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Site Redesign on Pets.ca

marko
September 9th, 2010, 03:19 PM
(This was also posted as an announcement)

Hi Members,

We have been redesigning the other sections of Pets.ca for the past bunch of months and we are finally really to roll out the new design. This redesign will not affect this forum directly, but it will affect all the other sections (articles, tips, etc.) on the site.

The new redesign should go live within the next 8-24 hours and then we'll open up this thread where issues can be reported.

We just wanted to give people a quick heads up that the redesign is coming shortly and we'll be tweaking things for the first couple of days .

Thanks everyone,

Marko
Admin

marko
September 10th, 2010, 03:28 AM
Hi members,

The new site redesign www.pets.ca (http://www.pets.ca) is live and we'll be tweaking it over the coming days.

If you have a moment feel free to take a look please fell free to comment in this thread.

Many Thanks!
Marko

mastifflover
September 10th, 2010, 10:35 AM
Wow I thought I was on the wrong site. Looks great I will let you know when I check it out further but it looks so much better. Good work I think you need to keep consistency so you will need to change the other pages to match the look of main page. Just in case you don't have enough work.:thumbs up:pawprint:

marko
September 10th, 2010, 10:44 AM
Wow I thought I was on the wrong site. Looks great I will let you know when I check it out further but it looks so much better. Good work I think you need to keep consistency so you will need to change the other pages to match the look of main page. Just in case you don't have enough work

thx for the comment! Yes indeed we will try to match this forum's look to the rest of the site shortly.

Any other comments?

thx!

marko

breeze
September 10th, 2010, 10:47 AM
the new look, looks great!!:thumbs up
just a question though when you go to the front page and then click on the forum it opens another page is this normal?? or is it just me :o

mastifflover
September 10th, 2010, 10:48 AM
No me too get two pages now

marko
September 10th, 2010, 10:51 AM
Thanks Breeze! I noticed that too just now.....and it's on the list of tweaks to fix.

many thanks!

BTW - If anyone doesn't like the new design for any reason, or is having problems with anything, we really want to know that as well. :goodvibes:

Thx!

Marko

cassiek
September 10th, 2010, 11:24 AM
Love the new look!

I initially had some issues trying to log in on the new home page, but I seem to be able to log into using the forum page no problem.

Really like the new layout! Great work! :thumbs up

ownedbycats
September 10th, 2010, 11:25 AM
I, too thought I was at the wrong site, checked my book marks, right adress. Wow! it really does look nice. Is there any way you can stick a tiny version of the old cat,dog,bird logo somewhere for a while, just until we adjust to the new look?

breeze
September 10th, 2010, 11:28 AM
the board is really lagging, and lagging when you want to post a reply it is taking forever it seems :(

is it cause of the tweaking marko??:fingerscr

breeze
September 10th, 2010, 11:33 AM
on the front page where it has the pets.ca forum activity, if you click on it the first time it does nothing, but if you click on it the second time it will bring you to the forum, even when your signed in.
same thing with the pet blog.

marko
September 10th, 2010, 11:52 AM
Thanks for these observations! Please continue :)
I am not the one coding this but i will pass all this on to them.

many thx!

breeze
September 10th, 2010, 11:55 AM
you can watch the featured video, but on the bottom botton of the video "watch more videos
I don't have access I get a notice..

not sure if it applies to anyone else.

marko
September 10th, 2010, 11:59 AM
Copied this merged posts from closed thread http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=72519 so that all issues are in 1 place.

At 9:38 this morning I got that "server too busy" message again. Anyone else?

yup here too...trying to post to Brenda not to give up on what she does so well but................

I got it too.

yup me too so far I got it about 5 times..

but I think it's cause Marko is "twiking the site for the new look

marko
September 10th, 2010, 12:08 PM
Just as an FYI, many elements were technically impossible to test in design phase, the site actually needed to be live. So we appreciate all your help testing this.

thx! Marko

marko
September 10th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Hi everyone,

We are aware of slowness issues and will be be keeping a close eye on things.

