Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 19 Apr 2010.
Not too bad. Think I can live with this.
I really like it, good job guys. Nice and clean.
that era advert is way too imposing (not your fault) but other than that it looks great
In 2010 is it too much too ask for forums to take advantage of widescreen monitors? It really frustrates me that there is so much wasted space either side of the screen and pictures have to be resized to practically thumbnails.
(this comment box needs font-family applying though )
Forums are misbehaving... asking me to log in to the beta forums (which i can't) Have to click cancel lots. Otherwise fantastic.
After a brief perusal I think I like it. The first thing that hits me is that the front page contains a hell of a lot of text but that may just be because I'm more used to the large images of the old design.
It definitely provides better access to more content than before, but it's going to take some getting used to before my eyes break old habits and scan the right portions of the page!
I'm getting the beta login glitch on the forums too, though a few clicks of cancel seem to dispel it for now.
One feature that's lacking and which I had hoped would come with the redesign is an 'edit' button in the comments view so that we can edit our own article comments without going through the forum first, but that's a minor issue..
Overall it seems to be an improvement, well done guys.
I do not like change, it scares me. Bring back the old site.
Ditto, I am also having to hit cancel mutliple times before I can read any threads.
Don't like it, worst web site redesign ever.
S: That was the worst thing I’ve ever heard!
W: It was terrible!
W: Well it wasn’t that bad.
S: Oh, yeah?
W: Well, there were parts of it I liked!
S: Well, I liked alot of it.
W: Yeah, it was GOOD actually.
S: It was great!
W: It was wonderful!
S: Yeah, bravo!
Very nice, great job!
As someone else pointed out, I get five password prompts on each page of the forums though!
Edit: is there any way to make the forum font slightly larger?
As per the note at the top:
You may have noticed that the default forum is now fixed width. If you would rather switch to variable width you have the option to change your preferences in your user options (at the very bottom).
Instead of having two columns, one for major information and main attractions and one for secondary things we might find interesting, the whole thing has been replaced with three columns - one for the main attractions that is now far too small and far from the center of attention, and two more columns whose text based nature and small size makes me care about them less than Google Ads.
To put it bluntly, this redesign is utter ****. Readers are left with information overload, the whole page is utterly unfriendly to users of larger monitors (though not bad for small monitor users, granted), and text is too small on the forums. Condense the front page to two columns and the design will be much better.
I'm pretty sure you said the last redesign was "utter ****" too. Oh, and the forum redesign as well... Nothing's changed in five years, I see
Excellent work Jamie!
I think it sucks, as other people have said, its just an overload of information.
Bring back the old site.
Oh come on, what's so wrong with information?
Everyone had a chance to sign up to the beta and express their views before these changes were made.
If you feel that strongly about how it looks, you should have offered some input in the development phase, and not just moan when its too late after hours of work have gone into it.
Just my view. Its a democracy so everyone gets a say, but to say nothing then cry you don't like it, maybe you should have signed up to the beta and said something earlier?
I really like the new site and it's a shame that so many people out there always hate everything new someone gives them.
There are some design bugs in the site but overall this is a lot BETTER than the old page and searching content is 1000% easier and faster!
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