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About the new site

#1 Post by Lowan » 25 Jul 2010 18:12

Hello. I saw the new version of the official web site and recognized that something missed. There is no more info about band members (it was before), no media page (an updated page would be better i think). What are you thinking about that? (And maybe a special skin for the forum would be better)
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#2 Post by Metal Fan » 25 Jul 2010 19:14

They just got it up a few days ago. What did you exspect everything to be perfect?

The forums skin is fine. Like Jason said: never mess with a running system!
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#3 Post by Lowan » 25 Jul 2010 19:43

Metal Fan wrote:They just got it up a few days ago. What did you exspect everything to be perfect?

The forums skin is fine. Like Jason said: never mess with a running system!
What's your problem? I'm just sayin that what i thought. If this job isn't completed, i could be kept as unpublished. Homepage design is really cool, but pages are improtant too, at least for me. I know that web & graphic designing is really a hard job but when it's finished, all your work is writing something and filling the site. I'm not saying a bad thing, but i think there was more things on old site. That's all!!
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See the desert in front of you
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#4 Post by spamel » 25 Jul 2010 21:44

Ahhhh, put your handbag away you big jessy!

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#5 Post by Bender B. Rodriguez » 25 Jul 2010 22:17

Metal Fan wrote:Like Jason said: never mess with a running system!
yeah,i've read that here and there,but:what if the system could run even better?
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#6 Post by Metal Fan » 25 Jul 2010 23:29

Lowan wrote:
Metal Fan wrote:They just got it up a few days ago. What did you exspect everything to be perfect?

The forums skin is fine. Like Jason said: never mess with a running system!
What's your problem? I'm just sayin that what i thought. If this job isn't completed, i could be kept as unpublished. Homepage design is really cool, but pages are improtant too, at least for me. I know that web & graphic designing is really a hard job but when it's finished, all your work is writing something and filling the site. I'm not saying a bad thing, but i think there was more things on old site. That's all!!
Sorry

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Metal Fan wrote:Like Jason said: never mess with a running system!
yeah,i've read that here and there,but:what if the system could run even better?
Run better or look better? I think both are fine.
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#7 Post by Lowan » 26 Jul 2010 09:32

Forum using the most simple starter skin. I really hate this one. I hope a good one will come ^^
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#8 Post by Bender B. Rodriguez » 26 Jul 2010 11:32

Metal Fan wrote:
Lowan wrote:
Metal Fan wrote:They just got it up a few days ago. What did you exspect everything to be perfect?

The forums skin is fine. Like Jason said: never mess with a running system!
What's your problem? I'm just sayin that what i thought. If this job isn't completed, i could be kept as unpublished. Homepage design is really cool, but pages are improtant too, at least for me. I know that web & graphic designing is really a hard job but when it's finished, all your work is writing something and filling the site. I'm not saying a bad thing, but i think there was more things on old site. That's all!!
Sorry

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Metal Fan wrote:Like Jason said: never mess with a running system!
yeah,i've read that here and there,but:what if the system could run even better?
Run better or look better? I think both are fine.
well,actually run better for me...you see,this white screen really bugs my eyes...i'm not asking for a "tr00" black metallic evil theme,just the same thing with a darker theme.

but,of course,it is not that much necesary...on the other hand,it wouldn't really affect the way the system works
so...
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#9 Post by Lowan » 26 Jul 2010 11:57

I mean of forum skin, like modified Blind Guardian buttons, borders etc. That would make this forum more Blind Guardian-ish, am i wrong? :)
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#10 Post by Bender B. Rodriguez » 26 Jul 2010 12:29

Lowan wrote:I mean of forum skin, like modified Blind Guardian buttons, borders etc. That would make this forum more Blind Guardian-ish, am i wrong? :)
no you're not :mrgreen: but it would take the forum's simplicity,wich seems to be the goal here...
i think a simple colour change would make it a lot better.Modifying the whole theme on the other hand,might(or most likely would) slow the server down.
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#11 Post by Lowan » 26 Jul 2010 12:44

I do not think so. Too many gifs, or too many parting a skin can make slow down the server, but little expensions would be better i think.
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#12 Post by Bender B. Rodriguez » 26 Jul 2010 13:10

Lowan wrote:I do not think so. Too many gifs, or too many parting a skin can make slow down the server, but little expensions would be better i think.
i guess that would depend
for instance,if the default buttons are edited in a way that the file size is similar or smaller,yeah,it shouldn't make the thing run slower...that is of course,in theory,i have no further knowledge in php based software
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#13 Post by Lowan » 26 Jul 2010 13:14

Animated gif can make slow everything
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#14 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 26 Jul 2010 23:15

the forum is fine as it is.. i really hate those it-has-to-be-black-because-that-is-metal forums where all you have is darkness and hardly readable words and that crap

though i do agree that the website is rather empty sofar
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#15 Post by Lowan » 26 Jul 2010 23:25

Gandalf de Grijze wrote:the forum is fine as it is.. i really hate those it-has-to-be-black-because-that-is-metal forums where all you have is darkness and hardly readable words and that crap

though i do agree that the website is rather empty sofar
Dude can you show me that who talked about black theme?
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#16 Post by Led Guardian » 27 Jul 2010 04:03

Gandalf de Grijze wrote:the forum is fine as it is.. i really hate those it-has-to-be-black-because-that-is-metal forums where all you have is darkness and hardly readable words and that crap

though i do agree that the website is rather empty sofar
I agree. I absolutely hate black background with white text. So damn hard on the eyes. Not as bad as a red background though.
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#17 Post by Bender B. Rodriguez » 27 Jul 2010 05:00

Led Guardian wrote:
Gandalf de Grijze wrote:the forum is fine as it is.. i really hate those it-has-to-be-black-because-that-is-metal forums where all you have is darkness and hardly readable words and that crap

though i do agree that the website is rather empty sofar
I agree. I absolutely hate black background with white text. So damn hard on the eyes. Not as bad as a red background though.
there are several dark colours and light colours to combine though...doesn't have to be black and white,it'd look like a fucking DOS windows haha
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#18 Post by Lowan » 27 Jul 2010 12:53

Guys, who's talking about a "black" theme?! Am I blind or what?
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#19 Post by Mackasfour » 28 Jul 2010 13:02

Welcome to the forum, where derailment is the main aim
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#20 Post by Little Dragon » 28 Jul 2010 13:30

sometimes i think it's hard to be a newbie on this forum. but it's their own fault when they always cry for a black theme :P :lol:

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#21 Post by Led Guardian » 29 Jul 2010 06:06

I personally find the current aesthetic of the forum to pleasing and easy on the eyes. :)
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#22 Post by Cerbere » 29 Jul 2010 18:00

For the homepage, I think there should be a "old site" option

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#23 Post by Metal Fan » 29 Jul 2010 22:14

+1 so it will never be forgotten.
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#24 Post by Skyflat » 03 Sep 2010 00:00

AWESOME page the new one!! :P
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#25 Post by End Of An Era » 08 Sep 2010 12:51

Lowan wrote:Guys, who's talking about a "black" theme?! Am I blind or what?
blind guardian? :shock:

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#26 Post by brazilian_bard » 19 Dec 2011 18:23

Yeah, this "nice guy" blue skin sucks.

About the website, I think there would be more information about the members, more than just

"Born on August 10, 1966 in Lank-Latum/Meerbusch, Germany, Hansi is married with one son."

I know Bling Guardian always were a discrete band about their new upcoming works and personal lifes.
But i really think there should be more about them in their own site.

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