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Meatpie
08-03-12, 08:23 PM
Hi all,

CDG's beautiful black design broke after Tuesday's software upgrade and no matter how hard we tried we couldn't fix it and it passed away.

It's goodbye to black & purple skin forever.:sad1:

We have now introduced a new black & red theme, hope you like it.

Feedback is welcome.

We have also introduced a brand new video sharing section, it's still in beta testing.

Share, rate & comment on your favoirite videos without having to click youtube links in every post!

Please report any bugs & glitched with the new skin and video sharing.

Best,

Cute Dead Guys forum staff

deaddirty
08-03-12, 08:35 PM
Friad I don't like the new design at all - the frames are in a really bright red, lot of the text is a really dim grey that I can hardly read - in fact I'm not sure I'll finiish catching up, it;s giving me a headache already.
Sorry Meatpie - itss end of a bad day here - but this just is'n't easy to read at all for me.

Meatpie
08-03-12, 08:39 PM
Thank you for your feedback DD, really sorry to hear you are having a bad day.

What kind of colour theme do you think will be easy to read, suggestions welcome. We will work to introduce more skins so that users can switch between dark and bright skins.

bindiboi
08-03-12, 10:10 PM
I like red better than purple, but maybe if the red were a little muted, less intense. I still like the design though, good job Meat.

Meatpie
08-03-12, 10:11 PM
Thank you for your feeback and for voting in our poll. We take all opinions into account when we plan for future upgrades.

djbear
09-03-12, 02:13 AM
Personally I was impressed when I came on tonight - the red really makes things show up. White on black or white on red is good - I don't see the grey DD was referring to but grey would fade into the red or black.

mxboots888
09-03-12, 03:38 AM
Meatpie, I like it, and I'm glad that the gray box in the posting window has white text now instead of black as it was difficult to read like deaddirty mentioned.

wicked5
09-03-12, 06:11 AM
I like new design. I haven't had any problems reading the text. I shows up very well IMO. When posts are made in dark colors then I find that hard to read. :yes:

doncuffs
09-03-12, 06:45 AM
I agree that a lot of the text is a really dim grey and that it is difficult to read...... perhaps my eyesight is failing from looking at all the CDGs!!

PiercedChest
09-03-12, 07:06 AM
Many positive points in the new skin: the rep star and other controls are much better visible, and I always preferred the red skin option to the black, which was a bit dull to me. I have no problem reading any texts (brighter screen?).

Of all the banner variations we saw these past weeks I like this one best by far (casket dude on the right, and bright feet sticking out from behind the site name).

I also LOVE the new tabs in the Profile section (yeah I know they're skin-independent): great improvement.

A negative point: the site is now narrow on my screen (empty regions on both sides of the screen). If I want to see the whole menu (Home ... Contact us), which otherwise disappears partly behind the search box, I have to set my zoom so the text becomes too small to read comfortably.

Meatpie
09-03-12, 01:12 PM
I am amazed to see so much feedback less than 24 hours after we switched to the new skin. We read all comments and on occasion we may contact individual members and help them reslove skin issues.

PiercedChest, please post a sceenshot of your top menu, if if is behind the search box we may have to widen the forum.

All feedback & suggestions are welcome.

Poll results are so far positive.

Some users complained that text is too dim or dark while others say it's OK.

It all depends on your sceen settings, good contrast especially.

PiercedChest
09-03-12, 01:33 PM
PiercedChest, please post a sceenshot of your top menu, if if is behind the search box we may have to widen the forum.

Here it is:
http://thumbnails63.imagebam.com/17890/46680b178891428.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/46680b178891428)

For my computer at least, a widening would be appreciated.

Thanks for all your efforts to keep this great site online and up-to-date!

Meatpie
09-03-12, 02:31 PM
Nice screenshot, thanks.

I guess we will have to remove some links from the menu, it's too crowded.

Please follow this thread for further updates.

BTW why do you have so many icons in your taskbar?

Meatpie
09-03-12, 03:40 PM
OK, we have removed the "Help" link, no good use anyway.

Can you see all the links now Pierced, all the way to contact us, which is the last link?

If you still have a problem seeing all the links please take another screenshot and post it.

Thank you for your time and help.

sweetprince
09-03-12, 04:04 PM
All looks good to me, no problem with colours or clarity of text!

ArrowMan
09-03-12, 04:12 PM
I love the new design and colors,
improved smoother posting ability!

And HEY!
The airing ripe manly foot in the banner
are just way too
randy dandy
primal PRIME-TIME primo fine!!

:winner::dancing::hat::rocks4::Rock2:

Anomalocaris
09-03-12, 04:44 PM
Like the new design, thank you!

PiercedChest
09-03-12, 05:10 PM
OK, we have removed the "Help" link, no good use anyway.
Can you see all the links now Pierced, all the way to contact us, which is the last link?


