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Discussion in 'Latest Updates and News' started by Ralle, Nov 28, 2013.

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  1. kellym0

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    looks pretty, multible screen shots will be reaaaaaaaaaaaly nice.

    you're work will be fun to look at when the time comes. good luck ralle, and most important, have fun doing it man!
     
  2. Ralle, I have a question about capabilities of XenForo.

    Is it possible to make a nice touch on commenting system what Blizzard uses on their forums?
    If you select text on someone's comment, you can quote that text with a press of a button. Would be really nice to see this implemented on hive :3
    GIF (800x558, 2.45MB)
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  3. Ralle

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    oh, wow that is amazingly cool. That should be possible to replicate. When everything is up and running, I will definitely look into doing that. That is just too cool not to have :)
     
  4. Nice, this XenForo sounds very promising. :) I'll look forward to this function.
     
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  5. chobibo

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    Cool! that looks awesome! I hope it isn't included in Low Graphics style\theme :D
     
  6. Rui

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    With descriptions, it does look better, but what's with the removal of wc3 icon borders? T.T Not that it does a huge difference, but it just looks random.
    And please do keep the ale icon on Off-Topic! Better yet, use wc3sear.ch's! — or a modified version of it to fill in the black space with leaking ale or bubbles for example!
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    I don't know if it's just me, but, with the exception of the Skins and Maps (not visible) icons, this forum style still appeals to me:
    Gorgeous looking
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    Sure, but I think it should also influence forums shown, their ordering or something to make the forums of that game a bit more visible.
     
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    Ah, one of the Hive's biggest development hell projects is finally going forward again. Yay! :D

    ~Asomath
     
  8. knight26

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    A change is never a bad thing, I myself get tired of looking at the same thing for a long time. As a minor member here (which views THW on daily basis) I think this is one of the best decisions you could make!. And judging from what I understand of the screenshots, it seems to be a decent upgrade to THW, an upgrade that it deserves.
    Good luck to the team working on the changes, and may you surprise us asap ^_^
     
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    Damn, I'm looking soooooo forward to this :D
     
  10. Ralle

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    You're right Rui. That screenshot gave me a warm fuzzy feeling :).
     
  11. Kanadaj

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    A few things needed imo:
    -Low quality style as optional
    -Higher quality avatars (up to 150x150 or 200x200?)
    -Keep the new rep bar but recolor it depending on the level (easier to read imo)

    Also, it look gorgeous :)
     
  12. fladdermasken

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    Oh yeah I can totally picture how awesome that would be.

    [​IMG]
     
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    @flad: Yeah, that looks awesome indeed! I hope it doesn't get into the optional Low Graphics Style. :D
     
  14. Kanadaj

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    You know there is plenty of room on a 1920x1080 screen for a 1.5x or 2x size profile bar on the left side :p On 1366x768 and mobile screens 100x100 is good enough (tho 1366x768 has enough room for 150x150 avatars and profile bar :p)
     
  15. Gilles

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    How many people have that as a resolution? I know I don't. Not on my monitor at least, and I'm not going to sit on my couch to read forums on my TV.
     
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    A responsive auto-scaling s possible - thus catering to all resolutions.
     
  17. Kanadaj

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    ^this. Downscaling an image isn't even that painful if you downscale it by it's divisor, eg. usually 2, 3 or 5. In our case 2 is perfect.

    Plus, most screens you can buy nowadays are 1920x1080 for desktops, and laptops either come with 1366x768 or 1920x1080. If yours is neither, time to get a new PC (or screen of you have a good PC, but I doubt anyone would play on an 8-core 4GB VGA computer with a 800x600 screen).

    Not to mention that even the current profile bar could hold a 150x150 image. stretch it just a bit and there you go for 200x200.

    Also, the screenies are 980x600, double the size for an HD screen with a bit smaller image (300x300 is still an overkill I guess looking at that picture, but 200x200 is acceptable for double screen size imo)
     
  18. Gilles

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    There are resolutions between 800x600 and 1080. And I don't need a new computer because my monitor doesn't support 1080.
     
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    1366x768 and 1600x1200 are the most used apart from HD nowadays - for the former, you can use 150x150 pics and for anything inbetween, 100x100 for lower than 1366x768, and 200x200 for anything over 1600x1200. 1600x1200 can be either, but 200x200 fits into that imo and downscaling by 3/4 is always messy.

    But that's only one case. You can go with:
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     800x600  - 1366x768    100x100 100x100
    1366x768  - 1600x1200   100x100 150x150
    1600x1200 - 1920x1080   200x200 300x300
    (Upper value inclusive)

    Point is, noone forces Ralle to not downscale the images, and use bigger ones generally.
    Also, hopefully we'll get a bit more flexibility for signatures ^^ Like current signature height+extra bit if table or tabbed signature is used, so you can fit them in even with the header's added height
     
  20. So I'd get 100x100, as I use hive aero snapped. (Have 1080p)
     
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