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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 21:33:12 Reply

It's already better but I really wish there wasn't that option that screws up games with scaleMode set to NO_SCALE.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 21:34:06 Reply

yo tom please change it back to orginal format i hate this new wide one

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 21:36:36 Reply

At 5/27/09 09:25 PM, sucho wrote: the extended site header looks nifty on the flash pages, what on earth could that boiler be connected
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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 21:36:53 Reply

omfg tha thread is like the most popular thread it get like a massage every min its been two hours and 162 posts

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 21:37:41 Reply

At 5/27/09 09:34 PM, blackblade9 wrote: yo tom please change it back to orginal format i hate this new wide one

Just think of all the amazing things we can achieve with this new wide format... LIFE SIZE COCKS ON PAGE!!!! OMG OMG


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 21:38:58 Reply

Yea I agree, llamas are pretty gay

in other news, I'm loving the classic view again. will take some getting used to the wide layout.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 21:39:54 Reply

At 5/27/09 09:37 PM, cast wrote:
Just think of all the amazing things we can achieve with this new wide format... LIFE SIZE COCKS ON PAGE!!!! OMG OMG

Someone beat me to it..

: Play with the fullscreen feature, it made me lol


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 21:40:13 Reply

Thanks, that's just what most of us needed :)

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 21:42:21 Reply

At 5/27/09 07:16 PM, TomFulp wrote: For those of you who simply don't like the aesthetic of the skinny header on top of a wide body, consider this a temporary step as we move towards a new wide site layout.

Thank you very much for the option. I hope that I was one of the constructive criticizers rather than another poster coming off as a complainer.

I fall into the camp of not a fan of the skinny header with wide body but I understand that it is temporary. I must ask why do you believe the change to widescreen is so necessary right now? I realize that it would be a nice change but I do not believe that wide screen monitors and submissions are the norm right now.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 21:50:27 Reply

Ah, thanks guys!

I really do like the new layout, but like I said in the other thread with dial up it really slowed my computer down to the point where I was having trouble depositing. Now that I can set it back and forth I can use the classic view here at home and when I go back to college with their wireless I will be able to set it back to the new wide layout! Good work. :)


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 21:51:03 Reply

Personally, I think there still needs to AT LEAST be an option for users to switch to the narrow version of the site, with the pop-up, etc. This isn't stemming from nostalgia, but practicality and professionalism.

Here are two alternative suggestions for how to go about implementing the old, classic version while keeping the new:

1) Have the narrow version as the default view. Why a narrow version? It is more professional, looks better for a lot of people (some would say more sophisticated), and works better for those with smaller screen resolutions (not that I have a small screen resolution). You could be losing a lot of potential visitors who are initially turned off by the unsophisticated look or something that won't fit on their screen. Most people visiting the site are browsers and won't care for a huge screen anyway. They're just here to view the content, not to be awed by wide-screen prowess (not that they would necessarily be awed anyway). In fact, many may prefer pop-ups because it is more practical with regards to site navigation.

2) If you keep the wide version as the default view, then I think the narrow version I speak of should rightfully be called the "Classic Version", and the new, wide version should be named something else (e.g. "Wide Version"). The option for pop-ups should be dealt with as an option via a checkbox (e.g. "Display Flash in Pop-up or on page?") on the new option page you made.

I wouldn't even suggest alternative #2 above if the wide layout isn't going to go global to begin with. If the wide version is only staying on the flash section or a select few sections, the site would seem even more unprofessional (and furthermore, inconsistent) than having the wide layout as a default but global view.

I have done a lot of designing in the past and it shouldn't be too hard to make the narrow version compatible with the wide version. Assuming that every table within the main borders is fluid, then all you need to do is fix the width of the main table being held by the main borders and the fluid tables should sort themselves out.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 21:51:31 Reply

So i assume that all the error's in the gifs. are going to be fixed and along with the header with the flash portal ,audio portal and cough new art portal. So i assume good things to come. But this site is so anal fucked at the moment i cannot watch any flashes let alone see any thing as far as graphics. I can olny hope it will be up and ready...with the art portal

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 21:57:34 Reply

At 5/27/09 07:20 PM, PorkytheHedgehog wrote: I love the new page layout, it doesn't close my browser. :P

I agree. My browser would always crash when i forgot i couldn't scroll down, but now i can and not suffer the consecquences! ^_^


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 21:58:24 Reply

1) Have the narrow version as the default view. Why a narrow version? It is more professional, looks better for a lot of people (some would say more sophisticated), and works better for those with smaller screen resolutions (not that I have a small screen resolution). You could be losing a lot of potential visitors who are initially turned off by the unsophisticated look or something that won't fit on their screen. Most people visiting the site are browsers and won't care for a huge screen anyway.

