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Title: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: RHDNBot on June 23, 2017, 06:06:50 pm
Update By: Nightcrawler

ROMhacking.net has refreshed its look for the modern age! Our new theme (RHDN Boss) and layout focuses on two fronts. First, we have provided mobile and tablet friendly viewing with a new responsive design. This new design covers both site and forum (http:///forum/). We've moved to HTML5/CSS3 with jQuery which will allow us to make many further enhancements going forward such as enhancing our forms, adding AJAX capabilities, search as you type, and more.
 
The second focus of the refresh was increasing the visibility of the many great works in our database. We have added several new widgets to enhance visibility of new material, as well as existing material. Visibility will also see a boost with our entry into social media. We have added tweet and share buttons to all of our entry pages to get the word out on your favorite works. We are currently considering additional solutions to further increase visibility internally such as RHDN likes, favorites, or recommendations.    

Follow Us On Social Media:

This has been a year of infrastructure improvements for the future and our front-end was not left out. More great things are yet to come!

Relevant Link (http://www.romhacking.net)
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: nesrocks on June 23, 2017, 06:08:41 pm
Wooooow what a surprise!!! So many new things  ;D Amazing work guys! Have got to love that content visibility, what a great day  :beer:
Title: New site look discussion.
Post by: Chronosplit on June 23, 2017, 06:17:23 pm
General thing for discussing about it I guess.  A bunch of congratulations, this is a definite upgrade right out the gate.  :thumbsup:

It's very uh... bright to me, but the homepage and database make use of shadows and darker blues to not make this nearly as blinding as I had feared.  I don't see this as a permanent problem for my sensitive eyes either way.  I love how right next to the news you immediately see the latest hacks and translations now, it puts the site's purpose front and center.  And we finally have a place for newest homebrew!  :D
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: nesrocks on June 23, 2017, 06:18:51 pm
Yeah I quickly grabbed the dark theme for the forum. Not a fan of bright. But oh my god, the site is so good now, I wasn't expecting this  ;D
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Pennywise on June 23, 2017, 06:21:44 pm
It's gonna take me awhile to get used to this new design. And I'd be lying if I said I liked this design. Sometimes change is tough.

Is it necessary to have all that latest hacks, translations side bar thingy on every single page that's not the forum? Can't it just be displayed for the main page?
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: Eden.GT on June 23, 2017, 06:22:13 pm
I would say it looks a bit cramped though. But, since there are more images on display, I guess it could be the payback of the new addition. I wished there were just as much darker blues as there used to be.
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: Kiyoshi Aman on June 23, 2017, 06:23:47 pm
Two nitpicks:

1. The main page looks pretty cluttered now. I'd drop one of the columns in favour of centering the main column and sidebar.
2. Some of the new 'at a glance' sections aren't really that valuable; 'Recent Updates' includes things like avatar updates for...some reason.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Morinis on June 23, 2017, 06:32:19 pm
A new face lift never hurts.  I'm actually digging the new threads...no pun intended  ;)
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: Chronosplit on June 23, 2017, 06:32:35 pm
Yeah I quickly grabbed the dark theme for the forum. Not a fan of bright. But oh my god, the site is so good now, I wasn't expecting this  ;D
I just found the theme slider again, that is a bit better.  Sorry, but back to Scoundrel for me on forums.  They're a bit brighter than the main site to me. :P

I do see the complaints about clutter, as in the things like random images.  It's a cool idea that can potentially bring someone to download something new (I found myself clicking on them a lot actually), but they don't cycle or anything when navigating the site, even when you click on one of the random images.  And yeah, avatar updates are... odd.

EDIT: Oh, it appears I made this right before the announcement popped up.  Whoops.  :-[
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: PresidentLeever on June 23, 2017, 06:41:14 pm
Pretty cool! It's not completely a positive change for me though, I was kinda disoriented with the more horizontal layout. Personally I think the rightmost column could be either skipped or integrated into the one to the left of it, and then each column could be somewhat further apart. I just prefer a more vertical layout, even if I have to scroll, as it's more relaxing to look at.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SCO on June 23, 2017, 06:46:57 pm
How do you change the forum theme to something darker?
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Kea on June 23, 2017, 06:54:03 pm
Go to Profile -> Account Settings, then hover over the "Modify Profile" button to reach the Look and Layout section; you can change the forum theme there.

Personally I'm going to stick with the old standard theme - this new one is a little too spread out for my liking.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Mugi on June 23, 2017, 07:02:29 pm
who can I sue for permanent eye damage ?  ;D
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: nesrocks on June 23, 2017, 07:10:59 pm
Pretty cool! It's not completely a positive change for me though, I was kinda disoriented with the more horizontal layout. Personally I think the rightmost column could be either skipped or integrated into the one to the left of it, and then each column could be somewhat further apart. I just prefer a more vertical layout, even if I have to scroll, as it's more relaxing to look at.
Why is it not vertical to you? On my browser there is a vertical scroll bar, and no horizontal scroll bar. I use full hd monitor (desktop).
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Melchior on June 23, 2017, 07:14:45 pm
who can I sue for permanent eye damage ?  ;D
lol.. yeah. is a bit on the eyes... ;p
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: Corvo on June 23, 2017, 07:19:19 pm
I thought I got redirected to one of those 123url sites for a second.
Anyway, it would be nice to have a button to hide an individual column. The tweets column is way to the bottom, you have to scroll a lot to see it. A way to hide columns as you see fit would be ideal.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: filler on June 23, 2017, 07:23:06 pm
Loving it! I get the mobile view with my 7" tablet vertically aligned, and the tablet view (possibly full screen view. I haven't tried it on PC) with my tablet sideways. Both look great and are much easier to use!
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Dwedit on June 23, 2017, 07:24:44 pm
Where's my Blue Monkey?
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: PresidentLeever on June 23, 2017, 07:36:34 pm
Why is it not vertical to you? On my browser there is a vertical scroll bar, and no horizontal scroll bar. I use full hd monitor (desktop).

Oh it's not that bad, I just don't like that so much of the horizontal space is covered with various info and images. It's less clean and relaxing.
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: Jorpho on June 23, 2017, 08:34:25 pm
oh $deity it's so new and terrifying

No more romh, I suppose?
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SylarDean on June 23, 2017, 09:30:56 pm
Well, I LIKE it.. change is good for keeping up with the times. I like the layout also BUT I would make a suggestion.. take it or leave it up to you and no pressure.. all the side info boxes, maybe you could have a small button on each one to press to collapse/hide/show all the info in each one or hide the info. Great new looking website though guys, it's ACE!
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: xnamkcor on June 23, 2017, 09:57:44 pm
Where's my Blue Monkey?

This? http://i.imgur.com/XKaHyq9.gif
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: danke on June 23, 2017, 10:38:18 pm
This? http://i.imgur.com/XKaHyq9.gif
That's Romh. He is our ruler.
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: yoyotheyoshi on June 23, 2017, 10:53:32 pm
It's good. I just have one little complaint/plea. Please please please bring back themes for the rest of the site. It's too bright for me first thing in the morning lol, I like my Metroid theme.
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: SunGodPortal on June 23, 2017, 11:07:55 pm
Yeah I quickly grabbed the dark theme for the forum. Not a fan of bright. But oh my god, the site is so good now, I wasn't expecting this  ;D

Where?/How? I can't seem to find the themes.
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: SleepyFist on June 23, 2017, 11:17:37 pm
HOLY SHIT GUYS, I'm scared, everything is new and bright and different.

I'm in the same boat as SGP, I think I need sunglasses to look at the forum
where do I find the themes?

Found it, Profile > Account Settings > Modify profile > Look and Layout
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: ASR_94 on June 23, 2017, 11:51:57 pm
I like the changes except the theme is too bright it damages my eyes i always use the Metroid theme because is darker but i seems i can't change the theme anymore  :'(
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: varikares on June 24, 2017, 12:43:04 am
the new site looks really, really bad
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Bonesy on June 24, 2017, 12:47:34 am
the new site looks really, really bad

well maybe if you told us why you thought that way something might get changed
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SunGodPortal on June 24, 2017, 12:49:32 am
the new site looks really, really bad

I like it, I just wish I knew how to make it have the old Metroid theme. :(
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Draken on June 24, 2017, 12:50:43 am
Looking good, everyone!  Well done!  :beer:
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: varikares on June 24, 2017, 12:50:53 am
It looks way too cluttered. The old site had all the links on the left hand side which was very convenient, now they're all hidden away in annoying little dropdown menus and the site is way more confusing to use.

