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News Comments > Out of the Blue

95. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2019, 03:35 Kxmode
 
patience grasshoppers  
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General Discussion > Feedback on responsive layout

53. No subject Nov 8, 2019, 03:26 Kxmode
 
See many of you expressing concerns about the font size. Is the zoom in your browser set to something other than 100%?  
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News Comments > AO Tennis 2 in January

2. Re: AO Tennis 2 in January Nov 8, 2019, 03:25 Kxmode
 
Created a trello ticket to make videos responsive  
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General Discussion > Feedback on responsive layout

52. No subject Nov 8, 2019, 02:13 Kxmode
 
Rhialto wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 13:11:
On PC it's true that the menu on the left can be larger than before depending on resolution but it's not an annoyance to me. What's ugly though is the "Compacti" font used for sections like STORIES OF NOTE, POPULAR THREADS, etc. Should be a quick fix to change that bitmap font for a scalable one.

That was chosen as the closest webfont I could find that looked like the image headlines. Does anyone have another font in mind?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2019, 16:42 Kxmode
 
Pick up Planet Zoo last night. It's rough and unoptimized in areas*, but what an amazing game it is. If I had this game as a kid, I would be so happy. I mean I am now, but I can see my younger self going nuts for it.

*on my 8800/2080Ti/32GB RAM setup, I experience unusual lag

one of my recently born bengal tiger cubs being playful https://youtu.be/EXX_tYbd7Dc
 
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19. Re: etc. Nov 7, 2019, 16:28 Kxmode
 
On a list of the worse things, a congressman shaming Blizzard for Letting Nazis Run Wild in 'World of Warcraft' is near the top. And by worse, I mean facepalm-wrong on so many levels.  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2019, 15:25 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 7, 2019, 14:49:
Mugging a Goose.

Untitled Goose Mugging?

Duck Duck Loose!
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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General Discussion > Feedback on responsive layout

47. Re: Front page zoom on Android. Nov 7, 2019, 15:21 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Nov 7, 2019, 13:50:
On my galaxy S10, the front page doesn't wrap if I zoom in. So while the whole page fits on the default view, it's too small for me to read, and if I zoom in, it makes me scroll from side to side.

Not a huge deal, I don't read it from my cell that often, but figured I'd mention it.

Frans could you add a task for me to Trello to create a simple Javascript text-resizing button?
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

89. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2019, 15:14 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 7, 2019, 07:06:
Blue wrote on Nov 7, 2019, 02:37:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 7, 2019, 01:34:
Blizzard Adds President Xi To 'Overwatch' Roster.

As if you needed any more reason to boycott ActiBlizz.

When you have to say this, you *know* you've made the wrong choice:

Blizzard has denied that the move was made to appease China.

To be clear, that's a satirical article.

Poe's Law. I'd never heard of BabylonBee.

It's The Onion's second cousin, twice removed.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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General Discussion > Feedback on responsive layout

22. Re: Small Tweaks Nov 6, 2019, 16:13 Kxmode
 
Staunch wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 15:13:
Just loaded it up on desktop.

The sidebar width could be adjusted with this CSS to make it a bit narrower on wide screens:

#left-menu { max-width: 230px; }

That will widen the main content area to fill the extra space.

On desktop it definitely feels more "normal, like the old style" to me at 90% zoom, but I'd definitely get used to the current sizing of text.

We use Bootstrap to create a "grided" layout.

On the desktop, the side menu uses a grid size of 2 (which translates into 16.666667%), and the main content area uses a grid size of 10 (which translates into 83.333333%). Together, those values equal to 100%. We would not want to change the width to an absolute pixel value as that would create scale-ability issues.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

45. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2019, 16:05 Kxmode
 
Frans wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 15:57:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 15:44:
MeanJim wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 15:37:
There' a slight problem on the forums too. The text box where you compose messages is now only resizable vertically. The font in the text box seems bigger too. The text box was always too small, but it wasn't a problem since you could resize it, but now that I can't make it wider, it's so cramped composing messages

This is caused by Bootstrap. Frans, if you add the following to styles.css, this should override their setting.

textarea { resize:both; }
Done.

Thank you, kind sir. MeanJim, you should now be able to resize the textarea field as you wish.
 
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General Discussion > Feedback on responsive layout

21. No subject Nov 6, 2019, 16:04 Kxmode
 
Frans wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 15:47:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 15:32:
The ad provider serves a traditional desktop banner ad on the phone between days (It has the 468x70-ish size that doesn't work well on phones). Can they change this, on phones, to the interstitial ad?
No, this banner isn't from the ad provider, it's Blue's affiliation banner with Amazon. It can be addressed another way, but not today anymore.

