alignments with email form and team images (Page Framework V.4.1)
      • Changed Google Drive embed default from list view to grid view
      • Minor text and image display resizes and improvements
    • Bug Fixes
      • Fixed “Members” page formatting issues with the Google Groups and Google Drive embeds
      • Fixed scrolling conflicts on iframe embeds
      • Fixed various iframe formatting issues on mobile devices (PageFramework V.4.1)

6.0.1 (1/1/17)

  • CDN V.2.3
    • Minimized lazyload javascript and css files
    • Tested/Enabled Rocketloader compatibility with theme
    • Photon enabled to fix mobile theme resizing issues
  • General Changes
    • Added 3 featured “About” pages to homepage
    • Added 3 featured “Competitions” pages to homepage
    • Added new image lightbox on appropriate media pages
    • Added reCAPTCHA on login, registration, and forgot password pages
    • Added new arrowOS 6.0 screenshots on “Website” pages
    • Minimized image sizes to 2048×2048 maximum dimensions
    • Improved speed and render time on homepage with image compression
    • Various behind the scenes opimizations and improvemnts
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed issue where lazyload would cause a text/image overlap on the homepage
    • Fixed issue where the homepage would not have full HTTPS encryption
    • Fixed issue in “Members” page with the Google Group and Facebook alignment
    • Fixed issue with logo did not appear properly within the header
    • Fixed issue where “About Us” button displayed “Our Services”
    • Fixed issue with displaying certain pages’ content on mobile devices

6.0.0 (1/1/17)

  • arrowOS Optimization V.6.0
    • Enhanced theme compatibility with CDN 2
    • Improvements to touch functionality on press
    • New page control features to parallax effects
  • Page Framework V.4.0
    • New button and page styles with theme rendering
    • New parallax effects on “Home” page
    • Prettier left/right alignments and screen compatibility
  • WebFirewall V.5.0
    • Full website scan and executions enabled
    • Finds results out of WordPress installation
    • Fixed issue effecting server performance

 

arrowOS 5.10.15 “Anniversary”

Speed, Stability, Security

Last updated 12/18/16

Overview: Celebrating a year of arrowOS 5, our latest updated arrowOS 5.10 officially releases all of the content we have developed within this year and fully utilizes the features throughout the website.

 

Major Update Changelog:

Update 5.10

  • arrowOS Optimization 5 (5.1)
    • Across the board speed overhaul
    • Screen orientation and sizing improvements
    • Touch functionality fixes for multiple devices
  • Page Framework 3 (V.3.4)
    • New cleaner design
    • Improved formatting
    • Additional content
  • WebFirewall 3 (V.3.4)
    • Over 5 layers of security
    • Improved website scanning
    • Stricter protection rules
  • SEO 2 (V.2.3)
    • Improvements to notifying search engines
    • Updated titles and descriptions
    • Better image linking off site
  • SSL Encryption 2 (2.2)
    • Enabled HSTS, preload, and no-sniff header to enforce SSL
    • Enabled Opportunistic Encryption and HTTPS rewrites
    • Improved CDN to server connection with TLS 1.3 (beta)
  • CDN 2 (V.2.1)
    • Complete Cloudflare integration
    • SSL Encryption (HSTS, no-sniff, HTTPS rewrites, etc.)
    • Full Caching (HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc.)

 

Minor Updates Changelog:

5.10.15 (12/18/16)

  • CDN V.2.1
    • Added HTML content caching
    • Miscellaneous optimizations and bug fixes
    • Performance enhancements and improvements
  • Bug Fixes
    • Patched critical issue with WordPress Rest API

5.10.14 (12/11/16)

  • SSL Encryption V.2.2
    • Server execution of HTTPS rewrites transferred
    • Reliance on Cloudflare TLS 1.3 and HSTS
    • Reformatted for full Cloudflare compatibility

5.10.13 (12/10/16)

  • Bug Fixes
    • Patched fatal WordPress issue with the xmlrpc.php file
    • Patched compatibility issues with Jetpack plugin
    • Re-installed WordPress 4.7 for fatal issues and security fixes
  • General Changes
    • Removed CAPTCHA plugin on login page
    • Removed second CAPTCHA plugin on resister page

5.10.12 (12/6/16)

  • WordPress 4.7 Compatibility
    • Added all new WordPress content features
    • Improved stability and performance
    • Additional biz fixes and security tweaks
  • SSL Encryption V.2.1
    • Minimized SSL redirect rules in page content
    • Improvements to server response times
    • Minor big fixes and performance gains

5.10.11 (12/4/16)

  • SEO V.2.3
    • Added titles to new sub-pages
    • Added descriptions to new sub-pages
    • Added keywords to new sub-pages
    • Performance and stability improvements
  • Added Christmas snow Easter egg

5.10.10 (11/26/16)

  • Page Framework V.3.4
    • New dual column screenshot bubble system
    • Fixed embedded alignment issues on select pages
    • Minimized code with faster page render times
  • WebFirewall V.3.4
    • Enhanced web traffic rules
    • More anti DDoS protocols and rules
    • Added CAPTCHA to login page
  • General Changes
    • Separated “Competitions,” “FIRST,” and “Resources” tabs into sub-pages
    • Added new tabs for the new sub-pages in the desktop menu
    • Changed and shifted tabs available in the mobile menu
    • Enhanced visual appeal in the resources page
    • Optimized cloud connectivity via Jetpack plugin update
    • Minimized plugin modules and extensive content
    • Updated main “Resources” to Page Framework V.3.4
    • More speed improvements… yay!

