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New layout on the Forum

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:23 pm
by jarkko
We have updated the layout of The Forum. Let us know if you have any problems. (It may take some time to get used to the new design, but all functions are the same!)

If you for some reason prefer the old one, you may re-activate it. Just select your account (4th button from the right), then Profile ->Edit profile->board preferences->My board style.
Select "Prosilver" instead of the new "Latte".

Re: New layout on the Forum

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:31 pm
by musicmania
Someone has had a busy Sunday! I like seeing Leonard's autograph at the top of the page! The rest will take some getting used to while my eyes become accustomed to seeing Latte! :)

Re: New layout on the Forum

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:39 pm
by Laura
Oh my... I just had a total shock. We're not blue anymore!

Laura

Re: New layout on the Forum

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:23 pm
by sturgess66
Wow. You scared me, Jarkko! When I first clicked on - I thought the site had been totally hacked. :shock:
Anyway - it's looking good and seems to be working fine! 8)

Re: New layout on the Forum

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:44 pm
by jarkko
The Forum software has also been updated to the latest version by Rauli.
We can now offer various layouts that members can select individually; right now we have this new "Latte" but you also can go back to the old "Prosilver" (see the first message in this thread). If members don't like this Latte, we can test some others as well. Looking forward to your comments!

Re: New layout on the Forum

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:50 pm
by lizzytysh
Oh, dear... I was in the wrong place!
Okay... even though the monochromatic sepia tones [if I'm describing it correctly!] is probably more Leonard-like [his brown suits, et al... and I think of that one album cover with these tones and his face featured in an oval, maybe, similar to a mirror???], for me this is more difficult to read... and I've always loved LOVED the bright, fresh blues reminding me of the skies and the water of Hydra... and that is much easier for me to read [greater contrast between the print and the background. So, I'm happy that we have the option of switching back to it. I'll do that later, when I have more time.

Meanwhile, Leonard's signature shows up VERY well on this background.

So, looking forward to the new logo, as well :) !!!

Re: New layout on the Forum

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:51 pm
by holydove
At first, I thought there was something wrong with my computer! Fortunately, I soon noticed the "New layout" thread :) . It's an adjustment, but I think I like it - it has a nice soft, mellow effect that is pleasing to the eyes - so I think I'll stick with it. Nice work, Rauli & Jarkko, & thank you for your dedicated efforts in remodeling our lovely home!!

Re: New layout on the Forum

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:26 am
by Geoffrey
jarkko wrote:Looking forward to your comments!
congratulations jarkko
neat-looking site :-)

-g

Re: New layout on the Forum

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:41 am
by Maulwurf
H*ly Moly!

This will take some getting used to!

But it's okay.

Re: New layout on the Forum

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:13 am
by Goldin
It certainly will take some time to deal with Latte. I turned back to Prosilver (maybe because one of my nicknames literally means "silver"?) for now.

And even there we find some changes. "Quick links" are hidden in the corner and I already miss them.

But - what is amazing and makes me think this update really works - on the "Edit profile" page (ucp.php?i=ucp_profile&mode=profile_info) one can, in addition to some "old" messengers, list Skype and profiles in social networks.

So, thanks to Jarkko, it's becoming easier to find each other!

Please, don't skip this new opportunity, folks!!

Re: New layout on the Forum

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:20 am
by FOXWOOD
I keep changing between the two styles. I like the new layout better, but prefer the old colour scheme!
How's that for sitting on the fence?

Re: New layout on the Forum

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:22 am
by B4real
Last night when I checked the forum it had the same layout as now but without links to The Files or Speaking Cohen and Leonard's signature wasn't there. It was still the original blue colour. I guessed there were some changes happening and did wonder what I would find this morning. Now I know :)

It's easy to find everything but I feel like I'm in a different place after years of seeing blue. The natural colour tones do give an overall quieter and softer feeling to the forum. It's always interesting how colour affects the way we see things. I do like addition of LC's signature.

EDIT: I've just switched to Prosilver to see the differences and it is as I saw it last night. I think I'll switch back to Latte and give it a go for a while and then decide which I like.

@ holydove, you'll have to get an avatar or else go through life with a :?: mark hanging above your head/name ;-)

Re: New layout on the Forum

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:18 am
by holydove
B4real wrote:
@ holydove, you'll have to get an avatar or else go through life with a :?: mark hanging above your head/name ;-)
:lol: Bev, I did notice that this layout makes the absence of an avatar more obvious. I have nothing against question marks (life is pretty full of them. . .), & had thought I'd just leave it that way anyway; but now you got me thinking. . .& as I'm kind of technologically challenged in that area (I've never posted an avatar anywhere, so never learned how), you might get an email from me sometime soon, begging for instructions. . .

Re: New layout on the Forum

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:09 am
by rpan
I think it is very good, with that little menu icon you get everywhere now and overall a nice update. Managed to find all the functions I need. Many thanks.

Re: New layout on the Forum

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:31 am
by bogra
Congratulations, Jarkko! Looks very good and is very workable :-) Thanks for the hard work! Aad and Gery