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Poll: New Post Layout (38 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you prefer the proposed new layout?

  1. Yes (22 votes [57.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.89%

  2. No, I prefer the existing layout (16 votes [42.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.11%

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Tank
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#1

Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:46 PM

As part of our on-going new default theme development, we'd like to know your thoughts on a proposed new layout for posts.

 

By removing the vertical column to the left of each post and moving the author info inside a container, the aim is to create a more "open" feel and remove the margin which some members find distracting.

 

 

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#2

Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:51 PM

Tough one.. but I've already gotten used to the existing and I like the existing actually. But either or would be fine for me.


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#3

Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:14 PM

To be honest, I don't mind either one. Both of them look good! What I would rather have is a larger space between posts or a better kind of border, like on the old software.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:46 PM

I like the existing one slightly more, but the new proposed one looks good too. :^:

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:50 PM Edited by AndyGanteks, 09 September 2013 - 02:52 PM.

Both look great. I voted for the new layout, but whichever happens, i'm sure most members will be cool with it.

 

If the new layout were to be chosen, where would the potential flag/member log link/post count go if added?

 

Also, is there any way to display post date like it used to be (option in settings, or as default) (right now it says eg. posted 34 minutes ago, posted 2 days ago, posted a week ago...and before we had posted 13 Aug 2012 14:23, posted 5th November 2009, 17:29. It feels a bit more convenient and precise

 

Edit: is there any way to switch the edit/quote/multi quote buttons to top right corner of post? Could be a bit more convenient for editing long posts in some pinned topics rather then scrolling down. Just a very small suggestion, i'm fine as it is, just fell to my mind.


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#6

Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:59 PM

Both look great. I voted for the new layout, but whichever happens, i'm sure most members will be cool with it.

 

If the new layout were to be chosen, where would the potential flag/member log link/post count go if added?

 

Also, is there any way to display post date like it used to be (option in settings, or as default) (right now it says eg. posted 34 minutes ago, posted 2 days ago, posted a week ago...and before we had posted 13 Aug 2012 14:23, posted 5th November 2009, 17:29. It feels a bit more convenient and precise

 

Edit: is there any way to switch the edit/quote/multi quote buttons to top right corner of post? Could be a bit more convenient for editing long posts in some pinned topics rather then scrolling down. Just a very small suggestion, i'm fine as it is, just fell to my mind.

 

If you just hover the mouse pointer over the "Posted 10 minutes ago" then it will come up with the exact time and date that it was posted.

 

As for the layouts, i prefer the way that we have it now compared to the other one as it just feels a little more modern and stylish.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:17 PM

I like the current one. The proposed one looks a bit too empty.

 

However I would like it if you would trim down any useless vertical space. In the end it would save us from a lot of unneeded scrolling. I don't want to sprain a finger or anything. There's a lot of empty space between the actual post and the signature aswell as next to the signature itself. The like, report and quote buttons could be moved to the side.

 

Example: http://i.imgur.com/R8J6xwG.jpg


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#8

Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:23 PM

It looks great Tank but I personally prefer the current one. However, if you did do the change I wouldn't mind :)


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#9

Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:26 PM Edited by AndyGanteks, 09 September 2013 - 03:26 PM.

@860 - Or maybe instead of the bottom "useless space" where you wrote, maybe a longer/wider sig?

 

@Hodgey - Oooh, didn't know that. Thanks, but still, if possible have it switch between methods maybe?


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#10

Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:39 PM Edited by Carl CJ Johnsons Brother Brian, 09 September 2013 - 04:47 PM.

Both layouts are looking good to me. The only issue of the proposed new one is that there is lots of empty space under the username, join date, etc. However, if medals and flags would return sometime in the future, then I would say the new posting layout looks better.

 

[Edit] But thinking about it, the empty space is only there due the length of the post. If it is possible to save some of the space with shorter posts, e.g. less space is wasted than now, then I can confidently say the new layout is better.


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#11

Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:46 PM

I'm with @860, there's much wasted space

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CONCEPT

 

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#12

Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:48 PM

After staring at both the layouts for a good 5 minutes, the proposed one seems better to me.


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#13

Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:25 PM

Either one or the other are fine with me, but the removal of the right part would be pretty good even if it was just that.


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#14

Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:31 PM

I prefer the current design. But what needs to be done either way, is the replies taking up more of the right. Since the right is pretty empty right now.


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#15

Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:01 PM

The proposed one does one thing right that the current doesn't. There are like 4-5 lines of stuff going on below avatars, the new proposal would tidy them up in a fixed, closed rectangle, which makes everything look a lot less messy.


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#16

Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:51 AM Edited by NYC PATROL, 10 September 2013 - 12:58 AM.

What if we make it like the old forum layout where the avatar part is the same color as the part where our text appears but no avatar in a conainer. In my personal opinion I think this way makes the posts look more open than anything else. (May have to change around some of the blue colors to do this though)

 

And also if the post boxes get expanded all the way to the right side of the screen (Move the news banner stuff to the top of the page again) I think that would help the open feeling.

 

@ 1st part, avatar/post layout Example:

 

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#17

Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:30 AM

The proposed version, makes the member info more appealing to the eye.





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