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Official Pixelation Skin!

on: February 22, 2016, 10:34:44 am
So as you can tell, we have a new skin!  This skin represents about 2 years of work between my day job at Zynga, Chasm, and Life.  But I wasn't entirely alone, I was lucky to have some good help along the way from these fine folks

Ptoing: Worked on the original mockups for the new skin some years ago
Crow: helped a ton with server-side issues
pistachio: Did some great work on developing a new icon set. They've changed a bit since then, but the initial work was absolutely invaluable
Atnas: Gave lots of valuable feedback throughout the development as well as gathered the first batch of featured threads
CyangMou: The great work he's been doing with GoodReads is what lead to the Tag mod we now have installed

Thanks guys!  And also thanks to the rest of the mods who gave great feedback along the way.

We also now have a new domain name.  Read about that here: http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=19726.0

A few things to note:

Featured threads and activities:
As part of our new goal as a moderating team to spark more activity and better content, we're going to start rolling out a major activity once a month and frequently highlight quality threads and place them prominently at the top of our site.

GoodReads and Tags:
One of the recurring problems we deal with at this forum is the loss of really great answers/resources to common problems and questions.  Part of the problem is it's currently pretty difficult to quickly find the types of threads you're interested in researching such as "dithering" or whatnot.  This is where the tags mod comes in.  I've completely rebuilt the tags mod to suit our needs here.  It's currently turned off for regular members (we may open that to everyone to use in the near future), but mods can now tag threads with common subjects and mark when it has especially good content.  In the coming weeks we will be converting our archived good reads threads into regular tags to keep an eye out for that

There will probably be issues with the skin
I tried my best to keep the skin bug free, but it's very likely I didn't catch everything.  If you see an issue, please let me know by posting in this thread.  Make sure you provide a screenshot of the issue, and tell me what browser and operating system you're on.

Known Issues:
        Missing page style: who's online
        Missing page style: Statistics Center
        footer info widths need fixed 50%
        post overflow issue with large images
        avatar area of posts can overflow their width
        "last post" link style
        Mixed navigation font in Chrome
        Redirect board icon
        New posts icon needs redesign
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Re: Official Pixelation Skin!

Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016, 11:55:21 am
Text is horribly blurry for me in both Chrome and Firefox.

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Re: Official Pixelation Skin!

Reply #2 on: February 22, 2016, 11:56:23 am
Fantastic work on the new skin, makes the site come alive ;D Thanks to everyone who contributed and especially to you Indigo, it looks amazing  :y:

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Re: Official Pixelation Skin!

Reply #3 on: February 22, 2016, 11:59:45 am
Text is horribly blurry for me in both Chrome and Firefox.

agreed.  I'll be looking into better fonts, also making the text a bit higher contrast against the background colors

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Re: Official Pixelation Skin!

Reply #4 on: February 22, 2016, 12:07:54 pm
I think once it's sharpened up it should readable enough with the current contrast levels, its just the combination of the two that makes it painful to read.
Otherwise looking rather gorgeous.

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Re: Official Pixelation Skin!

Reply #5 on: February 22, 2016, 12:13:52 pm
Just so happy with this. ; u ;

default skin was like a government issued concrete dwelling

now the walls have flavor

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Re: Official Pixelation Skin!

Reply #6 on: February 22, 2016, 12:14:50 pm
Awesome! Much better vibe and overall look for sure.  ;D
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Re: Official Pixelation Skin!

Reply #7 on: February 22, 2016, 12:16:19 pm
 ;D :D ;D :D

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Re: Official Pixelation Skin!

Reply #8 on: February 22, 2016, 12:46:59 pm
What a lovely thing! The forum looks vibrant and alive again! Great to see Bruce again.

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Re: Official Pixelation Skin!

Reply #9 on: February 22, 2016, 12:58:03 pm
Excellent and congratulation!