AGD New Template Coming

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    Guard Dog

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    The forums are now set to the current style so that others don't have the issues Viktar and Perc had. Thanks to Perc for determining what happened!
     
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    Perc

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    No problem at all, it's the least I could do for all the help you gave me when I was starting out. :)
     
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    inspiration

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    Andy,

    It is not all about how the forum looks, it is all about if one can read and discuss important issues and find information.

    IMO it looks very busy and a lot of colors and also very "wide". I think you need to go for smaller not bigger, look at the GPWA its lean and mean.

    You need to ask yourself the latest posts on top etc does it really add more info ?

    For the sponsors you can add a << horizontal scroll bar >>

    payment calander - recent term alerts - your services ----- should be your main 3 columns

    user profiles etc under quick links.

    Just an idea.
     
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    lots0

    lots0 Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I like the new look, the header is way cool.

    For some reason this thread is not showing up in the "recent forum posts" area in the header and not showing up on the New Posts tab.
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Thanks for taking your time to look it over! I did consider the information I put into the panels (and they can be shrunk with the 3 icons at the upper right). The main concept is the Windows 8 Panels look and feel. Once you get used to it, you may find yourself enjoying it more :)

    The width - yes, it is wider than most (except CasinoMeister). But most webmasters have high resolution PC's now anyway, so I wasn't entirely worried.

    I am keeping all of this in mind, though. Future versions ARE coming.
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Thanks! I do like it :)

    I see this thread as the newest post in that panel (Recent Forum Posts Panel). But I don't see it when I go to the 'New Posts' button on the left side of the forum :( Will look into it.
     
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    mattsgame

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    Like the new look ;D

    But I do have one gripe.. The "New Posts" and "Today's Posts" on the left hand side is kind of annoying as it follows my scrolling cutting off words and getting in the way of things.

    AGD.jpg


    Is there a way to stop it? I cant seem to find it.

    Cheers

    Matt
     
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    KasinoKing

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    I don't like to critisize... much!
    But making it wider does not make it easier to read IMHO.
    OK, maybe it is for those using the "old squarish screens" - but both my laptops are wide-screen and so each line is now very long.
    It's OK if people space out their text nicely - but if it's "a big block of text" I might struggle.
    Just a minor point I know - but I personally preferred it with the side-bar.

    I fully support the idea of asking members to use AGD links to support the site.
    I have already joined a couple of affy programs that way - so that might earn you about 4 pennies over the next 5 years... :p
    I will also look at the casinos to see if there is any slight chance that you list some I haven't already joined... :rolleyes:
    Mind you, you wouldn't earn much off me that way either unless they have regular DECENT bonuses...

    KK
     
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    KasinoKing

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    Could be some setting on your PC - mine looks fine!
    ( Windows 7 & ie8 )
    I would post a screenshot - but I can't because I have used up all my "screenshot space" and can't upload any more... :(
    I wish Andy could fix that!

    KK
     
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    FictionNet

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    I'm definitely giving the new crazy-ass template a big thumbs up. It's got to be one of the most colourful, retro-looking landing pages I've seen in a while. Part of me is thinking, "wtf - that looks basic" because of the in-ya-face colours, with its big, brash colours, all boxed into individual bright sections, in what appears to be a very basic design. All that's missing is a few dozen animated GIFs and you'd have a close copy of my first website. Whatever, it works for me. It takes a second or two for the eyes to adjust but then I've got a screen full of fun looking sections, all screaming for my attention. Like a big box of chocolates. And the payments diary now works for me.

    I love it.
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Thanks! I have asked the developers to make those buttons static. This happens on resolutions 1024 (width) and below, btw. Wider display resolutions are fine.
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Duly noted!

    ha ha ha... 4 pennies :) That's about what I make from sub-affiliate revenue already, so you will double my earnings!! Woohoo!!!! Thanks KK!

    And... please try to insert an image so you can screenshot the error message. I'll have my developers make you an image god.
     
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    KasinoKing

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    I take that back!
    At the time I was using my wife's laptop - where it DOES look fine.
    But on my own laptop ( Windows XP & ie8 ) I have the same problem of those buttons encroaching on the posts. :(
    I think my screen is just a little bit narrower than hers...

    KK
     
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    KasinoKing

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    Well I did screenshot it - but of course I can't post it in the normal way because I literally can not upload any more images!
    So I had to host the image on one of my own sites:

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    The Red box shows my quota all used up. :(
    The Green box is a display error you might like to fix at some point.

    KK
     
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    dominique

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    Displays fine for me.

    Like the layout, hate the default to "quick reply" and boy - is everyone here color blind? Don't like those overpowering, garish colors one bit!

    Other than that I like it....:)
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Tell me what you see now.....
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Quick Reply is default vBulletin, unfortunately. Colors - it's like Windows 8 panels. :)
     
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    KasinoKing

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    Now I don't see any limit at all - and I just uploaded a big screenshot OK (then delete it).

    Thanks for fixing that! :emoticon-0137-clapp

    KK
     
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    Guard Dog

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    I DO know what I am doing!
     
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    dominique

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    Sounds like a nice mantra! :)
     

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