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#11

I also get the 'empty' space above the menu bar. Good place for a banner if we can get one.

There is also quite a gap between the forum posts and the boxes on the side (TWAtter etc). I'd suggest moving the boxes closer to the centre, thus creating a 'border' around the edge of the page, or increasing the size of the boxes to maximise use of space.
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#12

Appealing colour tones! I like the interface, but I have encountered some serious problems on mobile devices with using the touch functionality of the top menu bar. Also main page images do not render.
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#13

On the forum home, the bright orange text on the light silver bars (public forums, member forums etc) is rather harsh to look at. Perhaps a dark grey text colour? Or adjust the colours of the bars and the text to tie in with the menu bar.
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#14

(01 Apr, 14, 00:14)Eledhin link Wrote: #1 Mumble feed has disappeared!

I know! Haven't found a decent spot for it yet... and it's a pretty resource-intensive thing so I don't want to stick it on every page like TWAtter.
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I guess the mumble feed either goes on the forum home, or gets a page to itself.

Also, we need links to 'useful information'. Things like the mumble guide, kin rules and constitution need a new home.
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#15

Some changes:

- Updated the mobile theme... (forgot that one last night, so you only saw an earlier version). Ought to be much more screen-space-efficient and usable with touchscreens. Pay attention to the arrow-button at the top! I'm curious how it works on a tablet as I don't have one to test with.

- Ring-ranks are back.

- Made the black bar at the top somewhat smaller, could put a banner there if you want, but bear in mind that it's permanently on screen (doesn't scroll).

- Made TWAtter & co slightly wider
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#16
(This post was last modified: 01 Apr, 14, 22:10 by Eledhin.)

Good point about the black bar Inga. If it's static it may not be the best place for a banner. Is it possible to get rid of the black completely?

Edit: Just refreshed my browser. TWAtter & co look much better now.
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#17

I have to say it makes me smile looking at the revamped website.  It gives me a positive feeling that TWA has a long and prosperous future as an MMO gaming community!

I would just like to echo Thors thanks to everybody that has contributed their time, talents and ideas to the new look!

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#18

I dont think it needs to be a full banner, just a very thin something to fill in the gap a bit, even if it just says The Western Alliance in gold or something
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#19

First of all, warmest congratulations to everyone who worked on  this. An unmitigated success, and by far and away the most impressive guild/kinship forum I've ever seen.

A couple of suggestions for the "GAMES" section, if they aren't too difficult to implement at this stage:
1. Can we include those very nice graphic banners running along the top of each game page?
2. How about dividing each game page horizontally into two sections; the top one can be for information about the game, including a description, review, tactics etc., and the bottom one devoted to the game-specific forum. That way the raw information will always be easily available, rather than lost among the forum conversations.

And could we please also have a page for The Secret World? I know only very few of us play the game atm, but we might have more in future, and I would also like to recruit some of the people I play with into the kinship - inviting them to see the forum would be clincher!
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#20

(02 Apr, 14, 13:44)Kairos link Wrote: First of all, warmest congratulations to everyone who worked on  this. An unmitigated success, and by far and away the most impressive guild/kinship forum I've ever seen.

A couple of suggestions for the "GAMES" section, if they aren't too difficult to implement at this stage:
1. Can we include those very nice graphic banners running along the top of each game page?
2. How about dividing each game page horizontally into two sections; the top one can be for information about the game, including a description, review, tactics etc., and the bottom one devoted to the game-specific forum. That way the raw information will always be easily available, rather than lost among the forum conversations.

And could we please also have a page for The Secret World? I know only very few of us play the game atm, but we might have more in future, and I would also like to recruit some of the people I play with into the kinship - inviting them to see the forum would be clincher!

Easily done, and done it is. Changed TSW from a child-board to a full fledged board of its own in the Games Forum (unless there are any objections).
As for dividing game pages horizontally, that might be a bit tricky. We could create a simpleportal block for each board but I think the easier solution is to create a sticky on each game board with all the relevant info. In fact I think that should become a priority.
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