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Anime Your test site sucks

Do you zoom in when reading the Codex?

  • Yes, I usually or regularly zoom in (increasing the font size) in order to read the Codex.

    Votes: 82 27.0%
  • On the odd occasion, I have had to zoom in. Maybe on a particular device.

    Votes: 36 11.8%
  • No. Never.

    Votes: 148 48.7%
  • Bitch, I zoom out.

    Votes: 21 6.9%
  • Oh Comrade of Kings, lament not our sins.

    Votes: 17 5.6%

  • Total voters
    304

Trashos

Arcane
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Messages
3,219
Want to bet against that more than half the users of this site regularly access it through their smartphones?

It sure looks like shit on my laptop.
If it indeed looks better on smartphones, then I was right. We a mobile games site nao!
 

Lady Error

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Messages
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Strap Yourselves In
Scruffy is wrong on everything, as usual.

Is there no way to port the old style to Xenforo 2? And why do you need Xenforo 2 at all if the old one works just fine?
 

Grimlorn

Arcane
Joined
Jun 1, 2011
Messages
9,912
It needs tweaking, it's definitely not perfect, but it's fine, and no worse than the current layout. And remember: reactionaries only have one opinion, and it's always the same, so no one takes them seriously. Not even in the very few occasions in which they might be right.
It's amusing you think you're not a reactionary. You react the exact way the left wants you to every time you view something politically. Here it is pretty much universal that most Codexers dislike the new site, probably people on the left and right, but here you are making it a political issue by referencing those darn reactionaries.

You are a caricature of a human being, but I guess that's why they call people like you NPCs.
 

Scruffy

The janitor
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Staff Member
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Messages
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Codex 2012 Torment: Tides of Numenera Codex USB, 2014
I'm Ridin' with Biden I'm Ridin' with Biden
It needs tweaking, it's definitely not perfect, but it's fine, and no worse than the current layout. And remember: reactionaries only have one opinion, and it's always the same, so no one takes them seriously. Not even in the very few occasions in which they might be right.
It's amusing you think you're not a reactionary. You react the exact way the left wants you to every time you view something politically. Here it is pretty much universal that most Codexers dislike the new site, probably people on the left and right, but here you are making it a political issue by referencing those darn reactionaries.

You are a caricature of a human being, but I guess that's why they call people like you NPCs.
So you don't know what reactionary means, and you made an idiot of yourself in front of everyone. Sad.
 

Lim-Dûl

Educated
Joined
Apr 11, 2022
Messages
222
Your test site is so ugly that I can't promise I will continue contributing high quality posts here if you change to it
 

DarkUnderlord

Professional Throne Sitter
Staff Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2002
Messages
27,036
Is there no way to port the old style to Xenforo 2?
Re-build, yes. Port, no. The forum templates needed to be re-built. XF2 is enough of a monster that there are people who can do that for you.

I did not tell them to "copy everything exactly as you see it". But they're working on the theme. I did want something that felt re-freshed / updated but kept most of the same theme. So that Rex can finally have his graphics back and be at peace.

And why do you need Xenforo 2 at all if the old one works just fine?
Bug fixes, and sexy new features.

I mean, sure, we could've stayed on phpBB but it'd literally be hacked every day and would just stop working because PHP doesn't support half the code it uses any more.

Also, we literally have publicly available statistics: http://extremetracking.com/open?login=codexrpg

You can see what people are using, desktop vs mobile, OS, resolution etc...

Computers
Last 3 Months Trend
Desktop/Laptop 522,272 64.52%
Mobile 283,273 34.99%
Tablet 3,980 0.49%

Resolutions
Last 3 Months Trend
1920x1200 223,648 63.35%
1280x1024 40,273 11.41%
1366x768 31,215 8.84%
1600x1200 13,659 3.87%
1680x1050 12,439 3.52%
1440x900 12,221 3.46%
2048x1536 10,036 2.84%
1024x768 4,173 1.18%
800x600 3,842 1.09%
1152x864 1,059 0.30%

How Many God-Damned Poles Are There
Last 3 Months Trend
United States 197,405 24.36%
Poland 79,690 9.84%
United Kingdom 49,409 6.10%
Germany 44,202 5.46%
Russian Federation 27,643 3.41%
France 26,873 3.32%
Brazil 25,135 3.10%
Finland 24,638 3.04%
Sweden 23,244 2.87%
Canada 23,016 2.84%

