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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.

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ropulos

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The font size really is tiny, I mean I regularly have to crank up the zoom level up to at least 175%, sometimes even up to 250 % to even be able to read a damn word. Are you all eagle-eyed or something? Maan
Stop using 8K screens.
 

Black

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new thing bad
 

WhiteShark

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sorry if someone posted this already but I hate the scrolling avatar/post box and I hate that the joined/messages lines are now these dumb fat icons and why is it showing facebook likes next to them too
 

Pink Eye

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I'm very into cock and ball torture
by the way. i forgot to post this but please for the love of god let me set an option to see a hot babe while browsing the new site.
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I want her on new site.
 

Alienman

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Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Codex Year of the Donut Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Steve gets a Kidney but I don't even get a tag.
Wonder if there is a correlation with people that zoom in and browse the TITS Crowd
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Maxie

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I browse at 85% zoom DarkUnderlord will the new layout cater to me (currently it's shit)
 

Sjukob

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The Codex is a safe space. Change threatens their safety.

We go through this every time there's an upgrade.
The buttons were a shit addition, they haven't brought anything good to this site.
 

Jaedar

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Project: Eternity Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
The Codex is a safe space. Change threatens their safety.

We go through this every time there's an upgrade.
The buttons were a shit addition, they haven't brought anything good to this site.
Eh. Buttons are nice because they removed what was sometimes a literal page with no information, just
This.
+1
:brofist:
and so on.

They're also a nice way to establish bad posts dynamically, without the user needing to be tagged for everyone who reads it to know that it's nonsense. There are also problems with buttons of course, but overall I'm neutral positive.
 

Gibson

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I need to zoom a little bit, but I'm not completely blind - therefore i do not approve of the new design.
 

ItsChon

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Steve gets a Kidney but I don't even get a tag.
DarkUnderlord The new test site looks absolutely fucking horrendous. One of the best things about RPGCodex is the current layout and style. Everything is optimized for the perfect viewer experience, and there isn't a single thing about it that should be changed. If switching to XF2 is a must, then please work on the test version until it at least closely resembles what we currently have so that we can properly assess it. If we switched to the current style, it would quite literally lead to a worse experience and actively demotivate people from spending time on this website.
 

LostHisMarbles

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Codex Year of the Donut
DarkUnderlord i summon thee boss to humbly request something very basic;

Breaks. A post is made. A break usually follows. As it does here. A new post appears below it. Another break after it. Nice and separate. New version doesn't have those.
Yes, one can deduce, but it's not as easy on the eyes as the 'traditional'(?) way of presenting things. If a simple line or any other form of demarcation could be added it'd be much better.

'Cause you also have their fucking signatures below their posts, right before someone else's post begins.
And ironically? There is a demarcation line after their inane postings and before their signatures, but none after the signatures.
(yes, there is space.. like i said one deduces the evident, but why not help the eye some)

Ignore my custom filters/layout, just look at it:

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Help the anal elderlies of the world with post breaks.
If that's not possible, at least increase the space between different posts a little bit. Way too close on one another as it is.
 
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Rincewind

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New site at 150% zoom looks worse than the current one at 125%.

But seriously, it still looks like shit. You don't have to "reinvent" anything, just copy the existing one as faithfully as you can. The colours and fonts of the current one are perfect, you don't need to change anything about them. I really don't like the new fonts, neither the new colours (too contrasty).

Some things just don't need to change.

As discussed, even the font size is a moot point, everybody can use zoom, I use it all the time, it works fine.

If you need to upgrade the forum software, just migrate the current theme and do the absolute minimal amount of changes while keeping the existing design. Job done.
 

soulburner

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When I loaded the new test site I thought I clicked some old April fools joke someone left behind and forgot to remove.


* the colors are bad. The current site has a good balance of being easy on the eyes and easy to read. The new one has a too bright font on a too dark background. Posts are not visually separated in a comfortable way

* the font face looks weird at 1080p with no scaling or zooming. I never needed to zoom the current site, but I have to zoom the new one because the letters kind of blur with each other

* padding. If you want to be mobile friendly, use CSS rules which are mobile friendly... on mobile. Let me see a proper desktop experience on a desktop screen. If I'm on 1080p 24" display, I don't want to see anything larger or more padded than it is on the current site. If I'm on a 27 inch 4K display I'm already using operating system scaling so just stop

* a mix of rounded and square corners all over the place. Are you trying to mimic Windows 11?

* website download size increased by almost 60 kB
 

Rincewind

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* the colors are bad. The current site has a good balance of being easy on the eyes and easy to read. The new one has a too bright font on a too dark background. Posts are not visually separated in a comfortable way

* the font face looks weird at 1080p with no scaling or zooming. I never needed to zoom the current site, but I have to zoom the new one because the letters kind of blur with each other

* padding. If you want to be mobile friendly, use CSS rules which are mobile friendly... on mobile. Let me see a proper desktop experience on a desktop screen. If I'm on 1080p 24" display, I don't want to see anything larger or more padded than it is on the current site. If I'm on a 27 inch 4K display I'm already using operating system scaling so just stop

* a mix of rounded and square corners all over the place. Are you trying to mimic Windows 11?

Like this guy said. I've emphasized the issues, I 100% agree with them and they bother me a great deal too. Whoever is responsible for the new design, please read the above points 5 times in a row, slowly, and let them sink in.

I've noticed the exact same things, many people noticed the exact same things, these are real issues. The new design is vastly inferior to the current one.

How I see it, you have two options:
  • hire/bribe a real experienced designer to come up with something that is truly an improvement over the current design
  • if that is not possible for whatever reason, just copy the current design *slavishly* because you won't make it better if you don't know what you're doing
Just don't change anything because you think "it's better" if you're not a designer with a good eye and experience. There's 90% chance it won't be an improvement at all.

If you're incapable of doing that, just use the simplest default template, and then ask someone from the userbase who is experienced with CSS to create a 1:1 replica of the current theme in the new system -- I think there will be a lot of people willing to help with that instead of living with the "new experience".
 
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spekkio

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I've noticed another missing feature - links in spoilertags have same color as regular text in newshit 'Foro:

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Glorious oldfag 'Foro:

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Plz fix.
 

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