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Re: The New Site Design is LIVE!

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:39 am
by miked
Love the new site design. I mostly browse on an iPad nowadays so this is great for me. Also loved seeing a new story on the main page. The Racketboy reboot is in full swing! :)

Re: The New Site Design is LIVE!

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:42 am
by racketboy
miked wrote:Love the new site design. I mostly browse on an iPad nowadays so this is great for me. Also loved seeing a new story on the main page. The Racketboy reboot is in full swing! :)


I do a lot of my work and browsing on my iPad now, so it was a big motivator for me personally. I feel like the site is just so much more useful and enjoyable now!
I'm also looking forward to "renovating" all the old posts with higher resolution graphics and screenshots.

Re: The New Site Design is LIVE!

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:40 pm
by marurun
I love the idea of higher resolution screen shots for systems that topped out at 320x240 :wink:

Re: The New Site Design is LIVE!

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:47 pm
by racketboy
marurun wrote:I love the idea of higher resolution screen shots for systems that topped out at 320x240 :wink:


Actually, some of my favorites are things like the NES or Genesis where I can get a crisp GIF/PNG from an emulator screenshot and then upscale it in Photoshop. Gotta love some pixel art!

Re: The New Site Design is LIVE!

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:39 pm
by racketboy
FYI, I think I figured out how to make move the new forum theme to everyone without them manually have to switch. I deactivated GlossyBlue for a bit so everyone that was on there still got switched to v3 as the default. Anyone that was in love with that them can still manually change back to that.

Re: The New Site Design is LIVE!

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:07 pm
by CRTGAMER
racketboy wrote:FYI, I think I figured out how to make move the new forum theme to everyone without them manually have to switch. I deactivated GlossyBlue for a bit so everyone that was on there still got switched to v3 as the default. Anyone that was in love with that them can still manually change back to that.

Noticed the V3 switch even though my Login was remembered from last visit. Thanks for keeping the Gloss Blue; I switched back due to preference of "Retro" layout.

Re: The New Site Design is LIVE!

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:39 pm
by Ziggy587
CRTGAMER wrote:Thanks for keeping the Gloss Blue; I switched back due to preference of "Retro" layout.


I like using whatever the default skin is so that I can format my posts to look their best, being that it's the way most people are viewing the forums. For instance, banners I've made for guides, et cetera, had a max width to fit Glossy Blue. But now they will appear too short for most people. If I'm making a rather large post, a guide or tutorial, I like to pay a lot of attention to format and aesthetics.

Re: The New Site Design is LIVE!

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:05 am
by Ziggy587
Speaking of... What is the max pixel width for images on the new skin? And, will anything over the max width be scaled down like Glossy Blue?

Re: The New Site Design is LIVE!

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:24 am
by racketboy
Ziggy587 wrote:Speaking of... What is the max pixel width for images on the new skin? And, will anything over the max width be scaled down like Glossy Blue?


I think there's just a max file size (like 1.3 MB?) but everything will be scaled. It didn't scale originally, but I had Matt fix that.

Re: The New Site Design is LIVE!

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:45 am
by marurun
Even with the scaling it can create some weird issues. Pages load and jump to a particular anchor, but the anchor point is selected before the images are done loading and scaling, which means you end up in the middle of the thread somewhere. I'm not sure we can really help that much except to remind people to post large images behind spoiler tags. It's a problem inherent to the way browsers load pages, so we just have to encourage good posting habits.