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New columned layout for the forums

I made a new columned layout for the forums. Since we have a lot of forums, this columned layout will cause less scrolling. I hope you all like it. I will most likely shorten the forum descriptions to make them take less space. Other suggestions and refinements are always welcome.

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Good idea. This will make for better threads in the correct topics. Maybe people will actually search for the correct category before posting in the General Chat section.

Great idea!
Ghost Rider103 on Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:40 pm
I don't like it,its too much of a culture shock,i didn't think scrolling was that big an issue,as most people go to view new posts anyway.and if it was,perhaps a better solution would of been collapseable forums.
truespeed on Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:42 pm
Bondings, this looks absolutely brilliant! More than covers the suggestion we made recently about putting the "chat" at the bottom. The way you have it now will motivate people to immediately go to the forums they are interested in. Good thinking .... Applause Dancing
deanhills on Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:05 pm
I'm not sure I like the new look. Well.. it look nicer for sure but now I have to look all over the screen to find things. Before it was only to look at the left.

Maybe it will be better when I get more used to it.
Peterssidan on Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:18 pm
Ok, it looks ok. I'm sure people with widescreen monitors will love this, but try taking a look at it in google chrome.... ewwww Confused
Manofgames on Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:37 pm
not sure about the new look here either. I was already used to scroll from staff, to suggestions, to scripting and support and end with dutch.

Maybe requires some getting used to like Peterssidan said :/
rvec on Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:38 pm
@Manofgames, I installed Google Chrome to check it out and it looks the same. Maybe you need to clear the cache/refresh due to wrong/previous styles being used?

@Peterssidan and rvec, I also have a pretty similar experience. But I'm mostly sure that I'll be getting used to it. The links are simply at different places than they used to be.
Bondings on Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:20 am
Quite a shock when I was coming here this week! It's more space efficent on the horizontal, sure, but a linear view just seems to be much easier to read and interpret.
{name here} on Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:28 am
I'm a 1920x1200 guy and it makes a huge improvement! Very Happy
mathiaus on Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:27 am
MY EYES! Can you implement an option to revert it to default look?
Arnie on Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:04 am
So, does this mean the long-promised forum re-design (which was going to include a columned layout) will be gradual, not sudden?
ocalhoun on Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:11 am
@Ocalhoun, I learned through experience that sudden never seems to come and the only way to achieve something is gradually.
Bondings on Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:22 am
Fantastic!!! Well done, Sir Bondings!
For some here: "change is good". It stimulates the brain.
standready on Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:38 am
In theory it does help in organising the forums and save space with this new design. However, like many had said, it is too much of a sudden change and now people who are so used to the old layout are very confused. I agree that if it is possible, provide and option for people to switch between the old and new layout.
mk12327 on Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:49 am
omaroo on Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:27 pm
Im on a 26 inch LCD HD screen and it looks fantastic, nice work.
DarkReaver on Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:32 pm
Quite a shock when I was coming here this week! It's more space efficent on the horizontal, sure, but a linear view just seems to be much easier to read and interpret.
daniel662 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:47 pm
Hey great work Bonding's! Looks so much better.
smasha on Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:25 pm
This current version of the layout doesn't resize well—I think you should set a higher minimum width for the page, or use fewer columns. I think a two-column approach would work well.
wylieconlon on Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:59 am
LumberJack on Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:12 am
Looks good and is user friendly
Sugar6t9Shane on Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:43 am
Hi, the forum doesn't satisfy w3c html standards. In the moden world, it is always good to maintain the standards, it helps seo as well.
prince237882 on Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:17 am
good goood good!
clutchdude on Wed May 20, 2009 6:31 pm
Congratulations !
buxtos on Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:49 am
How to do this layout...??? Plz help...!!
nivinjoy on Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:47 am
Try to find in this forum:

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adri on Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:14 pm
Hi! I'm not sure what the old layout looked like, but I like this one just fine. Looking forward to getting my own site! I'm sure that I will need assistance, so I look forward to interacting more on here! Have a great one!!
amber_dowling on Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:00 am
I really appreciate your efforts Bondings. FRIHOST wasn't wrong in having you.
lytzolt11 on Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:01 am
Good idea.... Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

edywidarto on Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:29 pm
Congratulation.. Razz Razz Razz Razz
KANDOOZ on Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:37 pm

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