I changed the theme back to romh in my account settings, but that only affects the forum. The rest of the site is practically unusable for me now.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: xnamkcor on June 24, 2017, 01:47:44 am
It looks way too cluttered. The old site had all the links on the left hand side which was very convenient, now they're all hidden away in annoying little dropdown menus and the site is way more confusing to use.

I changed the theme back to romh in my account settings, but that only affects the forum. The rest of the site is practically unusable for me now.

Is there an item that was on the left margin that isn't in "Sections"? Are you using Netscape Navigator 4.x or better?
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: Tsukiyomaru0 on June 24, 2017, 02:10:33 am
I have two complaints...
First: NEVER default to bright themes. It's always a bad idea. Go for a neutral or dark instead and then let the people choose.
Second: Ball Avatar is really "meh", again you should allow each user, when uploading their avatars, to choose the shape instead. I recommend between: Square, Rounded Corners, Circle.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Da_GPer on June 24, 2017, 02:19:18 am
I really dont like this new look. Its a mess and its way to bright. Everything is all cluttered up and I find looking to the left hand side of my screen to read something is very awkward and annoying. The old look was a thousand times better then this. Sorry. :(
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: xnamkcor on June 24, 2017, 02:48:59 am
I'm still mad they took Romh off the front page.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Bonesy on June 24, 2017, 02:51:01 am
I was under the impression it was done due to rights issues.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SCD on June 24, 2017, 03:13:31 am
I don't want to upset the staff, but I'm not a big fan of the redesign.

Everything is all over the place, it's hard too navigate stuff, the message board is a little confusing to use and the white screen is too bright for my eyes.

That is really cool of you of giving us the option to go back to the original design, can you make a feature where we can save the theme that we changed on your site on our browsers so everytime we open them the theme that we changed to is still intact.

It's even worse when you try using it on a mobile device, it's even harder to do stuff on there. Is it okay if you can make a option where we can use the browser version on our devices.

The old design was perfect, everything was easy to navigate, it didn't hurt my eyes and I know where everything is.

You need to make the redesign a balance between the old and new designs.

Sorry about this.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SunGodPortal on June 24, 2017, 03:20:52 am
This is funny. :laugh:
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Bregalad on June 24, 2017, 04:01:34 am
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It's gonna take me awhile to get used to this new design. And I'd be lying if I said I liked this design. Sometimes change is tough.
+1
My thoughts exactly.

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First, we have provided mobile and tablet friendly viewing
F*** those useless devices.
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: Spooniest on June 24, 2017, 04:03:01 am
Ok so you changed the way the site looks? That's...fine I guess...?

Cool
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: KaioShin on June 24, 2017, 04:27:46 am
Prefering lighter or darker themes is of course, a matter of personal preference. I'm sure Nightcrawler is gathering feedback and we'll have a darker alternative or the old themes back asap.

One thing I'd like to address though are the "it's hurting my eyes" comments. Guys, setup your monitors correctly! Even Perfect white is as easy on the eyes as any other color if your monitor is calibrated properly. Most monitors are setup too bright out of the box because they want to grab your attention on a crowded store shelf with 20 other monitors. But that's not an apropiate setting for daily home use!
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: slidelljohn on June 24, 2017, 05:03:18 am
Is it possible to view the desktop version from my iPhone?
Hopefully I'm not stuck using the mobile version from my iPhone. There should be a option to choose the desktop version.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: varikares on June 24, 2017, 06:03:53 am
I don't care that it's bright, I just think the layout is more difficult to use than before.

The links from the left hand side of the screen that I thought were gone are apparently still there, but only if you make the window very large. The links just disappear if you make the window slightly smaller than normal.

This is very annoying, because I usually use half of my screen for browsing and the other for multitasking in other programs. I know many people who browse the internet this way.

All that stuff with the little boxes about "newest hacks, newest translations, random images" should be kept on the home page. I can see how it would be handy for quickly checking what the newest things are, but when you've already picked what section of the site you want to browse, all that stuff does is take up space.

I think the links that are on the left are much more useful for quickly navigating the site than annoying dropdown menus or the new boxes on the right. If the links didn't disappear I wouldn't mind this redesign at all. Maybe instead of hiding them the stuff on the right could be hidden instead. Or change it from 2 columns to 1 in small windows. That stuff takes up nearly half of the page.

EDIT: I noticed the stuff on the right DOES change to 1 column if you make the window really small. If that happened before hiding the links on the left then the layout would be fine.

That's just my opinion anyway. I'm not making any demands
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: ushilives on June 24, 2017, 07:29:12 am
It would be cool to include to most recommended Rom Hacks too, could do that by possibly using most positive reviews maybe. There are so many Rom Hacks here that i don't know which ones to try out as i have limited time to play games. :-\
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: mziab on June 24, 2017, 07:56:02 am
Personally, I'm not quite as opposed to the new layout as some people here. In general I think it's a move in the right direction. Adopting modern standards and practices like responsive web design or AJAX is generally a good thing. What it all boils down to, however, is execution. As such, I'll try to list some of the usability and technical issues with the new layout I have noticed, hoping some of this will be taken into consideration.

First off, I'm not a big fan of the two-column sidebar on the right in desktop mode . I don't remember seeing many (if any) websites which implement such a layout. I understand this is to keep the sidebar shorter than it would've been with just one column. However, this draws attention away from the main content, especially with how much is going on in that sidebar. The root of the problem is that there are so many items. Some of them are frankly of little practical use, Random Hack Images and Random Translation Images in particular, which are just a collection of thumbnails with no other information to glean. I'd much rather see Recent Forum Posts moved to a more prominent position in the right column or even better in the left column, so I could just hide the second sidebar column entirely and be done with it.

Ideally, the site would allow you to choose what sidebar items you want to display and where, but I realize this is probably more trouble to implement than it's worth. I'd settle with each item in the sidebar having an unique ID, which can be hidden with user CSS or Adblock. Sure, you could do the same by counting child elements, but there's really no reason not to add those IDs.

As far as the mobile layout is concerned, I don't have any major grievances when using it in horizontal orientation. I think it is sufficiently functional. However, I've run into some snags in vertical orientation:

Firstly, the hamburger menu icon (show-menu) is done using an Unicode symbol which isn't guaranteed to be present in the font it's using. It displays fine on my desktop, but fails to do so on my tablet, which lead to some confusion until I clicked the blank space under the logo to display the menu. It would be safer to use a webfont like Font Awesome for this, or just pure CSS. Here's a snippet (I tried making it as close to the current symbol as I could, but feel free to tweak it):
Code: [Select]
.show-menu:after {
    display: inline-block;
    width: 20px;
    height: 2px;
    background: lightblue;
    box-shadow: 0 7px 0 lightblue, 0 14px 0 lightblue;
    content: '';
}

Speaking of mobile navigation, I personally think the Message Board should be a top-level entry instead of being hidden away under Community. The forums are probably the most often used section of RHDN, at least from my experience, so it would make sense to have it easily accessible even in mobile mode.

The forums are also a fair bit crippled on the smallest breakpoint. Since the right sidebar is hidden, you don't even get a link to view the most recent posts nor a search field. I also don't see any indication of unread private messages, either in the mobile or the full layout. Ideally, those could be displayed in the forum header under the breadcrumbs bar. Moreover, the topic listing in mobile mode doesn't even show any info about the last post in a given topic, just who started it, making it considerably less useful.

