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New site theme....
« on: July 20, 2015, 11:08:05 PM »
Tryig to make the site a little more responsive/mobile friendly.

The old theme is not permanently gone, but we're going to try this one out for a little while...

Let me know if anything displays particularly oddly...

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Re: New site theme....
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2015, 08:35:34 AM »
I like the new look!

Only initial critique would be that the 'News' bar is maybe a little difficult to read clearly, with the space graphic behind the lettering looking a little too noisy. If the text was a lighter shade, or if you reduced the opacity of the space graphic so that it is darker, the contrast between should be good.
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Re: New site theme....
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2015, 09:23:49 AM »
I agree... better now? :)

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Re: New site theme....
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2015, 12:24:44 PM »
All the links at the top are oddly spaced. Home Help and Game Info are pretty far apart.
Game Info and Search are closer together, but not overlapping.
Search and Media are also pretty far apart.
Media and Profile are pretty close together, but not overlapping.
Profile and My Messages are pretty far apart.
Messages and Links have the last letter 's' and the 'L' overlapping.
Links and Members are pretty far apart.
Members and Auctions & Sales are closer, but not overlapping.
Auctions & Sales and Logout have Sales and Logout overlapping. The first letter of each word is in the space location..

I'm on Win 7 Home Premium with SP1 and Auto Updates On using the latest version of Firefox. I double checked to make sure I didn't have Firefox set to magnify pages, it is at 100%. The links at the top don't look to have 'normal' spacing until I shrink things down to 67%, but everything else gets annoyingly small then. I would take a screen shot (is that the right word?) for you but I don't know how.
It doesn't seem to interfere with actually using the links though.
Other than that, I also like the new look.

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Re: New site theme....
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2015, 12:29:38 PM »
You people with tiny monitors will be the death of me.... :P

not quite small enough to trigger the responsive/tablet view. but not wide enough for good spacing...  hrmm....   I'll think on what to do about it.

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Re: New site theme....
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 10:06:35 AM »
It's a 1600 x 900 laptop.

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Re: New site theme....
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2015, 02:56:25 PM »
Is it better now? :)

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Re: New site theme....
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2015, 05:19:59 PM »
YES!!!!11!!!!!!
Thank You!!
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Re: New site theme....
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2015, 07:13:55 AM »
I am, however, noticing some icons (like the smileys) that need to be updated to remove a white border... ugh. I hate graphics.

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Re: New site theme....
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2019, 01:27:07 PM »
Having just recently looked at the site for the first time in a while via a smartphone, I noticed that it displays very poorly on there. Most thread discussions seem to be getting cut off on the right side if I am looking at the site in the portrait configuration. If I tilt my phone to a landscape configuration, its better - but can you code it to adapt to mobile apps?

I also noted that the timestamp dates of each individual post don't show up at all, and if I was being nitpicky, I'd say the graphics for each Topic area, specifically the large grey circle that turns red when new posts are present, are much too large on mobile devices. I like the look of them very much, but they take up a very large portion of the screen.
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Re: New site theme....
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2019, 04:15:21 PM »
Agreed. It's useable on mobile, but not friendly.
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Re: New site theme....
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2019, 10:33:50 PM »
I wonder - if I could whip up some kind of cool icon in photoshop about the size of that grey circle or slightly smaller, would you be able to use it in that spot for that same function, Kindred?
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Re: New site theme....
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2019, 03:37:56 PM »
Strange... the theme works great on my android...

It does my screen size only with no cut off and properly sizes and boxes....

I definitely don't get any problems like you describe.

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Re: New site theme....
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2019, 09:25:59 AM »
To be clear, it's not terrible. It's just not ideal.
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Re: New site theme....
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2019, 04:06:42 PM »
I am curious what you consider "ideal" :D

A forum, unlike a blog, has a lot of "STUFF" to deal with - but the current theme does deal with the display pretty well on most mobile devices, IMO. If there is a specific lack, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

Additionally, this version of the forum software still uses tables in some locations - so, despite being responsive, there is some ways that it can only be optimized so much.
The next version is in RC right now - and is slightly better in most ways - but doesn't have any really nice themes yet.