5.10.9 (11/8/16)

  • General Changes
    • Depreciated commenting system feature on blog posts and images
    • Removed social media connections from comments (due to depreciation)
    • Improvements with speed by removing comment system and moderation

5.10.8 (11/3/16)

  • General Changes
    • Faster page loading on ALL pages by resizing header images and optimizing some JavaScript files
    • Minor performance gains on homepage dynamic slider and backend admin panel
    • Improvements to SEO reliability and features through minor plugin update

5.10.7 (11/1/16)

  • General Changes
    • Improved YouTube embeds and display on multiple devices in the “Videos” page
    • Removed universal image lightbox feature from all non-media pages
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed video display and broken links on embeds in the “Videos” page

5.10.6 (10/28/16)

  • Bug Fixes
    • Improved universal image lightbox responsiveness with minor theme update
    • Refined bad bot blocking mechanism in WebFirewall V.3.2

5.10.5 (10/23/16)

  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed additional miscellaneous bugs and display issues with theme update

5.10.4 (10/19/16)

  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed minor lazy load issue causing images to flicker before loading

5.10.3 (10/11/16)

  • General Changes
    • Added “Overview” menu item under the “About” tab
  • Bug Fixes
    • Patched miscellaneous bugs in a minor theme update
    • Removed “Resources” redirect tab from “FIRST” page
    • Patched issue where admin panel was not utilizing SSL Encryption 2
    • Patched fatal scan error issue in WebFirewall V.3.3

5.10.2 (10/9/16)

  • Bug Fixes
    • Patched fatal execution error in a PHP plugin
    • Fixed minor memory consumption issue

5.10.1 (10/3/16)

  • WebFirewall V.3.3
    • Improved malicious content detection
    • Improved website scanning performance
  • General Changes
    • Improved “Secret” musical pages by adding an Easter egg and merging them
    • New instant notification system on near the header
    • New navigation menu with search and “Home” page icon
    • Updated ALL pages to Page Framework 3
    • Updated ALL major features to to Release Candidate (RC)
    • Many behind the scenes and maintenance improvements
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed several content and arrangement of content bugs
    • Fixed some errors or spelling issues in pages and posts
    • Fixed design history display issues in “Website” page
    • Fixed issue where hidden pages would appear via searching

5.10.0 (10/1/16)

 

Depreciated:

  • “Social” page (replaced by “Members”)
  • Universal image lightbox feature
  • Comments system

 

arrowOS 5.9.21 “Aesthetics”

Last Updated 9/26/16

Overview: After the serious security and SEO improvements with arrowOS 5.8 Fortress, Aesthetics fully utilizes the Page Framework architecture to make more pages simple and appealing.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Update 5.9
    • Page Updates
      • “Resources” Page
        • New design
        • Reduced loading and rendering times
      • “Outreach” Page
        • New design
      • “Subscribe” Page
        • New design
        • Added new images for visual pleasure
      • “Support Us” Page
        • New design
        • Added new images for visual pleasure
      • “FIRST” Page
        • New design
        • Added new images for visual pleasure
      • “Media” Page
        • New design
        • Added screenshots to quickly navigate to “Photos” or “Videos”
      • “The Team” Page
        • New design
        • Updated content for board members
        • Added photos of board members
      • “About” Page
        • New design
        • Overview section has small blurbs to other tabs
        • Added new content and photos
      • “Competitions” Page
        • New design
        • Overview section has small blurbs to other tabs
        • Added new content and photos
      • “Home” Page
        • New design
        • Now has small blurbs to other pages
        • Added new content and photos
        • Replaced “Contact Us” bubble to “Competitions”
      • “Members” Page
        • New design
        • Facebook page embed
        • New Google Drive tab
        • New compressed Resources tab
        • Re-arranged content
      • “Contact” Page
        • Added Google Map embed
        • Fixed orientation issues
      • “Our Website” Page
        • Added new buttons
        • Re-organized content
    • Page Framework V.3.2 (Updated from V.3.1 and V.3.0)
      • Designed specifically for the resources page, this framework aims to make sparse contextual pages more friendly to the eye.
      • Contributes “New design” with snappy alignment of pictures and text
      • Added new content to Overview pages for people who prefer to scroll
      • New parallax effect on home page slides
      • Available for more baron or visual unappealing pages
      • Fixed multiple mobile formatting issues with the V.3.0 build
      • Fixed issue on all-in-one pages where the content would not automatically scroll up
      • Added back button to return to former page in select cases
      • Additional content and alignment improvements
    • Plugin Optimization
      • Refined and improved plugins
      • Removed some unnecessary modules
      • Increased initial loading time by 0.47s
    • Enhanced Blog
      • Categories (General, Build Season, Competitions, etc.)
      • Improved search function
      • Fixed minor content issues

 

Minor (nitpicky) Improvements:

