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Offline hoz

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OFPEC Refreshed!
« on: 07 Dec 2008, 21:43:33 »
By now you've noticed the new look OFPEC is supporting.  Please post any comments you may have about the new interface, we would be encouraged by hearing your feedback!

Many thanks to Bedges who put many hours into making it all our ideas come to life!
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Offline schuler

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Re: OFPEC Refreshed!
« Reply #1 on: 07 Dec 2008, 21:49:30 »
yes many thanks too bedges  :whistle: nice work!  :good:
 
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Walter_E_Kurtz

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Re: OFPEC Refreshed!
« Reply #2 on: 08 Dec 2008, 01:04:17 »
I like the new font, textures and things that are actually in colour, but...

   - I'm not wild about large areas of pure black at the top and bottom of the page. Have you thought about mimosa (an optimistic yellow); it's supposed to be the colour of 2009?

   - there used to be a link on the forum page "Show new posts since your last login". Any chance of it making a return, or am I doing something wrong?

Offline Tyger

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Re: OFPEC Refreshed!
« Reply #3 on: 08 Dec 2008, 07:36:23 »
bedges, excellent job! Keep up the good work everyone!

The new look is quite attractive, and I think it is in line with the new Web 2.0 look that many people are looking for when they hit the web. It defiantly keeps the good aspects of the previous OFPEC look, yet adds a new touch - well, more than a touch - to the aesthetics.

My only constructive criticism is that the content wrapper seems fixed width. On my 22" wide screen, probably 40% of the screen is wasted because the content wrapper doesn't resize.

Other than that, great job! Lovin' it!
Keep up the work, guys!

@ Walter
I have, in the top right corner under the DATETIME, a button that says NEW REPLIES. I believe this is the button you are looking for?
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Offline bedges

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Re: OFPEC Refreshed!
« Reply #4 on: 08 Dec 2008, 11:33:03 »
@Walter - I've added a second tab top-right: 'New Posts' shows all unread posts, 'Your Threads' shows new replies to threads in which you've posted. The tab descriptions might not be clear enough, but 'new replies to threads in which you've posted' is a wee bit long... any suggestions for alternatives are welcome.

As for Mamosa... um, aye. Maybe next year  ;)

@Tyger - The fixed-width layout was one of the more major decisions made during the redesign (which is only about 20% of what was done to the site), and I agree that to many members it may be the most drastic change.

The liquid layout was causing too many hassles when it came to adding and correctly placing features within the page structure. Additionally, the liquid layout was stretching the content riiiight across the screen at higher resolutions - assuming the browser window was maximised - which doesn't make for the best readability of text content.

We went for 1024x768 which seems the most conservative minimum. Besides which, if it's good enough for the BBC, CNN and ArmedAssault.info, it's good enough for us ;)

Offline Zipper5

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« Reply #5 on: 08 Dec 2008, 13:29:02 »
Loving the new look. Looks very "fancy". Great job! :D

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« Reply #6 on: 08 Dec 2008, 14:51:09 »
good job  :good:

Only fixed width and A1 pic are small cons.

You may want to think changing the background
color outside of the 1024 range.

Either only the black pattern or the "brownish" in between.
It would help to concentrate the view into the center.  :scratch:


# Broken image link removed - bedges
« Last Edit: 02 Aug 2009, 00:18:02 by bedges »

Offline bedges

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« Reply #7 on: 08 Dec 2008, 15:39:18 »
Glad you like it.

The dark background seems a bit too stark. The camouflage works better though - we'll give it some thought.

Not sure what you mean by A1 pic?  :dunno:

Offline johnnyboy

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« Reply #8 on: 08 Dec 2008, 20:13:36 »
Beautiful job gents!  Thanks for all your hard work.  I greatly appreciate it!
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Offline Tyger

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« Reply #9 on: 09 Dec 2008, 04:08:09 »
@bedges
Well put - that makes perfect sense.

Also, took a peek in the Ed Depot and the Intel Depot. They look great with the new features! It seems like plenty of code was put into the new site, and I'm sure the effects of such will be greatly appreciated.

And to add my thoughts, I think the camo is a nice touch in between as well.
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« Reply #10 on: 09 Dec 2008, 20:00:54 »
i do agree great job was very surprised when i came on to see it had all changed

2 things to comment on though
navigation menu looks a bit weird ever thought of putting possiblly something inbetween the gaps

and possiblly add a offical staff page to the main site instead of just the forum

great job never the less

thanks (i am at ofpec right  :cool2:)

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Offline bedges

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« Reply #11 on: 09 Dec 2008, 20:54:57 »
We have a similar staff page in the new FAQ section. It's maybe a wee bit buried in the site structure, but then we're all a bit shy ;)

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« Reply #12 on: 09 Dec 2008, 23:52:22 »
ah yeah i see it nice work hope you keep going arma 2 will you keep all of you lot here busy i can tell that

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« Reply #13 on: 10 Dec 2008, 06:04:16 »
How about brining back the total logged time?

I love showing friends how much total time I have spent on this website.

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« Reply #14 on: 10 Dec 2008, 08:37:51 »
That information is still available in your profile - click 'Stats'.