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ConfusedCartman
01-19-2010, 04:33 AM
After days (yeah, it only took a few days) of hard work, we've finally finished the new LBPCentral forum style! Now, our hope was to design something that both looks good visually and had flow, so we made sure to retain a lot of the structure that vB4.0 offers. It's just got a fresh new coat of paint (no pun intended). As always, we welcome your feedback in regards to any potential changes you may have in mind. Thanks for bearing with us, and enjoy the new look! :)

SirPaper
01-19-2010, 04:35 AM
Dang! That was instantaneous! XD (I click away for a minute and just look what happens)

Looks good, but then that's just a first impression. :P

comphermc
01-19-2010, 04:35 AM
CC, it looks great, man! You did a fantastic job!!

Wowzer!

Edit: If I may be nitpicky, the username bar at the top is a little out of alignment, but glad you went with the tab!

Hibbsi
01-19-2010, 04:35 AM
I just left a minute ago, and I came back and had to check to see it I was at the right site!
Very, very cool style. I like.

jeffcu28
01-19-2010, 04:38 AM
Yes! Yes! Yes! Euphoria! Thank you so much CC, mrsupercomputer, and others who might have helped design this new layout. I just knew it would come someday...better than the previous design, but I never imagined for it to be this great!

Thanks! ;) All that waiting was certainly worth it!

Jagrevi
01-19-2010, 04:39 AM
I like it - but I'm saying that almost entirely on the basis of the smiling sackboy-head icons on all the sub-forums now.

RangerZero
01-19-2010, 04:43 AM
Ok now that's what I am talking about!!!

Will their be sackboys head on threads? It would be cool to see a new icon replacing the defaults one.

We could have a smiling sackboy when there's new messages in a thread and unhappy sackboys when there's no new post. A cute RIP tomb icon for locked threads would be awesome.

litled
01-19-2010, 04:44 AM
It looks great, very good job :)

mrsupercomputer
01-19-2010, 04:45 AM
Edit: If I may be nitpicky, the username bar at the top is a little out of alignment, but glad you went with the tab!

Yeah, CC knows that there are a few issues, but the guy is worn out from working on this nonstop during weekend! He'll start working on fixes tomorrow.

Littlebigdude805
01-19-2010, 04:46 AM
LBPC feels like home again :)

comphermc
01-19-2010, 04:47 AM
No *******it, do it now! :p

I'm kidding, CC. Take a rest. Sleep. Go to school. Do your homework. Be merry.

TheFirstAvenger
01-19-2010, 04:47 AM
Love it, I actually thought I had clicked on the LittleBigPlanet website, I like the pink too, it definitely stands out! :)

RangerZero
01-19-2010, 04:48 AM
The more I look at it the more I like the fack it's the default icon for the threads. I dunno if my suggestion holds anymore. If ever there's a custom icon coming, it should be different than sackboy's heads.

Shremco
01-19-2010, 04:49 AM
WOW! This looks great! Amazing job :)

Minty
01-19-2010, 04:57 AM
I just refreshed and it was like this, really cool ^^

Zwollie
01-19-2010, 04:59 AM
We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto....we're in SUPER DUPER KANSAS!!

Thanks CC, almost there!!

Boomy
01-19-2010, 05:01 AM
Is it a skin? I mean is there a choice to change between the previous and this one? :p

Morgana25
01-19-2010, 05:01 AM
Very cute. The pink was a bit of a shocker but It's starting to feel like home again :)

BabyDoll1970
01-19-2010, 05:02 AM
Brilliant job, CC, and everybody else who was involved. I just LOVE it! LOVE IT!!! THANKYOU!!

SirPaper
01-19-2010, 05:07 AM
We're not in Kansas anymore

I'm not? Did I go somewhere? *Looks around confused*

Oh, one thing I forgot to mention in my last post. This skin actually seems similar to the standard skin that the site just had, which is great for newcomers like me who didn't experience the old site at all. We get a cool LBP theme and there's no discombobulatin' jarrin' changes to go through. :D

*Lives in Kansas btw*

Spider-Jew
01-19-2010, 05:07 AM
looks great! good job!!!

v0rtex
01-19-2010, 05:09 AM
Outstanding!

jwwphotos
01-19-2010, 05:15 AM
Very cool!! Very nice indeed!

Just a minor nitpick, I am curious why the Levels and Tutorials tab didn't make it back.

v0rtex
01-19-2010, 05:19 AM
Very cool!! Very nice indeed!

Just a minor nitpick, I am curious why the Levels and Tutorials tab didn't make it back.
Yes... and Help!

gofurr360z
01-19-2010, 05:34 AM
Very cool!! Very nice indeed!

Just a minor nitpick, I am curious why the Levels and Tutorials tab didn't make it back.

Yes they did. Well, the Levels one did at least D:
In between the Forums and Blogs tabs, but under them.

By the way, CC... this is AMAZING.

Morgana25
01-19-2010, 05:59 AM
Is it just my screen or are the bold tagged text areas much lighter than they used to be? Seems a little subtle to me now.

ChristmasJew
01-19-2010, 06:01 AM
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/GuyPinestra/DAAAAMN.jpg

That is all.

Alex™
01-19-2010, 06:11 AM
Looks good CC.

rseah
01-19-2010, 06:32 AM
haha nice this is great i still kinda like the old one though xd

konniksanders
01-19-2010, 06:53 AM
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/GuyPinestra/DAAAAMN.jpg

That is all.

Got nothin' to add.


Word.:D

Dexiro
01-19-2010, 07:02 AM
I think it's awesome! ^^

I thought it'd take time for me to get used to a new theme but it feels as though it's always been here already, it's even better than before! :p

Syroc
01-19-2010, 07:04 AM
Much better than the old style

Smelling-Cowboy
01-19-2010, 07:16 AM
Thanks CC!!
It looks great and awsome

lbpholic
01-19-2010, 07:16 AM
That looks awesome its really good and looks colourful welldone.

JKthree
01-19-2010, 07:40 AM
Its looking great, there's just one thing I don't like so far. Once you scroll down (espeically on longer pages) there's no paint with the style and it looks kinda bland, anway to loop it with the paintballs like the top of the page?

robotiod
01-19-2010, 08:02 AM
I must say it looks brilliant, better than any other lbp fansite.

Joshofsouls
01-19-2010, 08:37 AM
YAAAYYY!!! No more cold souless forums! WHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!


No, but seriously. Great job... it was worth the wait!
But please bring back the gallery... i must show off my new funny pictures.

wexfordian
01-19-2010, 08:44 AM
Great job CC. The site looks fantastic.

Joey
01-19-2010, 09:50 AM
:D awesome job CC! i like it, LBPish enough :)

MrsSpookyBuz
01-19-2010, 10:01 AM
Yes, this looks great. Funky yet functional, welcoming yet professional.

Top banana, and well done and thank you to all involved.

:)

Rogar
01-19-2010, 10:08 AM
Its looking great, there's just one thing I don't like so far. Once you scroll down (espeically on longer pages) there's no paint with the style and it looks kinda bland, anway to loop it with the paintballs like the top of the page?

Funny, I like that part. The whole thing looks great, but too bad the page header is huge again.

Hmm, kinda reminds me of jackofcourse' first ever level... ;)

AbstractFlesh
01-19-2010, 10:19 AM
Thank you CC :p

RockSauron
01-19-2010, 10:32 AM
Now zis is more like it :kz:

... I have nothing more to add :p

Oddmania
01-19-2010, 10:32 AM
Yeah, the theme, the icons, everything that made why LBPCentral looked so good is back ! It's really neat, great job, this looks much more cordial.

