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Cerebus
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#1 Posted on 11.8.05 1234.50
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Dear god, the new look over there is the WORST thing I've ever seen...

Any comments?
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#2 Posted on 11.8.05 1247.53
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Isn't that what gets said when every website gets redesigned though?
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#3 Posted on 11.8.05 1309.33
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Maybe it does... but I consider myself a fairly intelligent web surfer, and I gave up looking at this redesign.
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#4 Posted on 11.8.05 1517.35
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I can't remember a redesign I've hated recently. I find that usually site redesigns are for the better. But ow, my eyes! They hurt so bad! Is Widro actually intentionally trying to blind me?
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#5 Posted on 11.8.05 1608.50
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Blind you with white text on a black background? I'm not sure I follow.
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#6 Posted on 11.8.05 1810.03
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White text on a black background is hard to read. See this, for example:

http://library.albany.edu/imc/webdesign/page4.htm

It also throws my vision out of whack and makes me see all blurry for the rest of the day. That could be just me, but I'm guessing probably not. After all, you're straining your eyes, and eyestrain isn't good.
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#7 Posted on 11.8.05 1820.36
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ugh... widro
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#8 Posted on 11.8.05 2226.14
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I've seen worse.
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#9 Posted on 13.8.05 1203.57
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IIRC, the old 411wrestling had white on black, and I greatly preferred that to 411mania's various permutations.

IL, well, I like the look, if not the layout.
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#10 Posted on 13.8.05 1547.42
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Personally I prefer the dark background with the white lettering. Makes it easier for me to read. But that's just me.

I like the new setup, and would favor it over the old one, no matter what the color scheme was.

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#11 Posted on 14.8.05 0441.48
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I don't mind the color scheme so much, but I wish they would organize their reviews and articles a little better. Specifically, if they could be listed alphabetically, that would make it a lot more helpful if you're trying to find a review for a specific game or movie.

Although the image borders are ugly.
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#12 Posted on 15.8.05 1549.25
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Personally I prefer the dark background with the white lettering. Makes it easier for me to read. But that's just me.


I'm with you on that, for me it's a lot easier to read white on a black background.

That's why I select the "Pffft!" layout option when viewing this site in particular. It'd be interesting to see what layout style for The-W.com is most popular with registered users.

Edit - fixed. For some reason I originally read Stagger's post as saying that he preferred black lettering on white. *shrug*

(edited by Deputy Marshall on 16.8.05 1329)
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#13 Posted on 15.8.05 1636.22
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    Originally posted by Deputy Marshall
      Originally posted by StaggerLee
      Personally I prefer the dark background with the white lettering. Makes it easier for me to read. But that's just me.


    It's funny that yourself and others have brought that up. Myself, I've always found the complete opposite to be true, in that it's a lot easier for me to read white on a black background.

    That's why I select the "Pffft!" layout option when viewing this site in particular. It'd be interesting to see what layout style for The-W.com is most popular with registered users.
The one we force upon you after you register, naturally!

mysql> select skin,count(skin) from users group by skin;
+------+-------------+
| skin | count(skin) |
+------+-------------+
| 0 | 223 | // pffft!
| 1 | 50 | // Grayscale
| 2 | 40 | // Blues
| 3 | 30 | // Greens
| 4 | 2544 | // Shifty
| 5 | 15 | // ezboard
| 6 | 8 | // grey/burgundy
+------+-------------+
7 rows in set (0.03 sec)


We always meant to encourage the more enterprising folks out there to design their own skins and then give us the hex values to program into the board, but ... we kinda never put a page together to help people actually test out different colours and what not.

That last one is relatively new...I can't remember when Aaron put that one in. Those of you who like black text might like that one more than the good ol' ezboard scheme (which remains VASTLY underrated).


(edited by CRZ on 15.8.05 1636)
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#14 Posted on 15.8.05 1718.59
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Wasn't the grey/burgandy skin inspired by that whole Dangermouse/Grey Album thing? When everyone made their websites grey for one day or whatever?

edit: ah, here it is, Grey Tuesday: http://the-w.com/thread.php/id=18048

(edited by Battlezone on 15.8.05 1522)

(edited by Battlezone on 15.8.05 1523)
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#15 Posted on 15.8.05 1725.46
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lets get this thread back on track...

we should be bashing me and my site! cmon folks!
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#16 Posted on 15.8.05 1730.57
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    Originally posted by Battlezone
    Wasn't the grey/burgandy skin inspired by that whole Dangermouse/Grey Album thing? When everyone made their websites grey for one day or whatever?

    edit: ah, here it is, Grey Tuesday: http://the-w.com/thread.php/id=18048
Nope - this was loooooooooong after that. If I recall correctly, I think Guru wanted a more monochrome setup - or rather, one with black text (as opposed to the "Greyscale" setup, which was still white text).

    Originally posted by Widro
    lets get this thread back on track...

    we should be bashing me and my site! cmon folks!
Too busy to use capital letters and apostrophes - tsk, tsk.

When are you going to buy some more ads? We made a lot of money off those!
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#17 Posted on 16.8.05 0956.35
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    When are you going to buy some more ads? We made a lot of money off those!

Maybe he's saving the money to try and lure back the guy he seemingly pissed off

    Originally posted by Hyatte's blog
    Monday, August 15, 2005
    Hi,

    The Summer of Hyatte is on indefinite hyattus.

    In fact, I'm probably not coming back.

    Fuck Inside Pulse and fuck Widro. He can find someone else to be an asshole to.


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#18 Posted on 16.8.05 1053.28
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i dont think it comes as a surprise to anyone that hyatte didn't follow through on the summer of hyatte... good to see him post something for our 1 year anniversary... oh wait... he posted nothing... what a boon to the site!
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#19 Posted on 16.8.05 1113.07
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[Joey Styles' voice]

CATFIGHT!!!!

[/Joey Styles' voice]
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#20 Posted on 16.8.05 1143.26
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There were only 3 reasons I still went to IP and that was Hyatte, Eric S. and the Comics Nexus. With Hyatte gone and the turnover rate that is happening at the Nexus all that's left is Eric S. and he is now becoming as sporadic as Hyatte.

Plus as of this post, I can't even get into the site to see if Eric S. has decided to post this week or not.
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