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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
So here we are again, just about 3 years since we began our last redesign, and it's time to push the mothership into this decade with a completely new "front end" that's compatible with modern browsers, and much more efficient.
I'm beginning a massive overhaul of ATS so that we end up with what's commonly known as a "Responsive Web Application" -- or -- a website that works normally on your desktop/laptop, yet gracefully scales down to run like a app on your smart phone and tablet.
Here's a look at a functioning preliminary design concept...
Many structural ideas are borrowed from our existing site home, but the colors are a bit less dark, the content can be wider, and the overall User Experience is much more clean and obvious.
This version has not been reliably tested on all browsers yet. But you should see something close to this image (which is scaled 50%)
Since this is a significant redesign effort, I'm checking in on our members to get your feedback as I begin work on the rest of the pages.
Originally posted by lycosa
There's also a slight imbalance in the top part. The "abovetopsecret.com/the internet's most popular etc..." graphic is a titch too far down compared with the top of the container it's in, and it makes the myATS/tools/etc menu seem a little too high up. Of course, I have design OCD, so uhhh. Yeah.
There could also be a bit better delineation between each different thread and its blurb, perhaps just a link color with more pop.
Other than that, the functionality seems pretty good, and I can definitely see that this setup would provide a better user experience for those on tablets and other mobile devices.
Originally posted by blackmetalmist
I love it ! Except for the red color in the letters. Maybe you guys can choose another color. The red against the grey kinda makes it not stand out.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
reply to post by SkepticOverlord
I'm old. I don't like change on gadgets and high tech stuff. It's hard for me to learn.
That being said ... I like how it is now. If it's not broken then don't fix it.
(if anyone cares what I think)