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Layout Previews!
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 4th Jul 2011
In honour of reaching 10,000 members...

I think it's no secret myself and Rykos have been working on a new layout for some time now. >.> Along with this, I'm recoding pages in places that need some optimization along the way -- hence why it's taking longer than it should. (I want it all perfect. ;D)

But I figured it was time to give you guys some layout examples.


As you can see, we're using the new header. Tyme was awesome and listened to your suggestions and made tweaks, and I think it looks fantastic now. It also changes with the seasons, as you can see in the second version. ;D

The user tools bar slides up and down the page with you, and if you notice the little + and - signs on the side of it, that means you can collapse and show the little panels. Refreshing a page will still keep it collapsed or shown too - it remembers!

On the enclosure page, I took another suggestion and made it so if you hover over dinosaur names, you'll be able to see their thumbnails! :D I think this is super useful, as I'm not the only one who forgets which dinosaur is which. >.>

All of the buttons are new and shiny, and lots of pages will look so much better when the new layout is implemented.

Also -- you'll have the option to show the old header, as well as disabling all the banners entirely. Some people don't like having the banner and use adblock anyway, so I think this will be even more useful. (But I for one, shall be using the new banners!)

Oh and, it'll automatically redirect you to the page you were last on when you login. >.>

Just wondered if any of you guys had any thoughts/opinions/comments to give? :D
By Mod Herbal (#4) on 04-07-2011 03:52:10
I love it, but you know that ;D

I'm really excited about the new layout, it's so much smoother and nicer then our current one, even if they are quite alike ;D

By Humerus (#221) on 04-07-2011 04:19:52
The new layout has such a nicer smoother flow to it... Eeeee! You've got me excited like a schoolgirl, Kitty! :D
By Bakura (#738) on 04-07-2011 04:51:30
So awesome! =O I LOVE it Kitty! ~
By Spyre (#3768) on 04-07-2011 05:39:50
These are epicly awesome Kitty, I love it all! :D

I really think you're spoiling us, Kitty ;P
By Cora-roar (#6452) on 04-07-2011 05:57:55
T_T -tears of joy- this place cannot get any better this is the absolute be sim site i've ever been on thank you SO much kitty =~D
By Prince (#2625) on 04-07-2011 05:59:32
Oh gosh I'm excited ;3; I LOVE the new layout~
By Nanave (#7827) on 04-07-2011 06:02:50
There is only one word that can describibe this newer layout. Epic.
By Indo (#194) on 04-07-2011 06:28:44
I love the layout, but I'm sad to say that I still dislike the way that Dilophosaurus looks in the new header. Everything else, though, is excellent to me.
By 🐉Tysm🐉 (#6974) on 04-07-2011 06:38:16
ill be honest, i dont like big changes. and i realy like our old layout, not to be a party pooper
By Nosredna (#8940) on 04-07-2011 06:55:32
3 things

1. lot of scales!
2. love the header
3. love the new design

i give it 4.7 out of 5
By Director (#307) on 04-07-2011 07:16:28
I love layout 2 with the snow.So, I vote for layout 2!
By Mod Clara (#2793) on 04-07-2011 07:42:49
Fff super! The header looks tons better now and the layout is just wonderful. Thank you Kitty, Rykos and Tyme~!

