Styleforum gets a fresh face - now live - Page 2
Interface is nice - gonna take time getting adjusted, its kinda hard to make out the differences between posts as both colors are very light. Nice though.
Any estimate on when you guys will be fixing the filter on the B&S forum. It's a royal pain searching through it these days...
I've seen it reported but it's not reproducible for me. Can you please try another browser and see if it still happens? Some details will help get it fixed.
Agree with the issues with all-caps and often looking too-condensed (on win7 in chrome since I know fonts are system specific)
Also, all of the fonts now appear smaller. More and more people are switching to higher resolution displays (despite the setback with hdtv panels being standard). I am at work now so it is ok (fine on my 19" 1280x1024, and just a little small on my 22" 1680x1050)...but these pages would be illegible at home on my 27" 2560x1440 display...and I hate having to use the browser zoom features since they mess with layout and pictures.
I'm not suggesting a workaround here, but I think a lot of the text probs are attributable to Chrome: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/9wFH2Sv3Lz8 I agree it looks pretty bad on Chrome. For me FF fixes all the text except some that is too light in color.
I'm hoping we can compile a list of stuff to work on and then design around these problems ASAP. It won't be today though.
For example, this is how the lower thingy looks in Chrome for me (clearly unacceptable):
and in FF:
I'm going to mess with Cleartype settings, but I'm hoping we can do something top-down to fix or work around this issue. Readability is obviously one of the most important considerations in a forum.
Also that blue text has to go or get bolder and bigger. it is almost impossible to read.
Larger avatars would be nice too with all this screen real estate.
Seriously, everything to way too small.
Edit- pLEASE MAKE EVERYTHING BIGGER. i AM USING CAPS SO I CAN READ MY OWN WORDS.
ALL THE BLUE TEXT NEEDS TO BE BLACK AND ARIAL IS A BETTER FONT.
i CAN PROVIDE A SCREEN CAPS IF ANYONE WANTS.
ALSO, ALL THE MEMBERS ONLINE LIST IS ALL HIGHLIGHTED.
THIS MAKES ME FEEL LIKE i DRAGGED MY MOUSE OVER THEIR NAMES BY ACCIDENT. iT WILL PROBABLY CONFUSE OTHERS TOO AND IT IS UNNECESSARY TO HAVE THIS LOOK.
tHE OVERALL BACKGROUND COULD BE LIGHTENED TO PROVIDE MORE CONTRAST TO THE TEXT.
tHE OVERALL FEEL OF THE PAGE IS DARK AND BROODING AND DEPRESSING. IT IS THE WAY MANY APARTMENTS WERE PAINTED IN THE 1980'S , ,,MEANING LIFELESS. tHIS CAN BE DEPRESSING TO LOOK AT.
COLOURS ARE OF VITAL IMPORTANCE SO i AM SURE YOU WILL BE TWEAKING
IF I CAN THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE I WILL ADD LATER.
i INSTALLED AN ADD-ON FOR FIREFOX TO ALLOW ME TO ZOOM INTO THE PAGE.
I HAD TO ZOOM 2 OR 3 TIMES TO GET THE FONTS BIG ENOUGH TO READ.
THIS MEANS LOSING THE SPONSORS ON THE RIGHT JUST TO READ THE POSTS.
HERE IS A SCREENCAP. THE FONTS AT THIS SIZE LOOK PERFECT THOUGH AS SHOWN IN THE PHOTO.
Edited by MyOtherLife - 1/4/13 at 2:05pm