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Oxygene
09-23-2010, 10:17 PM
Haha the "Community" is awesome :D

The podcast is great.. this new site rocks :)

Administrator
09-23-2010, 10:31 PM
We didn't change the forums around too much

any suggestions on how it should look?

Supa
09-23-2010, 10:44 PM
I like the text change, how about just new colors? Skins to go with the old albums? Blue and white for Splinter, Red and black, for Rise And Fall, etc.

Outerspaceman21
09-23-2010, 11:06 PM
We didn't change the forums around too much

any suggestions on how it should look?

I definitely think everyone would like a color change at least. It would be great if it tied in with the new album artwork, but since it's not very likely the artwork has been made yet or the album is in that stage to be debuted in that fashion.

Perhaps a poll with some color options if you decide to change the color format. That would be fair enough.

As for other stuff, I'll leave it to the others to decide what else they want changed.

BigFish
09-23-2010, 11:43 PM
The forums do seem pretty much the same. I personally like the colors, maybe the font is a little small though. I think we should hold off until we have some album artwork to go on for new colors. Everything seems fine now, maybe just a little small.

ThunderPX
09-23-2010, 11:45 PM
I'm not really digging the new font, but all the other little tweaks like the semi-transparent background and such are pretty cool.

Also, it's going to take me years to stop typing the old forum URL :P

Puschka
09-23-2010, 11:47 PM
The new site is awesome!

holland25
09-23-2010, 11:54 PM
Whyyyy did you change the URL? I keep clicking on offspring.com/forums...

cool 2 hate 681
09-24-2010, 12:35 AM
I'm not really digging the new font

me either but other then that the new site looks great i love the fact that they have a podcast now

Dexter_italy
09-24-2010, 12:47 AM
I had an idea...In the podcast Dexter could answer to one or two of the "ask dexter holland a question" questions.... or we could make another thread called "ask Noodles and Dexter a question" :D

Bants36c
09-24-2010, 01:12 AM
The site looks great! Loved the podcast, keep em coming!

Rilex
09-24-2010, 01:43 AM
i don't like those forum fonts, pls change it!

Harleyquiiinn
09-24-2010, 01:50 AM
I don't like the new font either, it looks like Times New Roman, the font you use for serious work.

That depresses me :(

Other than that, the website looks great and I like the background.

DMelges
09-24-2010, 02:02 AM
Awesome site! Hope we have more podcasts =]

Forza
09-24-2010, 02:24 AM
Font size is too small, making reading text on the forums very inconvenient. Also, the upper half of the main page is black for me. The layout and graphical elements look better than before.

dff_punk
09-24-2010, 02:30 AM
The size of "Today, 11:24 AM" is really big and confusing. Other than that, I really like the whole site.

Free?
09-24-2010, 02:36 AM
The website looks alright :). Podcast idea is awesome.
I hope that black-red-white forum layout will be changed though, as well as the font size: the letters are too tiny and we don't really need that big text to tell us dates of posts, don't we?
I'm taking a guess here, the major forum change is yet to come, after the new album's artwork will be revealed.

Also, not a serious issue, just a bit of info you might want to know - the "home / news / tour / etc " line is broken in two parts if I'm viewing the community tab on my non-widescreen display.
click to see how it looks (http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/9430/headerzq.png)

Edit: Take a glimpse at this thread (http://offspring.com/community/showthread.php?t=42743). Isn't it a bit difficult to read (not talking about author's writing style :P)? Not sure, maybe it looks better on widescreen, but it looks like this (http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/4894/123vo.png) to me.

Edit#2: Profile page doesn't look good either. In fact it's really messed up (the friends, social groups, photo albums etc sections aren't accessible anymore). screenshot (http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/1401/profilea.png)

WebDudette
09-24-2010, 03:23 AM
This is even harder on the eyes than the last one was. I miss the old board, the one before RAFRAG.

PEND@LF
09-24-2010, 03:47 AM
really like it. good job! now do album! :D

TheOldMark
09-24-2010, 04:11 AM
this is the pinnacle of the web in 2010. bravo!

