scruffmcgruff wrote: pb2q wrote:
Chip wrote:Things I think I like. The top banner remains stationary while the forum scrolls under it. Pretty slick.
This is one thing that I don't like. I agree that it looks slick, but it kills too much screen real estate.
Agreed, I've never really been a fan of stationary objects on a page. There are some benefits, but there are lots of buttons in the new layout that take you back up to the top of the page quickly, if you really need something up there.
The screen real estate issue is especially important now that everything else seems to take up more space than it used to.
Agreed about the stationary banner. It demands too much real estate, and unnecessarily too. Plus it makes me feel as though I'm trapped in a frameset.
To hop on another bandwagon, yes, I too find that the fonts are too big - especially the headings, which end up wrapping a bit too often. I'm actually amazed to find myself saying this, since there are far too many sites where I find the font sizes too small (yes, I'm getting to that
age). But it's a disadvantage here. And it's not just a matter of extra scrolling, either. Since I do like to take the occasional furtive peek at TeaChat when at the office, it's nice if I'm not advertising the fact to my coworkers
I miss the breadcrumb trail to take me back to the subforum for the thread I'm currently reading. Breadcrumbs go nicely with tea.
Overall, there's a boxy/blocky feel to the new skin that I'm having trouble getting accustomed to. I long for curves
. (No jokes please.) I daresay I can get used to it though. Agreed that it's disconcerting to see the avatars etc. on the right, but I'll just try to pretend that I'm in Britain!
Just out of curiosity (and I apologize if I've missed it elsewhere), what were the pluses of the new approach that persuaded you guys to make the change? Aside from the much-anticipated Taste-O-Vision, that is
And on the positive side, I do like the features on the top navbar: i.e. the even-more-sortable Members list, attractive FAQ page, new User Control Panel (slick!), and the (appearance of) the Advanced Search. Obviously there are still some hiccups with the actual search function, but I have faith that Ilya will sort it out.