@Raptor_girl: It's not a vote silly, both layouts will be used, they're seasonal~
By Mod Spotty (#785) on 04-07-2011 07:51:00
That's pretty cool. :O I like how the banner changes with the seasons, and it's coming along nicely~ But seeing these previews, I'm guessing that the map won't be updated with our pretty new stores? (Background and overlay) Thumbnails, yay!
Thats alot of scales! I wish I that that much.
By Kikin1one (#4272) on 04-07-2011 08:03:23
great jop Kitty
By Sayl (#315) on 04-07-2011 08:34:21
Dang girl, that's a lot of scales >
By Sen (#551) on 04-07-2011 08:45:31
Love the new layout, can't wait for it!
By Absinthe (#1182) on 04-07-2011 09:02:30
Awesome awesome layouts!! I really love the seasonal banner idea :D
By Mod Bob the Dragon - not a robot (#643) on 04-07-2011 10:17:07
so much yes 8DD
By RyanTheRaptor (#5629) on 04-07-2011 10:19:30
are enclosures limited to 50 dinos now? hopefully the feed all, heal all tool for the farm will still do all dinos. i wonder how netbooks will do with having the user tools follow you (i don't like how they scroll choppy and get stuck). if you turn images off in your browser with the current layout it cripples the site (but not sure how many people would do that, if it worked). i hope your not getting rid of the dino foot prints, are you? i like the new texture on the background. is edit post still gona show that old picture (i dont think its needed).
By RyanTheRaptor (#5629) on 04-07-2011 10:36:34
i still think it would be useful for search to have an option to repeat last search.
By feralhydra 2 ( kristy XD) (#6068) on 04-07-2011 10:43:20
i love it !!!!!!
this will be much easyer to work with and it looks very nice c:
By Mod Feather (#958) on 04-07-2011 11:07:16
This is epic! I love it!
By New User (#963) on 04-07-2011 11:20:49
This is absolutely amazing Kitty and Rykos! It looks like it will be smooth running, and it is indeed shiny!
I love most though the hovering over Dino's names to see their pictures. I was just wishing for this yesterday xD It will be amazing
By ~ LunaOfMidnight (#151) on 04-07-2011 11:31:03
Amazing! I love it! :D Can't Wait. ^^ Thank You Kitty! :D
By Katie (#36) on 04-07-2011 11:59:14
I love it!
By Mod Kitty (#1) on 04-07-2011 12:27:53
Enclosures will be, yes. The feed all/heal all tools will also be limited to 50 at a time too, so it just means a few more clicks. This will ease server strain. :)
By Caynine (#3734) on 04-07-2011 12:37:03
First and foremost, Kitty, you're too rich, lol. And secondly I think I'll like it all once I get use to it.. I myself am not a huge fan of change, but I'll get over it ;) Maybe eventually there could be an option of which one you'd prefer? I don't know..
By Caynine (#3734) on 04-07-2011 12:39:11
..if that would take up too much space or not. Also, since the dinos are columnized (new word, yay) by gender, you wouldn't have to say except for on the Alpha? Just seemed repetitive ^^
By Stormfur (#6066) on 04-07-2011 13:44:12
I love it! Please keep it. I'm begging you!
By Eligio (#1437) on 04-07-2011 14:01:41
i love the new layout both equal so i think that we should use number one for the seasons that fit them and i don't realy like change
By Toki (#9654) on 04-07-2011 15:56:09
It looks awesome! I really love the hover, even if I only have one dinosaur, it's a nice touch. ^-^ Somehow, the new layout just looks... sleeker. :]
By RyanTheRaptor (#5629) on 04-07-2011 16:16:01
what will happen to peoples dinos that curentlly have 50+ large enclosures?
By RyanTheRaptor (#5629) on 04-07-2011 16:19:00
i guess i will just wait and see i am sure you have taken that into account.
By Elite (#4611) on 04-07-2011 16:44:23
Amazing, I love everything! Very nice job Kitty! And anyone else that is helping! It is very nice.
By Mayev (#7503) on 04-07-2011 17:51:28
Those layouts are yum. :D
By New User (#9874) on 04-07-2011 20:35:15
you know what you call that kitty? awsomeness great job on the banner its great and the fact that you can see your dinos thumbnail is is aslo awsomeness no more clicking a million times just to see your dino anymore!!! :)
By Kitt (#254) on 05-07-2011 01:06:10
Oooooh, pretty~!
By Mod Herbal (#4) on 05-07-2011 03:25:09
I see there is lots of confusion going on~~

It's one layout, it's just different banners due Kitty wanting to show that there is several different ones. Seasonal, day/night etc ~~

And nope, the map isn't updated so the background and layout shop will remain where they are now. :D
By Papper (#2935) on 05-07-2011 05:30:23
love the new lay outs and wow thats alot of scales!
By Zoie (#819) on 05-07-2011 19:33:53
go for it
By DinoLover (#4089) on 06-07-2011 18:10:24
I like the layout but I think maybe we should have the old header with it.
By Yoshi (#4174) on 09-07-2011 05:56:30
i think it is all AWSOME, and i do have a suggestion: can the enclosures, when you wave the mouse over them, say weither or not they are clean?
By Selendra (#421) on 10-07-2011 01:55:52
I like the first one. It´s summer and colorfull =o) I like it so much