Last and not least, I would really appreciate another color scheme with less white/light-grayish backgrounds. Are there any plans for a theme that's similar to the old RHDN Pro plus the new responsive layout improvements?
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: UltraYahweh on June 24, 2017, 09:43:29 am
I noticed that I can drag and drop items in dropdown menus which causes visual glitches.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Shadic on June 24, 2017, 10:30:03 am
We've still got a dark theme, so I'm happy. Jazzy looks decent.
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: Chronosplit on June 24, 2017, 10:45:11 am
Where?/How? I can't seem to find the themes.
Theme dropdown is on the left column of the main page.  It changes message boards.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: abw on June 24, 2017, 10:53:31 am
As the saying goes, you can't please all of the people all of the time. The new default theme was a bit of a shock at first sight, but after spending a bit of time with it, I don't have any strong desire to go back to the old default theme. As others have mentioned, there are a couple of rough spots to smooth out, but I'm feeling generally positive about the new default theme.

One thing I'd like to address though are the "it's hurting my eyes" comments. Guys, setup your monitors correctly! Even Perfect white is as easy on the eyes as any other color if your monitor is calibrated properly. Most monitors are setup too bright out of the box because they want to grab your attention on a crowded store shelf with 20 other monitors. But that's not an apropiate setting for daily home use!
+1. I normally run with my brightness set to 0 and contrast to 50 (adjusting for ambient light conditions as necessary; if you're used to 100 brightness, you might need some time to wean yourself off - try starting by dropping to 75 for a while), and the bright theme looks pretty sweet from here.

As mziab alluded to, applying your own user CSS is always an option on any site if you want to customize its appearance (now, obviously this is easier for people who already have a background in web design, but I would argue that acquiring some understanding of and familiarity with how web pages and the internet in general work is beneficial in multiple ways even to casual web users, and with the plethora of resources available online, the barrier to entry is fairly low). If you go that route and come up with something that looks great, I suspect staff would be very willing to consider adding it to the available themes; even if they don't, there's nothing stopping regular users from sharing their own custom themes with each other. I've actually done this myself to make the forum topic pages take up a bit less vertical space.

I like it, I just wish I knew how to make it have the old Metroid theme. :(
The theme selector still appears on the main site (I don't recall whether it was ever available on the forum or not) at the bottom of the left column and themes are still applied on the forum, but unfortunately the theme selector gets hidden along with the rest of the left column on screen widths < 1400px. That's one of those rough spots.

I'm not a big fan of the two-column sidebar on the right in desktop mode ... Some of them are frankly of little practical use, Random Hack Images and Random Translation Images in particular, which are just a collection of thumbnails with no other information to glean.
I actually like both the new Random Hack/Translation Images secions and their layout in a second column beside the Newest Hacks/Translations sections. I feel this change does a good job of highlighting both new and old contributions to the site, which was probably another motivating factor in its genesis following recent discussions on that topic. I've already used both of the new Random sections more than anything else on the front page!
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: nesrocks on June 24, 2017, 10:58:16 am
I really don't get the complaints. The links are all there and are the same. If you can't see because you're still using 1024x wide monitors... you can scroll. And if you're on a cell phone... Why do you want to browse hacks on the cell phone? Do you have roms and a patcher on mobile?

(http://i.imgur.com/wUGMKxS.png)
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: rainponcho on June 24, 2017, 11:06:25 am
Was getting bored of 2.0 after several months here. So 3.0++ for me. Want to try something new after awhile.
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: Spooniest on June 24, 2017, 11:29:42 am
Theme dropdown is on the left column of the main page.  It changes message boards.

Not appearing for me. I'm on Google Chrome on a Windows 10 comp, just so you know...
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: cj iwakura on June 24, 2017, 11:30:10 am
I would also prefer a darker theme... the main page also seems kind of crowded? But it's definitely more visual, especially with the screens.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Kea on June 24, 2017, 11:46:47 am
Yeah, I'm not seeing those link boxes nesrocks mentions at all - not even a horizontal scrollbar.
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: SleepyFist on June 24, 2017, 11:52:37 am
Profile > Account Settings > Modify profile > Look and Layout
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: varikares on June 24, 2017, 01:15:13 pm
I really don't get the complaints. The links are all there and are the same. If you can't see because you're still using 1024x wide monitors...

the point I was trying to make is that the links on the left are much more useful than the links on the right, and they should be given higher priority for staying visible on the page as the window size is reduced
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: Tsukiyomaru0 on June 24, 2017, 02:18:03 pm
Profile > Account Settings > Modify profile > Look and Layout
There's nothing like that. You should have mentioned you have to HOVER over Modify Profile. It's a Guide Dang It to change themes.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: RealGaea on June 24, 2017, 02:22:18 pm
The design, yes. I like it. But I got used to the light blue background, it's more relaxing.

This white damages my eyes when browsing at 1AM... If you can fix that, i'll aprecciate it.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: xnamkcor on June 24, 2017, 02:32:05 pm
The design, yes. I like it. But I got used to the light blue background, it's more relaxing.

This white damages my eyes when browsing at 1AM... If you can fix that, i'll aprecciate it.
Monitor brightness or color can be adjusted in your Operating System, Graphics Driver, or Monitor settings.
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: Spooniest on June 24, 2017, 02:40:44 pm
Tsuki why are you yelling?
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Josephine Lithius on June 24, 2017, 02:46:11 pm
Wh-wh... where's the old, classic site?!  This is intentional?!  Oh my god!  I thought my connection was doing that thing where it fails to load a CSS style sheet, so the page loads up in plain text format!  Wah!!

Hyperbole aside, I can honestly say I do not like this theme.  It's "sterile," it has no personality, the forum looks generic, and the front page is squished and clunky at 1280 1366px width.  And, actually... the site looks a little better at a more narrow resolution as the right-hand boxes on the front page get stacked into one column.  The default forum theme is also very bright and changing it to a darker one doesn't (yet?) appear to carry over to the main site... which is also very bright.

I know time is ever-progressing and things need to change for this-reason-or-that, but I'm really hoping that more work is done on the default themes to give it more of that familiar personality of the old site.

Edit: For the curious, you can change your forum theme back to the old classic theme ("romh"), as well as others, by going into the theme picker (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?action=theme;sa=pick) under your Profile.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SunGodPortal on June 24, 2017, 02:47:58 pm
Monitor brightness or color can be adjusted in your Operating System, Graphics Driver, or Monitor settings.

I'm guessing he would prefer more options for the site. I finally managed to give the forums the Metroid theme but the main site is still blue and white. I prefer the Metroid theme because white text on a black background is much easier on the eyes than black text on a white background which can strain the eyes after a while.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: xnamkcor on June 24, 2017, 02:57:17 pm
I'm guessing he would prefer more options for the site. I finally managed to give the forums the Metroid theme but the main site is still blue and white. I prefer the Metroid theme because white text on a black background is much easier on the eyes than black text on a white background which can strain the eyes after a while.

Doesn't the main site have themes? I recall the web developer "keeping the most popular themes" when the old new change happened. Does the newest revision not have themes?
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: SleepyFist on June 24, 2017, 03:00:05 pm
Sorry about that, just trying to help.
It would really help if they weren't tucked away like that.
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: Dwedit on June 24, 2017, 03:07:47 pm
Looks like the Forum HTML that displays user avatars inside a circle doesn't like avatars that aren't squares.

(http://i.imgur.com/JyHA1L8.png)
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Digitsie on June 24, 2017, 03:11:39 pm
Had no issues getting the darker themes for the forums back, but can't seem to figure out how to get it back for the main site.

I'd probably like the newer themes if it had some darker variations. And yes,  know, darken the monitor does not really make me happy because I'd prefer darker colors for the background.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: AxlRocks on June 24, 2017, 03:13:21 pm
I like it for the most part, but a couple things I'm not liking so much:

I'm also throwing in a vote for a dark, alternate version. These days, darker themes are a lot easier on my eyes. Users can always go back to the older themes, but I do like most of the new additions to 3.0. I already built my own dark theme last night using Stylish for the main site (and 90% of the forum), but I'm sure some users would like a prominent "Night Mode" button built into the site.

(http://i.imgur.com/9XMnW1y.png) (I also reduced font size a bit and the top and bottom border of #top.)

The random translations. I think that would be 100% more useful if you could set a language preference. It's not going to do me any good to see Spanish and Arabic translations, and vice versa.

