At 8/5/04 12:57 AM, Portal_Security wrote:
At 8/3/04 10:08 PM, TomFulp wrote:
I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude to Adult Swim for running their ads on Newgrounds. Adult Swim is a perfect match for the NG audience, many of whom no doubt already tune in. If you haven't checked it out, Adult Swim is Saturday - Thursday, 11PM-5AM on the Cartoon Network!I am all for it, and love the fact that there may be a good Newgrounds/Adult Swim merger. This could lead to a gold mine.. Adult Swim has the heavy fan base, and down to earth Williams Street, but it's on TV, what else could you want? Can you imagine, Newgrounds commercials, broadcast on Network television? Hell, maybe Adult Swim will start displaying some of the work here on the site, imagine watching Balthors Tales from Hell on YOUR TV Set.
Adult Swim pushes the envolope on a once, child network, and they're not afraid of anyone. Newgrounds and Tom push the envolope on this website, and no lawsuit keeps them down. As Tom said Adult Swim is the perfect match for the NG Audience.
That's all good and well, but if you paid attention to what Tom said specifically, he said Adult Swim is going to run THEIR advertisements ON NG. He didn't say a single word about NG ads appearing during Adult Swim programming as you and a couple other people seem to have misunderstood.
Don't get me wrong, I think it'd be great if NG ads were on TV, but ads on TV cost a shitload more than ads on the web, and I don't know if Tom wants to spend that sort of money on an ad for a website (you don't see too many of those anymore these days, if you've noticed... a bit for e-bay, a bit for yahoo, that's about it). And there's also the probability that there are a LOT more viewers of Adult Swim who've never been to NG.com and would love it here... than there are NG members/visitors who've never seen Adult Swim and would love to watch it. Still... Tom is being paid to advertise Adult Swim, he's not paying for NG to be advertised on it, at least as far as he said in this thread.
anyway, with that cleared up...
As for the new nav bar... I like and appreciate that the buttons are now bigger and there's more of them and that's all good... whether there was sound or not doesn't matter that much to me as I tend to have my speakers muted and only put on my headphones when I'm actually listening to music or to a flash... I did kinda like how the old buttons depressed more than how the new ones get that "shiny gold look" to 'em when you mouseover...
but I have one problem with the new buttons: as others have mentioned, they don't seem to "fit in" with the rest of the banner/nav area. Specifically in terms of texture and colour. They have this kinda... dingy brownish-yellow/orange look to them.. that I think totally clashes with the yellow and orange stripes on the NG tank logo... and with the shades of the Help/Forums/Chat/Lit/Webcam/Users/Net/Submit buttons especially. They even clash with the orange of the sign in and join NG button text. IOW, the colours just plain bite.
So... if the colours were more closely matched to the other orange/yellow/goldish colours in the new design, I think the new nav would be a home run. As it is, I'd rate it a double at most, and probably a single.