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PostSubject: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-03-29, 9:12 pm

I have been pondering on a new theme for a while. While this theme is alright, it is showing its age. I came up with a plan and started building a custom theme with graphics I put together while using the base of these forums theme. Right now I don't have an official ETA yet, but i'm shooting for the end of the week.

Release Notes
- Thursday April 1, 2010
  • New & Cleaner portal
  • Fresh theme design using CSS3 - To get the full CSS3 effect, use either FIrefox, Opera, Chome, Safari or anyother up to date browser (NOT INTERNET EXPLORER) unless IE9
  • Enabled Global Announcements - Recent Forumotion update.
  • Enabled Attachments - Recent Forumotion update.


Please note with the attachments, I will limite the file upload size to 250KB. The reason why is because Forumotion only allows 20MB free per forums, unless I pay them $6.95 USD for 500MB each month. Please use this ONLY for TEXT BASED files. This can be useful for uploading Guild Wars templates for team builds in a zipfile.

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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-03-29, 9:33 pm

do you thing reaves
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-03-29, 9:43 pm

WTB SNEAK PEEK!
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-03-29, 9:46 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-03-30, 12:36 am

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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-03-30, 8:42 am

Awesome i want to see
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-03-30, 11:23 am

Reave wrote:

Here is a glimpse of some changes.
.New theme
.New portal layout
.CSS3 & jQuery features

I saw that and moused over each expecting links to pictures Very Happy

Boy was I sad. Sad

I'm still looking forward to what you're doing though What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-03-30, 12:44 pm

/agree with patrick
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-03-30, 5:30 pm

You guys are to impatient lol. I takes time making everything work. Anyways here is a preview pic. I am only 25% done and a tone of stuff still needs to be added.

http://i39.tinypic.com/350t2sg.jpg

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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-03-30, 5:35 pm

whoah! epic cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-03-30, 9:35 pm

Reaves if you need any help, just ask.
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-03-30, 9:42 pm

Wtf pwn.
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-03-30, 10:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-03-31, 8:01 pm

I didn't expect the theme to be done this soon, but I decided to ax jQuery stuff as it takes longer to program and It would probably not see much use. Tomorrow morning (Thursday April 1, 2010) I will install the new theme.

Release Notes
- Thursday April 1, 2010
  • New & Cleaner portal
  • Fresh theme design using CSS3 - To get the full CSS3 effect, use either FIrefox, Opera, Chome, Safari or anyother up to date browser (NOT INTERNET EXPLORER) unless IE9
  • Enabled Global Announcements - Recent Forumotion update.
  • Enabled Attachments - Recent Forumotion update.


Please note with the attachments, I will limite the file upload size to 250KB. The reason why is because Forumotion only allows 20MB free per forums, unless I pay them $6.95 USD for 500MB each month. Please use this ONLY for TEXT BASED files. This can be useful for uploading Guild Wars templates for team builds in a zipfile.

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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-04-01, 4:12 pm

It's awesome, Reaves. My only problem, it seems to lag when I scroll. Sad Honestly just might be my computer cause it SUCKS.
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-04-01, 4:23 pm

Thanks. I Fixed the lagging issue which was caused by excessive shadows. Let me know if you find anymore problems.

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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-04-01, 4:34 pm

Yay! Sure. Glad it's not like "ahhhhhhh" anymore in my browser. Lol
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-04-01, 6:03 pm

Love the design. One nit picky thing, though. I'm not digging the comic font. It just seems out of place to me. Not knocking the work, I LOVE the design. Maybe it's that I'm using IE (at work)?
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-04-01, 6:28 pm

Scott Ware wrote:
Love the design. One nit picky thing, though. I'm not digging the comic font. It just seems out of place to me. Not knocking the work, I LOVE the design. Maybe it's that I'm using IE (at work)?

Im sad Sad. I think the buttons are awesome. I tried it with different font but it just looked awful. I would have to make another design and redo every button, and thats not gonna happen right now. The buttons are way clearer and easier to read than before, and I added colors for them.

Login = Yellow
Register = Blue
New PM = Red

Font used = Chalkboard

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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-04-01, 9:07 pm

Reaves it real nice. But does it gracefully degrade for weaker browsers. Such as phones, or even the dreaded IE. This is mainly a question as a programmer to a Programmer.
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-04-01, 9:17 pm

I think the buttons look good. Smile I like em. ^_^
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-04-01, 10:07 pm

Regolith wrote:
Reaves it real nice. But does it gracefully degrade for weaker browsers. Such as phones, or even the dreaded IE. This is mainly a question as a programmer to a Programmer.

It should work fine on smartphones (full view). There is no mobile version of this site. I would code it in if Forumotion allowed me more access to templates. The only issue I can see is loading the images, that would cause a slow down because the phones have a very slow processor. As for IE6, it has .png transparency issues. IE7, IE8 work fine. IE9 has css3 support.

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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-04-02, 12:23 pm

I use the site on my ipod touch all the time and it works fine

its great cuz u can just zoom in and the resolution is so high since the screen is small

i actually really enjoy using the site on it lol
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-04-02, 12:49 pm

Looks great and don't listen to john I love the buttons
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Theme IS HERE   2010-04-02, 10:47 pm

cool theres a thread on it. reave i really like the new look I see you got that bg you tried for banner on the forum bg, i like the layer script with the dark twill-fabric like look it melds well. the comic font didnt bother me, though it is similar to the banner it is a hair off, but kind gives a flare about it. -shrug- love the neon green and stuff for buttons too.

the portal over all looks a lot cleaner with the two column look. i noticed the chat box after scrolling down. not sure if it should be higher so people are more likely to click on it or not. kinda lost in the shuffle a bit. and i attempted to get on there but i fail, anyone got the thread on chat how to get nickname or do i just follow the /commands below chat box everytime?
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