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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 19 Apr 2010.

  1. Pieface

    Pieface Well-Known Member

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    Why is it that when I changed my forum width size, a small feedback button popped up?
     
  2. Morrius

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    It looks great, all in all a much more efficient layout. Don't listen to the whiners.
     
  3. Naberius

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    I don't want to have to spend ages finding out what new content has been posted.

    I think the styling is much better, just way too cluttered at the moment.
     
  4. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Glad to see it made it through us ugly beta testers and onto the live site.

    I love it!

    I've always loved fixed sites.

    And the feedback about it being a fixed site you've received so far ... well it was fixed before, and it still is now, albeit wider, so stuff them.

    If the forums aren't wide enough for you, read the article first and follow the instructions to make it wider, instead of posting for butthurt ;)
     
  5. Colossous

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    I like it too guys :thumb:
     
  6. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    ooh, the password thing is fixed and the site looks even nicer! :)

    The font is definitely too small though. My eyes feel a bit strained already. Does anyone know how to greasemonkey it bigger if the design's finalised? Or can one of the devs give us the CSS selector for it if they know it offhand?
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    If you want to filter out the information so you're only seeing what relevant then we now support that far better than on the old site. Tags, indexes, featured articles.
     
  8. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Left over from the beta site - it was a link to the feedback forum. Thanks for flagging it up!
     
  9. Mikee

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    I think it's rather busy....
     
  10. dwl

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    I always applaud progress but in this case none has been made here. New code is always nice but the user experience must come first if you want it to be successful.

    OK, here are the specifics.

    Clutter; everything is squashed in. Net result is I'm reading less.

    You say you want more info visible on screen, a noble goal trashed by the square banner top right of the main content section.

    The colour coded banner links have gone. This was a good design method, over the years I associated the colours with the links more than the text. A gaming website should understand the importance of perception.

    There are other faults but I'm not going to go on any more. If you want to go for more in-the-face ads and page-bloating you go right ahead.
     
  11. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    It is busy, that's true - but it's sort of inevitable, given the amount of stuff we're writing these days. As I said in the blog, we've done a lot of things to try and make the site easy to digest - tags, featured articles, decent index pages - but at a certain point, more stuff is always going to be more stuff.
     
  12. tripwired

    tripwired Deploying Surprise in 3... 2...1...

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    lush, really feels fresh and updated, good work guys!
     
  13. Leitchy

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    It now looks 'busy', but so do most tech sites. Only thing I don't like is the background image and the bit-tech logo does not stand out at all - not good for branding!
     
  14. HugoC

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    It looks worse than before on my 1024x768: crammed with excessive information and little visual distinction between areas. The previous design was a lot better.
     
  15. p3n

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    There is a white text box stuck between the two grey bars at the top, looks like its a search box or something? (Using Chrome on OSX)
     
  16. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    A lot of folks will be saying "It's too busy, I hates it omgZ!"

    Once you get used to the higher density of articles and info it's actually much better.

    Good job guys, this should do until 2015. :thumb:
     
  17. Kovoet

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    I like it and a step in the right direction. Too bad you can't let the photoshoppers amongst us be creative with the background to really make it different and change it every month
     
  18. Kenny_McCormick

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    Long live to bit-tech! I'll get used to the new look in a while. Great job.
     
  19. Molajoku

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    My first thought was "Aghhh! my eyes"...
    I'll see how it goes after an hour and then a few days.

    The last website to update into this sort of style I know of was dabs.com. I still hate that one...but mostly because the search system now sucks.
     
  20. Fractal

    Fractal I Think Therefore I Mod

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    Looks good guys!
     
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