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Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby Solo » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:10 am

I'm serious... Go check it out everyone! http://www.fbtb.net/

Feedback on the tweaks?
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby Jake » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:30 am

Very cool, I really like it.
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby bigospedros » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:17 am

i think it would look better with a small gap between the ad at the top and the main logo and same between the toolbar and the rest of the page ... afterall, you've coded curved corners for a reason, right ?

Also, I think it would be better if the side bar on the news page was the same length as the news items bit and again, some small spaces between the ads at the bottom.

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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby Solo » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:45 am

OS and Browser Pete? I've got Vista/Firefox and there are gaps where you're suggesting... :S
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby bigospedros » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:01 am

XP and Firefox ... but I also now have gaps ?! Hmmm ... maybe a caching issue :)

Stand down, all ...

I would still like the side bars with adds and links to at least be the same length though, if poss ? Or is that being too picky? ;)
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby Solo » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:20 am

Mildly too picky. It floats with the ad sizes... but maybe Ace can do it, or maybe he's rolling his eyes and swearing at his screen.
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby onions » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:59 am

not really worth it the trouble. it just creates empty space where you would expect to see something.
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby onions » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:01 pm

plus it would make more sense if our page height was a fixed size, which it is not.
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby bigospedros » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:27 pm

onions wrote:it just creates empty space where you would expect to see something.


funny you should say that, but that's exactly what I have now ...

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I know it's an anal complaint, but everything else is all aligned and perfect, so it would be good if this could be too :)
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby onions » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:34 pm

that empty gap is actually an issue with the google ad. the ad comes in at a set size, and their algorithms populate it. it's kinda been bugging me why it's been showing only 3 ads.
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby bigospedros » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:51 pm

sorry to add to your pain :x
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby Chief » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:50 pm

I'm fine with the sidebar length discrepancy, but dislike the the ad banner on top of the site. I think the solution with the ad between the header and the body was much more pleasing. 2 cents.
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby drsherpa » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:11 pm

I haven't seen any changes at all... is it because I'm using a Mac??
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby onions » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:50 pm

try command shift r
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby Legomancer » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:53 pm

onions wrote:try command shift r


Ummm… is command the key with the apple on it? Nothin' happened anyway…
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby Legomancer » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:56 pm

Hmm… I think it changed without me needing to do anything. False alarm?
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby Morgan19 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:15 pm

Using Firefox 2 on both PC and Mac, the right-hand sidebar is wiggitywonk. The tippy-top section shows the Search and Flickr sections just fine, but then everything else (Recent Topics, Categories, Banner buttons, etc.) doesn't show up until waaaaay far down the page, right under the main content area. So there's a good 6-7 PgDn's until you see that stuff.

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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby onions » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:21 pm

even though isn't officially stated anywhere on the site, i don't put in the effort anymore to make the site backwards compatible with older browsers. i also don't take responsibility how ad blockers and other browser plugins render the page.

after having said that, how come you don't upgrade to 3?
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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby Morgan19 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:28 pm

For the same reasons I had last time you asked.

I'd understand if I were running, say, IE5. But I find it a little odd that a browser like Firefox 2, "replaced" only less than a year ago, would be considered too old or obsolete for FBTB and not worth working with. But I suppose that is your call.

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Re: Sweet new mainpage layout!

Postby onions » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:01 pm

oh, you were THAT morgan19? ;)

i kid.

considering it's not supported anymore, by the firefox team, i would think it's safe to say that its outdated. still, i'll download ff2 and see if there isn't anything obvious i can fix.
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