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post Nov 12 2008, 09:49 PM
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QUOTE(Gigi @ Nov 12 2008, 10:46 PM) *
Btw, am I just stupid or is there no longer an Advanced Search button?


you're just stupid. just kidding. it's under the forums drop down menu. it's always been there for me though so i don't know if you're talking about a different one _unsure.gif
 
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post Nov 12 2008, 09:54 PM
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Aw :( I was a bit taken back checking cB today, (with the big layouts popping out at me). I really loved the old version, but I can understand where you're coming from for this new look (especially the navigation, there is some what of a GoogleAds disguise no?) )
 
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post Nov 12 2008, 09:55 PM
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QUOTE(brooklyneast05 @ Nov 12 2008, 06:49 PM) *
you're just stupid. just kidding. it's under the forums drop down menu. it's always been there for me though so i don't know if you're talking about a different one _unsure.gif

Oh yeah, it's always been there. But just now, without Latte, it looked different to me so I never thought to look there. Thanks! _smile.gif
 
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post Nov 12 2008, 10:42 PM
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I'm not feeling this bloatage (width) at all right now.
 
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post Nov 12 2008, 10:49 PM
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QUOTE(micron @ Nov 12 2008, 07:00 PM) *
hmm im not sure how the boxed nav will look but ill give it a try internally. i should be able to port latte / mocha (without the boxed nav so far).

the affiliates are now at top. wanted to give it more exposure as an incentive for people to join.

what 100x100 icons? most of the thumbnails have been resized (html) but hasnt yet been properly resized (image) so they all look pixilated. ill make a script tonight to automagically resize and fix this.


no the image in the layouts. The one thats used as a default image filler for the myspace layouts. Thats what i meant. Sorry to confuse you on that. And i totally didn't notice the added section the top nav. Great that its up there now. I have to say i really go agree that its a little too wide. maybe from 770px to 870? I think that 770px to 960px is far too much.

and the box nav was pretty awesome in fact it was the best feature of the last CB. it was also easier to spot. now we can accidentally end up clicking the add instead.
The search bar being under the account nav, same with the submit button, just looks weird being soo close to the rest of the links.

I like the wider screenshots, hopefully that can be fixed to look more clear.

The layout/graphic info was ok the way it was, under the ad, instead of on top.

would it be possible to box in some of the layers? like add a background color like before. Instead of all that white. I think thats whats putting people off.
 
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post Nov 12 2008, 11:03 PM
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It could of been a bit wider from the old one, but not this wide. It looks like im reading a report. Maybe because there is no Latte.
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 12:18 AM
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Does the ad banner haaave to go at the top? And right below the nav? :[ I think it would look sick if, instead of it being the advertisement, it was a super-pro graphic design. It would be immensely cooler if there were multiple designs that showed at random.
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 12:28 AM
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This layout looks messed up on FF, the search bar is under layouts and graphics
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 12:58 AM
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Once the kinks get worked out, I think it will look pretty good.

Would it be appropriate to change the font for the entire site, just to bring something else fresh to the table?
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 01:18 AM
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ok, a lot of you aren't digging the new width and wondering why its like that. the primary reason why its wider now is to make room for the larger screenshots. cb4.5 is optimized for 1024x768 resolution or higher, since people no longer use 800x600 (which was what cb4 was optimized for). granted, i didnt realize when i was designing cb 4.5 that many of you have cb windowed, which is why we have this problem now.

so, heres the deal. im running a script thats automagically updating the layout thumbnails as i type. check out the layout section and see if you still dont like it. ill port the nighttime and mocha and latte in the next few days. after you try that and you still really really dont like the fatter cb and would much rather prefer that we go back, what ill do then is make a "thin" version, where ill just have to reshrink the thumbnails (outside cb) via css at the expense of making it look choppy (since the image is larger than what its made to fit into). that way everyone's happy.



QUOTE(Aberisk @ Nov 12 2008, 07:45 PM) *
I know this is irrelevant but why does the favicon look like a l or d? Just curious :]

oh, its supposed to be "cb" italicized, but i can see why someone can be confused. when i finish everything, ill work on another icon.



QUOTE(Tomates @ Nov 12 2008, 09:11 PM) *
i just want to add one more thing,
I thought the old look looked more professional, this one not so much.

i suppose its relative. cb4 was boxy, and although it didnt use any tables, the boxiness gave an effect that it did so, which gave me an impression that it was outdated.



QUOTE(misoshiru @ Nov 12 2008, 09:37 PM) *
haha dnw is do not want. It's just a little too wide for my liking. It kind of makes text look like it goes horizontally forever. I might be in Boston this weekend.

oh? what will you be doing here? ill pm you my number, if youre free call me. =)



QUOTE(fainaru @ Nov 12 2008, 09:54 PM) *
Aw :( I was a bit taken back checking cB today, (with the big layouts popping out at me). I really loved the old version, but I can understand where you're coming from for this new look (especially the navigation, there is some what of a GoogleAds disguise no?) )

hmm i didnt think about that. ill need to check with google about that, but the ads being so close is intentional (as hated as it might be).



