Nooo! Change! Whyyy? The humanity! (New mobile friendly forum theme)
We’ve run the forum for almost as long as this site has existed (7 years, give or take), without any massive change to the forum layout.
And today we’re changing this. With a completely new forum theme. Check it out!
I know that some people will not appreciate the change. Some of the things you were used to have changed positions. You don’t like the new font. Or the colors, etc…
But this had been a required change for a long time now:
Many of you had been asking for Tapatalk support on the forum, in order to be able to use the forum “properly” from a mobile device. And finally, I listened. Sort of.
I won’t go into the details of why I’d rather use a mobile-friendly template, rather than rely on a paid-app to give mobile access to our /talk users. I hope my choice makes sense, at least it does to me.
So, let’s focus on what cool stuff we’re getting with this new theme. There’s pile of new stuff, but I think the most two important changes are mobile access, and less “in your face” advertising for registered users.
You should now be able to read and post on the forum with your phone or tablet without having to painfully zoom-in. Yay responsiveness! As a nice bonus, I used the opportunity to move some ads below the top of the screen. Namely, the big ad that was at the top of the forum is now at the bottom, and should in general be less intrusive. Check the screenshots below:
I want to thank /talk user juistm for the cool new Logo that we’re using on the forum.
Feel free to report issues with the new layout in the comments below, on twitter, or in a PM on /talk. Enjoy!
As you can see, The_Zett already loves it:
— The Z (@The_Zett) February 20, 2015