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I wish for a option to change it back to what it was, since my pc its very crappy most of games will lag with in the same screen of flash ads.
Also, nice work on the sun/moon thing, pretty cool stuff.
Also, what the hell is this thing, and why is it blocking the profile stuff?
PS: Shame on Egoraptor for posting a flash on Lock Day.
this could make spam flashes a lot more dangerous. i usually read a few of the reviews before i play a game to make sure it's not going to spawn popup windows or anything, but with it loading instantly i can't do that. perhaps add a screen before with a play button on it that you press to start the flash?
its a great concept, and I like it so far
it eliminates the need to pop up to make flash fit on my screen
I've seen that I'm not alone in the fact that it suffers from some lag issues
One problem I did notice is that my browser now blocks the pop-up option (requiring it to be disabled to work), which it never did for the old pop-up button. Should be simple to fix, I miss that button..
Either way, good job. It'll take a bit of getting used to, but it looks nice.
At 5/26/09 08:18 PM, MG34 wrote: This thing reaks of lag
My computer crashed trying to reply to this post.
aww yeah I love the layout man, I can watch and vote at the same and enjoy the view!!
I love hunting for Blam points!!!
ahh, its not that great...
i guess its better because you can preload the movie while reading comments..
i liked the skinny part better...
I really like the new layout, I never noticed I was blocking so many ads until I saw the little boxes in the new layout. The ability to dim the rest of the site was really cool, felt like a movie theater, and 16:9 aspect ratios are always awesome.
I can't say I like it, but then I can't say that there's that much wrong with it either. My main problem is that it plays the flash movie as soon as you open the page, so if you just want to read reviews or authors' comments without actually watching the movie, you can't really do anything about that.
I agree with a lot of people that there should be a switch in the user settings for it, or maybe something on the main page, so you don't have to log in...
With a few past updates, such as the giant numbers on the reviews, and the removal of Audio Portal download rankings (Gold Track, Platinum Track, etc.) I've wished there could be some option to switch back, but this one just screams it.
Maybe make a few minor improvements, such as the content part of the ratings system, and then leave some time for users to get used to the new layout, THEN consider giving a change back option.
At 5/26/09 09:10 PM, spitfire wrote: I don't care for this at all. I wish you could give us an option to stick with the old style layout. The flash pages look so messed up now.
I agree this adds a lot of inconvience.
Like you can't see what a movies content is anymore.
Plus putting a A,T,M or E does not make it very clear to new Newgrounds users what content a movie has.
I've put some thought into it... and I've decided I heavily dislike this new layout for many reasons.
There are a good many movies and games out there that are absolutely positively NOT meant to be witnessed in widescreen, for reasons like image quality, zooming, visual errors, etc.
Pretty much nobody's ever going to see the 46x46 icons people make for their submissions now.
It's fairly likely the double-sized screens would increase lag. I've tested this theory on a movie or two and haven't actually found that to be the case, but somehow it doesn't seem possible for it not to lag a little more when in widescreen.
Everything on every page is stretched out, and with the 0-5 voting system unaligned with everything else and the trophies and Flash information in a new place... it looks horrendous. Complete garbage.
Any movie without a play button or a preloader will start automatically without giving a chance for the rest of the page to load. With pop-ups and the old dimming-lights setup, this was never an issue. There should be a way to be able to start a Flash and THEN have it start loading. Say, like a "" button!
Where did the age rating go? Out of curiosity, I've checked a couple of Adult-rated movies and games, which I now almost regret seeing, but it helped me to know to avoid them later. Now you can't even tell what kind of movie you're going to watch.
And those are just a few of many more mistakes I could easily find.
Some of the suggestions mentioned earlier in this thread I thought would be very nice.
1. Glaiel-Gamer mentioned the possibility of a no-widescreen-option when submitting. This is a feature I personally would immediately use for all the Flashes I've already submitted to Newgrounds.
2. Others have mentioned the possibility of an account option where you could switch back to the old layout and not have to worry about any of the new flaws.
3. My favorite suggestion of all (and the most common one) is that the whole layout be completely changed back.
To quote livelavalive, "this actually makes we want to stop making flash."
Can't say I really care for the new layout, unfortunately. I think it needs a lot of work. I don't really care for how it pushes the comments, the rating buttons and everything down below, not to mention it seems to mess up the look of the site.
Looks and feels great on my end. As another user pointed out, the review system may want to be adjusted to match the layout a bit more.
The voting bar's spaciousness also seems to clash a bit.
It looks amazing! It's just so... wide! The new icons, the new extended banner, the new placements for the trophies... nice idea! It'll be a little hard getting used to it, but I will, eventually.
Also, I'd like to report a little bug: whenever you go to a page in the obituaries, the page looks weird. See it yourself.
Still, nice job with the new wide layout. It looks neat.
I agree with almost all the points that JonBro commented about. That's mostly why I'm on the BBS now. I dislike the idea of people be able resize my movie. Some movies that were designed to be a size will not look as nice as if they are in the default size they should. This affects me with a small TV/Scalines effect I add to my submissions. I consider autoplay is just a hateful idea since we don't always want to watch or play, just check stuff, the movie also downloads when you don't really want, also lags. Age rating... icons... JonBro is right.
its err ok i guess .
not to be a dick but u know , i liked the old one and wheres the age rating on the page
but hey its still ok
thumbs up LOL