January 19th, 2002, 09:49 AM
New sidebar is ugly!
The new sidebar that's been added to these forums is horrible!
Not only does it not really match in with the rest of the board, at 800x600 (out of my control) it creates ugly horizontal scroll bars... am I the only person that really dislikes the new bar?
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January 19th, 2002, 03:46 PM
I dont really care about them. I mean if main page has links to forum, why wouldn't forum have links to main page? Yeah, 800x600 make it look little ugly, but what is really annoying is broken link(s) on ads...
And you know I mean that.
January 19th, 2002, 03:58 PM
Sounds logical. But why put the links at the side instead on top or bottm?
You actually click on ads?
January 19th, 2002, 06:57 PM
>>But why put the links at the side instead on top or bottom?
Heh, imagine scrolling extra half-a-screen just to see first category in the forum list - sound like fun, doesnt it. Or if they were on bottom, would anyone ever see them? I mean only about month ago I discovered there is link to devshed down there somewhere - meaning I dont ever scroll all the way down.
>>You actually click on ads?
heck yeah I click on ads all the time if it helps someone somehow related to devshed. I mean, wouldn't you want your visitors to click time to time to get some extra cash to pay for hardware and stuff? I know I would.
C'mon guys, give 'em a brake, on 800x600 links hardly mess up the screen and that scroll bar isn't something scary and we can live with that, can't we?
Of course, downside is that we see exactly the same list 'new on devshed' for about month or so, but that is compiltely another story
And you know I mean that.
January 19th, 2002, 07:14 PM
annoying that it makes it scroll even if you only put a bit of code into your post tho
January 20th, 2002, 04:19 AM
Once a month is just how often I visit www.devshed.com, and I think this applies for others, too.
January 20th, 2002, 09:17 PM
It does look uglier (i'm on 800x600), though it doesn't really bother me much..
The most annoying ad I think are the broken links in IFRAME ads. They always redirect the whole parent page to a not found page, and i have to keep pressing the back button and the stop button to prevent the ad from trying to run... irritating...
January 20th, 2002, 09:50 PM
Frankly I too didn't like it much.
But at 1024x768 things are cool.
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January 22nd, 2002, 05:54 AM
I just saw it for the first time today, I was immediately looking for the close button as I thought it was a popup! Two things, one being that yes it's ugly, and two being that it is probably ugly because it's not what you're used to. Give it time and you'll hardly notice it's there.
January 22nd, 2002, 06:18 AM
To tell you the truth, I didn't even notice it at first
But yeah, maybe it looks crappy in small resolution, but hey, nothing is perfect. Basicly I can understand the consept of putting ads on the site and links from forums to the main page. But the thing still is kinda ugly, but I think we'll bear with it. The small resolution problem can be corrected by choosing a bigger one, which is basicly favorable anyway 'cause most sites build their pages to 1024X800, and any user with smaller with get somewhat crappy looking site.
Also if you think of it, the extra banner doesn't really fit anywhere else on the page. On bottom of the page, it wouldn't be worth the customer's money who paid to get their add here, and on top it would certainly make us scroll further. On the side, it shouldn't bother that many people.
I hope though that there won't be any more adds on the sidebar
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January 28th, 2002, 08:35 AM
I didn't notice it until now LOL
Still don't know how to do a "Hello World"?