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Styleforum gets a fresh face - now live

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by j, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    You've probably noticed by now that the site redesign has gone live. We've changed quite a few things, and as always, we will need to iron out a few things here and there.

    We've changed 'Men's Clothing' (which was always sort of a 'duh' and vague forum title) to 'Classic Menswear' which we think more accurately describes the subject matter.

    Other than that, I will quote from the 'preview' announcement:

    1) a khaki and black color scheme which is more attractive easier on the eyes;
    2) Special fonts that add to the character of the forum with a Verdana body font and fewer font sizes, making hours and hours of reading and posting easier and more enjoyable
    3) a more intuitive top navigation bar.

    Everything was done with the user experience in mind.

    Oh, and we even included a "classic view", configurable from your account settings, if you feel nostalgic for the "Sparta!" colors.


    To switch to the 'classic view':

    Click your name in the upper right corner, and then click "Account Details".



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    From there, scroll down to the bottom and find the dropdown entitled "Visual Preferences". Select "Styleforum Blue", click save, and you're off to the races.



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    We hope you enjoy the new look. (et apres cette poste, le deluge.)

    J.
     
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  2. conceptual 4est

    conceptual 4est The Classic Gentleman is Back

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    cool

    great to see that thumb comments are back, too!
     
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  3. nahneun

    nahneun Senior member

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    in the future, would it be possible to have an option for a darker background and lighter font?
     
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  4. 1969

    1969 Senior member

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    So good Parker. :slayer:
     
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  5. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    Yes, I'd like a dark version. This is hard on the eyes

    Also I hate you tween
     
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  6. Benesyed

    Benesyed Senior member

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    Are you trollin? Cuz I don't have thumb commenting powers :(
    lol@ all the likes that c4 is going to get as people try to test the thumb-comment out

    Going to reserve judgement on the color but does seem a little too bright.
     
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  7. nahneun

    nahneun Senior member

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    you got trolled :foo:
     
  8. 1969

    1969 Senior member

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    "Industry Insiders" ?

    :fu:
     
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  9. Benesyed

    Benesyed Senior member

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    :embar:

    He took advantage of my youthful naivete
     
  10. GoldenTribe

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    I suppose it looks more "modern" but it's also too bland in the sense that the contrast seems too low (at least on my monitor), and everything blends into everything else. Before the change it was easier to see where one post ended and the next one began.

    Hah @ anyone who thumbed tween's post trying to comment
     
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  11. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    The contrast is definitely lower in places, and we will probably make some adjustments soon. I think some of the text is too light as well.
     
  12. Distorbiant

    Distorbiant Senior member

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    The template looks great but I agree with the color contrast. Kind of hard to tell where some posts/threads start and end.
     
  13. *#..

    *#.. Senior member

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    The new template looks great to me.
     
  14. Dudeasincool

    Dudeasincool Well-Known Member

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    Instead of a light gray/blue line between posts, you might want to separate them with a dark burgundy line --- it will compliment you new site design better
     
  15. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    The banner picture for SW&D seems a bit incongruent - more "classic menswear" than "SW&D". Split frame with #menswear / fashunz / drapey? That probably looks too busy... same with slideshow.
     
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  16. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    True. The SW&D banner should be a picture of Rick Owens or like a still from The Wanderers....
     
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  17. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    I'm guessing the rationale is not scaring off new visitors.
     
  18. kiya

    kiya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Having our store logo at the bottom of the page sucks.
     
  19. thewho13

    thewho13 Senior member

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    "Industry Insiders" doesn't seem to have quite the same ring as "affiliates" did...
     
  20. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Hey Kiya,

    We actually did an energy graph, and most of the clicks were from the bottom of the page (or the threads). There is still the option of becoming a "featured sponsor", which will have more impact. The idea is to allow sponsors the opportunity to have maximum impact while not having too many sponsor buttons crowd the right hand column, where we plan to put more content.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     

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