NeoGAF 2.0.0.1 Update: A Space Odyssey

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I think the update looks great generally. Certainly the biggest update since GAF became GAF.

Feedback

- Would like quick buttons to forums on iPad top bar and iPhone bottom bar, so I don’t need to double tap to swap forums
- Would prefer system font (San Francisco). While this font looks cool, it’s far more legible
- The bright NEW text on every post isn’t necessary, I think
- Decide on a colour functionality system. Now Post Reply is orange, and Reply is turquoise. Quotes are orange too. Links are blue or orange. New is turquoise. Likes are blue, as is the Like action. Would be good to dedicate one colour for interactivity / actions, one for links, one for non-interactive furniture.
- I would lose the strokes on the background. They look cool but don’t really serve a purpose.
 
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eot

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I have a hatred for navigation bars, they do nothing but crop the screen. I don't expect an option to hide it, but it would be nice. I can go to the top of the page with a single key command, it's not inconvenient enough to warrant losing ~8% of my screen space. The scrolling behaviour is also weird, because if you scroll quickly from the top of the page it lags behind and calls attention to itself. Actually, it flashes whenever I hit enter in this edit dialogue. Death to nav bars.

I also think it's a poor nav bar, since it doesn't include links to the other forums, which is the thing you'd use it for 90% of the time.
 
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Ok, for such a massive change, this is...impressive. Not a wasted pixel. (Desktop user here)

Bravo guys. Bravo indeed. This slick new layout makes other forums look positively archaic.

One bit of feedback, the search/navigation bar on top is a little bit too thicc and also distracting owing to its dark color on top of the non-dark theme I like to use. If we could minimize it....that would be nice.
 
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Whataburger

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My thoughts exactly, it stinks.

Everything else is fine, but the circular avatars bug me.



I still think too much is cut off.
Yes, agreed. Strange thing to implement since going to a person's profile displays the avatar in a vastly superior way to...circles. This new interface feels comfy first thing I did was hide the sidebar or w/e. Simple=best.
 
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Yeah. I really hate it too. this is the same thing as the chrome update and the youtube update and the reddit update. which I all install plugins for to revert them

this just hurts my eyes. am not using this website anymore sorry
How about going to settings and changing the theme rather than throwing your rattle there
 

Avasarala

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I have a hatred for navigation bars, they do nothing but crop the screen. I don't expect an option to hide it, but it would be nice. I can go to the top of the page with a single key command, it's not inconvenient enough to warrant losing ~8% of my screen space. The scrolling behaviour is also weird, because if you scroll quickly from the top of the page it lags behind and calls attention to itself. Actually, it flashes whenever I hit enter in this edit dialogue. Death to nav bars.

I also think it's a poor nav bar, since it doesn't include links to the other forums, which is the thing you'd use it for 90% of the time.
 
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A couple more things:



The rounded corners around the search box have a different color than the rest.
In the search box "Member" is a lot darker than before and a bit hard to read.
Also, maybe make the white line a darker grey, it is a bit jarring.



Certain orange buttons have white text. Unfortunately, the orange color seems to be a lot brighter than on the old forum, popping out a lot and making it a bit hard to read. Maybe take the orange down a notch or use buttons like the ones in the picture above?




Not a big fan of the white lines in the alert window. If you have a lot of alerts, it becomes a bit cluttered. Maybe remove them or make them a bit darker? The old alert window was absolutely fine to read without them.



The page links are not consistent. I really like the new ones, but hovering over the different numbers makes your cursor change shape all the time. It's because of the space between numbers, resulting in some kind of weird flickering. Not sure if this is fixable tho and it's only a minor thing.

Some of my feedback is a bit nitpicky, I'm sorry for that because I don't want to come across as negative. I like the new design, especially how things subtly react when you're hovering with the mouse. It makes the demarcation between posts a lot nicer, without separating everything with dreaded lines or boxes.


** mod edit - These specific nitpick feedbacks are specifically useful. Thank you and please keep them coming at your pleasure! -- Avasarala. **/Mod edit
 
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Jul 27, 2009
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Bright orange text on white background, Did you hire Bethesdas QA guys for beta testing? Can't see shit.
 
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Palliasso

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I see it is a Safari feature.
Avatars work though!

Here's what it looks like in Safari. (Note: After who has replied and the timestamp)
This is actually a mobile vs desktop (or depending on your device, a portrait vs landscape) difference, rather than being a feature specific to any particular browser.
 

Avasarala

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Bright orange text on white background, Did you hire Bethesdas QA guys for beta testing? Can't see shit.
Having yet another iterative look at the color schemes within the available themes will be an ongoing development process.

We have a rapidly growing list to be sorted, organized, and systematically addressed. Looking forward to it!
 
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Might just be me but I've modified the theme a tiny bit to something more neogaf? Might be changes I'd only be okay with?
 
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I'm glad everybody seems to like it, but I'm not a fan.

Can we at least get some options to customize? Maybe just an option to revert to the old settings?

There are quite a few things I don't like about the new look, but the most immediately-fixable one is the font. The 'e' letters, in particular, are really hard to read. I can most likely learn to ignore all of the other flaws, but the font, in particular, is really bad. Maybe my shitty vision simply isn't conducive to this font, but I can't imagine I'm the only person who has a hard time reading it.
 

Avasarala

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Might just be me but I've modified the theme a tiny bit to something more neogaf? Might be changes I'd only be okay with?

Regarding being 'only ok' with.

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