  • Fixed broken link on “Sponsor History” page
  • Fixed bug where the active tab would not change on the “Competitions” page
  • Fixed bug not allowing members to access the “Members” page
  • Fixed bug allowing any person to sign up and access the “Members” page
  • Fixed bug on “Members” page where the calendar would format incorrectly on mobile devices
  • Fixed bug where restricted “Members” page content would not appear in menu
  • Fixed URL permalink of “Members” page to /members
  • Added buttons to “Sponsor History” page
  • Added and updated “Our Website” page information
  • Added Easter egg to occur during the Christmas season
  • Added all images to “The Team” page
  • Added “Blog” and “Current Sponsors” menu items
  • Updated “Resources” page to Page Framework V.3.2
  • Updated “Outreach” page to Page Framework V.3.2
  • Updated “Sponsors” page to Page Framework V.3.2
  • Updated “Subscribe” page to Page Framework V.3.2
  • Updated “Support Us” page to Page Framework V.3.2
  • Updated “FIRST” page to Page Framework V.3.2
  • Updated “Media” pages to Page Framework V.3.2
  • Updated “Alumni” page to Page Framework V.3.2
  • Updated “The Team” page to Page Framework V.3.2
  • Updated “About” page to Page Framework V.3.2
  • Updated “Competitions” page to Page Framework V.3.2
  • Updated “Home” page to Page Framework V.3.2
  • Updated “Members” page to Page Framework V.3.2
  • Updated a specific secret page content and images
  • Additional memory improvements and optimizations in the backend
  • Additional security and formatting fixes in the backend
  • Re-arranged Handbook and iframe embeds in “Resources” page
  • Removed unnecessary Jetpack analytics cookie
  • Removed slider rendering loading icon  to deliver the images faster
  • Removed “What’s New” menu item
  • Removed image lightbox from non necessary pages
  • Renamed “Blog” page to “News”
  • Many behind the scenes and maintenance improvements

 

arrowOS 5.8.24 “Fortress”

Last Updated 9/3/16

Overview: After the several month span of arrowOS 5.7 Overhaul, Fortress greatly improves security in wake of a vicious attack that took the site for nine hours.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Update 5.8
    • New Pages and Updates
      • New “Alumni” sub-page
        • Dedicated page for retired members of our team
        • Each member has their years served and, in applicable, board position listed
        • Complete with saddening graduation music
        • You will be missed :(
      • “The Team” Page
        • Updated board members for the 2016-2017 season
        • Removed unnecessary code
        • Removed board pictures temporarily to add new ones
      • “Home” Page
        • Updated featured video to new 2016 season recap video
        • Additional bug fixes
      • “Videos” Page
        • Added 2016 season video recap video
        • Minor stability and speed improvements
      • “Competitions” Page
        • Released 2016 robot “Ares” tab
        • Refined summary tab
        • Fixed orientation and formatting issues
      • “Secret” Pages
        • Added small musical Easter egg option in a select page
        • Fixed some formatting issues with new page framework
        • Removed non-functunal legacy flash embeds an Easter egg page
    • New WebFirewall V.3.1
      • In wake of another attack on our site causing our website to be down from 1:15PM to 9:25 PM on 8/8/16 we have greatly increase our backend security to prevent further attacks against our site.
      • Vastly stricter throttling and blocking rules for humans and bots
      • Enhanced login security for all users
      • Advanced blocking for malicious bots in foreign countries
      • Reset and stronger passwords for admins
      • Less forgiving lockout for badly behaving humans or bots
      • More thorough scan for malware, trojans, and other changes in files
      • Additional, stricter security rules, and methods to detect vulnerabilities
      • New bad bot protection for badly behaving bots and malicious bots via SEO
      • Automatic plugin and WordPress security and venerability updates
      • Improved detection of previous visitors and patched previous way to bypass one blocking protocol
      • Utilizes more than five well implemented layers of protection to stop attacks from several different methods
    • New SEO V.2.1
      • We have updated our SEO publication and indexing to fully allow search engines to explore our site and have a wider reachability and audience online.
      • Improvements to notifying Bing and Google
      • Customized 404 page and redirect to 301
      • Optimized media search outside of team3482.com
      • External content enhanced for Bing search
      • New non-local SEO image optimization
      • Added robots NOINDEX requests for irrelevant pages
      • Added keywords for all pages included in the sitemap
      • Two additional layers of security (see WebFirewall V.3.0)
    • Page Framework V.3.0 (RC)
    • WordPress 4.6 Compatibility
      • Official support for the latest in the WordPress OS
      • Backend stability performance boosts
      • Various other improvements thanks to the WordPress team

 

Minor (nitpicky) Improvements:

  • Even stricter login rules for login attempts and forgot password attempts
  • Additional bug fixes addressed by Customizr theme update
  • Added 2016 season recap video to the CVR “Competitions” page panel
  • Added summary images to the “Subscribe” page
  • Fixed small SEO issues in the backend and when displaying to Bing and Google
  • Fixed small SEO issue with name of “Home” page conflicting with different rules
  • Fixed variation of the content bubbles bug for WebKit computers in a phone orientation
  • Fixed grammatical issues on select pages in order to refine more of our content
  • Fixed issue casing bingbots to have issues indexing sitemap pages
  • Fixed some formatting bugs on the “Support Us” page
  • Fixed some mobile theme formatting issues in Page Framework V.3.0
  • Fixed more mobile theme formatting issues in Page Framework V.3.0
  • Updated “Competitions” page to page framework V.2.2
  • Updated “Alumni” page to page framework V.2.2
  • Updated “Secret” pages to page framework V.2.2
  • Updated “Photos” page to include new images
  • Updated Page Framework V.3.0 from alpha development to beta testing
  • Updated Page Framework V.3.0 from beta development to Release Candidate (RC)
  • Updated “Home” page slider image for the team
  • Improved Firewall strength and security through maintenance update
  • Renamed “Former Members” page to “Alumni”
  • Removed non functional buttons from “Competitions” page
  • Removed captions on some 2015 images in the “Photos” page
  • Removed “View Website »” on the “Sponsors” page in favor of image clicking to website
  • Re-enabled Google Analytics and WP Site Stats informational alaytics
  • Memory improvements and optimizations in the backend
  • Many behind the scenes and maintenance improvements

