New website design

Web discussions, including project website, forums, wiki, and others.
User avatar
Rotonen
TMW Adviser
TMW Adviser
Posts: 3154
Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2004 8:48 pm
Location: Espoo, Finland

Post by Rotonen » Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:00 pm

Somehow the color scheme ElvenProgrammer is using just pleases my eyes.. :roll:
User avatar
Bjørn
TMW Adviser
TMW Adviser
Posts: 1430
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:50 pm
Location: North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Contact:

Post by Bjørn » Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:50 pm

Hmm wel we can consider making the blue a user option if some people really like it better than the brown... also the gradient in the sidebar was a mistake, it was easy in inkscape but it's not straightforward to do that in an HTML page unless the width is fixed, which I don't want to do.

So now I'm proposing a final design (well of at least the default...), after tweaking colors just a bit and adding the avatars:

Image

Edit: fixed a size and an ordering problem.

Edit 2: added version with shadow: http://www.lindeijer.nl/~bjorn/tmwwebsi ... shadow.png
Last edited by Bjørn on Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:41 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
nym
Novice
Novice
Posts: 116
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:01 am
Contact:

Post by nym » Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:26 am

One extra thing Hammerbear: The logo world needs water :D

(especially now that there is water on the world map :))
User avatar
maci
Warrior
Warrior
Posts: 507
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:01 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Post by maci » Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:22 am

yeah there is allready a updated version in the logo thread http://themanaworld.sourceforge.net/php ... 3&start=45
ElvenProgrammer wrote:Maci: don't be rude, we're here to help people ;)
User avatar
Talaroc
Novice
Novice
Posts: 429
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:23 am
Location: The Frozen North
Contact:

Post by Talaroc » Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:56 am

Well, that's still up for discussion. Some of us do like the all-green version better.
User avatar
ElvenProgrammer
TMW Adviser
TMW Adviser
Posts: 2526
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:11 pm
Location: Italy
Contact:

Post by ElvenProgrammer » Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:21 am

Yes as I already said I like the all-green version better, but I'm doubtful about the ring around it, I'd prefer a silver version of it :roll:
User avatar
Rotonen
TMW Adviser
TMW Adviser
Posts: 3154
Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2004 8:48 pm
Location: Espoo, Finland

Post by Rotonen » Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:58 am

Now that we have the world map, would it be too hard to get the general shape of it into that image..?
User avatar
maci
Warrior
Warrior
Posts: 507
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:01 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Post by maci » Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:43 am

Rotonen: nice idea

but about the style .. could anyone with some less free time try o make what i suggested here:

http://themanaworld.org/phpBB2/viewtopi ... =4153#4153

thx in advance
ElvenProgrammer wrote:Maci: don't be rude, we're here to help people ;)
User avatar
Bjørn
TMW Adviser
TMW Adviser
Posts: 1430
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:50 pm
Location: North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Contact:

Post by Bjørn » Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:11 am

Well I'm a good way into the realisation of this website. For now I'm ignoring the blue version, if there's enough interest somebody will be able to modify the bitmaps and stylesheet relatively easily to provide that style as an alternative. Since the last image I posted here I added a dropshadow and gave the site more contrast.

Here's a link to the current preview:
http://www.lindeijer.nl/~bjorn/tmwwebsite3/

I've tested it in Opera, Konqueror (KHTML), Epiphany (Gecko) and IE 6. For the last one I had to insert several hacks to get it to render right, and there's still a strange problem when you use the back button to go back a page. With all the other sites keeping straight to the standards, this browser really is a bunch of crap. I hope few people will visit our site with it.

I think the contrast filter has made the logo look a tad strange maybe. So maybe Iru could make a better version using this kind of contrast.
User avatar
Talaroc
Novice
Novice
Posts: 429
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:23 am
Location: The Frozen North
Contact:

Post by Talaroc » Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:17 am

Works fine in Safari, and it looks good. And yes, the contrast in the logo is too high.
User avatar
ElvenProgrammer
TMW Adviser
TMW Adviser
Posts: 2526
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:11 pm
Location: Italy
Contact:

Post by ElvenProgrammer » Wed Apr 13, 2005 7:06 am

No problem with Firefox/Mozilla and you should know what I think about the colors... :twisted:
User avatar
maci
Warrior
Warrior
Posts: 507
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:01 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Post by maci » Wed Apr 13, 2005 7:38 am

yeah me too


bjorn please use the logo Elven made with the silver ring and so..

and give a nice fade to the menus background :)

but what i see after all you have done a really nice job so far^^
ElvenProgrammer wrote:Maci: don't be rude, we're here to help people ;)
User avatar
Bjørn
TMW Adviser
TMW Adviser
Posts: 1430
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:50 pm
Location: North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Contact:

Post by Bjørn » Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:52 pm

I've reduced the contrast on the logo and fixed the collapsed banners problem in IE. I've also reorganized the header so that it is now a single image, making it easier to modify. Unfortunately this means it is now paletted otherwise IE doesn't do transparency right. As a sideeffect this seems to have solved the background drawing problem with using the back button in IE. New URL here:

http://www.lindeijer.nl/~bjorn/tmwwebsite4/

On my WinXP any non-bold fonts on the website appear in italic btw, I hope this means my Windows installation is corrupt and not that everybody has this problem. I'm assuming it's a Windows bug as Firefox does the same.

maci: I can't just stick in Elven's silver logo, I don't think it would fit the other colors and personally I like this one better. Also, the gradient would be a bit hard to add and I think you're the only one who responded positive to that.
User avatar
ElvenProgrammer
TMW Adviser
TMW Adviser
Posts: 2526
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:11 pm
Location: Italy
Contact:

Post by ElvenProgrammer » Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:40 pm

Tested both on Firefox and IE, no italic, bold seems to work fine here.
User avatar
maci
Warrior
Warrior
Posts: 507
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:01 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Post by maci » Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:48 pm

ok thats nicer now ..

but i still miss the fading :D

i neither see any problems with font
ElvenProgrammer wrote:Maci: don't be rude, we're here to help people ;)
Post Reply