Site News: Macrumors Redesign

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    MacRumors site design has been updated.

    The new design preserves the basic feel of MacRumors but brings improved "standards" compliance and improved site navigation. Raw HTML file sizes should also be reduced.

    Please report any errors or navigational difficulties to arn.

    MacRumors' Forums will also see a major version upgrade in the future at which time the forum style will be brought into line with the new design.

    A few things to note:
     
  2. blakespot Administrator

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  3. Awimoway macrumors 65816

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    Congrats. It's a nice job.

    In Safari, I'm getting a weird green box when I mouse over the logo at the top left. After mouseover, a red outline box remains.

    Edit: It's gone now. Logo is normal.
     
  4. MisterG5 macrumors newbie

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  5. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    This is going to be great. Everyone will love it. You know why? I love it. And I hate everything at first. :D

    I think it would be a good time to say that maybe this thread isn't the best place for everyone to go nuts complaining about every little qualm they have, ie. the rollovers should be darker, or something silly like that.

    Best of luck with the redesign.
     
  6. bobindashadows macrumors 6502

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    Holy Crap!!!
    I just noticed this. I thought I had the first post on it, too, but it appears that the "0 Comments" was outdated by 5 seconds.

    I love it.

    has anyone else noticed that apparently MacRumors is now XHTML compliant? At least it has the xhtml transitional doctype. i hadn't noticed that before.

    [edit:]Oh, yeah, Arn mentioned standards compliance. Score 1 XHTML![/edit]
     
  7. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    WOWOWOW!! scared me for a sec. Nice! Looks professional.
     
  8. alamar macrumors member

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  10. Awimoway macrumors 65816

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    Re: no more votes?

    Nah, I don't they're going to use it (not that I have any say in it, of course). But maybe you can help us convince 'em to go with a new kind of voting--for True or False on rumors. That would be sweet.
     
  11. MattG macrumors 68040

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  12. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    One little suggestion. Can you have the title of soecific forum section be a link to that forum? I can't remember if you had this before...lol.
     
  13. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    YOU BASTARDS!!!

    .........hey....pretty spiffy :p
     
  14. Awimoway macrumors 65816

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    They way they have it designed, if you click on "More" at the bottom of each forum section, then you can navigate to that forum. Bonus Tip: There's a groovy bright yellow on mouseover of "More". Check it out. :cool:
     
  15. Waluigi macrumors 6502

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    As a professional web designer here is my input, take it for what it is worth:

    Pros:
    -Improved, more modern look with the tabs
    -Compatibility
    -Size of HTML file

    Cons:
    -Too much information coming at you at once with three columns instead of two
    -Larger Google Ads
    -Still not remotely consistent with the mac fourms in terms of style
    -Addition of additional color (light blue), which makes 4 (red, tan, white, and now blue)

    Overall, a good start, but there is still a lot more asthetic work to be done.

    --Waluigi
     
  16. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    something I'll have to get used too, but it looks ok.

    Arn, will there be a WAP site anytime soon?
     
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  18. arn macrumors god

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    1. Too Much Info... perhaps... it is a lot of info... which is could be good or bad depending on how you use MacRumors.

    2. Larger Google Ads were an unfortunate side effect of the narrower middle column. The "smaller" ad from before was too wide and would overlap the right column at 800x600 res.

    3. Style of the forums will come into line with the site when the forums are upgraded (weeks, or so)

    4. The colors are a hard thing to work with... I've played when them for quite some time. I'd be very open to color/design changes, though... I fully concede that I'm an amateur. ;)

    Thanks to Rower_CPU - who helped with a lot of the CSS issues... as well as the other mods (Anderson, Eyelikeart, Mudbug, Ambitious Lemon) for feedback/assistance.

    arn
     
  19. jimthorn macrumors 6502a

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    Looks nice, and more importantly, it's standards-based. I'm glad to see MacRumors standing in the XHTML/CSS camp.
     
  20. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Wow, I must say that it caught me by surprise when I opened Safari and got hit with the new page design like a freight train. I guess I didn't realize how used to the older style I was, but it is on its way to looking like a more modern and freshened design.
     
  21. MacRAND macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Site News: Macrumors Redesign

    ARN, impressive design (lots of work). I like :)
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    all you MacRumor mongers!
    :p

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  22. zach macrumors 65816

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    Heh.. I really like it.. Much more "apple-like". I do have to agree that the google ads are annoying... but all the more reason to become a demi-god!
     
  23. scem0 macrumors 604

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    It look great Arn, nice work.

    Keep up the good work :).

    scem0
     
  24. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I like the tabs and the mouseovers. I'm looking forward to the version upgrade too.

    Should the times of stories shown under their titles include the time zone?

    Site News: Macrumors Redesign
    Wednesday December 31, 2003 12:47 AM PST

    I wouldn't mind military time either.

    Site News: Macrumors Redesign
    Wednesday December 31, 2003 12:47 -0800
     
  25. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    the best part is, we dont have no crappy movie advertising macrumors x.0.. unlike that other site..:rolleyes:

    looks good arn!
     

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