One last thing that's kind of unrelated and been around a while: the screenshots page using bilinear filtering on scaled images. Though now(or always and I didn't realize?) you can click to reduce the image to its original size, maybe it's just my crappy eyes again but I prefer it being scaled up. Just without filtering because that kind of defeats the purpose. I did a quick, dirty fix for this using Stylish again to add "image-rendering: pixelated" to images only on screenshot pages, but I think most users would prefer nearest neighbor as default anyway.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Mugi on June 24, 2017, 03:17:20 pm
Had no issues getting the darker themes for the forums back, but can't seem to figure out how to get it back for the main site.

I'd probably like the newer themes if it had some darker variations. And yes,  know, darken the monitor does not really make me happy because I'd prefer darker colors for the background.

I didnt have any issues changing the theme on the main site either.

it's here:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/5nm2ts0ijh9ngn8/asa.png)
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SunGodPortal on June 24, 2017, 03:21:27 pm
Doesn't the main site have themes? I recall the web developer "keeping the most popular themes" when the old new change happened. Does the newest revision not have themes?

I looked numerous times last night and just looked today. I couldn't find anything to change the theme for the main site.

I'd probably like the newer themes if it had some darker variations.

Same here. I like the new layout of the main site and forum but when I select the Metroid theme the forum has the old layout and the main site is unchanged. The new layout with the Metroid theme colors would be cool enough for me.

I didnt have any issues changing the theme on the main site either.

it's here:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/5nm2ts0ijh9ngn8/asa.png)

I'm using Firefox and Windows 7 and the main page does not have the menu on the left side.

EDIT: I even cleared my browser history and reloaded the page but it still did not appear.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Mugi on June 24, 2017, 03:26:02 pm
im using firefox and windows 7 and it's there o.o *puts on the tinfoil hat*

Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SunGodPortal on June 24, 2017, 03:36:07 pm
im using firefox and windows 7 and it's there o.o *puts on the tinfoil hat*

Not fair. I can has themes too. >:(
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: DarioEMeloD on June 24, 2017, 03:36:30 pm
I didn't see the left sidebar either, but if you zoom out it will eventually appear. I guess it's designed for bigger screens.
But two sidebars on the right side, I think that's a bit too much.

One other suggestion, have the name of the hack pop up when hovering over a random picture (like a little label, I forgot what those are called xD).

Edit: Tooltips! Thanks Google
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: rainponcho on June 24, 2017, 03:48:16 pm
720p = right bar only
1080p = left + right bar
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: tvtoon on June 24, 2017, 03:53:09 pm
Two nitpicks:

1. The main page looks pretty cluttered now. I'd drop one of the columns in favour of centering the main column and sidebar.
2. Some of the new 'at a glance' sections aren't really that valuable; 'Recent Updates' includes things like avatar updates for...some reason.
Along with the bright theme idea, also I think a better goal would be taking columns from the forums.

More two major complaints: the CSS menu suffers from "sliding" (keep going out of focus), if you raise the default font width you will notice it immediately; the mobile theme for the forums is not showing the most recent posts information, what is not so bad but annoying. We need to know! :D
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: xnamkcor on June 24, 2017, 03:57:00 pm
I reset my browser zoom to 100% and the theme option appeared. I changed to RHDN Pro and zoomed back in. Looks about the same as ever before.
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: Tsukiyomaru0 on June 24, 2017, 04:38:23 pm
Tsuki why are you yelling?
Didn't really yell, just emphasized something that was not mentioned.

And changing the Forum theme only works permanently for forum, the main site reverts to the new awful style as soon as you leave it.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Mugi on June 24, 2017, 04:45:53 pm
it stays for me.
it sets a cookie for the theme, is your browser set for accepting/keeping them ?
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: yoyotheyoshi on June 24, 2017, 04:54:31 pm
I looked numerous times last night and just looked today. I couldn't find anything to change the theme for the main site.

Same here. I like the new layout of the main site and forum but when I select the Metroid theme the forum has the old layout and the main site is unchanged. The new layout with the Metroid theme colors would be cool enough for me.

I'm using Firefox and Windows 7 and the main page does not have the menu on the left side.

EDIT: I even cleared my browser history and reloaded the page but it still did not appear.

Lol, so, I just found out how to get it. I, too, was missing the left column, so I tried zooming out just one tick on the front page, guess what, left column. Definitely something that needs a fix!
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Josephine Lithius on June 24, 2017, 04:55:29 pm
I didnt have any issues changing the theme on the main site either.

it's here:
[snip] (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/5nm2ts0ijh9ngn8/asa.png)
I looked numerous times last night and just looked today. I couldn't find anything to change the theme for the main site.

Same here. I like the new layout of the main site and forum but when I select the Metroid theme the forum has the old layout and the main site is unchanged. The new layout with the Metroid theme colors would be cool enough for me.

I'm using Firefox and Windows 7 and the main page does not have the menu on the left side.

EDIT: I even cleared my browser history and reloaded the page but it still did not appear.
I (and I think a couple people before me) figured it out.  The updated site, on the default theme, requires users to have a display with greater than 1366 px (which is my laptop's maximum display width) to see the left sidebar.  Alternately, zooming out to 90% in Google Chrome seemed to do it, for me.  Changing the theme from RNDH Boss to RNDH Pro changed the site back to what it was before, but for those who are curious, yes, the Metroid theme is still there and fully-compatible with the new HTML5/CSS3 backend!  At least, as far as I can tell.

So... yeah!  The new theme is not exactly ideal and I would have gotten used to it, but I'm infinitely happy that I don't even have to!  Yay!

Edit: Changing the site theme also changes the forum theme, just like always. (You can still set the forum theme independently of the site theme, though.)
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: yoyotheyoshi on June 24, 2017, 05:01:19 pm
Lol Joseph we were mere seconds apart! Great minds and all that. :P
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: filler on June 24, 2017, 05:30:47 pm
1. The main page looks pretty cluttered now. I'd drop one of the columns in favour of centering the main column and sidebar.
I don't get this. If there is extra screen real estate thanks to widescreen monitors and high screen resolution why not use it? Do you really want the main text to span most of the screen? It's proven that it's harder to read long lines of text than shorter ones anyway.

How about just making your browser window smaller?

Lol, so, I just found out how to get it. I, too, was missing the left column, so I tried zooming out just one tick on the front page, guess what, left column. Definitely something that needs a fix!

Seems like putting the theme picker in the top navigation somewhere as well would solve this.
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: Lunaria on June 24, 2017, 05:52:44 pm
I don't get this. If there is extra screen real estate thanks to widescreen monitors and high screen resolution why not use it? Do you really want the main text to span most of the screen? It's proven that it's harder to read long lines of text than shorter ones anyway.
Because it's a bunch of extra clutter that is completely irrelevant to what you're doing. Keep in mind that this mess shows up on every, single, page.

How about just making your browser window smaller?
If anything this just further highlights the problems (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/225613247091441664/328290958376566785/unknown.png), as it starts eating up space from the given page you're actually interested in being on.



Honestly I was kind of excited when I saw the update, but if anything I feel the website is worse than before. A showcase of recently added content seems pointless, since we have regular news posts to that. But I can't help but agree what having some extra visibility to old content on the site is great. But the amount of space allocated to that should be a reasonable amount, and preferably restricted to the front page. If I'm a search page or an article chances are I already know or have an idea of what I'm looking for, no need to barf out unrelated content at me that eats up screen space (and page load time/bandwidth, what with the extra images).
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Digitsie on June 24, 2017, 05:53:56 pm
Gah, that solved that problem - at '100 percent' browser on my normal 1366x786 (which is btw, the highest resolution on this laptop), the left column showing the theme was flatout missing.  Had to change it to 80 percent (zoom out) in the browser to see the left column to find the theme picker.

That answers that.

I mean, -why- would I need to go to zoom -out- to see the whole thing when I'm already at the highest screen resolution?!

Thanks to those who pointed out the zooming out solution to finding the theme!
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: filler on June 24, 2017, 06:19:05 pm
Because it's a bunch of extra clutter that is completely irrelevant to what you're doing. Keep in mind that this mess shows up on every, single, page.
If anything this just further highlights the problems (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/225613247091441664/328290958376566785/unknown.png), as it starts eating up space from the given page you're actually interested in being on.

