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New Skin Update

  1. Nov 14, 2005 #1
    The new skin is ready to be released. I'll most likely activate it tonight, I just need to optimize some graphics. Overall it's a complete overhaul of the current skin so don't be shocked and run away when you see it. All forum functions and layout for the most part stay the same, so you won't have to learn how to use anything new, it's merely a graphical and color change. Feedback is always welcome, however I will ask you to give the skin atleast a week before you rant and rave. It always takes time to get acustom to something new especially since the old skin was so loyal to us. For those who really prefer the old skin it will still be available and you can switch between the old and new skin via your usercp, so it should be the best of both worlds.
     
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  3. Nov 14, 2005 #2

    Moonbear

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    At long last! I can't wait for the "big reveal!" :biggrin:

    I hope everyone is ready...it's a BIG change, but it's really fun and exciting, and now that the mentors have had a chance to sneak preview it for a few days, this blue forum is already looking old and boring.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2005 #3

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    A NEW SKIN!!!!!!!!!! :surprised
     
  5. Nov 15, 2005 #4
    :approve:

    Great tactics, man. I always tell this to people if i have a new girlfriend or haircut.

    marlon
     
  6. Nov 15, 2005 #5

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    :rofl: Marlon, that's too funny, because that was the analogy Greg used when introducing the new skin to us mentors, that it's like having a new girlfriend. :rofl:

    So, what happened Greg? I thought I'd arrive to PF's completed makeover this morning, and it's still the flat, blue skin...is Smurf bribing you to keep the blue skin?
     
  7. Nov 15, 2005 #6

    BobG

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    Seems like a pretty seamless transition to me, but it will be hard to get used to. I'm going to miss those modifiable titles of "Radio Wave, ElectroMagnetic Wave", etc below the username.

    Umm, that was the change, right? :uhh:
     
  8. Nov 15, 2005 #7
    For some very frustrating and weird reason some postbit conditionals aren't working in the new skin, such as the contributor badge and medals. So until I can fix them I won't release it, so you'll just have a wait a little longer. Hopefully I can figure out a solution today.
     
  9. Nov 15, 2005 #8
    Something I am concerned about is loading speed, so if you can all give me feedback on that it would be helpful.
     
  10. Nov 15, 2005 #9

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    Well, that was quick! How exciting! I almost didn't realize something was different, I'd gotten so used to it already in the mentor's forum. :biggrin: Woo hoo!
     
  11. Nov 15, 2005 #10

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    I haven't noticed any issues with loading on the new skin...actually, all the problems I had been experiencing with that seemed to vanish about the same time you introduced the new skin to the mentors...don't know if it was in any way related. :uhh:
     
  12. Nov 15, 2005 #11
    Wow, totally unexpected, i'm loving it, thanks guys!
     
  13. Nov 15, 2005 #12
    Holy s***. Its like PF just got launched into outer space. Way cool. :approve:

    Bringing PF into the 21st Century :biggrin:.
     
  14. Nov 15, 2005 #13

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    YAY!!!!! The new skin is here. :approve:
     
  15. Nov 15, 2005 #14

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    I'll go for the curmudgeon award: What a ghastly face-lift; reminds me of Liz Taylor's 11th..:grumpy:
     
  16. Nov 15, 2005 #15
    I was about to do that! :biggrin: Nice work.
     
  17. Nov 15, 2005 #16
    I'm going to have to go with Kiki on this one. :biggrin:
     
  18. Nov 15, 2005 #17
    Btw, is the new format designed for 1024x768 screens? Although I can reach all the buttons, links etc without (horizontal) scrolling, I don't have a complete view of the forum in my 800x600 monitor.
     
  19. Nov 15, 2005 #18

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    Looks great. Very intense. I must say that I was shocked when I just logged on. But I'll stick with the old skin.
     
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  20. Nov 15, 2005 #19
    Its really big! I now half to scroll side to side to view the page. It loaded just fine. Nice little details added.
     
  21. Nov 15, 2005 #20

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    This will be as effective as MJ's 5th nose lift operation..:grumpy:
     
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