The redesign has landed!

Hello and welcome to the brand new redesign! Now, it’s still in beta and there are a load of bugs to work out – especially in the first few hours as I get all the links working. So hold your fire if something doesn’t work!

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39 Comments on :
The redesign has landed!

  1. Red Dalek says:

    Just testing the comment system

  2. Rob says:

    Comments work – Looking good

  3. Looking very promising!

  4. Ooooh, live updates!

    Now, just brilliant!

  5. Brillant new update
    Is your msn account msn [at] dominicself.co.uk? Coz thats weird

  6. Red Dalek says:

    Thanks – and yes, that is my MSN account. It suits me because I am weird myself

  7. El Barto says:

    Wow! Got a text from Rob to say the new look site! It looks great Dom! Glad you kept the light blue background, where would be without it

    Really like this comments layout with the time and date under the gravatars! Yay!

  8. El Barto says:

    Just refreshing the homepage a few times as I saw a slight change, to my amazement, the red just got darker!!!

  9. Red Dalek says:

    Beta beta beta – Pingu’s got some ideas and I’m trying them out

  10. Rob says:

    See, something to text about

  11. So it’s not indian anymore?

  12. Red Dalek says:

    Don’t be so hasty! I haven’t made up my mind… which do you prefer? Pretty Indian Red or Big Bold Pingu Red?

  13. Rob says:

    I’m going for the Pingu Styling myself

  14. Not sure myself, the pingu red is very nice though.

    Not sure about the grey boxes that used to look like collapse:S

  15. Red Dalek says:

    The fact everyone thought they collapsed is the reason they no longer look like they collapse!

    We’re working on it. Right now though I’m going to get a:hover working right in IE. (Oh IE 6, when will you morph into IE 7?)

  16. So what are the ex-collapses morphing into?

    Sorry for all the questions, but your not om msn

  17. Red Dalek says:

    Hehe – they’re "don’t click me, I’m just here to look nice" button. And question as much as you want, that’s the point of beta

  18. El Barto says:

    I hate those Google ads! It mucks up the page here and keeps bloody flashing until everything loads. That’s the only thing I don’t like here. Even now when I move my mouse from under the advert upwards towards the side-menus it flashes as I do so! Also, it happens if you move your mouse over the nucleus avatar. Argh!

    I know it’s BETA and coding might be conflicting but I see this thing all the time with those ads!

  19. El Barto says:

    Oops, on a brighter note, I went to Brighton today and went past the Dr Who convention thingy – £6.00!!! All I had to do was walk into it where yo pay and we pratically saw most of it. Sorry I didn’t goa round it Dom but I think it’s a bit overpriced

    Also, I go with Pingu’s BOLD red!
    (Pingu – Bring back your pink gravatar)

  20. Nic Parkes says:

    Looking even better now Dom. I go with Pingu red also.

  21. Pink gravatar was much better!

    El Barto, want to start a petition with me? Or we could spam babble until he brings it back…

  22. Pingu says:

    My extension doesn’t block Google pageads – only ads on the google site itself.

    Anyway – I haaaated the original red – very wishy-washy.

  23. El Barto says:

    Ah, me thinks there’s no need

    Although, it does look different from before!

  24. Pingu says:

    Oh and I realise my ‘new’ gravatar was shit – so I uploaded the old one. Only they seem to have mangled it with JPEG compression.. so I’ve just uploaded a new PNG copy.
    So just gotta wait til it gets rated.

  25. Phew! Pingu, c93498 is "so" your colour!

  26. Pingu says:

    Few more things:

    – I think there should be more contrast between the background boxes and the content.
    – There needs to be a bit of padding-bottom on the subnav thingy.
    – Subnav needs left and right black 1px borders imo.

  27. Nic Parkes says:

    This isn’t really constructive, but the image for the blog isn’t that good – it’s got, urr…weird effects on the text. Other than that, I’m liking it so far, and agree with what Pingu says above. However, perhaps ‘says:’ at the end of the name of the person commenting would work?

  28. Pingu says:

    I presumed the image was temporary, cos it’s shit.

    It’s not good to make prettay designs then let them down with low-quality images. Like that picture of a dalek.

  29. Red Dalek says:

    Trouble with that Dalek is that it’s the best quality of a red dalek I have! It came from some website that has now disappeared But OK, remaking the banner will be added to my list

  30. Red Dalek says:

    Believe it or not, the Google ads ‘flashing’ is a Firefox bug – try it in Internet Explorer if you don’t believe me! If you want to block them, see Pingu’s Firefox page – http://www.tutv.co.uk/firefox/ – I don’t mind if they reaaallly annoy you

  31. El Barto says:

    Oh no. The ‘says’ really makes it look horrible! Don’t ask why but it just does

  32. Red Dalek says:

    You just can’t please everyone… Nic requested it and Pingu agreed!

    Edit – We’ll see how much I get shouted at now

  33. El Barto says:

    I think it looks better now! Everyone who visits will know it’s a blog and see the ‘comments’ heading so why put ‘says’ or ‘wrote’ on the end of the name!

  34. El Barto says:

    Considering I have NO idea how to edit that part of it I have my excuse

    Plus – Mine is all in black and doesn’t stand out like your blue and black bit did.

  35. El Barto says:

    Whilst, I’m on the topic, how do I edit it to say just the name?

  36. Red Dalek says:

    In the ‘templates’ section, whichever template you’re using, it’ll be in ‘full’. Eg ‘standard/full’ – and then in the section that deals with comments. Um, I’m aware that wasn’t too helpful. Sorry!

  37. El Barto says:

    Gotta say that was useless! But I won’t go into a panick like before so I’ll try to figure it out

  38. Red Dalek says:

    Mmmmm… yes… who *would* do a thing like that now? http://www.el-barto.com/blog/index.php?itemid=72

  39. Rob says:

    ACtually, that made sense, got rid of wrote on rob online now

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