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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:12:02 Reply

Very good!

But too Lag!


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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:15:26 Reply

Woah that's strange.

Not what I'm used to I mean.

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:15:47 Reply

This thing is crap, at least give us the option of turning it back.

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:17:09 Reply

At 5/27/09 02:28 AM, ZekeySpaceyLizard wrote: tom: idea:
make it so we can EDIT the "other flash you might enjoy" thing

that way i can link people to flash my friends have made when they are watching something of mine

Seconded. That would be a very awesome idea. Kind of like the "tell your friends about this flash!" e-mail feature from the old layout, except better and smarter and sexier.


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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:19:22 Reply

At 5/27/09 01:08 PM, GreatMagicalHat wrote: So I came up with the following: autoplay unless the HTTP_REFERER is newgrounds.

No, a better solution would be to autoplay by default (possible to turn off by ?autoplay=false), and have it be an account option to change default autoplay to false.

I still stand by letting us specify nowidescreen, cause enlarging bitmap graphics looks crappy.


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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:21:46 Reply

I don't like it at all. I'm using a mac so nothing can work. and i would really want to ask you to fix other thing's to be same as the site is on windows. PLEASE !

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:23:45 Reply

Stop using Mac, that's your solution.

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:25:42 Reply

can there be a button where can have the new or old style of newgrounds so we choose individually when we go on the site to choose from the two styles. I like the old style best

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:26:56 Reply

At 5/27/09 01:19 PM, SuperAppendixMan wrote: No, a better solution would be to autoplay by default (possible to turn off by ?autoplay=false), and have it be an account option to change default autoplay to false.

I simply do not agree with that, better is quite the subjective term here.

Also, yes I did come up with that, please stop denying that.
(I'm sorry, your blunt claim about the better solution just asked for a nitpicky reply)

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:29:57 Reply

At 5/27/09 01:26 PM, GreatMagicalHat wrote:
At 5/27/09 01:19 PM, SuperAppendixMan wrote: No, a better solution would be to autoplay by default (possible to turn off by ?autoplay=false), and have it be an account option to change default autoplay to false.
I simply do not agree with that, better is quite the subjective term here.

Also, yes I did come up with that, please stop denying that.
(I'm sorry, your blunt claim about the better solution just asked for a nitpicky reply)

Sorry but like, I don't see how yours could possibly be "better", then making it an account option accomplishes the same effect, but adds more flexibility and at the same time encourages people to register an account.

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:33:47 Reply

Very good, although there is one problem. Some games like Shift 4 are portrait, not landscape. This means that when you expand it, the bottom half of the Flash disappears. It'd be better if it took into account the height as well as the width. Other than that, very nice!


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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:37:28 Reply

Do you think it would be possible to let users choose what layout they want, say for instance, if they liked the new wide layout, they could have that in their account options?

If they wanted the old layout however, like I do, then they can choose that.

As it stands, I don't quite like the wide layout. It looks too much like we are ripping off Youtube's movie section options, or the Gaia online cinema.

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:38:28 Reply

It's going to take some getting used too thats for sure.


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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:42:18 Reply

I watched some of my oldschool favorite submissions on Newgrounds and it's working great!

My only complaint is that the header looks pretty ugly and some other parts of the submission pages look odd, too.

Also, Tom, is it possible that you could make it, that you can select between either showing everything automatically in Wide Layout or in the previous Layout? Like for example go to your "my account" page, and change viewing settings there? As that would help a lot on my slower computer and for some other people, I bet.

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:44:18 Reply

I liked it better when I could close a flash instantly if I didn't like it. Now I have to close out the whole page and not leave a review/vote or continue listening while doing it. Not that big a deal, but its a habit of mine.

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:45:38 Reply

It brings the site more into line with other flash websites, I personally do not like it.
But I believe it is better for the site.
So I can certainly live with it.

I hope you update the rest of the layout soon cause it looks sorta silly.


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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:47:13 Reply

It brings the site more into line with other flash websites, I personally do not like it.
But I believe it is better for the site.
So I can certainly live with it.

I hope you update the rest of the layout soon cause it looks sorta silly.


