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Old 10 Oct 2010, 17:02
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How can I improve my layout?

I have recently designed my first vBulletin layout.

I would really appreciate some feedback on what to improve.

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Old 12 Oct 2010, 00:29
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I don't know if you tested your style in other browsers but there are big issues in Chrome... your main logo is behind other boxes, "Affiliates / Sponsors - Premium Memberships" alignment is off, and what looks like it should be a row of links isn't links at all...

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Old 13 Oct 2010, 17:47
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
I don't know if you tested your style in other browsers but there are big issues in Chrome... your main logo is behind other boxes, "Affiliates / Sponsors - Premium Memberships" alignment is off, and what looks like it should be a row of links isn't links at all...

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Hi, thanks for the feedback.

I don't think it is a Chrome problem because I myself use Chrome. I have tested in all major browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox & Opera). This looks like it is a screen resolution problem.

The "row of links" is actually the title of the site. I should have made it more clear, sorry.

Cheers mate and I will do my best to get the resolution sorted.

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Old 13 Oct 2010, 19:11
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My Chrome window resolution is set to 1280x1024.
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Old 13 Oct 2010, 21:36
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My screen resolution is 1280 x 800, and I get the same problem. I'm using Firefox.

Feedback:
* Put the User Of The Week bit above the Top 5 Stats bit.
* Make all the post icons the same size. The space doesn't have to be filled, just the width of the post icons all the same size, so the text is all aligned (forum home page).
* Make the blue forum header a slight gradient, to make it look better.
* Make the thread/post numbers in the forum home into a lighter font, so they're easier to see.
* Seperate the Donate and About table by a small gap (20px or so).

I like the look of it so far, just needs a little tweaking here and there
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Old 13 Oct 2010, 22:27
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Thanks for feedback. I don't know what is causing the site to display incorrectly for you guys.
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Old 14 Oct 2010, 00:02
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I have the same problem on firefox - the adblock addon is causing it (for me). If I disable it for your site, your banner ad loads and the nav bar looks as it should.
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Old 14 Oct 2010, 00:50
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You're right, it works fine with adblock off.
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Old 14 Oct 2010, 01:03
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I just wanted to say that I'm quite impressed with your custom theme. It's very nice for your first vBulletin skin. There are only a few things I would suggestion:
  1. I'm not really liking your main site logo. It looks generic and not quite as sophistocated as the rest of the theme. When I design sites, I design the logo first and design the rest of the site to complement it. To me it seems as if you didn't do this, but rather designed the theme and stuck up a temporary logo marker. Perhaps you have a logo being designed?

  2. I don't really like the custom icons you have in the "Platform Gaming" section. I'd recommend keeping the icons the same unless you plan on customizing every single one of them.

  3. Make a custom favicon (preferably 16x16px) and upload it to your root folder.

  4. And one additional thing ==> I think you should have contrasting colours for your links on hover. That's nitpicking I guess LOL

Anyway - very impressive first effort! Good luck with the site

Jacquii.

--------------- Added 14 Oct 2010 at 01:05 ---------------

btw - what did you use to design your navbar?
I especially like it!

Also - to get rid of the adblock issue - code your ad in a <div> with width/height specified -- perhaps 472x64px with transparent background/transparent border so the space is still visible as should be whether adblock is enabled or disabled

HTH...
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Old 17 Oct 2010, 10:22
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Based on the feedback above I have made some more changes...
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Old 17 Oct 2010, 13:35
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I REALLY like the new logo.
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Old 18 Oct 2010, 05:03
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Nice job on the new logo! It's a bit dark on the "Game" side - interesting gradients...
Now you might consider designing your main forum index icons and favicon to match
Keep up the good work.
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Old 23 Oct 2010, 17:14
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Love your menu functionality, is this an add-on? Would like to add to my site.
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