Feel free to report any problems right here in this thread.

Many Thx - marko

dmc123
September 10th, 2010, 04:05 PM
I like it! Looks great.

I found if you scroll down to the section titled Pets.ca Forum Activity and click the link there, it doesn't open in a new window :)

Diane

hazelrunpack
September 10th, 2010, 04:10 PM
I just tried to set up a page in the dog photos section of pets.ca and couldn't get logged in. Is that disabled right now till things get tweaked?

If not--it seems to want my forum logon, but when I go to home from the BB and try to start a page for the Pack, it logs be out of the BB and won't take my logon/passwd on the picture site. :shrug:

But I like the new look :thumbs up Very easy on the eyes! :D

cassiek
September 10th, 2010, 05:50 PM
I just tried to set up a page in the dog photos section of pets.ca and couldn't get logged in. Is that disabled right now till things get tweaked?

If not--it seems to want my forum logon, but when I go to home from the BB and try to start a page for the Pack, it logs be out of the BB and won't take my logon/passwd on the picture site. :shrug:

But I like the new look :thumbs up Very easy on the eyes! :D

I had a similiar problem hazel. I could not log in on the main home page, but I am able to log in if I click on "Forum"... hmmm. I'm sure some things just need tweaking. Looks great though!! :thumbs up

marko
September 10th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Yup still tweaking that section - Thanks for letting us know though! :)

marko
September 11th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Hi everyone!

We are aware that the site is going through some issues and is somewhat wonky speedwise.

We are doing optimization tests this weekend and we should be able to solve these issues and get the site stable over the next couple of days.

Thanks for your patience everyone! :goodvibes:

Marko

marko
September 12th, 2010, 01:34 AM
Hi members!

Some optimizations were made today to the site and for the last few hours the site and forum seem faster. Can other members chime in on whether this is true for you?

Thx!
marko

breeze
September 12th, 2010, 08:18 AM
the site is much faster this morning Marko for me. :thumbs up
I'm using firefox.

breeze
September 12th, 2010, 03:19 PM
hey marko

since this morning, the site seems to "freeze" on the home page.
:(

Dee-O-Gee
September 12th, 2010, 04:27 PM
When I logged in last night, I too thought I was another site. It was a little laggy last evening but appears to be fine today.

Personally, I like it opening in another tab cause you can go back to the first tab an read up on the home page. :shrug:

All in all, it looks great Marko. :thumbs up

Dee-O-Gee
September 12th, 2010, 04:31 PM
On another note, when you log into the home page on the top left side (My Pets), it displays My Pets profile along with the last time you logged in.

Currently it is displaying "You last logged in Sunday, September 12th 2010 at 8:27pm" The time now is 4:30 p.m. Are we in a different time zone and is there a log off feature from the home page My Pets profile? :shrug:

marko
September 15th, 2010, 09:49 AM
Just wanted to report, that we are still optimizing stuff and are making good progress.

Thx - Marko

aslan
September 15th, 2010, 09:52 AM
thanks Marko,,,it was lagging really bad lastnight but it's all zippy canoe again today.:thumbs up

pbpatti
September 15th, 2010, 11:14 AM
Marko, just wanted to let you know that I think the new "look" is really great. Thanks for all the hard work involved in making this a wonderful forum for us pet lovers. patti

Frenchy
September 15th, 2010, 11:51 AM
It lags for me once in a while but no biggie :) the new front page looks great btw , I think it will be easier for newbies to look for infos. :thumbs up

marko
September 15th, 2010, 12:10 PM
Thanks again for the comments and please continue to report problems. :)

Just as an FYI, once we finish the optimization and bug squashing, we will likely 'reskin' this forum so that its look matches the rest of the site.

Thx!

Marko

rainbow
September 16th, 2010, 03:25 PM
I love the new look and great choice of colours as well. :thumbs up

Looking forward to the new colours in the forum. :cloud9:

Will the forum be shut down while you are doing the upgrading there? :)

marko
September 17th, 2010, 11:32 AM
I love the new look and great choice of colours as well. :thumbs up

Looking forward to the new colours in the forum. :cloud9:

Will the forum be shut down while you are doing the upgrading there? :)


Thx RB!
Nope, i do believe the forum will stay open while the forum colours will be updated.