Gustavo
09-24-2010, 04:44 AM
The current website is a lot better than the old one, I like it!

I don't like the fact that they changed the boards URL now, though. They could've at least redirected /forums to /community... Just sayin'.

But, WAIT! There's a podcast now? They stole our idea! :mad: :P
I haven't been able to listen to the podcast yet. It won't load!

Btw, speaking of podcasts, we might have a surprise coming up for you guys soon.

My Name Was Taken
09-24-2010, 04:48 AM
Okay, that was annoying... They moved the stuff at the top of the screen so I clicked band instead of community. Has anyone gone to their page yet?
http://i53.tinypic.com/10gbi35.jpg
I had to upload with Tinypic =[ This is throwing me off.

I hate that we have two threads for this ATM.
I loved it... Then I went to my profile.





And all of the font is smaller... I hope they are only playing around until they find out how to make everything fit.

disclaimer_07
09-24-2010, 05:01 AM
Now tell me you don't

hate the new default font.

My Name Was Taken
09-24-2010, 05:02 AM
Now tell me you don't

hate the new default font.

Tell you I don't what?
I like it, but they need to make everything fit.

Gustavo
09-24-2010, 05:46 AM
http://www.offspring.com/band/links
By the way, I wonder how cool it would be for my website www.theoffspringsite.com to be linked in that page.

CuervoGold
09-24-2010, 06:06 AM
On the main page, well any page other then the forums I'm getting a format error. The text and links are all below the main background.

This is Explorer 8 and win 7 64bit.:mad: I tired using the compatibility mode as well.


http://www.aterimperium.com/images/offsite.jpg

disclaimer_07
09-24-2010, 06:19 AM
On the main page, well any page other then the forums I'm getting a format error. The text and links are all below the main background.

This is Explorer 8 and win 7 64bit.:mad: I tired using the compatibility mode as well.

Solution: Do not use Internet Explorer.

Blitz!
09-24-2010, 06:49 AM
I like the new design, looks completely wicked ... however, I can confess that I'm not so thrilled with the font, it could be a bit larger and make for much easier reading. I also agree with Free? about the profile page, it is missing all the easy access points, like your personal albums and the social groups as well as looking a bit squashed at the top of the page. I also find all the non-important information, such as dates etc the fonts are too large.

Lavrova Maria
09-24-2010, 06:55 AM
the new website is just great, guys, good job!!! :cool:

but I can`t find the link to the Offspring "Radio" (as it was called before), where is it?

Marco
09-24-2010, 07:06 AM
the new website is sooo cool! Great podcast thing :) Lov the Offspring :D

Little_Miss_1565
09-24-2010, 07:07 AM
I love the new layout! I agree that the font size for the title things (like Today 11:23 AM, and the tabs in the user profiles) could be much smaller, and I'd like to see a slightly larger sans-serif font for the text in the forums. But this is all nitpicky stuff. The redesign is awesome!

Supa
09-24-2010, 08:24 AM
the new website is just great, guys, good job!!! :cool:

but I can`t find the link to the Offspring "Radio" (as it was called before), where is it?

http://offspring.com/music

And I originally thought I liked the font, but I think it needs to be changed back to the old one. Everything looks weird now (profile tabs) and the time of the post.

Also, I emailed a concern to support@offsping.com and it got sent back to me. Why?

My concern was that the "Dexter On Song" pages are seemingly gone.

Mary 13
09-24-2010, 08:35 AM
kudos! props! in my opinion, if i may justify; the site looks tasteful/decent and wicked-awesome!! :D :cool:



-Mary is Rad. <3

Castormut
09-24-2010, 08:40 AM
It's better than the old one! I like it.

By the way, is there a new t-shirt on the store?

http://www.merch.com/offspring/OFFSPRING-SMASH-L_S-TSHIRT/productinfo/A30%2E02%2EASM/

Bejka
09-24-2010, 09:06 AM
Not bad!!! :) I like it.

samseby
09-24-2010, 12:13 PM
Like it too :) looks great.

