"New" TH design template - why?

Discussion in 'Bugs and Features - Forum Questions' started by muzzel, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. muzzel

    muzzel New Member

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    I always wanted to ask why the style of this website was changed into this incredibly annoying ~400px fixed-width shit. I know its been there for quite some time but after it was changed i didnt bother logging in anymore because i found it impossible to work with the new website, so im asking now: Why?

    Whenever i want to read a sourcecode on this website i have to copy the whole thing and paste it into a texteditor to read it because its simply impossible to properly read a text when you have to scroll left and right for each line.

    Apart from that, the "hide" buttons look really silly, when i click on them there is some animation fading the hidden content in or out. Well- at least thats what should happen. For me it just lags and looks all weird.

    My only explanation is that whoever initiated this change secretly works for another website, like http://hiveworkshop.com and tries to kill TheHelper. If thats the case then just ignore this post ;)
    If thats not the case and the webmaster just wanted to make something new then please keep in mind: "different" is not necessarily "better".
     
  2. Ghan

    Ghan Administrator - Servers are fun Staff Member

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    For general viewing, I think fixed width looks fine, but I definitely completely agree with your point about trying to read code tags. It would be nice if we could try the style for the new xenForo version with floating width so that it takes up the whole screen. That might look better and be more usable.
     
  3. Accname

    Accname 2D-Graphics enthusiast

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    I actually like the fixed width for the general forum view.
    if the website would take my entire big ass display then I would always have to swing my head from left to right to read the sub-forum title / last-active-thread title or thread title / reply-count etc.

    How about a setting where you could activate / deactivate fixed width.
     
  4. Wizard

    Wizard :) Staff Member

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    Done.
    The new style is totally fluid.
     
  5. Wizard

    Wizard :) Staff Member

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    http://dev.thehelper.net

    I'll see what I can do.
     
  6. vypur85

    vypur85 Hibernate

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    Have to agree with this.
    But what's done is done.
    I guess we should move on.
     
  7. Accname

    Accname 2D-Graphics enthusiast

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    Ugh, its horrible.
    Just look at this:
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    How far the forum-name and the last-post are apart. I have to, like, shake my head wildly from left to right to go through all forums looking for new posts.

    Before we had a lot of space wasted on the sides. But now we waste the space in the center.
    And to be honest, I d rather waste it on the sides instead.
     
  8. monoVertex

    monoVertex I'm back!

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    Umm, do you browse the Internet on a billboard?

    I have a 24" full hd monitor and I just have to move my eye balls, not the entire head.

    Besides, for the new posts things you can look at the icon besides the thread name.

    I think it's better if we go fluid.
     
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  9. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

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    The preview. It's looking good so far. Just saying
     
  10. Wizard

    Wizard :) Staff Member

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    Thanks :)!
     
  11. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

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    I would like to see different post icons than just those grey boxes. Can we get an icon pack like on the last style?

    Also where is portal?
     
  12. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

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    +1 Still not there :confused:
     
  13. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

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    He says he is working on it.
     

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