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#1 av_nefardec

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 10:14 PM

I hope you'll all enjoy our new forum skin, which hopefully does its job of linking together all of TLA's community webpages.

If you find any problems, please let me know. I'm not going to make any major changes, however, I'll only be able to fix errors and such.
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#2 Curufinwe

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 10:28 PM

(:D

awesome :(
I have been expecting that for a long long time !! :(
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#3 Yiuel

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 10:40 PM

I was expecting to be able to make this skin the base skin for all of WFG (as for the 0AD skin)... But still, the colors are MARVELLOUS, as well as the desing.
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#4 Lorian

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 11:50 PM

First post here and probably my last, I just dropped in to click mark posts as read :( Anyway I just wanted to compliment on the new skin, v. nice :D
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#5 Argalius

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 05:13 PM

Looks gorgeous! Only the reply buttons don't look so fancy...
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#6 Black Op

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 07:48 PM

Looks good. Congrats! :D
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#7 Yiuel

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 10:55 PM

Yay! We have that skin for all forums now! :D
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#8 av_nefardec

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 01:47 AM

Only the reply buttons don't look so fancy...


That's because they are gif files and have indexed color palettes. We'll just have to put up with it.
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#9 Caedus

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 11:34 AM

What a pleasant surprise! Great skin and thanks for the many hours put into it! :D
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#10 Argalius

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 04:25 PM

That's because they are gif files and have indexed color palettes.  We'll just have to put up with it.

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You can use jpg files, can't you? So why don't you just use that?
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#11 Dnas

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 11:56 PM

Hmm.... I think more colors are still possible with a gif.

Other than the buttons, it looks great. Just a few minor (as in really really really*10^4153 minor) nitpicks(sp?) :D

The fast reply, Reply, etc. buttons: The ends of them look odd to me. Don't know why. They just a bit odd.

Links to 0AD, and the TLA page are missing from the top thing.

Seems a lighter than the home page. Maybe darken certain bits. I prefer the slightly more contrasted theme of the webpage. This one's slightly hard to read. Maybe it's just my monitor.

And.. that's all I can find remotely odd about it.

Maybe add a slight background to the forum posts to fit with the rest better, but it looks great anyway.
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#12 av_nefardec

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 01:39 AM

You can use jpg files, can't you? So why don't you just use that?


That's beyond my current level of knowledge as the file names are hardcoded into the forum code. I simply overwrite existing images, I don't add new code.

I suppose it's possible, but at this point the skin is no longer my priority and a lot of time that could have been spent on game design was spent on this.

Like I said, the only changes I'll make at this point are with fixing errors.

Seems a lighter than the home page. Maybe darken certain bits. I prefer the slightly more contrasted theme of the webpage. This one's slightly hard to read. Maybe it's just my monitor.


No, it is lighter. And when we redesign the website, it will also be lighter :D
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#13 av_nefardec

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 01:50 AM

Hey guys.

So I figured out why the reply buttons were so pixellated and what not.

I just installed Adobe Photoshop CS and my settings didn't transfer from Photoshop 6

So I was a moron and my typefaces had no anti-aliasing on, and I didn't notice. So I thought that the pixellation was being caused by the file format, when it was in fact due to me missing this setting.

Anyways, I hope you're as happy as I am with the improved buttons!

(By the way, if it wasn't for so many people pointing it out I wouldn't have bothered with it :D)
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#14 Wijitmaker

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 03:03 AM

Hey, Adam, if you want the templates I used to make these buttons... just let know and I can send you the goods. Though its all in PSP and not PS :D
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#15 av_nefardec

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 04:22 AM

I don't own PSP unfortunately - I think we're pretty much done for the time being - but thanks for the offer nonetheless.
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Posted 12 January 2005 - 11:26 AM

now they're real soft and nice :D
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#17 Enarwaen

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 10:03 PM

hehe - as long as Adam doesn't make them fluffy or furry :D
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#18 Argalius

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 07:15 PM

Now the buttons look nice.
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#19 dathui

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 10:09 PM

hehe - as long as Adam doesn't make them fluffy or furry :P

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furry TLa-buttons...now that's something that might very possibly give you nightmares for a month :P
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Posted 16 January 2005 - 12:40 AM

Yup, buttons seem a lot better now. I just didn't criticised about it, because I know it can be frustrating to have your website finally done and then having to hear about all those kind suggestions your visitors make to improve it :P.
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"Christopher was always much concerned with the consistency of the story and on one occasion ... interrupted: 'Last time, you said Bilbo's front door was blue, and you said Thorin had a golden tassel on his hood, but you've just said that Bilbo's front door was green, and the tassel on Thorin's hood was silver'; at which point Ronald exclaimed 'Damn the boy!' and strode across the room to make a note."

~ Priscilla and John Tolkien, The Tolkien Family Album, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1992, p. 58.

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