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Regarding the Code::Blocks homepage design contest
« Reply #45 on: July 05, 2005, 08:54:53 pm »
I havent really looked at the other designs, but i thing the current website is already about as good as it can get.
When i first came to this site i immediately got the impression this site looks simple and professional.
Everything is at the place where i expected it to be. Its really one of the best ones i have seen.
I really dont know why you would need to change it, unless somethig really REALLY great came along(which i cant really imagine).

I would just tweak the current design a little.

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« Reply #46 on: July 05, 2005, 09:07:18 pm »
The current site is stock Postnuke. If it's one of the best you 've seen, then you might not have seen many Postnuke sites :)
Note that we 're not talking about the forums, but for the main site...

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« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2005, 09:09:07 pm »
Quote from: per_eckerdal
.. And here is one like 2b, but with borders (doesn't work with IE, though)
http://www.shell.linux.se/edev/design/codeblocks2c/

That's very nice :D

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« Reply #48 on: July 05, 2005, 10:26:11 pm »
I like that design, but like Rick I'd like to note that those sites are very slow on my poor laptop. Especially, but not only, scrolling. Specs: 750 Mhz, Win2k, Firefox 1.0.4.

This seems to be caused by the fixed header and footer boxes: I copied the page locally and removed all "position: fixed;" lines from the css (and divs extra1 and extra2 from the html), which made the page much faster to scroll.
Note: that test was performed using http://www.shell.linux.se/edev/design/codeblocks1/, which was the latest version at the time. The newer ones are still slow to scroll though, and I imagine for the same reason.

So far I prefer 2c, but could you please make the header and footer boxes scroll with the rest of the page instead of being "position: fixed"? That would improve it a lot on those with computers of the slower variety ;).

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« Reply #49 on: July 06, 2005, 09:53:38 am »
I like 2c too
However I didn't notice slowness (well I have 2.8GHz cpu in my laptop :))
I'll prefer top and bottom boxes scrolled with text as fvbommel
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« Reply #50 on: July 06, 2005, 02:41:15 pm »
I like 2c to, and I also didn't notice the slowness (also 2.8GHz in my computer :P)

Quote from: Anonymous
When i first came to this site i immediately got the impression this site looks simple and professional.
Everything is at the place where i expected it to be.


The new layout looks much the same, only the colors are diffrent, please take a look ;)

oh, btw, why should the header and footer be fixed?
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« Reply #51 on: July 06, 2005, 02:48:15 pm »
Finally..
Now I've redone the rounded borders. (The previous system wasn't very good)

For the header and the footer, I've done a compromise: You can switch between the two by clicking the underscore and "overscore" in the bottom-right corner. You can also switch between fixed and percentual width by clicking the other "sidescores".

The system isn't perfected yet; Opera flickers when the settings have been changed and IE doesn't show the controls, but that can be fixed.

The new page is here:
http://www.shell.linux.se/edev/design/codeblocks3/
(And that was TOTALLY impossible to guess..  :wink: )
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« Reply #52 on: July 06, 2005, 04:18:33 pm »
@mispunt:
I "position:fixed" the header and the footer because I think it's a cool and not-very-common design feature. Do you think I should set the non-fixed version as default?

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« Reply #53 on: July 06, 2005, 05:49:14 pm »
i still like more the drupal themes and design

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« Reply #54 on: July 06, 2005, 06:19:31 pm »
Position:fixed has always been flawed in IE, and given the fact that 90% of ppl use IE... i recommend not using it.

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« Reply #55 on: July 06, 2005, 06:20:37 pm »
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Oh, that's very useful feedback!
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To be honest, I do also think the Drupal designs are nicer (design-wise at least), but these guys wanted a plain and functional design. That's why the design is so simple.

When I think about it, I think I will change the colors a little to give a fresher impression.
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« Reply #56 on: July 06, 2005, 06:22:20 pm »
@rickg22:
I've done it so that it doesn't use position:fixed in IE. The design works in (at least) Firefox, IE and Opera.

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« Reply #57 on: July 06, 2005, 06:24:13 pm »
The last two posts are from me.

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« Reply #58 on: July 06, 2005, 07:15:49 pm »
I've played around with different background colors, but I think the previous one was the best:
http://www.shell.linux.se/edev/design/codeblocks4a/
http://www.shell.linux.se/edev/design/codeblocks4b/
http://www.shell.linux.se/edev/design/codeblocks4c/

Anyways, now I think the design is almost finished. The only thing that is left is to see if it works in Mac browsers. I can't do that now, though, since I cant reach my mac right now.

Do you think I should test it in any other Windows browser than Opera, Firefox and IE?

(BTW, sorry if I seemed rude in my previous posts, that wasn't my intention :oops:)
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« Reply #59 on: July 06, 2005, 07:56:52 pm »
Yes I think that the default should be non-fixed.

*thinking about colors*

I don't know which one is the best, b looks nice, but I am glad you have the borders :P so I think it is a or c where you can see the blocks even without borders.

*another thinking about colors eeeehhhhhmmmm*

I think I am going for c.

*Again eeehhmm*

Yes I am going for c ;)
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