 

arrowOS 5.7.50 “Overhaul”

Last Updated 8/14/16

Overview: With a shiny new name arrowOS proves itself by bringing a massive overhaul of page refinements and other nitpicky updates to polish content to its finest.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Update 5.7
    • New Pages and Updates
      • New “404 Error” Page
        • The 404 page has never looked so great
        • Complete with search and music
      • New “arrowOS” Page
        • Explains the major features of arrowOS
        • Answers a few questions about our naming scheme
      • Customized Login
        • New login page tailored to give you the complete 3482 experience
        • Logo and customized text and buttons
      • “Social” Page
        • Secured content for members only
        • Login and Register sub-pages for convince
      • “Resources” Page
        • Added new “Safety” tab with videos and information
        • Refined content and added more instructional videos
      • “Contact” Page
        • Simplified Contact Form
        • Removed nonfunctional map
      • “Blog” Page
        • Comments no longer require a reCAPTCHA
        • Content improvement and updates
      • “FAQ” Page
        • Added new answered questions and information
        • First page to have new more secret Easter egg embeds
    • Universal Media Overhaul
      • Massive load time reduction on all images
        • ex. “Photos” page reduced by nearly 4 seconds
        • ex. “Videos” page loads near instantly
      • New sub pages for “Photos” and “Videos”
        • Reduced loading time for “Photos” page
        • Near instant loading time for “Videos” page
      • Content and code compression and general improvements
    • New SEO V.2.0 (RC)
      • Improvements to notifying Bing and Google
      • Customized 404 page and redirect to 301
      • Optimized media search outside of team3482.com
      • External content enhanced for Bing search
      • New non-local SEO image optimization
      • Added robots NOINDEX requests for irrelevant pages
      • Additional security (see WebFirewall V.3.0)
    • New WebFirewall V.3.0 (RC)
      • In wake of another attack on our site causing our website to be down from 1:15PM to 9:25 PM on 8/8/16 we have greatly increase our backend security to prevent further attacks against our site.
      • Vastly stricter throttling and blocking rules for humans and bots
      • Enhanced login security for all users
      • Advanced blocking for malicious bots in foreign countries
      • Reset and stronger passwords for admins
      • Less forgiving lockout for badly behaving humans or bots
      • More thorough scan for malware, trojans, and other changes in files
      • Additional, stricter security rules, and methods to detect venerabilities
      • New bad bot protection for badly behaving bots and malicious bots via SEO
      • Utilizes five well implemented layers of protection to stop attacks from several different methods
    • Page Framework V.2.2
      • Better embed aligning and shifting
      • Improved tabs formatting
      • Additional content fixes and improvements
    • General Optimization
      • Removed some unnecessary plugins in favor of more HTML 5 implementation
      • Less unnecessary cookies throughout the website
      • New Image Lightbox enabled on all 2016 pages
      • Reduced image sizes for greater load performance on all devices
    • Compatibility
      • Utilizes page framework  V.2.2 to support even more odd orientations and display aspect ratios
      • New full navigation menu pane for tablets in desktop orientation
      • Support for iPads and Windows 10 tablets

 

Minor (nitpicky) Improvements:

  • Patched prolonged desktop bug with some featured images on Safari and Edge (WebKit browsers)
  • Patched prolonged mobile bug with a resizing issue for some media pages
  • Patched the infamous “” glitch and bug on old blog posts
  • Patched bug where the contact forums may glitch on mobile devices
  • Patched bug where page framework V.2.2 would have formatting issues on mobile devices
  • Fixed issue on “Media” page where a visitor may not click on “Photos” and changed message font
  • Fixed “Support” page by adding the “Current Sponsors” and “Support Us” tabs for continuity
  • Fixed invalid dates for “All Sponsors” content
  • Fixed issue where select pages would not have an image lightbox
  • Fixed old Homepage image in “Website” page
  • Fixed formatting inconsistency in “Support Us” page
  • Fixed Jetpack plugin issues that caused CDN errors
  • Fixed multiple tab display issues in “FIRST” page
  • Fixed URL issue on new “Members” page to team3482.com/social
  • Fixed “Website” page image Lightbox issue with arrowOS 3.0 snapshot
  • Fixed “Members” page Google Calendar blank display issue
  • Fixed “FAQ” page embed issues and grammatical errors
  • Fixed iPhone 6/6s mobile content formatting issues in “Outreach” page
  • Fixed issue causing security scan not to fully complete the process
  • Fixed SEO issue causing odd descriptions for the new “Media” sub-pages
  • Fixed SEO issue causing an odd description for the “About” page
  • Tweaks and refinements “Competitions” page content
  • Tweaked content in “Website,” and “Past Versions” pages for continuity
  • Tweaks to “FIRST” page image thumbnails
  • Tweaks to all 2016 blog posts to have image lighboxes
  • Tweaks to Easter egg pages and enhancements
  • Tweaks for UI in Media heavy pages
  • Tweaks and improvements to brute force protection
  • Tweaks for additional backend WordPress security
  • Tweaks to main menu to incorporate the “Photos” and “Videos” pages
  • Tweaks to images and media to enhance 3d touch capabilities
  • Renamed website versions system from arrowOSX to arrowOS
  • Renamed “Sponsors & Support” page to “Sponsors”
  • Renamed placeholder “Sponsors” page to “Sponsor History”
  • Renamed “Social” page to “Members”
  • Renamed website title “ArrowBotics” to “Arrowbotics”
  • Removed sharing feature due to it causing significant load times
  • Removed meta data and recent posts from the footer
  • Removed post navigation in blog posts in favor of related posts
  • Support for Safari 10 in iOS 10 and macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Support for Edge in Windows Developer Preview
  • Support for new Chrome browser in Android N
  • Updated “Competitions” page to page framework V.2.2
  • Updated “FIRST” page to page framework V.2.2
  • Updated “Resources” page to page framework V.2.2
  • Updated “Support Us” page to page framework V.2.2
  • Updated “Media” page and sub-pages to page framework V.2.2
  • Updated “About” page to page framework V.2.2
  • Updated “Members” page to page framework V.2.2
  • Updated “FAQ” page to page framework V.2.2
  • Updated “Outreach” page to page framework V.2.2
  • Updated “Contact” page to page framework V.2.2
  • Updated “Our Website” page to page framework V.2.2
  • Updated old logo image to the new logo on “Home” page slider
  • Updated New SEO V.2.0 from alpha to beta development
  • Updated New WebFirewall V.3.0 from alpha to beta development
  • Updated New SEO V.2.0 from beta to Release Candidate (RC)
  • Updated New WebFirewall V.3.0 from beta to Release Candidate (RC)
  • Additional update to version history page contents
  • Re-enabled the semi-transparent header for general users’ ascetic preferences
  • Many behind the scenes and maintenance improvements
  • More Easter eggs in a variety of new places throughout the website