Thanks!
marko

rainbow
September 17th, 2010, 02:27 PM
WHEW ......that's good news. :D :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
September 19th, 2010, 10:16 PM
I'm still getting significant lag, Marko--both on IE (it actually froze and I had to go into task manager to end task) and Firefox (not quite as severe--usually, just refreshing the page it fixes the problem). I don't notice the same lag on other sites :shrug:

marko
September 20th, 2010, 10:14 AM
Thx for that note HRP!
How often does it happen, and the NEXT time it happens, can you record the day, time and your timezone?

many thx!

marko

breeze
September 20th, 2010, 10:42 AM
hey marko.
for me it happens almost every day if I log on to the front page.
especialy around 3-7pm..

if I save the site with just the forum I'm fine but not if I save the site with the front page.

marko
September 20th, 2010, 04:04 PM
thanks breeze! I'll check to see what's going on at that time.

Thx!
Marko

hazelrunpack
September 20th, 2010, 07:37 PM
How often does it happen, and the NEXT time it happens, can you record the day, time and your timezone?

Yep, I'll try to remember, anyhow :o

It hasn't happened today, yet :thumbs up

marko
September 21st, 2010, 01:24 PM
Just as an FYI forum colours are likely to change within 24 hours.

Thx! Marko

rainbow
September 21st, 2010, 03:00 PM
Just as an FYI forum colours are likely to change within 24 hours.

Thx! Marko


Looking forward to it. :goodvibes:

hazelrunpack
September 21st, 2010, 05:12 PM
Ooooooo! madame hazel is trippin' in brown! :eek: :D

quincymycat
September 21st, 2010, 05:32 PM
Ooooooo! madame hazel is trippin' in brown! :eek: :D

Just don't fall in it madame!!!! :laughing:

dmc123
September 21st, 2010, 05:34 PM
This looks really nice, Marko - good job!

Diane

marko
September 21st, 2010, 05:52 PM
Thanks for the comments on this new forum look which now matches the rest of the site. :)

All comments/issues should be reported in this very thread.

many thx!

Marko

rainbow
September 21st, 2010, 06:38 PM
Ooooooo! madame hazel is trippin' in brown! :eek: :D

Just don't fall in it madame!!!! :laughing:


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Good one qmc :D

rainbow
September 21st, 2010, 06:43 PM
Okay, I'll be the first to say that I don't like it. :o

I was hoping that more blue/green would be used as all the brown is very hard on my eyes. :eek:

The background colour is fine but is it alot of trouble to change the browns to blue/green? :cloud9:

aslan
September 21st, 2010, 06:53 PM
Okay, I'll be the first to say that I don't like it. :o

I was hoping that more blue/green would be used as all the brown is very hard on my eyes. :eek:

The background colour is fine but is it alot of trouble to change the browns to blue/green? :cloud9:

sorry to say Marko but i have to agree with Rainbow,,this is really making me have to squint. i do like the brownish background but the rest looks kinda washed out now.:(

luckypenny
September 21st, 2010, 07:18 PM
That's the first thing I thought too, it's really hard on the eyes. Although I love the color, I can't look at the screen for longer than a few minutes before I have to look away :shrug:.

dmc123
September 21st, 2010, 07:27 PM
Now I like the color scheme, very kind to the eyes....and different from so many other sites out there.

My roomie said she liked it too...

Diane

dmc123
September 21st, 2010, 07:29 PM
Can the "post reply", "edit" and "quote" buttons also be in the brown scheme?

