bradmovie wrote:It is much more difficult to tell how long ago topics were updated -- the timestamp is there, but no longer is there a countdown of how long it has been since last response.
dfwneedsqf wrote:I concur, just awful! Being user friendly on the desktop version which most of us use is just not here!Not a fan.
The colors are really too bright. The light on dark theme was easier to read as well as determine how things were grouped and organized. The giant photos at the top of the home page are a bit annoying, especially with them auto-playing. The search for photos being buried. Not a fan.
P.S. I'm a User Experience Designer.
StrandedAtMKG wrote:bradmovie wrote:It is much more difficult to tell how long ago topics were updated -- the timestamp is there, but no longer is there a countdown of how long it has been since last response.
...which is a useless feature. Your comment says it was posted today at 21:48. It's currently 19:34, so unless you somehow posted your comment two hours in the future it's of no use whatsoever.
b747400erf wrote:This new design is not friendly to desktop users. I liked barely having to scroll down when looking at the front page, pictures, and the forum list. Now everything is huge and the front page is, if I were to print it out, dozens of pages long.
mighluss wrote:mariner wrote:mighluss wrote:Click the skull... select "settings" ... upload a photo.
Photo has to be:
Minimum 100 x 100px.
Maximum 500 x 500px and 1M file size.
Then go right down & click "save"
mariner wrote:mighluss wrote:Click the skull... select "settings" ... upload a photo.
Thanks, but I tried that and I couldn't work how to change that awful skull - and I couldn't figure out a way to upload photo in place of the skull.
N766UA wrote:Yeah, I thought about it... I'll never like this design. I joined in 1999 and I think I'm calling it quits here. This forum is good for news, but in general it's a bit of an industry joke. Very few experts, weird fanboy culture, and lots of silly PC nonsense...that kind of thing. This new re-design takes the only thing this forum had going for it, simple, easily-readable elegance, and trashes it in favor of a generic, advertisement-strewn wasteland. One that is very hard to read.
It's been real.
cubastar wrote:Sorry, this just does not do it for me. Maybe I'm just too old. "Our" old site, while it had some drawbacks, probably could have been cleaned up with a little more discipline with both the users and the Monitors.
I truly do not care for the new setup. I truly do miss the old layout.
VapourTrails wrote:Hi, I don't know where my reply went.
Click on the three horizontal bars at the top right hand corner of the page. A menu will appear on the left hand side of the screen. Click Account and Settings. Only thing is the photo sizes are limited.
a320fan wrote:Lots of issues with this 'improvement'. My main ones being it is now a lot slower to read and post, So much empty space and so many pages to see the topics I could have seen at a glance. I don't have time to go pursuing through multiple pages to find a few interesting topics. This will undoubtedly lead to topics dying out a lot faster as most people wont bother loading a whole new page just to see a handful of more topics which is a disastrous outcome.
My other main issue is this is barely readable. The font is so small, and the colour choice was obviously made by someone who hates eyes. There is barely any contrast. I am young with good eyes, yet It still hurts to read.
The site now has 0 personality, and that's sad.
Additionally, my laptop is cheap and quite low powered, the changes have made this site incredibly laggy on it.
IADCA wrote:There are a lot of issues, some of which I could adjust to. The fact that I can now view users' real names without their consent is an extremely serious issue and a serious breach of trust of people who used to post sensitive information from inside airlines (FYI, I'm not one of them, but I now know the real names of several). Frankly, that's just awful and gives the whole project an F.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos