12/10/2011 22:00 Sheduled maintenance

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Re: 12/10/2011 22:00 Sheduled maintenance

Postby citronut » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:02 pm

citronut wrote:
Xac wrote:
brmartyn wrote:Sorry to spoil the mood but I'm not feeling this new looking at the moment :( :oops: :( :oops: :( :oops: :( :oops: :( :oops:
It does take a little getting used to



you can say that again, that that that :? :lol: :wink:

i dont know if it was somthing my computer caught, but this morning when i clicked my book mark for FCF login page,
i got a WANTED poster come up saying
WANTED
web page required
desperately seeking HTML.
must not be missing, lost, or broken.
sytraight (28) seels long lost web page for good times
must have go GSOH, HTML, PHP
photo please
to apply call: 404-file not found


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Postby addo » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:03 pm

Is the text finer? I am finding it harder to read (as in, more straining on the eyes) - but figured that was affected mostly by the colour.

We do have an image uploader now. :twisted:
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Re: 12/10/2011 22:00 Sheduled maintenance

Postby citronut » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:05 pm

what happened above i never did that :? :? :?



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Re: 12/10/2011 22:00 Sheduled maintenance

Postby Xaccers » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:57 pm

Cloggs/Paul, what browser are you using?
I can't see any vast spaces between topics
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Re: 12/10/2011 22:00 Sheduled maintenance

Postby Clogzz » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:40 pm

Using both IE8 and Firefox.
The spacing is in the index page, the topic titles aren’t as tightly packed as before.
It’s in the ‘look’, the layout of the page.
It also seems slower to download.

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Re: 12/10/2011 22:00 Sheduled maintenance

Postby Paul-R » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:21 pm

I'm on IE7 at work but I don't think that's the problem. As Clogz says, it's to do with the general layout. The leading between lines spaces everything out further vertically so that less fits in to a screenful. To be honest I'm dreading looking at the site on my 1024x768 screen when I get home.

The font size is too small and also it's in shades of grey on another grey which is very hard work for the eyes.

The whole site is very heavy going I'm afraid.
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Re: 12/10/2011 22:00 Sheduled maintenance

Postby Xaccers » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:44 pm

The font size hasn't changed.
Likewise with the spacing between lines.
The old forum had a break between each forum/thread so if anything it may actually be more compact now.
Looks fine on 1024x768, and even on Danielle's 1024x600 netbook (and my 960x540 phone).
The grey background was selected to differentiate between posts/forums. I'll see about changing the text to black.
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Re: 12/10/2011 22:00 Sheduled maintenance

Postby Ref » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:39 pm

Try clearing your browser cache, the site looks great here, good job guys!
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Re: 12/10/2011 22:00 Sheduled maintenance

Postby Xaccers » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:45 pm

I've updated the imageset which makes it a bit clearer as to the status of threads/forums.
You even get a little smiley face on the icon if you've participated in the thread :)
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Re: 12/10/2011 22:00 Sheduled maintenance

Postby DickieG » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:18 pm

It all looks fine to me, a good job well done :D
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Re: 12/10/2011 22:00 Sheduled maintenance

Postby Xaccers » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:41 pm

We now have tapatalk access for anyone wanting to use that via their mobiles/tablets

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Re: 12/10/2011 22:00 Sheduled maintenance

Postby HDI Dave » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:26 pm

S'all grey and white to me, now,

Looks a lot more complicated, if I can say that in a grey n white kinda john major spitting imager kinda thing..

Am all for progress but it aint floatin my boat :wink:

Will it go back to normal after maintenance?

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Re: 12/10/2011 22:00 Sheduled maintenance

Postby myglaren » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:39 pm

HDI Dave wrote:S'all grey and white to me, now,
Looks a lot more complicated, if I can say that in a grey n white kinda john major spitting imager kinda thing..
Am all for progress but it aint floatin my boat :wink:
Will it go back to normal after maintenance?

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No. There may be further tweaking but the new software confers a wealth of improvements over the previous model.

You'll soon get used to the differences :)
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Re: 12/10/2011 22:00 Sheduled maintenance

Postby Paul-R » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:48 pm

Xac wrote: so if anything it may actually be more compact now

Well, before I thought I could see both this Forum Announcement and the For Sale section in one page at the top and bottom. Now that I'm home I have to do without one or the other.

The darker typeface seems to be better now - assuming it has changed and it's not me just looking at a different screen!.

Still two things need doing though. Separating out the sticky threads to distinguish them from the ordinary ones - perhaps a different background or icon? At the moment they're still just too similar. Secondly can we PLEASE have the multi page clickable squares over on the left? They're just too farr away and/or insignificant and I'm STILL clicking on the main subject when there are several pages after. In fact I did it with this thread and it's damned annoying.
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Re: 12/10/2011 22:00 Sheduled maintenance

Postby Xaccers » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:03 pm

Paul-R wrote:
Xac wrote: so if anything it may actually be more compact now

Well, before I thought I could see both this Forum Announcement and the For Sale section in one page at the top and bottom. Now that I'm home I have to do without one or the other.

The darker typeface seems to be better now - assuming it has changed and it's not me just looking at a different screen!.

Still two things need doing though. Separating out the sticky threads to distinguish them from the ordinary ones - perhaps a different background or icon? At the moment they're still just too similar. Secondly can we PLEASE have the multi page clickable squares over on the left? They're just too farr away and/or insignificant and I'm STILL clicking on the main subject when there are several pages after. In fact I did it with this thread and it's damned annoying.


Sticky threads have an icon that is a calendar with a star on it, not sure how that can be considered similar to an envelope.
Also not sure what you mean with the page squares needing to be on the left?
What do you mean by "clicking on the main subject when there are several pages after"
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