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Do you like the new template better than the old one?

Yes!
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No preference.
2 (20%)
No!
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Voting closed: November 01, 2009, 05:41:03 PM

Author Topic: New post display template  (Read 47266 times)

Virmir

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on: October 02, 2009, 06:41:03 PM
Hey folks,

If you're reading this, you've probably noticed I messed with the post display template some. [;)

The basic idea was to get rid of all that dead space on the right for long posts.  Also, there's more room now to post wider images. (i.e. comics). The only drawback is avatars are now limited to 100x100 now.  Sorry!  I think it looks niftier this way. (5 out of 6 chatroom visitors agree. [;))  Thoughts?

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Reply #1 on: October 04, 2009, 11:01:36 AM
At least two people said, paraphrasing "I like how it looks with long posts, but not with the shorter ones". SMF allows specifying a default per-subforum theme in the admin panel. You MIGHT want to consider making both "old" and "new" layouts available (that'll also alow people who don't like it to switch in their profile) and set up the "new" one in the writers subforum only.

Just trying to be useful... I like the new one, the only tweak I'd propose is increasing the margins somewhat. 4-6px larger margin fo the sides of the post contents, and 8-10 for the signature. Especially the sig starting so close to the edge of the layout looks a bit ugly. (It's only my opinion.)
Please note that I use "margin" here in the general sense... padding might be more appropriate technical detail to use, dunno.

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Reply #2 on: October 04, 2009, 12:02:57 PM
Thanks, Tvorsk.  I was considering adding the option for both views.  I do have an idea for something nifty that will take advantage of the extra wideness though (thinking about auto-posting comics in the forums and using the thread as a comments area linked back to each page. [;))

We'll see!

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Reply #3 on: October 09, 2009, 11:01:46 AM
Omg I'm weirded out XD