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New Layout.. (move if in wrong place)

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Luc of Legends, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. Luc of Legends

    Luc of Legends Seasoned Veteran
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    I just had to say it.....I love the layout.. hate the color scheme. I going to have see if there is more than one color scheme..

    The layout is smooth, easy to find things and I really like it. Can't wait to see more changes.

    Luc
     
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  2. Captn Norrington

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    Right now, the only color scheme options available are "Blue Steel" which is what this new one is called, and UO Classic. However, UO Classic will be going away due to issues maintaining it. On the bright side, new options will be added soon :)
     
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  3. Luc of Legends

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    Yeah!! Maybe a purple color scheme :D of course some of my color scheme during Web design class were blinding :D
     
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  4. Zosimus

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    Go with black and yellow
     
  5. Luc of Legends

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    Less Black actually for me.. No invun blue please. hehe :D Could you see that a whole webpage done in Invun blue.. oh my eyes.
     
  6. Zosimus

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    Steelers fan here! No other colors rules unless its Alabama.
     
  7. Captn Norrington

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  8. Zosimus

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    I don't want to clicky anymore links. :p

    My sleep is all messed up since I came back to the states.

    Word of caution...... Just don't celebrate the 4th of July in London. Nah the peeps there was great just got a few odd stares but then I heard something about a crazy American lol Life is good.
     
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  9. Ron Bron

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    I'm pretty sure when you are in London it's called Treason Day :)

    'Merica!
     
  10. Zosimus

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    I was there for a month. Made a short trip back for a doctors appointment and flew back over. Talk about double jet lag.


    Oh btw I am having an issue with my password on the Ravenat site. It never remembers them
     
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  11. Seelendolch

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    Wow, really different to the old site, my immediate reaction is "looks great" nice work stratics team!
     
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  12. Ron Bron

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    Okay I'll have a look over there. We are going to renovate Ravenant using Stratics as the template after we've completed another round of improvements here.
     
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  13. Tanivar

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    This is showing the large avatars again, can you please offer a page design that doesn't? Someone used to have an animated Tasmanian devil avatar that would set off a migraine headache if I even scrolled quickly past it. Not a scene I want to go through again. Petra and the old Stratics crew turned up a page design that didn't show the animation. There may be a note on my Stratics account with further info on what they did.
     
  14. Vor

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    If you use adblock Tanivar, you could right click and "block element" that specific avatar till Stratics can solve the issue for you.
     
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    http://stratics.com/forums/stratics-suggestions-and-ideas.1008/ If you have ideas please post them in that forum. We really do want to know, and doing that helps keep them from getting lost. We already have a whole list of things we're going to experiment with in our test environment as far as styles, we're going to see what works and what does, and then look at how we want to offer them up.
     
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  16. GarthGrey

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    I don't care for it. It's similar to how it used to be in the past. It's laggy, slow to respond, and if when my cursor gets anywhere near the Homes Forums Resources area, the drop downs appear on their own and get stuck....don't like it, sorry.
     
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    Please give old fogies like me a break and don't make Stratics "Classic" go away... I hate change... :sad3:
     
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  18. Vor

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    I don't dislike the style. But I've got to agree with some of your comments. It's extremely slow to load on my Galaxy Note 4.

    There is a slight lag while I'm typing this on my PC too.
     
  19. Captn Norrington

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    Unfortunately it isn't something that can be fixed according to what I've been told, it going away has nothing to do with Stratics itself, it's an issue with Xenforo (the template the forums use) no longer supporting it. So, that means every single time something on UO classic breaks, instead of the actual Xenforo people fixing or upgrading it like they do for the other themes, one of the admins would have to manually dive into the code every time hoping to find what broke, and then hope they know how to fix it without breaking other things. When stuff would break every time anything on the forums changed, that would get extremely tiresome for the admins. Basically, UO Classic is going to fall apart and destroy itself no matter what we do.
     
  20. Tjalle

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    So what exactly is it that changed? I don´t see it...
     
  21. Captn Norrington

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    The color and the layout. Old color was black with yellow highlights, now its black on a metallic blue looking background with yellow highlights.

    Also, the layout changed. before you would press "general, trade forums, dev forums" etc. on a menu going side to side, now they are all listed going downwards, with collapsible boxes to open each section.

    If you look at the top right of the screen while scrolling down it will say a number too, on my post it should say 21/21, that means you are looking at the 21st post in a thread with 21 total posts. Makes it easier to see what post your on and how many are left.

    Things switched sides too, the sidebar and search bar used to be on the right of the screen, and are now on the left.
     
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    The issue with UO Classic is a little deeper than that, when it was created Xenforo was a very new piece of Forum Software, just recently out of Beta. Xenforo is getting close to it's 2.0 release and when that happens there will be changes in the default Xenforo forum theme, which UO Classic is built on that will likely break as that base framework will be gone.

    So yes, UO Classic is here for now, but we are going to have to look for a replacement that will be easily upgradeable for the future if we want to be able to continue to update our forum software to minimize the risk of bugs, and exploitable code.
     
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    I like the colors - I had Quark black before and I still have black forums, is that going to stay like that? I like it, hate to lose that, easy to read.
     
  24. Tjalle

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    Ah, I had to switch to the Stratics Blue Steele style to see what you meant, Captn.
    Think I´ll stick with UO Classic as I´m not fond of dark pages.
     
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    Glad to hear. Blue Steel is actually based on an updated version of Quark.
     
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    We need some Change Management courses for UO and Stratics. LOL
     
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  27. Miri of Sonoma

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    I like the blue steel. It is easy on the eyes. But I don't see any collapsible lists to go to other forums (Shards for example)
     
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  28. Captn Norrington

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    Near the top of the screen, next to the search bar, press the button that looks like a house. Then on the same line where it says "General, trade forums, etc. all the way on the other side of the line is a "minus" symbol. click it and the category collapses.
     
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    Thank you Captain :)
     
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    My only complaint is that my Staff Alumnus banner went poof. :p
     
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  31. Zosimus

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    Omgooses! I never noticed mine was gone until I saw this.


    Ok to whoever messed that up...

    I am prescribing a penetrating mean gaze to all alumnus who has lost their banners to ....ummmmm..lets blame it on Nexus! Ok now start staring. :p
     
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    Don't look at me I don't have permissions to do it.. **coughs** Oscar **coughs**
     
  33. Assia Penryn

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    :sad2: That sucks. I liked the banner too.
     
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