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03-17-2005, 01:50 PM
Post: #11
Web design, eh?
Yeah, I'm another designer who likes the simplicity and speed of this forum. Glad it's not just another bloated phpBB board. However, the recent posts list is pretty unwieldly and I second the need to fix the illegible rollovers of this "outta the box" stylesheet. and... add a link to the kbase darn it :-)
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03-17-2005, 05:45 PM
Post: #12
Web design, eh?
I'll agree with the comments that favor content over flashiness. Take a look sometime at some other Web forums that permit a large amount of glitziness such as signature files with images, and that are frequented by large numbers of teenage users, and you'll find threads consisting mostly of one-liner "Me Too" postings, each of which is trailed by a grotesquely humongous signature consisting of multiple enormous images expressing the writer's celebrity obsessions, and so on.

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03-17-2005, 07:00 PM
Post: #13
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Good god - PLEASE NO AVATARS!!!
Aside from being a ludicrous waste of screen space, adding page length, visual noise and of course, gobbling bandwidth unnecessarily they're just plain amateurish. All we need are more bored people hanging out here for no reason other than to thrill us with their clever signatures latest anime online personality. How about we go with functionality here? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I find the forum here very usable. I appreciate that DreamHost doesn't waste time on less than important revisions and upgrades.

BTW, if you love avatars, that's cool - they're just not appropriate here (imo, obviously). Ya know you can have as many as you want - just install word press - there's a nifty avatar plugin available guaranteed to make your comments take up yards in square feet of screen real estate!

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03-17-2005, 07:57 PM
Post: #14
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Quote:make links gooder! RAWR!

Better?

This is, as they say, a work in progress. Let me know what you think (and don't be afraid to suggest hex color codes!).

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03-17-2005, 07:58 PM
Post: #15
Web design, eh?
I was about to hit you in another thread, say hello, and accuse you of artfully dodging this thread Big Grin

better! but now I'm off to find my suggested hex codes from back in the daaaaay... tbc

edit: meh, couldn't find the post, it's been a while! what you've done is a fair amount better but it's not real "scannable" - maybe text-decoration:underline would pop out a bit more, or after a brief play in photoshop:

Links pop good here: #2525FF but screws up a few other things. Plug this in at the extreme end of the stylesheeet for a look if you like:

Code:
table.menubar, span.forumtitle, table.subjecttable {
background-color : #dcdcec;
}
hope all's well at Dreamhost, good to see you around =)

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03-17-2005, 08:02 PM
Post: #16
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I'll opt for #0066FF . It's still blue, but brighter.

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03-17-2005, 08:27 PM
Post: #17
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I'd actually suggest going with a slightly darker color. The blue at the time of this writing is a little garish. It clashes a bit with the general understated-ness of the site. If you want links in the body of the posts to stand out more, may I suggest underlining them? Non-underlined links are fine in menus and such where it's obvious what's a link and what isn't, but a similar underlined color for links mixed in with regular text is easier on the eyes than a bright blue in the middle of black text.

The grey used for the new post count is great, much easier to read.

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03-17-2005, 09:10 PM
Post: #18
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I likes the linky colors now..
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03-17-2005, 09:20 PM
Post: #19
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Yup, nice links- 'cept the white on mouseovers disappears against the light gray. If you want "quiet," how about sort of a rusty/peachy brown, like 9d4505? Hi Jeff- is good to see you here again.

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03-17-2005, 10:17 PM
Post: #20
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I agree. The grey on the new post count is much nicer.

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