 

arrowOS 5.6.7 (arrowOSX) “Cheetah”

Overview: Finally after the long run of V.5.5 we have made additional advanced security enhancements and improved multi-platform compatibility among most devices.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Update V.5.6
    • WebFirewall V.2.0
      • Advanced local firewall to block threats coming into or out of the website
      • Improved device scanning to protect users from bandwidth issues
      • Learning firewall to improve its power to stop threats
      • Tweaks to the Cloudflare firewall and caching
    • Compatibility
      • SSL is no longer enforced (but is recommended) on the domain to ensure old devices may view our pages
      • Optimal various screen size enhancements and tweaks
      • Page tap/touch functionality improvements
    • Cloud Enhanced (More Jetpack Features)
      • Immediate/Real-time security updates
      • WordPress.com secure compatibility
      • New simple editing interface

Minor Improvements:

  • General maintenance updates
  • Small UI and other tweaks
  • Lots of new Easter eggs
  • Updated “Secret” content
  • Many behind the scenes improvements

 

arrowOS 5.5.8 (arrowOSX [s]) “Cheetah”

Overview: After the recent release of V.5.8 with additional security and speed, this website is now optimized for multiple requests and page views.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Update V.5.5
    • arrowOSX introduces a fluid experience with great speed and security for all users.
    • New “About Us” content
      • Added media for board members (who had their photo taken)
      • Fixed positioning for pictures for a cleaner desktop flow
      • New pictures for board members
    • Page Framework V.2.1
      • Larger page expansion into multiple pages
      • New photo left/center/right alignments for cleaner content design
      • Tabs offer an alternative way to navigate through the larger pages
      • Additional functionality improvements
    • Media enhancements
      • More CDN improvements
      • New homepage slider improvements
      • General media stability
    • Improved compatibility
    • Enhanced main menu
      • New hover tabs under pages such as “About Us” or “Blog”
      • Restricted height for mobile devices (improved viewing)

Minor Improvements:

  • Many behind the scenes improvements
  • Simplified logo and font in header thanks to our new website member Ryan Cheng

 

arrowOS 5.4.5 (arrowOSX) “Cheetah”

Overview: Several months after the release of WebOSX we are proud to continue our speed and optimization with a patch for security through ssl and general enhancement now named arrowOSX.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Update V.5.4
    • arrowOSX introduces a fluid experience with great speed and security for all users.
    • Advanced Security V.2.0
      • New and active SSL certificate
      • SSL requirement and redirect
      • HSTS no-SNIFF header and preload
    • SEO Optimization
      • Enhanced and verified website and XML sitemap for search engines
      • Google Analytics and Webmaster optimization
      • Tailored security settings for malicious bot protection
    • Media enhancements
      • CDN improvements
      • New Pop-Up window for photos
      • New homepage slider with loading bubble and clarity improvements
      • General media stability
    • Improved Speed
      • Reduced page size
      • Heightened pagespeed score
    • New name!
      • WebOSX → arrowOSX

Minor Improvements:

  • Patched SSL issue in the backend
  • Patched SSL issue with Google applications
  • New WordPress.com single sign-in
  • Many behind the scenes improvements

 

arrowOS 5.3.1 (WebOSX) “Cheetah”

Overview: Three months after the release of WebOSX we are proud to continue our speed and optimization with a patch for additional security and ssl with no compromise.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Update V.5.3
    • Advanced Security V.2.0
      • New SSL requirement
      • HSTS requirement
    • SEO Optimization
      • Verified website and XML sitemap to popular search engines such as Bing or Google
      • Security settings for malicious bot protection

Minor Improvements:

  • Fixed font awesome icon SSL issues
  • Modified menu bar items and positioning
  • Other behind the scenes improvements

 

arrowOS 5.2.5 (WebOSX) “Cheetah”

