TFW2005 Upgraded - DISCUSS!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Tony_Bacala, Nov 11, 2010.

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  1. wolfe

    wolfe Well-Known Member

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    After being on here off and on for a few hours I would say the colors are growing on me. I like the other changes a lot and i think i will grow to like the colors even more.
     
  2. jgoss

    jgoss transformers fan 4 life

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    awesome job tony great work!
     
  3. optimusfan

    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Initial take:

    Pros
    - Pages load noticeably quicker
    - Cleaner look, less clutter

    Cons
    - I really don't like the wasted vertical space in the new design. I have to scroll a lot to see information. For example, on discussion threads I used to be able to read 7 lines w/o scrolling while now I can only read 3. On the main page I can only see 8 lines where I used to be able to see 13. I've also attached an old vs. new comparison shot. Obviously I'll live, but I'd rather see more than less if I had a choice.
     

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  4. Meister79

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    Love the new look.
    Great job, TFW!
     
  5. evrdazed

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    Looks great!!! But still no optimization for iPhone/mobile phone? I use my iPhone to go to this page 70% of the time.
     
  6. cooldeal99

    cooldeal99 my hero is me

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    new site is awesome guys and keep up the good work
     
  7. DazzalingFury

    DazzalingFury The COLLECTOR of Stuff

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    Sweet it looks great guys! i'm loving it!
     
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    Cool but the text is harder to read with the light background. Scrolling up and down seems slower too.
     
  9. Eric

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    Not too bad.
     
  10. gautamsnn

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    Awesome job, guys....Keep up the good work....'Bots forever!!
     
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    I wish the color scheme was a user-preference, because I would go back to the old look.

    The menu bar at the top is MUCH harder to use. The vertical drop-down was easy as pie, but this one requires more mouse movement. You've got to be quick and precise or the submenu disappears... and if you don't move the mouse perfectly horizontal, the submenu disappears.
     
  12. blackout501st

    blackout501st ultimate enforcing hound

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    i personally liked the old look alot more, but i suppose it was because i was so USED to it. im sure the new look will grow on me though. nice job you guys!
     
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    Too Bright!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    a choice of a darker theme like the original would be sweet but nonetheless its still a nice upgrade
     
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    i love the new layout. great job.
     
  16. Tony_Bacala

    Tony_Bacala Car Robots Professional Administrator

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    That is showing like that because you have an ad block, and in the other layout the ads just disappeared for you. Here the ad space is a designated height. That is how things are paid for around here, so it's a situation I can't really address.
     
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    I'm on my iPhone most of the time, so naturally, a mobile version would have been great, but alas... Looks nice though!
     
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    There was a change done to this after the launch, which I believe fixed the "disappearing" in IE (and some other non-Firefox) browsers.

    Please hold SHIFT while pressing REFRESH in your browser, 2 times, and that should re-load the files needed to fix this issue.

    Do that, and let me know if the drop down is still an issue.
     
  19. JetRaid

    JetRaid Jhet Rheyd

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    Looks great. I dig it :D 
     
  20. Optimus Vader

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    The layout and logo update isn't bad, but this is way too bright. I'm about to pull a Corey Hart to read a few things.
     
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