Phandroid and Androidforums.com's New Look!


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  1. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Because we really would benefit greatly from two separate mechanisms.

    Recall, we've been requesting it, but Share and Like aren't it.

    Keep the Thanks, and rename Like to something better - such as Solution! or something like that. Do that, and then call thanks whatever you like, organize their appearance however you like, then it's all good.

    But we need two mechanisms. ;) :)

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  2. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Well-Known Member

    Is there a main background? Or do i have an add blocker or something amiss? A bit too white for me
  3. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Everything got smaller!...LOL. This would be fine on my big 26 inch monitor at home, but on my tiny 19 inch monitor at work...LOL...It's making me squint. Had to increase zoom on Chrome by 15%.
  4. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    There's an issue with the dark blue bar at the top (containing home, carriers, phones, tablets, etc). When you hover the mouse over them on the main forum overview it's fine but when you hover over them in an active thread that has "likes" in it, the likes bar lays over top the popup content and blocks it. Yet another reason to 86 the "likes". :p
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  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Happens on Chrome and Safari, not on Firefox.
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  6. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    I would like to see one button trigger both events (so clicking Thanks adds a Thanks and a Like) but only show Thanks on profiles and posts. As for Likes, only show the Liked posts (renamed Thanked Posts) at the top of the thread to highlight the helpful posts within the thread as this is the only benefit I see to it above thanks. And an important use of thanks that I don't see in likes is color coding.
  7. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    I agree with this too :p

    Sticking with only one system, or better differentiating the two systems, are both viable ideas. The compromise we have at the moment, however, doesn't really work.
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  8. Phases

    Phases Community Manager Administrator

    Lots of great feedback coming in on this thread, that's for sure!
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  9. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Wow... it's all so bright!!! :)

    Liking the new look - agree about the report button though!
  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Defeats the original point when we requested a separate mechanism.

    Again - if you have a thread that iterates to solution, the solution post often does NOT get the most thanks. People don't read threads, they read so far, then post.

    Thread after thread, the problem is solved in post 30, but posts 35 through 60 are all discussing the problem with post 20 (most thanked) and then theorizing bad solutions, arguing after the fact until chaos reigns - all because there's no mechanism to point out the post that ends the chaos and solves the problem.

    That's why we need a separate Solution button. Not a Thanks, not a Like, not a Share on Twitter -> a Solution <- that mods can override if abused or if the solution gets broken later.
  11. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    Ah, I see. I started an SB&F thread about that a loooong time ago. I was hoping for a way for it to quote or link to the solution post within the OP. Seems I have seen this on other forums but I could be misremembering.
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  12. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    the green accents are a little overwhelming for my tastes, but the color change definitely does help differentiate the separate windows on the forum.
  13. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    It does feel like the forum has lost a bit of its identity with having the phandroid logo switched in.
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  14. Phases

    Phases Community Manager Administrator

    I agree with that..
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  15. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja VIP Member

    can we get an easier way to navigate from androidforums to phandroid and vise versa? that is my only complaint, and i wanted to complain about it before, but i choose not to cause last time i did steven beat me with a ramen noodle... :(
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  16. ouch1976

    ouch1976 Well-Known Member

    Really pleasantly surprised! I like it alot...

    But in regards to the getting rid of the "thanks" button and just using the "like" button doesn't sound like a good idea to me. "Thanks" is a nice way to acknowledge someone's help. "Likes" get thrown around like candy on halloween. They aren't as meaningful in my opinion.
  17. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja VIP Member

    here is the error i find on friends in my profile

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  18. Stinky Stinky

    Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member

    WOW!!

    Awesome guys!

    I just logged in about 5 seconds ago and have just seen Android Forums has gone with the taboo and done dare I say it?

    A SEX CHANGE!

    Wow!

    This looks really really cool! :)

    I am gonna check out the source and see what has changed!

    I am interested to see what has happened under the hood?

    Maybe some CSS stuff I am guessing.

    Hmmmmm now that I think about it... I will quickly check Firefox 13.01 under Linux Mint 13 and see if that same bug is still there! :)

    I love bugs they are my family!

    xD

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    Thanks to Rob, Phases and all the other guys that helped make this site for FREEEEEE!!

    You guys are awesome, this place is for free and I am really grateful for the OUTSTANDING service from both the site and the Guides, Moderators and all other members that make this place just great!

    Yay!

    And we all know that the best things in life are FREE ;)

    Like Linux! :D

    And oxygen!
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  19. rikyduran

    rikyduran New Member

    Hey the SEARCH BAR on top right it doesnt work ... i tried and everytime u hit enter it takes u back to home ...
  20. Trooper

    Trooper Well-Known Member

    Love the new look. Much much cleaner looking! Buttons seem a bit fuzzy, but other than than keep up the good work!
  21. Podivin

    Podivin VIP Member VIP Member

    Overall a nice look. But I agree with Sharon, there's too much white space at the top.
  22. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    We just went from loading fast to loading slowly.

    Can haz fast loading, plz??
  23. aeok18109

    aeok18109 Active Member

    Absolutely fantastic. So much cleaner. Im loving it.
  24. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    Here is my response to the look

    http://androidforums.com/lounge/572482-did-forum-color-just-change.html#post4579200

    As far as button usage goes this is my thoughts:

    1. Like - it says that you said something useful to someone unlike thanks its just an ataboy
    2. Thanks - it says Thank you for taking the time to give us your thought or your explanation of this or that
    3. Share- Would say there is something to good here not to share with everyone.

    My Thoughts are this to many buttons is like to many stickys. They really make things feel way to cluttered. Also as far as a Solution maybe have a button that only guides and mods can use that validates a solution and sends the post to the solutions part of that forum (this so others cant just send post there say I think i have the solution and then just post it and its not or it only works sometimes)

    I think the goal here is to always show friendly to make everyone feel welcome. Some one new doesn't want a ton of stuff just functionality and ease of use. While the buttons are great Ideas it can be just as over whelming I like the "Like" button but lets not get button happy lets just keep things simple for everyone.
  25. spartan141

    spartan141 Well-Known Member

    make the font size bigger. i got bad eyes and even with my glasses i cant see it.

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