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New Theme

Well, at long last the new theme is up. Feel free to reset your cache if you’re not seeing anything.

I welcome any feedback on the theme. I’m especially interested in performance on various speed internet links, and also in different browsers. I’ve only tested on Firefox 2.0 and IE7 so let me know if you see any unusual items.

Things to note:

  • All items are now in the right sidebar.
  • Items are now collapsible, and should remember your selections via a cookie.
  • The new logo be Jonas is now in place. I chose this logo over the winning entry because I felt it was original, and has a style that I felt matched the artistic direction (if you could call it that) of the site. If and when Fourtheye Merch does come to fruition, he will be the recipient of a freebie.

Enjoy, and feel free to send me feedback – good or bad, I promise I’ll take it like a man!

Edit: I think there is a speed issue related to a Javascript bug. Will be looking into it shortly.

Edit2: Looks like the problem is to do with the AJAX Categories and Archives sections.  Have turned them off for now, and will put them back in once I’ve sorted it.

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mattw
mattw
15 years ago

Good stuff Hellboy – the chosen logo is what I actually voted for so well done in that regard. Good choice. Yeah the speed is down a little but that should be fine etc. I’d like to see a little less grey colour but that’s just me. Well done mate!

replayee
replayee
15 years ago

the buttons on the right “comments” is a little light. and its hard to find out how to reply to the post >for a second anyways. otherwise looks quite nicely. the logo is good too, one of my favourites. i shall further search

lf1033
lf1033
15 years ago

I like the grey. It’s my favorite ‘color’.

Casi Moore
15 years ago

Looks great, Hellboy. Very nicely done. Personally I’d have gone with grey too. Seems a nice neutral color, not too dark, not too bright. Logo looks great. (would be fantastic on a t-shirt, btw). Can’t find anything to complain about yet. Give me time.

mmortal03
mmortal03
15 years ago

The only problem I have with it is that the design behind the text makes text VERY hard to read. I like the general feel of it, though.

Panoply
Panoply
15 years ago

The logo looks like it was crapily cut and pasted… choppy white around the edges…

Didn’t Jonas make a better one, of that same logo, something cleaner? I think I remember that?

I don’t like the gray and think the logo would stand out nicely juxtaposed with a background of a better color… rather than… ‘this…’

Other than the top of the page, it looks great though, I can read everything fine and speed is not an issue. Change is good!

josephine
josephine
15 years ago

overall i like it…i always had issues with the old site not staying neat and tidy and the boxes contain it all nicely now. i like the grey though woul dhav epossibly chosen just a tad lighter shade.

i also took ages to figure out how to leave a comment.

the only issue i’m having is this
areas disappearing as shown here….
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/3272/4eyeoq9.jpg

cheers

charred remains
Member
15 years ago

Excellent work, haven’t noticed a speed thing, but I wasn’t really paying attention. I don’t mind the grey, but the top just seems a little… empty. If I were to suggest something, it would be make the “Fourth Eye” text look more interesting. Maybe add the colourful flame one in and get the text to accompany it. Or even better, ask Jonas…

But the rest is much better, particularly like the ability to minimise sections on the sides… and only a month and a bit behind schedule 🙂

paragon
paragon
15 years ago

[quote comment=”31737″]
It sure is cut and pasted. If you can think of a better way to get it into a jpg file with a gradient in the background then I’d love to hear it.[/quote]

Save it as a GIF with a transparent background, or save it as a PNG. PNG’s look beter then GIF’s but they are not as widely supported.

Panoply
Panoply
15 years ago

And, I said it was crapily cut and pasted. Because it is. I don’t have a problem with cutting and pasting. Just crap.

And yeah, that colorful one is the one I was talking about. In it, the eyes are also a lot cleaner.

The site looks great, but the top is fucking gay. Sorry.

josephine
josephine
15 years ago

oops sorry i had meant to mention i’m on IE6
its still doing it; i guess i need the upgrade to IE7 perhaps

josephine
josephine
15 years ago

oh and no issues with it on firefox so it must just be a IE6 thing

Merks
15 years ago

This was sent as an email to hellboy earlier today. I don’t know if you read it or not, but the fact that you haven’t responded to me via email is kind of unfair. So I’m going to post it here, as well. Maybe this will have a little bit of bias coming from me since I was the winning entrant, but… The poll you set up for the Fourth Eye logo competition was for the users to decide. Not for you to arbitrarily pick one that you liked the best. Original or not, artistic direction matching or not, the… Read more »

OutlandishTeacup
OutlandishTeacup
15 years ago

Ooh, I like this a lot.

charred remains
Member
15 years ago

Yes, I tried it in IE6, and the side-bar was down the bottom. Also the first six responses created a separate box for them, and disappeared and reappeared as I scrolled down.  So yeah, IE6 is fucked.
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m268/charredremains0/fourtheye1.jpg
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m268/charredremains0/fourtheye2.jpg

PsYkeR
PsYkeR
15 years ago

Heya everyone. Yeah, i’m running IEv6 as well, and run into a few problems with the site. Nothing too drastic, just a massive ‘hole’ in the header of the ‘comments’ pages, and occasional issues with the toolbars appearing at the bottom of the page rather than beside the news. Otherwise, i think it looks great! I’m bummed that Merks, the ‘winner’ of the user poll, won’t be getting rewarded for his hard work. That said, though, i clearly remember Hellboy specifically saying the poll was merely for other fourtheye users to show their preferences, which would in turn maybe influence… Read more »

lf1033
lf1033
15 years ago

I was thinking, if one followed some link to a post on here, s/he might not even know it is a Tool site without reading quite a bit. It doesn’t really say that it is anywhere. Not a big deal, but if you’d like more readers it might help.

Merks, I voted for your design, but this his site. It’s not wikipedia or anything.

bastardometer
bastardometer
15 years ago

[quote comment=”31750″][quote comment=”31746″]This was sent as an email to hellboy earlier today. I don’t know if you read it or not, but the fact that you haven’t responded to me via email is kind of unfair. So I’m going to post it here, as well. snip![/quote] You know I don’t just sit around all day waiting for emails and responding to them immediately… Now I understand your frustration in regards to the poll and the non-selection of your artwork, but I stated at every stage of the competition that my decision would be final in the matter: http://www.fourtheye.net/?p=457 I’m after… Read more »

Panoply
Panoply
15 years ago

Isn’t Fourtheye pretty famous as a Tool fansite though? I’ve never even thought of what you said, but I guess you’re right. I think most people get sent here by another Tool site though.

A Googled fourtheye brings up this synopsis: “If and when Fourtheye Merch does come to fruition, he will be the recipient of a … In other Fourtheye related news, the new layout is almost ready, …”

Panoply
Panoply
15 years ago

And is Gravatar still part of this site?

Shervo
Shervo
15 years ago

Looks great Hellboy well done.

Sorry if this has been mentioned but the BDO line up final list to be posted on Wednesday.

Yahhoooo!

kyle
kyle
15 years ago

Nice job on the new theme. Looks good.

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