At 5/27/09 09:51 PM, babyma wrote:
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.
Professional for who? the site needs to evolve and adapt to the changing web. I know its a hard concept to grasp; that being that technology and the web changes after awhile, but it does. Its fun to think that Newgrounds and its staff just sits around and decides to change the layout for fun or to annoy its userbase but the truth of the matter is that the site is free and the ads as much as you all hate them, do keep the lights on on the site, keeps contests going, etc etc etc. The old 'classic' grid uses outdated ad served sizes for one. Lets for a minute analyze why that would be of any importance:
What if ng for the sake of being 'professional' it just stuck with a narrow width forever. Ok cool, no big uproar. There is just a slight problem, the site would go broke. Eventually advertisers are going to have no more inventory for the ad slots ng carries. And these professionals are just going to go somewhere else, to the beloved youtube or whomever that can accomidate their inventory. omg ng is selling out , no not really, ng has always had ads, in fact it had a ton more + pop-ups .. some users might remember those days and they still climbed through that pile of trash and were great faithful users. The site has since cleaned up its ads, it makes less money than before when it pummelled you and now its even trying to share the less money it does make with YOU the userbase, via your userpage ads, flash submission page etc. that's important to note because once again we come back to the ad sizes issue, where to facilitate and share its revenue with its userbase, the grid needs to change, the layout needs to adapt.
Long story short, there is alot of thought and consideration that goes into things both from a user-friendly standpoint and a plain-old professional business standpoint so if you are indeed in the web design industry then you will fully grasp what im talking about. :)