New Design Preview! - BattleForums v2.0!

Discussion in 'Forum News and Announcements' started by kinkarso, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. kinkarso

    kinkarso ex-admin

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    Hi,

    Alright, the long awaited BF 2.0 is 75% finished. I am still working (along with a couple of techy guys) on the portal page and how everything works.

    Anyways, here is a little preview of the design that will be used. It's basically a customized version of what max released:

    [​IMG]

    If you have any suggestions at all, now is the time to speak BEFORE I implant the design, so be sure to post them all here :).

    Thank you,
    Donny

    PS, I have a matching forum skin as well of course.

    TRY TWO:

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  2. concrete_sox

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    hell no not this thing again NO
     
  3. Galatia

    Galatia Retired Staff

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    Even though I welcome the addition of color, the banner is overloaded for my taste. And the logo is still weak.
     
  4. Metal Gear Flash

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    please get rid of those giant red smudge marks that are tying to act like blood
     
  5. RoaCh of DisCord

    RoaCh of DisCord Premium Member

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    I don't want to down the work, but I don't like the skin. I didn't like it before either. It just looks too rough, and poorly designed. Not to mention when we posted an image, the whole entire skin ****ed up. I like the logo though..atleast partially. The logo is a decent start..but the rest..meh. I don't like it.
     
  6. kinkarso

    kinkarso ex-admin

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    Have examples of sites that does have a great design for me to base it upon?

    Overall, I will be basically editing the upcoming skin based on that one. To be honest, I think the new one is a lot better than the current one. There's nothing special going on on this one :S.

    Thank you,
    Donny
     
  7. concrete_sox

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    we have grown 2 love this skin n u r gonna take it away donnace? to give us that thing?
     
  8. Wing Zero

    Wing Zero lol just as planned

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    Background images feels like a rush job imo
     
  9. Emperor Pan I

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    It is great, except for the fact the only problem BF doesn't seem to have is an abundance of people needing to constantly change the skin around.

    Whenever anyone seems to not be doing anything else, they work on a skin to distract from the fact all the other problems are unresolved.
     
  10. RoaCh of DisCord

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    Examples to base it on? I could try to find something..

    Personally though, I think the one we have now is better. This one isn't great, but when the one Max had made was added as the default, the majority of people hated it..so max got us this one. The old one had potential imo, but it felt extremely rough and unfinished. Maybe you can give it the polish it needs, though.

    Dunno if this helps, but the blue in the screenshot doesn't look very good (in my opinion). I know some people said it needed more color, but I don't think that color is it. It looks out of place. Just my opinion of course.

    Anywho..my suggestions:

    1)Don't make it so narrow. If it's too skinny, it looks bad.
    2)Make a better header..something simple yet still stands out.
    3)Make the color scheme better. The half light grey/blue half dark blue looks bad imo. Try to make it all flow better.
    4)fix the image issue if it hasn't been fixed. I know when people posted large images, it screwed up the entire skin.
     
  11. kinkarso

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    I will leave this skin as an option for you to choose once the new skin is up.

    The skin comes along with BF v2.0 (portal page, a contest, etc). There's a whole lot going on other than skin development.

    1)What's skinny?
    2)What should be changed in the header?
    3)What would you prefer? Black? Something dark?
    4)There's a mod for that that auto resizes all images that are too large for the skin. That will be handled.

    Thank you,
    Donny
     
  12. Arkillo

    Arkillo The best of both worlds

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    I saw the working version of a lower one of this (didn't have the banner done, and a few things are different), and trust me it's much better than the current version.

    It might not seem like it from just looking at it, but once you actually use it, you'll like it.
     
  13. RoaCh of DisCord

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    Well I guess that's subjective...and also depends on desktop resolution. It's also hard to tell from a screenshot. I just think alot of skin designs waste too much space. I prefer a fluid skin (one that's 100% width) but that's just me. If you center it, I guess I just suggest to not make it look so thin. That I think, can be easily adjusted.

    Uhh..I'm not sure. The blood looks strange and out of place. I think that doesn't work well, atleast with how it is right now. I'm not sure what else, but it looks "weak' as galatia said. I do like the background, but the header just seems so empty. I'm not really sure what to add to it, though..

    I personally like the colors of the boxes on the left (the darker ones). I'm not sure why the others were changed to that grey/blue. I just think you should stick with making the boxes on the portal all one color (whatever color that may be).

    <3

    --

    btw, can we see a preview of the forum index? :butterfly

    -edit, so i got bored..

    Don't know if it's an improvement or not. and there's only so much you can do with a screenshot, and the borders are a bit messed up..but..

    [​IMG]

    but i do think the boxes should be similar in color and the header needs to be changed a bit.
     
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    Alright then! I'll get right to it. I probably won't be able to launch by New Years, but hopefully right after then.

    Thank you,
    Donny
     
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    I want 2 have sex with this skin
     
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    SCGhost ftw anyone?

    horrible job btw roach =P
     
  17. RoaCh of DisCord

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    Lawl. Thanks. Like I said, it's tough altering just a screenshot and making it look how you want. Although, I do think the colorscheme is a bit better. The logo and background were not part of my proposal. They were just there.

    Scghost was a good skin indeed.
     
  18. Ninja_Blue

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    That skin looks like it is making this forum biased to WoW more, and I have a certain distaste for WoW.

    Why not make a skin for each game? One for Diablo universe, one for SC universe, and one for the WarCraft universe.
     
  19. kinkarso

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    That might cost a bit of money. Custom skins aren't cheap.
     
  20. Amantis

    Amantis Can you love such me?

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    Way too colourful with the splatter of blood. We're not selling images of Manhunt or Resident Evil (or are we?). I mean, understandably you'll want the top part to be as attractive as possible since it'll be the first thing people see, but maybe if the images are balanced out a little more?

    Of course, we need a better logo too. :)

    - Amantis