I see. Perhaps I can look into the script to see if there's a way to add the Bootstrap wrapper code around the image so that it can become responsive.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2019, 15:57 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 08:17:
On desktop, it's uncanny-valleying me. It looks so close, but kind of like an off-brand knockoff. Which is ridiculous, but something about the teal bar is different, and the underlines are gone from (obvious) links.

It's not worse, just so close yet slightly different. Not at all a complaint, within 24 hours it'll feel normal. Right now, it's just entertaining that it doesn't. Even the Preview and Edit Comment buttons look different to me, which probably makes me insane.

Pixel-perfect conversion from a desktop-only design to fully responsive is difficult. So instead, we focused on keeping as much of the old design as possible, while modernizing the site. It's a happy medium full of compromises.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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42. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2019, 15:44 Kxmode
 
MeanJim wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 15:37:
There' a slight problem on the forums too. The text box where you compose messages is now only resizable vertically. The font in the text box seems bigger too. The text box was always too small, but it wasn't a problem since you could resize it, but now that I can't make it wider, it's so cramped composing messages

This is caused by Bootstrap. Frans, if you add the following to styles.css, this should override their setting.

textarea { resize:both; }
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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General Discussion > Feedback on responsive layout

19. Re: new format. Nov 6, 2019, 15:36 Kxmode
 
opie wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 14:05:
bring back black background. white/yellow on blue sucks for the eyes.

That's part of the legacy system. You'll need to click on it in the menu to tell the updated system to use that theme.
 
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General Discussion > Feedback on responsive layout

18. No subject Nov 6, 2019, 15:32 Kxmode
 
The ad provider serves a traditional desktop banner ad on the phone between days (It has the 468x70-ish size that doesn't work well on phones). Can they change this, on phones, to the interstitial ad?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

38. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2019, 15:26 Kxmode
 
Frans wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 15:10:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 14:55:
That's caused by the ad on the bottom. Stephen, Frans, I recommend disabling that ad on phones until we can identify and resolve the issue.
This was a duplicate report, but since the ad provider didn't fix it yet, disabling it is a fair measure. Done.

One more issue. They're serving a desktop banner ad on mobile in between days. It has the 468x70-ish size that doesn't work well on phones. Can they change this, on phones, to the interstitial ad?
 
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35. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2019, 15:17 Kxmode
 
I'm glad to read so many positive thoughts on the new layout. I also see all your concerns. I think it would help to provide a bit of context so you understand why things look the way they do in the new template.

First, keeping as much as the old design as possible was my primary consideration for the new template. I knew that because it is a brand new, responsive template, it wasn't going to be a pixel-perfect recreation. So Frans and I spent a great deal of time to get it as close to old design as possible. Think "modern, old-school."

Frans and I can continue to iterate upon and make improvements from your feedback. However, do realize that while the old website only concerned itself with desktop screens, today's Blues News now works across MANY devices. So we have to factor in that when making updates. Together, we can make the site better.

Thank you to Frans for your tireless efforts in modernizing the codebase (you have no idea how much work he did). A big thanks for Stephen for putting faith in myself and Frans to make this a reality, and a hearty thanks to Ant, JDreyer, and j.c.f. for their contributions. Last but not least, thank you for your feedback now and in the future.
 
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33. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2019, 14:55 Kxmode
 
Rhialto wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 13:12:
Nice! But a few things to fix... on my phone I see unused space on the right... https://i.imgur.com/YhWaLEz.png ... is it because of the ad at the bottom?

On PC it's true that the menu on the left can be larger than before depending on resolution but it's not an annoyance to me. What's ugly though is the "Compacti" font used for sections like STORIES OF NOTE, POPULAR THREADS, etc. Should be a quick fix to change that bitmap font for a scalable one.

That's caused by the ad on the bottom. Stephen, Frans, I recommend disabling that ad on phones until we can identify and resolve the issue.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > The Sims Earnings Pass $5 Billion

19. Re: The Sims Earnings Pass $5 Billion Nov 5, 2019, 15:59 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 5, 2019, 01:05:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 4, 2019, 18:02:
Make sure you use fire. That's the only way to survive.
Heh, reminds me of a story on This American Life from a few weeks ago. The mother of the family was addicted to The Sims. So much so that she would make the kids do all the housework so she could play. She slept in the computer room so she could get up early in the morning and play right away. The daughter got so frustrated with her mother that she snuck into the computer room in the middle of the night while her mother slept on the floor. She logged in, walked the daughter character out of the house, barricaded the rest of the Sim family inside, and burned the place to the ground, killing everyone inside. Funny story, and cautionary tale.

Her reaction
 
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