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Re: New Design Released!

Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:35 am

killabee wrote:The gray on white color scheme is a double-edged sword. It gives the site an attractive metallic look, but it's terrible on the eyes while reading...and greater than 50% of what you do on a forum is read.

Assuming you're reading and analyzing posts multiple times to absorb all the details before compiling a response, and writing and revising a response multiple times for accuracy, then all that translates to a LOT of staring at very faint text and almost transparent borders, etc while your eyes get pummeled by the color scheme. There's a reason why technical blogs, vendor KB articles, docs, etc stick with the boring and traditional, but functional black on white...and why (as Steven said) most of us change our console output to something with high contrast.

I acknowledge that new owners == new vision and direction, but hope functionality, usability, and readability isn't compromised in the process. Thanks for considering.


This++++

It's not growing on me. Sorry. I kept an open mind but my frustration level has been rising and it's less hassle to just reduce participation than put up with the headaches (literally the site gives me headaches now). It's not like I'm some kind of major contributor to the site, and I don't have the expectation of being catered to. I'm just offering honest feedback.

This is not a geek friendly design. Simple as. Attractive from a distance, but the functionality has been gutted and reading the text gives me a headache. the font is narrow and small, light color, on a white background. Ouch.
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Re: New Design Released!

Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:01 pm

Much agreed! It's been tough for me. . . . . .I have been resorting to using it on my iPhone via Tapatalk which is definitely not my preferred method.
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Re: New Design Released!

Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:52 pm

Needs moar Invision http://www.invisionpower.com/, plz kthxbai
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Re: New Design Released!

Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:29 pm

page count on the front page would be nice also, so you don't have to go into the thread then go to the page.

I'll also chime in that I like the old one better, (I liked my cheese where it was :? )
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Re: New Design Released!

Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:33 pm

deanwebb wrote:Needs moar Invision http://www.invisionpower.com/, plz kthxbai


This!... Time to dump phpbb and this awful skin.

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Re: New Design Released!

Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:09 am

On the way:
  • darker fonts; more legible less eye strain
  • width issues making images & columns go off screen
  • some standard buttons that used to be there (reply & quote buttons below each post in a thread, edit button, view my posts, subscribe to posts)
  • Page numbers for the thread on the main screens not just inside a thread


A bit longer, but definitely going to happen: Invision or Vanilla Forums (http://vanillaforums.org/)

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Re: New Design Released!

Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:09 am

what about post editing? Maybe I am missing something... but I do not see that feature either.
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Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:07 pm

Or post subscription. . . .
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Re: New Design Released!

Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:53 pm

The background is hurting my eyes after 30 seconds. No me gusta.
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Re: New Design Released!

Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:36 pm

Seriously... I'll stop complaining after this....

If you don't change the format to something less eye-assaulting... I don't think I'll be frequenting this forum anymore...

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Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:28 pm

A bit longer, but definitely going to happen: Invision or Vanilla Forums (http://vanillaforums.org/)


Vanilla Forums look terrible.

I think i'll start using Tapatalk more. At the very least don't ruin Tapatalk functionality.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:46 am

Its is driving me bat-shit crazy that I cant edit post! My typing already sucks and I dont always proof 3 times before posting :)
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Re: New Design Released!

Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:48 am

Pete wrote:
A bit longer, but definitely going to happen: Invision or Vanilla Forums (http://vanillaforums.org/)


Vanilla Forums look terrible.

this plus 100. We are not a bunch of teenagers trying to hack away at this cool Cisco 2600 things we just got. I think most people enjoy the professional look and feel.
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Re: New Design Released!

Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:58 am

that1guy15 wrote:
Pete wrote:
A bit longer, but definitely going to happen: Invision or Vanilla Forums (http://vanillaforums.org/)


Vanilla Forums look terrible.

this plus 100. We are not a bunch of teenagers trying to hack away at this cool Cisco 2600 things we just got. I think most people enjoy the professional look and feel.


deanwebb wrote:Needs moar Invision http://www.invisionpower.com/, plz kthxbai


Hope this helps with the "voice of the customer" part of the board upgrade project. 8)
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Re: New Design Released!

Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:26 pm

How is it we now have more whitespace than ever before?

EDIT: Never mind, looks like the layout problem got fixed. Also quote and edit buttons are now evident. I'm liking that kind of progress.
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Re: New Design Released!

Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:08 am

"View your Post" has how I always kept up with conversations and post I am involved in.

I have completely lost what post I have chimed in on or if anyone is waiting for me to respond to something. I have one or two post I am focused in on and I guess the rest are just falling to the side.

Makes for a really crappy experience for those trying to gather information.
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Re: New Design Released!

Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:59 am

So, anyone have suggestions of other forums to check out?
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Re: New Design Released!

Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:03 pm

javin wrote:So, anyone have suggestions of other forums to check out?

Cisco Support forums
Cisco learning network
IEOC (INE)
Reddit Cisco or Networking

Those are the only ones I have on my radar.
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Re: New Design Released!

Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:32 pm

that1guy15 wrote:
javin wrote:So, anyone have suggestions of other forums to check out?

Cisco Support forums
Cisco learning network
IEOC (INE)
Reddit Cisco or Networking

Those are the only ones I have on my radar.


and that one that stole the layout of Steve's design, that nobody participated on, and we all laughed at.... I forget the url, it's probably defunct now
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Re: New Design Released!

Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:31 pm

new design blows...

won't be coming back unless it changes

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