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Banner wise, PEACH or HEART?


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Posted: Jul 14, 2007 4:27 pm Reply with quote
羽ありたまご 羽ありたまご
Joined: 13 Apr 2005 Posts: 2094 Location: Canada

The PEACH/HEART forum style that celebrates the upcoming release of Ai-chin's 15th single has been completed. Not too many groundbreaking changes this time, I just modified the existing CHU-LIP theme to match the monochromatic feel of "PEACH/HEART" single's album art. Smile

Something new I tried this time is the continuous image between the header and secondary navigation bar to imitate the navigation bar used on the official site. Since the two are separate images, if your browser caches these two images, they might not match each other. In those cases, you might want to do a force refresh by pressing "Ctrl+F5" to purge the cache. fyi, the banner image switches every minute, try yourself! Boogie

Anyway, I hope you all can enjoy this theme as always and if you have any suggestion to improve this forum style, feel free to give your 2 cents and I'll definitely look into them. Wink

Beside the announcement of the new forum style, I would like to raise the awareness of this community regarding the gallery. I'm sure many members have benefited from the gallery, either when they are looking for cover arts, looking for images to work on their new icons, wallpapers etc. or they just want to admire the sheer beauty and cuteness of our dearest Ai-chin. In order for the gallery to grow, your contribution is definitely required. Nod

Whenever you saw an image that hasn't appear in the gallery yet, wait no further, go there and upload it right away! Think of the gallery as an online warehouse that stores any pictures that are related to Ai-chin. Provide the source in the description whenever possible, as it provides the ease and possibility of revisiting the source for more images in the future. If there are no category that fit the image you are about to upload, just dump them into the miscellaneous album, our awesome mods or I can sort them out when we have the time to do so.

Many images on the web are only available for months, if not weeks or days. If you don't keep them in a safe place, such as the gallery, they are bound to disappear sometime in the future. Throwing all these images to the gallery save you the trouble for looking for images all over the web, vaguely remembering seeing them somewhere before. Confused

If somewhere in your harddisk lies an image related to Ai-chin that cannot be found in Channel-Ai gallery yet, upload it now! I would like to see some new contributors in our gallery, and if you have never ever upload anything to the gallery, I hope you can break out of this situation by uploading something that hasn't appear on our gallery yet. Look around the forums, there are so many images that appeared in threads but never make it to the gallery, if you wish to do something for the community, you can, but are you willing to? Sneeze

* Most images in our gallery, especially magazine scans, follow the same naming convention. If possible, you may want to rename your files using the same naming convention before uploading, but it is not mandatory to do so to ease the hassle of uploading and to encourage contribution.

I have a plan to reopen the download forum to all registered users seeing we no longer suffer from leecher effect, at least nowhere near dangerous, what are your opinion on this issue?

If you are a Firefox user, you can now add "Channel-Ai" forum search to your Firefox search box. Just visit any page on the forum, then click on the search box and click add "Channel-Ai".

And one last thing, if you would like to work on your own "PEACH/HEART" graphics, here are some resources that you could use:

Last edited by eyn on Oct 31, 2007 10:30 pm; edited 2 times in total
Posted: Jul 14, 2007 4:54 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 10 Oct 2006 Posts: 3587 Location: Sweden
wow, i like this theme. Smile i could just sit and stare at the banner and not be bored. Tongue hard choice there, but i had to go with the HEART banner.

one thing i would like to bring up is links to other sites. whenever i click a link that leads to a place outside of channel-ai i want it to appear in another tab. if i find myself wandering about on the site i've gone to i don't want to go back a lot of steps or open up a new tab to get back to channel-ai. also when several links to images on other sites (photobucket etc.) are posted it's easier to click all of them and let them load and then check the tabs instead of having to wait for them one and one and go back and load the forum page again several times. of course i could go through the trouble of right clicking and choose "open in a new tab" every time, but i thought if anyone else thinks it's more convenient this way i could bring it up.
basicly i don't want to see my channel-ai tab disappear all of a sudden. Smile

and i just noticed the firefox search thing. lol, i didn't even know you could change that from google... Tongue cool.
Posted: Jul 14, 2007 6:29 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 04 Feb 2007 Posts: 385 Location: Quezon City, Philippines
OH MY GOD!!! its really great i love it!!!! Love Boogie
time for a change again Laughing
Posted: Jul 14, 2007 6:48 pm Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 26 Jun 2007 Posts: 140 Location: Meyzieu, Lyon, France
The new version is so beautiful !!

I prefer the PEACH version, I don't know why, and what bothers me in the HEART version, anyway I think the PEACH version is better than the HEART version xD

It's such a great work !

