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There's a NEW DrunkDuck on the way, with a bunch of improvements!
skoolmunkee at 1:12AM, March 6, 2011
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We've lobbied strongly for black text. Supposedly it will be done, it would be useful if the mock-ups they are posting reflect changes they know will be done. But if it takes a long time to change something I guess that's time better spent on coding.

Actually in Kinh's first post, doesn't he say something about darker text?

Edit: Nope, just that some of the images don't reflect current changes.

Anyway yeah, I'm pretty sure we're getting black text.
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srhdt at 10:29AM, March 7, 2011
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As Kinh says in his post- things are balanced out to also make viewing the site smoother on mobile devices.

Does this mean we might see a mobile version of the site sometime in the future? That would be nice. DD is a bit of a pain on my ipood.


Also: MORE with the horrible lack of contrast! Can't we at least have a proper black text for the forums?
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The admins had brought this issue up as well, and I'll reiterate here what I told them. The sample images posted do not represent the final, definitive look of the pages. Especially when it comes to text font colors, that's something that can be easily adjusted at the last minute and most likely will be darkened from what you see here.
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smbhax at 7:40PM, March 7, 2011
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And it is ONLY meant to happen when images are above a certain file size. 350KB was mooted.
If the images are below that then there will be NO changes.

I will have to bring this up again with Kinh, but we did discuss all that pretty thoroughly.
Ah, that's a relief, thanks.
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smbhax at 7:44PM, March 7, 2011
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Yeah, I stopped using .pngs on color images when I realized that it darkened all my colors obscuring all the effects I was going for.

I did use it for B&Ws for a while until I realized just how ugly it made the lines look.
Well, for B&W at least, you can–with the right program; I use IRFanview for this–save them as 8-bit images, lossless compression, and you'll still have a pretty compact file size. No compression artifacts that way: the lines stay perfectly crisp. That's what I do with my comics, which are all b&w.
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KAM at 12:40AM, March 8, 2011
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Thanks smbhax. :-)
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Larry at 7:18PM, March 11, 2011
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So I saw the new proposed user page and I have to say it's too crowded, and space isn't used effectively. I've created my own mock-up that admittedly addresses more issues I have with the redesign other than with the fact that the user page puts near-useless features like trophies above our comics or the fact that user pages are going to be even longer than most are now.

Here it is.

The Comics thing would work similar to the netflix rotating dvd cover art thing. Maybe users could even have the option to select which top 3 comics they want to show up in the front. That “See all” link below the comics banner would display just the thumbnails with the titles similarly to how they show up now on the user page now.

You can still edit most of your options on the user page here but it takes up much less screen space.

It's just a lot less crowded than what's currently proposed and I think makes the site look a little cleaner (and for this page, returns the most focus to the comics!).
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Loud_G at 7:54PM, March 11, 2011
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May I suggest a FIRST and LAST page for the search results as well as the numbers and such?
Being able to jump all the way to the end or beginning can help speed up a search sometimes.
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ozoneocean at 8:09PM, March 11, 2011
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May I suggest a FIRST and LAST page for the search results as well as the numbers and such?
Being able to jump all the way to the end or beginning can help speed up a search sometimes.
Excellent idea!

Larry
So I saw the new proposed user page and I have to say it's too crowded, and space isn't used effectively. I've created my own mock-up that admittedly addresses more issues I have with the redesign other than with the fact that the user page puts near-useless features like trophies above our comics or the fact that user pages are going to be even longer than most are now.

Here it is.
First up, please save that as an 8bit png, it took ages to come up on my screen… doesn't matter how fast your internet is, if there's a slow connection anywhere in the chain that is what the speed will be.

I really like what you did there larry- apart from the horrible grey background. We don't want any of the old nasty greys in the new look of the site. Even black would be better than grey.

Anyway, it looks good. The recommended comics list will probably be gridded with mouse-over descriptions instead of vertical so that will save space.
Next time when Skool and I conference with Kinh we'll ask about your design.
I'm not sure at this stage if changes that significant can be made since the new site is well under construction but I'll ask anyway.
 
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Larry at 10:13AM, March 12, 2011
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Oh, whoops! That was a bit stupid on my part. 8bit png here.

Here

Thanks for looking at my design.
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Product Placement at 10:59AM, March 12, 2011
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lefarce at 2:19PM, March 12, 2011
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I see suggesting a more “split pea” green was too much of a request.

 
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lothar at 4:36AM, March 17, 2011
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my favorite part was green
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