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upgrades underway / we know it looks horrible, will be fixed

Postby Moderator » 5 years 6 months ago (Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:09 am)

Our Webmaster is doing all sorts of security enhancements, etc. The atrocious look will be fixed.
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Re: upgrades underway / we know it looks horrible, will be fixed

Postby Moderator » 5 years 6 months ago (Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:46 pm)

I've temporarily made some changes for a more soothing, albeit generic look. Our webmaster will improve the appearance when he's available.
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Re: upgrades underway / we know it looks horrible, will be fixed

Postby Webmaster » 5 years 6 months ago (Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:47 am)

I have enabled an alternative to the default phpBB3 design 'Prosilver'. The alternative design can be enabled through the UCP. In due course, I will work out a better design which we hope our registrants will appreciate.
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Re: upgrades underway / we know it looks horrible, will be fixed

Postby borjastick » 5 years 6 months ago (Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:50 pm)

Blimey I've been away for a few days and came back to find a new website replacing the Forum which looks like it is selling 20 yr old cars, half dead budgies and massage services...
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Re: upgrades underway / we know it looks horrible, will be fixed

Postby Webmaster » 5 years 6 months ago (Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:30 pm)

borjastick:

Are you referring to this?
2015-07-02_20-21-04.png


We performed a rather big software upgrade and it uses an entirely new template engine. This caused issues with the previous design and rather than rewriting it, we're working on replacing it. It may take sometime before that is done, however.

In the meanwhile we're stuck with the above design, or this one:
2015-07-02_20-28-09.png


Suffice to say, we were lagging behind and the upgrade was necessary. We are aware of the fact that the design(s) available at the moment leaves a lot to be desired.
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borjastick wrote:Blimey I've been away for a few days and came back to find a new website replacing the Forum which looks like it is selling 20 yr old cars, half dead budgies and massage services...

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Re: upgrades underway / we know it looks horrible, will be fixed

Postby Lamprecht » 5 years 6 months ago (Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:04 pm)

Webmaster wrote:In the meanwhile we're stuck with the above design, or this one:
2015-07-02_20-28-09.png

White text on the banner would be better with a black outer glow/shadow

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Re: upgrades underway / we know it looks horrible, will be fixed

Postby Webmaster » 5 years 6 months ago (Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:05 am)

Thanks, that's a good suggestion. I've implemented the suggested change.

Keep in mind, these awful designs are strictly temporary until we have a proper one. So for the time being, bear with us! :)
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Webmaster wrote:In the meanwhile we're stuck with the above design, or this one:
2015-07-02_20-28-09.png

White text on the banner would be better with a black outer glow/shadow

http://css3gen.com/text-shadow/

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Re: upgrades underway / we know it looks horrible, will be fixed

Postby Carto's Cutlass Supreme » 5 years 6 months ago (Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:41 pm)

The new graphic of the desk looks quite nice!

I wonder if we should take off the stickies. It's good for new people I suppose, but for regulars they have to just constantly ignore those and go down 5 or 6 lines to see the active threads.

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Re: upgrades underway / we know it looks horrible, will be fixed

Postby Moderator » 5 years 6 months ago (Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:57 pm)

It's good for new people ...

That's the point. :)
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Re: upgrades underway / we know it looks horrible, will be fixed

Postby LYZ » 5 years 6 months ago (Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:07 pm)

Moderator wrote:
It's good for new people ...

That's the point. :)
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Wouldn't it be best to have all the present stickies all in one? Perhaps a 'Start here' sticky for new people, with links to all the essential threads. Just my 2c

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Re: upgrades underway / we know it looks horrible, will be fixed

Postby Dresden » 5 years 6 months ago (Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:18 pm)

Webmaster:

I hope the alternating blue and white in the comments is only temporary; it's very distracting.

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Re: upgrades underway / we know it looks horrible, will be fixed

Postby Kingfisher » 5 years 6 months ago (Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:41 am)

I'm puzzled by the icons to the left of subject topics, the circles enclosing lines symbolising text. Some are in black and some in red. Some have a star, others not and in some the text is scrolling but in most it isn't. Also some topics are in black font and some in a barely distinguishable dark grey.

I haven't figured out how to tell at a glance which topics have new unread posts.

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Re: upgrades underway / we know it looks horrible, will be fixed

Postby Dresden » 5 years 6 months ago (Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:35 pm)

Kingfisher said:

"Some have a star, others not....."

I think the topics with a star are topics you have commented on.
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Re: upgrades underway / we know it looks horrible, will be fixed

Postby borjastick » 5 years 6 months ago (Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:39 am)

I don't know why we can't go back to the previous design. It had gravitas and was sober in its ambiance. I liked it, I hate this current version, it just looks so tacky. Like it's been bought off the peg from some dodgy web design group.
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Re: upgrades underway / we know it looks horrible, will be fixed

Postby Webmaster » 5 years 6 months ago (Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:24 am)

Which design do you mean? The one that ships as standard with phpBB3? You can select it in the user control panel. The one we used prior to the software upgrade is incompatible with this version.

You can rest assured, borjastick, that I am going to deploy a better design - just give it time ;)
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borjastick wrote:I don't know why we can't go back to the previous design. It had gravitas and was sober in its ambiance. I liked it, I hate this current version, it just looks so tacky. Like it's been bought off the peg from some dodgy web design group.


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