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Martyn    5

Am I the only one who doesn't like it that much :/?

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White Cuban    0

bah, isee the width issue now too, but that will be 100% fixed in the next meh, week i assume, but please, someone take a look at the ads, aren't they really invasive? or is it just me?

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Damo R.    29,658
Because they have no case, everything is as it should be :laugh:

:laugh:

True :p but I am just saying if theres sections for news like Microsoft,Apple maybe there should be for gaming...or even better a new gaming site :p

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PT 13    9

Very nice work, much more professional than the previous design

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Mordkanin    225

The front page seems broken by design.

It takes far too much focus away from the content of what is posted there. The old layout was better. The new one may be prettier, but the old one was better.

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sundayx    127
The front page seems broken by design.

It takes far too much focus away from the content of what is posted there. The old layout was better. The new one may be prettier, but the old one was better.

I'm going to have to agree with this and put it out there. This new layout does not really focus on delivering content, everything is tighter and less accessible than before. Although there is good separation of different topics, it's not refined enough to be appealing for readers. The design is good, but the layout is poor. There is little room for the eye to read on, the excerpts are too short, and the ads/blue banners/buttons are too catchy.

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MikeFu84    18

I find there is no real separation between the news posts. I find it too hard to read. I also agree on the width, wider is better, its too compact. Any way for us to switch back to Shift if we want?

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mspeak    0

woo, like the new "web2.0ness" of it. i do wish it wasn't fixed width, though.

can't wait for the forum skin.

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Andrew Lyle    336

A few suggestions:

- Rating system doesn't appear to work? maybe I am wrong

- Make the page a little wider?

- make the users selection static on the home page, so they can always just view Linux, Microsoft, Gamers etc etc

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Vambo    7

When passing over the menu items, "Main" drops down and stays there (using IE7).

Will take a while to get used to the layout (forum posts were nicely placed before but now seem - out of the way).

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p858snake    1

i havn't read the other pages yet, these were taken just after the launch but neowin appeared of have crashed:

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also the YSlow report taken just now:

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Edited by peachey

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+Mystic    9

Looks great, love the new layout!

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Timan    554
When passing over the menu items, "Main" drops down and stays there (using IE7).

Will take a while to get used to the layout (forum posts were nicely placed before but now seem - out of the way).

Does this happen if you try to mouse over the menu before the page fully loads?

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PENGUINwithM4A1    0

Great job! The site looks amazing and is really fast!

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Andrew Lyle    336
Does this happen if you try to mouse over the menu before the page fully loads?

Just gonna confirm that in IE7, if you mouseover before the page loads, it sticks. If you let it fully load, it is fine.

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ambiance    67
I don't think I'll be liking it though, it's so small and tiny and everything is cramped up. It's half the size of the previous version, why did you do this? It's almost unreadable and you have to click on Read on fr every article. Not to mention that the Google Ad in the middle of an article is ugly. Top menu is beautiful, but it's way too small for my likings. Been here since 2004 and I'm a little disappointed as regards to the size.
I don't know about this one :(
Not liking it, not one bit, don't get me wrong it looks awesome, love the colouring it's very swish but is there a way to change back to v4 Shift?

Some issues i have are:

1. The advertisement in the centre of the screen is far too intrusive.

2. I don't particularly like having to click 'Read on' with every article compared to reading the news with Shift.

I couldn't agree more with all these statements.

Am I the only one who doesn't like it that much :/ ?

You are not alone. I think it's terrible.

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PermaSt0ne    1

i love the new colors and all but it's WAY too cramped. i have literally 4 inches of just blue margin on both sides of my screen that used to get used up by version 4

but now you've crammed more information into way, way less space with 8 inches of empty blue just sitting there on the sides. doesn't seem very efficient, nor user friendly to me :no:

i understand that not everyone isn't using as big of a monitor / resolution as i am but should there not be some settings in control panel for us wide screen users? or at the least let us switch back to version 4 so i don't have to click on every single link in order to see what's going on

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Edited by PermaSt0ne

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MasterC    10
I think it would have been better to hold it off and release the front page and forum at the same time. Everytime I go back and forth between the front page and forum it's feels odd to be in the "old" forum

I agree. It's kinda dumb in my opinion to release a new design for a small part of the site, and leave the majority untouched. I don't even go to the front page, so I'd rather see the design in the forums. But that would be true if...

Am I the only one who doesn't like it that much :/?

I didn't agree with Martyn. He's not the only one who doesn't like it. It's way to compact and squished together.

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.KICK    3

Not liking it at all but that's imo.

A bug I found is that it says I have a new PM when I don't. I click it and I get directed to 404 - File not found !

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ViperAFK    797

not digging the ad placement in the middle of the front page.

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habnad    1

I like it! (Y) Looks great!

Tthe only thing I'm not liking is the ad in the middle of the page. Kinda throws off the whole "flow" of the page.

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The_Observer    293

WoW not bad.

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TheReaperMan    379

I agree the design look great, but needs tweaking in my mind

1 The ad in the middle looks worng. like its just been stuck there etc

2 The page is compact. loads of screen space not used it needs to scale to peoples screen maybe?

3 the articles are compact. it looks like you have tried to cram as much as you can in so little screen space etc.

4 Just the read on at the end of each item. it needs the old information in there as I look at a posting to see if people have replied etc after i had made a reply etc

But great job

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dead.cell    4,033

Well, I love it. I really do. The tabs to see software and gamer news and such are fast, as they should have been originally when the idea was first attempted.

Not a single complaint. I also like the "tightening" of the site. I have a widescreen monitor, and reading mile long sentences is kind of annoying. Never did anything about it though, but it's a good change for me.

Big thanks to the team. :)

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Deathray    4

2/3 (approx) of the page for me is a blank solid blue, while the center 1/3 looks way too cramped...

This is silly... so much wasted space... I am not compelled to even scroll down, so many things cluttered around

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