Concerning the font size and header size it's all been said I guess.

Love the "Podcast" but I do miss the drop-down menues and does anyone know how to disable the google translator :confused: It pops up anew everytime I go to another side.

BigFish
09-24-2010, 12:26 PM
I noticed that when I was checking out someones profile that a lot of things in there seemed to overlap.

clocks_R_slow
09-24-2010, 12:47 PM
I love it.
I would have liked to see a color change, but it's great.:cool:

hshduppsnt
09-24-2010, 02:35 PM
wow I'm quite impressed, they did a great job!

Administrator
09-24-2010, 03:06 PM
http://www.offspring.com/band/links
By the way, I wonder how cool it would be for my website www.theoffspringsite.com to be linked in that page.

Great Site!

Administrator
09-24-2010, 03:07 PM
http://offspring.com/music

And I originally thought I liked the font, but I think it needs to be changed back to the old one. Everything looks weird now (profile tabs) and the time of the post.

Also, I emailed a concern to support@offsping.com and it got sent back to me. Why?

My concern was that the "Dexter On Song" pages are seemingly gone.

Sorry Still getting that set up

you can send me emails

admin@offspring.com

Administrator
09-24-2010, 03:08 PM
http://typekit.com/

we use this library for fonts

You should be able to browse though what they got

maybe we can get a poll going?

jacknife737
09-24-2010, 03:51 PM
The new look is really nice: the main site especially looks fantastic.

The forum upgrade is pretty nice too: although i'd echo some similar thoughts about the fonts.

Edit: and i absolutely love the podcast feature.

mspunk13
09-24-2010, 03:56 PM
http://typekit.com/
[...]
maybe we can get a poll going?
I think it's a good idea - I really like Myriad Pro.

There need to be "pre-chosen" fonts for the poll though :)

EDIT: I don't think Myriad is web-safe

Outerspaceman21
09-24-2010, 04:38 PM
http://typekit.com/

we use this library for fonts

You should be able to browse though what they got

maybe we can get a poll going?

I think a poll would be great. I'm not liking the font too much and I feel everyone else is the same sentiment.

Personally, Palatino Linotype has always been my favorite, but I think everyone may share different opinions on that.

Gustavo
09-24-2010, 05:39 PM
Great Site!

Thank you very much! :)

I really appreciate that you linked my site there.

Supa
09-24-2010, 07:16 PM
Sorry Still getting that set up

you can send me emails

admin@offspring.com

Thanks, I sent you an email!

Budzy
09-24-2010, 07:27 PM
Change, now its time for change, nothing stays the same, now its time for change.

martin_theoffspring
09-24-2010, 08:46 PM
i love the fonts of the page, but in the section "community" changes in the titles, and in the text is too big.
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/9554/dibujouws.jpg

CuervoGold
09-25-2010, 10:14 AM
Solution: Do not use Internet Explorer.

Solution: Code better. :eek:

Smash punker
09-25-2010, 11:52 AM
me either but other then that the new site looks great i love the fact that they have a podcast now

Thank god they finally came up with this :D


The current website is a lot better than the old one, I like it!

I don't like the fact that they changed the boards URL now, though. They could've at least redirected /forums to /community... Just sayin'.

But, WAIT! There's a podcast now? They stole our idea! :mad: :P
I haven't been able to listen to the podcast yet. It won't load!

Btw, speaking of podcasts, we might have a surprise coming up for you guys soon.

Guess they kinda got inspired by you guys ;) just don´t be mad or sad and be proud of yourself :D

Free?
09-25-2010, 12:37 PM
What about getting back to old forum layout everyone is used to?




1984: Orange County high school classmates Dexter Holland and Greg Kriesel are inspired to form a band after an Irvine concert by local punk-rock heroes Social Distortion. With Holland the vocalist, Kriesel takes to the bass.

1985: School custodian Noodles joins up, allegedly for his ability to legally procure alcohol for the underage trio. The threesome practice in Kriesel's parents' house and play their first shows in Santa Cruz and San Francisco.

