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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by voorhees, May 20, 2010.

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do you like the new black look ?

Poll closed Jun 4, 2010.
  1. yes

    54 vote(s)
    49.5%
  2. No

    55 vote(s)
    50.5%
  3. never noticed

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. jungleman
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    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    [May 22, 2010]
    i still prefer the old one... from what i remember haha,
    couldnt it be possible to be able to load up which skin you like? was a member of an alfa forum and u could choose between 3 or 4 from what i remember?
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  2. voorhees
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    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    [May 22, 2010]
    the issues brought up will be forwarded to Rob and Adam so they can implement them....hopefully.
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  3. JohnS3
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    [May 22, 2010]
    I'm all for user choice. Can we have user defined "skins" please. That way everyone will be happy.
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  4. NHN
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    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    [May 22, 2010]
    No, dont like it.
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  5. paddy
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    [May 22, 2010]
    Black is good..Black reflects the futrure..Black is the new White but in like a darker way man...:rock:
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  6. Brett Butler
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    [May 22, 2010]
    Hard to see new posts, apart from that no difference once you get used to it
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  7. crypric23
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    [May 22, 2010]
    Sorry do not like it at all , i thought it was temporary ..

    But if this is now the resident theme , i have to say NO
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  8. Pii
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    [May 23, 2010]
    I quite like the black. It looks more modern and isn't that bad to read once I got used to.

    However, as others have mentioned there are some further cosmetics that can help improve the user experience but nothing which isn't a simple tweak. I don't see any issues with layouts like other but am generally on IE8 or Firefox.

    If I was to prioritise my list of issues it would be:
    1) Cannot tell what is a new post easily
    2) Cannot see the start of someone's signature easily
    3) White pixels on smileys
    4) Cannot see the user online status easily

    Again, all cosemtic. The site seems faster to me and I haven't seen any performance issues.

    Seeing the number of users that are asking for a theme choice it may not be a bad idea time/developement resource availability permitted.

    Thanks
    Pii
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  9. Ads
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    [May 23, 2010]
    I preferred the site lighter in colour. ASN now reminds me of one of those spyware/virus laced website where you find hacks for trial software.

    Bright websites are always a nicer place to be, IMO. Just have a look at most of the "big" sites. Almost all bright, and I bet that ain't by coincidence.
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  10. a3_dan
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    [May 23, 2010]
    I thought I liked the black theme at first, but found over time I'm straining more to read and like others have already stayed, it's harder to notice new posts as the colouring doesn't stand out. A selection of themes would be perfect... In an ideal world ofc.

    I still think you guys are doing a great job, so keep it up fellas. This site still seems heaps better than others I hve been a member of before.
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  11. dc240969
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    [May 23, 2010]
    Colours fine, just doesnt work with ie 6
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    [May 24, 2010]
    Afraid I prefer the old colours. It seems to be hit and miss whether a page load properly now and I do not find the current theme very easy on the eyes.

    Keep up the good work though mods, ASN is a great resource.
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  13. davej_anderson
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    [May 24, 2010]
    What he said!
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  14. Christer
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    Christer Engage the beige!

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    [May 24, 2010]
    Like the new colours. Looks good in Google Chrome.

    But I'm also reading everyones signature all the time.
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  15. voorhees
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    [May 26, 2010]
    anymore wish to vote ?
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  16. unkle
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    [May 26, 2010]
    I just voted Yes, probably the first change to AS.net I have liked...

    I havent had any problems (using Firefox), only thing thats annoyed me is some of the coloured text (such as where it says Vorhees in blue next to your Avatar) doesnt seem very sharp and looks a bit blurry, same with the posts done in purple text.

    Other than that its great, dont have any problems reading threads or seeing new posts.

    Keep up the good work! :)
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  17. Broken Byzan
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    [May 26, 2010]
    Its wicked in FF, but on IE on my lappy, it's quite sqwonky looking.

    If maybe we can make some alternative skins for those that want a lighter colour, and maybe a "lite" scheme once some of the sompatabilities with IE are ironed out, Win Win for everyone.

    If i can help i will

    Unkle....WOW !!
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  18. Ads
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    [May 26, 2010]
    I'd like that, a lot. :beerchug:
    Last edited: May 26, 2010
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  19. Staz
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    [May 26, 2010]
    The old index in case anyone forgot:

    [​IMG]
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  20. Just Plain Old
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    [May 26, 2010]
    Naturally I prefered the 'Just Plain Old' site..........!!
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  21. Sarah's A3
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    [May 26, 2010]
    Seeing what Staz has put up I still agree the new look is best. You guys are working hard to please everyone and that will never happen. This site looks so good apart from a couple of minor tweeks! Good work.
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  22. Ads
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    [May 27, 2010]
    To be honest I don't even remember it looking like that. Wasn't there a more greyie blackie redie one??
    Feels like it's been changed so much recently that I've forgotten which one it is I liked!

    But if it is a choice between the current colours and the one that staz posted.... then I guess I prefer the current.
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  23. voorhees
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    [May 27, 2010]
    This one ?
    [​IMG]

    or even further back :thumbsup:

    [​IMG]
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  24. Ads
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    [May 27, 2010]
    I really can't remember now. :think:
    But seeing the old ones again the new colour scheme looks better than all of them.

    Dunno. Maybe I was just being awkward.
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  25. Staz
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    [May 27, 2010]
    :faint:
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  26. voorhees
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    Hard to believe, isn't it. :happy:
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  28. Sarah's A3
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    [May 27, 2010]
    :lmfao:I still prefer this new one but the 'even further back' one was good too! Looks better dark than light!
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