QUOTE(Blaqheartedstar @ Nov 12 2008, 10:49 PM) *
no the image in the layouts. The one thats used as a default image filler for the myspace layouts. Thats what i meant. Sorry to confuse you on that. And i totally didn't notice the added section the top nav. Great that its up there now. I have to say i really go agree that its a little too wide. maybe from 770px to 870? I think that 770px to 960px is far too much.

and the box nav was pretty awesome in fact it was the best feature of the last CB. it was also easier to spot. now we can accidentally end up clicking the add instead.
The search bar being under the account nav, same with the submit button, just looks weird being soo close to the rest of the links.

I like the wider screenshots, hopefully that can be fixed to look more clear.

The layout/graphic info was ok the way it was, under the ad, instead of on top.

would it be possible to box in some of the layers? like add a background color like before. Instead of all that white. I think thats whats putting people off.

oh hmm, im still confused. =( there is no filler myspace layout image.

i decided to do away with the boxes, since when im adding new sections ill have to recalculate the width to make sure everything will still fit.

the screenshots are automatically being replaced as i type.

ok. what ill try adding some colors to the navbar and see. you know, cb4.5 is very similar to cb3 and cb2, which is interesting because when i launched cb4, everyone hated it because it looked so different. and now people are wanting it back. =(




QUOTE(Spencer @ Nov 13 2008, 12:28 AM) *
This layout looks messed up on FF, the search bar is under layouts and graphics

oh can you give me a screenshot?
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 01:19 AM
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QUOTE(fameONE @ Nov 13 2008, 12:58 AM) *
Once the kinks get worked out, I think it will look pretty good.

Would it be appropriate to change the font for the entire site, just to bring something else fresh to the table?

what would you suggest?
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 01:20 AM
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post Nov 13 2008, 01:21 AM
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^ oh... fit refresh. cb is wider now.
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 01:23 AM
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oh it works now, lol

damn, cb got fat
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 01:25 AM
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I could not care any less about the thumbnails, so a thin version would be lovely.
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 06:23 AM
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the colors are nice...but white looks too plain, maybe you could change that ?
and yea I hate the ad below the menu you know =]

and also, u could try making something like a button that takes us back to the old version ? just a suggestion :)
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 07:03 AM
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Dude cB just got obese.
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 12:05 PM
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QUOTE(Spencer @ Nov 12 2008, 10:23 PM) *
damn, cb got fat

More like the Freshman 15.

And wtf BLABLA, from your screenshot you have those "boxes" on the menu/navigation at the top. Those boxes have been gone since yesterday morning for me, so how are you still able to see those at that time when I couldn't? I thought cB was messed up since I was too lazy to read this topic, haha.
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 12:44 PM
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QUOTE(Deetard @ Nov 12 2008, 04:07 PM) *
even then, the dropdown menus will cover it. on top of that, the dropdowns seem out of place with the stretch of the board. center it or something.
did not answer.
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 01:29 PM
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QUOTE(micron @ Nov 13 2008, 01:18 AM) *
i suppose its relative. cb4 was boxy, and although it didnt use any tables, the boxiness gave an effect that it did so, which gave me an impression that it was outdated.

I think the boxyness of it made it more organized in my opinion. This new one seems more downgraded-ish. Its like the layouts swapped and this one should be 4 and the last one would be 4.5
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 04:26 PM
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QUOTE(Tomates @ Nov 13 2008, 01:29 PM) *
I think the boxyness of it made it more organized in my opinion. This new one seems more downgraded-ish. Its like the layouts swapped and this one should be 4 and the last one would be 4.5

I agree, seems like cb went back in time in design, kind of.
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 05:57 PM
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i preferred the old favicon :(

i dont understand, i think more people would want wordpress than hi5?

there arent any huge changes that i care too much about. but finally some fixes, i guess :D
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 07:08 PM
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Odd as it is, the only change I like is the width change, but that's really only because I have a 9-inch screen and feel like a page is finally maximized for me, but I would HATE to have a horizontal scroll-bar.

That said, I do think cB took a small step back if the goal was the professional look. I don't like the underlines on the navigation at the top, and much preffered the shaded-box style of the previous layout.

But! And I really hope this doesn't come off as a oh-I-should-say-something-nice-because-I'm-afraid-to-offend (do people still think that of posts?) comment, but I am glad for the nighttime skin. Unless, of course, it's always been around in this version and I...never noticed.
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 07:13 PM
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QUOTE(HakunaMatata @ Nov 13 2008, 07:08 PM) *
Unless, of course, it's always been around in this version and I...never noticed.
Ha ha, it's been around for a while (including the Mocha style).



lol all the cb profiles got raped
 
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post Nov 13 2008, 07:18 PM
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:[] How many options have there been?
 

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