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Hey guys

As you may have gathered from my previous announcement, welcome to the all-new InsanelyMac - we'd really love to hear from you if you've got any feedback on the new site, any feature requests, bug reports, etc.

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The new website seems to be more organized I am loving it keep it up guys.

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For one, i've just had to re-register my account so am a little peeved by that right now. Tried to use forgot my password mechanism and it claimed there was no such user! Oh well, back now.

About the new layout / theme. The skin looks nice but the typographical choices are abysmal to be perfectly honest. Small font sized emboldened is an usability nightmare imho. If you were to set the fonts to normal instead that would be an improvement for readability / usability issues. Other than that this theme in particular is nicely crafted. Maybe the ads could be more discreet.

Nice to have the choice :)

Quick edit:

Using FF 3.06 bold fonts = fugly.
In IE7 looks better.
Safari good but bold fonts noticeable again.
Opera 9.62 looks good.

Also didn't mean to sound harsh if it came over that way :)

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This is an excellent upgrade, guys. Was totally worth the hard work. THANK YOU!!

Oh yeah, I agree about the fonts issue the user above me posted about.

EDIT: Yeah, the bugs and the wacky fonts ruin the experience.

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I hate it.

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Wow.. The new forum layout is pretty horrible. Sorry, but the old one was so much cleaner, so much tidyer, and frankly looked newer than this does. I'll be sticking to the Insanely Beautiful forum layout thanks.

Now to make a Greasemonkey script to revert to the old hompage.

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complete failure as i said in the other thread

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Here's some bugs I've noticed:

- Font is too small on the forum / topic listings.
- There's additional spacing in Safari around the topic names.
- There seems to be an additional space at the beginning of every post.
- When you are in full screen mode, the site seems to re-stretch every time the page loads.
- The EDIT button doesn't work on your existing posts. MAJOR PROBLEM!
- In-post ads should only show for guests, logged-in members shouldn't get them.
- I would personally prefer the blog comments to be oldest at the top / newest at the bottom (in line with the way the forum works)

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I think I like it, great work.
Where is the egosearch function? A function to list the threads I posted.
Is search function fully working?

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Another issue: The hardware DB doesn't seem to work with Javascript turned off - which is very un-friendly for search engines.

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The design is Great ! A major improvement in astetics but you HAVE to do something about the font used in displayng the threads. Also please make the " show new posts " button more obvious.

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- The forum link in the top menu needs a trailing slash in the url! e.g. /forum/ not /forum

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Hmmmm... New design looks pretty slick in my opinion. Gonna take some getting used to, though. One thing: site theme is a lot darker than before, and with the light blue, it kinda hurts my eyes. Maybe it's just me. Again, overall, looks nice! :o

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Also pressing the EDIT button for my posts displays a big white window with some html gibberish at the bottom. Also ... do we really need to know how the Apple stock market quotes are doing ? But all in all is a great looking update

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Also pressing the EDIT button for my posts displays a big white window with some html gibberish at the bottom. Also ... do we really need to know how the Apple stock market quotes are doing ? But all in all is a great looking update


I just noticed that... Plus, when I was posting, the box where you insert your reply is a little far down. Above it, is this big space of nothing.

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Thanks for all the feedback guys, keep it coming

We're aware of the re-stretching issue when going to full-screen - we're already in the process of improving this so that both the fluid width and also selected background load up instantly rather than loading the default setting and then loading the user's settings.

Blog comments order - would be interested to hear what anyone else has to say about that - my argument is that newest at the top for the News section would be more in keeping with a blog, but I'm open to suggestions on this!

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There's a link to fix all your problems here: http://www.insanelym...p...1&skinid=35

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Anyone notice anything funny about the "Hardware Database"? Seems oddly similar to here, even the EXACT same hardware listed...

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Anyone notice anything funny about the "Hardware Database"? Seems oddly similar to here, even the EXACT same hardware listed...


Welcome to the party, you're a little late, as usual:


http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1069522





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