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LizardWarrior
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posted October 03, 2014 09:26 PM

The new format is too compressed and is too overloaded with text, it also hurts your eyes, the old one was much cleaner, plus there is a weird difference between the homepage and the rest of the forum.

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verriker
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posted October 03, 2014 09:27 PM
Edited by verriker at 21:29, 03 Oct 2014.

well come on now, I didn't offer a comment on modern web design standards because I'm nostalgic for 90's web design standards, that wouldn't make much sense lol

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I question the idea that adding 100 pixels of width to it would suddenly make it significantly less mobile friendly. Having said that, it is not my intention to support mobile devices.


that's a crying shame dude, you wouldn't believe the number of internet users who browse the web on mobile now in the year 2014
sorry you're not going to try and cater to that audience too, but good luck sincerely

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Stevie
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posted October 03, 2014 09:34 PM
Edited by Stevie at 21:35, 03 Oct 2014.

Ok. Non-HC users opinions weigh heavier than actual users. Dully noted. I don't know what your priorities or policies are, but don't make alienating the HC feel from its users one of them. I personally liked how it was, unique, in a good sense. Now, it looks like some cheezy blog with this fixed pixel format.

Sorry if we dampened your enthusiasm, but I think we all want what's best for HC. If you just want us to lie to you to feel comfortable or appreciated then that's ok, we can manage. But I thought being truthful even if it hurts a little is a higher form of appreciation.

That said, you could do whatever you like with what's your, regardless if we like it or not. But that would tell people something. You'd tell people something.

What will you say to us, Val?

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JoonasTo
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posted October 03, 2014 10:14 PM

LizardWarrior said:
The new format is too compressed and is too overloaded with text, it also hurts your eyes, the old one was much cleaner, plus there is a weird difference between the homepage and the rest of the forum.

This is basically how the homepage is for people not using widescreen monitors. It's very easy to read and see all the information with a glance compared to the wide view. The problem now are those wide empty spaces on the edges. Can't have so much unutilized space, even if the old style as only an illusion and actually worse.

Valid point on the difference though.
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Salamandre
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posted October 03, 2014 10:25 PM

Valeriy said:
Well I'm a bit surprised by the response and the negativity some of you expressed.


Personally I prefer the old (I have a television screen format for PC so it fitted perfectly, now is distorted), but didn't post any opinion because I have zoom plugin installed on Firefox, and with it at 170% I get exactly the old format layout. We can set it to custom (accordingly to specific sites) so it sets automatically to 170% when I enter HC, advice to everyone preferring the old: use it.

So no reason to complain. If you enjoy adding modifications which can be reverted by us using only a plugin or other firefox goodies, then no need of drama.

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mvassilev
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posted October 03, 2014 10:31 PM
Edited by mvassilev at 22:36, 03 Oct 2014.

Valeriy said:
Well I'm a bit surprised by the response and the negativity some of you expressed. It certainly has a dampening effect on my enthusiasm to do more.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
I also second everything Stevie said. It doesn't matter what someone from outside HC thinks, it matters what we users think, because we're the ones who are actually using HC. Having a preference for the old page we're used to is not a bias.

But I can't complain too much, since the old home page is still available. But the Heroes Community link at the top of the page still leads to the new front page, and that's how I usually go to the main page, so I'll have to interact with the eyesore of the new home page anyway.

Edit: I also don't like the spammy and irrelevant "HC Games" section.

I'm going to be blunt here, Val. Get this garbage off HC.
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artu
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posted October 03, 2014 10:32 PM
Edited by artu at 22:35, 03 Oct 2014.

Yes, same with Sal here, although, I dont use a plug-in and I do have a wide-screen monitor (standard 20-inch iMac), Firefox remembers the zoom settings for each site, that is, when I set HC to 133% zoom, it only opens HC with 133% zoom, nothing else. So, I got rid of the empty space that way, although the fonts appear a little big sometimes, naturally.


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fred79
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posted October 03, 2014 10:50 PM
Edited by fred79 at 00:34, 04 Oct 2014.

wow, a lot of hostility. what valeriy meant, was that an unbiased eye(read: non-hc individual) would be less susceptible to feel any visual change, therefore it would be less of a "shock", which would mean, less railing against any new changes.

i can get used to anything, valeriy; the only thing i would ask is that the big white bars were powder blue, or blue grey(whichever the "every other post color" is. just to take the strain off the eyes. with the way it is now, it's a high contrast transition between blank space and text.



edit: i just looked at the initial HC page again, and it looks better. do/did my eyes deceive me, or did the white dead space go bye-bye? did i only imagine them before?

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Salamandre
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posted October 03, 2014 11:01 PM

A good example are Nexus Forums, which use the format Valeriy proposes but offer a quality skin and contrasts between subforums layout and the surrounding area. Also less geometric so every area looks like filled at some point. (look at skin, it has gradual shadows)


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LizardWarrior
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Age of erwins is over
posted October 03, 2014 11:22 PM

The only thing HC really needs is H3 masterrace

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OhforfSake
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posted October 03, 2014 11:29 PM

I like that background.
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fred79
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posted October 04, 2014 12:09 AM
Edited by fred79 at 00:33, 04 Oct 2014.

ummm... THAT rocks my socks.

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TDL
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posted October 04, 2014 02:57 AM

Dat looks effin awesum

How hard would it really be to code selectable backgrounds for HC? Cause from my experience as a coder that is basically adding a line to the cookie and an input field to the profile (one more table+field in db)...
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Corribus
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posted October 04, 2014 05:16 AM

Honestly, it's all the same to me. I just wish there was a dark background option. It's easier on the eyes when reading in low light.
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kipshasz
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posted October 04, 2014 08:37 AM

what Corribus said. So why not use the skin our romanian friend proposed?

kneel before the H3 master race, filthy ubisoft peasants.
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Adrius
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posted October 04, 2014 09:16 AM

Lizzie for prez.

That does look amazingly easy on the eyes.
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Stevie
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posted October 04, 2014 10:38 AM

Borrowed VCMI website background.

Just sayin'

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Hayven
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posted October 04, 2014 10:52 AM

The H3 style looks great. However, I have wide screen, too so the homepage has lots of blanc space. Useless IMO. I liked the previous version pretty more, especially because I see no changes at all
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Orzie
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posted October 04, 2014 11:39 AM

Strangely enough, this topic isn't displayed for me properly after the site update.

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OhforfSake
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posted October 04, 2014 12:13 PM
Edited by OhforfSake at 12:24, 04 Oct 2014.

Orzie said:
Strangely enough, this topic isn't displayed for me properly after the site update.


In what way? If you're referring to the empty page, then it's an old bug present from before the update.

Edit: Forgot to add, the bug has occurred before when posts gets deleted.

I didn't reply to your next post, because I don't want to divert the thread.
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