They stick out, LOL

Diane

hazelrunpack
September 21st, 2010, 07:36 PM
Oy, the brown is starting to give me a headache. Not sure if it's the color or the lack of contrast with the standard post font, but the font looks smaller and is harder to read, too. :o

hazelrunpack
September 21st, 2010, 08:13 PM
Marko--pp 35 and 36 in the TJT--experiments with fonts and colors. :D If you're totally tied into the brown theme, some colors (like navy) "read" better than others.

aslan
September 21st, 2010, 08:16 PM
looks better like this tho marko....oh and we've also discussed our plastic surgery bill being covered due to new frown lines occurring.:D

JennieV
September 21st, 2010, 08:23 PM
uhm... why the colour of sudden baby surprise? :shrug: I dont like it... very hard for me to read.. :(
if there were maybe options? to choose your preferred skin theme?:shrug:
my:2cents:

Frenchy
September 21st, 2010, 08:27 PM
Same here , very hard to read :(

http://bestsmileys.com/geek/1.gif

:p

hazelrunpack
September 21st, 2010, 08:29 PM
sudden baby surprise?

:o :eeew:

:laughing:

JennieV
September 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
sorry Hazel, by that I mean of course elegantness of this greyish-brownish hue...:laughing:

hazelrunpack
September 21st, 2010, 08:44 PM
I think it's just all the brown bars that are overwhelming. If I go to the home page with the featured article, I find it much easier to read. I think it's all the spots of color in the header bars that break up the page...

breeze
September 21st, 2010, 08:54 PM
is there a way to tone down the white background?? maybe then it won't be so hard to read??

also when I logged on tonight the forum froze, not for long but still froze on firefox :o

hazelrunpack
September 21st, 2010, 09:27 PM
Thx for that note HRP!
How often does it happen, and the NEXT time it happens, can you record the day, time and your timezone?

many thx!

marko
2024 CDT -- lag while trying to change pages...but maybe someone is 'tweaking'? :o

mastifflover
September 21st, 2010, 09:29 PM
Marko there is too much white if you toned the white with a little of the taupe it would reduce the brightness. But I think what it really needs also is a bit of pop lile a hit of orange. Also the blue box has got to go. But I like the taupe it just needs tweaking. But it is looking good and thanks for asking for our input. Even though you know we would give it anyhow

Frenchy
September 21st, 2010, 09:48 PM
Even though you know we would give it anyhow

:laughing:

rainbow
September 22nd, 2010, 12:09 AM
Well I'm sure glad lots of members feel the same way I do. :D

I logged on earlier and read 4 pages of the tjt to get caught up and then had to log off cuz my eyes were so crossed. :frustrated:

Marko, if it's not possible to change the two shades of brown bars to blue/green then would we be able to go back to the previous colours in the forum? :o

marko
September 22nd, 2010, 12:33 AM
So members - tell us how you really feel :D

Ok, let me have a talk with the designer dude....this colour design took a quite a few hours to do. When we first saw it, Both Dave and i thought it looked great :shrug:
At the very least in the short term we can change the main text colour...

Thx for the comments!
Marko

rainbow
September 22nd, 2010, 01:42 AM
So, Marko, are you sorry now that you asked for our thoughts? :D

If you and Dave were like some of us that read and post here (for a lot longer than I care to admit) then you'd see how hard it is on the eyes. :o

And, also the type size seems to be smaller than before or else my age is really showing. :laughing:

I'm sorry you and Dave already spent so much time on this but we really do appreciate how hard you try to please us. :grouphug:

mastifflover
September 22nd, 2010, 08:06 AM
I agree us old folks need a larger font. I still like the brown it is the bright white background that is so hard on our eyes Good thing we are not opinionated.

ancientgirl
September 22nd, 2010, 08:27 AM
Oh wow, I just opened the site this morning and I love the colors!

Winston
September 22nd, 2010, 09:06 AM
You know I like the color scheme but I am tending to think its a tad hard on the eyes for some reason?? I am sure you and Dave will come up with something!

Great work so far Marko!

Frenchy
September 22nd, 2010, 09:42 AM
S
At the very least in the short term we can change the main text colour...



That is my only concern , the text colour and also , it seems smaller ? So makes it hard to read.

