Man...You really screwed the pooch here. You have turned a superb website into drivel. The beauty of your website was its superb graphics closely linked to excellent commentary. So what did you do?..You reduced the size of the graphics and banished the text to the margins. You have reduced Flame Warriors to javajunk and cutesy putesy formatting. A real tragedy. first rule is NEVER allow a programmer to make aesthetic decisions.
I hate to say it, but I tend to agree. Yeah, the old site needed a rennovation, but now the site seems format (rather than content) centered. Fancy formatting usually just gets in the way. I like the little monologue on the home page and the donation thing is well done, but in terms of actually looking at the flame warriors themselves, I think the new site is much more awkward. A drop down list of so many flame warriors is difficult to navigate through, for one thing. The text is also too dissociated from the warrior images (I think keeping the text BELOW the images makes it easier and more natural to read). It looks like many of the images have been cropped to fit the right size, and I thought they all looked better in their full, full size form. Also, the thumbnails for 'latest flame warrior additions' at the top are far too small, they just look like random blobs of color on my screen.
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Gonna have to disagree with the majority here, it seems, but I really like the new format. The old one was fine and all, but the new one just has a polished look to it that in my opinion really doesn't take away from the content at all. I could do without the drop-down, in favor of a list page that just had the name of each Warrior as a link to that Warrior's page, but as for the Warrior pages themselves, I'd say the new format is a dramatic improvement over the old. _________________ The power of The Nation compels you. Join our forums today.
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