Hibbsi
01-19-2010, 10:56 AM
I noticed one thing, on blog comments, the comment box overlaps on the last comment sometimes

like this:
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/2459/62636277.png

oldage
01-19-2010, 11:10 AM
very nice, love it, but can you also make it possible to chose the basic theme? this one is kinda bad on dailup lol.

mistervista
01-19-2010, 11:18 AM
That's better.

It actually looks like an LBP site now we have the name at the top. I thought we were stuck with vbulletin forever. Thank goodness that's gone. I kept thinking I'd logged in to some weird news site every time before.

BTW have we got 'post templates' back yet?

FuzzballFox
01-19-2010, 11:33 AM
It's very nice- but now I can't go on the site on my PSP anymore...not enough memory to view the page...=/

Arcane-Izan
01-19-2010, 11:37 AM
It's.... amazing! Looks wicked sweet :p

PurpleAddiction
01-19-2010, 11:37 AM
Wow! looks great! Thanks alot! :p

Voodeedoo
01-19-2010, 11:40 AM
tiz looking great so far; against my expectations lol.

but but a minor change that would make a great difference is the ability to view peoples threads would be the cherry on top :]

Gilgamesh
01-19-2010, 12:15 PM
tiz looking great so far; against my expectations lol.

but but a minor change that would make a great difference is the ability to view peoples threads would be the cherry on top :]

View people's threads? You can view someone's threads by clicking on their username and selecting the "View Forum Threads" option. Or did you mean something else?

dajdaj03
01-19-2010, 12:18 PM
Wow that's really cool...and colorful! That is LBP!

Maybe a little too much colors stains in the background but I really like it!
And the logo looks great like this!

Thanks very much CC and MSC! ;)

xkappax
01-19-2010, 12:30 PM
Looks GRRRRRREAT! Great work!

mrsupercomputer
01-19-2010, 12:57 PM
I'm glad to see that people like the style!

I'll talk to CC about ways to speed up the loading. I have a few ideas on how we can do that, yet retain the same style.

Powershifter
01-19-2010, 01:17 PM
I was a bit worried at first, but now that it has all come together, I love it!!!!!! :)

Zac
01-19-2010, 01:26 PM
Wow its brilliant good job! To add to any nitpickings any chance the yellow announcements could be paper?

Kendan
01-19-2010, 01:32 PM
Fabulous new look you guys! I love it! Thank you for all your hard work. :)

A quick question though. Sorry if this has already been answered in another thread. Will we ever be able to customize our profile pages the way we used to? And if not, I'm just curious as to why.

Leather-Monkey
01-19-2010, 02:14 PM
Looks amazing! I love it! :D

The only thing I'm not sure about is the nav bar, I think the text would look better in Omnes (the LBP font).

thanatos989
01-19-2010, 02:55 PM
You guys are great. This is awesome. Thank you guys so much for all the hard work you put into this site.

ARD
01-19-2010, 03:08 PM
Omgthatissosexyiloveyouall

bakscratch
01-19-2010, 03:10 PM
OMG Its so cool,
Now its a LBP site Nice one CC hope every loves it i think it speeks for us on lbpc because we are all abit CRAZY :)

GreyMRP
01-19-2010, 03:10 PM
LOL I thought I was at the wrong site for a second! Wow, I love the new look :) It's just screaming LBP. Very well done!

tjb0607
01-19-2010, 03:24 PM
Great! I love it! It's even better than the old LBPC theme from before VB4.0

Great job, CC!!!

Hybrid
01-19-2010, 03:31 PM
I Love it :D

moonwire
01-19-2010, 04:08 PM
Wonderful!!! This looks soooooooo much better and LBPCish!

Coxy224
01-19-2010, 04:10 PM
Love it! Absolutely amazing and really captures that LBP feel. Now to take over the world :kz:

Doopz
01-19-2010, 04:20 PM
Please don't hate me for this CC, but i don't like the way it goes all horrible brown at the bottom of the page. Other than that it's great!

EDIT: ok it's fine now i gotz used to it anyway...

CHuG
01-19-2010, 04:36 PM
Please don't hate me for this CC, but i don't like the way it goes all horrible brown at the bottom of the page. Other than that it's great!

When the posts/page has to extend more, the paint scheme will be hard to get to repeat and make it still look great and consistent. Besides the focus at the top is all about the site layout and navigation and when you are scrolling down you're focusing more on the post and the reading. You don't want all sorts of colors distracting the reader from the subject.

brnxblze
01-19-2010, 05:22 PM
Whoa, awesome! I can't believe I doubted you guys. This looks WAY better. Great job!

Doopz
01-19-2010, 05:34 PM
When the posts/page has to extend more, the paint scheme will be hard to get to repeat and make it still look great and consistent. Besides the focus at the top is all about the site layout and navigation and when you are scrolling down you're focusing more on the post and the reading. You don't want all sorts of colors distracting the reader from the subject.

Yeah true, i didn't mean it as a big problem, but yeah it's fine now anyway :). i'll even strikeout that whole post i made!

Shadowheaven
01-19-2010, 05:38 PM
Looks very cool - it feels like home again

CHuG
01-19-2010, 05:57 PM
Yeah true, i didn't mean it as a big problem, but yeah it's fine now anyway :). i'll even strikeout that whole post i made!

I know it's not a big problem but there was another post (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?21533-New-Style%21&p=374131&viewfull=1#post374131) about not having color at the bottom. I just wanted to clarify the functionality of the design. So that people will understand the workings of art&design and how to get a person to redirect their focus/attention to a certain area/subject. Which in return, give them a second opinion of the cardboard with no color at the bottom and the understanding the brilliance behind the works.

Racroz
01-19-2010, 06:26 PM
Wow completely rocks... thanks a lot CC

Plasmavore
01-19-2010, 06:42 PM
Wow! It looks so cool and the background is a lot more detailed. Felicitations on making such an amazing new layout!!! :p

olit123
01-19-2010, 06:57 PM
Great job on the new style! However I do have some constructive criticism for ya:

- I think the paint splats are a little bold and they can be a little distracting sometimes.

- It would be better if the paint splats continued down the whole page.

- I think the categories section to the left of the blog on the homepage should be removed so the blog can take over the whole page and stand out more.

- Maybe it would be good to have links to the community spotlight and the creator spotlight in the navigational bar with the blueprint background.

Thanks for taking the time to read my suggestions :)

Rogar
01-19-2010, 07:27 PM
I think the paint splats are a little bold and they can be a little distracting sometimes.

+


It would be better if the paint splats continued down the whole page.

=

++ Divide By Cucumber Error. Please Reinstall Universe And Reboot. +++


EDIT: I just noticed adds are working here, and realised they might be blocking adds at work. If so, sorry for the false alarm. :)

Astrosimi
01-19-2010, 07:36 PM
Oh my gosh.

It's BEAUTIFUL :D

Alex™
01-19-2010, 07:38 PM
Just wondering, can everyone see the add just below?

+

Just wondering if donors should be able to see those or not...

comphermc
01-19-2010, 07:44 PM
I see no ad. It must be all sorted out.

Or are you supposed to be a donor?

Burnvictim42
01-19-2010, 07:58 PM
Whoaaaa.... amazing job man, i LOVE the new forum layout :D It has that real LBP feel to it, looks terrific!

tanrockstan34
01-19-2010, 08:02 PM
Wow! It looks amazing! I love it!
Just being nit picky, but other people said it got well dark at the end and I was wodering if you could lighten up the edges around the posts like near the top, it makes it just so dark and it kinda hard to read.

theswweet
01-19-2010, 08:06 PM
It's very nice- but now I can't go on the site on my PSP anymore...not enough memory to view the page...=/

same here...and i have a go...only way i can view is getting rid of everything and conserving memory!