But I don't have a problem with the brown and the beige background.

bendyfoot
September 22nd, 2010, 10:48 AM
I agree...I love the colour scheme but find the text a teeny bit hard to read...it does seem smaller

Frenchy
September 22nd, 2010, 10:54 AM
TeriM mentioned in the TJT how to make the writing bigger ... I have mozilla and went to the "view" option on top , clicked on it and zoomed in. I's much better now :thumbs up

Masha
September 22nd, 2010, 11:31 AM
I love the new color scheme. it looks very modern and classy. love it :)

Longblades
September 22nd, 2010, 01:11 PM
Are some of us seeing different colour schemes? In the main forum my backgrounds are light brown. I like the background but the brown type is hard to read.

It's only here, in my REPLY TO THREAD box, that I see a white background, surrounded by a grey box. With black type.

Masha
September 22nd, 2010, 01:18 PM
my background is pale grey/cream tone with brown font... i fid it very easy on the eyes :shrug:

14+kitties
September 22nd, 2010, 01:25 PM
I'm just finding the wording is smaller. But that is easily fixed. I just have to remember where. :D

rainbow
September 22nd, 2010, 02:01 PM
Are some of us seeing different colour schemes? In the main forum my backgrounds are light brown. I like the background but the brown type is hard to read.

It's only here, in my REPLY TO THREAD box, that I see a white background, surrounded by a grey box. With black type.


That's the way I see it too. :)

I could get used to the brown bars but still find the blue/green a much more calming/relaxing combo. :cloud9:

But definitely need to do something to improve the text. :fingerscr

rainbow
September 22nd, 2010, 02:50 PM
The biggest complainer is back again. :D

If we keep the brown can we just get rid of the green bar at the top? The blue one is fine as it ties in with the Post Reply, Edit and Quote buttons but the green bar just doesn't seem to fit in to me. :shrug:

Then if the text was changed to dark blue that would be even better. :thumbs up

I'll go away now. :D

hazelrunpack
September 22nd, 2010, 06:25 PM
But I like the green bar!!! I wish the bars were all green and blue...the dark brown is okay, but the mauve seems to be what's botherin' hazel's eyes... :o

Longblades
September 22nd, 2010, 06:41 PM
Mauve? What do you see in mauve? I might also call this lavendar or lilac. On the colour font choice it's called plum. I know monitors differ, but mauve?

aslan
September 22nd, 2010, 06:58 PM
Still kinda like this one the best tho...and gotta say i agree with the liking the green and blue...the browns just kinda look washed out

hazelrunpack
September 22nd, 2010, 07:12 PM
Mauve? What do you see in mauve? I might also call this lavendar or lilac. On the colour font choice it's called plum. I know monitors differ, but mauve?
LOL Okay, okay....so it's really not a purply-brown enough to qualify for a true mauve, but I'm referring to the mid-tone, mid-contrast tan/brown. I'm just trying to distinguish it somehow from the true brown. :p

I kinda like the lavender, too. :D

rainbow
September 22nd, 2010, 10:14 PM
Yikes ......you guys are really confusing Marko now. :D

Yes, I would prefer the blue/green theme much better but it seemed like I was out voted by other members ....so since I'm an easy person to get along with I could adapt to the brown but would really like the suggestions I made to go along with it if we did have to keep the brown theme. :fingerscr

And, Hazel. you need new glasses if you see mauve. :laughing:

hazelrunpack
September 22nd, 2010, 10:38 PM
I'd like green and blue bars...lavender...maybe even orange...or mauve. :p Just not so much mid-tone brown. :o

marko
September 23rd, 2010, 08:15 AM
Hi members,

Since there's so many differing opinions here, I'm going to let this sit till the end of this week so more people can give opinions.

Many thanks!
Marko

aslan
September 23rd, 2010, 09:13 AM
Hi members,

Since there's so many differing opinions here, I'm going to let this sit till the end of this week so more people can give opinions.

Many thanks!
Marko

marko could you atleast increase the font size before then?