Overview: Three months after the release of WebOSX we are proud to continue our speed and optimization with a patch for additional security with no compromise.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Update V.5.2
    • “On February 24 we were maliciously attacked and offline for one day. Due to this vulnerability we have issued a patch to enhance security while ensuring speed.”
      • Advanced Security V.2.0
        • Increased Cloudflare firewall anti-DDoS, and security settings
        • New malicious IP blocker and malware scanner
        • New brute force protection
      • Enhanced Speed
        • New (under development) caching system
        • Designed to coexist with our security preferences
      • Full Backups
        • Scheduled backups
        • Stored safely off server
      • New blog/news publication compatibility
        • Share our posts with your Facebook/Twitter/Google/LinkedIn account
        • New similar content area under posts
      • SEO Optimization
        • Robots.txt file to allow bots to index the website
        • Verified website and XML sitemap to popular search engines such as Bing or Google
        • Security settings for malicious bot protection
      • Font Awesome icons
        • New editing feature to insert icons in pages
        • General icon compatibility with no speed compromise

Minor Improvements:

  • Patched mobile bug where the logo may appear to be compressed upon clicking the menu button
  • Patched non SSL error for old version of reCAPTCHA in the contact us form
  • Fixed font awesome icon compatibility with a variety of devices
  • Modified menu bar items and positioning
  • Other behind the scenes improvements

 

arrowOS 5.1.23 (WebOSX [s]) “Cheetah”

V.5.0 Overview: Using a modern theme for a clean, fluid, and professional look with optimized features for speed and compatibility for all devices.

 

Major Improvements:

  • WebOSX “Cheetah” Overview
    • Page framework V.2.0
      • New tab system for most pages
      • Removed excess external links
      • Programming based (without plugins)
      • Extreme speed (even without caching)
    • Refined theme (based on Theme V.4.0)
      • Improved compatibility
        • Certified for all popular computer browsers
        • Certified for all popular mobile browsers
        • Based on simple/low-consuming languages for computers to easily read
        • Enhanced for most browsers (Safari, Firefox, I.E., Edge, Chrome, etc.)
        • Content designed to be near 98% compatible for viewing on all devices
      • Removed widgets (for speed)
        • Facebook Like Box
        • Google Calendar
    • Another (s) optimized version verifying speed and stability
      • Theme optimization
      • Plugin optimization
      • Low-consuming global website
      • Major behind the scenes tweaks for speed performance
    • New “Competitions” Content
      • New “Robots” tab
        • 2014 and 2015 robot information
        • 2016 development coming very soon!
    • New “About Us” Content
      • New “FIRST” tab
        • Another way to reach our “FIRST” page
        • Quick intro to our involvement with FIRST
  • Improved media compatibility
    • Patched major bug causing “Media” page to load in 10+ seconds
    • Improved all media loading times
  • Improved “Social” page
    • New faster tab-system
    • Works on mobile devices

Minor Improvements:

  • Squashed bug where the Google reCAPTCHA would not work on Safari on Mac or iPhone
  • Squashed bug where the header of the website would have three boxes in it
  • Squashed bug where “Our Team” tab would be cut on some browsers
  • Squashed bug where images on some pages will not appear on Firefox
  • Squashed bug where random phone swipes would redirect the page
  • Modified menu bar items and positioning
  • Other behind the scenes improvements

 

arrowOS 5.0.4.2 (Website V.)

V.5.0.0 Overview: Designed for a clean, fluid, and professional look based on feedback and optimized with speed and relativity in mind.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Added/Improved “Outreach” sub-page
    • Includes content about how we reach out to our community
    • Improved stability and reliability
  • Improved “Competitions” page
    • Includes new content
    • New tab system
  • Theme V.5.0
    • New look based on team feedback (red and white)
    • Greatly improved speed
    • Fixed multiple errors through a major bug patch
    • Best update ever released!
  • Speed Improvements
    • Major patch fixing a previous theme error
    • Theme and plugin optimization
  • Certified for all popular browsers (Safari, Firefox, I.E., Edge, Chrome, etc.)

Minor Improvements:

  • Modified menu bar items and positioning
  • Other behind the scenes improvements

 

arrowOS 5.0.3.4 (Website V.)

V.5.0.0 Overview: Designed for a clean, fluid, and professional look based on feedback and optimized with speed and relativity in mind.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Added/Improved “FIRST” page
    • Includes new content
      • “Competitions” tab for all FRC games from 2013+
      • “Resources” tab for all of the FRC manuals and etc. from 2013+
    • Improved stability
  • Improved “About” page
    • Includes new content
  • Improved “Resources” page
    • More stability
  • Improved “Media” page content
    • More stuff
    • More stability
  • Theme V.5.0
    • New look based on team feedback (red and white)
    • Greatly improved speed
    • Fixed multiple errors through a major bug patch
    • Best update ever released!
  • Speed Improvements
    • Major patch fixing a previous theme error
    • Theme and plugin optimization
  • Certified for all popular browsers (Safari, Firefox, I.E., Edge, Chrome, etc.)

Minor Improvements:

  • Modified menu bar items and positioning
  • Additional mobile theme stability
  • Other behind the scenes improvements

 

arrowOS 5.0.2.3 (Website V.)

