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Offline Francois424

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Re: New website design
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2012, 09:26:56 pm »
I agree this looks pretty good.  Even if it isn't "formal-looking" like some other website, it does fit the retro-style of X-Com to a glove.
I would vote in favor of changing it !

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Re: New website design
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2012, 01:31:22 pm »
where is IRC link???

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Re: New website design
« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2012, 06:17:58 pm »

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Re: New website design
« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2012, 09:17:59 am »
Shouldn't it be in "network" section as forum???

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Re: New website design
« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2012, 02:52:05 pm »
sdopnhfdsofidsnmfine I've gotten rid of the Contact page because pages are for losers.

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Re: New website design
« Reply #50 on: December 12, 2012, 08:38:54 am »
Tell us how it's looking... I want to see the new style!!

:)

Can you add some classic X-COM music to the page? I'd also love to see a playlist on the side listing the tracks. Mainly just want Final Briefing and Battlescape so it's eerie and grim. I love all the tracks, so any tracks you choose will be great. You could also add all the versions from DOS, Amiga, CD32, PC, and PSX.

I'm sure many of us dislike music suddenly playing on a website, especially when we're quietly reading and "BAM!" music, so you could lower the volume so it plays calmly and you can edit the songs so they have the fade-in effect when they start.

Did I mention I love Final Briefing ;D Can't wait to see the retro-style website!

Thanks SupSuper, you're Officially the Greatest X-COM Fan in the World!
« Last Edit: December 12, 2012, 09:12:05 am by WeOwnTheNight »

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Re: New website design
« Reply #51 on: December 12, 2012, 05:13:57 pm »
I currently have everything on hold until I get rid of this semester of university, then I'll discuss future plans.

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Re: New website design
« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2013, 09:31:18 pm »
Alright I got a potential addition/modification to SupSuper's template. It would have to be reworked a little by someone with a better mastery of CSS and webdesign then me, and more time.

Basicly I thought why not have the paragraph panels look X-COMy too. Included is a scrshot and the source. Hopefully it's helpful.

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Re: New website design
« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2013, 03:33:01 am »
The panels in my design are supposed to be more like X-Com windows (I guess they need the fancy border), but I ditched the background idea because:
- It's not flexible with different panel sizes (unless you use an annoying repeating background).
- It ruins readability (X-Com has outlines to avoid this).
- It just clutters the design, specially since I plan on adding more formatting (images etc.) to pages to make them nicer.

Anyways since everyone seems to be pretty happy with the Geoscape design idea, I'll work on integrating it with the website and let you know the results. :)

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Re: New website design
« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2013, 12:13:58 pm »
Ya I wasn't able to get the background working the way I wanted. Part of the unread-ability was because it was inheriting transparency, but it just doesn't do to have text as part of the background for text. There's also the problem that browser fonts aren't designed for being displayed over a picture, and don't have a font backing.

It might be possible to get a background like what I was going for if someone wanted to draw up some nice low-key art in the x-com background style and colorize it the same way. I assume the text backing could be accomplished with text/shadow or some other effect but someone would have to fiddle with it until they got something good looking.

Anyway, ya I thought the geoscape style design was absolutely genius!

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Re: New website design
« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2014, 03:10:53 pm »
sorry for resurrect old post

but, can you make the forum Tapatalk Friendly???

https://tapatalk.com/faq.php

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Re: New website design
« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2014, 07:29:58 am »
sorry for resurrect old post

but, can you make the forum Tapatalk Friendly???

https://tapatalk.com/faq.php
Ok it should work now.

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Re: New website design
« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2014, 06:08:52 pm »
Great its perfect

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