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post #1 of 28 Old 08-18-2007, 01:46 PM - Thread Starter
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In my opinion, the new look is bad.

Circled are some of the things that I don't like:


*The "Est. 1995" on the AVS logo is way too close to the advertisement. Space should be added between them.
*The control buttons are too big relative to the size of the text. I don't like that what should be a single row of buttons takes up two lines when the browser is not wide enough.
*The drop-down menus can be overlapped by the ads.

Also, the default color scheme is pretty ugly and less readable.

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I wish you wouldn't have told them that. It'll only make them want to close the site more often
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There is a bug thread to post problems with the new software.

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Um...try widening your browser.




Edit: Yes, the scheme default is terrible.

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I also have to say that the new default colors are awful, many of us work long hours in front pcs/tvs etc and hate white web pages, so dang hard on the eyes... I am always very indifferent of changes, so maybe this is just my $.02 worth.. I am trying the "retro" and "black" themes, and they are not as bad, but still some of the changes are not so cool:-)

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Agree, it's too "messy" and there doesn't seem to be a real reason behind the fonts/colors/layout. It just looks kinda cobbled together.

However it's the folks here that make it work....

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What was wrong with the old forum?
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my guess is that they were using and older version of vbulletin which has a lot of flaws, and not optimized for the amount of traffic a site like this gets.

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Second vote for changing back to the old color scheme. For those of us who read at night, the new scheme hurts. Also I know you guys need to keep the revenue coming in, but the new ad insertion in the middle of the posts is a way over the top.
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one more vote for the old color scheme...
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You guys can change the color scheme to the old one (or one close to it anyway). Go to the bottom of the page and select AVSForum.com Retro

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Also I know you guys need to keep the revenue coming in, but the new ad insertion in the middle of the posts is a way over the top.

The ad is only there if you are not logged in. Log in to AVS and it will not be there.

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I don't like the new look either.. Bring back the old look.. There was nothing wrong with it..
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I'm using the Black scheme and must say that after a short while getting used to it I do like it.

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I'm using the Black scheme and must say that after a short while getting used to it I do like it.

Same here, but don't like moving of control buttons.
And no asterik for posts, a limp arrow?

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Any way to increase fonts?

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Any way to increase fonts?

No?

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I actually really like the new forum.

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Love the new look!

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One thing is for sure. It's MUCH faster than before, in terms of bandwidth. Good job AVS!
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Does any body else here think that this is the wrong forum for this?
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First thing I did was change back to retro. The dark background is just so much easier to look at.
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Agree the light default is not as good but I prefer the new Black option vs. the retro old version look.
The white text on the medium dark gray background is less severe than former jet black.
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No?

Is CTRL++ what you are looking for, or do you mean a setting within the AVS site?

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You guys can change the color scheme to the old one (or one close to it anyway). Go to the bottom of the page and select AVSForum.com Retro

the black retro is great! even better than the old one!!
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the black retro is great! even better than the old one!!

Ahhhh... Much better. I can kill the lights again.
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I also have to say that the new default colors are awful, many of us work long hours in front pcs/tvs etc and hate white web pages, so dang hard on the eyes... I am always very indifferent of changes, so maybe this is just my $.02 worth.. I am trying the "retro" and "black" themes, and they are not as bad, but still some of the changes are not so cool:-)

well, you don't have to suffer white web pages Create your own CSS. Most browsers let you override web pages' CSS with your own. Opera, in particular, makes this easy by letting you toggle b/t your own CSS and the web page's on the fly. Here's my own CSS, with white text on blue background.

Code:
* {
        background-color: #404060 !Important;
        color: White !Important; 
        font-family: Verdana !Important;
        line-height: 1.25em !Important;
}

a, a * { color: yellow !Important; text-decoration: none !Important;}

a:visited, a *:visited { color: #C1FDC2 !Important; }

a:hover, a *:hover  { color: #FFEFD5 !Important; text-decoration: underline !Important;}

a[name] {
        color: White !Important; text-decoration: none; 
}

input, select {
        font-family: "Futura Medium" !Important;
        font-size: 10pt  !Important;
        color: black  !Important;
        font-weight: normal !Important; 
        background-color: #ADD8E6 !Important;
}

textarea {
        font-size: 11pt  !Important;
        font-family: "Futura Medium" !Important;
        background-color: #ADD8E6 !Important;
        color: black  !Important;
}

@media print {

* {
        background: White !important;
        color: Black !important;
        line-height: 1em;
}

}
edit: so I'm not the only ones who find white background hard on the eyes. So why is every freaking web page white? I guess we have Xerox PARC and the mac to thank for that.
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