V.5.0.0 Overview: Designed for a clean, fluid, and professional look based on feedback and optimized with speed and relativity in mind.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Added/Improved “Resources” page as a universal page with these tabs
    • Team Docs
    • Handbook
    • FIRST
    • FAQ
  • Added “Our Website” page
    • Includes description of how we manage our website
    • Contains credentials for participating members of the website team
  • Improved “Media” page content
    • New and upcoming 2016 media for the new build season
    • Improved loading times through lazy load
  • Testing new caching system for speed and optimization
  • Theme V.4.0
    • New look based on team feedback (red and white)
    • Greatly improved speed
    • Fixed multiple errors through a major bug patch
    • Best update ever released!
  • Speed Improvements
    • Major patch fixing a previous theme error
    • Theme and plugin optimization
  • Certified for all popular browsers (Safari, Firefox, I.E., Edge, Chrome, etc.)

Minor Improvements:

  • Modified menu bar items and positioning
  • Additional mobile theme stability
  • Other behind the scenes improvements

 

arrowOS 5.0.1.9 (Website V.)

V.5.0.0 Overview: Designed for a clean, fluid, and professional look based on feedback and optimized with speed and relativity in mind.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Added “Resources” page
    • Team Documents
    • FIRST Resources
    • Other Helpful links
    • FAQ for new members
  • Improved “Media” page content
    • New and upcoming 2016 media for the new build season
    • Improved loading times through lazy load
  • Theme V.5.0
    • New look based on team feedback (red and white)
    • Greatly improved speed
    • Fixed multiple errors through a major bug patch
    • Best update ever released!
  • Speed Improvements
    • Major patch fixing a previous theme error
    • Theme and plugin optimization
  • Certified for all popular browsers (Safari, Firefox, I.E., Edge, Chrome, etc.)

Minor Improvements:

  • Added and removed “Home” page slider images with links to their corresponding pages
  • Enlarged “Events/Google Groups” and “Event Calendar” Pages for larger screens
  • Share options for blog posts (Facebook, Twitter, Email, etc.)
  • Enchanted content distribution to search engines (Bing, Google, Yahoo, etc.)
  • Removed “McAfee Secure” Logo from the bottom left of the website
  • Modified menu bar items and positioning
  • Squashed minor bug “Events/Google Groups” page bug not appearing on mobile
  • Other behind the scenes improvements

 

arrowOS 5.0.0.11 (Website V.)

V.5.0 Overview: Designed for a clean, fluid, and professional look based on feedback and optimized with speed and relativity in mind.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Theme V.5.0
    • New look based on team feedback (red and white)
    • Greatly improved speed
    • Fixed multiple errors through a major bug patch
    • Best update ever released!
  • Speed Improvements
    • Major patch fixing a previous theme error
    • Theme and plugin optimization
  • Another major new version
    • This theme is in development these features are currently being tested and improved:
      • Mobile theme
      • Content optimization
      • General speed
    • This is the best build we have ever made. Stability, security, and speed have never been the same
  • Modified “Media” pages
    • Merged all “Media” sub-pages into one “Media” page
    • The new universal “Media” page includes all photos with a quick page loading time
  • Certified for all popular browsers (Safari, Firefox, I.E., Edge, Chrome, etc.)
  • Easter Eggs:
    • Music
      • Highly acclaimed Nintendo game
      • Christmas song
    • Misc.
      • Christmas snowflakes for the winter season

Minor Improvements:

  • 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus now supported
  • Fix social media links and logos to the website header
  • Fixed website title and tab image
  • Modified menu bar items and positioning
  • Added search bar on the “Events/Google Groups” page
  • Rephrased “Social” sub-pages names
  • Other behind the scenes improvements

 

arrowOS 4.4.3 (Website V.)

V.4.0 Overview: Designed for a professional look based on feedback and optimized with speed and relativity in mind.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Speed Improvements
    • Greatly improved speed through a patch with a plugin error
    • Plugin optimization
  • Content:
    • Improved “Competitions” page
      • Added “MadTown ThrowDown” sub-page
      • Added “Silicon Valley Regionals” sub-page
    • Enhanced editing options for all website content
  • Certified for all popular browsers (Safari, Firefox, I.E., Edge, Chrome, etc.)

Minor Improvements:

  • Added social media links and logos to the website header
  • Fixed website title and tab image
  • Other behind the scenes improvements

 

arrowOS 4.3.4 (Website V.)

V.4.0 Overview: Designed for a professional look based on feedback and optimized with speed and relativity in mind.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Speed Improvements
    • Slightly improved speed by optimizing plugins
  • Another [beta] version as it is being tested for anti-security measures
  • Content:
    • Our 50th page release!
    • New pictures in the “Current Media” sub-page
    • Updated picture in the homepage slider
    • Modified media-based pages for the upcoming 2016 season
  • Certified for all popular browsers (Safari, Firefox, I.E., Edge, Chrome, etc.)

Minor Improvements:

  • Minor media content patches introduced fixed
  • Other behind the scenes security improvements

 

arrowOS 4.2.8 (Website V. [s])

V.4.0 Overview: Designed for a professional look based on feedback and optimized with speed and relativity in mind.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Optimization:
    • What does (s) mean? SPEED!
      • Quick loading times
      • Balanced page speed
      • Better caching
      • Reduced page size and requests
      • Enhanced contend delivery
      • A score on gtmetrix.com
    • Cleaned up database
    • Improved website security and anti-hack protection
    • Faster and virtually bug free mobile interface
  • Social V.2.1
    • Improved Features
      • Google Calendar
    • Removed Features (for optimization)
      • Old calendar setup

Minor Improvements:

  • Fixed bugs:
    • Mobile theme home button splicing issue
    • Many random characters such as  appearing frequently in the “Blog” page and other minor pages
    • Calendar footer widget
  • Added “Updated Blog” sub-page under the “Blog” menu tab
  • Other behind the scenes improvements

 

arrowOS 4.1.5 (Website V.)