EDIT: Poll updated. Last Poll Results were less than useful:

The Codex font size is...
Too small. Increase the font size by a point or two and it'll be fine.
9 vote(s) 11.7%

Too small. Increase it by a lot. Like 3 points at least.
7 vote(s) 9.1%

Just perfect. Don't you change a thing.
35 vote(s) 45.5%

Too big, we need to go smaller.
12 vote(s) 15.6%

Oh Comrade of Kings, lament not our sins.
14 vote(s) 18.2%
 
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shywn

Savant
Joined
Feb 13, 2016
Messages
436
This poll isn't any useful either. I never zoom in, but would still appreciate a small increase to font size. Like, 14px or so.

For some reason the last twelve pages of thread have been about looks and appearances, and nothing more. There are some real usability issues as well that have been wholly ignored.

I am not going to use a forum that chooses to implement mystery meat navigation, and I will not wrestle with a rich text editor either.
 

Kruno

Arcane
Village Idiot Zionist Agent Shitposter
Joined
Jan 2, 2012
Messages
9,653
Is there no way to port the old style to Xenforo 2?
Re-build, yes. Port, no. The forum templates needed to be re-built. XF2 is enough of a monster that there are people who can do that for you.

I did not tell them to "copy everything exactly as you see it". But they're working on the theme. I did want something that felt re-freshed / updated but kept most of the same theme. So that Rex can finally have his graphics back and be at peace.

And why do you need Xenforo 2 at all if the old one works just fine?
Bug fixes, and sexy new features.

I mean, sure, we could've stayed on phpBB but it'd literally be hacked every day and would just stop working because PHP doesn't support half the code it uses any more.

Also, we literally have publicly available statistics: http://extremetracking.com/open?login=codexrpg

You can see what people are using, desktop vs mobile, OS, resolution etc...

Computers
Last 3 Months Trend
Desktop/Laptop 522,272 64.52%
Mobile 283,273 34.99%
Tablet 3,980 0.49%

Resolutions
Last 3 Months Trend
1920x1200 223,648 63.35%
1280x1024 40,273 11.41%
1366x768 31,215 8.84%
1600x1200 13,659 3.87%
1680x1050 12,439 3.52%
1440x900 12,221 3.46%
2048x1536 10,036 2.84%
1024x768 4,173 1.18%
800x600 3,842 1.09%
1152x864 1,059 0.30%

How Many God-Damned Poles Are There
Last 3 Months Trend
United States 197,405 24.36%
Poland 79,690 9.84%
United Kingdom 49,409 6.10%
Germany 44,202 5.46%
Russian Federation 27,643 3.41%
France 26,873 3.32%
Brazil 25,135 3.10%
Finland 24,638 3.04%
Sweden 23,244 2.87%
Canada 23,016 2.84%

EDIT: Poll updated. Last Poll Results were less than useful:

The Codex font size is...
Too small. Increase the font size by a point or two and it'll be fine.
9 vote(s) 11.7%

Too small. Increase it by a lot. Like 3 points at least.
7 vote(s) 9.1%

Just perfect. Don't you change a thing.
35 vote(s) 45.5%

Too big, we need to go smaller.
12 vote(s) 15.6%

Oh Comrade of Kings, lament not our sins.
14 vote(s) 18.2%
i don't use zoom
microsoft sucks
 

Curratum

Arcane
Joined
May 14, 2018
Messages
3,818
I do zoom and the new site images and layouts start acting up even at just 110%.
 

Jaedar

Arcane
Patron
Joined
Aug 5, 2009
Messages
7,932
Project: Eternity Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
I always run codex at 120% browser zoom. Modern resolutions and screen sizes make text that is 2 hard to read.
 

Rean

Ask me about Sen no Kiseki
Patron
Joined
Nov 14, 2020
Messages
1,092
Strap Yourselves In
I zoom like a zoomer!
 

TheImplodingVoice

Dumbfuck!
Dumbfuck
Joined
Oct 29, 2018
Messages
1,714
Location
Embelyon
The new site is a crime against humanity. Even nazi G..many is looked upon more favourably
 

Maxie

Wholesome Chungus
Patron
Glory to Ukraine
Joined
Nov 13, 2021
Messages
996
Is there no way to port the old style to Xenforo 2?
Re-build, yes. Port, no. The forum templates needed to be re-built. XF2 is enough of a monster that there are people who can do that for you.

