The new look, which begs for tweaking


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Re: The new look, which begs for tweaking

Postby Proinsias » Jul 27th, '09, 23:38

MarshalN wrote:If anything, I think a better layout would be to stick the links you want permanent on the right bar with the chat feature static, while leaving the rest scrollable. I for one wouldn't mind having the chat window be there while I'm reading through the threads. One of the first casualties of this new layout is the static chat window and given how much I have to scroll, it's very quickly out of sight.


That sounds good. The blank column on the right would nicely house that bothersome banner at the top
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Re: Observations

Postby Mary R » Jul 28th, '09, 12:36

Salsero wrote:The new "skin" seems to me clumsy and detracts from the text of the posts. I guess the "business" font sizes are too big and the orange border is too dark and too wide.


Agreed. All the 'bigness' definitely detracts from the 'business.' On the bright side, I can actually read what I'm typing without my glasses and with only a couple hours' sleep. Unfortunately, it will be a pain in the neck to try to find this post in the forum haystack later.
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Re: The new look, which begs for tweaking

Postby JP » Jul 28th, '09, 12:36

The static banner does interfere with something else besides the text. Many images in posts now are too large to fit in the window and I have to scroll to see the whole image. That's a loss. Yes, I can hit the F11 key to make browser window full screen. But the fixed banner really needs go.
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Re: The new look, which begs for tweaking

Postby Victoria » Jul 28th, '09, 15:10

I am thinking this orange needs to go. It is not pleasing on either my home or work monitors. Can't we used the shaded green as on the side panel and still use the orange buttons?
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Re: The new look, which begs for tweaking

Postby Mrs. Chip » Jul 28th, '09, 15:39

Victoria wrote:I am thinking this orange needs to go. It is not pleasing on either my home or work monitors. Can't we used the shaded green as on the side panel and still use the orange buttons?

I like the orange, but then again orange is one of my fave colors! I may be one of the few that likes the brightness. :? However, green is kool too!
Whatever for me as long as we still have TC!
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Re: The new look, which begs for tweaking

Postby Intuit » Jul 28th, '09, 16:49

Don't most OS allow users to set display preferences to override website font size/color and background settings?

Each tab on my browser shows the same background color (a restful dark turquoise, with dark blue (active, selectable text) or black lettering (box, regular text). I use white/gold for headers.

I employ this approach to force uniformity among disparate webpage sources, to keep page content immediately identifiable and simplified.

No flashing anything. Adagio's banner is a pleasant orange. No monitor resolution nor text tweeking needed.

Using my color scheme, visual discontinuity between old and new forum appearance was minimized - still appeared to be 'familiar', despite the layout changes.
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Re: The new look, which begs for tweaking

Postby Mrs. Chip » Jul 28th, '09, 16:53

Thanks Intuit, makes sense!
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Re: The new look, which begs for tweaking

Postby Drax » Jul 28th, '09, 18:26

I discovered the miracle of "F11" today, which also helps w/ the banner problem -- I'm sure it's nothing new to most people.

As an additional bonus, on Firefox, the top stuff will slide away after a few moments, leaving the screen even more dedicated to the web stuff (it'll reappear if you move your mouse up there, rather like hiding the windows task bar). Just hit F11 to go back.
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Re: The new look, which begs for tweaking

Postby Victoria » Jul 28th, '09, 20:04

And I discovered the miracle of Color Toggle - a nifty little add-on that
changes the page colors. Just beautiful with a black background and easily toggles back to reality. Cool!
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Re: The new look, which begs for tweaking

Postby Geekgirl » Jul 28th, '09, 20:31

Victoria wrote:Color Toggle -


whu?
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Re: The new look, which begs for tweaking

Postby coloradopu » Jul 29th, '09, 01:44

coloradopu - -1:42
from TeaChat
then you could go straight to a post and get out of mudding threw to find it
coloradopu - -1:42
from TeaChat
if you ccould expand the topic in your catagory by clicking on it
coloradopu - -1:41
from TeaChat
chip you know what would be nice?


fun stuff
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Re: The new look, which begs for tweaking

Postby scruffmcgruff » Jul 29th, '09, 03:26

coloradopu wrote:coloradopu - -1:42
from TeaChat
then you could go straight to a post and get out of mudding threw to find it
coloradopu - -1:42
from TeaChat
if you ccould expand the topic in your catagory by clicking on it
coloradopu - -1:41
from TeaChat
chip you know what would be nice?


fun stuff


??????
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Good change!

Postby JP » Jul 29th, '09, 13:00

Just noticed that the static banner now scrolls away, leaving us much more usable screen space. Thanks!

Now, if we can just get rid of that blank space that it left behind...
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Re: The new look, which begs for tweaking

Postby geeber1 » Jul 29th, '09, 15:24

I'm getting a huge blank area between the banner and the forum window now. Does anyone know if I can make it go away?
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Re: The new look, which begs for tweaking

Postby Victoria » Jul 29th, '09, 16:28

I think Ilya is still working on it.
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