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Discussion in 'Announcements & Support' started by Eric, Mar 24, 2002.

  1. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    Hi folks. I guess a few of you have noticed the site changes. These changes were made in conjunction with a software upgrade. The changes, coupled with enhancements in the newer version of the software, have sped the site up quite a bit.

    As for the look, I never liked the old look and have been meaning to chanege it for some time. Several people have complained about the text being hard to read. I have changed the text size and the contrast of the background, to make things easier to read. I will also change the link styles so that there is a different color for visited links. As for the colors of the site though, they really aren't much different than the old ones. The current text size is now the same as in the old version and the background color of the message threads is the same color or slightly lighter, depending on which alternating color is in use, in a given table field. In other words, there shouldn't be any difference now in readability, between this new look and the old one.

    Anyway, I will be doing a much simpler, higher contrast alternate style, that users will be able to choose in their user cp, if they don't like the current look. I will also create at least one new style with big text and buttons, for those that have trouble with the current format.

    Thanks for the feedback...Eric
     
  2. njl

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    Maybe it's just me, or my oddball browser (Opera on Linux), but the text size when reading posts looks huge now.

    The text size while filling out this form to post a messge looks the same as usual.
     

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    :) i also use opera, the text looks huge for me too.... im viewsing the site at 90%

    a suggestion id like to make.... is the new threads/no new thread GIF next to each of the forums, its a little small now, not easy to tell if there are new threads since the last visit to the site... would like to see that gif a little larger :)


    in any case, keep up the great work! i do love vB very much :)
     
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    I noticed the changes right away when I came in today. The speed was the first thing I noticed. Still using the old dial up connection here at home. Works great for me, I like the changes.
     
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    Text size seems to have shrunk back to a more normal size now.
     
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    I like the new look but I really miss having the links change color when I visit them. Please bring it back. :)
     
  7. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    ;v The place looks great!!! Great job Eric!
     
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    Very nice format! It's especially good for those of us who are bandwidth challenged....,i.e., have only a dial-up connection:)
     
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    I like the new logo on the homepage. Much cleaner and sharper--the previous graphics were starting to look a bit dated. Very nice!
     
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    The new format is excellent. Very well done.
     
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    NLETA Bryan Cox

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    As a rather new webmaster myself, I can appreciate the enormous amount of work that goes into maintaining a site this large.

    I like the new logo very much and the new forums look great.

    You've done very, very well!!
     
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    I would also like to see a larger red/green indicator on the main page that shows if there are new threads.

    Thanks!
     
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    Looks great. Thanks, Eric.
     
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    Eric, keep up the good work, you are doing a fine job.;a
     
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