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#1 The Admiral

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:44 AM

Will be taking the main site offline for a little while - need to do some maintenance on it. Shouldn't be down for too long.

#2 Dustin

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:22 PM

Looks fine, like it a lot!

#3 The Admiral

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:27 PM

I guess I was lying a little when I said it was just 'maintenance'. More like the launch of a redesign for the mainsite.

Things are a little rough at the moment. But would appreciate everyones feedback, and any issues you might find with it. We're probably aware of most issues, and it's just the case of getting through the list - but please do still report them.

#4 Dustin

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:59 PM

Yes, 'maintenance' is nicely understated... ;)

OK, here goes:

The 'like' button continuously requires me to log-in with FB although I'm already logged in. Could be a Firefox-thingy though, not sure about that.

EDIT: Now it works.

Redirection from main site articles to discussion threads and from 'intercepted headlines' to source articles seems to work likewise fine.

The 'latest discussion posts' overview does for some reason not include 'CBn Related' i.e. this thread. I've noticed this before, seems to be an issue of the settings.

Otherwise it looks splendid, like it fine!

#5 deth

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:47 PM

Where's the link for the forums on the main page? Needs links!

#6 Simon

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:30 PM

Would it be about time to replace Bond 23 and Project X with - anything else?

#7 Dustin

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:23 PM

Would it be about time to replace Bond 23 and Project X with - anything else?


Where do you mean, on the main site? I think they are mentioned as 'related articles' - i.e. from a time when these had no definite title as yet. I suppose new content will freshen that up soon-ish.

#8 Double-0-Seven

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:08 PM

Where's the link for the forums on the main page? Needs links!

Agreed. I couldn't find a link to the forum from the main page like we used to have. Might be useful to have one at the top somewhere. Otherwise, looks great so far!

#9 K1Bond007

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:17 AM

Would it be about time to replace Bond 23 and Project X with - anything else?


I don't see what you're talking about, but the stories on the front page are all pretty old so as soon as we start putting out some new stories (and we will) they'll fall off the page.

#10 Mr Teddy Bear

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:14 AM

Where's the link for the forums on the main page? Needs links!


This is what I came to add. Otherwise, looks pretty good - particularly with the new video blog at the top of the page! :tup:


edit: and please put this way down your to do list, but about half of the emote icons seem to be missing.

#11 Simon

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:19 PM


Would it be about time to replace Bond 23 and Project X with - anything else?


I don't see what you're talking about, but the stories on the front page are all pretty old so as soon as we start putting out some new stories (and we will) they'll fall off the page.

Sorry - hadn't Ctrl F5'ed.

Cheers.

#12 Dustin

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:16 PM

Email subscription to news updates works also fine; mail looks splendid.


EDIT re. the forum link: For the time being you can also use the 'latest discussion posts' to bring you to the forum.

#13 marktmurphy

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:04 PM

Looks great: lovely to see news stories making a return. As mentioned: forum link would be handy but I'm sure you're on that.

#14 JCRendle

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:01 PM

So happy the main page is back! As I said in a previous thread, if you need any help writing articles etc. I am available.

I think the articles pre Omega announces Skyfall Seamaster watch should just be link titles to the main article, especially with the previous article being "Merry Christmas".

We need a "Skyfall Facts Sheet" with cast, crew, officially released photos and video blogs so far.

Finally, main "gripe" - I think the new header is too plain. Please return to the old header

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#15 tdalton

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:13 PM

Looks nice. Very sleek.

Regarding the header, I quite like the new one on the main page. It's nice and simple (in a good way) and it goes very well with the rest of the layout.

#16 Dustin

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:13 PM

I agree that the header now looks a bit 'empty'. But I think it has a more serious air. In comparison the old header to me looks crammed, overstuffed now. Perhaps a middle ground could be found?

#17 The Admiral

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:17 PM

Thanks all for the feedback. The things that have been mentioned (mainly the forum link) are being worked on at the moment.

As for the header image, it's quite a change isn't it? Pretty much since it's launch, CBn has had fantastic header images for the homepage, and for the majority of news categories. However, with each redesign, it's hard to update all those headers so that they fit in with the new style.

The new logo sets to be really just the brand of the site, and not too distracting for the great, larger images we're using for the post content.

#18 JCRendle

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:33 PM

Something like the header, with CBn's Bond and union jack

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#19 K1Bond007

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:11 PM

Something like the header, with CBn's Bond and union jack


Nah, we're trying to keep the site kind of minimalistic. We're not against changing up the header down the road to add some flare, but for the time being, it suits the new redesign perfectly. CBn's Bond is also at the bottom so it's not like he's absent.

#20 JCRendle

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:38 PM

I don't know, the Bond at the bottom looks too stretched, like it was never meant to be that big. The whiteish boarder round him doesn't really work for me.

#21 sharpshooter

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:35 AM

Fantastic to see the main page back up and running. It looks very clean and professional.

I'm ready, willing and able to help out with articles. :)

#22 Harry Fawkes

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:50 AM

Really nice. I love it. Ten times better than it was!

Oh yeah, the forum link is important. Cheers.

#23 Vauxhall

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:00 AM

Very nice. Great to see CBn fully back in business.

#24 marktmurphy

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:32 PM

This feels weird: every time I come back to the site there's a new news story!

I agree that the header now looks a bit 'empty'. But I think it has a more serious air. In comparison the old header to me looks crammed, overstuffed now. Perhaps a middle ground could be found?


I never really liked the overdone headers. I always worried that anyone sitting behind me would think I was on a pørn site! :)

#25 Dustin

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:28 PM

Well, there is a lot going on in the world of Bond...

#26 Harry Fawkes

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:52 PM

Thanks for the forum link. Fabulous!!!!!

#27 Marketto007

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:51 AM

Loved the new CBn. Welcome back!!!

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#28 killkenny kid

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 01:26 AM

A exceptionally good home page.

#29 marktmurphy

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:56 AM

Maybe the 'intercepted' links could open in new pages?

#30 zencat

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:03 PM

Nice! Great to see CBn back on its feet.




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