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Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:04:25 Reply

I decided this past week that I am sick of stumbling through frames, especially with the site running so slow, so I ditched 'em. Hope no one minds too much.

Right now there are a few things that still need to be fixed - the USER RANKINGS will still pop up in frames until Ross changes some scripts. Most of the site should be working, though. Let me know if you click on ANY links ANYWHERE that bring up the frames. I want to eliminate them completely! :)

So.... What does everyone think of the new look? Any suggestions?


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:10:19 Reply

i think it looks really fucking sweet the only thing i would change is make the picture of the tank into a flash animation with the sun moving in the background

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:10:31 Reply

thank you tom I hated that yellow scheme

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:10:48 Reply

infinitely better.

thank you.

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:13:33 Reply

I like the new look. It feels alot more spacious now.

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:16:23 Reply

What do I think about this non-frame viewing with quicker load times? Fuck yeah! I'm running T3 and some times its a little slow... but without the frames it just pops right up. So obviously this will help the poor 28 and 56 "k"ers that are not fortunate enough to have college T3 lines.

Also, your wondering if people are gonna complain about this... don't. As long as you don't fuck with this site for the worse, we Newgrounds.com Deticated will be happy.

Too bad you can't make an automatic viewer to kill the crappy movies. *smirk*

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:18:31 Reply

So.... What does everyone think of the new look? Any suggestions?

i think the new look rules!
the buttons totally kick ass,though it would be nice to see the look of newgrounds CoMPLETLY change,with a different style and different colors;)

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:20:56 Reply

It looks really nice now! =)

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:21:08 Reply

At 9/21/01 04:04 PM, TomFulp wrote: I decided this past week that I am sick of stumbling through frames, especially with the site running so slow, so I ditched 'em. Hope no one minds too much.

Right now there are a few things that still need to be fixed - the USER RANKINGS will still pop up in frames until Ross changes some scripts. Most of the site should be working, though. Let me know if you click on ANY links ANYWHERE that bring up the frames. I want to eliminate them completely! :)

So.... What does everyone think of the new look? Any suggestions?

Awesome! This new site layout is so awesome!

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:23:57 Reply

I like the new look site, quick to load and the new buttons and general top layout are cool.
Funny though, I've been browsing for almost five hours and I noticed the change. Wow, need to get some sleep :)


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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:25:03 Reply

I dont mind the frames going.

I dont see much difference.


Newgrounds is a website for 13 year olds who cannot understand the difference between "there", "their" and "they´re".

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:25:22 Reply

Do you please want to tell me why i can't vote on movies anymore??? I click on the voting number and there will come and error that says i have to download some kind off macromedia thingy (witch i allready got),so i downloaded it again and the error is still there.does annybody knows why this happens and please mail me the answer. mail me at kemperman88@hotmail.com

by the way ,Tom i think the thing you are doing is great and i support you in all ways.

greetzzz,

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:26:07 Reply

Yo bicth...

got your atention there ay?

i think it runs faster now, but its just not the same.

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:26:28 Reply

I agree, the site responds a lot faster and it looks better now.

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:33:21 Reply

So.... What does everyone think of the new look? Any suggestions?

looks fine, kinna took me by surprise,
i refreshed and there was a new format...

is the voting result screen supposed to be a new window? (i am assuming yes)
the point system looks like it may not be yet properly functioning in regards to gold acct. exp. pts.

&

earlier i was getting errors telling me to upgrade my flash player, which was done but the error persisted. this has since stopped.

overall: hey, if it frees up some pipe, go with it.

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:41:45 Reply

At 9/21/01 04:10 PM, EvilWallPaper wrote: i think it looks really fucking sweet the only thing i would change is make the picture of the tank into a flash animation with the sun moving in the background

I've always wanted to do that... I just try to avoid having more Flash on the page. Aw heck, I should do it anyway. :)

-Tom


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:45:21 Reply

u know the red menu? put it over the old menu cos 2 meus is pointless

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:47:50 Reply

At 9/21/01 04:04 PM, TomFulp wrote: I decided this past week that I am sick of stumbling through frames, especially with the site running so slow, so I ditched 'em. Hope no one minds too much.

Right now there are a few things that still need to be fixed - the USER RANKINGS will still pop up in frames until Ross changes some scripts. Most of the site should be working, though. Let me know if you click on ANY links ANYWHERE that bring up the frames. I want to eliminate them completely! :)

So.... What does everyone think of the new look? Any suggestions?

if someone sends a link that uses frames.php instead of view.php it has the top frame... maybe you should change it to act the same as view, even though it's called frames.