Longblades
September 23rd, 2010, 12:36 PM
If we had only two choices, the old and the new, I prefer the old.

rainbow
September 23rd, 2010, 03:51 PM
Hi members,

Since there's so many differing opinions here, I'm going to let this sit till the end of this week so more people can give opinions.

Many thanks!
Marko


:laughing: I don't blame you Marko .....you definitely need a lot of patience trying to make a bunch of women happy. :D

JennieV
September 23rd, 2010, 04:21 PM
I also vote green/blue or the old.. I cant seem to be able to stay on pets frmore than a few minutes at a time, which truly sucks... My eyes are not happy at all with the current theme... :2cents:

diandpat
September 23rd, 2010, 04:31 PM
Ugh...sorry Marko :o but I too prefer the blue/green from the top. The brown hues are not too too bad on my PC but they do not show up well on the Mac and the netbook I can't stay on but for a few minutes.

I bigger default font would be helpful too.

Frenchy
September 23rd, 2010, 04:52 PM
TeriM mentioned in the TJT how to make the writing bigger ... I have mozilla and went to the "view" option on top , clicked on it and zoomed in. I's much better now :thumbs up

have you guys tried to make "the writing" bigger ? It worked for me and it's much easier to read :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
September 23rd, 2010, 05:03 PM
My Mozilla zoom only works till I change pages, then I have to redo it. So I'm stuck in IE if I want to zoom...

Frenchy
September 23rd, 2010, 05:05 PM
My Mozilla zoom only works till I change pages, then I have to redo it. So I'm stuck in IE if I want to zoom...

Hazel , I tried it and even when I close the computer , when I get back to pets , it's still zoomed in ...

I clicked on "view" (top left) and clicked on zoom in twice.

aslan
September 23rd, 2010, 05:06 PM
i'm using google chrome and it's staying zoomed for me too,,but then i have to unzoom when i go somewhere else on the net..

Frenchy
September 23rd, 2010, 05:13 PM
i'm using google chrome and it's staying zoomed for me too,,but then i have to unzoom when i go somewhere else on the net..

Mine only zoomed for here and is staying this way. I get on other sites and it gets back to normal by itself :thumbs up

aslan
September 23rd, 2010, 05:20 PM
Mine only zoomed for here and is staying this way. I get on other sites and it gets back to normal by itself :thumbs up

but hon you're using firefox,,i'm using google chrome,,i find it faster than even ff..

hazelrunpack
September 23rd, 2010, 10:05 PM
Hazel , I tried it and even when I close the computer , when I get back to pets , it's still zoomed in ...

I clicked on "view" (top left) and clicked on zoom in twice.
I'll try that! :thumbs up TY

Marko--lag at 2103 CDT, logging in. I could pull up who's online, but trying to get to today's posts was a struggle. At this point, though, considering the flooding, I'm not sure if it's something with the site or something with my connection. :o

marko
September 24th, 2010, 08:01 AM
Hi members,

I'm sorry some of you are having trouble with font sizes colours etc. I'm actually away for the next few days with a lousy Internet connection and so I cannot try to make changes that some will appreciate and some won't.

If we agree that for the time being the Font should 1 size larger and be black or navy (or a SPECIFIC colour (like #FFFFFF - which is white)) that i can likely make happen.... but anything more major, I'm afraid will have to wait for next week....

Thanks for your patience everyone,

Marko

rainbow
September 24th, 2010, 02:31 PM
Hi members,

I'm sorry some of you are having trouble with font sizes colours etc. I'm actually away for the next few days with a lousy Internet connection and so I cannot try to make changes that some will appreciate and some won't.

If we agree that for the time being the Font should 1 size larger and be black or navy (or a SPECIFIC colour (like #FFFFFF - which is white)) that i can likely make happen.... but anything more major, I'm afraid will have to wait for next week....

