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#647099 - 01/08/08 10:30 AM Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here!
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I know there are questions/comments/concerns about the new look and feel of the board.

Remember, we hadn't finished all the testing we wanted to do before we were forced to have to migrate to this version.

If you have comments, please post them here.

I will do my best to review them and see if things can be changed, but please remember that I've been working on getting us back up and running for the last 2 days.

So if I don't answer right away, just know that I will... \:\)
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#647103 - 01/08/08 10:39 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Hook]
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Kinda busy, isn't it?
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#647105 - 01/08/08 10:44 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Grankspoine]
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I agree that it's awfully busy. Is there any way to take all the stuff on the right-hand side and move it to the bottom?

Looks a lot like CollabNation, doesn't it?

I've still got to play around with the preferences to learn what I can do with it on my end.
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#647106 - 01/08/08 10:46 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Xenophile]
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There's no way to move those right-hand side things to the bottom. At least not without some intense customization.
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#647109 - 01/08/08 10:51 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Hook]
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Id suggest swapping your gray/black.. Have the posts text windows black and the info panel gray? Just my $0.02..
Awsome job!
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#647110 - 01/08/08 10:53 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Hook]
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Looks fine to me.

You can do all kinds of cool things

You can change the fonts too!


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#647112 - 01/08/08 10:56 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Brianonymous]
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 Originally Posted By: Brianonymous
Id suggest swapping your gray/black.. Have the posts text windows black and the info panel gray? Just my $0.02..
Awsome job!


Just saw this, that's a good idea Bri. \:D
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#647119 - 01/08/08 11:21 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: SteveW]
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Groovy.

Sure, some bugs and kinks to work out. But very very groovy baby.
Can icon photos be next ?
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#647120 - 01/08/08 11:24 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: SteveW]
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New board seems very good but just to let you know that the links from the VSPlanet.com home page to 'Forums' and 'message boards' are broken.

best wishes

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#647122 - 01/08/08 11:25 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: motothy]
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Could we get the "rolleyes" icon back?
Maybe a choice or 2 on Preferences page on color/contrast/font for the peeps who have a hard time w/ the gray?
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#647123 - 01/08/08 11:26 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: SteveW]
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maybe the fonts should be just a tad larger.

it does not bother me but i can see where the "old timers" might have problems...
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#647126 - 01/08/08 11:28 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: JazAddict]
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 Originally Posted By: motothy
New board seems very good but just to let you know that the links from the VSPlanet.com home page to 'Forums' and 'message boards' are broken.

best wishes


Gotcha...thanks!

 Originally Posted By: JazAddict
Could we get the "rolleyes" icon back?
Maybe a choice or 2 on Preferences page on color/contrast/font for the peeps who have a hard time w/ the gray?


Let me check the rolleyes. I thought we had it.

I'll be enabling another 'style' soon, and you'll be able to set that one in your profile. But, it's pretty generic, and won't look like the Planet you are used to. ;\)
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#647128 - 01/08/08 11:32 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Hook]
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The set of icons (I know - straight to the really important stuff \:D ) isn't showing on my "Full Reply Form". I'll try the ol' code: :rolleyes: \:D

Hmm. Is it the animated ones that aren't supported now?


Edited by Delso (01/08/08 11:33 AM)
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#647131 - 01/08/08 11:39 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Delso]
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How do we alter colours/fontsize? HEEEERE we go!

OK, use your eyes. Sorry. \:D
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#647134 - 01/08/08 11:41 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Delso]
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is back.
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#647135 - 01/08/08 11:42 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Hook]
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#647141 - 01/08/08 11:56 AM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Hook]
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<quote>There's no way to move those right-hand side things to the bottom. At least not without some intense customization.</quote>

My $.02 from bitter experience: Any time you do custom programming on something like this, every upgrade will break it!


Edited by Mooseboy (01/08/08 11:57 AM)
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#647143 - 01/08/08 12:00 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Mooseboy]
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BTW, I'm not getting any response on the "Shout" button… using Firebox 2.0.0.11 on Mac 10.4.11.
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#647144 - 01/08/08 12:02 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Mooseboy]
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Moosey,

I'm running Firefox 2.0.0.11 on WinXP...seems to 'shout' ok.
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#647147 - 01/08/08 12:05 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Hook]
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I'll check it on XP… oh, wait! I have popups disabled. Is it a popup?
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#647149 - 01/08/08 12:05 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Mooseboy]
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I don't think so.
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#647150 - 01/08/08 12:07 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Hook]
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You're right. I just enabled popups for vsplanet and relaunched the browser. Still no shout. I'll launch XP and give it a shot (shout?)
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#647158 - 01/08/08 12:19 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Mooseboy]
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Hook-THANK YOU for spending all of that time upgrading things.

