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Post by limpport » Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:20 pm

benheck wrote:Any suggestions for the gray sidebar? I picked gray cuz it's neutral, but I'd like to spruce it up if possible.
Flashing neon green and pink!


If the light purple could be changed to a blue, it would look nice. And is the white a light light light green? Could be my monitor.

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Post by vskid » Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:24 pm

limpport wrote:And is the white a light light light green? Could be my monitor.
I think its your monitor.

Get rid of the purple headers for blue or gray, and its great.
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Post by Nick » Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:53 pm

It's great! Just as a suggestion, well, just as I see it, fix up the JPEG. Looks a little blurry. But it looks beautiful!
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Post by bicostp » Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:59 pm

Oh, jeez no! You used a JPEG for the to banner?!

For that kind of image you should use a 24 bit PNG file. No lossyness like you get with JPEG no matter what you do! :D (The fine lines look great, but the compression artifacts kill it. :( )

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Post by benheck » Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:11 pm

Good point! I shall change it...

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Post by Skyone » Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:28 pm

I think the side bar could be a bit more organized. Try some separators between each section of links. Maybe add a hue of saturated blue to the side bar to balance it out with the top. The purple could also easily be changed to a bluer color, and maybe put a rounded rectangular boundary around each (now purple) header.

Otherwise, I really like the idea.

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Post by SpongeBuell » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:56 pm

looks good, but you may want to reconsider using wordpress. It seems like whenever a site that uses wordpress goes on digg, it goes down instantly. If you'd like, I can help you with a system like what I showed you last week. Who knows, I might actually finish it :P
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Post by gannon » Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:01 pm

Spongebuell: The reason for that could be the sql limit, but also wordpress seems to auto-register your content via RSS to feed search engines. I just noticed my rss script picked up some news from this beta just by searching for benheck.

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Post by Kurt_ » Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:08 pm

The Grey sidebar section titles should be in bold, to distinguish them from the actual links. Also, some spaces inbetween the different sections and such would be nice.

Basically, what Skyone said.
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Post by CronoTriggerfan » Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:52 pm

I really like it, Ben, very straightforward and clean-cut; although I must say, don't be afraid to add some color and flair every now and then! God, that sounded gay. :lol:

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Post by SpongeBuell » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:00 pm

gannon wrote:Spongebuell: The reason for that could be the sql limit, but also wordpress seems to auto-register your content via RSS to feed search engines. I just noticed my rss script picked up some news from this beta just by searching for benheck.
I suppose that's probably the case (usually it's a SQL error) but I would imagine the system we use for PoD would use fewer queries per page view and take longer to crash.
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Post by EnterTheHatrix » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:35 am

I don't like it.. the lines in the header are too thin and close together, it's really pixelated.

I made a quick mock of yours, but without the lines, and I think it's a lot better..

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Nice and clean, not pixelated.
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Post by benheck » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:40 am

OK I'll fix the header before I start soldering for the day.

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