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Site Redesign

Posted 15-03-2012 at 10:23 by ben

For the first time in 6 years, the FIAT Forum gets a redesign

Thanks to @ThisBitterPill for designing the most amazing header and for putting up with all my little amendments - you rock sir!

I wanted to move away from a totally blue design and make everything look a bit more fun - which hopefully we've achieved, with lots and lots of orange!

Most of the design used new file names, however a few image files stayed the same, so when you are on the front page - do a hard refresh (CTRL + F5) to make sure you are up to date (just a few things like the sort icons, and minimize windows)

Tested on the most common browsers and should be ok for everyone - but if you find any issues, please let me know!

A few things have moved around - your personal menu is now accessible by clicking your username in the grey header bar, notifications are the blue number next to that - and private messages have been split off into the green one next to that.

Apart from that, should be easy enough to follow - nJoy!
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    Shadeyman's Avatar
    Looks great Ben ...
    Posted 15-03-2012 at 10:24 by Shadeyman Shadeyman is offline
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    firstcar-Y10's Avatar
    bit of a surprise this morning, looks great.
    Posted 15-03-2012 at 10:51 by firstcar-Y10 firstcar-Y10 is offline
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    Palmerino's Avatar
    Brightened up my morning for sure!
    Posted 15-03-2012 at 11:13 by Palmerino Palmerino is offline
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    The new design looks great !
    Posted 15-03-2012 at 12:46 by tomanderson91 tomanderson91 is offline
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    dave's Avatar
    that top picture only for today i hope?

    its missing
    Posted 15-03-2012 at 14:37 by dave dave is offline
    Updated 15-03-2012 at 14:38 by dave
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    r.i.c.h.'s Avatar
    looked strange at first, but i like it!
    Posted 15-03-2012 at 15:09 by r.i.c.h. r.i.c.h. is offline
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    Freebo's Avatar
    Posted 15-03-2012 at 15:16 by Freebo Freebo is offline
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    Palio's Avatar
    Like the header. Struggling with the orange next to blue - it's clashing and making the site difficult to read. This page is ok as there's not much of the 2 colours together, but the main pages I use are a different matter.

    Probably just my eyesight, but I'm not finding it a happy combination. Sorry for the -ve after all the hard work.
    Posted 15-03-2012 at 19:20 by Palio Palio is offline
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    Kier's Avatar
    I like it. One thing I would like, if possible, is to make the banner a link back to the index page. Just me being lazy looking for the right link lol.
    Posted 15-03-2012 at 21:57 by Kier Kier is offline
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    Rawb's Avatar
    With all the work put in is it wrong of me to hate it? I suppose so, but some things just don't need changing..
    Posted 15-03-2012 at 23:53 by Rawb Rawb is offline
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    slugworth1987's Avatar
    dont like change :-p
    Posted 16-03-2012 at 00:28 by slugworth1987 slugworth1987 is offline
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    Palio's Avatar
    Phew not only me! Checked on the RNIB guidelines in case I needed to go to Specsavers (the site's still giving me a headache) and they said "Care must be taken with complimentary colours for example orange and blue of similar lightness, as they can appear to be jarring." @ben Maybe worthy of consideration?
    Posted 16-03-2012 at 08:38 by Palio Palio is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    @Palio - what's RNIB?
    Posted 16-03-2012 at 11:28 by ben ben is offline
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    Palio's Avatar
    @ben - sorry Ben, Royal National Institute of the Blind. I don't make a habit of reading their website but I was trying to work out if it was only me with a problem with these colours - did a search and up popped their site. Maybe everyone else likes the blue & orange in which case I'll get me coat (another idea - - a "I'll get me coat smilie"!!)
    Posted 16-03-2012 at 17:36 by Palio Palio is offline
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    ysidfa's Avatar
    I dont like
    Posted 16-03-2012 at 19:05 by ysidfa ysidfa is offline
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    Really like the new design and defo loads better than what it used to be....MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT
    Posted 16-03-2012 at 19:28 by andys cinq andys cinq is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    @Kier you can either click the little house icon, or the ff icon at the top in the header bar
    Posted 17-03-2012 at 19:56 by ben ben is offline
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    dave's Avatar
    that thing that makes the op posts show a different colour in threads isnt working for me on forum, but it is in this blog
    Posted 17-03-2012 at 23:46 by dave dave is offline
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    ben's Avatar
    @dave - it's very subtle now. The first post and all further posts by that person are all the same colour.

    I was experimenting with others, but nothing seemed to fit in properly.

    OP posts are slightly darker now.
    Posted 18-03-2012 at 18:16 by ben ben is offline
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    alexGS's Avatar
    I used to use 'Forums' on the links bar at the top, to get back to the forum list - I can't find 'Forums' now so don't know how?

    Also I typed blind for the first line of this post because it was obscured by a black bar having the Windows logo at the right-hand end. I'm using Safari on an iPhone. Gonna be a little harder to post if every first line is typed blind

    Posted 19-03-2012 at 12:06 by alexGS alexGS is offline