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Discussion in 'General' started by MLyons, 27 Feb 2019.

  1. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    In the next 30 or so minutes the new website design will go live. If you have any visual issues please hard reload to page to clear your cache of the old files. Hope you enjoy. Please keep all feedback in here.
     
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  2. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Posted this in the S00per S3kr1t Mod Forum before spotting this thread:

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    Tried hard-refreshing (and disabling the ad blocker), no joy. Exact same thing happening in Chrome, too.

    EDIT:
    The logo on the main site's fine, but the thumbnails are being cropped very awkwardly.

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    Look at what you've done to poor Reggie!

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    Also also (sorry!) the new mid-page highlights have even less of the headline visible than before:

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    Three words is a bit short!
     
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  3. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    logo on forums fixed. I'll look into the thumbnails but can't promise anything as It's always going to be awkward
     
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  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    The main site looks a lot better if I zoom out from my default 90% (this is at 70%):

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    Reggie's head is back, and I get twice as many words in the SK Hynix headline! Everything's just a bit... diddy, now.
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Ooh, 'nother question - sorry, @MLyons, I'll go for lunch and leave you in peace for a bit:

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    Is the Related Articles section now limited to three articles max?
     
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  6. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Ere, 'tis gone all flash loike... When's the forum going to get a lick of paint?
     
  7. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    What resolution is your screen? it may be changed to show 6. We're still tweaking exactly how it looks.
     
  8. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    All looks fine in Opera @ 2560x1440.
     
  9. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Forums look good imo. The site was done as there were some issues and complaints which were valid and harmed readability. I don't think we've heard any major ones about the forums
     
  10. Spraduke

    Spraduke Lurker

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    My initial thought was blimey its all a bit large and in your face. But then I do tend towards zooming out when working in Word/Excel etc.
     
  11. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I tended to zoom in on the old design and this one feels about right.
     
  12. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    I do see one minor problem with the forums, although it might just be my dodgy eyesight. I use the dark theme, because I find it easier on the eyes but, the purple text can be a bit hard to read.
     
  13. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Looks good on Firefox, even with Pi-Hole, Ghostery, AdBlock Plus and NoScript (with bit-tech.net whitelisted) - which is a surprise.
     
  14. yuusou

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    Congrats devdoge! Looks nice, scales well, seems much faster as well!

    Job well done.
     
  15. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I run 1920x1200, but with two windows side-by-side for 960x1200 per window. Usually that means zooming to 90% to have websites look right, but the new design doesn't fit properly until 70% (which makes the text a bit tiny.)
     
  16. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Seems to be behaving in IE11. IE8 is being a bit laggy, think thats more that I'm using it through a citrix connection than anything else. I'm sure I can get Lotus notes 8.5 browser running if you want...
     
  17. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    IE11 was a pain. If it works in IE8 then it's down to complete luck. IE should be killed with fire.
     
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    legoman breaker of things

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    Yeah, I think we only have it because the bulk or our intranet was coded for IE8 then hotfudged to work in IE11, next up is the java time bomb when Oracle pull the plug finally.

    Agree IE should be killed with fire then buried and the ground be killed with fire to be safe.

    Looks good though scaling works flicking around my displays resizing etc in chrome Version 71.0.3578.80 and IE 11.847
     
  19. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'd used CSS Grid for the first time after discovering and thinking "this is amazing" implemented it and last week loaded the new site in IE and was like "ahh. that may be a problem". So i implemented IE specific styling. I hope by next redesign IE is dead.
     
  20. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    No glaring issues in MS Edge or Firefox Stable...
     

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