New Skin!! New Look!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Lounge' started by zathros, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    I fully agree and must say that I prefer your text colour. :thumb:
  2. Kiyoshi

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    I like the new look and feel, but I seriously miss the "new posts since last visit" button. That was my main way to navigate the site. Where did it go and will it come back? Pretty please?
  3. Rogerio Silva

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    It's right there...

    I agree. The "New Posts" button is right where it used to be (at least for me), but its letters have vanished. That's one thing for the team to consider, IMHO.
  4. Kiyoshi

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    Thanks for that hint, Rogerio, I found the button xD but yeah, it should be textured
  5. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rogerio, I also thought that the new post button was deleted, but it is there but the letters are invisible. That is also one of my ways to navigate as well.
  6. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Every concern is being noted and will be addressed as soon as we have "every" bug noted. You don't want to go into the system and make changes till all the data is in. So keep posting, and Please make notification about the "Quick Links" being between the "Search and Log Out" buttons. If the contrast can be made higher for the default letters, it will. Personally, since I use this computer in an other than bright room, I find it very easy of the eyes. I can sympathize with tablets, and other forms of viewing that may be having problems. Honestly, I don't know if the default letters can be made brighter. I can easily live with this. The other skin was too bright overall and washed out my eyes. I find this much easier to read, but that's me, and everyone is different. If I had to put a number on it, I would say, from public and private comments 85% of the people commenting to me are happy with it. That's not too bad. :)
  7. Strode

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    i like it, very nice. personally felt the old look was a little outdated and looked like internet 1.0 this is definitely the new cool. nice work.:thumb:
  8. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you, Zathros.

    BTW, I noticed the Zealot logo has re-appeared in the upper left corner. That looks veeeeeeeeeeeery niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!!!


    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
  9. cafe

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    The forum now looks much more modern (the old look did indeed look quite antique) but I'm not a fan of the colour scheme. I much prefer black text on a light background. Having all the forums visible on the same page is a good thing.

    Can other colour schemes be made available via the user CP? I'm really not a fan of light gray on dark grey.
  10. youngku

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    I have to agree, the change hurts my eyes. I appreciated the "mellow-ness" of the older style. But anyway, that's just my opinion. It does look sharper and more refined, and in general, very nice, but it just hurts...make it stop, make it stop!!!
  11. Rogerio Silva

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    it's probably me...

    It's probably lil' old stupid me, but the "Post Icons" do apper different in my PC. For instance, the "red face" appears like a telephone, the "smile" looks like an "i", and the arrow is a check mark.
    Is there something I'm missing or doing wrong?
  12. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Oooookay! We have changed again!! :mrgreen:

    I have to admit, my earlier posting and comment about the text colour issue was maybe a bit to hasty; While at work today in a sunlit (yes,amazingly for the Netherlands,) office, the lighter text was difficult to read......

    But, now. Taadaa!!!! The text is whiter and bolder now, and yes even now again at night, it is still as pleasing as last night!

    The layout, scheme and new logo are top notch!

    I am glad to have you people running the shop...:thumb::thumb:

    EDIT: Oh man, I just switched to the 'other' site direct from here... The contrast change was like a slap in the face! I'm glad we are now on this format on Zealot .:thumb:
  13. cafe

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    Oh yay! White text is much better!
  14. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    One step closer to perfection! :thumb:
  15. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Oops, TWO steps closer ... the "New posts" button is back! :thumb::thumb:
  16. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Our CG person Paul is great and on top of things. I sent him a note maybe two hours ago and he took care of it in what I consider lighting time! We'll fix as we go along. If you see something that is not working, please post it as a clear single sentence so I can copy and paste the problem,. Thanks! :)
  17. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Test:
    :mrgreen::thumb::cool:announce1:confused:sign1:eek::rolleyes::p:twisted::oops:wall1:wave: :mrgreen: :cool: announce1:eek: :curse: :wave::oops::yep: :neutral::evil::( :-D hamrgoldtoth1:idea::mad:peasoup bday2:cool:;-) :?: :sad: :roll: :shock: :| :arrow: :?: o:???: :car1: :agree1: :canada1: :flush1: :patriot1: :java1: :goldcup: :v8: :violin1::whip1: :rippedoff: :rizz1: :winter1: :yinyang1: :D :rofl::steamtrain: :):-x:woot1::row1: :roll1: :repost1: :welcome1::wave7: :genius2: :inmew: :killer::joust1: :excited1: :drag1: :driver1: :x :!: :-? 8) :-| :-( :grin: :smile::-o :wink: jawdrop balloon6 bday1 :sleeping: bounce7aussie ;) stooges8 fence1 train97 :nope: wall1 :twisted: :rolleyes: sign1 :cry: :confused::thumb:

    I can live with this.
  18. Rogerio Silva

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    Something's not right...

    Zathros

    Maybe I did not express myself right, which is no surprise, since English is not my first language. I see that the icons for messages are fine, but I meant the ones that are used next to the post title.
    Whenever you start a post in Advanced mode, there are a few POST ICONS right after the post/message editing window; these are the ones after the message "You may chose an icon for your message from the following list:". In my computer, the symbols don't match their old names.
    I'm probably doing something wrong, or maybe some setting that I may have forgotten. For example, I've chosen the "Red Face" icon for this very post title (Something's not right...), and it shows a small telephone. What am I doing wrong?
    Thanks in advance.

    Rogério
  19. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Let me check it out. :).....................................


    I tried this one :curse: and this one :p this one :oops: ? Can you tell me which Icon? I click on the Icon I want, to be honest, I never looked at the names. They have all worked fine. For informational purposes, I use Firefox as my browser.

    Could you make a post with just the Emoticon Some sentence will be needed, but keep it separate the sentence, so I can check out what's happening. Thanks. You wrote your sentence fine, I misunderstood you. Your English is better than many of the people in the town I live in, by the way. American English is what is spoken there and their are except for around 10 people, out of 26,000, everyone speaks that English. I'm one of the 10 that can speak a couple of other languages. (a bit of hyperbole, just to make a point) :)
  20. cafe

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    Rogerio is talking about the icons below the reply composing field. See cap below. And yep, the icon with the "red face" label is indeed a telephone. I'm using it for this post, so let's see if it shows up after I click "submit reply". (edit: it does)

    zealot-post-icons.jpg

    edit: Which results in this:

    zealot-post-icons-2.jpg

    They're clearly part of the new theme and replaced the old post icons while keeping the old labels (that are now wrong).