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

  1. JCBeastie

    JCBeastie New Member

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    Very busy, a little distracting... overall I'd say it lacks focus.

    I'm sure I'll get used to it but it's not great tbh.
     
  2. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    This is at work, I will see about this at home, but I'm running XP Pro SP3 with Chrome 4.1
     
  3. Wiremaster

    Wiremaster Folding Fanatic

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    I don't like this layout. The homepage seems cluttered because there is so much text.
    But like people said, I can live with it.
     
  4. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    it's alright.. I can kind of see what people are saying with the 3 columns though- sometimes less is more

    my opinion anyway =] it looks good though
     
  5. Bursar

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    When will this option be applied to the website?
     
  6. coolius

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    Still looks very skinny at 1920x1200, why doesn't the main section of the site stretch in the same way as the forums?
    I expect the majority of the visitors have screen widths in excess of 1024 or 1280 pixels so why not use it?

    Apart from that though i do like it, i can deal with a lot of information!
     
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  7. Hazchem

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    What the hell have you done to the text on screen?
    [​IMG]

    It looks horrendous. It's uncomfortable to read.
     
  8. Faunus

    Faunus New Member

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    Sadly, your search box at the top of the page is broken (next to Competitions).

    Using Ubuntu 9.10 with:

    Google Chrome 5.0.307.7 - the text box appears on the same line as the main navigation, but the search button is down a line, and can't be clicked.

    Mozilla Firefox 3.5.9 - Both the search box and the search button are pushed down by one lines, and the website has a big *gap* in it, where the search box doesn't fit properly.

    Other than that, liking it so far! :rock:
     
  9. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    why is it when i finally feel comfortable in knowing my way around the site it gets changed! lol!

    Not so keen on the theme, but it was due a refresh.
     
  10. mrbens

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    Sorry to say I don't like it either.

    I really liked the style before and was worried when I heard it was going to be redesigned, and never saw a link to beta test.

    It's now just a wall of text.

    Before the main page was neat and looked a lot nicer with the large pictures and colour coding.

    ...and there's nothing wrong with polite criticism, I don't see why people are being called 'whingers'.
     
  11. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    I set mine straight to variable width, so it looks pretty much the same as the old one. :D
     
  12. quietguy

    quietguy D'orc

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    Please go back to the old style.
     
  13. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Again, that's weird - the fonts shouldn't look like that. What browser / OS / screen res?
     
  14. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Since I no longer work on the site (I helped a lot with this rollout before stepping aside to work on other projects at Dennis earlier this year), that's one for the current team to answer. My guess: unlikely, since that breaks the control the team has over how an article page looks.
     
  15. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    I was about to say that I really hated the fixed width but then I saw the notice about fluid width, awesome!

    I like the new design though I think it'll take a bit of getting used to.
     
  16. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    Love it. Also, Thank you so much for providing the full width option for the forum ;)
     
  17. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    It's never going to happen - variable width sites are just completely incompatible (theoretically and practically) with the demands of running a content heavy, editorial, commercial business.

    To surface a lot of content - which mixes pictures, text and ads - and to do so in a readable manner - you need to be able to control where the elements are on the page. As soon as you go down the variable width road, you lose that, and it just looks like a total mess.

    The reason you can get away with it on the forum is that it's just text on a very simple one column grid.
     
  18. FuzzyOne

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    This is a cleartype + helvetica issue :thumb:.
     
  19. PQuiff

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    WTF!!!!!!!!!!

    Its gone all IGN!

    Let me get this straight, youve consigned everything into a smaller space, that doesnt expand sideways and put a funky background on and oh...im upset.

    /me ragequits

    It feels like a giant advert now.
     
  20. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    I still think it's great.
    It feels like it's faster (but that could be instable internets in this part of the world), and it definitely is easier to navigate. Still not 100% used to it, but it's better than ever now. And it was high time for the old design to go.
     
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