Thanks for your patience everyone,

Marko


I would love to have larger font and navy colour for now. :thumbs up

And, sure appreciate how you always try to please us. :D :grouphug:

hazelrunpack
September 24th, 2010, 02:40 PM
I vote for navy and a bit larger, too! :thumbs up

ancientgirl
September 24th, 2010, 02:40 PM
I'm totally open for a larger font in navy!

aslan
September 24th, 2010, 02:41 PM
me too,,,the navy seems to stand out better and less harsh on the eyes..

rainbow
September 24th, 2010, 02:45 PM
Look, Marko ....you got four women agreeing in a row. :laughing:

Luvmypitgirls
September 25th, 2010, 12:43 AM
Make that five:p

TeriM
September 25th, 2010, 02:51 AM
Hmmmmm.... testing

This sentence is original colour

This sentence is navy

The sentence is black

TeriM
September 25th, 2010, 02:54 AM
I actually prefer the black ink to the navy.

I don't mind the brown header/accent lines but I do find the overall pinkish background colour a bit hard and would prefer that back to a plain white background.

marko
September 25th, 2010, 08:12 AM
Thanks for the input!

I'm kind of with TeriM on the black being easier than navy, but 4 said navy so navy it will be hopefully by day's end with the main font being 1 size larger.

I can make further modifications next week.

Thanks again!

Marko

marko
September 25th, 2010, 08:27 AM
Just wanted to mention that the current font and size is identical to the old design. During the first few days the font WAS different and smaller, but now it's the same size.

Thx all!

Marko

marko
September 28th, 2010, 12:24 PM
Hi everyone,

Our design guy made a number of changes a few days ago based on the info from this thread. To me these changes make things much more readable and friendly on the eyes.

Any further comments on this?

Thx! Marko

rainbow
September 28th, 2010, 01:27 PM
The font size is easier to read :thumbs up but other than that, I don't notice any other changes that he made. :shrug: :o

marko
September 28th, 2010, 03:49 PM
It was harder to read before the designer made those additional subtle changes. He played with the contrast of the typing space versus the font colour. It used to be white and now it's a light beige, so he reduced the contrast to make it easier on the eyes but still kept it very readable imo.

Nobody is complaining of headaches anymore....but if I'm off-base let me know.

Thx - marko

bendyfoot
September 29th, 2010, 07:09 PM
Funny...I was just thinking, "Oh yeah...they made changes!" I'd forgotten about the new facelift altogether! Must mean it's easier on the eyes now...:thumbs up

JennieV
September 29th, 2010, 07:18 PM
I still cant stay on the site for longer than a few minutes at a time, my eyes hurt. However, I am one person and as long as majority here like it - it'll be fine.
I am not on all that much anyways.:shrug:

14+kitties
September 29th, 2010, 11:13 PM
Jennie, can you adjust the brightness on your monitor? That may help a bit. :shrug:
Marko - Can the font size be changed for the blogs as well. I got maudlin last night and added one but when I went back to check the print was so small it's really difficult to read.
Thanks for all the effort to make us happy. :thumbs up

TeriM
September 30th, 2010, 12:00 AM
I like the changes but ......

Would still like to see the font colour changed to black.

luckypenny
September 30th, 2010, 12:16 AM
I'm still finding it hard on the eyes as well. I've 'zoomed' and made the font larger and it does help a bit but still not that great. I vote we all look after each others eyesight and write in black until Marko changes his mind :D.

Chris21711
September 30th, 2010, 09:43 AM
I think you are all getting too old :evil:

mastifflover
September 30th, 2010, 08:55 PM
Well now that I got new glasses things are much clearer.

hazelrunpack
September 30th, 2010, 09:56 PM
Isn't the font color already black? :confused: It looked black to hazel... :o ...but now that I play with it, I see it isn't. :eek:

marko
October 6th, 2010, 12:19 PM
Just as an FYI - All the games in the arcade should be working now.

Thx - Marko

14+kitties
October 6th, 2010, 03:14 PM
Just as an FYI - All the games in the arcade should be working now.