1986: The band, originally called Manic Subsidal, changes its name to The Offspring. They press up 1,000 copies of the debut vinyl single, "I'll Be Waiting" b/w "Blackball," on their own Black Label. The band pioneers its DIY method by glueing the sleeves together at Kriesel's house.

Sixteen-year-old Ron Welty becomes the fourth member of The Offspring after the original drummer leaves to devote more time to school.

1989: Band signs to independent label Nemesis/Cargo. With punk producer Thom Wilson (T.S.O.L., The Vandals and Dead Kennedys), they release The Offspring, their debut album, which sells 3,000 vinyl copies.



Tune down a bit the font size and it will look neat.

T-6005
09-25-2010, 12:39 PM
Some of the things are just a tad too big, like the date at which a post was made versus the content of the post, but otherwise it's not bad.

dff_punk
09-25-2010, 03:36 PM
One more thing I noticed, that the Offspring logo on the top is not clickable anymore. I kinda miss it, but I can live without it.

Mary 13
09-25-2010, 04:05 PM
where is the radio? no more radio-active? i miss my radio-offspring!! dang, what is up with the font size. :o

AllIn All It's Not So Bad
09-25-2010, 06:44 PM
My view:
The new home page is bitchin(hell of alot better than the other one)

But they fucked up the forums. Specially the user profile. It just looks so awful. I'm sorry. I know I'm probably gonna get gang raped by all of you, so whatever

DMelges
09-25-2010, 08:32 PM
My view:
The new home page is bitchin(hell of alot better than the other one)

But they fucked up the forums. Specially the user profile. It just looks so awful. I'm sorry. I know I'm probably gonna get gang raped by all of you, so whatever

Agree with you on that. Everything looks pretty sweet... but the forums and the user profile still needs alot of work.

First of all, the user profile is all messed up. Fonts are so big they don't fit in the boxes, and some boxes don't fit in the sections...

And an entire color change or new design would be welcome.

Greekoldfan
09-26-2010, 03:07 AM
I would like to see all the singles,compilations,eps and videos-dvds in the music section too

samseby
09-26-2010, 05:20 AM
I think a poll would be great. I'm not liking the font too much and I feel everyone else is the same sentiment.

Personally, Palatino Linotype has always been my favorite, but I think everyone may share different opinions on that.

I agree - Palatino Linotype would be ok.

Blitz!
09-26-2010, 05:44 AM
One more observation … when you are in a thread and want to check out a member profile by clicking on the username … this link doesn’t work anymore.

brothadave79
09-26-2010, 08:26 AM
One more observation … when you are in a thread and want to check out a member profile by clicking on the username … this link doesn’t work anymore.

But if you copy the link address and paste it, it works. Weird, huh?

Blitz!
09-26-2010, 01:41 PM
But if you copy the link address and paste it, it works. Weird, huh?

I am aware that there are other ways to get to a members profile page but maybe I didn't express myself properly ... the drop down menu doesn't work.

Little_Miss_1565
09-26-2010, 01:56 PM
Some of the things are just a tad too big, like the date at which a post was made versus the content of the post, but otherwise it's not bad.

Agreed. Is there any way to reproduce the font values from the previous incarnation of the forums?


My view:
The new home page is bitchin(hell of alot better than the other one)

But they fucked up the forums. Specially the user profile. It just looks so awful. I'm sorry. I know I'm probably gonna get gang raped by all of you, so whatever

AllIn All, be nice. You wouldn't have to apologize for saying something that sounds completely asinine if you could just phrase it in a way that respects how he's trying to listen to our feedback and make changes.

disclaimer_07
09-26-2010, 02:12 PM
One more observation … when you are in a thread and want to check out a member profile by clicking on the username … this link doesn’t work anymore.