On the list of threads, is there any way to make the thread title font larger and the thread started by font smaller?. Makes it hard to scan the way it is now.

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#647159 - 01/08/08 12:19 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Xenophile]
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 Originally Posted By: Xenophile
I agree that it's awfully busy. Is there any way to take all the stuff on the right-hand side and move it to the bottom?

Looks a lot like CollabNation, doesn't it?

I've still got to play around with the preferences to learn what I can do with it on my end.


There is an option in your profile (in 'My Preferences') to 'turn off' the right-hand column. That will eliminate the shoutbox and the other stuff in the right-hand column.

So, if you don't want to see that stuff, you can turn it off. If you do want to see it, then the only option is to see it on the right.


Edited by Hook (01/08/08 12:21 PM)
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#647161 - 01/08/08 12:21 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Hook]
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Looks great!!!
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#647163 - 01/08/08 12:26 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: guitartb]
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 Originally Posted By: guitartb
Hook-THANK YOU for spending all of that time upgrading things.

On the list of threads, is there any way to make the thread title font larger and the thread started by font smaller?. Makes it hard to scan the way it is now.


Tim, you mean when you view all the threads in a forum? On XP, it's showing just like (I think) you are suggesting...are you running on a Mac?
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#647166 - 01/08/08 12:32 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Hook]
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kinda cool...

different but cool.

variety-
the spice of life.

thanks for the hard work...

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#647172 - 01/08/08 12:41 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: gonzo]
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Hook, yep there is a difference in the font sizes, but I guess I'm suggesting make the hread titles' font even larger and the "by" font a tad smaller.

I could get used to it either way, but it would make it easier to scan the thread titles.

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#647173 - 01/08/08 12:41 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: Hook]
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I like the idea of having a "control panel" so that members can customize there VSPlanet experience. For instance, different basic motifs to pick from would be nice. The individual preferences could be stored with the members id profile.
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#647175 - 01/08/08 12:42 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: amiller]
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Or maybe just make the color of the "by" font where it blends into the background a little more.

Edited by guitartb (01/08/08 12:42 PM)

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#647176 - 01/08/08 12:46 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: guitartb]
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under 'my stuff', and prefereneces, you can turn off the right box....
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#647184 - 01/08/08 01:04 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: gonzo]
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I suppose I could get used to it--but the colors are just awful on my pc at work. The posts have kind of a dark burnt brown background and the sides of the posts are black. the links are kind of a washed-out flourescent blue and the buttons have purple backgrounds.

I appreciate your hard work too, Hook, but agree with amiller on this one: is there any way to allow individual user display preference customization?
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#647186 - 01/08/08 01:07 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: guitartb]
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 Originally Posted By: guitartb
On the list of threads, is there any way to make the thread title font larger and the thread started by font smaller?. Makes it hard to scan the way it is now.


I agree with this and I believe this is the key to why the place looks so "busy" and not friendly to the eyes. A whole bunch of font all over the place that's almost the same size and color. Not enough contrast.

Other than that, "Congrats" Hook for getting it back up! \:\)
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#647188 - 01/08/08 01:17 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: FunkyBeat]
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Woo hoo! I got rid of that annoying stuff on the right! That helps on my eyes to make the place "not so busy." Now if we can get the fonts bigger, that would really help on these old eyes too.
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#647196 - 01/08/08 01:32 PM Re: Questions Regarding the new Look and Feel - Post 'em Here! [Re: amiller]
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 Originally Posted By: amiller
I like the idea of having a "control panel" so that members can customize there VSPlanet experience. For instance, different basic motifs to pick from would be nice. The individual preferences could be stored with the members id profile.


Click on 'My Stuff' at the top, then 'My Preferences'.

I've added some basic variations to the list of 'styles', which you can see (within your preferences) in the 'Your preferred stylesheet' option:

2 different 'styles' - Dark background (with light text) or Light background (with dark text)

2 different font sizes (for most of the main text) - Regular font (10pt for most of the main text) or Larger font (12pt).

So, the default is the Dark-RegularFont (dark background, light text, regular (10pt) font).
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