V.4.0 Overview: Designed for a professional look based on feedback and optimized with speed and relativity in mind.

 

Major Improvements:

  • Social V.2.0
    • New Features
      • Google Groups
      • Google Hangout (chat)
      • Google Calendar
    • Removed Features (for optimization)
      • All Buddypress features
      • appear.in chat (replaced by Google Hangouts)
  • Optimization
    • Slight speed improvements

Minor Improvements:

  • Fixed bugs:
    • Random characters such as â€œ appearing frequently in the “FIRST” sub-page
    • Some of the “Team 3482” sub-page warped font and content
  • Fixed calendar footer widget
  • Removed ability to post comments on everything but the blog
  • New and removed “Secret” page features
  • Other behind the scenes improvements

 

arrowOS 4.0.4 (Website V.)

In the past few days the website has underwent many major new improvements.

Major Improvements:

  • Professional Theme
    • Cleaner Look
    • Refined home page
    • Powerful features
  • Official release of enhanced content optimization
    • Refined theme
    • Finalized speed
    • Powerful anti-hack protection

Minor Improvements:

  • Fixed bug large red bar in Internet Explorer on Windows 7
  • Fixed mobile theme bug
  • Other behind the scenes improvements

Known Bugs:

  • The “Team 3482” sub-page warped font and content
  • The character Â appearing frequently in the “Blog” page and other minor pages
  • Random characters such as â€œ appearing frequently in the “FIRST” sub-page

 

arrowOS 3.8.6 (Website V.)

In the past few days the website has underwent many major new improvements.

Major Improvements:

  • Official release of “Social” page
    • Private Messaging
    • Public Messaging
    • Groups
    • Group Emails
    • New required and non required profile fields
    • Hide your profile fields only for Admins to see
  • Official release of enhanced content optimization
    • Refined theme
    • Finalized speed
    • Powerful anti-hack protection
  • Updated News in the “Blog” page thanks to prattec.com
  • New “Preview” page to test pre-released features
  • Maximized speed via CDN and other features
  • Browser caching to increase speed to its absolute maximum
  • Compressed images to view full quality at reduced size
  • Enhanced security to protect against DDOS attacks and other hacking attempts
  • If the website server is offline the website will still be functional and navigable
  • 100% compatible with all of V.2.0 features and above with new ones!
  • Lots of Easter eggs!

Minor Improvements:

  • Improved “Social” page and system features
  • New Add Friends in the “Social” system
  • New email notifications for “Social” system group members
  • New “Update Browser” banner on IE
  • Improved Google Page Insights score
  • Other behind the scenes improvements

 

arrowOS 3.7.5 (Website V.)

In the past few days the website has underwent many major new improvements.

Major Improvements:

  • Maximized speed via CDN and other features
  • Browser caching to increase speed to its absolute maximum
  • Compressed images to view full quality at reduced size
  • Enhanced security to protect against DDOS attacks and other hacking attempts
  • If the website server is offline the website will still be functional and navigable
  • 100% compatible with all of V.2.0 features and above with new ones!
  • Lots of Easter eggs!

Minor Improvements:

  • Improved “Social” page and system features
  • New Add Friends in the “Social” system
  • New email notifications for “Social” system group members
  • New “Update Browser” banner on IE
  • Improved Google Page Insights score
  • Other behind the scenes improvements

 

arrowOS 3.6.4 (Website V.)

In the past few days the website has underwent many major new improvements.

Major Improvements:

  • New “Social (beta)” page
    • This system is designed for the team to communicate with each other privately and publicly. Also it allows all users navigating the website to join the “Suggestions Forum” group to share what they want for fixed/new features.
    • The system is still under development (beta) so please comment on any flaws you may see with the system in the “Suggestions Forum” group.
  • Fixed “Contact-Us” page
    • Now you can actually contact us!
    • Added new not required information boxes such as Company
    • Added anti-spam/hacking requirement
  • Updated “Team 3482” sub-page for current decided 2015 information
  • Website caching and speed improvements
  • Compressed images
  • Significantly improved loading times for all pages

Minor Improvements:

  • New “Subscribe” sub-page for the “Blog” page
  • Further enhanced security
  • Improved Google Page Insights score
  • Other behind the scenes improvements
  • SECRET!

 

arrowOS 3.0-3.5.1 (Website V.)

In the past few days the website has underwent many major new improvements.

Major Improvements:

  • New Website Interface
    • Designed for a modern and professional look
  • New Mobile Friendly Interface
    • Optimized for iOS and Android
  • New “Competitions” page
    • Added a cumulative 2015 robotics video
  • New “Event Calendar” page
    • Added a navigable calendar
  • New “Support Us” page
    • Added links to contact us and sponsor us
  • New McAfee Verified box
  • Updated “Home” page
    • Added updated information
    • Added Walt Disney quote
  • Updated “Media” page
    • Added “Current Media” sub-page
  • Updated “Sponsors” page
    • Added “Current Sponsors” sub-page
    • Added “Past Sponsors” sub-page
  • Updated “About Us” page
    • Added “Competitions” sub-page
    • Added new photos
    • Updated “Team 3482” sub-page
  • Improved pages speed
  • Improved image speed
  • Improved security
  • Backups!

Minor Improvements:

  • New “Like Us” Facebook box in the footer
  • Optimized for Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and most modern browsers
  • Other minor behind the scenes improvements