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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby TFox » Fri May 22, 2015 4:59 pm

I would say the forum needs a little more contrast and highlight colors to be more visually appealing. It's a good starting point as it is but it's a mix of dark shades which on one paw gives it a warm and fuzzy feeling but also can make it boring and hard to read.
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby Faffy the FauxFox » Fri May 22, 2015 5:02 pm

TFox wrote:There's some things here and there that don't work out too well, like the posting interface is just wrong on my end (Firefox) :psyduck:

Also I miss the signature divider thing because now it's hard to distinguish what's the signature and what's not.

I'll continue to give feedback as I find more things to point out!



oh yes. I hate that. acctualy i had someone scream at me on deviant art because they thought my sig was an attack on them.


why is everything to the right? I am on, and have had so many forums i was on. and like, 90% of them has things to the left.

it's dizzzying.
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby TFox » Fri May 22, 2015 5:11 pm

One thing to note, only style Preset 1 show the actual BD logo on the header! All the other ones say "Cygnet".

Gotta say though, Preset1 is pretty great!
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby kingsley » Fri May 22, 2015 5:22 pm

another thing, there's no path-style link back to the sub-forum a thread is in.
it was so much easier than having to go back to the main forum index page.

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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby DarkyAmyK9 » Fri May 22, 2015 5:26 pm

Some texts is just invisible due to the color theme.
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby TFox » Fri May 22, 2015 5:30 pm

Nookie wrote:Some texts is just invisible due to the color theme.

Try playing around the the "Styles" tab!
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby DarkyAmyK9 » Fri May 22, 2015 5:32 pm

The old theme was perfect, maybe was needing some features but still...

The new one is just a whole mess and the avatar at right is VERY awkward.
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby DarkyAmyK9 » Fri May 22, 2015 5:33 pm

TFox wrote:
Nookie wrote:Some texts is just invisible due to the color theme.

Try playing around the the "Styles" tab!



Having to change from the default them to see some important text isn't normal.

They should focus on 2-3 theme instead of using a bunch of pre generated theme :S
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby stuck-on-the-knot1 » Fri May 22, 2015 6:10 pm

I like the fact that the Secondhand Sales would get their own tab at the top and I know kinks are getting worked out since we can't access it from there but it will be nice when finished! I am hoping that the Sales and the Want to Buy threads will be separated as the sales get buried by the WTB threads which seems unfair. I hope we are able to separate them and get some of the lost threads back!
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby DarkyAmyK9 » Fri May 22, 2015 6:15 pm

There's tons of layout issues like the threads number that show on two lines...
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby Knottery » Fri May 22, 2015 6:18 pm

Whoa, what happened here. :psyduck:

I know it's a work in progress, but this new color scheme is kind of hurting my eyes. I hope the main body will be changed to match the header because it seems kind of clashy and busy at the moment. :?
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby sapphire » Fri May 22, 2015 7:04 pm

My eyes are going to take awhile to adjust @[email protected] It's a little difficult to read things
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby tzern » Fri May 22, 2015 7:18 pm

I hope all these "new" features aren't permanent, the old style was vastly superior, IMO :psyduck:
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby DarkyAmyK9 » Fri May 22, 2015 7:23 pm

tzern wrote:I hope all these "new" features aren't permanent, the old style was vastly superior, IMO :psyduck:



It was literally perfect lol.
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby Vallus » Fri May 22, 2015 7:44 pm

Uggggh...

I don't like this, not at all. The colour schemes are temporary for sure, so I'll just ignore them. The banner is completely annoying. I hate having it follow me down the page, I'll give props for having a fairly useful layout(a link to the main site is something we've needed for a long time), but it should stay at the top. Right now it's like a popup ad that you can't click away.
Also, everything isn't as compact as before. All the different threads were much neater and didn't require a bunch of unnecessary scrolling, you could just see everything at once.
You also used to be able to tell if there were unread posts simply by seeing whether or not the image beside the thread was blue, now there doesn't seem to be a way without scrolling over it, which is far less efficient.
As far as the avatars go, it makes no sense to have them on the left. Reading in English is done left to right, so your eyes will typically see the poster of the comment, then read the comment itself, as opposed to how it is now where you'll awkwardly switch between them. It just doesn't flow as well.
Not a fan of the circular avatars either, it didn't affect mine much, but it messed up a lot of other ones, and the design isn't aesthetically pleasing either.
I'd say it looks like its designed for mobile, but then I tried it on my phone. Its even worse! I have to turn it sideways to read the whole text sometimes, and overall, it just feels incredibly bunched up.

I really hope the way it is now doesn't reflect at all how it looks when its finished. Quite frankly, it almost makes me want to stop coming here.
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby Apola » Fri May 22, 2015 9:00 pm

Most of this I can deal with, even though the old layout was much better on the eyes. Except.. WHY is the top banner area/links so intrusive? I find it's annoying to have to scroll more to read the posts.
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby IrixNobody » Fri May 22, 2015 9:02 pm

Too much, too big @[email protected] it's somehow confusing to navigate and I don't even know how to find my list of forums I've posted on.
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby vJoh » Sat May 23, 2015 1:45 am

Well looks like its dragon-hoard.com from now on out, this site is unusable as is.
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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby Magenta » Sat May 23, 2015 4:06 am

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I have to agree.. the layout is (I'm sorry to the designer/s) clumsy, counter intuitive and overly complicated. It looks absolutely dreadful on my galaxy S5. Its so difficult to navigate between boards and locate most recent posts without opening every board. If its not broke, don't fix ^_^

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Re: Holy cow! What happened to the Bad Dragon Forums!?

Postby Azhrarn » Sat May 23, 2015 4:49 am

One note I feel I should make, if you use the style presets to change colours, it won't go back to the original colourscheme if you reset to preset 1 (which it indicates before you start).
It seems that the scheme used in the unchanged forums is different from any of the presets. ;)

Anyone know how to get the original colours back without purging my cache entirely?
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