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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:47:15 Reply

initial thought - why is my firefox not rendering the page properly

on discovering that it's intentional - wtf have they done, this looks awful

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:50:43 Reply

At 5/27/09 01:44 PM, Wayero wrote: I liked it better when I could close a flash instantly if I didn't like it. Now I have to close out the whole page and not leave a review/vote or continue listening while doing it. Not that big a deal, but its a habit of mine.

I forgot to mention that I do have the option to open the movie in a new window, but it seems like a hassle now compared to the old layout (giant PLAY NOW words helped). The new layout looks too busy and to me it comes off as sloppy and disorganized.

Based on the movies that I've watched under the new design, the layout takes away from the authors comments a lot.

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 13:55:40 Reply

At 5/27/09 01:29 PM, Glaiel-Gamer wrote: Sorry but like, I don't see how yours could possibly be "better", then making it an account option accomplishes the same effect, but adds more flexibility and at the same time encourages people to register an account.

I seriously hope I am still entitled to have a different opinion without trying to convince you.

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 14:01:09 Reply

Wow, now the layout is definetely looking better and "You also might enjoy" is maybe little distracting, but it's a lot more tempting now, than when it was previously almost un-noticable.

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 14:02:05 Reply

Awesome!
I like it a lot.

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 14:02:47 Reply

Wow, this is awesome! Thanks to PsychoGoldfish, Liljim and Bob!

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 14:11:24 Reply

lmao this thread is bringing all the lurkers and old vets out of their hermit shells :)


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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 14:14:28 Reply

holy crap thats awesome!


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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 14:16:43 Reply

I'm sure all of this has been addressed before in this thread, but I just wanted to say how I feel about the whole thing.

I hate it. Granted, the old layout wasn't perfect, but this is just broken, and no amount of tweaking is gonna save it.

The autoplay lags everything, and it's a security threat (I know that submissions that are UJ don't play automatically, but people can always swap the files after the movie has passed). It's also kinda inconvenient, since a lot of people like to browse other pages while the movie loads in its own window, or want to close the movie but keep reading reviews or authors comments. I also want to have the ability to at least check the little icon (if I'm viewing from the portal page) or author (if I'm viewing from front page) of the movie before I let it start loading.

The whole fullscreen thing is also awful. Flashes are obviously going to look worse when viewed differently than they were intended to. There are lots of small mistakes that are unnoticeable at 550x400, but really stand out at fullscreen. The same applies to stuff that has raster graphics in it.

Authors and the authors comments will get ignored now, since they're completely pushed off screen by the flash. Stuff will get a lot less votes and reviews now too, for the same reasons (though maybe that isn't so bad, seeing as how the credibility of those systems has been completely ruined by the people who only vote 0/5 and 0/10). I don't see the logic in giving the artist less attention than 'stuff you may enjoy'.

The 'stuff you may enjoy' thing is also broken btw. I know Tom pointed out that the system will be worked on, but how is it that Oh Oh Sexy Vampire is a recommendation on, like, every page? The system didn't work before, but at least it was tucked away in a small corner of the page before.

Plus, I'm sure you'll change this soon, but the header looks ugly too atm.

But really, I shouldn't be surprised, since Newgrounds doesn't care about artists nearly as much as it used to. What matters now is that you have more space for ads and video game parodies.


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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 14:22:14 Reply

After messing around with the new layout I say....

Bring back the OLD ONE!!!

however there are aspects of it that are welcomed but some that just aren't right....

for instance if the submission it to small it's over on the side rather then in the middle... WHICH IS CRAP!

also bring back the click to play button thingy... BUT have something like the old one where it be above everythign else and center it's self on the screen (This was something that made newgrounds a real treat if you ask me)

one good thing about it being this way is you can read the comments and reviews first, see who made it
and then decide do I really want to see this.

Also you can't see whats it's rated for! this may seem trivial but it's always good to know what your about to get.

keep the stretch button thingy but move things back where they were but allow use to choose how we
want to view it better and give us more info on what were gonna watch...

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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 14:22:32 Reply

Meh... to be completely honest its really not that amazing, atleast though I dont have to open something and have the bottom cut off. But I would recommend making it so it can be resized for different resolutions of screens.


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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 14:26:19 Reply

I don't really care for the new layout much. Also it is a lot slower than before.


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Response to Wide Layout 2009-05-27 14:28:09 Reply

Also Add a close button...cause say your watching one of weebles loops.........