Ugh, dude, I've just 'bout the smallest screen resolution you can get right now, not widescreen btw, and it looks just fine on it.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 21:58:52 Reply

At 5/27/09 09:51 PM, NhollowWearthO wrote: So i assume that all the error's in the gifs. are going to be fixed and along with the header with the flash portal ,audio portal and cough new art portal. So i assume good things to come. But this site is so anal fucked at the moment i cannot watch any flashes let alone see any thing as far as graphics. I can olny hope it will be up and ready...with the art portal

Can you please explain what you're talking about more in depth? What browser are you using?

Are you saying you don't like how only flash submissions currently have the wide layout? This isn't going to be the case soon enough, everything is getting a face lift.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 22:01:21 Reply

At 5/27/09 09:58 PM, halfangelfreak wrote:
1) Have the narrow version as the default view. Why a narrow version? It is more professional, looks better for a lot of people (some would say more sophisticated), and works better for those with smaller screen resolutions (not that I have a small screen resolution). You could be losing a lot of potential visitors who are initially turned off by the unsophisticated look or something that won't fit on their screen. Most people visiting the site are browsers and won't care for a huge screen anyway.
Ugh, dude, I've just 'bout the smallest screen resolution you can get right now, not widescreen btw, and it looks just fine on it.

What's the resolution?

Still, a fixed site width is generally regarded as more professional and practical than fluid, regardless of whether the fluid version looks "fine" on a small resolution.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 22:03:05 Reply

Oh wow, that was a fast reaction. This pretty much makes any of my previous complaints virtually null. Thanks for making it customizable, and in such a short time.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 22:04:52 Reply

Haha I'm liking the Wide Layout much better than Classic. Great job, Tom!


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 22:06:24 Reply

Yay!!

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 22:07:26 Reply

this is awesome exept when u look at a flash u dont know why it s rated A or teen for anyreason

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 22:07:31 Reply


Can you please explain what you're talking about more in depth? What browser are you using?

Are you saying you don't like how only flash submissions currently have the wide layout? This isn't going to be the case soon enough, everything is getting a face lift.

i am saying that all i see is tables and text. And advertisments. I assume it is part of the process, but at this moment all gif. images are red x's .they bring up error.

i never said anyting about the flashes so.....

also i am looking foward to the art portal,for the main header on the home page shows only black. NO "flash portal" or any other button is shown. so i have hopes that when it appears it will include "ART PORTAL" pretty simple

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 22:08:11 Reply

Good move, making an option is the best thing you could do! Still a great layout, just the auto-loading was the problem I had.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 22:33:25 Reply

Awesome, great updates, love how you really do care about the way the community feels, nice improvements.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 22:35:28 Reply

NIce updates, the site looks great and widescreen is sweet.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 22:45:44 Reply

I love the layout, but its a shame you can't vote or anything while its like that. plus the auto-play feature cuts out the need move your mouse at all after selecting a flash animation, good stuff though tom, none the less.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 22:45:54 Reply

The autoplay was the only concern I had, and letting registered members have the option to disable it takes care of that. I have gone from being neutral regarding the new layout to pleased with it. Looking forward to seeing the changes for the rest of the site.

So I assume the new layout will be done piece-by-piece, instead of the massive rush deal with the 2007 one? And would I be right in assuming that the lit and art portals will be part of this redesign?


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 22:48:58 Reply

I think auto playing for unregistered members is a good idea because it will help with stuff getting Digged or casually linked.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 22:50:23 Reply

Here's my only grievance

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 22:53:04 Reply

Thanks for giving us the option to switch back tom! In the meantime, I'l try to adjust to wide layout.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 2009-05-27 22:56:43 Reply

Tom, next time you do something drastic like this, do the sensible thing and make it a beta testing option.

Youtube and deviantart do this and it works very well.