Not digging into the website's redesign...

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    #1 DerGiLLster, Feb 10, 2016
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    I came back to ww2aircraft.net after visiting since the summer of 2015. Well, I can see the look being more modernized, but I just liked the HTML style for being simple and compact. The trailing header also quirks me.

    Anybody used to the theme or do they miss the old style? I feel like I will get used to this in about a month.
     
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    Define "old style"! :lol:

    If you wish to see what the forum looked like in "days of old", check out the Site Evolution Thread: WW2Aircraft Site Evolution
     
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    I geuss before this design, when it was more blocky and used white along with sky blue as part of the design lol
     
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    Changes always take a little getting used to, but this new layout has alot of features and seems to be working well enough.

    If you stroll through that thread I shared, you'll see that this site has transitioned a great deal and alot of the "old timers", myself included, will tell you that the "Artikus" style was the absolute best.
     
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    Checking every function button with curiosity for a few days has let me forgot the old style fortunately as this new style is much more sophisticated and faster.
     
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    There is a LOT of Luddite in me but change is unstoppable. One of the best definitions of HIGH TECH is this:
    High Tech is anything invented after you were 10 years old.
     
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    It is not so much a redesign, but the whole code base of the site has changed. This also brings changes in the theme as the older theme was made fo the older script.
     
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    It's not so bad once you get used to it. Still adjusting myself.
     
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    If a person really wanted, they could adapt a style, such as Artukus, to the current layout/database.

    But the current trend nowdays is to have a "clinical" look - muted colors, pastel highlights and simplified "2-D" icons.

    I think that anyone who has joined the internet from 2005 onward has missed out on the best days of the 'net, the "Golden Age" of web design being from about 1997 to about 2002...
     
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    Well, I partly I agree with you, Dave. But back in the day, everybody had a nice 17 inch crt wich he used to surf the internet. Now we have smartphones , tablets, netbooks, widescreens etc. These new layouts are suitable for all that, while the old artucus would not work on your iphone. But maybe if we can get the template for a theme for this forum software, we could hack together a new artacus for this forum again :)
     
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    You get used to it. The floating header can be changed in your personal settings if you don't like it.
     
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    WHERE???????

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    lol...a 17" CRT if you could afford it!

    Most everyone had a 15" CRT for the longest time until the prices started coming down.

    As far as Artakus goes, that would be cool, but I suspect it would involve a little work, especially if it's to be cross-platform compatible.
     
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    Geo, go to your user preferences and in that menu, look for "Style Options" and in that group, you can enable/disable "Sticky Navigation Bar" and/or "Sticky User Bar"
     
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    Got it. Thanks Dave, the page is sooooooo much bigger.


    Geo
     
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    You're welcome! :thumbleft:
     
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    This button....bottom left of the page....this button makes the forum page....super wide. Outstanding!!

    1.jpg

    Now I can post photos 2 wide again.

    Geo
     
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    I have grown to like the new forum so much better. Once you get used to it, and learn all the features you will see that it is pretty easy and nice to use.
     
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    Yup, especially the microsoft browsers are a challenge
     
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    Indeed, also seems quicker and more responsive...
     
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