The skeleton gains some muscle
Posted 15 October 2007 - 01:43 PM
Many people like the new design of the site and quite a few don't but that is to be expected. All of us inherently resent change so when something you've been using for several years has a make over you're going to feel a little lost and aggrivated. Probably the biggest niggle has been the blog-esque all-right navigation on the site (this site design is actually a rework of a blogging template used on many sites). I personally really like it, it takes up the same amount of space as a left + right navigation system (ala TESSource) but everything is centralised into one area; content all on the left and functionality all on the right, which makes sense to me. There's been a few haters who, quote, "just can't stand it", which I really cannot understand. Sometimes I think that people just aren't willing to come to terms with change and just want it "how it was", which just isn't possible.
From 6 years of running all these various Elder Scrolls related sites I've learnt a great lesson; you most definately cannot please everyone. Some people didn't like the TESSource layout and now really like the Nexus layout. Some people really liked the TESSource layout but don't like the Nexus layout. Some people like them both. So how do I cater to all these needs without making my job hell and limiting functionality and efficiency? That's what I'm trying to find out.
Obviously one of the best ways to do this would be to let the user decide how they want the site to look. Do you want the navigation all on the right or on the left and right? Unfortunately that brings in some problems of its own. Will I have to edit several different stylesheets to accommodate everyone when I make a change to the site? That obviously isn't desireable to me. It's something I am looking into.
Posted 15 October 2007 - 02:22 PM
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 02:39 PM
Note : When I put my little cursor in the 'search' text field the font is white on a very pale yellow background so I can't see what I'm typing
A browser plugin on your end is causing this. Take a look at your settings to fix it.
Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:00 PM
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:24 PM
Like I said, I like the new site better, and I think it's for the better so you can distance yourself away from the old Gaming Source (or TES Source as it was really the only site with the most activity ). I think what we need now is to have a Quake Wars Nexus, which could also include Quake 4. And maybe in the future when id Software releases Doom 4, there could be a Doom 4 Nexus...
Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:53 PM
Well, that would just be QuakeNexus and DoomNexus. It's called TESNexus, not TES4Nexus.
I think what we need now is to have a Quake Wars Nexus, which could also include Quake 4. And maybe in the future when id Software releases Doom 4, there could be a Doom 4 Nexus...
Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:29 AM
If you feel like it, if YOU want, if you have time later, maybe you can make another style sheet or two. Then you can use those little web utils so the user can change up their look.
Posted 16 October 2007 - 04:35 AM
@ Gankuku: The only way I know of that you could change the current layout (if you don't like it that much) is with Firefox and the "userstyles" extension. You could (if you know what doing, that is) use a "style" to customize how a website looks WITHOUT actually editing the site itself. It is pretty handy, so I just thought I'd mention it.