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

  1. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I've added a few fixes for firefox on linux, can you check around and see if anything you spotted is now working?
     
  2. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Feature suggestion (I wasn't allowed in the beta, remember?). Would it be possible to make the time stamp on comments a link to that comment?

    Like this:
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  3. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    text is a bit small, i've always said that. may be it's causing problems with not probably smoothed computers.

    to those who have text problems, have you got ClearType enabled in Windows 7?
     
  4. pieplough

    pieplough New Member

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    I like the layout but this font hurts my brain :S
     
  5. jsv35

    jsv35 New Member

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    I think I liked it a before better. It seems more cluttered now. I enjoyed the larger pictures for each article before as well.
     
  6. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    Hey, just a quick one really, While its not too bad may I suggest making the centre section wider, specifically in the forums?
    As it is its quite narrow, to me it makes it feel claustrophobic, perhaps even cluttered.

    That's my 2p out there.
     
  7. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    Come back in a week and laugh at how melodramatic you sound.

    I didn't like the design at first, but after a week and with the help of a few improvements I actually came to like it.
     
  8. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    I (and Alex, and I think Jamie) all use Chrome and it looks fine for us...
     
  9. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Secretly, I think he really likes it. He's just hiding his elation :)
     
  10. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Readability is better in Firefox 3.6, but still not as good as on the old site.
    Did you change the font?
     
  11. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    The website looks amateur at best. The silly light ray tracers are way overdone and do not represent good design. The grey bit-tech signage at the top is hard to read and contrasts too strongly. I don't understand the colour coding, is it supposed to mean something, as the top category bars are just grey?
     
  12. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Just zoom in?
     
  13. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    I thought he was just pleased to see me.
     
  14. FelixTech

    FelixTech Robot

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    Not a problem in the feature layout, but the comments section here is a bit on the narrow side. While most blogs probably won't necessarily get such a big response, the page is super-long while taking up less than a 1/4 of my screen width :S

    Otherwise looks swish though ;) I particularly like the little icons showing the number of comments.
     
  15. MorpheusUK

    MorpheusUK a Noob that knows something

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    Win!
    I like, more modern and fresh.
    Change is always good.
     
  16. Bonzo45

    Bonzo45 Ex CPC

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    I saw the site earlier, and I really didn't like it. Seeing it now it doesn't actually seem that bad, may just need to get used to it. I would say that the latest news should go down, so it's in line with the latest hardware articles. Then bring the main opening bit across, as it seems too cramped. Scratch that, it looks good...

    Also, I was used to just clicking the massive bit-tech.net logo to go to home, but the advert obscures it. I think that the top horizontal advert is quite obstructive, and it would look better above the bit-tech logo, and then the logo could take up the whole width of the page.

    But, yeah, it seems rather nice. Also working fine in Chrome here.
     
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  17. Toka

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    havent actually looked at the site yet, too busy reading comments :)
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    TL;DR...
    This is probably a copy of what everyone else is saying, but...
    You've lost your 'front page'-ness. Now it's just a mass of postage stamp sized blurbs. The ads get more real estate.

    Also, I just tried to post in the other launch thread, and it told me it was locked. Shouldn't a locked thread NOT have a box to type in?
     
  19. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Blocking ads doesn't solve anything - it just undermines the work we do and risks the future of the site. Far better to let us know your opinions and, as we always have, we'll take them into account.

    Look at Intellitxt (green plague) for example. Management wanted it on the site to bring in more money and we only got it removed because we were able to point to an irate community who were talking to us about it.
     
  20. billysielu

    billysielu Member

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    A kitten just died.

    Awful fonts. Did you even test it in Firefox?
     
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