New Newsroom Is flashy.

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  1. SeraphicSorcerer

    SeraphicSorcerer Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's prominent, like BAM!

    I kinda like it, just wish it were like 1 font size smaller, or maybe if we could move the "latest forums" up?

    I love the new news don't get me wrong that's looking epic, but it seems like it minimized the forums at the bottom of the page, but that's a nice layout, sort of reminds me of the inquirer! (Only less cheeky :D)

    Keep up the good work....
     
  2. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    Good to hear, we have a new front page, as well as news home page - we hope you guys like it.
     
  3. SeraphicSorcerer

    SeraphicSorcerer Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was commenting on Allan, but could we find a better place for the latest forum topics? Or maybe someway (I am not a web coder so no idea if it can be done) to see them if I scroll over "Forums" I like to keep active with the latest forum topics, especially if someone needs advice etc.


    Also as a side note, could we get a "quicky reply" or quick comment ability to post easy news comments, instead of having to click to comment? :)
     
  4. ET3D

    ET3D Hopeless Dreamer

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    Ouch, that hurt my eyes. First impression: too big. Will comment more later.
     
  5. Chaos

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    I like the concept of the new look front page but I think the news consumes a tad too much real estate on the home page
     
  6. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    Thats intentional, you will get used to it, its a huge focus for us now as we are paying people for it !

    Its not something we every really spent time on, and it has changed. all it has done is pushed down content further down the page. nothing is missing.

    Give it time, then if you all still hate it, keep bitching ;)
     
  7. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    The front page sure is a different style... I think it looks just a little overcrowded..Mind you it is new so it may just need a little time to get used to..
     
  8. clanman

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    I love it guys. the front page never told me anything I needed to know. I read the site daily so most of the real estate was on old reviews and stuff I didn't need to read. the fact its 'longer' now and has up to the minute news I WANT is awesome.

    There has been some great news here recently I think a lot of people missed it in the ordinary news forum, I love this idea.

    Top marks guys.
     
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    Bolletje New Member

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    I like the new style.

    However the font of the comments are slightly too dark in my opinion.
     
  10. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    Looks great guys!!!
     
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    how many folk actually come via the front page anyway ?? :confused:
    i only looked at it there cos Z said it had changed... (probably first time i've seen the front page in years)

    anyways, i'm liking the what you've done to the news :)

    oooOOoo , permission.. ;)
     
  12. macbiter

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    Yeah I never looked at the front page either cause there was only ever a new review on it the odd time.

    I have bookmarked it now though as I like news, if I can get that here as well, like we have been in the forums last few weeks, im all for it.

    Thanks for the work on this.
     
  13. Alex

    Alex Driverheaven Lover

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    Awesome ! love it.
     
  14. SeraphicSorcerer

    SeraphicSorcerer Well-Known Member

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    You'll regret those words. hehehe

    I love the new news, don't get me wrong, Ah well, I just was hoping for more visible Latest forum I noticed it got pushed down, it was just my little way of seeing the latest topics (READ: LAZY)

    But it does look better, and while it does look a bit more croweded, it is in no way unorganized, and it is rather eye catching, To bad if you put a hot blonde on the front, I'll still look at her more...

    OOoooOOOooOOoooOOo Idea! :D
     
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    comp_ali Sniper

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    It is really nice and It is great for DH to get news for its own.
    me too Richy, I don't open main page , I just jump to the forums directly :lol:
    However , it is kinda messed up in Spore skin
     

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    SeraphicSorcerer Well-Known Member

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    I can confirm sporeskin (that sounds gross btw :p) is bugged
     
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    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    Same here with the spore skin......
     
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    comp_ali Sniper

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    Can you make the comments font in spore skin a little whiter , it is almost visible.
    Although why doesn't the news appear in the forum and I have to click another link to view it. :confused:
     
  19. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    Craig is aware of sporeskin issue.

    http://www.driverheaven.net/news.php news is centralised here. This new system is only for our own written news - we are trying to centralise everything into one place, both from front page and news forum- this is the only way to genuinely monitor stats and to see if we need to pay more people for news, or less.....

    I recommend to people who are even used to just sitting on the forum 100% to use our front page for our own news, if you can all bear with me on this, we are analysing stats to the news - and while I know a lot of you are stuck in your own way of just sitting in the news forum, we are doing this one differently. I think you would find the news layout for this structure much easier to use than just seeing simple one line headliners in the forum anyway.
     
  20. SeraphicSorcerer

    SeraphicSorcerer Well-Known Member

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    Well Zardon you've officially made it much more fun to comment on the news.

    I still want a quick comment feature though :)


    Craig is quick, sporeheaven is fixed, I assume thats what that little "blip" was.
     
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