I did not tell them to "copy everything exactly as you see it". But they're working on the theme. I did want something that felt re-freshed / updated but kept most of the same theme. So that Rex can finally have his graphics back and be at peace.

And why do you need Xenforo 2 at all if the old one works just fine?
Bug fixes, and sexy new features.

I mean, sure, we could've stayed on phpBB but it'd literally be hacked every day and would just stop working because PHP doesn't support half the code it uses any more.

Also, we literally have publicly available statistics: http://extremetracking.com/open?login=codexrpg

You can see what people are using, desktop vs mobile, OS, resolution etc...

Computers
Last 3 Months Trend
Desktop/Laptop 522,272 64.52%
Mobile 283,273 34.99%
Tablet 3,980 0.49%

Resolutions
Last 3 Months Trend
1920x1200 223,648 63.35%
1280x1024 40,273 11.41%
1366x768 31,215 8.84%
1600x1200 13,659 3.87%
1680x1050 12,439 3.52%
1440x900 12,221 3.46%
2048x1536 10,036 2.84%
1024x768 4,173 1.18%
800x600 3,842 1.09%
1152x864 1,059 0.30%

How Many God-Damned Poles Are There
Last 3 Months Trend
United States 197,405 24.36%
Poland 79,690 9.84%
United Kingdom 49,409 6.10%
Germany 44,202 5.46%
Russian Federation 27,643 3.41%
France 26,873 3.32%
Brazil 25,135 3.10%
Finland 24,638 3.04%
Sweden 23,244 2.87%
Canada 23,016 2.84%

EDIT: Poll updated. Last Poll Results were less than useful:

The Codex font size is...
Too small. Increase the font size by a point or two and it'll be fine.
9 vote(s) 11.7%

Too small. Increase it by a lot. Like 3 points at least.
7 vote(s) 9.1%

Just perfect. Don't you change a thing.
35 vote(s) 45.5%

Too big, we need to go smaller.
12 vote(s) 15.6%

Oh Comrade of Kings, lament not our sins.
14 vote(s) 18.2%
ban all of these russians and add more poles
 

SevenSidedDice

Learned
Joined
Jan 27, 2019
Messages
417
Location
Computer
  • Use Inter (https://rsms.me/inter/) for the font, this new font is too soy for me, honestly.
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  • Some UI elements are borked, like the page # on posts. It should be much lower, it's being obscured by the last post.
  • The user info box per post is too large, it could be much smaller.
  • The reactions look weird, the numbers need to be emphasized. I like the current "x2" system, it gives a lot of weight to the reactions. I can hardly see the numbers on the new design.

The new interface sucks. It is not ideal for text. It's not even ideal for shitposting (look at what any chan passes for "design". That's actually better than the redesign) because the design is conducive only to "muh newness". It's wrong. Please stop.

Yes, I voted for "Bitch, I zoom out".

Look up WCAG AAA before designing your website. I guarantee you, if you follow that, it will look decent even if your colorscheme is diarrhea.

https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG2AAA-Conformance
https://accessibleweb.com/rating/aaa/
Just the parts about colors, the rest is irrelevant.
https://accessible-colors.com/

I personally like the way the website looks right now, it has SOUL. The redesign looks like some half-hearted football forum or something. Utterly SOULLESS.
 

SevenSidedDice

Learned
Joined
Jan 27, 2019
Messages
417
Location
Computer
Is there no way to port the old style to Xenforo 2?
Re-build, yes. Port, no. The forum templates needed to be re-built. XF2 is enough of a monster that there are people who can do that for you.

I did not tell them to "copy everything exactly as you see it". But they're working on the theme. I did want something that felt re-freshed / updated but kept most of the same theme. So that Rex can finally have his graphics back and be at peace.

And why do you need Xenforo 2 at all if the old one works just fine?
Bug fixes, and sexy new features.

I mean, sure, we could've stayed on phpBB but it'd literally be hacked every day and would just stop working because PHP doesn't support half the code it uses any more.
Make the website look like Salo-Forum. That was great design that got out of the way.
 

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