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ANNOUNCEMENT : new look for BC

Discussion in 'Badminton Central Announcements' started by kwun, May 25, 2007.

  1. kwun

    kwun Administrator

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    Hi all,

    i took some time to refresh the look and feel of the forum. i hope you all like it.

    there are still some bits and pieces that needs to be ironed out, but you can clearly see the direction i am heading towards.

    - the top header is slimmer, giving more space for the content.
    - color scheme is now much more coherent
    - IE/Firefox should look very similar.
    - oversize images now handled pretty nicely
     
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    woah, it all just changed on me suddenly upon refresh .... looks pretty good so far though!
     
  3. kwun

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    a couple more things:

    - the review and gallery section automatically inherits the same look. seems to be ok there.
    - the front page will take a bit more time to finish.
    - i have tried both IE and Firefox and they both look good, but i have don't have access to a Mac, if there are any Mac users, can you let me know if it looks OK from there?
     
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    Site upgrade update thing?

    Is it me or is it light blue?!?!?! WOAH
     
  5. drifit

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    kwun,
    these are fantastic work that you have done.
    keep up the good work, we keep up the supports
     
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    kwun,
    1 small request, can you pls change the background picture on this top page?
    i think is not appropriate or the position of the picture is slightly out....
    get notice the central and forum.....
     
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    Banner's background photo is stretched and warped. The background looks like GGBC.
     
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    yup....only you....(joking...!) hahaha

    it's a cool colour ..!
     
  9. kwun

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    can you elaborate? i am not following what you are trying to suggest.
     
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    I could not see any pictures in the heading.

    But the colour looks a more sophiscated turquoise blue and I like it.
     
  11. kwun

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    Loh what web browser and what version are you using?
     
  12. Loh

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    I'm using Microsoft IE (Internet Explorer), version:6.0.2800.1106.;)
     
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    It does look nice. I'm using both Vista and Mac versions at the same time. But it look a little dull on Mac and Vista. Maybe the color should look a little sharper and slightly darker.
     
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    love the new colour. it runs a bit slow on my comp. maybe that is just my comp. kwun i know i already asked you in a private message but the google search thingy. is it gone? anyway, it look good and weel done kwun. keep up the excellent work. :D;)
     
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    glad you like it!

    google search: i will put that back. thanks for reminding me!
     
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    B. E. A. Utiful :D:D:D
     
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    As long as it loads quicker than the previous one, no complaints.
     
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    I like it :) The colours are much fresher and bolder.

    The top navigation doesn't work. All of the links (knowledge base.....gallery) just point to the forums. In fact, the entire image just behaves as a single link.

    The stretched court picture at the top looks a bit odd.
     
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    Looks good to me :). Just a couple of things I thought:

    First I quite liked it centered. Just seems a bit unbalanced on the left. I think it would be even more so on a higher resolution wide screen monitor? Also, howwould the ads look if they were down the right hand side? I think they are too dominant on the left as that's where your eyes are first drawn to. I think it might look slightly less cluttered if they were placed down the right hand side.

    Also not too sure about the two greens near the ads. Especially the lighter one. It just looks a bit sickly. Personally I'd go for another blue or orange colour and keep it nice and simple.

    Also, (and I think this i just because you haven't finished yet), the "Quick Reply" box at the bottom of the page needs to be changed to the same grey colours used in the actual posts. At the moment it's a slightly blueish purple and like the green on the side, it looks a bit sickly.

    I think the logo was a bit better when the shuttlecock took the place of the "t" in "Badminton" (I've got that right I hope heh).

    Don't get me wrong, I like it so far :)! I just want it to be the best it can be :D!
     
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    Well, this is a quick mockup of what I kind of meant. I think I went overboard actually and completely changed most of it lol, sorry!

    But here it is anyway, food for thought:

    http://i8.tinypic.com/6h7r9z9.png

    I'm going for simplicity and it should be easy to see where everything is. I also darkened certain parts of the website for contrast to make it easier for the eyes to focus on the middle of the page where they should be :).

    Anyway this is just what I think.
     

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