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Old 08-15-2004, 04:14 AM
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I've finished the details of the PHP system for 5MD, and the modularity I was talking about yesterday has proven just as handy as I thought -- I've now got 5ME and 5MST running on the same system. (Have a look at their index pages; the subsites' unique colour codes are now prominent somewhere other than here on the News page.)


I'm also experimenting with slight modifications to the fiver pages. Here's what Five-Minute "The Adversary" looks like now, and here are two alternatives. How do you guys like them?
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Old 08-15-2004, 04:28 AM
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Call me a nostalgia nut, but I like the classic 5MV look.

The third one's cool, too though.
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Old 08-15-2004, 04:39 AM
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I gotta go with the classic here too.
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Old 08-15-2004, 05:57 AM
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Kinda like the "two" alternative, myself.
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Old 08-15-2004, 05:58 AM
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I dunno, I've never been a real fan of change. KISS.
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Old 08-15-2004, 10:30 AM
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Classic's definitely good. The second alternative is good, too. I don't like the first alternative.
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Old 08-15-2004, 10:44 AM
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Ditto, I like the classic and second alternative. Little too much colour going on in the 1st! It is the whole change thing again...
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Old 08-15-2004, 11:19 AM
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I think I prefer #2.
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Classic. If you must change, the second alternative is preferable to the first.
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I dunno, I've never been a real fan of change. KISS.
I don't think KISS really applies too much in this case. It's purely an aesthetic question. It doesn't introduce extra complexity, just different colors.

My ranking is "alternatives", classic, "two".
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Old 08-15-2004, 01:44 PM
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I dunno, I've never been a real fan of change. KISS.
I don't think KISS really applies too much in this case.
At the risk of sounding dumb, what exactly does KISS refer to? Other than the obvious, and being a UK radio station... :wink:
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I dunno Zeke, I kinda like the second option. Sometimes I read a fiver off the forums and I don't know the episode name, so I don't know which series it's from. which means it takes me a few paragraphs before I figure out what i'm reading. Having color coded thingys on the individual fiver pages may help.
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I'm not too fussed really, though I prefer the look we have now.
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I say either the second "alternatives" or the way we have it now.
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KISS = Keep It Simple, Stupid.
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Thanks!

That seems like a terribly complicated was of saying keep it simple :wink:
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I like the classic look too. The orange is horrible.

What's also horrible is this white-on-black instead of black-on-white color scheme. I can't even see the scroll bar on the bottom anymore....

Wait..it's gone now, and I'm back to something that's actually legible. All I had to do was log in. Huh. Weird.
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I like the classic look too. The orange is horrible.
In case anyone else didn't pick up on this, the orange is 5MD's subsite colour. It would be teal in 5MST, red in 5MV, amber in 5ME, and so forth.

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What's also horrible is this white-on-black instead of black-on-white color scheme. I can't even see the scroll bar on the bottom anymore....

Wait..it's gone now, and I'm back to something that's actually legible. All I had to do was log in. Huh. Weird.
Don't be shy, tell us what you really think of the 5MV skin....
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What's also horrible is this white-on-black instead of black-on-white color scheme. I can't even see the scroll bar on the bottom anymore....
And I can't see what I'm typing in a dialog box (like, oh, the login?). Is that fixable? Seems like an odd kinda bug.

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I'm not a fan of change either, but the second alternative's not bad. I could get used to it.
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