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Old 2008-01-12, 10:13 AM   #1
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Question Bit of quick site feedback, anyone who's around...

Update: a lot of what's below isn't current. A wide design is live and tweaks being made.

Update: a wide version is currently live, notes below are from previous messing around. The new design isn't currently active for the forums.

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http://tfarchive.com/common/skin/set...p?skin=default

How does that look, and if it's hideously broken in your browser, what browser and what version?

Link to switch it off:

http://tfarchive.com/common/skin/setcookie.php?skin=

(Or the cookie will expire of its own accord after an hour anyway.)
 
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Old 2008-01-12, 10:41 AM   #2
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It's a bit bright isn't it? Burns my eyes...
 
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Old 2008-01-12, 10:46 AM   #3
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It's a bit bright isn't it? Burns my eyes...
Hmm, yeh, bit white for my tastes too, sorry. Maybe carry across the gradiented light grey?

Do like the peg hole, though
 
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Old 2008-01-12, 10:53 AM   #4
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Yeah, I like the layout and the peg hole thing, but I'm not too keen on the colour. As dalek said, it's quite bright.
 
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Old 2008-01-12, 10:55 AM   #5
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It's a bit bright isn't it? Burns my eyes...
It's probably worth mentioning as well that the contrast is off on my monitor os that things appear darker than they really are (makes it a bugger to watch porn youtube) so if it's bright for me it must be like a deathray to everyone else.
 
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Old 2008-01-12, 11:02 AM   #6
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A bit on the bright side, could probably get used to it, but prefer the darker color scheme. I do concur the layout is nice however.
 
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Old 2008-01-12, 12:20 PM   #7
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Very bright, and it looks like it's copying Shortpacked's layout.
 

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Old 2008-01-12, 12:29 PM   #8
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I find all of that white a bit bright as well.
 
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Old 2008-01-12, 01:15 PM   #9
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The white isn't so bad but the Yellow when you go into the comic sections is harsh.
 

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Old 2008-01-12, 03:54 PM   #10
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I miss the picture buttons at the top.
 
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Old 2008-01-12, 05:28 PM   #11
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I guess I'm used to the current one.
 
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Old 2008-01-12, 05:50 PM   #12
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I prefer the original re-design personally... if that counts for anything

*waits for snippy post by Halfshell*
 

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Old 2008-01-12, 06:25 PM   #13
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Pretty much the same as everyone here. I like the lay out, but the brightness hurts my eyes.
 


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Old 2008-01-12, 06:50 PM   #14
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Maybe carry across the gradiented light grey?
It's been a bastard to get things to look right on top of, and one suggestion I kinda wish I hadn't made way back when... depending on where text falls on the gradient it gets a bit lost, particularly at smaller sizes.

Does need to be a bit darker, I think we're all agreed. (Though for the love of your eyes, folks, turn the brightness and contrast down on your monitors a bit. Have still got mine fairly bright, just not TFT-fresh-out-of-the-box bright. Monitors should be set so that a white page with black text -- eg, a word processor -- is comfortable to look at.)

Those who find it bright, how do you feel about this? --
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=32

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it looks like it's copying Shortpacked's layout.
oafe.net, and that guy and Willis both scabbed it off earlier sites. It got thrown in 'cause that's what I think every time I look at the current rounded corners. Also wanted to check if the current browsers would be happy with the cut-away (browsers haven't always applied transparency to background images correctly) -- happily they seem okay, though I haven't looked at it in older versions of IE yet.

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I miss the picture buttons at the top.
Spaaace... page weight... tricky to add a new section to... want to do stuff to improve things for partially-sighted users...

The aim's to have something functionally close to what we've got now, then I can duplicate the design and start on a wider layout, making sure all of the pages fit things appropriately.

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the original re-design
This 'un or the lavender one?
 
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Old 2008-01-12, 06:57 PM   #15
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It's been a bastard to get things to look right on top of, and one suggestion I kinda wish I hadn't made way back when... depending on where text falls on the gradient it gets a bit lost, particularly at smaller sizes.
A lightish grey, like the box I'm currently typing in, would look spiffy

Agree re: the Shortpacked thing. Packaging is an obvious theme for a toy-related website - it's no more copying Shortpacked! than any TF site that uses the 1980s logo colours on its' typeface is copying another.
 
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Old 2008-01-12, 07:16 PM   #16
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Does it look as bright once there's an appreciable amount of text on a page --

eg, http://tfarchive.com/toys/reviews/mov_starscream.php ?
 
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Old 2008-01-12, 07:24 PM   #17
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Does it look as bright once there's an appreciable amount of text on a page --

eg, http://tfarchive.com/toys/reviews/mov_starscream.php ?
Not quite as much, but still a little dazzling.
 
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Old 2008-01-12, 07:51 PM   #18
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This 'un or the lavender one?
All the different schemes that were used were funky imho.
 

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Old 2008-01-12, 08:10 PM   #19
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For anyone who hasn't seen some of the other speculation --

http://tfarchive.com/community/attac...&postid=549552
http://img184.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_552lo.jpg
http://www.tfarchive.com/community/a...&postid=549605
http://tfarchive.com/redesign_css/?styles=allwhite.css
http://tfarchive.com/redesign_css/?styles=pink.css

The eventual idea's to give people a choice if they want it. It's conceivable (though unlikely) that we can support different content widths as well. Getting pages to reflow neatly where there's full-page-width tabular data (used in most sections, particularly indexes) is tricky.

Both of us would like things to be less dark, but if most people aren't keen we'll aim to accomodate...
 
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Old 2008-01-12, 08:14 PM   #20
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http://tfarchive.com/common/skin/set...?skin=default2

Sufficiently off-white and comfortable for reading?
 
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