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  • Started 2 years ago by The Geek
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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

I've just deployed the new version of the site.

The menu on the right-hand side should help with navigating around the forum, and the "My Posts" option on the right will show any threads you've commented on. You can also add posts to your favorites and easily access them from the menu.

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SarahJames
SarahJames
Posts: 6581

I like the righthand pane, but other than that it will take some getting used to.
Things look a lot bigger now and kinda Windows 8 :S

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thegeek
The Geek
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Yeah, I increased the font size because it was irritating me.

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SarahJames
SarahJames
Posts: 6581

LOL - now it is irritating me ;)
What font do you use? Verdana?
I don't have that installed and that sometimes gives weird effects.

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thegeek
The Geek
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How do you not have Verdana installed? Isn't that included with every version of Windows since forever?

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SarahJames
SarahJames
Posts: 6581

Yep, but did you know that with Verdana installed you can't change the look of systemfonts, even though you can choose another font. It will just keep appearing as Verdana. Particularly in IE and Windows Mail. So I got rid of it. I use Tahoma and Segoe UI for just about everything :)

Edit: btw I like the icon that immediately takes you to the last post on a topic.

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

Actually looking at it, if you don't have Verdana it should default to the old font, it's just a little bigger.

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SarahJames
SarahJames
Posts: 6581

It's already growing on me as we speak :)
But the size differences between lefthand and righthand pane are considerable.

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thegeek
The Geek
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Yeah that's because of your font weirdness. The right-hand pane is meant to be slightly smaller, but it's not that much smaller on my system.

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SarahJames
SarahJames
Posts: 6581

And yet another sceenshot - sticky's appear a lot smaller than regular topics too.

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SarahJames
SarahJames
Posts: 6581

Ok, will work on it on my end;)

Edit: when changing the font in Firefox only the righthand pane changes. The rest just stays put.
But never mind :)
The site looks good.
I really like what you've done :D

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thegeek
The Geek
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Yeah, I didn't want the sticky posts to take up so much space on the screen.

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hatryst
hatryst
Posts: 3482

OMG, what happened here? LOL!
Looks nice, but the font size, OH THE FONT SIZE !

BTW, how about switching TWO links on the top, can you please move "Get Computer Help" on the top bar, and move "Forums" down, put it next to categories... I'm used to that :)

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mfletch
mfletch
Posts: 1434

Its a big improvement easier to navigate and read

Thanks

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

One new feature that should make the mods very happy - now when creating a new post, the user is forced to pick a forum. No more defaulting posts into Windows 7 category when they shouldn't be there.

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Drizzle
Drizzle
Posts: 2045

@The Geek... all new formats always create controversy, am sure we all soon adapt.
Suggestion...
Just posted a new post and wondered if the 'pick a section' should be on the right alongside or above 'send Post'.

Kate

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thegeek
The Geek
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I just added Off Topic to the right-hand menu for anybody that has more than 100 posts. Seems like it's easier to get to that way.

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Scott
Scott
Posts: 5618

"....now when creating a new post, the user is forced to pick a forum."

Thankyouthankyouthankyou.

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hatryst
hatryst
Posts: 3482

That's one happy mod you got there :)

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

My window looks exactly like Sarahs, and I have no font weirdness here.

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