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Official New Design Thread

Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by :: kna ::, 2 May 2005.

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  1. Rekarp

    Rekarp New Member

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    yes truly it is different. personaly i liked the darker color (yes i tried the different opition at the bottom) is was earlier as it was easier for me to read. The layout is nice as it reminds me of magazines. Over the past day it was down i checked the site multiple times (every minute or so :D ) to see if the site was up.
     
  2. :: kna ::

    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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    Unfortunately without those advertisements you would have no forum with which to say anything.
     
  3. Stompy

    Stompy New Member

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    I love the new site design, but can't say the same for the forums.
    I liked the darkness of the old scheme, and even the "dark" scheme you have here is really light.... I don't understand how white/off white is classed as dark?
    Perhaps you could bring in a "Bit-Tech classic" skin?
     
  4. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    While that is true, the way they are integrated is in my opinion quite poor when it comes to space utilization.
     
  5. OneSeventeen

    OneSeventeen Oooh Shiny!

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    I love the new navigation system, it works so much better than the old one, and adding the RSS feed is pretty cool too.

    Slightly busy on the homepage, the external news doesn't seem so external until you click on the items, and there's no link to the home page other than in the breadcrumbs (nice touch though on the breadcrumbs!)

    I definitely like the extensive use of CSS, but the xhtml in the home page is about 75 errors away from being valid.

    When posting in the forums the message window seems to bleed over the edge of the content area and into the ads on the right hand side.

    I like the ads, because it will hopefully support bit for years to come, but I'd definitely rule out red/yellow flashing banners. I've never adblocked bit, because I want to support it, but that ad makes it tempting :p (I know you are looking into this)

    As a general rule of thumb, if there's not a chick in the pic, might as well make it a text-based ad!

    Overall: 8.5 out of 10!
    (navigation/backend stuff gets a 9.8 out of 10)
     
  6. bloodcar

    bloodcar Active Member

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    the only thing i have to bitch about the layo7ut is the banner on the left makes a horizontal scroll bar when on the forums. even on 1280x1024 (yes, i know it's not 4:#, so sue me) resolution.

    other then that, i like the new layout. as i said on irc, it's evolution.

    :EDIT: man, the new thread icons are going to take awhile to get used to... is there a way to be able to pic the old skin?
     
  7. kill_me_quick

    kill_me_quick Big and Blue

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    I like the design for the main site but not too sure about the forums.

    I'm not keen on the links to the parts of the main site above the forum, it doesn't blend. Ive got a big black bar above the hardware ect links, not too sure if there is meant to be an advert in there or not. Not at all convinced with the post pictures. My eyesight is fine and i cant distinguish between what is new and old and also ive ive posted in it or not.
     
  8. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    omg!

    it's... sooo... different

    I had to find a local GFAA* to deal with you being down for the 36 hours or so

    *geek forum addicts anonymous

    anyways... it'll take some getting used to, but seems well done.
     
  9. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    Just adding onto my simple post.

    I love the site, and the layout + everything. The main website really looks alot better, and for new users the website is really easy to follow. Real good job on making the website.

    The colours on the forum are to bright, and my eyes really hurt when walking away. It's because i use the forums on a daily, and i just perfer forums that aren't so linked up with the website. And I perfer the forums to be wide angle :/.

    Apart from that, the website is really cool. And the banners rock.

    - S
     
  10. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Without the ads we'd not be here today. Bandwidth, servers all cost money - lots of money.
     
  11. alextwo

    alextwo <a href="http://forums.bit-tech.net/showpost.php?p

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    I like the new design, just glad the forums are back! But on the reply to thread page in firefox the tables seem to be a little off.
     
  12. hmekk

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    hmmm
    i dont like this new design very much ....
    kinda strange

    i miss the old bit-tech :grr: :waah: :miffed:

    but isn't there any watu choose old theme too `?
     
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    overall i like the design... i think the color design could be improved. Havent found any other annoyances yet.
     
  14. Zephyr

    Zephyr Go V-Boy, Go!

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    I lurve the new front page, the forumz0rz are a bit..wonky, but I can deal :worried:

    All in all, quite nice. Tis nice to have the forums back up, too :)
     
  15. :: kna ::

    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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    SteveyG Electromodder

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    Not liking the massive amount of space at the top of the forum of the big strip down the side of the forum. :sigh: If that ad at the top could be moved up into the massive bit-tech banner it would be much better...

    For the dark version, a darker background with light writing would look better. That light purple/blue doesn't match with the grey at all.
     
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    To me the front is so cluttered a new user would be lost.

    An example of confusion is the main content on the main page. No header or title to signify what each section is. Are they both news? Is one, off site news and the other is on site news? Is one updates, and one articles?

    To know which area I am talking about look at the center of the main page. On the left is an area of a big image and text for an article, or update. Then next to it on the right is just text updates. No titles, etc.
     
  18. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    There is indeed meant to be an ad there - you're not using a foreign proxy are you? We target different ads to different areas of the world, y'see.
     
  19. Hamish

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    qft

    the main page layout is nice, the colours are horrible imo
    the forum is all wrong, just wrong :p
    i think its the adbar down the right mainly, and the big black space between the top bar and the 'hardware modding columns' etc bit
    even at 1600x1200 it feels like im running at 1024 or something :(

    its a shame, the top bit of the page (down as far as the search box) looks great, very slick and usuable. the rest of the page just doesnt seem to 'work'

    edit: ah right, ad in the black bar <3 for adblock :D
     
  20. cysus

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    feels like it's some child's website or something with the rainbow colors all over. Make a classic skin, please, like newegg did.
     
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