Ray Peat Forum: New Design

Discussion in 'Suggestions, Complaints, Board Glitches' started by John Eels, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. John Eels

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    I don't frequent the Raypeatforum that often anymore. I hang out more on peatarian.com. I notice the new design. I find it less user friendly than the one before. I have a few thoughts:

    1) I think the font is different. It's more difficult to read. I preferred the one before. Was it Verdana?
    2) The color washouts in the boxes don't add anything (from dark blue to white blue). I find them rather distracting.
    3) I used to be able to go through the most recent topics to the oldest ones on the portal page. Now, I count eight topics and the system doesn't let me explore topics older then those. I miss that. I used to visit the forum every three days or so and check out the topics that have been added since than.
    4) This last point hasn't changed since the update. I think that the most relevant box of all the boxes on the portal is the one labeled RECENT. I think it should be on top and the box WELCOME MESSAGE second to make it for regular users more appealing who are interested in the more dynamic content.
     
  2. Gabriel

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    I agree with point 2)
    Also I think the colors could be made a little more harmonious, I somehow have the feeling they dont fit well together, although it is hard for me to say what is the problem.

    Regarding the new posts, I hotlinked this board to the following link, which always gives me the topics I havent read yet.
    search.php?search_id=unreadposts
     
  3. charlie

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    I just checked and the one now is Verdana. That's the font I usually use. If the font is too small then just hit "ctrl" plus the "+" sign and it will make the font bigger.

    I have been having the same thoughts to but just have not gotten around to tweaking it. I changed it to a whitish grey which seems a little bit better.

    I changed it to 10 so you will have a couple more to check out. I will see if I can somehow get a click on so you can expand that search.

    I will consider this.

    Thanks for your input!
     
  4. charlie

    charlie The Law & Order Admin

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    How does it look now?


    This link is also available on the portal page on the right hand side on the "menu" list.
     
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    OH OK, I see what you are saying now about the blue. I will see if I can clear it up a bit.
     
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    John, I made a "recent topic" page. Let me know if that works for you. If so, I will add a link on the portal page, on the menu at top left.

    recent_topics.php
     
  7. Gabriel

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    Looks better Charlie! Maybe you could reintroduce that border around the whole board? Somehow it is not shown here anymore.
     
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    Thank you.

    You like a darker border? Trying to figure out what looks better and easier on the eyes.
     
  9. Gabriel

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    Yes something that is not so hard on the eyes. Not necessarily dark, greyish would also be fine. What do the others say?
     
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    Well, John says the how it fades from dark blue to the lighter blue distracts him. I do see how that could happen.
     
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    The darker grey I just added seems to clear things up a bit. I could go lighter and see how it goes.
     
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    Good work, it keeps improving.

    I would still prefer to have the "recent post" list straight on the main page, instead of a huge page with just a few lines of quote. I don't make any use of things like the clock. I'm only on that page because there's a link to the "recent post" page, basically.
     
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