Snrm
01-19-2010, 08:16 PM
Wow looks really really good !! Nice job!

RCIX
01-19-2010, 08:33 PM
It's a nice style though i personally don't like the forum. But then i don't like any but Simple Machines Forums...

chezhead
01-19-2010, 08:44 PM
Two words.
I LIKE.

Doopz
01-19-2010, 08:46 PM
I LIKE.
Big butts and i cannot lie! Sorry slightly off topic...

Beed28
01-19-2010, 08:56 PM
Look's alright.

(Although, I really need to turn on pictures on this site to see it :blush: I usually browse with images off (although using magic I can still view level screenshots))

The user bar still needs fixing, but it will do.

Gravel
01-19-2010, 08:57 PM
It's nice to see how fast the flock can get in line... "That'll do CC, that'll do".

Incinerator22
01-19-2010, 09:00 PM
It's a little to bright and bold and the paint splats should go all thw way down. That I agree with.

But I think we could have more kinds of banners at the top and more detailed one.

Still, nice :D

Alex™
01-19-2010, 09:05 PM
I see no ad. It must be all sorted out.

Or are you supposed to be a donor?

Never mind, my attempt at humor failed again..Add sign? '+' Addition? Basic arithmetic? Donors can't see adds? But they can still se-

Never mind.

/suicide

Incinerator22
01-19-2010, 09:18 PM
Aw, I really dislike the pink. What if you're able to choose the color of the text of forum section titles and navigation bars? Please! That'd be an amazing feature.

warlord_evil
01-19-2010, 09:22 PM
Aha! Looks nice. Funny how making something look like LBP is to take cardboard and splat paint everywhere.

This calls for a new signature!

McRedFox
01-19-2010, 09:26 PM
Its really nice

FreeFlyzz
01-19-2010, 09:27 PM
This skin is god.

Doopz
01-19-2010, 09:31 PM
Aw, I really dislike the pink. What if you're able to choose the color of the text of forum section titles and navigation bars? Please! That'd be an amazing feature.

You can fiddle with the text colour in your browser settings... or at least you can with firefox...

Nurolight
01-19-2010, 09:59 PM
Looks extremely Good! Likeing the new way the LittleBigPlanet Images poke out from behind the card - Though I would like to see some new ones of those?

v0rtex
01-19-2010, 10:31 PM
I gotta be real honest... while I like this WAY better than the generic vBulletin skin, and it's definitely more LBP-ish than the old, pre-upgrade skin(s), I really don't care a whole lot for all this pink. Some of it would go a LONG way. It's just too much. And the paint splats? OK - Again, very LBP-ish... but aesthetically unappealing to my tastes. Sorry if I'm alone in this, and I know I proclaimed it's merits earlier in this very thread, but it's just not growing on me. In fact, just the opposite... the more time I spend here the less I want to look at it all.

You all know I love this place, so I'll just grin and bear it.

Sorry (nuttin' personal Mr.SC and CC - just MHO).

Incinerator22
01-19-2010, 10:37 PM
I agree vortex. I just wish I could write my opinions as politely and humbly as yours so I wouldn't look like an idiot as often. lol.

Please acknowledge this moderators: Choosable "main" text color would be a godsend. I really can't stand pink. :(

Edit: I just realised the "my profile" link in your post mini-profile thing is pink too, that's just cruel :cry:

Kendan
01-19-2010, 10:42 PM
I love the pink, but no surprise there! :D

mrsupercomputer
01-19-2010, 11:04 PM
Sorry (nuttin' personal Mr.SC and CC - just MHO).

No offense taken! CC and I knew that the design would please some and disappoint others. That's just part of it. Ultimately, we won't be able to please everyone, but we will try our best!

ConfusedCartman
01-20-2010, 12:01 AM
Wow its brilliant good job! To add to any nitpickings any chance the yellow announcements could be paper?
Actually, that's not a bad idea. There are some design issues that come along with a non-solid-color-background for content that is of variable size (namely, how do you get the blue grid to look consistent regardless of size?), but I'll look into it.


Fabulous new look you guys! I love it! Thank you for all your hard work. :)

A quick question though. Sorry if this has already been answered in another thread. Will we ever be able to customize our profile pages the way we used to? And if not, I'm just curious as to why.
This is a feature that wasn't considered necessary in the first releases of vB4.0, but it is planned to be included in future releases, which we will upgrade to eventually. Keep in mind: since these will be incremental upgrades and not completely new software, we will not have to go through the rigamarole that we had to go through for the 4.0 upgrade. It will be extremely easy in comparison.


Looks amazing! I love it! :D

The only thing I'm not sure about is the nav bar, I think the text would look better in Omnes (the LBP font).
There is a big problem with rounded fonts and the default Windows font smoothers, so we avoided any smooth fonts for in-browser text. We tried many different "smooth" fonts and on Windows, they all looked rough around the edges. Mac does a much better job with font display, but we have to design for the majority, so we picked that font instead.


Great job on the new style! However I do have some constructive criticism for ya:

- I think the paint splats are a little bold and they can be a little distracting sometimes.

- It would be better if the paint splats continued down the whole page.

- I think the categories section to the left of the blog on the homepage should be removed so the blog can take over the whole page and stand out more.

- Maybe it would be good to have links to the community spotlight and the creator spotlight in the navigational bar with the blueprint background.

Thanks for taking the time to read my suggestions :)
1) When it comes to design decisions, we're pretty hard-set in what we've come up with. We worked hard to make sure that once you got down to the nitty-gritty content, the paint splats were not bright and did not distract from the forum as a whole. The goal was to set the tone of the site when someone loads the page, and then allow them to continue on to the relevant content when they would like to. I apologize if you find the paint splats too distracting, but I don't think we're going to change much from here on out (aside from efficiency fixes).

2) Wait, so you find the paint splats distracting, but you want more of them? In any case, when it comes to adding more paint splats, we have three options:

a) Make the main background image longer vertically. The problem with this solution is that it makes the page load much more slowly, since you have to load the entire image before it will display.
b) Add more images under the main background that continue the paint splats. The problem with this solution is similar to the above: more images equals more bandwidth to load, which means the page loads more slowly. This is also something we want to avoid.
c) Tile an existing paint splat image repeatedly, so there are always paint splats on the sides. There are two reasons we didn't go with this option: It looks like poor design (with something as random as paint splatters, you'll pick up repetitive patterns very quickly), and it causes more distraction of the eyes.

As I mentioned earlier, the goal was to impress the user, then allow them to move on to the content and disregard the colors. This meant we had to end the splats somewhere, so we chose to end them fairly early.

3) We only have limited space, so we don't want to clutter up the navbar with everything. We post Notices about that content when it releases because we want to allow users to close the notice once they have decided they no longer care about what it wants them to view. We're aiming to give the user more control over their experience, so that means avoiding hard-set links when we can go with something more dynamic.


same here...and i have a go...only way i can view is getting rid of everything and conserving memory!
We're looking into reducing page load, but keep in mind LBPC is not designed for any handheld platforms. It is a site intended to be viewed on a computer - any other options are not (and will never be) officially supported.


It's a little to bright and bold and the paint splats should go all thw way down. That I agree with.

But I think we could have more kinds of banners at the top and more detailed one.

Still, nice :D
I addressed your first two concerns in my responses above. As to the banners, we have a cycle of fifteen LBP banners going through at any given time. We are looking to add more, and we may at some point re-open header submissions to accumulate more headers. We'll let everyone know if and when we do so.


