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    The First One Darren's Avatar
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    GateWorld GateWorld 2.0 Forum Skin

    Hi all,

    The GateWorld 2.0 forum reskin is now available in beta mode! For those of you who want to switch now and offer some feedback, you can change your forum skin on the Options page:

    http://forum.gateworld.net/profile.php?do=editoptions

    Scroll to the bottom and look for the "Forum Skin" option.

    Please post comments here, and let us know if you see anything that needs repairing. Note that what we're looking for is notes specific to the reskin templates, NOT the forum in general.

    Once we're sure we have any bugs worked out and everything looks like it's supposed to, the GateWorld 2.0 skin will become the forum default. (We may leave the old "GateWorld Classic" skin available as an option as well.)

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Darren; March 5th, 2007 at 05:30 PM.


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    Default Re: GateWorld 2.0 Forum Skin

    Are the columns in the 2.0 skin narrower than the old one or is it a trick of perspective?

    Will new banners be added once you work all the bugs out?

    Seems slick so far. Will keep you posted.

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    Default Re: GateWorld 2.0 Forum Skin

    I'd love to do a bunch of new headers, but of course that will rely almost entirely on our skilled designer's free time.

    The main body is 8 pixels narrower. Good eye!


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    Default Re: GateWorld 2.0 Forum Skin

    i'm in love having the main body smaller is nice. i'm fine with the header as it is.

    if i had one problem the section that says Mark Forums Read View Forum Leaders

    should be as dark as the whats going on section. the light blue makes the words hard to read.
    Last edited by Pharaoh Atem; March 5th, 2007 at 05:34 PM.

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    Default Re: GateWorld 2.0 Forum Skin

    I'm really liking it. It's really slick and pretty. What I really like about it is that it keeps the best parts of the old forum style. It still looks exactly like GW, it just does in a much better manner.

    I gotta agree with Pharaoh Atem though, and say that there is a couple of text colouring issues. But that is nothing for me, as I never use those links. I didn't even knew they existed until Mal pointed them out.

    So yeah, looks great!

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    Default Re: GateWorld 2.0 Forum Skin

    found this probelm using opera ( not sure about other browsers

    at the site history not sure if this is apart of the skin or a error.
    Last edited by Adria; May 31st, 2007 at 07:56 AM.

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    Default Re: GateWorld 2.0 Forum Skin

    The little text coloring issues are part of what I'm wanting to fix now, so please post away!

    The home page's "Mark Forums Read" and "View Forum Leaders" links have been fixed.


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    the words in bold are white and hard to see
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    i'm getting this with internet explorer 7
    Last edited by Pharaoh Atem; March 30th, 2007 at 06:22 PM.

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    Default Re: GateWorld 2.0 Forum Skin

    The "Mark forums read" and "view forum moderators" links are darker, yes but I think the background needs to be tinted a little darker, too, in order to distinguish it from the vertical columns.

    Maybe give the same treatment (darkening) to the links/background for the items Adria mentioned, too.

    EDIT: Or at least the backgrounds, since the links on the Classic skin are also white.

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    I've got to say Darren, it looks nice, great job.

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    Default Re: GateWorld 2.0 Forum Skin

    Personally, I like the 'Classic'. Please, please leave it as an option.

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    Ooh...me likey

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    Is there any way to get the ad to go above the TV Schedule/FAQ/Blogs/etc stuff? It makes it look a little weird, otherwise; like the ad is embedded in the forum table itself rather than as a separate entity.

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    I don't think we need any new headers, that ones great

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    Better integration of the top ad with the site template was actually one of my goals for 2.0 -- the old way was very much tacked on (the old site wasn't designed with that ad in mind).

    On the minus side it makes the ad a little harder to ignore, but on the plus side ... it makes the ad a little harder to ignore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adria View Post
    found this probelm using opera ( not sure about other browsers

    at the site history not sure if this is apart of the skin or a error.
    It's not just Opera, I'm having the same "problem" with Firefox and IE whenever the set 800px width gets distorted by for example wide images or when someone pastes several URLs next to eachother without spaces in between the single URLs. Although I must admit, it looked stylish that there was a "staff" under the word "staff" with firefox.

    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g3..._0_firefox.jpg
    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g3...n_bug_1_ie.jpg

    The same is true for the header (this might get fixed easily by centering the header image).

    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g3...g_2_header.jpg

    I couldn't find anything else where I know that bugs have happened with the old skin.

    Darren, what skin will be the default in the future (e.g. when you're a guest and not logged in)? I guess the *new* skin would look better if you come here from the main site.
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    Default Re: GateWorld 2.0 Forum Skin

    its really nice, i like it a lot. Looks more modern, like Macs Vs. PC
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    And I thought that no one could get me to want this.

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    I guess I'm old fashioned. I like the Classic GateWorld.
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    i'm not seeing that

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