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Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

Post by AngryKidJoe » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:17 pm

As long as that special color is black, I'm all for it.
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Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

Post by Joseph » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:21 pm

I was thinking pink.

And now, I'm just thinking about the best time to end the suspense and make the announcement. Do I make it when it happens? Do I make it so you'll know what's going to happen? Could doing one or the other jinx it? Tough call. Still amused how Merlance commented that he has a "bad feeling" about it.

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Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

Post by Fluffy17 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:51 pm

AngryKidJoe wrote:As long as that special color is black, I'm all for it.
Black isn't a color :razz:
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Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

Post by Joseph » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:05 pm

Ah, simple yet classic wit. :D

And I've discovered that I'd need to add a mod to the boards to do things the way I want.

While adding creating new groups (with coloured names) and adding them to the legend is easy... They appear in alphabetical order.

I'd have them appear: Administrators, Global Moderators, Contributors, Patrons but no, the board software does it alphabetically. There's a very popular mod (because every wants control of the order) that lets you order them how you want them but that option should have been part of the board to begin with.

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Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

Post by AngryKidJoe » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:36 pm

Pink is also not a color. Yet, they all have hex color values.
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Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

Post by Fluffy17 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:37 pm

well shade and tints don't have pull in the internet ya know?
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Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

Post by Joseph » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:24 pm

I'd love to say more about the things I've only hinted at but since there's no set time frame yet...

However since we do know we'll be creating a presence on social media platforms like FB, Twitter and Google+ and since FB pages need a "cover photo" this is what I was toying with today.

I know I'm not a graphic designer (I've said that so often I should put it in my sig) but I stuck in the sun, moon and site name while trying to to achieve an "icy" effect on the text and think it's reasonably ok.
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Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

Post by Marcus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:44 pm

Ain't that pretty damn nice =D I like it!

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Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

Post by Joseph » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:21 pm

Well, I'm glad at least one person likes it.

On to other things, like that announcement I was hinting at...

We had a new user register this morning, EpiphanyG. That would a fellow named Gavin, a friend of our Winterwind teammate, Michael Collins. Gavin just happens to be a web developer who has come on board to bring us into the modern era. The site will be getting a good going over, a redesign that will give us a better look, making us look right on mobile devices as well and desktops and integrating various social media platforms so we can reach a wider audience.

And once that is done we're at the second stage of the our big news...

Michael has made himself our chief recruiting officer and has lined up... oh, quite a few writers all ready and waiting for our relaunch.

So... new site, a multitude of contributors, increased quality and quantity of content. Winterwind, after many years of struggling along is about to get good. Really good.

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Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

Post by Marcus » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:46 pm

Thats some very good news for the future of Winterwind.

Time act like a proper human being :D

Very interesting news.

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Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

Post by Trailer Park Jesus » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:27 am

logo - so-so

more site action - good luck
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Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

Post by Trailer Park Jesus » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:27 pm

ooh! you guys are so excited only two people have commented. wake me up when it happens.
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Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

Post by Joseph » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:13 am

So... this is the look I have in mind for the the revamp of the site....

Basically, visually, change the accent colour from grey to blue and add a seamless tiled background (in blue) to break up the tedium of too much white.

Functionally, have two horizontal navigation bars under the logo, the top having the main "Home/Forums/Ezine Archive" as well as the Google search bar, the buttons for Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and the Paypal button.

The second row will house what is presently the left content index. (Not sure what the hell to do about the DW webcomics... haven't done one in three years... but they still get plenty of traffic so I supposed I should do a few more at least). Not sure about our old Gaming content either. Should probably make those part of "Feature Articles".

And speaking of, where the current content index is, we'll now have a "Latest Articles" listing instead.

Personally, I think it looks much better than what we have now. It's just a matter of when our new developer, Gavin aka EpiphanyG, can get it coded but... once we do... well, it's something to get excited about. And we have quite a few new contributors lined up so Go Winterwind Go!
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Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

Post by Fluffy17 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:18 am

pretty :)
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Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

Post by Marcus » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:53 am

Ohh Star Wars AD

No but seriously. I think we need to see this on the screen before I can give much critic on it. But it do sound promising. Modernisation of the site is needed I guess :D

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