[TFN] The new TheForce.net

Discussion in 'Communications' started by BobTheGoon, Dec 2, 2004.

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  1. BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus

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  2. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 9, 2000
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    Crap Bob I was just about to announce it. :(

    ¤Night
  3. FamousAmos VIP

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    Feb 9, 2003
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    I liked the old one better, personally, but this one is still good :)
  4. Indy3 Jedi Grand Master

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    May 5, 2001
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    Yep told you guys this a month ago that it would be released around this time.

    I like the old version much better.
  5. BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus

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    Sep 21, 2000
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    We've known this was coming for over a year, Indy.

    The banner is so bland compared to some of the stuff that has been on the front page in the past. You'd hardly know it was a Star Wars site if you removed. It looks like someone just slapped together a webpage out of a Dreamweaver template.
  6. Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus

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    Feb 21, 2002
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    Old version owns this new version.

    I think its too cluttered personally.
  7. Indy3 Jedi Grand Master

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    May 5, 2001
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    Sorry to say this TFN Web Developers, but stay with the old design.

    Dont fix what aint broken.

    " I think its too cluttered personally. "

    Defenetly. Lists are alot better.
  8. Dingo Force Ghost

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    Apr 23, 2001
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    We've known this was coming for over a year, Indy.

    Some of us have known for closer to 2 years, but that's neither here nor there.

    But I agree, it's not that great a look. I have agreed since Josh first told me that they were revamping the look that the site needed it because the look was a bit dated and could be reworked. But I think that there were so many other things that could have been done that would have looked a little bit better.

    That said, the individual section pages look better now than they did before.
  9. royalguard96 Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 13, 2001
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    I sure am glad the ads aren't the least-bit intrusive, and you can find all the news you want right away.

    Oh wait...
  10. OBIX1 Force Ghost

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    Oct 7, 2002
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    I never had any probs with the old design. I liked it. But I really like this new one too. Sometimes it's good to have a change. :)
  11. Indy3 Jedi Grand Master

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    May 5, 2001
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    If your concerned with ads, block the ads in your host file.

    Thats what I do and I have such a great internet experience because of it all content no ads.

    Also the font is way to small.
  12. BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus

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    The big ol' ad in the middle of the main banner is real attractive :rolleyes:

    Seriously, they spent two years designing this? I'd ask for my money back.

    If your concerned with ads, block the ads in your host file.

    Thats what I do and I have such a great internet experience because of it all content no ads.


    Oh, that's the first thing I did with adBlock. I love, however, that the ads are hosted by sites with seemingly random names, like www.kjkljs.com. They change everytime you reload the page. Nice way to get around ad blockers.
  13. Indy3 Jedi Grand Master

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    May 5, 2001
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    Why even change it?

    Nobody was compaling.

    If its not broken dont fix it

    "Oh, that's the first thing I did with adBlock. I love, however, that the ads are hosted by sites with seemingly random names, like www.kjkljs.com. They change everytime you reload the page. Nice way to get around ad blockers."

    Well I have done it a certian way I NEVER ever get Allposters ads, no doubleclick or any single banner ad.
  14. Captain_Typho Force Ghost

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    Jul 30, 2003
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    nice overall layout......bad visuals.....lots of visual cluttering. I like the old one better.........it's just like theonering.net and it's my favorite web layout. However, I could survive with this new one too i guess.....
  15. Indy3 Jedi Grand Master

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    May 5, 2001
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    Yep theonering.net has the same layout as TFN and most other sites as well in a list format.

    Thats the way to go.

    Nice and neat
  16. royalguard96 Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 13, 2001
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    Also the font is way to small.

    I think that's what bothered me more than the ads themselves.

    It's like the page screams "LOOK AT ALL MY AD SPACE!!!!!" while actual news items you'd want to click on are really small.

    The proportions are all out of whack.

    Then again, TFN's main page was gonna evolve into a standardized IGN look, as some people have correctly predicted...
  17. Indy3 Jedi Grand Master

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    May 5, 2001
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    Yep

    "we will launch it very soon, all converted or not"

    Boo
  18. Kartanym Jedi Grand Master

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    May 23, 2002
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    Some of this new design is what I was hoping for a while back, but it does make it seem 'just like any other site'. While I agree it seems neater, i think they could use the space a little better, widen it out to use the full page like before.
  19. Indy3 Jedi Grand Master

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    May 5, 2001
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    Increase the font size, uyyy its way too small.

    Cluttered
  20. dashleebo Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 18, 2003
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    I hate it. It's all just compressed into one big centered chunk, resulting in my head wanting to explode even trying to find something. The old layout was more 'user friendly' and nicely set out. [face_plain]
  21. Indy3 Jedi Grand Master

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    May 5, 2001
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    Its like bizarro like they are going back to a un professional design
  22. starbird2273 Jedi Youngling

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    May 9, 2003
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    I like the main page, with exception to the ads and font. But the new article pages are nice. looks more modern.
  23. jpfisher Jedi Padawan

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    This has got to be one of the worst web designs I've ever seen from a pure usability standpoint -- now, the old design sucked usability wise too (the whole tiny font super-tall sidebar menu was atrocious), but at least you could see the news easily.

    You have no idea where your eyes should go, there's too much going on... and there's nothing Star Wars about it other than the top graphic... a lot of other big fan sites have better designs, IMO.

    I realize TFN has a lot of content, but this is not the best way to deliver it.
  24. jacemathem Force Ghost

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    Oct 3, 2003
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  25. It seems to be a major step down from the current design.

  26. I liked the old one better, personally.

  27. It looks like someone just slapped together a webpage out of a Dreamweaver template.

  28. Old version owns this new version.

  29. Dont fix what aint broken.

  30. I sure am glad the ads aren't the least-bit intrusive, and you can find all the news you want right away. Oh wait...

  31. I hate it. It's all just compressed into one big centered chunk, resulting in my head wanting to explode even trying to find something. The old layout was more 'user friendly' and nicely set out

  32. You have no idea where your eyes should go, there's too much going on... and there's nothing Star Wars about it other than the top graphic.

  33. I realize TFN has a lot of content, but this is not the best way to deliver it.


  34. I knew I was always in good company. [face_love]

    New TFN = sell-out
  35. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Apr 13, 2001
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    Meh...I don't care for the new design at all. Then again, I don't visit the main page that often so, I guess it doesn't matter.
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