Honestly I was kind of excited when I saw the update, but if anything I feel the website is worse than before. A showcase of recently added content seems pointless, since we have regular news posts to that. But I can't help but agree what having some extra visibility to old content on the site is great. But the amount of space allocated to that should be a reasonable amount, and preferably restricted to the front page. If I'm a search page or an article chances are I already know or have an idea of what I'm looking for, no need to barf out unrelated content at me that eats up screen space (and page load time/bandwidth, what with the extra images).
Well, I suppose that's why there are still 6 other themes you can choose from. ::)
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Chronosplit on June 24, 2017, 06:26:08 pm
Hey cool, now I have the whole site in a theme.  Before I could only get the forums in a theme.

Newest homebrew gets lost in that though, I'll probably go back for the main page if I can.  :P
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: nesrocks on June 24, 2017, 06:32:11 pm
Yeah the other themes have good colors on the main site but then it loses the design. I'll keep the default for now, maybe use stylish.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: J^P on June 24, 2017, 06:35:38 pm
Well at least theres option for the old theme for forums. EDIT: apparently Im blind, theres option to change main page back to the old theme :o .

Well its not bad actually, but I like the old color scheme over the new blue+white one.

One thing I'd like to address though are the "it's hurting my eyes" comments. Guys, setup your monitors correctly! Even Perfect white is as easy on the eyes as any other color if your monitor is calibrated properly. Most monitors are setup too bright out of the box because they want to grab your attention on a crowded store shelf with 20 other monitors. But that's not an apropiate setting for daily home use!
I have IPS screen thats properly calibrated, white isn't problem, but rather its too white. The background area should be in different color, or make the boxes(whatever you call it) be darker or different color.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SunGodPortal on June 24, 2017, 06:52:33 pm
I (and I think a couple people before me) figured it out.  The updated site, on the default theme, requires users to have a display with greater than 1366 px (which is my laptop's maximum display width) to see the left sidebar.  Alternately, zooming out to 90% in Google Chrome seemed to do it, for me.  Changing the theme from RNDH Boss to RNDH Pro changed the site back to what it was before, but for those who are curious, yes, the Metroid theme is still there and fully-compatible with the new HTML5/CSS3 backend!  At least, as far as I can tell.

So... yeah!  The new theme is not exactly ideal and I would have gotten used to it, but I'm infinitely happy that I don't even have to!  Yay!

Edit: Changing the site theme also changes the forum theme, just like always. (You can still set the forum theme independently of the site theme, though.)

Hmm. I was thinking that's what my laptop was set up for (1366x?). That's what I was using last night. Right now I'm using an aging desktop that's using some sort of TV/DVD player combo as a monitor so maybe that's why it sucks.

One thing I'd like to address though are the "it's hurting my eyes" comments. Guys, setup your monitors correctly! Even Perfect white is as easy on the eyes as any other color if your monitor is calibrated properly. Most monitors are setup too bright out of the box because they want to grab your attention on a crowded store shelf with 20 other monitors. But that's not an apropiate setting for daily home use!

Everyone's eyes are different and for me a lighter screen would be more of a strain because I've got old, scratched up glasses. "Get new ones". Can't get new ones 'til I'm able to work again and I won't be looking for a job 'til I get my meds lined out.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: nesrocks on June 24, 2017, 07:39:51 pm
How can you guys do hack work with anything smaller than full hd? As you can see I need more pixels.

(http://i.imgur.com/bsoZ2rM.png)
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SunGodPortal on June 24, 2017, 07:41:52 pm
How can you guys do hack work with anything smaller than full hd? As you can see I need more pixels.

Well, all of my comps are old and dying so I'm looking at getting a new rig before then end of the year. In the meantime I'll just work on music.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Mugi on June 24, 2017, 07:42:29 pm
How can you guys do hack work with anything smaller than full hd? As you can see I need more pixels.

[snip]

i was wondering the same. Personally, im running 3x 1920x1080 and im constantly out of space for everything i do x.x

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/6ojga9edxcyzgj7/derp.png)
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: 13375K37CH3R on June 24, 2017, 07:55:35 pm
At first, I liked the "freshness" of the redesign and the ability to see lots of news very easily. But apparently lots of people are complaining about both the brightness of the default theme and the clutter on the main page. I have a few suggestions to remedy this:

- Revert to the blues of the older theme. This doesn't necessarily have to include a change to the layout, but I and others are used to the different shades of blue, it was a good look. Alternatively, a "dark theme" like Jazz or Scoundrel would be cool. My only problem with those two themes, however, is that some elements like font stylings, small caps and the title logo look a bit too formal and "business-y". Jazz is better for its fonts and styles, but I'd still prefer the old logo. It's not too bad, though, so I can get used to Jazz for now.
- As for the layout, I have three recommendations. First, instead of having so many sidebars on the right, consider condensing them into one. You could have a tiered, collapsible display with buttons for "Newest Hacks", "Newest Translations", etc. and when one clicks on those buttons, that view is opened and all others are closed. That would seriously cut down on clutter AND negative space below.
- Second, with the new layout having so much room to scroll down, people might complain about having to scroll all the way back up to the top just to use the normal features of the site, like Submissions. My solution to this would be to have the top bar, which has links to all of those features, a floating top bar, so it stays visible even after scrolling. This would be a great addition to streamline the UX.
- Third, if anyone doesn't like the layout, make it customizable. Give users the freedom to move things around on the main page as they see fit. I wouldn't recommend doing this for EVERY page, of course, just the main one, but that alone would give users a highly elevated sense of choice.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Sara-chan on June 24, 2017, 08:00:18 pm
Ick, really missing the Emumetal theme and none of the others hit the sweet spot for me. It's all too bright or too moody.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: ObiKKa on June 24, 2017, 08:24:57 pm
Go to Profile -> Account Settings, then hover over the "Modify Profile" button to reach the Look and Layout section; you can change the forum theme there.

Personally I'm going to stick with the old standard theme - this new one is a little too spread out for my liking.

Because it's a bunch of extra clutter that is completely irrelevant to what you're doing. Keep in mind that this mess shows up on every, single, page.
If anything this just further highlights the problems (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/225613247091441664/328290958376566785/unknown.png), as it starts eating up space from the given page you're actually interested in being on.

Honestly I was kind of excited when I saw the update, but if anything I feel the website is worse than before. A showcase of recently added content seems pointless, since we have regular news posts to that. But I can't help but agree what having some extra visibility to old content on the site is great. But the amount of space allocated to that should be a reasonable amount, and preferably restricted to the front page. If I'm a search page or an article chances are I already know or have an idea of what I'm looking for, no need to barf out unrelated content at me that eats up screen space (and page load time/bandwidth, what with the extra images).

I looked numerous times last night and just looked today. I couldn't find anything to change the theme for the main site.

Same here. I like the new layout of the main site and forum but when I select the Metroid theme the forum has the old layout and the main site is unchanged. The new layout with the Metroid theme colors would be cool enough for me.

I'm using Firefox and Windows 7 and the main page does not have the menu on the left side.

EDIT: I even cleared my browser history and reloaded the page but it still did not appear.
I (and I think a couple people before me) figured it out.  The updated site, on the default theme, requires users to have a display with greater than 1366 px (which is my laptop's maximum display width) to see the left sidebar.  Alternately, zooming out to 90% in Google Chrome seemed to do it, for me.  Changing the theme from RNDH Boss to RNDH Pro changed the site back to what it was before, but for those who are curious, yes, the Metroid theme is still there and fully-compatible with the new HTML5/CSS3 backend!  At least, as far as I can tell.

So... yeah!  The new theme is not exactly ideal and I would have gotten used to it, but I'm infinitely happy that I don't even have to!  Yay!

Edit: Changing the site theme also changes the forum theme, just like always. (You can still set the forum theme independently of the site theme, though.)

Oh, thanks. Thankfully, there are actually two ways to edit the themes both on the homepage and all related page types plus the drop-down menu over the modify profile button in the forum for the whole forum and your profile. Hmm.

