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Tada! BTU gets a facelift

Postby Odysseus » Fri May 04, 2007 6:31 pm

Yep, you saw right. The BTU forum has had a nice facelift. I am much happier with this new look. I'm not 100% complete transfering over the custom features from the old style into this new one, but I'm getting there.

If you notice any bugs or anything out of place, feel free to let me know!




Edit: While I'm at it, I may officially announce the launch of our new logo, something you've inevitably seen already. Here's a larger shot:

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Postby Albrecht Jorgensson » Fri May 04, 2007 6:39 pm

Gah! Give us some warning next time! I was posting over in the design hall with the old look, and when the post comes up, it's with the new look! More then a little disconcerting!

But the new look is great. I like it.
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Postby Blackhawk01 » Fri May 04, 2007 7:15 pm

Well, this usually happens after Ody has been away awhile.... :P He likes to shake things up a little.
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Postby Deathstrike » Fri May 04, 2007 11:43 pm

Much cleaner then the previous.
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Postby Prophet » Sat May 05, 2007 2:48 am

I really like the new look, but would it be possible to put back the links for 'posts in last 24 hours' and 'posts in last 48 hours'?
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Postby shalom itay » Sat May 05, 2007 3:02 am

Prophet wrote:I really like the new look, but would it be possible to put back the links for 'posts in last 24 hours' and 'posts in last 48 hours'?
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My thoughts exactly!

One other thing, the upper golden line is somewhat out of place, if you ask me. Pls make it go away :(
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Postby AVA MANGO TWO » Sat May 05, 2007 4:30 am

So far i quite like what im seeing.... but some of the new icons need a rethink... :) zac
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Postby Odysseus » Sat May 05, 2007 9:32 am

Oops, forgot about the "last posts" links. I'll get those put back. I'll see how it looks without the yellow bar.

Zac, what icons need changing?

Also, I edited the first post with the new logo as well.
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Postby AVA MANGO TWO » Sat May 05, 2007 10:23 am

Its personal preference really i guess but im really not overly fond of the skull icon to represent a locked thread, i still think a padlock icon would still be far more in keeping, also the no new topic icon could be the BTU mech with a cross marked through it. And also the edit tags for the staff members i think they should be yellow as the white kind of merges in with the topic thats been posted, just a few thoughts. :) zac
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Postby IAMCLANWOLF » Sat May 05, 2007 11:26 am

All in all it looks very good Oddy!
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Postby Odysseus » Sat May 05, 2007 12:47 pm

Ok, instead of a blank square when theres no new posts, I have a black outline of our signature mech. Do you like this better than the blank square? Personally, I don't. Theres too many "mechs" now.
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Postby Shadow Slayer » Sat May 05, 2007 12:49 pm

Overall it looks good, but I HATE this orange box that covers all of the forum windows. It just looks really ugly. And kinda puts me off a bit.


But asides from that I love the new look.
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Postby JohnDressaries » Sat May 05, 2007 3:27 pm

Very nice Ody.. :o
Maybe better than the last time.. :wink:
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Postby trboturtle » Sat May 05, 2007 7:51 pm

Better a facelift then a facefault (Anime joke! :D :D :lol: )

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Postby thecircus » Sun May 06, 2007 8:10 am

I think the new site looks great! Will look better once you get the little bits done. BTW, I know you are trying to stay with the regiment's colors on the fansite, but can you brighten up the grey lettering/ I kinda blends in with the black background. Some of us old farts can't see too well! :wink:



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Postby The_Wolf » Sun May 06, 2007 6:54 pm

I'm not in the regiment, but it looks good, Odysseus.
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Postby Ravion Hawk » Sun May 06, 2007 11:15 pm

Could you put the "Mark all topics read" button back on the main Forum page please?
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Postby Odysseus » Mon May 07, 2007 7:36 am

Yep, I'll add that to my Monday list.
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Postby Steve Ronin » Mon May 07, 2007 9:40 am

WOW :shock:

the facelift looks good, ODY - I understand you're still tweaking things...

the big yellow bar I could do without.

as for topics that are 'old': how about using the original 'crosshairs' logo?

My only complaint:

Now I hafta to order new t-shirts... :wink:
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Postby Lawgiver » Mon May 07, 2007 4:20 pm

Can you shrink the mech logos to about 60-75% of their current to narrow the width of the bars across?
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Postby shalom itay » Mon May 07, 2007 8:16 pm

Oddy 10x! One last thing...the only place I can get "m from the 24 hours" is from the "Battletech universe forum index". Can you pls put the option in all forum related posts?
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Postby Odysseus » Mon May 07, 2007 9:14 pm

Man you guys are picky! I may or may not be able to do that. I'm not even sure I had it like that before or not.
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Postby shalom itay » Mon May 07, 2007 9:28 pm

Odysseus wrote:Man you guys are picky! I may or may not be able to do that. I'm not even sure I had it like that before or not.


Oops we made him mad. Run for the hills boys and dont forget to engage your MASC :lol:

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Postby thecircus » Tue May 08, 2007 9:43 am

can you make the "New PM" message a little more eye catching? I almost missed the one that I had.


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Postby Odysseus » Tue May 08, 2007 9:46 am

Yea, I dont know why it was altered like that. Its barely noticable.
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