Thx - Marko

Where's Yahtzee? And that Poker Wheel game? :confused:

marko
October 6th, 2010, 03:45 PM
new system - new games....:shrug::sorry:

(The games that WERE there weren't working for a few weeks, but now they are)

14+kitties
October 6th, 2010, 03:46 PM
new system - new games....:shrug::sorry:

(The games that WERE there weren't working for a few weeks, but now they are)

:( :cry:

aslan
October 6th, 2010, 03:51 PM
:( :cry:

aaaaaaaw:2huggers: that bad ole marko...

rainbow
October 8th, 2010, 03:25 AM
I think you are all getting too old :evil:

Youze is still the leader. :D


Isn't the font color already black? :confused: It looked black to hazel... :o ...but now that I play with it, I see it isn't. :eek:

I thought it was black too .....so what colour is it? :confused:

Golden Girls
October 8th, 2010, 09:17 AM
new system - new games....:shrug::sorry::eek: No more Yahtzee :eek: STRIKE :D

Marcha
October 15th, 2010, 06:31 PM
WOWWW!!! Haven't been around in weeks, come here and lookit, what an awesome change! Marko and everyone who contributed to the change - great job!

hazelrunpack
October 16th, 2010, 11:38 PM
I thought it was black too .....so what colour is it? :confused:
I think it's either a charcoal gray or dark brown, rainbow...not as dark as black. See the difference? Very subtle...

rainbow
October 16th, 2010, 11:46 PM
I think it's either a charcoal gray or dark brown, rainbow...not as dark as black. See the difference? Very subtle...

Rainbow still doesn't see any difference. :o

And, she still wishes the brown bars would go away and changed to blue/green. :D

hazelrunpack
October 16th, 2010, 11:52 PM
black / forum color

Look closely...

Your eyelids are getting heavy...you're getting sleepy....sleeeeppppyyyyyyyyy....





When you awake you will feel refreshed and remember nothing of what just happened :p

rainbow
October 17th, 2010, 12:02 AM
Testing the available colours.....

This is black

This is dark slate grey

This is dim grey

This is indigo

This is sienna

This is dark slate blue

hazelrunpack
October 17th, 2010, 12:04 AM
None of them are the current color which looks to be sort of a gray brown or a brown gray... :shrug:

rainbow
October 17th, 2010, 12:04 AM
Still looks black to rainbow. :D

rainbow
October 17th, 2010, 12:06 AM
None of them are the current color which looks to be sort of a gray brown or a brown gray... :shrug:

Wth is the difference between gray brown and brown gray?

I really don't see any brown at all. :shrug:

hazelrunpack
October 17th, 2010, 12:09 AM
A gray brown is a brown that leans toward gray and a brown gray is a gray that leans toward brown, of course. :p

Sort of like violet red and red violet in a Crayola pack. Or blue green and green blue. :D

rainbow
October 17th, 2010, 12:38 AM
Now that I look back at my test colours I would say that it is a light black (grey black?) but still don't see any brown tinge at all. :shrug:

hazelrunpack
October 17th, 2010, 02:30 PM
hazel's eyes work in mysterious ways :p :laughing:

rainbow
October 17th, 2010, 03:02 PM
That's cuz she has to share them with her other personalities. :D

hazelrunpack
October 17th, 2010, 03:05 PM
It just means we have 5 times the color perception of an ordinary human being! :laugh:

rainbow
October 17th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Or else you see things that aren't really there. :laughing:

hazelrunpack
October 18th, 2010, 09:39 PM
I like my theory better :p :laughing:

Chris21711
October 21st, 2010, 11:27 AM
Why do I have to keep logging in :yell:

marko
October 21st, 2010, 12:54 PM
That's up next....is it affecting everyone?

rainbow
October 21st, 2010, 02:17 PM
I didn't have any problems this morning. I did try to log on last night around 8:00pm pst but got server busy so I just went and watched tv instead.

aslan
October 21st, 2010, 02:21 PM
i just massively got the "server too busy" message again..

rainbow
October 21st, 2010, 03:18 PM
Yep, I no sooner posted here then went to post in the tjt and got "server too busy" again so went and ate breakfast.