Aw, I really dislike the pink. What if you're able to choose the color of the text of forum section titles and navigation bars? Please! That'd be an amazing feature.
I actually think that's a fairly good idea, but the way vBulletin is coded, I don't expect anything to surface that would fill that need. In the meantime, have you looked into Greasemonkey (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748)? It allows you to customize a ton of elements on a website with just a few simple scripts. If you're not familiar with scripting (it's easy, but I understand if you're not), there's thousands of scripts on Userscripts.org (http://userscripts.org/) that accomplish a myriad of tasks, and you could easily learn to write up a simple script that would change the color of links on our site.

Let me be clear, though: I have no plans to support this method in any way. Consider it a friendly tip, not an official workaround.

Incinerator22
01-20-2010, 12:14 AM
I don't have firefox, I use chrome. :(

Why pink out of so many colors though? I really think most people here don't like it, simple as it is.

Night Angel
01-20-2010, 12:24 AM
This design is amazing! I'm in awe...

Chump
01-20-2010, 12:29 AM
Awesome! :D LOVE IT!

rtm223
01-20-2010, 12:34 AM
I really think most people here don't like it, simple as it is.

I'm not sure where you've got that from. By the looks of this thread the lean seems to be towards "loving" the new style. I don't see the pink as an issue - it's clearly defined from body text and background colour and has a mouseover style. What more could you ask for?

The only thing that's bugging me ATM is the default serifed font on my linux box (that was the same before the update, but now it screws with the menus) and there is a bug with the ratings in the blogs - it changes between when viewing the summary of the blogs and the actual blog itself.

rz22g
01-20-2010, 12:40 AM
I have not read through this entire thread and not going to.. All I can say about the new look is EWWW. It actually looks more like a webpage with incompatible or incomplete code. I actually restarted my computer when I first saw it thinking there was a glitch.

RockSauron
01-20-2010, 12:41 AM
I have not read through this entire thread and not going to.. All I can say about the new look is EWWW. It actually looks more like a webpage with incompatible or incomplete code. I actually restarted my computer when I first saw it thinking there was a glitch.

HERETIC! HERESY! Burn the infidel!

... I see no problem with the Pink text, it seems to fit :kz:

iGotFancyPants
01-20-2010, 12:42 AM
I actually like it quite a lot. The one thing that bothers me is how the website's background doesn't blend at all with the meat of the site. (The white part and the paint splattered background are a big change, and it seems kind of random)

Nice work! :D

Kendan
01-20-2010, 12:44 AM
This is a feature that wasn't considered necessary in the first releases of vB4.0, but it is planned to be included in future releases, which we will upgrade to eventually. Keep in mind: since these will be incremental upgrades and not completely new software, we will not have to go through the rigamarole that we had to go through for the 4.0 upgrade. It will be extremely easy in comparison.

Yay, customizable profile pages are coming! That's fantastic news! :D *dances a happy little jig*
Thanks for replying to my question CC!

RockSauron
01-20-2010, 12:45 AM
Oh, that reminds me, albeit not entirely related to the new style- are you gonna make a few Social Group groups, like at MNRC, so like video Game groups, movie groups, all that stuff? Not sure where else to put it so yeah. Still, Rawking job... would be nice if peanuts were inclu/sniped

ConfusedCartman
01-20-2010, 12:47 AM
Alright, I managed to drop about 2MB from the background image without too much quality loss. I also fixed the issue with the background image sometimes being misaligned behind the profile information (the stuff at the very top of the page). I opted for CSS instead of embedding it into the actual header, which should fix any of the issues people have been having.


I have not read through this entire thread and not going to.. All I can say about the new look is EWWW. It actually looks more like a webpage with incompatible or incomplete code. I actually restarted my computer when I first saw it thinking there was a glitch.
Would you mind being more in-depth about what you dislike about it? I understand that not everyone is going to like the new look, but if you don't detail your concerns, I can't help you.

Gilgamesh
01-20-2010, 12:50 AM
I like the new style. However, there are a couple of things that bother me. Both the "What's New?" link at the top and the "New Posts" link just underneath it lead to the same page. I think it might be worthwhile to remove one of the two to have a little bit more space.

Also, the "Thanks!" frame seems much bigger than it used to be and I think it could be made shorter to save a bit of space (I often find myself scrolling down a thread and thinking I'm on the last post because of the large gap left between a thanked post and the next one).

Of course if no one else is bothered by these, or it's too complex to change, I'm willing to ignore those issues.

warlord_evil
01-20-2010, 01:01 AM
I have not read through this entire thread and not going to.. All I can say about the new look is EWWW. It actually looks more like a webpage with incompatible or incomplete code. I actually restarted my computer when I first saw it thinking there was a glitch.
Maybe there really is a glitch?

Astrosimi
01-20-2010, 01:08 AM
I find the pink fits well with MM's logo. Not sure if that's the reason for the text being pink, but it sure is a good reason in any case. :D

dajdaj03
01-20-2010, 01:38 AM
I find the pink fits well with MM's logo. Not sure if that's the reason for the text being pink, but it sure is a good reason in any case. :D

Yes, Media Molecule use a lot of pink...
Pink should not be considered as girly or stuff like that, but more as a pop, modern and fun color.

So it doesn't bother me, I think it look nice and noticable, and I don't see other colors really fitting better... (...maybe orange can work too...)

Now it's more a matter of each one personnal taste, so it would be very difficult to please everyone :)

Hibbsi
01-20-2010, 01:54 AM
I use firefox, so I think I may make a style sheet to change things if I feel like it using the Stylish plugin.

applepod124
01-20-2010, 03:41 AM
This style looks awesome, I may rip this..I..I mean, nevermind.

comphermc
01-20-2010, 03:59 AM
I see that the username bar at the top is fixed, but I've been getting a funky black bar behind and to the left of it for the past couple of hours. Is that something else that needed to be shifted over as well?

Boomy
01-20-2010, 04:52 AM
Eh, not a fan of pink. :o

rtm223
01-20-2010, 09:09 AM
Pink should not be considered as girly or stuff like that, but more as a pop, modern and fun color. But what if the other boys see me looking at a website with pink text???? Oh teh noes! :rolleyes:


I think it look nice and noticable ... Now it's more a matter of each one personnal taste, so it would be very difficult to please everyone :) Indeed, it is totally down to personal taste. I'm pretty indifferent I honestly don't see how it could cause a problem. From a slightly more objective veiwpoint, the colour is highly visible (important for links and navigation), fits with the rest of the theme and has strong associations with the subject matter of the website. But it's pink....

rz22g
01-20-2010, 02:28 PM
[QUOTE=ConfusedCartman;374836 Would you mind being more in-depth about what you dislike about it? I understand that not everyone is going to like the new look, but if you don't detail your concerns, I can't help you.[/QUOTE]

No concerns really. I just dont care for the look. The background and the actual content of the site just dont work for me, but this site is not just for me. The top graphic, torn graph paper and background have a fun, carefree LBPish look and the rest looks like something from a more serious site pasted right on top. They just don't mesh IMO.

mdot
01-20-2010, 03:17 PM
WOWWW!
AWESOME!
I love it! Thanks, CC! It's... perfect.

ARD
01-20-2010, 04:01 PM
same here...and i have a go...only way i can view is getting rid of everything and conserving memory!

As I've already said just press the home/PS/select button when it starts loading.

MrsSpookyBuz
01-20-2010, 04:42 PM
I still go with what I said a few days ago. The site is funky looking, and is accessible and usable.

The site staff will never be able to please everyone, and even though I like the new look, I'm far more interested in what goes on in the forums, rather than nitpicking about how it looks.