I kinda liked the new design at first, including the extra updates and screenshots on the right panes. But... I do not like the too light blue background in all text boxes behind the news posts and ALL patch/hack pages. It's just too bright for my eyes, not enough contrast there. Also to make matters worse the outer white background around the inner frames/boxes just further exacerbates the problem. Also the lack of contrast in the rows with lines in the credit lists everywhere makes it that much harder to follow who did what on their works.
So yeah, I completely went back to the old RHDN Pro theme for the general website and the same one in my forum, although i may change the latter if I don't mind it or there are some improvements to be made.

After reading some of the new ideas for this site, yeah, I would like for the ability to search for/catch a ready username to be much easier when editing the credits in a file page.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: magictrufflez on June 24, 2017, 08:40:53 pm
The overall color scheme is still too bright for my taste, but thank you to whomever rearranged the front page to be more user-friendly (ala the original)!
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SmashManiac on June 24, 2017, 09:24:16 pm
Everything looked good until I opened the forums in Chrome:
(http://i68.tinypic.com/fc2mpt.png)
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: slidelljohn on June 24, 2017, 09:41:23 pm
And if you're on a cell phone... Why do you want to browse hacks on the cell phone? Do you have roms and a patcher on mobile?
Well because of my current situation over the past 4 years all I have is my cell phone to get online. And no, I don't. Hopefully soon when I buy my house I'll get my desktop back online. So right now all I have is my cell phone and it would be nice to be able to access the desktop version from my phone till I get my desktop back online. Most other websites have the option to choose the desktop version from your phone but I can't seem to be able to access the desktop version of the new site from my phone. Is the new site set up to use the desktop version from a cell phone?
Title: Re: New site look discussion.
Post by: Alcahest on June 24, 2017, 10:10:35 pm
Two nitpicks:

1. The main page looks pretty cluttered now. I'd drop one of the columns in favour of centering the main column and sidebar.
QFT.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: xnamkcor on June 24, 2017, 10:15:16 pm
I mean, -why- would I need to go to zoom -out- to see the whole thing when I'm already at the highest screen resolution?!

Because the width of your highest screen resolution is the same as a popular resolution from back when CRTs were in the majority and it was 2004?
No it wasn't. I mixed up axis. But still, 1280 wide?

i was wondering the same. Personally, im running 3x 1920x1080 and im constantly out of space for everything i do x.x

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/6ojga9edxcyzgj7/derp.png)

At least you use your screen real estate for something useful(and actually have screens).

https://i.imgur.com/YofMsAJ.png

https://i.imgur.com/czNX3Rs.png

https://i.imgur.com/5rrz6gE.jpg

PS: If the forum automatically turns these into inline images I'll tyr to edit it as fast as I can.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SunGodPortal on June 24, 2017, 11:07:42 pm
Cool. Back on my laptop and now there's a bar on the left and the right. BUT, when I pick the Metroid theme the site is still using the old layout. :(
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: treos on June 25, 2017, 04:18:11 am
Cool. Back on my laptop and now there's a bar on the left and the right. BUT, when I pick the Metroid theme the site is still using the old layout. :(

yeah, i prefer the RHDN Pro theme myself (never even bothered with the theme selection actually). maybe if the color palette could be changed separately from the layout?
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Josephine Lithius on June 25, 2017, 08:33:11 am
Cool. Back on my laptop and now there's a bar on the left and the right. BUT, when I pick the Metroid theme the site is still using the old layout. :(
Isn't that a good thing, though...?  ;D

Actually, the new site theme looks alright, now.  The double-right column thing only happens at larger (than 1366px) resolution and the left bar is persistent until about 1024px.  But, um... why did the main site forget what theme I was using since yesterday?
It's still mighty bright, too.  If I could get this theme in a nice shade of blue, I'd be good to go~
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: MathUser2929 on June 25, 2017, 01:27:31 pm
It's a real departure from the old one. How do I get to a dark theme? I thought someone said there was one.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: cj iwakura on June 25, 2017, 02:18:51 pm
It's a real departure from the old one. How do I get to a dark theme? I thought someone said there was one.

You can change it in your profile settings. It's a lifesaver.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Bregalad on June 25, 2017, 02:44:51 pm
You can change it in your profile settings. It's a lifesaver.
Definitely. I chanted to the "romh" theme, and.... HURRAY the good RHDN look is back.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: yoyotheyoshi on June 25, 2017, 03:58:18 pm
Things seem better for me thus far. Thanks for addressing some of the issues which myself and a few were experiencing.  :beer:
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Pennywise on June 25, 2017, 05:00:22 pm
I like the changes to the main page better now, but I still have a recommendation. Reduce the amount of random hacks and translations and only do a few with larger screenshots and perhaps the title underneath instead.

One of the sites I contribute to, Hardcoregaming101, features just 1 random article on the front page and they have at least hundreds of articles to browse through. I think it works well with even just 1.

Also, clicking Home brings you back to the main forum page and not the RHDN front page, which I'm assuming is Home.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Chronosplit on June 25, 2017, 05:40:12 pm
I would like it if the randoms was only one, which would refresh after you click/refresh something.  That sounds perfect honestly.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: nesrocks on June 25, 2017, 05:48:27 pm
Seconded normal sized screenshots for random hacks on the main page.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: varikares on June 25, 2017, 06:00:53 pm
I think it's perfect now! Thank you!
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Pennywise on June 25, 2017, 06:14:14 pm
Is it really necessary to feature screenshots for newest utilities and documents? Most of the time the image is left blank, no?
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SunGodPortal on June 25, 2017, 07:24:07 pm
Is it really necessary to feature screenshots for newest utilities and documents? Most of the time the image is left blank, no?

I 2nd this and say the same for the docs. Just feature the hacks. They actually offer something to catch the eye instead of just being a screenshot of about 500 hex values or something similar.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: lexluthermiester on June 26, 2017, 06:38:36 am
Update By: Nightcrawler

ROMhacking.net has refreshed its look for the modern age! Our new theme (RHDN Boss) and layout focuses on two fronts. First, we have provided mobile and tablet friendly viewing with a new responsive design. This new design covers both site and forum (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/). We've moved to HTML5/CSS3 with jQuery which will allow us to make many further enhancements going forward such as enhancing our forms, adding AJAX capabilities, search as you type, and more.
 
The second focus of the refresh was increasing the visibility of the many great works in our database. We have added several new widgets to enhance visibility of new material, as well as existing material. Visibility will also see a boost with our entry into social media. We have added tweet and share buttons to all of our entry pages to get the word out on your favorite works. We are currently considering additional solutions to further increase visibility internally such as RHDN likes, favorites, or recommendations.   

Follow Us On Social Media:
  • Official Twitter: @romhackingnet (https://twitter.com/romhackingnet)
  • Official Facebook: Romhacking.net (https://facebook.com/Romhacking.net)
  • Official Discord Chat: Chat with us on Discord (https://discord.gg/uAufcgz)
This has been a year of infrastructure improvements for the future and our front-end was not left out. More great things are yet to come!

Relevant Link (http://www.romhacking.net)
Liking the new format. Looks very good! Still clean and easy to use but with some key enhancements. Miss the darker blue theme though[RHDN Pro], it's easier on the eye's and simply classic RHDN. And if I may suggest HTTPS? Remember reading that it was being worked on but can't remember what the difficulty was. With hacking and MITM attacks becoming more and more prevalent, it would seem very wise to start using it. If there is a cost to making it happen, maybe setup a Patreon so we all can offer donations to the running costs and upkeep of the site.

Especially like the screen shot for new projects! Very cool touch.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SCD on June 26, 2017, 02:31:33 pm
If they can change the white colored background back to the blue color from the old design, I would definitely like the new design.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SCO on June 26, 2017, 06:22:55 pm
One functionality loss that annoys: there is no longer a message why a translation or hack was updated on the 'latest ....' pages. This makes it more troublesome to figure out what is actually new and may cause mistakes.

