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  1. Emperor Pan I

    Emperor Pan I Respected Member

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    alot of websites are designed like that nowadays. Specifily Gamespot/gamefaqs does just that, and the sides are often taken up by adds for games or other interesting images.
     
  2. kinkarso

    kinkarso ex-admin

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    The poll now works by the way, so go ahead and test it out ;).

    Any suggestions/comments on the design?

    Thank you,
    Donny
     
  3. TrongaMonga

    TrongaMonga Grumpy Old Grandpa

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    Well, the thread icon (the one you see in the forums) for threads where you posted and didn't post are the same, make hem different, and the top bar (second one, after search bar), either center the text there, or make it smaller, or add more text. That null space after 'About BF' sucks.

    Oh, and move the search bar a little bit down, its covering the Protoss face that way, ugly.
     
  4. kinkarso

    kinkarso ex-admin

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    Done, Done, and Done
     
  5. concrete_sox

    concrete_sox Premium Respected Member

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    wow this skin sucks balls look at the useless side with a dumb poll which i accidently voted not really and covered with dumb ads it covers half of the freaking screen
     
  6. concrete_sox

    concrete_sox Premium Respected Member

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    that than thats iots good
     
  7. TrongaMonga

    TrongaMonga Grumpy Old Grandpa

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    Cheers. One more thing, any way you can set the poll to show result all the times after you voted? I have to vote again (but it doesn't count, the 'you've already voted message' shows up) to see the result.
     
  8. x42bn6

    x42bn6 Retired Staff

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    /hates fixed layouts*
     
  9. kinkarso

    kinkarso ex-admin

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    I'll see what I can do. It's just that it would take more load time to check if you have voted already (it logs your IP address if you voted), so that might be a problem. It's set to save load time.

    If you'd rather have the old skin back, simply select it from the bottom style chooser. This is just here for those who would rather use this one.

    Thank you,
    Donny
     
  10. x42bn6

    x42bn6 Retired Staff

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    But I quite like this skin now that I have fast Internet and a reasonably fast computer, so liquid would be nice. :(*
     
  11. Arkillo

    Arkillo The best of both worlds

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    skins broken in threads like new picture thread.
     
  12. kinkarso

    kinkarso ex-admin

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    How's it broken in that thread? I don't see anything wrong...
     
  13. MacMan

    MacMan BattleForums Senior Member

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    This is very bad logic -- never impose a lack of functionality on your users. The skin is great, but x42 is correct in saying it needs a fluid version. I have 1440 horizontal pixels, and I'm stuck reading text in boxes that are 500 pixels wide. A 35% utilization of screen space? Come on, that's ridiculous. I could understand if this were 1997 and everyone was still using 640x480, but it's 2008 and there's really no reason not to have a fluid version.

    At the very least, get rid of the 200-pixel-wide side bar devoted solely to whether or not I'm "excited" for SC2. I can see you're planning on putting an ad there, but that's just going to be ugly. I suggest getting some robots to make ad posts after every OP or something, and then give premium users an option to ignore those ads.
     
  14. kinkarso

    kinkarso ex-admin

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    This can be done. However, with the horizontal images fixed, there will be quite a bit of editing before any real result is seen.
     
  15. RoaCh of DisCord

    RoaCh of DisCord Premium Member

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    I agree a fluid version would be nice..like x42, I hate fixed width skins as well. Well..not hate, but it's annoying. It's obviously no rush though, considering this skin IS functional.
     
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    Alright. Would you prefer a fluid version, or just have me remove the sidebar? Fluid version is also do-able, but will take significantly longer to complete.
     
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  18. RoaCh of DisCord

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    I think it looks ALOT better without the side-bar. <3