Crashdance22
01-20-2010, 05:33 PM
Holy wow, everything looks revived and more! Really liking the new style, everything is bigger and cleaner now. I've always liked the material-like look of all those other LBP fansites. :D

alexbull_uk
01-20-2010, 07:29 PM
Popped on and saw the awesome new theme.
Very well done, CC. Very well done indeed. The site looks better than ever now :D

Thegide
01-20-2010, 07:30 PM
Just seeing the LBP skin instead of the vBulletin logo has made my day. I need to wait for the euphoria to wear off before I can judge it objectively. Thanks for the hard work, CC!

That being said, one major critique I have is that I no longer have screenshots from my levels included in the rotating background images for the site banner. As I understand that the dimensions for background images are likely different now, I will attempt to remedy this problem immediately by offering up new eye candy levels for new pictures. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

dawesbr
01-20-2010, 09:49 PM
1) Woah Thegide
2) Love the new design
3) Hello
4) I'm back for a minute! Yay!

5) I'm not sure if you've noticed, but the "Thanks" text now appears under the Post-Bit instead of the Post. ie, when someone clicks "Thanks!" and it comes up with that person's name under the post to show that they have given the thanks it's way over there <- instead of there V To me, it looks wrong, plus, if only one person thanks it then the post just looks like it has a big box below it, unless the user specifically looks to the left, which they are unlikely to do.


OH MR. CARTMAN, SIR, SIR, I FOUND MORE!

--> The quick edit mode (in-thread) seems to have a big white box between the buttons (Bold/Italics etc.) and the input box. I'm running Chrome.

--> A thread with 4 pages on, when viewed in the forum view reads Goto page: 1, 2, 3...4. I mean, for instance, if I clicked "General Chat", the What is your ethnicity? thread has 1, 2, 3 ... 4 under it. It takes up more space and should be only when it has 5 pages or more reading 1, 2, 3 ... 5.

Hibbsi
01-20-2010, 10:36 PM
Dumb Question : what is the font used in this? (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/LBPC-Style/misc/WelcomeToLBPCForums.gif)

comphermc
01-20-2010, 11:09 PM
Looks like Arial Rounded MT Bold, with a few Photoshop font tweaks.

:)

Hibbsi
01-20-2010, 11:18 PM
Ah, I see. I tried to find it by trying stuff on a blank document, but found that the t's are different from arial rounded. But the photoshop font tweaks explain that.

By the way, I'm not just randomly asking about fonts and I do have a reason to want to know such things :p

I'm making an alternate stylesheet for the site, like I do with many other sites, to fit my tastes.

I guess that's a detail I won't be able to reproduce, as the computer with photoshop is currently about 95 miles away :grr:

I guess I don't really want to use that font now that I think about it lol

ConfusedCartman
01-20-2010, 11:26 PM
1) Woah Thegide
2) Love the new design
3) Hello
4) I'm back for a minute! Yay!

5) I'm not sure if you've noticed, but the "Thanks" text now appears under the Post-Bit instead of the Post. ie, when someone clicks "Thanks!" and it comes up with that person's name under the post to show that they have given the thanks it's way over there <- instead of there V To me, it looks wrong, plus, if only one person thanks it then the post just looks like it has a big box below it, unless the user specifically looks to the left, which they are unlikely to do.


OH MR. CARTMAN, SIR, SIR, I FOUND MORE!

--> The quick edit mode (in-thread) seems to have a big white box between the buttons (Bold/Italics etc.) and the input box. I'm running Chrome.

--> A thread with 4 pages on, when viewed in the forum view reads Goto page: 1, 2, 3...4. I mean, for instance, if I clicked "General Chat", the What is your ethnicity? thread has 1, 2, 3 ... 4 under it. It takes up more space and should be only when it has 5 pages or more reading 1, 2, 3 ... 5.
1, 2) Hmm, that is odd. Chrome is such a fickle browser. I'll look into remedying the problem.
3) That's a core piece of vBulletin functionality and not something I'm comfortable changing now (seeing as there will be many maintenance releases in the next couple of months to fix issues). Once the vBulletin developers decide they're happy with the stability and functionality of 4.0, I'll start making more fundamental changes, but as of now I'd rather wait and see what they fix officially.

EDIT: I looked into the Thanks box issue and it looked normal to me. Under the post, as usual. Is your version of Google Chrome out of date? As to the second issue, I can't for the life of me find out why that's there, but I have posted a troubleshooting thread on the vB4 forums about it, so I expect some info within the next day or so.

Hibbsi
01-21-2010, 12:06 AM
I don't know if anybody is interested in this, but if you use the Stylish plug-in for Firefox, here's a (very simple) style sheet that makes all of the pink text orange (along with a lot of other text, cause that makes it easier to do and it looks cool in my opinion).

Just make a new style sheet in the Stylish plugin and add the CSS:



@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain("lbpcentral.com") {
.navtab {
color: #FF6600 !important;
}
body a {
color: #FF6600 !important;
}
#pagetitle img {
visibility:hidden !important;
}
#pagetitle{
background-image:url('http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=11905') !important;
}
}

@-moz-document url-prefix("http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread") {
#pagetitle{
background-image:none !important;
}
}

@-moz-document url-prefix("http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/blog") {
#pagetitle{
background-image:none !important;
}
}

@-moz-document url-prefix("http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/search") {
#pagetitle{
background-image:none !important;
}
}

@-moz-document url-prefix("http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/newreply") {
#pagetitle{
background-image:none !important;
}
}

@-moz-document url-prefix("http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay") {
#pagetitle{
background-image:none !important;
}
}
There, so no more complaining about the pink, ok? :p

Edit: there's one problem with it, I'm fixing it
fixed!

dawesbr
01-21-2010, 12:46 AM
CC: I just checked my browser, it's updated, and cache cleared etc. The "Thanks! dawesbr" message on your last post appears directly under the "Blog This Post" button, instead of where I believe it should be, under the report button.

Incinerator22
01-21-2010, 01:21 AM
I noticed two problems with the PS3 internet search and LBPC.

The password bar and username bar and squished together and look like one typing space. It's more annoying though because you can still log in.

When I try to upload exported PS3 pictures to my lbpc album from my PS3 and click on the green "upload pictures" tab it just redirects me to the forum.

ConfusedCartman
01-21-2010, 02:03 AM
I noticed two problems with the PS3 internet search and LBPC.

The password bar and username bar and squished together and look like one typing space. It's more annoying though because you can still log in.

When I try to upload exported PS3 pictures to my lbpc album from my PS3 and click on the green "upload pictures" tab it just redirects me to the forum.
I'll say it again: we do not officially support any browsers other than Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Opera. If a browser does not render the page in a similar way to one of those five browsers, then it is not up to the standard of the general internet. The PS3 browser is one of those browsers, and we have no plans to re-code portions of the site to work around it. In our eyes, it's Sony's job to provide a browser that supports modern code, not the other way around.

Incinerator22
01-21-2010, 02:04 AM
That makes uploading pictures from my PS3 to my albums ten times as hard :(.

I would expect that that's how most people upload their pictures here, or at least a lot of them. Just reconfiguring album uploading would help a lot of people.