A context menu pops up, but not where it should appear:


Misplaced context menus/profile page features (overlapping each other). Whenever I click on someone's username, I have to scroll down to find the menu - it's not displayed directly under the username. (Firefox 3.6.10)

EDIT: Here's what it looks like:

http://i51.tinypic.com/bdmzp0.jpg

AllIn All It's Not So Bad
09-26-2010, 02:36 PM
I also think that a change of website should have a change of moderators.

brothadave79
09-26-2010, 09:21 PM
I am aware that there are other ways to get to a members profile page but maybe I didn't express myself properly ... the drop down menu doesn't work.

I'm sorry, I didn't mean for my post to come off as sarcastic. I was being completely serious. I thought the link was completely disabled, but that you could still use it if you copy and pasted. That was weird to me.

But yeah, I see what you mean now too.

Free?
09-27-2010, 04:37 AM
May I have a bit of your attention, please?

Thank you :)
I've been playing with re-coloring the forums layout and got some results.
All I did was replacing black with grey (click for the color info (http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/4003/colornm.png)). I think it's pretty close to what forums looked like before they went to black-red scheme. Check it out.

sample 1 (http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/8530/sample11web.png)
sample 2 (http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/7703/sample22web.png)

I personally find it to look better, what do you guys think?

I am not even sure if administration is up to changing color scheme right now or transition to new forum looks was intended as just playing with fonts, but since it's the hot topic I thought I'd bring this up.

To Administrator: I would like to know if color replacing is even possible.

If it is, then I need as many users' opinions as possible, would they like to switch to the grey-ish forums or not.

If everything works out, I'll probably start a poll thread to figure out on larger scale whether public would like this change or not. What I ultimately hope for is the RAFRAG forums (including font sizes) with grey instead of black.

But I need some opinions about what I'm offering before starting anything, so guys, please... :)

Jojan
09-27-2010, 05:03 AM
I did not like the gray color there, Free?. Sample 1 was OK, but Sample 2 was just awful. Horrible. Ought to be darker, not black. I think the problem on the boards is just the huge fonts here and there. Awful.

But if they are going to change color I think something brighter would be nice.


I also think that a change of website should have a change of moderators.

So do I. I have not been pleased with (at least some of) the ones we currently have.

Jojan
09-27-2010, 05:09 AM
http://typekit.com/

we use this library for fonts

You should be able to browse though what they got

maybe we can get a poll going?

When I access the site it tells me "You're using a browser that Typekit doesn't yet fully support.". I am using Firefox 3.6.

Blitz!
09-27-2010, 12:09 PM
EDIT: Here's what it looks like:

http://i51.tinypic.com/bdmzp0.jpg

My browser doesn't do that.


I'm sorry, I didn't mean for my post to come off as sarcastic.

No worries :)

Free?
09-27-2010, 12:16 PM
I did not like the gray color there, Free?. Sample 1 was OK, but Sample 2 was just awful. Horrible. Ought to be darker, not black.
Well, it's the darkest shade of grey from what photoshop offers as the "web colors", darker than that is only black. I wasn't sure about picking a "non-web" color, which didn't seem like a safe option. Or is it?

Tijs
09-27-2010, 12:39 PM
It's completely safe to use any color, also non web-colors.

edit: Unless of course you're still using a 256-color monitor.

Tijs
09-27-2010, 12:45 PM
I'm okay with the new layout and it's functions, it's what websites look like nowadays so I didn't expect anything else. But as I said before, I'm not a fan at all of having Twitter, Facebook and all that integrated in the website.

And the way the forums look now... I'm just gonna write my own CSS and have it replace this one.

ConspiracyofMegs
09-28-2010, 12:34 AM
The new website is quite a bit more advanced than the previous one.

I personally would like to see a mobile version of the site/forums. ;)

nancyoff
09-28-2010, 01:30 PM
it looks great
but I was trying to see
my albums
and couldn´t open ´em
they´re like... behind the window
I guess u should correct these mistakes
:o

CuervoGold
11-19-2010, 11:22 AM
Layout is still jacked up in Win7 IE8. :mad:

Oxygene
11-22-2010, 12:10 AM
Layout is still jacked up in Win7 IE8. :mad:

What does your computer display on startup?