Resolved new website layout or old website layout? (poll) (1 Viewer)

New or old website design?

  • New! I like the images as backgrounds.

    Votes: 11 50.0%
  • Old! I like the images as icons.

    Votes: 11 50.0%

  • Total voters
    22
  • Poll closed .

Matt Derrick

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Hey folks, just wanted to get some public opinion on the new website design that uses images on the backgrounds of forum sections. Do you like this new design or is it a little to 'busy'? Do you like the old design better? I won't be offended either way, I just want things to be clear, easy to navigate, and look good as well. So YOU decide, by voting in this poll, new design (image backgrounds) or old design (image icons next to text)?

if you need help remembering the old design, take a look at the screen shots attached to this thread.
 

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I was a little hesitant when @Matt Derrick updated the format.

But once I got used to it and figured out where the "what's new" button was... well it's grown on me.
 

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Matt, I like the picture background, but I also really appreciated the description of the specific threads. I believe it helps new users know what to post where.
 
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Matt, I like the picture background, but I also really appreciated the description of the specific threads. I believe it helps new users know what to post where.
yeah i liked that too but putting the description on the photos makes the layout all wonky, which is one reason i am considering the old layout (icons instead of images), just for the front page. i'd be keeping any other layout changes i've made over the past two months.
 
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So, for the first time that I am aware of, the poll ended up in a tie. Since I generally prefer changes like this to be decided by a majority, and since there was some technical advantages to the old layout, I've returned us to that design.

not all is lost though, i did like the header images that were being added to the top of thread lists though, so i've kept that element of the design.

i know there are two or three missing icons due to the new forum sections that were added a while ago so i will work on fixing those over the next few days.
 

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Matt, Just for the record had I voted... it would have been to go back to the old site, which I am glad to hear from a technical standpoint had some advantages.

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Just noticed this poll, and that the website was switched back. Gotta say the images as backgrounds were a bit distracting and made shit a little harder to read at a glance. This is much easier to navigate when browsing super stoned heh.
 

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