Zwollie
01-21-2010, 03:09 AM
I'm loving the new creator/community spotlight banners, btw.

warlord_evil
01-21-2010, 03:14 AM
I'm loving the new creator/community spotlight banners, btw.
I noticed that too, they look great. By the way, did the organization on the home page change recently? What I mean is this. (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/content.php?137-Creator-Spotlight-8-coyote_blue) All the posts are in a vertical order. Which is nice too. :)

ConfusedCartman
01-21-2010, 03:43 AM
I'm loving the new creator/community spotlight banners, btw.
They're both by Night Angel, and they were done to match our new layout. We wanted something a bit more playful, and Night Angel delivered. :)


I noticed that too, they look great. By the way, did the organization on the home page change recently? What I mean is this. (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/content.php?137-Creator-Spotlight-8-coyote_blue) All the posts are in a vertical order. Which is nice too. :)
We made a bunch of fixes to the homepage, including the removal of the sidebars on the right to allow for more room for news posts. If you notice, we also solved the auto-image-resizing issue, so now images won't be resized on their own. We have much more control now. :)

Zwollie
01-21-2010, 04:14 AM
Nightangel is the man when it comes to these banners, he's done a lot to make this community a better looking place!!

Fenderjt
01-21-2010, 11:58 AM
Yeah i love the new logo/banner styles, there great! The site is looking better and better.
I hope we can change the colour of our profiles soon as well?? :)

Thegide
01-21-2010, 04:55 PM
1) Woah Thegide

I thought 3 sarcastic smileys would have been enough? I was only kidding :P

dawesbr
01-21-2010, 05:31 PM
Huh? Wah? Nah. I meant "Woah, [it's] Thegide!" It's been a while...when I first joined you were still active...

Zac
01-21-2010, 06:54 PM
Actually, that's not a bad idea. There are some design issues that come along with a non-solid-color-background for content that is of variable size (namely, how do you get the blue grid to look consistent regardless of size?), but I'll look into it.

I was thinking have:

White paper image at the top as if its been ripped (as one image) and then a white block underneath (so its easy to repeat). Maybe a ripped paper image at the bottom if it looks too plain?

Also I agree with Oli about the news section. It doesn't seem to go with your really nice theme overall.

Thanks for replying by the way. :)

EDIT: The pink is just awesome so don't listen to the haters. :P

Fenderjt
01-21-2010, 07:18 PM
EDIT: The pink is just awesome so don't listen to the haters. :P

I totally agree, i know im a girl and my favourite colour is pink but it makes the site so FUNKY! You need colours to show personality!!! Great work! :p

RockSauron
01-21-2010, 07:23 PM
I may be an evil warlord who despises everything good and friendly, but for some reason I have no problems with the pink.

:kz: Yeah, odd no? :D

Xenifus
01-21-2010, 07:46 PM
I'm really liking this! Beautiful work, guys!

Gravel
01-21-2010, 09:16 PM
I'm loving the new creator/community spotlight banners, btw.

I have been very quiet yet supportive of LBPC's conversion... for the most part I think everything honestly looks better... still feeling out how to best navigate the site now... Generally, I try not to view the front page, (invariably there is some form of idiocy in some new and daunting disguise that just doesn't interest me), since I'm still gettting my socks wet though I figured what the heck! That is when I saw the most disgusting sight these old eyes have ever beheld!

While the font and splatter design are awesome on these two new banners... CHANGE the COLORS immediately! The Pink would be fine but we really should be 'Pink'ed out by now... NO? And the Blue and Gold don't fit at all... consult a freakin' color wheel... they are in no way related to anything anywhere... sure they compliment each other nicely but that doesn't mean you can just plop them any ol' where. It's hideous! A different hue or value sure, it'll work then but what you got now is ugly.

And I get-- you've been using the paint colors that go with LBPC icon, it looks great! but that gold in 'creator spotlight' doesn't match the orangey color from the 'Little Big Planet Central' sign, and if it is the same color, then the generic blue is the culprit as it has changed his partners appearance. It really is starting to look a little unprofessional, (and its the first time I said anything negative so give me a break!), a little haphazard.

Look at Top Stories. Some matte metallic grey, followed by pink, followed by green, blue and gold, pink, pink, pink,pink, pink, pink. I just know you can come up with better choices and a little more diversity.


edit: Apologies to Night Angel. I'm sorry. In the thread where and when I posted, up to what I had read, no person had been named so I wasn't directly insulting any individual... after reading on, it would seem that I have infact insulted you. Again kindest apologies. I hold your work and your time in the highest regard. With that said, I still think pink and white, and blue and gold are not the way to go.

MrsSpookyBuz
01-21-2010, 09:27 PM
you've been using the paint colors that go with LBPC icon, it looks great! but that gold in 'creator spotlight' doesn't match the orangey color from the 'Little Big Planet Central' sign

Huh? Hold the phone, Grav.

I've noticed the Community Spotlight banner has changed, but the Creator Spotlight hasn't. Or at least, I've not seen the 'new' one. have a look at the Creator Spotlight archive - it's been like that since they were introduced.

IceMaiden
01-21-2010, 09:46 PM
Can anyone else see only colour! ;)

comphermc
01-21-2010, 09:50 PM
Huh? Hold the phone, Grav.

I've noticed the Community Spotlight banner has changed, but the Creator Spotlight hasn't. Or at least, I've not seen the 'new' one. have a look at the Creator Spotlight archive - it's been like that since they were introduced.

This one, Lisa:

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/images/creator_spotlight.png

It's on the Homepage.

Doopz
01-21-2010, 10:00 PM
Can anyone else see only colour! ;)

Wow that's slightly worrying maybe you should go see a... oh you mean on the site?

No i see plenty of colours...

MrsSpookyBuz
01-21-2010, 10:38 PM
This one, Lisa:

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/images/creator_spotlight.png

It's on the Homepage.

Yeah, comph, I've seen it. I just thought it was the same one we've always had.

Or maybe I'm more senile than I thought I was...

v0rtex
01-21-2010, 10:56 PM
Is it possible, Mrs. SB, that you're looking at a cached image? When I first read that the images had changed, I saw no difference. I had to go in and clear my browser's cache before I saw the new images. Maybe?

:)

MrsSpookyBuz
01-21-2010, 11:09 PM
Is it possible, Mrs. SB, that you're looking at a cached image? When I first read that the images had changed, I saw no difference. I had to go in and clear my browser's cache before I saw the new images. Maybe?

:)

Thanks v0rtex!

It seems I'm senile, dumb and unable to remember to press CTRL-F5, too! My future is bleak...

:)

jwwphotos
01-21-2010, 11:13 PM
Oh well... at least you know how to use the PS3 controller still... all is not lost. :)

MrsSpookyBuz
01-21-2010, 11:19 PM
Oh well... at least you know how to use the PS3 controller still... all is not lost. :)

Yes, there is that, jww. But taking the PS3 controller and pointing it at my car no longer unlocks the doors! I'm in a right muddle!

;)

ConfusedCartman
01-22-2010, 12:53 AM
I have been very quiet yet supportive of LBPC's conversion... for the most part I think everything honestly looks better... still feeling out how to best navigate the site now... Generally, I try not to view the front page, (invariably there is some form of idiocy in some new and daunting disguise that just doesn't interest me), since I'm still gettting my socks wet though I figured what the heck! That is when I saw the most disgusting sight these old eyes have ever beheld!

While the font and splatter design are awesome on these two new banners... CHANGE the COLORS immediately! The Pink would be fine but we really should be 'Pink'ed out by now... NO? And the Blue and Gold don't fit at all... consult a freakin' color wheel... they are in no way related to anything anywhere... sure they compliment each other nicely but that doesn't mean you can just plop them any ol' where. It's hideous! A different hue or value sure, it'll work then but what you got now is ugly.

And I get-- you've been using the paint colors that go with LBPC icon, it looks great! but that gold in 'creator spotlight' doesn't match the orangey color from the 'Little Big Planet Central' sign, and if it is the same color, then the generic blue is the culprit as it has changed his partners appearance. It really is starting to look a little unprofessional, (and its the first time I said anything negative so give me a break!), a little haphazard.

