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Post by Standardshifter » Mon May 11, 2015 5:21 pm

Upgraded board, was long overdue...

Theme tweaks and page integration will be taking place over the next month or two, along with actual content on said pages.
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Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon May 11, 2015 7:20 pm

I liked our old 3-on-the-tree site.

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Post by theholycow » Mon May 11, 2015 7:42 pm

It'll definitely take some getting used to the new skin. Are there any options for switching skins? This one makes me feel like I'm at a scam google results site...the old one just felt like an aging forum.
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Post by six » Mon May 11, 2015 8:46 pm

The user information on the right side of posts just rubs me the wrong way. I've encountered no boards like that ever lol But, change is for the better, new software, new features, better security, right?
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Post by noob5,000,000 » Mon May 11, 2015 9:28 pm

The avatars and stuff on the right side is tripping me out.
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Post by Standardshifter » Mon May 11, 2015 9:35 pm

Just using the default theme for now. User info to the right is the latest best practice...same goes with nav on the right on many sites nowadays. Will dig into the structure shortly.

Biggest advantage is mobile-friendly along with compatibility with new modules.

Themes improvements and page integrations next.
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Post by Squint » Tue May 12, 2015 9:19 am

I was confused when I loaded the site. However, I thought it was because of my silly work computer + 3 gen back browser. Glad it's not just me. :lol:

I agree that the info on the right seems odd, though that's just because habit. This should also help us in the long run if it is more mobile friendly since Google changed their search policies to benefit sites with mobile versions.
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Post by RITmusic2k » Tue May 12, 2015 11:46 am

Weird. Wow. Weird.

I think I like it!

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Post by watkins » Tue May 12, 2015 8:39 pm

Oh god no!

I liked the simplicity of the old design. It was just easy to use.

I definitely dont like the user info on the right. I could probably live with the rest of it if not for that. We read from left to right. I like to see who is making a post before reading the post. Reading the right side then going back to the left is weird. I know the user info is at the top of the post as well, but I identify people by their avatar pictures more often than not.
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Post by AHTOXA » Tue May 12, 2015 8:57 pm

Uh, I'm so lost....
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Post by AHTOXA » Tue May 12, 2015 9:02 pm

Would we be able to get standardshift on Tapatalk any time soon? I rarely use a browser to get to any forums these days.
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Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue May 12, 2015 10:09 pm

noob5,000,000 wrote:The avatars and stuff on the right side is tripping me out.
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Post by Squint » Wed May 13, 2015 9:12 am

watkins wrote:Oh god no!

I liked the simplicity of the old design. It was just easy to use.

I definitely dont like the user info on the right. I could probably live with the rest of it if not for that. We read from left to right. I like to see who is making a post before reading the post. Reading the right side then going back to the left is weird. I know the user info is at the top of the post as well, but I identify people by their avatar pictures more often than not.
I use a combo of quick glance at the avatar plus the person's signature to notice who is posting without actually looking at the name.

SS did say theme improvements were still coming, perhaps things might change again. Though user info on the right is apparently best practice now...?
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Post by RITmusic2k » Wed May 13, 2015 2:00 pm

It does raise the question: why is info on the right considered best practice these days?

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Post by theholycow » Wed May 13, 2015 4:26 pm

I wondered that too and all that came to mind is that in a mobile view it might help to have main content on the left side so that you don't have to pan past metadata just to see it.
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