Responses to the new layouts

Many people have very specific likes, and some people (like those with eye problems) have very specific needs. I think it's important to try to give a way for everyone to be able to use the site.

There are some very hard realities. We're not the greatest designers. At times we can bust our asses for days and be lucky to have something the won't make you run in terror. We're also under a very heavy workload and have a lot going on, and there is only two of us. So please keep in mind that the new design isn't really the target end point it's a stopping point into perfecting the main designs.

Approximately 25% of the users have voted a dislike for the new theme, with only about 17% showing a strong dislike. That's understandable.

For these reasons we've brought a theming system into the mix. It's currently not possible to replicate the old theme 100%, but it does give you a lot of control over the look of the website. The corners, the paddings, the fonts, and the colors, and more. We're also open to working with people to get more power added to the theming system so that their needs and wants can be met.

I'm hoping that as time goes by we'll be able to see an amazing set of templates that will provide to the needs of all of the users.

So I apologize to the people who are hating the new theme and want something different, or just the old one. However, I do thank you for all of the feedback and the honesty with us. Please keep it coming.

A few links people may find useful:

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  • Avatar of networkerror networkerror Jun 27, 2009 at 18:17 UTC - 0 likes

    what would be nice if it where to tell us our "current" theme

  • Avatar of Kaelten Kaelten Jun 22, 2009 at 18:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @watchout, no at this time there is not.

    @hunterz, heh, fair enough, we do plan on linking to the themes page on the site soon. This is currently not done since it's still considered a feature in testing.

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  • Avatar of HunterZ HunterZ Jun 22, 2009 at 15:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you guys work in some kind of permanent link to the themes page?

    One of the frustrating things about the new WowAce/Curse site is that I keep getting pointed to hidden features via deep links in announcements, comments or forum posts that you can't get to without knowing the URL.

  • Avatar of Darken5 Darken5 Jun 21, 2009 at 12:10 UTC - 0 likes

    I havnt had a chance to look over the new layout, but right now, im giving yall 2 thumbs way up, amazing look guys.

  • Avatar of watchout watchout Jun 21, 2009 at 09:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to disable the expanding/collapsing animation?

  • Avatar of Kaelten Kaelten Jun 20, 2009 at 05:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @acapela, to view projects per game, go to that games subdomain.

    For example, wow.curseforge.com/projects/ is only wow projects.

  • Avatar of acapela acapela Jun 20, 2009 at 03:29 UTC - 0 likes

    i am not so concerned about the "layout". in a way, that seems to miss the forest for the trees.

    how about some way to filter projects/etc by game?

    rather difficult to track what might be new in "World of Warcraft Addons" when everything is jumbled together indiscriminately.

    maybe i am missing something? maybe this feature already exists in some form, and is in fact documented somewhere, and it is just not possible to find that documentation? should i search the "knowledge base"?

  • Avatar of Kaelten Kaelten Jun 19, 2009 at 19:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @bsides, Thanks for the understanding. There is still a lot more that we want to do, and it will all happen, sooner or later.

    So please keep the constructive feedback on the layouts coming. :)

  • Avatar of bsides bsides Jun 19, 2009 at 16:37 UTC - 0 likes

    I didn't know it was just the 2 of you. Judging by the size of this site and community, sure you'd be better with more people in your team. And a designer who codes would be the best of the worlds in my conception.

    Good work on having the theming mix by the way. It looks promising. If I get a break from work I'll see it more deeply and maybe get my hands dirty :)

  • Avatar of Kaelten Kaelten Jun 19, 2009 at 13:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bitwise: yeah it's very odd, we're going to work out something where it doesn't cause this issue. Thanks for working with us to figure it out :)

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