Look at Top Stories. Some matte metallic grey, followed by pink, followed by green, blue and gold, pink, pink, pink,pink, pink, pink. I just know you can come up with better choices and a little more diversity.


edit: Apologies to Night Angel. I'm sorry. In the thread where and when I posted, up to what I had read, no person had been named so I wasn't directly insulting any individual... after reading on, it would seem that I have infact insulted you. Again kindest apologies. I hold your work and your time in the highest regard. With that said, I still think pink and white, and blue and gold are not the way to go.
Well, those were the colors of the old banners, we just re-worked them in a different design for the new style. I assume you saw the old ones - why did you not object to those?

kodymcq
01-22-2010, 03:18 AM
this theme is awesome.


'nuff sed.

v0rtex
01-22-2010, 09:43 AM
Well, those were the colors of the old banners, we just re-worked them in a different design for the new style. I assume you saw the old ones - why did you not object to those?
Well to be fair... (if you don't mind my speaking for you, Grav) the old ones were made for the old, primarily BLUE skins, where:
a) blue and gold would not look at odds with everything, and
b) pink would not be lost in the sea of pink that is now before us

Gravel
01-22-2010, 02:09 PM
I've been real happy with the way things are turning out, CC. In fact, I would be donating more - to show my continued support -if it weren't for Haiti, (kinda hard to justify that expenditure, if ya know what I mean). Can't think of any higher praise than that CC... I do appreciate all you do for me through your services to this site. Perhaps I was a bit touchy yesterday, (and I still wish to reach-out to Night Angel to apologize... someone who gives of their own time really should be above the banal sort of commentary I started, so again, Night Angel, I am sorry).

Truth be told my 'unnatural' devotion to all things LBP has turned this passionate guy into a 'Passionate Guy', so for the most part I think I do an admirable job keeping myself in check. Just keep away from my flannel LBP Pj's...

Vortex; the world may be a better (and safer) place... you're hired as my official spokesperson... what you said, Yes that!

ARD
01-22-2010, 03:41 PM
One thing. The redirect forum icon is fugleh :(

MegaRock35
01-22-2010, 04:09 PM
I like the new design, but I feel bad for not noticing it. I guess it's a good thing, cause I instantly recognized the site, while before the new design I kept having to double-check this was LBPC.

Kern
01-22-2010, 07:26 PM
Could we do a competition for other bannners? i think that would be a good idea... But then again thats just me :blush:

Zac
01-22-2010, 08:31 PM
Wierd i've deleted my cache twice and refreshed but i still see the old Creator Spotlight picture but when I right click and show the picture in a different tab I see the new one. :S

TheRaxar
01-23-2010, 12:47 AM
It looks great! Nice Job! :)

Incinerator22
01-23-2010, 02:16 AM
Will we ever get crowns back instead of green bars? And why are they brighter after the fifth bar?

mrsupercomputer
01-23-2010, 06:03 AM
Personally, I always found the crowns to be unrecognizable. I had to squint to make out what they were! I was thinking point bubbles might be cool, but I don't know what CC has in store. Maybe a redesigned crown would work?

rtm223
01-23-2010, 11:50 AM
Maybe little pink hearts. I'm pretty sure everyone wants there to be more pink on the site :hero:

Gravel
01-23-2010, 01:40 PM
Maybe little pink hearts. I'm pretty sure everyone wants there to be more pink on the site :hero:

[whispers] hey. did you hear about rtm? Sooo-o-o dry, he's mummified.

Doopz
01-23-2010, 01:48 PM
Could we do a competition for other bannners? i think that would be a good idea... But then again thats just me :blush:

I actually like the idea of a competition it would give the site more of a home type look knowing we designed part of it. And it could be for anything... maybe even the new design for the green little bars?

Zwollie
01-23-2010, 02:03 PM
Images don't automatically resize on profile pages, just letting you know CC.

Risumm
01-23-2010, 10:00 PM
I don't quite like the splatters. They're not very.. LBP'ish..
Making them less transparent and more contrasty, would look better. Perhaps it should just be left without splatters?

I like it, I need to get used to it though.. :/

Astrosimi
01-23-2010, 10:29 PM
Well, I'm going to point out my, really only big bother with the new style; the notification bar.

The old style had the notification "box", so to speak, under the header. It was also clearly visible, sharing a space with some other specs.

In this new one, the notification bar is very small, almost in the corner, and above the header. To be honest, there's few ways you could make it more invisible. Is it possible to make the coloration a bit brighter, or maybe change the position to make it something you can see easily while browsing?

This is just a minor grief, don't even know if it's possible, so don't worry about it much, just wanted to put in my $.02

TTH247
01-24-2010, 05:42 AM
The new design is a lot easier on the eyes. It's a pleasant surprise after not visiting the site for a few weeks. I'm curious about the design process. I'm assuming that it's a skin, but is the framework/skeleton a new version? Or did you have to re-code some things manually?

Overall everything is much easier to read. The links in the grey-blue nav bars could be a bigger and more spread out. I think the font size of the Quick Reply form could be increased as well.

girlieGamer
01-24-2010, 07:17 AM
wow this is cool! i actually hadn't been on in a while and then when i saw the new design... i had to double check if i was in the right place :D -- it looks so nice i like it :D

Zac
01-24-2010, 02:30 PM
Well, I'm going to point out my, really only big bother with the new style; the notification bar....

This sounds silly but it took me a while to find the settings for my profile, I agree with Astrosimi it needs to be moved and maybe a brighter colour against the background?

ConfusedCartman
01-24-2010, 10:12 PM
Personally, I always found the crowns to be unrecognizable. I had to squint to make out what they were! I was thinking point bubbles might be cool, but I don't know what CC has in store. Maybe a redesigned crown would work?
Personally, I don't mind the current rep images - they fit with the style and they look good. I don't have any plans to add in the crown again, because I agree with you on the point that you couldn't really tell what they were unless you knew beforehand. We could try point bubbles, but rendering them out would be difficult because they're so transparent.


Well, I'm going to point out my, really only big bother with the new style; the notification bar.

The old style had the notification "box", so to speak, under the header. It was also clearly visible, sharing a space with some other specs.

In this new one, the notification bar is very small, almost in the corner, and above the header. To be honest, there's few ways you could make it more invisible. Is it possible to make the coloration a bit brighter, or maybe change the position to make it something you can see easily while browsing?

This is just a minor grief, don't even know if it's possible, so don't worry about it much, just wanted to put in my $.02
It's one of those things you just have to re-train yourself to check. It took me a little while to get used to it, but I think it works better now because you only notice it if you're looking for it. It's less "in the way" of other content.

Doopz
01-24-2010, 10:16 PM
Personally, I don't mind the current rep images - they fit with the style and they look good. I don't have any plans to add in the crown again, because I agree with you on the point that you couldn't really tell what they were unless you knew beforehand. We could try point bubbles, but rendering them out would be difficult because they're so transparent.

ooh i like that idea! If you can get around the transparent problem could you try that?

RockSauron
01-25-2010, 09:21 PM
Considering the afct that there's now more space on the side of posts... maybe some more smilies? We could have one of those contests we had at MNRC. Purty pleaze?

Deviantgeek
01-25-2010, 10:43 PM
Considering the afct that there's now more space on the side of posts... maybe some more smilies? We could have one of those contests we had at MNRC. Purty pleaze?

That's a great idea, i wantz more smileys!!! (make a LOLsack one...)