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:49:48 Reply

agh- i love you tom. the page loads in about a second now. before it took about 10 - 15 seconds, and i have a fairly speedy computer with cable internet access. this is much better, thank you very much.


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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:53:24 Reply

At 9/21/01 04:41 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 9/21/01 04:10 PM, EvilWallPaper wrote: i think it looks really fucking sweet the only thing i would change is make the picture of the tank into a flash animation with the sun moving in the background
I've always wanted to do that... I just try to avoid having more Flash on the page. Aw heck, I should do it anyway. :)

-Tom

Oh, shit! I just found a problem! You cannot deposit! It says "Thanks you, NinjaCactus! You now have experience points! You need 0 more to get to level 1! you can deposit again in 24 hours, 0 minutes & 0 seconds." Please fix it. I need to deposit today! It's screwing up.

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:54:07 Reply

Oh Tom.

When I vote on a movie another window appears with how much my vote was worth ect.

Just ta let you know.


Newgrounds is a website for 13 year olds who cannot understand the difference between "there", "their" and "they´re".

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 16:57:20 Reply

I just noticed 2 things.

1. The "Refresh now" now button on the webcams page does not work.

2. The "Clear" button on the BBS does not work.


Newgrounds is a website for 13 year olds who cannot understand the difference between "there", "their" and "they´re".

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 17:02:50 Reply

Bring back the frames! The frames made it a whole lot easier to navigat through NG. Sure it was complex, but how can we jump from the portal to the bbs and then to the cam page with out the frames at the bottom? I mean, you already had it all done, so why change it now?

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 17:06:38 Reply

Wow!! It looks so nice!! The red looks awesome!!

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 17:09:25 Reply

Tom, the new design rocks - BUT I can't deposit my experience points! (it just says "you need 0 points to get to level 1"). Also, the links to "other submitions by this author" don't seem to work. Nothing happens when I click on them.

Anyway, I love the changes.

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 17:10:04 Reply

i say we keep it i love it great job tom by the when will the new voting system be up?

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 17:11:49 Reply

So.... What does everyone think of the new look? Any suggestions?

The old one was better, it didn't suck as much!

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 17:13:33 Reply

So.... What does everyone think of the new look? Any suggestions?

It might just be my computer...but sometimes when I go to the portal, a little bar goes on my list of programs open, but nothing shows up... I click it, nothing happens, I right click it, nothing comes up, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO CLOSE AND IT RECENTLY SCREWED UP MY COMPUTER!!! The bar says "Cannot find server". THERE IS ALSO ANOTHER THING "www.newgrounds.com/ngad.html" when it tries to load that sometimes it just completely goes off NG to one of those 404 errors or something. I believe this is a casino ad, right? Well anyway, FIX IT! I can't stand NG just disappearing all the time.

Well, that's all my complaints, glad you took out the frames, now I don't have to press F11 when I launch some games that don't open up in a new window! :)

-Nick Danzinger

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 17:15:28 Reply

Well, I like the idea of this scheme, even though I love using frames...

As for the speed? It may make the initial first page come up faster, but remember, every time you load a new page now, it has to load the html for that top section now... Thus slightly decreasing the speed of all the other pages...

But I still prefer this, it is a little easier to get used to...

A suggestion: I think that all the buttons, and or links (as well as the old newgrounds logo) should be put together into one swf... that way, it would decrease the loadtime, since the flash would only have to load once, and the html would be decresed... Also, it would fit together a little more fluidly, if all the buttons where better organized, and look similar... I miss the little graphics next to the old buttons, but perhaps new ones could be put into the background of the new buttons... The quick access bar, and the search bar should also be integrated into the flash piece... Not to mention the advertizing bar (if possible, I know some companies check html, not content)

You could add flash detection java-script into the top section of the front page, and bring up (instead of the navigation flash) an explanation of why they need flash (if they don't have it), and how to get it.

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Response to Overhaul on a Whim 2001-09-21 17:16:08 Reply

At 9/21/01 04:04 PM, TomFulp wrote: I decided this past week that I am sick of stumbling through frames, especially with the site running so slow, so I ditched 'em. Hope no one minds too much.

Right now there are a few things that still need to be fixed - the USER RANKINGS will still pop up in frames until Ross changes some scripts. Most of the site should be working, though. Let me know if you click on ANY links ANYWHERE that bring up the frames. I want to eliminate them completely! :)

So.... What does everyone think of the new look? Any suggestions?

Yea Frames come up when i search for a movie and when i click on "see all" in the 20 most recent portal entries. hope this helps! bye!