Also people, you can change the forum to the old look at least.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Chronosplit on June 26, 2017, 06:34:28 pm
One functionality loss that annoys: there is no longer a message why a translation or hack was updated on the 'latest ....' pages. This makes it more troublesome to figure out what is actually new and may cause mistakes.
This is only a problem in mobile, probably due to space taken up by the sidebars.  It's alive and well on the big screen:
(http://i.imgur.com/WErO9PL.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/mjNnxxr.png)
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Psychlonic on June 27, 2017, 12:00:53 am
The new site looks great for me, I use a 49" UHD TV as my monitor so having a bunch of stuff in my face but organized looks good since the size keeps it from looking "cluttered" as some have mentioned. Kind of an outlier as far as users go I realize, but just wanted to throw my chip in the pile.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: xnamkcor on June 27, 2017, 12:10:35 am
This is only a problem in mobile, probably due to space taken up by the sidebars.  It's alive and well on the big screen:
(http://i.imgur.com/WErO9PL.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/mjNnxxr.png)

There's actually a place where it says what was changed? I never knew that. Where is it?
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Chronosplit on June 27, 2017, 12:51:33 am
All the latest lists also have a list of latest updates where you'll find this, click see more to find it.  The submission queue also has these since a recent update.  In the new layout, the right sidebars farther down will show all updates for the last 30 days.

The reasons are disabled for mobile now in the new layout though.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: xnamkcor on June 27, 2017, 08:57:07 am
All the latest lists also have a list of latest updates where you'll find this, click see more to find it.  The submission queue also has these since a recent update.  In the new layout, the right sidebars farther down will show all updates for the last 30 days.

The reasons are disabled for mobile now in the new layout though.

Cool. Thanks. I'll look for it myself.

Edit: Found it. http://www.romhacking.net/submissions/recent/

Edit: It only has the last 30 days. Oh well.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: ObiKKa on June 27, 2017, 02:42:20 pm
Liking the new format. Looks very good! Still clean and easy to use but with some key enhancements. Miss the darker blue theme though[RHDN Pro], it's easier on the eye's and simply classic RHDN. And if I may suggest HTTPS? Remember reading that it was being worked on but can't remember what the difficulty was. With hacking and MITM attacks becoming more and more prevalent, it would seem very wise to start using it. If there is a cost to making it happen, maybe setup a Patreon so we all can offer donations to the running costs and upkeep of the site.

Especially like the screen shot for new projects! Very cool touch.
Yeah, yeah. I made a post earlier in this thread voicing my opinions on this new design on the desktop computer. But recently I've taken a look at it on a mobile smartphone and, needless to say, I'm quite disappointed. The information/content feel very restricted. Selecting on a menu option to open up a drop-down menu is a bit clumsy as it usually may be on a smartphone - I needed to wait for an external menu (browser's menu) to pop up before moving my finger around the outside and then clicking on a sub-menu. Very clumsy of course. But checking the submissions page I see no 'Reasons' category like the others have pointed out.

But I want to make a complaint about this new design on the desktop computer that should be addressed, IMO. Every day whenever I come onto it it always opens up in the new design when I thought it should be permanently set on the old RHDN Pro theme as I selected back then. I have to do this every day. It's a bit annoying.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: STARWIN on June 27, 2017, 04:30:21 pm
This default theme is very bad and should be changed. It is too bright, the front page and entry texts are squeezed unnecessarily and the forum is NOT squeezed enough and is hard to read because of that.

Like the above post mentions, theme change doesn't work very well. Even if it did, there is no reason to scare the remaining 99% of people away.

While the pro theme is slightly worse than the setup before it, it would still make an acceptable default theme compared to this.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: filler on June 27, 2017, 06:13:27 pm
I never knew what she meant until the RHDN theme upgrade.
(http://mattsmessyroom.com/uploads/change.jpg)
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Bonesy on June 27, 2017, 06:27:44 pm
seriously? that's the person you quote? really?
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: xnamkcor on June 27, 2017, 08:57:40 pm
seriously? that's the person you quote? really?

Whoever they are, they sound pretty sexist. I wouldn't be surprised if there were also racist and voted for SOPA.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Spinner 8 on June 27, 2017, 09:22:05 pm
Whoever they are, they sound pretty sexist. I wouldn't be surprised if there were also racist and voted for SOPA.

now you've done it filler
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: filler on June 27, 2017, 09:55:01 pm
now you've done it filler
Heh, yep. Once the ad hominems start, you know you've pushed a button. ;)
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: lexluthermiester on June 27, 2017, 11:07:14 pm
There's a small learning curve with the changes, but really it's the colour scheme. This white background is just to bright and hard on the eyes. That's about it for me. I like everything else.

To be fair, I haven't tried mobile mostly because I'm a bit of a screen snob. Phone & phablet screens are to small and cramped for my liking. 1080p or better, at least a 10" screen on a device with a physical keyboard or I'm out..
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: RandomHeretic on June 27, 2017, 11:52:52 pm
I really don't get the complaints. The links are all there and are the same. If you can't see because you're still using 1024x wide monitors... you can scroll. And if you're on a cell phone... Why do you want to browse hacks on the cell phone? Do you have roms and a patcher on mobile?

I don't know about cell phones, but on a tablet yes. The left-hand pane was handy for navigation.

Speaking of mobile navigation, I personally think the Message Board should be a top-level entry instead of being hidden away under Community. The forums are probably the most often used section of RHDN, at least from my experience, so it would make sense to have it easily accessible even in mobile mode.

This, at least.


As with others, I much prefer the old default theme. I've managed to change back for the forum, but I still think it would be better to have the old theme (or something like it) set to default for the entire site.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SunGodPortal on June 28, 2017, 01:55:17 am
(https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/19/14/94/49/smb10.png)

Every time I come here now I think I've mistakenly surfed into the SMB showcase. :P
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: CrocMagnum on June 28, 2017, 07:50:56 am
Ha! That was unexpected! Congratulations on the new layout, I like it. :)

It is reassuring to see the RHDN Staff still cares for its Community.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: thepatrickinator on June 28, 2017, 05:14:22 pm
I've never seen the first layout, but I see that they were going for a remake of it.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: ExL on June 29, 2017, 07:47:23 am
To describe in 2 words - colourful mess. Too much colourful pictures, they are distracting, also what you could access from just opened page before you need to scroll to now(utilities, docs). Other than that 2 columns on the right ruins symmetry and makes design overloaded. Big gaps on left and right(in 1080p) isn't a good thing, if there is free space main, now not central, column should be stretched(as well as being shrunk with lower resolution). As for themes - probably 2.0's themes will be ported to new design so I'm not worried about that.
I'll describe how I see it:
Top section - as is in 3.0 with drop down menus;
Left section - 2.0's right section(newest hacks, translations, utilities, etc.);
Right section - all that social stuff(I don't care about, but probably needed);
Bottom section - carousel sliders with small imaes of featured stuff(won't fit more then 2-4).

Sorry for being harsh, but design makes me want to avoid visiting RHDN, which I don't want to.

P.S. @Sara-chan, it's very pleasant that you found my old Emumetal theme good. Done in plain notepad and PS with little knowledge of CSS and Nightcrawler being amazed(to say it mildly) on how much errors validator gave him ::) Though those was just missing ";" mostly, eh, some memories... Thanks, I also always used only that one, thought others will grow on me, but they didn't quite. Still liked Metroid theme, Jazzy and those tribute ones. Guess other theme of mine, Technofatal wasn't liked by anyone at all :P
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: USC on June 29, 2017, 08:04:01 am
ExL: For what it's worth, TechnoFatal was my favorite theme here. I actually threw together a small Chrome extension to add it back to the new layout (mostly to learn how to make Chrome extensions, but I liked the color combinations).
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: ExL on June 29, 2017, 11:48:01 pm
Wow, that's surprising to hear, when I last looked at list of forum themes there was like 3 users of EmuMetal and 0 of TechnoFatal(not that it was much more previously) :o Yeah, colours there surely stand out, being so bright, they were the whole purpose :laugh: Orange and dark grey with bit of silver looking surprisingly good, but with time going forth I've shifted more and more to dark themes everywhere. Even though both are non modern at all and if I done 'em now they'd look slicker and plainer there's still some charm in them for me :-[
Thanks, USC, you cheered me up greatly :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Sara-chan on June 30, 2017, 08:33:05 am
Yeah, I really miss EmuMetal. I didn't have any sort of backup of it to make an extension or anything myself, sadly! It was the perfect balance of elements for me.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: mziab on June 30, 2017, 11:23:21 am
For some reason the site doesn't seem to remember when I change the front-page theme.