Thans Eyn ^^

(and thanks for the pix ^^)
Posted: Jul 14, 2007 7:01 pm Reply with quote
桃ノ花ビラ 桃ノ花ビラ
Joined: 06 May 2007 Posts: 16
I must agree, I really like this forum style! スタイルが大好きです! Thanks, Eyn!
Now to wait for the actual single cd to come out, so I can get my hands on it..!
Posted: Jul 14, 2007 7:37 pm Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 14 Apr 2005 Posts: 2039 Location: Europe
It's definitely gorgeous. The white and grey shades are very attractive and stylish. I really like that Smile Good job eyn. Right now it's my favourite layout Love
Posted: Jul 14, 2007 10:03 pm Reply with quote
ポケット ポケット
Joined: 24 Jun 2007 Posts: 2496 Location: USA
This is the coolest layout yet, eyn! Thanks for taking the time to do this, by the way. I really like both banners, but for some reason I prefer the HEART over the PEACH one. I think it might be nice to open the downloads to all registered members, but it really doesn't matter either way.
Posted: Jul 14, 2007 11:32 pm Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 01 Feb 2007 Posts: 230 Location: In my chair
Gotta love this new layout. Love I like the whole greyish feel to the layout, and coincidentally, I revamped my whole window's visual style to a monochromatic grey just yesterday, which really matches the new layout of the forum Smile And also the pink/red gradient on the navigation bar, which represented the PEACH/HEART idea, I think its great. The new buttons (reply, +topic, etc) are really nice too.

About opening the downloads section, the leecher effect might still come back gradually over time i think. But for now I think its still ok to do so.
Posted: Jul 14, 2007 11:49 pm Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 26 Dec 2005 Posts: 259 Location: California,USA
the new style is extraordinarily lovely. thank you so much eyn!!!! Love
Posted: Jul 15, 2007 12:45 am Reply with quote
甘えんぼ 甘えんぼ
Joined: 11 Jan 2007 Posts: 55
This one is very nice Nod the simplicity really works. I liked the PEACH banner better - although marginally though, because they're not that much different. I've been using Renai Shashin for awhile and I think I'm finally going to change! Smile
Posted: Jul 15, 2007 1:26 am Reply with quote
ポケット ポケット
Joined: 09 Oct 2006 Posts: 2497 Location: USA
Nice work, eyn! I really like this new style. It's very easy on the eyes, and like mangomalte, I didn't know you could change that search bar from google. Giggle
And I like how you're using this new template thing. Like, the larger text size and the buttons. They're really nice, and I love them. Nod
I haven't seen the PEACH banner yet, but I'll vote after I refresh and see it. Nod
Overall, I think this is my favorite style so far. I like Planetarium still, only the text on that is too small, and it's annoying to have to go into "view" and "text size" and "increase" and stuff.
But anyways.
Great job. I love it. Love
As for the download section thing...maybe I'm just mean, but I wouldn't open it to regular members. I mean, that's why there's not much of a leecher problem right now. So if you open it back up to everyone, the problem will probably come back. But maybe I just think the worst of people, and feel like they're all out to get me. Laughing

EDIT: I've seen both the headers now, and I had to vote for the HEART header. Nod But they're both nice. Smile

Last edited by KerushiiAi on Jul 16, 2007 10:21 pm; edited 1 time in total
Posted: Jul 15, 2007 4:37 am Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 23 Apr 2007 Posts: 97 Location: The Netherlands
Woow! It's so beautiful Love The colors are very pretty together!!
This is my favourite layout for sure Boogie
Posted: Jul 15, 2007 7:14 am Reply with quote
ネコに風船 ネコに風船
Joined: 06 Nov 2005 Posts: 504 Location: Singapore
i definitely love the PEACH/HEART style.
i like both banners. the banners are beautiful Love
thanx eyn for this new forum style and the hard work.
Posted: Jul 15, 2007 7:32 am Reply with quote
上塩タン焼680円 上塩タン焼680円
Joined: 19 Mar 2007 Posts: 375 Location: Prague, Czech Republic
I was really looking forward to this layout and it looks like itīs really good. First word that comes to my mind is "simplicity", which perfectly describes both the banner and the page controlling. Itīs definitely nothing bad, as we say: "Power lays in simplicity." Thank you, Eyn, you make the site fresh with each new layout.
Posted: Jul 15, 2007 7:57 am Reply with quote
Joined: 10 Oct 2005 Posts: 1975 Location: Melbourne, Australia
Great job eyn. As many have said, it is simplistic and very nice. I may just use it! I like the PEACH banner a lot more, I'm not too fond of the HEART pic. Tongue
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