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3:30 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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OK. I am seeing a two column home page at WW. How long has this been up?

I like it !

3:33 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It has always been two columns, but the forums column now moved to the left. Personally I prefer the old layout.
3:37 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks.. I need to wake up I guess. I like the change.
3:41 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It sure looks different. I like it.

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3:58 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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> Personally I prefer the old layout.

First time in about 8 years we have touched the home page. I believe it was 2003 when this version of the software with the slash dot flavor blog style homepage went up.

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I dont like it - but by tomorrow I will probably forget what the old layout used to look like :)
4:00 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I like it! I'd like it even better if the Forums Index were over on the right.

Keep it up and you may even motivate me to update that butt ugly site of mine. :)

Please tell me the green is temporary? :(

<Added> If there is one thing "I" would NOT change, it would be the default color scheme.

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"Third Rail" LOL
4:08 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I need a strong cup of tea after that! ;)
4:10 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I like it. Not sure about the color - looks as it always looked.
Waiting for Active posts in the 3rd column :)
4:11 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Add some spirit to mines and make it a double :)

I just saw the default skin for a while and it was kinda creapy :)

Devils advocate:
The only real reason I can see for keeping the forums menu to the right is to keep it close to the scroll bar.

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Waiting for Active posts in the 3rd column happy!

Excellent Suggestion

[edited by: jbinbpt at 4:18 pm (utc) on Jan. 27, 2010]

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Ya, something will go on the 3rd column at some point...
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What is up with the forum skin colors on Webmaster World changing. I had a horrible green for a few page loads and then it changed back?

Is someone playing with the CSS files? Please don't be too extreme. The high contrast green to white I saw a couple minutes agos was hard on the eyes. :(

4:21 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Featured posts need visual separation
4:34 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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WOW!

Thought I was 'bugging' there for a second(-time). Even double REFRESh did not fix it.... :)

I agree with MACK, for the menu on the Right, I' like it where it was.

With the amount of movements/clicks that my right hand does during the Day I'd prefer it to stays there as a default.

Colours, I see it changed twice so far for the quoted stuff. Not a biggie.

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4:48 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Change is bad.

There are no exceptions.

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Makes a lot more sense to have the forum links on the left.
4:56 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Change is bad.

There are no exceptions.


Webmasters fear change!
4:57 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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i think i threw up in my mouth a little there.

source ordered content?
that's so aughts.
eff that!

usability?
at least the scrollbar is on the same side as the freakin page long menu, right?
fail!

5:06 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm just looking forward to getting the green skin back as an option, it was always the best of the old themes.

Anyway, the changes are looking good so far :)

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I think I will need some time getting used to the new layout. Ok. But please, no more of those ugly green colors...
5:36 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm not at all anti-change, but I'm anti-change for the sake of change...

This just threw usability out the window, down the road, onto a bus, to the airport, only to get there for a 4 hour delayed flight.

The Forum Index (which is exactly a mile long) worked great on the right hand side because while you're using the scrollbar on the right, your link was only centimeters away.

I take it the WebmasterWorld Subcription comes with magnifying glasses for the Highlighted Posts section?

OK, maybe I need to read this forum more carefully, as I must be missing it, so I'll ask. What problem does this redesign solve?

5:45 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The spacing on the home page is not quite right yet - I think the title/subtitle should be indented like the description, with a bit more of a margin above the title.

With the forum list column width having been squeezed a bit on the left, combined with the extra spacing, the balance has gone. There really needs to be the third column in this case. If you switch the forum list back to the right, then you could stick a Pubcon vertical banner to the left to balance it.

There also need to be fewer home page entries on the first page now the spacing has increased, the page is too long.

Waiting for Active posts in the 3rd column :)

So the driveby spammers get to hit the home page? I like the idea in theory, but it won't work in practice for this reason.

For the third column, maybe show the top five threads from a single forum, rotating through a shortlist of the most active forums. Or show the top five or ten thread titles from the Supporters forum, with a subscribe link above :)

No-one's mentioned the page width yet ;) 97% seems too much, 90% would be better I think.

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Oh oh, Bretts little daughter has gotten access to the webmasterworld control center and is playing with the settings.

Stop it, before your daddy comes home and finds out! ;)

6:26 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I hate the new FP layout on my big screen but it reads read well on the mobile.

3rd column on mobile would suck.

You need to do something to make it read better on the big screen.

The message boards could use a little tweaking for mobile, they're almost good enough but a little fat regarding some side to side action at times.

I think it's time you implement the CSS for handheld option if you're making all these changes.

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Feel like I'm driving on the wrong side of the road.
7:06 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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but it reads read well on the mobile

Goog point. I just had a look and sidescroll eliminated for the fp.

Mack.

7:42 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I liked it the way it was.
7:47 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It just looks wrong with the menu on the left hand side...I might just get used to it though.
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