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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Rich0116

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    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.
     
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    The new fonts could use a bit of tweaking - all caps is rarely good, and it looks condensed at points which is also a bit uncomfortable. Also the new blue text could be a bit darker for a bit more contrast...
     
  4. otc

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    The look is nice. The text seems to need a bit of work.

    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.
     
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    I would also like some more contrast in colour, but it's probably just a matter of time to get used to the new look.
     
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    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.
     
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    Good job guys, looks sweet and all user details remain intact. I've seen so many others sites over the years loose bundles of information when putting an upgrade in place, good work.
     
  9. j

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    For example, this is how the lower thingy looks in Chrome for me (clearly unacceptable):

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    and in FF:


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    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.
     
  10. MyOtherLife

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    All the fonts are too small. I cannot read a damned thing now lol :)
    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.


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    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.
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    All in all MUCH improved. Especially in terms of filling the screen and being much stronger graphically.

    I will get on the 'too low contrast' bandwagon however. Almost all of the various shades of blue need to be more saturated.

    Again though - MUCH improved.
     
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    I dunno j--my fontsin chrome look just like the your firefox version. Your chrome is decidedly bad. My chrome is just smaller and more condensed than I would like. I suspect those are cleartype issues on your end.
     
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    mine looks good so far - Mac OS, Google Chrome.

    also, this may not be exactly the right place to put this, but i really have to compliment whoever created the mobile version of SF. i actually prefer using it to the full desktop version (both the old one and the brand new one)
     
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    I was kind of bummed I couldnt get on for a while BUT the new design looks good!!!

    Thanks as always guys for your hard work.
     
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    i really like the font that our usernames are in, on the left side of our posts. what font is that?
     
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    "Oswald". Part of the Google Font API
     
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    Font size seems to be smaller than before. Perhaps it is due to contrast from the new color scheme.
    Other than that, all good.
     
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    It looks great. Congrats to the team and Parker!
     
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    I think it looks very clean and fresh.

    Great job, Parker!

    One question: Do we now refer to this section as CM, or will it remain MC? ;)
     

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