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Offline Jazza

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Big Forum Upgrade Completed
« on: June 26, 2011, 09:59:20 AM »
The big forum update has been completed, welcome to the new site. Please refer to the old thread of "Big Forum Update Soon" regarding what changes has been made.

I'll announce details of the icon competition in the coming days, if you find any problems please comment in this thread if they are cosmetic. If you can't login or you find any security issues (permissions etc.) please email us instead.

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Re: Big Forum Upgrade Completed
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 10:11:13 AM »
Looks fabulous...very easy on the eye...well done. ;D

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Re: Big Forum Upgrade Completed
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 10:18:37 AM »
Looks like the search engine spiders (MSN, Yahoo, Google) lunged at the site about a minute after I opened it again. Just a tad over zealous
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Re: Big Forum Upgrade Completed
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 10:23:28 AM »
Brilliant!


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Re: Big Forum Upgrade Completed
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2011, 11:42:06 AM »
Looks great J. Thank you so much!!!
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Re: Big Forum Upgrade Completed
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011, 01:32:14 PM »
Looks great, well done :)

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Re: Big Forum Upgrade Completed
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2011, 01:35:15 PM »
Looks pretty snazzy.  Just two things I don't like.

1. Input areas need better differentiation
2. clickable buttons (e.g. post, preview, spell check) could do with looking more like the 'REPLY' button....

Otherwise it has a very simple, clean and dark (yes!) feel that I like.

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Re: Big Forum Upgrade Completed
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2011, 02:39:10 PM »
For the input area, do you mean with quick reply? Would it be better if the Quick Reply input area had a border like the normal reply text input area?

I've made it look more like then normal reply text input area.
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Re: Big Forum Upgrade Completed
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2011, 02:47:37 PM »
Love the starlit feeling, the fan-shaped glow in the header suggests lightworkers to me. Brilliant! Such a smooth transition too.

I liked the view through the stone window from the old header, the new window image could be a bit bigger to show more detail as at this size to me it looks a little like Dr Who heading for the Tardis :D Not that that is necessarily a bad thing.

Very well done, worth being proud of Jazza and Christine!

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Re: Big Forum Upgrade Completed
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2011, 03:05:45 PM »
have only just logged in, looks good so far. Well done Jazza
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Re: Big Forum Upgrade Completed
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2011, 04:51:37 PM »
Sexy.
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Re: Big Forum Upgrade Completed
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2011, 05:11:04 PM »
Having the border is OK but the inside bit could perhaps be gray or something...

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Re: Big Forum Upgrade Completed
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2011, 05:52:38 PM »
Cool, thanks for the input Gary. J will take a look at that.

Yes the transition was brilliant. We think it all works lol.....

I didn't have much to do with it to be honest. It was all J.
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Re: Big Forum Upgrade Completed
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2011, 11:15:40 PM »
Very nice look guys.

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Re: Big Forum Upgrade Completed
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2011, 11:23:03 PM »
The Macs are much more reliable - and I started my career before PCs were invented!  BUT they are much more proprietary and that can cause issues if you like doing shady things like copying bought DVDs etc.  But in my job I couldn't afford to take that risk anyway so it's no loss LOL.

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