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With the new update I have rolled out a new skin that I have been sitting on for months :P

There may still be a few things I have to tweak but I think you will like it. In case you don't, however, you can choose the CartoTalk Classic skin at the bottom of the page. You can also choose CartoTalk New Sans if you prefer a sans serif font to the default serif one.

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nick, awesome new look. totally dig it. thanks!!!!!! rj

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Me likes it. What is the name of this skin - is it available elsewhere?

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Me likes it. What is the name of this skin - is it available elsewhere?


The skin is based on a WordPress theme called "Webby Blue" by Just Skins.

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Very nice. Feels clearer & easier to read.
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If anyone comes across something I missed that is un-usable please let me know.

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Looks good.

A couple of really minor things:
1. It used to be you could type in your login right on the main page. Now you have to click the link to get to the login page.
2. I almost missed the View New Posts link. I use that a lot. Well, now that I know where it is I can find it readily enough.

Otherwise, a big thanks to you, Nick, for providing this forum! :D
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very nice. great job! looks much clearer and easier to read now. :D

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I really like the "Aqua" globe and the gradient in the banner. Very elegant and easy to read.

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I really like the "Aqua" globe and the gradient in the banner. Very elegant and easy to read.


Yeah, Nick makes beautiful globes for sure.

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beautiful! i can now happily gaze at this forum for hours, which is trouble, since i already have a CartoTalk "problem"... this could very well lead me to a CartoTalk Anonymous meeting... :rolleyes:

thanks Nick!

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Thanks slash cool!

On my wishlist:
* sorting with oldest on the top...
* If you ever wish to create a new skin, please consider creating a variant of the sans skin with relative font-sizes (ems/percentages)
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I'm delighted to hear that there are others besides me who have this problem! :rolleyes:

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beautiful! i can now happily gaze at this forum for hours, which is trouble, since i already have a CartoTalk "problem"... this could very well lead me to a CartoTalk Anonymous meeting... :rolleyes:

thanks Nick!

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Great new look!

Thanks for including a sans serif option. I find the serif a little bit difficult to read. In fairness I am on a 14" monitor and I need new glasses. <insert squinty smiley>

I was taught that serif leads to slower reading and greater comprehension, and that sans facilitates skimming. So, I find the choice of serif a bit counter intuitive for a message board. In this train of though I would expect the title to be serif and the body sans, but it's just the opposite here.

Definitely not a complaint though, especially since there are options. I am very new to 'information design' so I am interested in the rational behind this design choice.

Also, sometimes I will click on a thread link and be prompted to open the .php in Dreamweaver. Of course I click 'cancel' and then click the link again and viola, sweet nuggets of carto-knowlege lay before me. Is this a bug or your end, or is it my system? Anyone else ever get this? <BTW, this was happening before the upgrade as well.>

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Also, sometimes I will click on a thread link and be prompted to open the .php in Dreamweaver. Of course I click 'cancel' and then click the link again and viola, sweet nuggets of carto-knowlege lay before me. Is this a bug or your end, or is it my system? Anyone else ever get this? <BTW, this was happening before the upgrade as well.>

Patrick


I've experienced the same thing, but haven't notice any obvious patterns.
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