At 9/10/04 10:21 PM, liljim wrote:
By now, some of you will have noticed the new Portal layout. Apologies to those of you who saw some of the images and text sizes goofing up in the old layout prior to me releasing this....
Heh. Yeah, I saw the top 20 weekly shift to a larger font and include the game/movie icons and... I knew something was up. Come back to the portal half an hour later and.... BAM!
Anyway, things to note:
1. The top swf animation will probably be brought down greatly in filesize. Stamper was working on that, but I think he's finally made the right choice and gone to sleep after a twenty hour stint in front of his computer.
That's groovy. Could you make it default to low quality mode as well, for us ancient computer peoples? #;-}>
2. The rollovers on the recent list contain content advisories now. That will be spread to the rest of the listings in time.
Fairly nifty stat to replace the batting average slot that used to be on 'em.
Anyway, I think the overall look is great... I like the new icons for the daily/weekly awards on the left and that area in general... I like that the same basic Pico & friends bits from the now-old portal are intact... and I absolutely LOVE the new portal game. It's kinda halfway between the old old one (minus the bus, of course... but complete with cursor-targetting!) and the old one (swfs flying toward a glowy star-type thing that I always thought was a BAD thing in the old design... but now is apparently revealed as the state of Protection, seeing as how a flash can't be "blammed" by mouseover if it makes it well off into the distance on the left side! #;-}>). Awesomeness.
If I had one complaint (well, okay, I guess I kinda do), it would be similar to what about half of the people have said:
The fontsize/colour of titles makes it hard to read them at times. Especially the already visited links... but even the unvisited ones as well. To me, it doesn't matter whether there's a gray/blue/green/red bar behind the title or not, it's just too small compared to how my fontsize displayed the titles on the old design, that's all.
I hope you'll consider nudging the fontsize up by +1, as no one's saying it's too big and few are saying it's just right and many are saying it's too small. #;-}>
Thanks for some great work, liljim+stamper. :::salutes:::