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Post by Rotonen » 30 Mar 2005, 16:00

Somehow the color scheme ElvenProgrammer is using just pleases my eyes.. :roll:
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Post by Bjørn » 30 Mar 2005, 22:50

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:

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Edit: fixed a size and an ordering problem.

Edit 2: added version with shadow: http://www.lindeijer.nl/~bjorn/tmwwebsi ... shadow.png
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Post by nym » 31 Mar 2005, 06:26

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

(especially now that there is water on the world map :))
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Post by maci » 31 Mar 2005, 09:22

yeah there is allready a updated version in the logo thread http://themanaworld.sourceforge.net/php ... 3&start=45
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Post by Talaroc » 31 Mar 2005, 09:56

Well, that's still up for discussion. Some of us do like the all-green version better.
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Post by ElvenProgrammer » 31 Mar 2005, 10:21

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

Now that we have the world map, would it be too hard to get the general shape of it into that image..?
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Post by maci » 09 Apr 2005, 09:43

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
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Post by Bjørn » 13 Apr 2005, 02:11

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.
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Post by Talaroc » 13 Apr 2005, 03:17

Works fine in Safari, and it looks good. And yes, the contrast in the logo is too high.
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Post by ElvenProgrammer » 13 Apr 2005, 07:06

No problem with Firefox/Mozilla and you should know what I think about the colors... :twisted:
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Post by maci » 13 Apr 2005, 07:38

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^^
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Post by Bjørn » 13 Apr 2005, 13:52

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.
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Post by ElvenProgrammer » 13 Apr 2005, 15:40

Tested both on Firefox and IE, no italic, bold seems to work fine here.
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Post by maci » 13 Apr 2005, 15:48

ok thats nicer now ..

but i still miss the fading :D

i neither see any problems with font
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