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New Sidebar: Yes or No?

Discussion in 'Computers and Gaming' started by Admin, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Admin

    Admin You there; behave! Staff Member

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    You've probably all noticed the slight front-end redesign.. Trouble is, I can't figure out if I like it or not..

    I like having the informational side bar down the side, and it opens up the possibility for other links/information to go down there, but is it at the expense of too much screen real estate?

    I'll leave it like this for this morning, at least, so you lot can see how you get on.. Post your opinions, good or bad, here.. If you have any suggestions, let me know in here..

    Kisses x x
     
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  3. Admin

    Admin You there; behave! Staff Member

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    Oh, and not only is this place in desperate need of a new Stafford Forum banner, but I want to reduce the amount of space it is taking up.. I know some of you are a dab hand with Photoshop/Illustrator/etc. so if you fancy knocking one up you'll earn some serious skill points :up:
     
  4. jimbob23

    jimbob23 Official 1000th poster

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    Here you go...

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  5. rich upsetter

    rich upsetter Cuffy is the new skill

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    i like it, saves scrolling down the screen anyhoo. also the 'top posters' lets you see who does the least work too!
     
  6. TENSHON

    TENSHON 4000th post? Whatever, I'm nonchalant..

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    i am on the case with this, just getting my workload out the way and i'm on it.
     
  7. Andreas Rex

    Andreas Rex Banned for smiling

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    When i first logged in, i thought 'jeez...someone's sabotaged our website!', but i'm getting used to it. Not entirely sure that i need to be able to see top posters etc whilst in a thread, asi find it a bit distracting.
     
  8. db

    db #chaplife

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    i like the way you can always see who's online (without scrolling to the bottom of the screen) - handy if anyone pops online and you don't want to miss them..

    but yeah, it does make the main forum feel a bit cramped.. might just be my normal "i hate change" mentality, though..
     
  9. MISS T

    MISS T Forum user & abuser

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    I'll probably get used to it, I don't like change either! The who's on line is a big plus where it is.
     
  10. TENSHON

    TENSHON 4000th post? Whatever, I'm nonchalant..

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    since you've tinkered with the design my avatars and usenames don't display properly. in some case i can tell who's posted.
     
  11. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Well-Known Forumite

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    unfortunately it works fine for me....im feeling quite disturbed by your new avatar tenshon....please take it away.


    x
     
  12. db

    db #chaplife

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    yeah works fine for me too :?:
     
  13. Admin

    Admin You there; behave! Staff Member

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    Hmm.. I tried a few test profiles and everyone's looked ok.. Have you changed any settings in your Profile, by any chance (see the link in the top Nav Bar)? There are options in there to disable avatars/titles/etc. which might be messing with it..

    If not, let me know which OS & browser you're using.. I'm guessing Safari seeing as you're a Mac zealot ;)

    All joking aside, that's a good thing - I need to know this place works on all the major platforms..
     
  14. TENSHON

    TENSHON 4000th post? Whatever, I'm nonchalant..

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    it's all cushty on OSX but I spend most of my time on OS9 using Internet Explorer. i know it's out of date but it worked cushty before.
     
  15. BBC

    BBC You knows it

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    Top poster! Moi? You 'kin knows it bra :D
     
  16. victoriab

    victoriab victoriaboyle.co.uk

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    Who are you Mr Admin? Are you secretly (or not so secretly) one of us? Keeps me awake at night this does.
     
  17. Admin

    Admin You there; behave! Staff Member

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    Well, those of you who view The Forum at a decent resolution (i.e greater than 1024 x 768) will surely have noticed a difference to its presentation..

    I've removed the size restrictions, so that The Forum will expand to fill your entire screen.. I have also removed the graphics which framed The Forum - whilst they looked nice, I felt they were unecessary and this place would benefit more from space rather than cumbersome fixed-width formatting..

    I've tested it at 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 1024 and it all looks sweet like chocolate.. Let me know your thoughts :)

    "I am the writing on the wall; the whisper in the classroom.. Without these things, I am nothing.. So now, I must shed innocent blood.. Come with me" :twisted:
     
  18. Admin

    Admin You there; behave! Staff Member

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    Has this been fixed? :raise:
     
  19. victoriab

    victoriab victoriaboyle.co.uk

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    You should be mayor.
     

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