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Discussion in 'Site Updates & Announcements' started by Phases, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Motorhead1991

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    I liked the dropdown menus on the home row of the old design as it made navigating on my phone faster, but otherwise it looks great.
     

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  2. DaSchmarotzer

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    Now would be a perfect time to redesign the banner that unregistered members see: the one with "675000 members" written on it. It doesn't fit with the new style and the number needs to be updated anyway. ;)
     
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    I'd like to see "like" go away and keep "thanks" like it is for the simple reason that "like" seems to say "Facebook want to be"!:D
     
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    Its nice, I really like the simplicity; But like others have stated, there are a few inches on the sides of the screen. Almost like I'm in a 4:3 mode on a 16:9 TV. But I like it!
     
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    it looks as bad as isource now!
     
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    Thats not a fair comparison at all. That site is ugly as hell. Plus we all know anything Android is far better than anything Ios :p
     
  7. Rob

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    Ha! It's funny how people's tastes and preferences in design are so different. For the most part feedback on this design has been very positive, but of course there are going to be some who dislike the changes. I think the key is that it's viewed by the MAJORITY as an improvement.

    And I still like iSource's design... but it does need some touch upification.
     
  8. Rob

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    Care to take a screenshot with a little note pointing to what you mean? Kinda curious...
     
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    While I like the header and the drop down tabs, the white background just leaves me with a feeling that this site has gotten clean on me. The best way to describe my feelings are, this site offers to help others with rooting their phones, offering support, trouble shooting if things go bad, along with numerous other things. So I look at this site as being on some type of cutting edge, technology wise, people come here to get real help with real problems and in return we get a sterile white background. A site that's on the cutting edge can certainly do better than that !!!
     
  10. Unforgiven

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    I think this is what is being referred to (see the blue X's on the outside edges). I know I would like to see it darker to make the site easier on the eyes as well as focus on the content in the center.

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    Agree with the last post - but to mke it even more readable, I'd like an alternate skin developed for hte board that simply resizes the middle 'column' to, say, something like 80% or 90% of the user's screen width - so that it automatically goes widescreen for those of us who have ws monitors.

    The best would be a dark skin / theme that is also ws...

    For ideas, I can capture various screenshots from my former home away from home (sevenforums) on how it looks both with a stock ws skin as well as a dark ws skin....
     
  12. UncleMike

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    I agree. While I'm not a web designer, I have created a handful of pages, and the whole idea of designing a page that doesn't adapt to the size of the display seems ludicrous. The tiny text that doesn't get bigger when I zoom in Chrome (the only site I've come across like this), combined with margins with a combined width that is wider than the content drives me nuts.
     
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    Im sorry, but i like the old way better. This way looks very stockish and square like shaped. I like the black page foot though ;)
     
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    The new look leaves much too much screen wasted on the top margin. I understand the reasons for advertising and the posting the website name, but this is simply a waste.
     
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    The issues with Chrome weren't intended.

    Try Firefox for now, it may be more satisfactory.
     
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    Please don't ignore those of us who find the new theme WAY too bright. It is hard on the eyes and I find myself unable to stay on the site for long anymore. Please provide an alternate theme. This blinding white is unbearable.
     
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    Nice new look. I believe that each page now loads much, much faster. Great!
     
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    Color is brighter and easier for me to see. Like it.
     
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    Sent to dev.
     
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    I don't have a pc, I always view from my phone running backside cm7.2, I view everything in the inverted form and it looks fantastic like that. Today i unchecked the invert box WOW REALLY BRIGHT!!!!!! Other than that I like the new look.
    speaking of "like"dump it and keep the "thanks"button.
     
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    The title of this thread is "Phandroid and Androidforum.com's New Look!" (emphasis added). Am I the only one who thinks it odd that this site (Androidforum) now carries the logo of Phandroid (a totally different site)? BTW, the purple outline around the Phandroid graphic is at odds with the site color scheme (i.e., it's not used anywhere else).

    One additional suggestion, which I think someone mentioned a couple pages back... please add some delay to the mouseover action on the blue navigation banner (HOME, CARRIERS, PHONE, etc.) at the top of each page. It is extremely annoying to have it instantly expand when just moving your mouse pointer to some other area of the screen. This is a very easy fix in Javascript.
     
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    Android forum is the forum division of phandroid. :thinking:
     
  23. EarlyMon

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    We used to have separate logos for each site.

    old-logo.png

    If we're going to persist in one logo, I still think that Home needs to go away as redundant on both sites and Forums needs to slide over and take its place.
     
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    Lets please not do that :p
     
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    Looks good, but comments don't work with Opera.
     

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