Prosilver style: first impressions

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Prosilver style: first impressions

Post by DragonlordP » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:01 am

I quite like it. What I don't like is the nicknames/avatars on the right... it does look different and is very characteristic, but it's more difficult to see who has posted what. Especially on very short messages, you have to look to the other side of the screen, whereas with the info on the left it's only a couple of centimetres from the first word of the post. I'm sure I'll get used to it, but it doesn't seem to make sense to me.

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Re: Prosilver style: first impressions

Post by CardsFanInChiTown » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:05 am

DragonlordP, I agree, the avatar location is the only thing I don't care for thus far. Other than that I really love it.

edit - This takes up a lot of space above my post:

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It's not very useful information.

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Re: Prosilver style: first impressions

Post by Phil » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:07 am

So far, I've had no problem adapting to it...
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Re: Prosilver style: first impressions

Post by DragonlordP » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:09 am

Yeah, and the nicknames use too small fonts... but I guess these are all details that will be fixed until the style is ready for download. The right position though is quite a big difference, so I guess that will stay...

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Re: Prosilver style: first impressions

Post by keithmg » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:10 am

I think it looks brilliant except for 2 things

1) I think the announcement and sticky icons could stand out more

and

2) An explanation of the different icons isn't displayed at the bottom of the page

Other than those I think the site looks brilliant and I was one of the many refreshing the page after the countdown finished even though I was trying to watch 24 at the same time! :)

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Re: Prosilver style: first impressions

Post by TimJBart » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:14 am

yeh good point, the username font is way too small. But these are all minor things that I expect will be ironed out over the coming weeks

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Re: Prosilver style: first impressions

Post by Phil » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:15 am

Personally, I like the username font...
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Re: Prosilver style: first impressions

Post by DragonlordP » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:18 am

Anyway, I'd like to hear the thoughts that lead to the decision of the user info on the right... It really doesn't make any sense to me, seems like struggling to be different when there is no such need, but I'd really like to hear the reasons that lead to this decision, I'm sure there's something I can't think of.

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Re: Prosilver style: first impressions

Post by northerncountry » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:19 am

I am glad somebody started this topic because I have been holding off about saying something, but since this topic is here, here goes...

I don't like it at all. Plain and simple. we all have our likes and dislikes. I don't like the tables layout. I don't like the folder images and I especially don't like the user avatar and info on the right. I don't like the way each reply is seperated.

I also don't like the smilies being on the right hand side of the reply text area and the new topic text area. Also the blue and pink make it look like a girls forum.

I sure hope that this is not the default style that will be released with RC1.

Sorry...

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Re: Prosilver style: first impressions

Post by Phil » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:22 am

This will be the default style when Olympus goes gold (or at least a form of this, some fixes etc will be done before then).
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Re: Prosilver style: first impressions

Post by Thatbitextra » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:23 am

You guys have seen that every post has e.g.:
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So you don't need to look to the right at all.
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Re: Prosilver style: first impressions

Post by DragonlordP » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:25 am

Another thing that's starting to bug me is that the "view latest unread post" is after the "by TheJediSlayer on Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:11 pm" line. It was much more practical on the left of the topic subject, because you were moving the cursor over the topics and it was just a few pixels away if you wanted it... now you have to move the cursor to the right a bit. Still, no biggie, it just seems like the position in subsilver was more practical and well-thought of.

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Re: Prosilver style: first impressions

Post by DragonlordP » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:26 am

Thatbitextra wrote: You guys have seen that every post has e.g.:
Re: Prosilver style: first impressions
Posted Date/Time by iWisdom

So you don't need to look to the right at all.

No, just saw it... makes things better, but still can't see how this is supposed to be an improvement over the info being on the left...

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Re: Prosilver style: first impressions

Post by CardsFanInChiTown » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:29 am

DragonlordP wrote:
Thatbitextra wrote: You guys have seen that every post has e.g.:
Re: Prosilver style: first impressions
Posted Date/Time by iWisdom

So you don't need to look to the right at all.

No, just saw it... makes things better, but still can't see how this is supposed to be an improvement over the info being on the left...



I think it's to keep the focus on the post and not their avatar.

Personally seeing the following in a huge font after every post is really starting to annoy me:
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How about shrinking that and increasing the user name?

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Re: Prosilver style: first impressions

Post by northerncountry » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:31 am

iWisdom wrote: This will be the default style when Olympus goes gold (or at least a form of this, some fixes etc will be done before then).


Well if this is the case I guess I will have to create my own theme because I will not use this style on my board.

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