I select "RHDN Pro" and sure enough, the rhdnstyle cookie is set to "romh". The expiration date for the cookie is set for 1 year. Everything works as intended... until I close the browser. When I visit the front page, the rhdnstyle cookie is automatically set to "boss". I've been able to reproduce this with different browsers and devices, so it doesn't seem to be caused by my browser config and/or extension.

Another thing I noticed is that when you switch to the RHDN Pro theme, a piece of code from javascript.js tries to use jQuery and fails (since it's not loaded with the old theme). This is the code in question, loaded from http://www.romhacking.net/themes/default/scripts/javascript.js:
Code: [Select]
$(document).ready(function()
{
$('.resp-sharing-button__link').on('click', function()
{
window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no, toolbar=no, resizable=yes, scrollbars=yes,height=600, width=600');
return false;
});
});
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Bahamut ZERO on June 30, 2017, 05:37:17 pm
I just realized the Metroid theme still exists.

THANK GOD.  :woot!:


If anyone doesn't like the default theme on the forums, try the Metroid theme. Doesn't feel like you're a deer in headlights when you first sign on, and everything's quite legible.


SO MUCH EASIER ON MY EYES.  :beer:
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: thepatrickinator on June 30, 2017, 11:19:32 pm
None of us may have heard about the original layout, only the second. I'm bond of this new layout because it's a remake of what the site originally looked like. If you've been here since the launch of this site, you know what I'am talking about.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Kiyoshi Aman on July 02, 2017, 09:34:07 am
I just realized the Metroid theme still exists.

THANK GOD.  :woot!:


If anyone doesn't like the default theme on the forums, try the Metroid theme. Doesn't feel like you're a deer in headlights when you first sign on, and everything's quite legible.


SO MUCH EASIER ON MY EYES.  :beer:

Check this out. (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=24474.0) Works great in Stylish/Stylist.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Jazz on July 05, 2017, 12:27:12 am
I think it looks really good. Great to see the movement shift to CSS3/HTML5 and responsive layouts.

Interesting though there is a drop-down menu and left hand menu with all of the same content items... lose the left hand menu and limit news on the homepage to 2-4 items would allow far less side-menu boxes required.

I'd put the Featured Hacks and Featured Translations as a 2 column section in the header of the homepage with the news and right hand menus below it. Allowing features to actually feature and news to flow.

Large content websites such as IGN, Newgrounds and Gamespot do it really nicely but I guess RHDN always had the news this way which gives it its own touch.

I'll always use my own theme though as I like dark interfaces. ^_^;
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Jazz on July 14, 2017, 01:42:25 am
A pixel theme could be nice. Probably a bit on the bandwidth if everyone used it though.

I did a quick idea on what one would look like just for a bit of fun.

(https://preview.ibb.co/j2MzEa/Untitled_2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cap87v)
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Mattiac on July 14, 2017, 06:28:10 am
Update By: Nightcrawler

ROMhacking.net has refreshed its look for the modern age! Our new theme (RHDN Boss) and layout focuses on two fronts. First, we have provided mobile and tablet friendly viewing with a new responsive design. This new design covers both site and forum (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/). We've moved to HTML5/CSS3 with jQuery which will allow us to make many further enhancements going forward such as enhancing our forms, adding AJAX capabilities, search as you type, and more.
 
The second focus of the refresh was increasing the visibility of the many great works in our database. We have added several new widgets to enhance visibility of new material, as well as existing material. Visibility will also see a boost with our entry into social media. We have added tweet and share buttons to all of our entry pages to get the word out on your favorite works. We are currently considering additional solutions to further increase visibility internally such as RHDN likes, favorites, or recommendations.   

Follow Us On Social Media:
  • Official Twitter: @romhackingnet (https://twitter.com/romhackingnet)
  • Official Facebook: Romhacking.net (https://facebook.com/Romhacking.net)
  • Official Discord Chat: Chat with us on Discord (https://discord.gg/uAufcgz)
This has been a year of infrastructure improvements for the future and our front-end was not left out. More great things are yet to come!

Relevant Link (http://www.romhacking.net)


The site is now too cluttered! :( I strongly believe in the motto "Don't fix what isn't broken."! I've always said that if Mi(c)ro$oft made cars, their cars would have square wheels and Mi(c)ro$oft would have the audacity to claim that they are much better than round wheels! :( The previous version of this site was much better and the best!
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: filler on July 14, 2017, 12:37:30 pm
The site is now too cluttered! :( I strongly believe in the motto "Don't fix what isn't broken."! I've always said that if Mi(c)ro$oft made cars, their cars would have square wheels and Mi(c)ro$oft would have the audacity to claim that they are much better than round wheels! :( The previous version of this site was much better and the best!
You're fully entitled to your opinions about the redesign, but in contrast to your "don't fix what isn't broken" perspective, the redesign was the 3rd most popular feature request out of 21 features voted on by members of the community. http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=24162.0
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Special on July 14, 2017, 05:20:38 pm
If you're referring to "Responsive design/mobile friendly site layout" we got none of those from this redesign.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: danke on July 14, 2017, 06:25:16 pm
If you're referring to "Responsive design/mobile friendly site layout" we got none of those from this redesign.

The entire site is now response and mobile friendly now... What are you even talking about?
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Special on July 14, 2017, 07:33:54 pm
How is loading a main page full of images more responsive then a main page without those images? Not to mention if you scroll down a bit and click on one of the images down there (Newest Utilities for example), the page refreshes and puts you to the top each time so you need to keep scroll down back to where you left off (Newest Utilities).
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: danke on July 14, 2017, 10:29:49 pm
How is loading a main page full of images more responsive then a main page without those images? Not to mention if you scroll down a bit and click on one of the images down there (Newest Utilities for example), the page refreshes and puts you to the top each time so you need to keep scroll down back to where you left off (Newest Utilities).

I think you fail to understand what "responsive" means in web design.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Special on July 15, 2017, 12:06:54 am
After looking it up, you're right that I didn't as it has a different meaning for web design, I took responsive as if it means "quick to load" & "quick to navigate" neither of those two things are improved with the 2.0 launch.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Jorpho on July 28, 2017, 12:33:39 am
Did two of the subforums just get nuked, or is it just me..?
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Mauron on July 28, 2017, 12:39:19 am
Just noticed the missing ones myself.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Chronosplit on July 28, 2017, 11:17:18 am
-Site bug reporting place.
-Discussion of site features.
-Sticky telling people how the article system works.

All gone.  I gotta cut this short due to things being slow as molasses on my side, but this is not site business as usual and even if there is a replacement in the works this all smells fowl.  Usually there's a warning.  I don't care if this is the result of drama or not but either way this is very concerning, and the silence about it just compounds the whole thing.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: CM30 on July 28, 2017, 02:21:13 pm
Did two of the subforums just get nuked, or is it just me..?

Seems so. I swear there was a general discussion forum on this site before.

Was that discontinued in favour of the Discord server or something? Cause that's really not a good idea for a community management point of view.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SleepyFist on July 28, 2017, 04:10:29 pm
It's been like this since yesterday, I too am confused as to the whereabouts of our missing forums.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: MitsukuHackbot on July 28, 2017, 04:40:44 pm
Did two of the subforums just get nuked, or is it just me..?

Perhaps some of the site staff is just too sensitive for a general discussion.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: filler on July 28, 2017, 04:53:32 pm
I can live without the general discussion sub-forum. This is a romhacking/translation hacking site. I don't see anything wrong with staying on topic.

Site discussion seems like it should stay though.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: SunGodPortal on July 28, 2017, 04:59:27 pm
I can live without the general discussion sub-forum.

I can too, but that doesn't mean we should have to.
Title: Re: Site: RHDN 3.0 Site Refresh Launched!
Post by: Nightcrawler on July 29, 2017, 10:35:07 am
This is all misinformed and unrelated to 3.0. Be patient and there will be an informative news article shortly for those wishing to be supportive.

This topic needs to be kept on-topic to be relevant for the hand-off to the next person doing further design. It will be locked for that purpose.