Yes, I can see all menu items now.
I still have those empty spaces at both sides though (no serious problem, but didn't have that earlier).
The difference between the 'live feed' and 'recent activity' menu options is not clear to me, so if you think about sobering that up ...

Meatpie
09-03-12, 05:29 PM
The recent activity tab will only show you threads with new posts. Nothing else.

The forum live feed on the other hand is about real-time updates, much like twitter - the moment someone makes a post or updates their status it will turn up in the live feed.

The live feed also shows other forum activity like changed avatars, group posts, album updates etc.

Hope this helps.

deads6
09-03-12, 06:41 PM
Yes, I like the new black and red design. At first, I thought, I touched something, to change the color. My fingers are always touching the wrong keys and messing things up. But now, I notice this message, so I fell good it was't me. Anyway, great job, I love this site, I am in it almost every day. It's great to know there are many other guys out there, who enjoy the same fantasies I have. Before finding this site I thought, I was alone in the world. Thanks for this site.

robin
09-03-12, 07:29 PM
nice colors ! thank you, meatpie ******

PiercedChest
09-03-12, 08:22 PM
The recent activity tab will only show you threads with new posts. Nothing else.
The forum live feed on the other hand is about real-time updates, much like twitter - the moment someone makes a post or updates their status it will turn up in the live feed. The live feed also shows other forum activity like changed avatars, group posts, album updates etc.


OK thanks, I'll try it out more often.

bigballs
09-03-12, 08:43 PM
Both my favourite colours, so great. Well done to all.

doncuffs
10-03-12, 04:46 AM
Oh dear! Oh dear! Today is proving very frustrating. Clicking on any link brings me back to the log-in page. Then when I log in (again) I am told that the log-in info was incorrect (which I am certain it is not). In the space of the last 15 mins I have had to log-in 20 times. This is not good.


......and now it is telling me I cannot send messages! Errrr!

bindiboi
10-03-12, 05:31 AM
I really like these colors! Great job Meat!

Meatpie
10-03-12, 10:42 AM
If you don't like the current skin you can change it at the bottom of the page.

luisfancer
10-03-12, 10:49 AM
I manly access the site from an ipad and it works great here. Really like the design. Works fine with the theme of the site. Helps to highlight the content. Very good job. Congrats!

Meatpie
10-03-12, 10:53 AM
Changing website design is not an easy decision but like everything else in the world websites evolve and change, with time old skins become incompatible with newer forum versions and we have no choice but to remove them.

Currently users can choose between two skins.

We will open a poll soon on which skin we should set as default.

Thank you for your feedback.

PiercedChest
10-03-12, 01:46 PM
In the Ninja skin, the bottom line of some texts disappears halfway: see the screenshot below of the Recent Activity list, in the Last Post columns. This happens in the other skin too, but a bit less, and is independent of zoom.

Earlier today the black skin was screen wide (which I prefer), now there are empty side columns again.

Good luck with the programming: it must be a hell of a job, keeping the site in the air at the same time.

http://t.imgbox.com/aakb0dDP.jpg (http://imgbox.com/aakb0dDP)

Meatpie
10-03-12, 03:30 PM
Thanks you for your screenshot. Design work on the forum skins is complete, entirely my own creation.

Try the ninja-wide style, hope it works for you, it is designed to fill the entire screen.

PiercedChest
10-03-12, 09:45 PM
Try the ninja-wide style, hope it works for you, it is designed to fill the entire screen.

Ninja-wide is great! Could you provide a Black & red wide as well? That would be perfect for me (but I can live happily with the Ninja wide).



Design work on the forum skins is complete, entirely my own creation.

Congrats, great work. However, the problem I mentioned (screenshot) in #29 is still there.
It looks like the last line (saying "by PiercedChest" for example) is a bit too low, and the lower half of the letters is cut off.
Maybe a smaller distance between the top line and this line would solve that.

Meatpie
10-03-12, 09:53 PM
If you have no problems with the Ninja wide skin I suggest you give it a try, get used to it.

And about the problem with cut usernames - I am afraid that's a more serious template bug and may take longer to fix.

Any other problems with the Ninja skin? You definately have eye for detail!

LoL

:shuffle:

bindiboi
11-03-12, 12:42 AM
I like all the versions, whatever is picked works for me.

sleeper6
11-03-12, 01:50 AM
I like this new grey/gold design better than the black/red. Is a lot easier to read.
It used to be that when I clicked on the "circle" for new posts and then came back after
reading the new post the circle would be gone. So if I did not read them in order I
would very easily know what threads I have read. I do not know if I changed something
or why this now happens to me. Is this happening to anyone else? Thanks

Meatpie
11-03-12, 10:46 AM
Unread posts show up when you first visit but are deleted from the system shortly after to save bandwith.