Enjoy our new Design

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  1. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    Today I am proud to present our new style. This style should make the site much easier to use. Especially on mobile device. While our previous style was mostly intended to replicate our vbulletin look, the current style has a more modern touch.
    It also resolves a large number of issues we were encountering.

    The style still has some bugs which the developer will quickly resolve if you will post those in the bug tracker and add the 'style' prefix. I am hoping for your help so that we can squash as many bugs as possible. So please post any issue (no matter how small) here.

    I hope that you appreciate the new design. :)
     
    1. 5/5,
      Thank you, a very helpful addition.
      Sep 26, 2017
    2. 5/5,
      Much better and easier to use
      Thank you
      Jul 13, 2017
    3. 5/5,
      Love it so much and easier to use ever than before thank you!
      Jul 8, 2017
    4. 5/5,
      Great change :)
      Jul 6, 2017
    5. 5/5,
      Great improvement to the site.
      Jul 5, 2017
  2. Mingo123

    Mingo123 Titanium Member Donating Member

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    Love the new design - except the blue; black was so much easier to read in low light or for us old people.
     
  3. JaneGault

    JaneGault Always Seeking Knowledge Silver Member Donating Member

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    Outstanding!

    My vision is somewhat compromised, so this is wonderful. Thanks so much, DF just keeps getting better and better. ( Keep donating in mind frequent fliers!)
     
  4. nachofish

    nachofish Tickling the Amygdala Titanium Member Donating Member

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    Great. Easier on the eyes :)

    And way easier on iPhone 5.
     
  5. TheBigBadWolf

    TheBigBadWolf Imperial Wizzard Gold Member Donating Member

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    big improvement in the readability sector.
     
  6. Cascadia

    Cascadia Silver Member

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    The new layout has made mobile usage of this site extremely easier to use and considerably smoother to load.

    It's also made posting and commenting easier in terms of when pages auto-reload and the like.

    Forum navigation is also dramatically easier as its now always at the top regardless of thread viewing.

    Love your work.
     
  7. Somewhere in the middle

    Somewhere in the middle The Fairy Princess Silver Member Supporter Donating Member

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    Was pleasantly surprised this afternoon when I first logged on. The new look is pretty awesome!

    S*IM
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  8. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    If you want to help out with testing the style then do the following:
    • Start with the home tab, then go to Forum, media and follow the order of the navigation tabs.
    • On each section start at the left top of the page and browse down to the right bottom.
    • Click every links and function you find. Check if colors, graphics, fonts and other elements make sense to you.
    • Test out every type of page.
      For example for forum test: forum index, category, thread, create thread, search, watched forums, featured threads, new posts.
    • For each issue post one bug report thread in the bug report forum with the 'style' prefix and clearly describe the issue and what browser you use. Screenshots help a lot.
    • If something is not necessarily a bug but can be improved then post it anyway.
     
  9. Somewhere in the middle

    Somewhere in the middle The Fairy Princess Silver Member Supporter Donating Member

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    @Alfa

    More than happy to help Boss :)

    I did notice one thing right away though, the recent activity tab, that was next to the new post tab is not there anymore. Is that a bug or just a change in the layout?

    S*IM
     
  10. FalcoHere

    FalcoHere Silver Member

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    Great design for mobile! The new format looks cleaner, crisper, and much more modern! Great work :)
     
  11. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    The recent activity tab needs to be added.
     
  12. KratomKing

    KratomKing Silver Member

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    l LOVE the new design. Thank you Alfa, and the team of DF.
     
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    DMT8 Mercury Member

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    cant do like anymore
    the design is totlly screwed becus of that
     
  14. aemetha

    aemetha Sexy Potato Palladium Member Donating Member

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    @Alfa Quick question: Is there supposed to be both the tickets system and the helpdesk system visible?
     
  15. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    I have removed the old helpdesk link from the forum index.
    The old helpdesk will remain active for existing tickets only. Once those are resolved the old helpdesk will be removed.
     
  16. phil9262

    phil9262 Solution User Titanium Member Donating Member

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    So I noticed the new feature that is creating links with specific words like drug names or addiction. My questions is, are those link supposed to be definitions of those words? When I click on them it says I don't have that permission. Is that only a donating member function or titanium and higher function?
     
  17. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    I am currently testing out the wiki. When its ready those links will link to the wiki pages corresponding to those words.
     
  18. brainfog219

    brainfog219 Silver Member

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    Love the site. I only use on my mobile phone so it works great for me.
     
  19. gooshimin

    gooshimin Silver Member

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    I do agree that the new site is visually a better look, much brighter and crisper. I am getting around pretty easily. Thanks for the hard work and commitment to the site and us Users.
     
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    Congratulation! The template is now fully-responsive.