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Discussion in 'WWII Forums News' started by Otto, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Well you have probably noticed by now that the noticeboards look quite different. A new World War II themed skin has been installed to make this place a bit more pretty for you Rogues. I must warn you however that this is a Beta version and I'm still working on ironing out some glitches. And in that vein I might as well put you Rogues to work, if anyone sees anything odd glitches or problems, please keep me informed. I'll award positive rep to those who find something I haven't. Right now I have three bugs that I have identified and I'm working on. So be good Rogues and let me know what issues you find, if any.
     
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  2. Joe

    Joe Ace

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    Wow. Love it!
     
  3. Richard

    Richard Expert

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    I take a couple days off and come back to this! :eek:

    Hells Bells I thought I lost my link for a second. :eek:

    Nice one Otto like the new colour. :thumbup:

    Just a bit on the narrow side is it meant to be that way?
     
  4. TA152

    TA152 Ace

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    I like the new colors, it is easier on my eyes than the electric blue color.
    Well done Otto.
     
  5. Jan7

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    Otto: The new pages take 3-4 seconds more plus than yesterday, but the new skin looks very nice. [​IMG]
     
  6. Kerem

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    I liked the the new skin Otto, familiar to my Windows appearance. There is one thing I think would be nice, the banner on the left top of the page which says "WWII Forums", I tried to click on it to come back to homepage but it did not. If I am not mistaken it was what happened on the previous skin. Now you have to click on the image with the B-24 to get to main page.
    Sorry, can't shake off the old habits.
     
  7. Richard

    Richard Expert

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    Otto, I noticed top of the board some times moves around from a centre position to a right position and even a large black gap at the top, apart from that strange thing nothing else out of the ordinary that I can see.

    Anyone else noted this?


    PS: I tried the refresh button and this corrects it.
     
  8. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    I like the general aspect Otto. Is it normal that the size of the screen is smaller and that it leaves two margins on the left and on the right on my computer? I therefore see a large part of a black background.
     
  9. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Aquila non capit muscas

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    That's not black, that's grey!
     
  10. Mussolini

    Mussolini Gaming Guru WW2|ORG Editor

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    I believe its part of the design. Notice the 'black splotches' in the black on either side of the top of the page?
     
  11. Erich

    Erich Alte Hase

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    regardless the sides take an inch off both sides no-matter what colour you perceive. I'd perfer more space without the :dark: colour on the sides.

    gotta get use to the overall effect, it reminds me of one German language Panzer forum, they use a listing of Panther tanks of the side markers.........it's effective
     
  12. Hawkerace

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    Love the plane on the right.. and the Panthers! Keep up the good work
     
  13. Owen

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    Makes the forum look like one of those Yank planes.:eek:
    Don't like the grey borders as already stated and on just now had a dark grey screen until I scrolled down to fing the forum.
    otherwise, very slick.
     
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    I think I can see how the sidebars give a distinctive look but they really shrink the available space for text, especially combined with the members info now living on the left rather than above. If you open a thread with lots of pictures the view expands to encompass them, and combined with the sidebar it shifts the whole thing way over to the right. Looks... odd.

    Cheers,
    Adam.

    (Now shuffling away from the Grofaz while glancing nervously at that sodding penguin.)
    :bow:
     
  15. jagdpanther44

    jagdpanther44 Battlefield wanderer

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    Thought i'd been taken to the wrong site when i first saw the new look !
    Looks great though, well done Otto :)
     
  16. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Aquila non capit muscas

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    What happened to the smilies gallery?
     
  17. zippo

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    Woah! I felt like a drugged clown in a monestary when I first came on today!

    I am a creature of habit, and at first, when I clicked on my bookmark link, I thought the site had been hacked!

    It looks really spiffy!
     
  18. Seadog

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    Scared the heck out of me. I could do without the side borders, but overall nice.
     
  19. Fortune

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    skin looks great otto...keep up the good work, a great surprise to come back to a new look, awsome
     
  20. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WWII Veteran

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    Hi Otto

    You did ask for comment and Bai Jove !, you got it :)

    My own immediate reaction is not to like the changes, but then, at my age you dont like change.
    I now find that I have to set my screen to 125% to eliminate the Grey/Black Bars that others have also commented on.

    I see that the skin of the sister site WW2 Talk remains untouched..... dare I hope that it will remain so?

    Having said that, as site owner/organiser yours is largely a thankless task, and I for one will support your site through whatever changes you care to make in the interests of improvement.

    Best wishes

    Ron
     

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