Incinerator22
01-25-2010, 11:25 PM
Could it be possible to make the notification bar bolder and more noticeable with new notifications like it used to be?

Voodeedoo
01-26-2010, 02:12 PM
a simple convenience that seems to be taboo is the simplicity in viewing your own threads. in order to do it, you have to go to a post you did, click on your name, THEN you can view your threads.

i think below the view posts button on your profile there should also be a view threads.

also also when i look at my posts i cant tell if someone has posted on that thread since i did. when you're looking at the forum you're able to via the icons at the left side, but when i look at my posts all i see is a pencil icon and so i have to click on each one of them hoping maybe that someone posted after me. its kinda stressful :/

warlord_evil
01-26-2010, 08:31 PM
a simple convenience that seems to be taboo is the simplicity in viewing your own threads. in order to do it, you have to go to a post you did, click on your name, THEN you can view your threads.
Click the "Quick Links" text at the top of the page, and you can find to ability to view your threads there. :)

Deviantgeek
01-26-2010, 09:57 PM
As mentioned earlier, the rep icons are misaligned and brighter after the 4th bar.

ConfusedCartman
01-27-2010, 12:26 AM
As mentioned earlier, the rep icons are misaligned and brighter after the 4th bar.
They are supposed to be brighter. If they're misaligned, it's likely a browser issue - what browser are you using? (please provide the version number, usually found in Help > About)

Zwollie
01-27-2010, 08:48 AM
I feel like I'm repeating myself here but here it goes once more: Pictures don't automatically resize on profile pages!!
Posting a picture on your friends profile page can mess up a lot of things.

Abd_Viper
01-27-2010, 10:51 AM
Awesome job Do it ASAP!!!

XxWormholexX
01-27-2010, 07:38 PM
I found yet the 3rd change (probably the final version) of the site looks. I dont want to be rude but it was very bad. I cant even find the social group button without going to a profile and selecting join groups. Also the profiles need those flashy coolness that show the profile owners creativity and style. But the one thing that i realy like is the changing pictures.

Kern
01-27-2010, 07:42 PM
Go to community drop down and select groups? :confused:

Incinerator22
01-27-2010, 10:37 PM
Could it be possible to make the notification bar bolder and more noticeable with new notifications like it used to be?

And I know you know that rep icons get brighter after the fifth icon, but why?

Kern
01-27-2010, 10:39 PM
Why not increasing in brightness?

Incinerator22
01-27-2010, 10:41 PM
No, why aren't they all the same? :eek:

ConfusedCartman
01-27-2010, 11:15 PM
I feel like I'm repeating myself here but here it goes once more: Pictures don't automatically resize on profile pages!!
Posting a picture on your friends profile page can mess up a lot of things.
I saw it before, and it's on my list of things to investigate. I just don't have time to tackle most of these things during the week, so I'm waiting until the weekend to make any significant changes.


Could it be possible to make the notification bar bolder and more noticeable with new notifications like it used to be?

And I know you know that rep icons get brighter after the fifth icon, but why?
That's also on my list of things to do - I'm going to look at changing the style of the notification bar, to make it fit in with the theme a bit more. Regarding the rep images, those get brighter because the step between the fifth and the sixth rep bar is a big one. It's meant to visually distinguish the first five from the rest - to make the ones after the first five more obvious.

comphermc
01-28-2010, 01:49 AM
Just noticed another thing. When you quote someone, there is a link to the post that was being quoted. This link always brings you to the first post in the thread.

:)

warlord_evil
01-28-2010, 02:41 AM
I noticed that there is some very hard to read text in profile comments time?
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn65/warlord_evil/LBPC_Time.png?t=1264649990
I needed to highlight it to see it properly. Shouldn't it be a darker color?

iinov8
02-05-2010, 09:14 PM
love the new look!^^

Incinerator22
02-06-2010, 04:34 AM
Is it just me, or are spoilers with pictures not working properly? Example:

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?443-The-Ugly-Mugs-of-LBPC&p=386094&viewfull=1#post386094

I'd also like to say I dislike the look of bright yellow notification pop-ups...
Couldn't they be blue, like the new post banners?

warlord_evil
02-06-2010, 04:51 AM
Is it just me, or are spoilers with pictures not working properly? Example:

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?443-The-Ugly-Mugs-of-LBPC&p=386094&viewfull=1#post386094

I'd also like to say I dislike the look of bright yellow notification pop-ups...
Couldn't they be blue, like the new post banners?
The spoilers work fine for me.

ConfusedCartman
02-06-2010, 07:01 PM
I noticed that there is some very hard to read text in profile comments time?
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn65/warlord_evil/LBPC_Time.png?t=1264649990
I needed to highlight it to see it properly. Shouldn't it be a darker color?
Yes, it should. I've fixed it.


Is it just me, or are spoilers with pictures not working properly? Example:

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?443-The-Ugly-Mugs-of-LBPC&p=386094&viewfull=1#post386094

I'd also like to say I dislike the look of bright yellow notification pop-ups...
Couldn't they be blue, like the new post banners?
Spoilers are working fine for me as well. What specific problem are you having?

Regarding the Notices, they've been updated to fit the forum. The ads have been moved between the content to prevent things from getting too cluttered, so now I think notices will be eye-catching without being that ugly shade of yellow.

v0rtex
02-06-2010, 08:36 PM
Spoilers are working fine for me as well. What specific problem are you having?

Well, speaking for myself... Chrome does not seem to play well with the spoilers (or vB in general, it seems). I've even taken the time to make a note of it in my VR Challenge - Room Design contest blog: http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/entry.php?995-Design-Contest (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/../entry.php?995-Design-Contest).

The URL linked images within the spoilers do not all appear. I can't determine any pattern or consistency with it. Some of the them appear and others don't. I know that some of them need to be auto-resized and thought perhaps that was it, but it's a mix of both that are not showing.

So I switched over to Firefox entirely - at least for the time being. There has been other wonky behavior between Chrome and the new LBPC (vB) layout (sorry - don't recall specifics right now). Firefox works perfect with it though.

EDIT: On a different note... I know this has been mentioned before and you've probably got it on your list, but it's easily the one thing that bugs me most with the new format. The 'Go to first new post' links: http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/LBPC-Style/buttons/firstnew.pngalways bring me the top of the page that has the first new post, then I have to click the icon again to get to the newest post.

ConfusedCartman
02-06-2010, 09:07 PM
Well, speaking for myself... Chrome does not seem to play well with the spoilers (or vB in general, it seems). I've even taken the time to make a note of it in my VR Challenge - Room Design contest blog: http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/entry.php?995-Design-Contest (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/../entry.php?995-Design-Contest).

The URL linked images within the spoilers do not all appear. I can't determine any pattern or consistency with it. Some of the them appear and others don't. I know that some of them need to be auto-resized and thought perhaps that was it, but it's a mix of both that are not showing.

So I switched over to Firefox entirely - at least for the time being. There has been other wonky behavior between Chrome and the new LBPC (vB) layout (sorry - don't recall specifics right now). Firefox works perfect with it though.

EDIT: On a different note... I know this has been mentioned before and you've probably got it on your list, but it's easily the one thing that bugs me most with the new format. The 'Go to first new post' links: http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/LBPC-Style/buttons/firstnew.pngalways bring me the top of the page that has the first new post, then I have to click the icon again to get to the newest post.

The first issue is a problem with the way Chrome handles those images, and there's no way to fix it without sacrificing features. vB still does not fully support Chrome (due to oddities in the way Chrome handles certain things) but there are fixes in the pipe for future vB updates. The second and final issue is one that affects everyone using vB 4.0, and there's a fix on the way for that as well.