New forum look - not good :(

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Post » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:34 am

Hello there,

@Ashley

just feedback to a new forum look:
- animated gif icons are constantly distracting from scanning the threads
- typography is a disaster (the previous forum skin was a way better in this regard)
- many unnecessary graphical elements (like colored bars in the forum posts)
- not clean and feels unstructured

previous skin was good enough
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Post » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:00 am

I personally love the new forum design and disagree completely with your second point "Typography is a disaster". The fonts are more consistent now compared to before. Also, the colored bars help separate the individual posts well.
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Post » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:33 am

Anything "new" takes getting used to.

The new look (still under development) is pretty good and I have full faith in @Tom with regards to what he wants the end product to be.
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Post » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:49 am

This skin is far away better than the last one.
Btw, there is already a topic about the new forums feedbacks.
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Post » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:53 am

Maybe the new forum look is not fully implemented (see the "user control panel" for example). Lists of topics are not very pleasant to read quickly because of colors choices and maybe titles and subtitles' font size. Titles aren't clearly visible enough.
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Post » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:54 am

Separation between forum posts should be achieved mostly by white space and typo. Colored bars in the thread posts, especially curved dark bar, is "fancy stuff", which takes extra processing power from brain each time you scan from top to bottom, eyes are getting tired from that. And new "typography" is a mess.

Just take a look at the hacker news or redit - pure information processing, nothing distracts you.
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Post » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:56 am

Yep, I posted in the wrong place, this should go into "Website issues"
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Post » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:24 am

I agree, I liked the old one better. A few more problems with this one to add to Xoros's list:

1. No quick reply box.
2. (in firefox at least) Tab names don't show the name of the topic you are in anymore, instead they are all "yourdomain.com"
3. You can't use the Board index < Construct 2 General < etc.. buttons at the top, they are not clickable. Instead you have to scroll all the way down and use the "Return to..."
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Post » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:45 am

I quite like it, it is certainly a lot faster and no more time outs which is the most important thing. There are graphical bugs to fix for sure and Gravatars are not being displayed yet.

Good work.
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Post » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:19 pm

I like a lot this new forum look... and agree with mist ;)
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