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    intelman

    Silverlight is a pain in the butt because of this "detecting thing" It is almost impossible to use alternative browsers because of this. LAME.

     

    The color scheme should be black and white. The colors just do not look right. Lets keep it simple and clean. Other than those issues, it seems pretty good.

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    spivonious

    jamie said:
    Charles said:
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    thanks guys ... i was 39 when i joined this site Smiley

     

     

     

    edit:  time flys when youre having fun

    flies even Wink Happy Birthday!

     

    I haven't checked out the new site for long, but I did notice that once a video is playing that I get no controls popping up on a mouseover.

     

     

    Nevermind, I get controls here on my XP machine.

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    Dr Herbie

    I think I'm going to miss the 'Forums' menu as it's now a button. I often jump from Coffeehouse to Techoff using the menu, but now I'll have to navigate back to the 'Forums' page and click a second time.

     

    Herbie

     

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    MasterPi

    I'm not a fan of the blue. I'm too used to C9 having a lot of warm reds and yellows - it reminds me of legos somehow, which seems more appropriate for a developer oriented site.

     

    I also don't like how the forums menu is a button...it seems a lot of 1-click interactions have become 2+ clicks in the preview.

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    Larsenal

    I think the red stars need to be toned down quite a bit.  I don't think they need as much visual weight.  Instead, I'd want the content titles to really be clear.

     

    The advertisement block needs to be toned down a lot.

     

    The Channel9 guy isn't pixel perfect around the edges.

     

    I can appreciate the move toward simplicity, but something still feels a little off design-wise.  For example, the width of the Twitter and "What is C9?" columns feel off.

     

    On the home page I see 3 completely different styles of horizontal rule: light grey solid, thick grey (in "Community Activity") and dotted black under the bottom headings.  This makes things feel disjointed.

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    kettch

    It feels like ther is too much white. I like the current color scheme because it has richer, more comfortable feel. The new theme is stark and all of the white is jarring. Also, I don't think that there is enough to visually seperate the different elements on the page, especially in a thread.

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    Charles

    kettch said:

    It feels like ther is too much white. I like the current color scheme because it has richer, more comfortable feel. The new theme is stark and all of the white is jarring. Also, I don't think that there is enough to visually seperate the different elements on the page, especially in a thread.

    All great feedback, Niners!! Please create bugs/feature requests here: https://connect.microsoft.com/site1133 

    That way, you can participate in a voting process that WILL decide which features get added, etc. You have the power. Use it! Smiley

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    kettch

    Charles said:
    kettch said:
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    All great feedback, Niners!! Please create bugs/feature requests here: https://connect.microsoft.com/site1133 

    That way, you can participate in a voting process that WILL decide which features get added, etc. You have the power. Use it! Smiley

    C

    I get a "page not found" from that URL.

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    GoddersUK

    kettch said:

    It feels like ther is too much white. I like the current color scheme because it has richer, more comfortable feel. The new theme is stark and all of the white is jarring. Also, I don't think that there is enough to visually seperate the different elements on the page, especially in a thread.

    +1, the current c9 is very nice for looking at for extended periods of time, the black on faint grey gives a good contrast, while not being as bright as white would be.

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    CKurt

    GoddersUK said:
    kettch said:
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    +1, the current c9 is very nice for looking at for extended periods of time, the black on faint grey gives a good contrast, while not being as bright as white would be.

    http://preview.channel9.msdn.com not working for anybody else? currently redirecting to old site?

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    MasterPi

    CKurt said:
    GoddersUK said:
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    http://preview.channel9.msdn.com not working for anybody else? currently redirecting to old site?

    It's redirecting. They're probably pushing out an update.

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    androidi

    The Preview (/ the op) needs a disclaimer "Just a preview of functionality, not the final theme/look" if it's not the final look. The first impression: "Looks too generic, needs a graphics designer to work the theme and details in layout. Lack personality that has been a strength". I've already mentioned in another thread that I would avoid solid teal anywhere unless it's going to be some big theme built around that color and c9 has not been about teal so far tbh I'd not go there...

     

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