New look and feel!

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New look and feel!

Unread postby Dutchmagoz Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:36 pm

Welcome to Altered Time!

Today, we launched a new and improved version of Altered Time.

Some of the most important differences:
  • It looks a lot more modern
  • It works great on mobile, unlike the previous version
  • Lots of technical improvements in terms of security and performance, which will make it easier to change things in the future.
If you are having any issues with the new site, please let me know on discord or in this thread!

Known issues:
  • Some wowhead urls may have gone invalid during the transition, or have a random "_blank" displayed next to them.
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Darksbané Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:01 pm

looks great dutch especially like the header in the blue / purple and red to give off the mage spec colors small things but good impact +1 from me
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Makz Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:10 pm

Would be nice if there is an option to use the old skin on per user basis.
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby neithyo Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:27 pm

Well done Dutch !
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Valamar Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:40 pm

Looks awesome!
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Bloodmgx Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:42 am

Thanks for the update, site works really well on a mobile too which is great.
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Syana Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:37 pm

Like the look, but scrolling feels very floaty or maybe even laggy to me.
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Naustis Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:48 pm

Good job. Can we have some options to change the theme tho? It is to bright and don't really suit to the forum theme :c
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Mardwen Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:39 pm

Love it! It also feels much faster to browse the forum :)
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Bloodmgx Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:15 am

Good job. Can we have some options to change the theme tho? It is to bright and don't really suit to the forum theme :c
IIRC a dark theme is being worked on.
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Dutchmagoz Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:53 am

Like the look, but scrolling feels very floaty or maybe even laggy to me.
Thanks for the feedback! I've heard this same dislike of the scrolling from multiple people so I will be removing the "smooth" scrolling later today.
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Dutchmagoz Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:53 am

Good job. Can we have some options to change the theme tho? It is to bright and don't really suit to the forum theme :c
Dark theme is coming somewhere this weekend.
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Makz Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:04 am

It is nearly impossible to differentiate between no new posts and new posts in a thread as the think black and dark blue colors are very hard to distinguish. That and some random purple/dark blue colors and its hard to tell if this is a mage forum or a shaman/lock/4chan.
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby magictricks Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:56 pm

Looks like shit on mobile and desktop, what were you guys thinking?.

skins when?, my eyes can't take this dog mess for much longer.
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Frantik Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:58 pm

It is ok I guess..looks modern ..but it is really difficult to distinguish the new posts..maybe highlight the whole title with colored letters? i guess dark theme could help with this
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Dutchmagoz Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:15 pm

It is ok I guess..looks modern ..but it is really difficult to distinguish the new posts..maybe highlight the whole title with colored letters? i guess dark theme could help with this
I liked that suggestion, made it more clear if a topic is unread. Thanks for your feedback!
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Dutchmagoz Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:52 pm

Good job. Can we have some options to change the theme tho? It is to bright and don't really suit to the forum theme :c
Dark theme is coming somewhere this weekend.
Added a very basic dark theme. I will work on making it nicer somewhere next week.
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Tequatl Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:36 pm

Honestly, i hate it.

To go into a bit more detail i'll list a few things.

Main Page
  • The logo is to big, it looks very out of place.
  • The header background i presume is just the default one for the skin and looks very basic.
  • The brightness of the content background and the main background is very overwhelming and looking at the forums at night is an eye swore.
  • The Forums graphics are very basic and not personalized at all, the forum icons are just images of files, the category headers are just a plain blue.
  • Give people signed out the ability to change the theme.
Topic View
  • I hate how the poster profile is on the right on topic view and how it seems to not have any structure to it.
  • Quote backgrounds do not differ in color to the normal background which makes posts look a bit messy.
Overall i'd say i like the incentive to modernize the website but this had lead to a very monotone color scheme and a very bad forum layout, and i feel the forum has lost it's sense of homeliness and warmth, it is also extremely awkward to navigate.

I hope this feedback doesn't come across as bitchy, i just really liked the previous theme :?
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby Dutchmagoz Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:06 pm


Main Page
  • The logo is to big, it looks very out of place.
  • The header background i presume is just the default one for the skin and looks very basic.
Yea I've heard this before, though a lot of people found it too small before. (It was smaller initially and people found it too small) The background is indeed just to be a bit more than a static color atm. I am looking into ways to make it more interesting.
  • The brightness of the content background and the main background is very overwhelming and looking at the forums at night is an eye swore.
Yep. I've added a very basic dark theme for that reason now. (Also needs work, like the light theme)
  • The Forums graphics are very basic and not personalized at all, the forum icons are just images of files, the category headers are just a
  • Give people signed out the ability to change the theme.
Interesting feedback about the icons. Not sure if I'd change those to something more "magey", but perhaps something else fits. Not sure what the second point means? Do you mean swapping between dark/light? You can do that while logged out.

Topic View
  • I hate how the poster profile is on the right on topic view and how it seems to not have any structure to it.
  • Quote backgrounds do not differ in color to the normal background which makes posts look a bit messy.
It was always on the right side, and I am not sure what you mean with lack of structure. Could you expand on this?
Quotes do differ, but perhaps not enough. I'll see if I can make it more obvious without being too overwhelming.
Overall i'd say i like the incentive to modernize the website but this had lead to a very monotone color scheme and a very bad forum layout, and i feel the forum has lost it's sense of homeliness and warmth, it is also extremely awkward to navigate.
Could you expand on the "awkward to navigate" part?
Overall i'd say i like the incentive to modernize the website but this had lead to a very monotone color scheme and a very bad forum layout, and i feel the forum has lost it's sense of homeliness and warmth, it is also extremely awkward to navigate.
Not at all! I appreciate the feedback and thought you put into it.

Changes will come based on feedback, though it's all purely done in my free time so they may not all be done at the same time.
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Re: New look and feel!

Unread postby davesignal Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:38 pm

The dark theme is much, much easier to look at than the light theme.

The header seems to have a lot of empty, useless space, however. I did a really (really) rough edit job to try and illustrate how much space you could cut out of the header and still leave it feeling pretty roomy, just as a rough comparison: http://imgur.com/a/s5FUb

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