The sharp-eyed among you may have noticed a few changes in the look of our UE4 documentation site this week. Along with the visual style, we’ve also made improvements under the hood to streamline the site, improve its reliability, and make pages load faster for most users.
Some changes that you might notice:
- Visually, we’ve aligned the look and feel across all our Epic docs sites, including the docs for the new Epic Online Services and the translated versions of the UE4 docs.
- Speaking of translations, we now have URLs that match between English and translated versions of the docs. So it should be much easier for those of you who need to flip between different languages.
- We’ve removed the option to sign in to the site with your Epic ID. This means that licensees with entitlements for closed platforms will need to access those docs through different means. For the moment, we’ve made the docs for these platforms available for download in the forums for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Switch. We expect to host those platform-specific docs in the documentation mirror on UDN in the near future.
This change also improves life for us at Epic — it’ll be easier for us to do our jobs getting docs into your hands regardless of your language of choice, and it’s a first step toward more site-wide improvements that we have in mind. You’ll hear more about these longer-term initiatives as they start to bear fruit.
In order to minimize the downtime involved in the site changeover, we launched our new look last weekend. We have a few tasks related to this migration that are still in progress, so you may find some functionality not behaving the way it ought to in the new system. We’re still working hard getting everything up to date. In the meantime, please bring any odd behavior — or really, anything else that’s on your mind — to our attention here in our feedback forum
We hope you’ll like the new site!