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boye
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« on: May 15, 2019, 05:44:10 PM »

I feel that the website and especially the forum feel relatively ancient. Could it be possible to modernize the looks of the website and forums?
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 06:06:07 AM »

i don't know what to say really
how's the fw reddit page doing?
this is as smooth and readable and fast-loading as a real forum gets, it needs no improvements
go check some modern crappaforum systems like tapatalk, then come back and feel how golden this one is
fw still teaches all forums what a forum should feel like on a pc
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 06:53:52 AM »

I agree with Flying Phoenix. This is a classic forum for classic games, no need to pretend we are modern and make the forum bloated.
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 06:10:04 PM »

I do plan on updating the forum at some point, but only because this version of SMF will be discontinued some day and stop receiving security patches.

Would be nice for the main site to be redone (at the very least so it is mobile-friendly), but it would probably be somebody else who ends up doing that.
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Jedi QuestMaster
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 11:41:29 PM »

The only thing I'm not too keen on is the brick background. I don't know what it is about it--that it's small? The bland grey? Would red bricks be too loud? I'm thinking the ones in Mario Bros. in particular: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/i.retroachievements.org/Images/001925.png
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 07:36:45 AM »

Yeah the bricks look maybe a bit simple or colourless and while those Mario Bros bricks looks better, I'm not sure about using strong or dark colours for backgrounds. One can always use the same tiles but with other colours from the Famicom's color generator though.

Final Fantasy and Zelda 2 also have nice bricks.
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Jedi QuestMaster
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 05:24:50 PM »

I like the idea of black bricks with a red outline.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2019, 10:47:01 AM »

I like the idea of black bricks with a red outline.

Again, these mini changes will make pages look even worse. Higher contrast and more off colors = more confusion
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2019, 10:53:26 AM »

Personally I like the site and forum how they are. It sets it apart from every other site which just looks the same.
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Jedi QuestMaster
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« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 12:24:22 AM »

I like the idea of black bricks with a red outline.

Again, these mini changes will make pages look even worse. Higher contrast and more off colors = more confusion
Perhaps we could have a forum with multiple themes? I know we can choose different smileys.
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