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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:12 PM Reply

At 5/26/09 09:06 PM, Calicard wrote:
At 5/26/09 09:02 PM, livelavalive wrote:
the icons have became pointless for the flash artist
I agree with this complaint. I love the idea of making icons. I mean if Im going to actually make something 46 x 46 I'd like people to see it! It's part of the reason people click them!

I'm sorry to say but this guy has a real good point right here I didn't noticed until he said it. I often click or not click by the icon.

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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:12 PM Reply

Umm tom this is the most ugly thing I have ever seen.


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:12 PM Reply

Whoah, widescreen is freakin' neat!


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:13 PM Reply

I must repeat, THIS SHIT SUCKS.

It makes me want to punch babies.


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:14 PM Reply

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.


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:14 PM Reply

Passing by and saw all of this stuff, nice work.
I remember a couple of years back (im getting old) When lots were complaining about Stat whores being the downfall of NG ect, maybe this abstract argument is still going on, I dont know.
BUT this will possibly eradicate this from from happening which is good. Gwork guys.

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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:14 PM Reply

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.

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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:15 PM Reply

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?

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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:15 PM Reply

I'm digging the new layout! Very good job

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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:15 PM Reply

You should make the layout fit with the rest of the site, and not have the layout change when you click on a flash game.


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:16 PM Reply

its a great concept, and I like it so far
it eliminates the need to pop up to make flash fit on my screen
HOWEVER
I've seen that I'm not alone in the fact that it suffers from some lag issues

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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:17 PM Reply

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.

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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:17 PM Reply

meh, I like them both, but the old one a bit more. I like getting to read things before.


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:17 PM Reply

At 5/26/09 08:18 PM, MG34 wrote: This thing reaks of lag

My computer crashed trying to reply to this post.


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:17 PM Reply

it took me a few seconds to find the voting icons and the "leave a review" button. other than that, nicce job tom. i do miss ross though... :( i hope he's okay. i live in the same state as him :D

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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:18 PM Reply

Great, now the flashes start at page load instead of when it's more convenient. Hooray for lag!

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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:19 PM Reply

aww yeah I love the layout man, I can watch and vote at the same and enjoy the view!!


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:19 PM Reply

ahh, its not that great...
i guess its better because you can preload the movie while reading comments..
i liked the skinny part better...


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:19 PM Reply

Im disopointed,,, good thing i almost never visit the flash portal : D


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:21 PM Reply

Nice!

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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:21 PM Reply

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.


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:22 PM Reply

Well...
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.


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:22 PM Reply

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.

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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:22 PM Reply

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 "WATCH THIS MOVIE" 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.

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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."


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:23 PM Reply

This is cool and all but I'm more excited to see the Art Portal!

By the way, will the art portal feature photoshops?


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:24 PM Reply

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.

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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:24 PM Reply

that scared the bejesus out of me untill i read this lol


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:26 PM Reply

Very cool!
A big thank you to PsychoGoldfish, Liljim and Bob!


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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:27 PM Reply

This could take some serious getting used to.

And in all honesty, its kinda intrusive and ugly, sorta breaks the layout of the page.

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Response to Wide Layout May. 26th, 2009 @ 09:29 PM Reply

I don't like this layout. it makes the movies/games laggy and i like the old layout.


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