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Old 21.12.2010, 11:32
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EF is getting a slightly new look

Coming soon... EF will be getting a slightly new look.

The header, logo, and top menu will change. The rest of the forum remains the same.

The aim of this is to make the look and feel more consistent with the other websites in our family, namely: thelocal.se, thelocal.de, and toytowngermany.com

To see a preview, click the following:

- http://www.englishforum.ch/index2.php
- http://www.englishforum.ch/xtra/forum2/forum.php

Note that those two previews are not fully functional. Parts of them don't work properly. But still, you get the idea of what it will look like.

Feedback welcome.
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Old 21.12.2010, 11:41
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Re: EF is getting a slightly new look

hmmmmmmmmm

It doesn't excite me to be honest with you...
some of the things I am used to on the home page are not there anymore, and even though I like the fact that I can see a highlight of up coming events, I find the prominent adverts a bit over the top! but thats probably not what the financial backers think!

Anyway I hope you guys can sex it up a little bit, it really looks dull!

Also one more thing, I think you should make the titles of the forum discussion overview more prominent, in back like they do on thelocal.de, and perhaps even including some of the attached pictures if there are any. with the number of the reads and comments underneath in similar style and colour to thelocal.de

I can just see this becoming thelocal.de turn into forum.thelocal.de rather than englishforum.ch!!

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Re: EF is getting a slightly new look

Looks very tidy. The reduced banner across the top is welcome. There seems to be more space going to advertising, in the current UI you can minimize these banners once your a registered member so removing them permanently effectively. Will this functionality be available in the new version ? although upcoming events is sort of welcome, the Find Us On Facebook takes up a central space if you don't want it, and the ads down the side don't seem to have the remove function.

The Discussion forum overview looks nice.
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Old 21.12.2010, 12:06
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Re: EF is getting a slightly new look

Can we get two buttons on the top, one that says "Ask here about your salary!" and "Ask here about your speeding tickets!". Clicking on either button will delete your EF account close your browser.
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Old 21.12.2010, 12:11
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Re: EF is getting a slightly new look

Facebook changed last week, so tis the season. Mind you, half the users on there are still moaning. I found it takes a day of getting used to it, and (editor) bob's your uncle - you forget what it looked like before.
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Old 21.12.2010, 12:26
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Re: EF is getting a slightly new look

Agree with the Doctor, it's remarkebly dull and the adverts are way too prominent. Looks a tad amateurish, to be honest.
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Old 21.12.2010, 12:31
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Re: EF is getting a slightly new look

I welcome the addition of the Google Powered search. Makes it easier to retrieve information.
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Old 21.12.2010, 14:20
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the Find Us On Facebook takes up a central space if you don't want it
Be forewarned that clicking on Facebook's "Like" button will then expose your Facebook identity (picture included) on EF. It doesn't show your corresponding EF account name but maybe some one might put 2 and 2 together after seeing your Facebook account. So if annonimaty is your thing you might want to skip that.
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Old 21.12.2010, 14:22
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Be forewarned that clicking on Facebook's "Like" button will then expose your Facebook identity (picture included) on EF. It doesn't show your corresponding EF account name but maybe some one might put 2 and 2 together after seeing your Facebook account. So if annonimaty is your thing you might want to skip that.
On a related note: if you "like" something that can be seen as an insult according to Swiss law you technically spread the insult and therefore do something illegal... the case in St. Gallen is btw far weaker than many posts I read on EF: http://www.20min.ch/news/ostschweiz/story/28027307
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Old 21.12.2010, 14:30
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Re: EF is getting a slightly new look

Good that the search function is more prominent and the word "Switzerland" now appears there.

I suggested years ago that there should be some sort of strap-line in the header along the lines of "For everyone living in or moving to Switzerland". The idea being that the forum is not learning English.

Otherwise it's low-key to the point of being dull. Why not change the colour of forums a little rather than looking like every other vB forum??
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Old 24.12.2010, 19:41
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Re: EF is getting a slightly new look

In our "family"? When did EF become part of family?

PS: The proposed front page is impossible to read. Too much text. What's wrong with having it like other successful forums with the thread list only, ie. like it is now?
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Old 24.12.2010, 19:43
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Re: EF is getting a slightly new look

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In our "family"? When did EF become part of family?
We're adopted ... didn't you know?
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Old 24.12.2010, 19:42
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Re: EF is getting a slightly new look

I'm not sure whether my input has much value, since I pretty much come straight in to my control panel, subscriptions or new posts ... but overall, the only change I don't like is the difficulty in identifying the OP and thread location on the front page 'overview'. The other stuff I feel I can work around ... as long as the URL for my usercp stays the same!
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Old 31.12.2010, 14:48
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Re: EF is getting a slightly new look

Don't like the "new look" at all! Everything scrunched together as if space is at a premium. Why change just to be like others - remain original! The site is really good as it is. If it aint broke, don't fix it!!!!!!!
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Old 31.12.2010, 15:00
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Re: EF is getting a slightly new look

new look?? noooooooooooooooooooooooo

please:

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Re: EF is getting a slightly new look

Goodness, that's what happens when you don't get into EF for a few weeks! I thought I'd pressed the wrong button, it's gone all different. Don't know if I like it or not, haven't tried to navigate my way around yet. Hope it's progress for the better and not just for the sake of it.

OK, let's go see what I can find.....

Happy New Year everyone, by the way, from Bonnie (and sunny) Scotland!

(But I'm coming for my very first Basel Fasnacht in March!)

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Re: EF is getting a slightly new look

Don't know if it's doable, but it would be nice to see at a glance who the OP is
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Don't know if it's doable, but it would be nice to see at a glance who the OP is
I know what it means but I don't know what the initials OP stand for
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Coming soon... EF will be getting a slightly new look.

The header, logo, and top menu will change. The rest of the forum remains the same.

The aim of this is to make the look and feel more consistent with the other websites in our family, namely: thelocal.se, thelocal.de, and toytowngermany.com

To see a preview, click the following:

- http://www.englishforum.ch/index2.php
- http://www.englishforum.ch/xtra/forum2/forum.php

Note that those two previews are not fully functional. Parts of them don't work properly. But still, you get the idea of what it will look like.

Feedback welcome.
Hmmm...for a sec looked like Drupal, but it isn't?
What CMS are you using?

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Old 22.12.2010, 07:41
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Hmmm...for a sec looked like Drupal, but it isn't?
What CMS are you using?

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