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Post by Ares on Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:22 pm

EDIT: Theme is complete! We have successfully converted from PhpBB 2 to PhpBB 3. For a full list of what has changed, CLICK HERE.

In addition to that, we have two new members. Please welcome Techman and Chocobo for making it into Optimus!

Congrats guys!


cheers

Yes, I am once again redesigning our website. Our current format is frankly confusing - even with our current ultra-simple-portal.

My goals with this new theme are to...

1. Provide a 'News' section displaying our latest news on our homepage.

2. Provide an 'About' webpage separate from a forum topic.

3. Prove a 'Media' page that will display clan videos, screenshots, medals, etc.

4. Integrate our forum theme with our portal theme. (Which is changing)

5. Limit the amount of text on screen at one time. You may not have notices it, but there is quite a lot of text packed into every page compared to other websites. This will add to the simplicity of our website.

That's about it! Please allow several days for this process to take place. It will happen gradually as I test ideas and images. I will update this announcement when the theme has been fully uploaded.

Thanks
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Post by Morgue on Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:57 am

Can't wait to see it man! Good luck!

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Post by Enoch on Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:31 pm

Heh, you have too much time on your hands Ares.

Release OB BP before Ares starts creating a frankenstein website! Smile
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Post by Morgue on Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:53 pm

Enoch wrote:Heh, you have too much time on your hands Ares.

Release OB BP before Ares starts creating a frankenstein website! Smile

Lol you don't want that to happen Enouch. I mean if that happens then Ares will get side tracked and will end up playing BP instead of finishing the website. Then we'll have a horrible disfigured frankenstien website!

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Post by Bion on Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:24 pm

Love the new theme!

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Post by Bion on Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:29 pm

The chat box is a bit odd now...the message typing box is in the lower right for me and is almost hidden behind my status bar.

I also can't see the difference between the "new posts" icon and the "no new posts" icon (the difference is there but very subtle to me).

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Post by Ares on Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:44 pm

No worries, this is a rough rough draft. Smile

I'll make a full update note later but with PhpBB3 I can't edit the HTML - I'm restricted to CSS only, so it's a bit hard to change things at the moment.

Sit tight

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Post by Demonbob on Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:59 pm

omg WHITE that's all I have to say. My eyes are bleeding brb. :p

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Post by Synopxis on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:21 pm

I am not a fan of this new theme. Its too bright, and the forum icons are not very clear.
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Post by Rooster on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:58 pm

Synopxis wrote:I am not a fan of this new theme. Its too bright, and the forum icons are not very clear.

Yup... and star trek? really? Razz
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Post by Ares on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:59 pm

All right then... I'll researching something else.

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Post by Ares on Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:48 pm

Ok ok, the Star Trek was just a test...

Does anyone else think this is too bright? I've darked the color of the body from a white to a light grey.

I am personally a big fan of this theme.

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Post by Ares on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:07 pm

Working on making it darker now...

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Post by Bion on Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:25 pm

I don't know...the star trek is a bit much but I like the clean look myself.

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Post by Ares on Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:28 pm

Where is the Star Trek you guys are seeing?

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Post by Ares on Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:29 pm

Heh, nvm. ^^

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Post by Morgue on Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:30 am

Lol give 'em a little time guys, i'm sure he's just play'n with stuff to see what best suits our website.

Though the white is making my eyes run red lol Razz

@Rooster: Lol I made the same comment about the Star Trek lol.

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Post by Ares on Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:40 am

Yes... CSS is very new to me.

If I could just figure out how to change the color of the forums on the index!

If I could do that, then I could darken them up a bit and return the body background to white. Then it wouldn't be so bright.

Also need to figure out how to change the topic text colors... they are too faint.

Anyway, I'll experiment some more tomorrow.

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Post by Bion on Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:51 am

For the new post and no new post icons, it would be easy to make several version of our round logo for that...just a thought.

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Post by Backslap on Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:35 am

Looking good
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Post by Demonbob on Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:41 am

The color is way better now, imo. Other then that, the new theme is awesome

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Post by Synopxis on Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:08 pm

mmm, I dont think the white really suites our clan. Why? I have no idea, it just doesn't. Having something darker really needs to be implemented.
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Post by Synopxis on Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:09 pm

you can look at this site for ideas. Followers of Palawa
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Post by Kunzel on Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:49 pm

I def love the Gray waaaay better than the white.
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Post by LethalLoki on Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:17 pm

Yes this is much better, the last one was a little too much for the eye.

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