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Zach
December 13th, 2004, 03:48
Gearing up for a small redesign of the older blue version of my site. I can't decide between the first one, or the third one. When considering them keep in mind there will be a larger central one beneath 2 or 3 which will sit side by side.

And (Waz) if this one gives hotlink issues lemme know.. I dunno wtf was up with the last time I posted a pic but they are in the same dir and this one shows up with no previous loading except on the forum

http://www.oldskoolgames.com/pics/osg5-window1.gif

Jale
December 13th, 2004, 04:00
The third one from the left.

Zach
December 13th, 2004, 04:06
I am leaning towards the one in the middle now that I have managed to shrinks its border width down

hrmmm Try to imagine it with its border cut in half the thickness. Much more pronounced but doesn't jar out at you.

El Fugitivo
December 13th, 2004, 04:08
I don't particularly care for any of them, though I don't know how they'd look with text and whatnot.

Jale
December 13th, 2004, 04:12
Originally posted by Neco@Dec 12 2004, 11:06 PM
I am leaning towards the one in the middle now that I have managed to shrinks its border width down

hrmmm Try to imagine it with its border cut in half the thickness. Much more pronounced but doesn't jar out at you.
Then try combining the middle and right ones and post it...

Zach
December 13th, 2004, 04:15
Updated, bitch

CTRL + F5

Jale
December 13th, 2004, 04:19
Still crap&#33; better use the one on the right <_<

Zach
December 13th, 2004, 04:20
We&#39;ll see

Zach
December 13th, 2004, 04:31
http://www.oldskoolgames.com/pics/osg5-window2.png

Teh winner

Jale
December 13th, 2004, 04:41
Excellent&#33; ;)

Zach
December 18th, 2004, 20:23
http://test.oldskoolgames.com

I'm doing this all to spite you know who

I'm should email him cool links every time so he can watch it get proressively shitty !!

Jale
December 18th, 2004, 20:40
Cool! Nice 3D effect and depth. Now await another opinion...
By the way, spit me!!! http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/ed/BlueFlagEnforcer.gif

Jet Set Willy
December 18th, 2004, 21:22
It doesn't sit right. Those linear gradients never look good.

Zach
December 18th, 2004, 22:08
Low and behold they aren't really gradients though. Its just the effect I got when I dumped a shadow on there to 'outline' the shape.

Gradients in general have always been tough to display the right way I suppose. But definitely not my intention. I'm shamelessly untalented when it comes to GUI work and art in general.

I imagine it will get tweaked somewhat, or I may just leave well enough alone.

ScotchGuy
December 19th, 2004, 02:06
Don't give up! It's looking great!

Zach
December 19th, 2004, 17:46
I'm also planning to try and do some good research into learning how to use cookies and stuff, so that people can select from alternate color themes.

It will be nice to set a default to go with the seasons, and also give other people the option to look at something more comfortable for them.

I'm quite open to color scheme suggestions to use in the future.
If you'd like to suggest something try to take into account how the different parts of the layout will interact with each other and their colors.

Background
Windows
Window Headers
Hyperlinks
Hyperlinks - hover color (mouse over)
General Text
Navigation and Window Header Text

Zach
December 20th, 2004, 14:51
http://www.oldskoolgames.com/pics/buttons.gif

I think these buttons might prove useful. My first time making buttons. Preshapes really, but it took some tinkering to get the dimensions and effects I added to work right.

If you notice the bumpy edge on the emboss thats my fault. When I originally made the buttons I didn't realize I was working in a zoomed out mode on the canvas, so I had to scale them down... I may decide to risk dissasembling them and writing down every setting to try and do them again in proper scale Though..

Zach
December 20th, 2004, 21:16
Well it looks like its all finally done.. The site anyway. I have decided to go with what I've got right now, and I can tweak a thing or two later if necesarry. The site looks pretty much the same in Mozilla and IE with only a few minor spacing differences. Updated the links to point to real files and updated those files to reflect a "we" personality of the site, rather than "I".

Just have to finish the PDF up, reorganize the storage of the theme files so I can easily add new colors, rewrite the CSS properly and commented to know wtf I'm doing when I open it two months later, tie in the database calls for the ad banners, news items, and latest issue window...

insert more random bantering into this post and I'm done.

/edit: oh god I'm starting to sound like Lefteris, agggghhh 1!!!!

Zach
January 8th, 2005, 13:08
I've decided to work with squared rectangles instead of curved as I couldn't really master the effect I was trying to convey. I also decided to visit my earlier design in the truest of ways and inverted the colors to mimic it.

Ad space, main navigation columns, main text body, and news posting body below that (same as ad space)

http://www.oldskoolgames.com/pics/osg-5-true-blue.png

Jale
January 8th, 2005, 17:46
Add some grandiet effect on the blue bar :happy:

Zach
January 8th, 2005, 18:09
No

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Jale
January 8th, 2005, 18:11
Thank you :glare:

Zach
January 13th, 2005, 15:51
decided to ditch graphics, I suck at them and simple layouts load fast.

see test url for newest look. Looks cleaner. :fuckyou:

Jale
January 13th, 2005, 16:02
I saw it yesterday...

RockY
January 13th, 2005, 17:24
decided to ditch graphics, I suck at them and simple layouts load fast.

see test url for newest look. Looks cleaner. :fuckyou:

You can make some other clean tables.

http://s03.imagehost.org/0735/table2.gif

Zach
January 13th, 2005, 18:16
Yea but I just do not have the time or patience to try and do it myself. It may take you 10 seconds to do it since you have put lots of time into graphics and editing but for me its just not worth it in the end.

I'll just stick to what I know

RockY
January 13th, 2005, 18:24
I can give you a hand... :P

Yeah I have time

http://s04.imagehost.org/1553/image.jpg

Zach
January 14th, 2005, 04:01
Appreciated but I'd rather not have to rely on others if I want something changed.