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Lorsaelos
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:15 am    Post subject: "Official Website" Critique Reply with quote

The contrast of color between the black and golden-yellow text annoys my eyes to no end when reading long passages. Not good for the main content (center pane) area.

The left pane is not interesting to look at since it blends into the main content text so much. It doesn't "offset" visually as much as it should.

The background of the site has become very bland. Effects such as the header and the animated tower look out of place without a background element.

The style of the news section is rather uninteresting to look at, too. Sorry, but it just looks like too much is missing. It's as if there was suppose to be a separate style sheet (CSS) for the main content area that was never used. Everything is the same font, no differences in size or effect for headings or stylistic look, etc. Very bland. This also applies to the latest headlines/topics box in the top right.

Summary: Appearance makes me think the site is still incomplete, i.e. missing images and CSS templates. Blandness abounds in certain areas that spoil overall look.

I'd post more specifics, but it's late and I need to get some sleep. I don't mean to sound mean, but I'm sure someone else will pick up where I left off.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that the contrast is a bit to sharp (maybe something inbetween the current look and the forum theme would be good), but it is still a keeper at the moment. The current site is better then no site at all and the efforts is put elsewhere for now. Still I'm not saying we don't need any critique. Critique is as important here as in any other kind of work, but at present day we won't change anything.

It may sound sarcastic, but I'm not; thank's for caring!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I suggest that the forums are made to match the website's colour scheme?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it good as is. Ktnxbai.
Greate work Dev Team. <3
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if this has been mentioned before or not, but I found a small problem on the left menu section. I didn't know how to explain it so I took a screenshot.

If you can't tell, there is some blue at the two bottom corners of the menu.
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Enquillion
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohh, it's brilliant. Spelling, though: "Community", not "Comunnity". ^^

It looks very satisfactory but I'm sure you can find flaws and stuff if you analyze it or spend a lot time using it, this was just at first glance.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! The texts in the FAQ is however broken of in some places, which makes it quite hard to read. Just have a look at it and you'll see what I mean.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Maestro: I'll fix it... I am a bit drunk as I answer this so It won't be fixed immediatly, but I promise to fix it as soon as I can.

Feel free to continue report bugs and do not feel afraid to to post critics. As a matter of facts, we appreciate critics! :D
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It loaded quite oddly, but once finished.... looks alright. The text-on-black looks nice, the purple is questionable... IMHO, I'm not one for 'floating' menus totally seperated from the main content. This is my main beef, which is totally subjective. *shrug*

I can live with it. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it looks good but it is missing a center banner. Shocked
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