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#1 Posted by fattony12000 (8371 posts) -


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#2 Edited by fattony12000 (8371 posts) -

http://seaserpent.giantbomb.com

And what things in particular are getting you as moist as an otter's pocket, or as craggy as a Tibetan sky funeral?

I am personally loving the new progress bars (uploading images, results for polls), AUTOMATIC DROP SHADOWS ON IMAGES, new hyperlink text colouration and that extra special John Vignocchi exploding bomb GIF that happens when you submit a post/do a thing. The new video and podcast pages now look so very fucking fly, and the new avatar portraits are dope too.

Threads to check

how-to-report-bugs | black-and-white-pix-of-dope-guys-and-hype-girls | show-us-the-art-that-you-own | which-theme-do-you-prefer | post-the-biggest-images-that-you-can | quote-until-it-breaks | anime-discussion-thread | pages-with-background-images | latest-ppv-and-weekly-show-discussion-thread | here-s-a-preview-of-season-3-y-all-with-the-wrong | embedding-soundcloud-into-posts | an-important-message-regaring-youtube-spam | hot-hentai-inside | pics-of-cute-girls

Profane profiles
Profane profiles
Hype homes
Hype homes
Fantastic forums
Fantastic forums
The Old vs The New
The Old vs The New
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#3 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

Can I say no since I haven't seen it?

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#4 Posted by mnzy (3027 posts) -

Show it!

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#5 Posted by deactivated-59123fe38ab28 (1154 posts) -

I'm a bit undecided. It's really different.

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#6 Posted by Brendan (9128 posts) -

Wait, as a member how do I get to see it? I want to see it :(

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#7 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3227 posts) -

@Fattony12000: Just from those images, it seems like there's a lot of wasted space.

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#8 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

Yup. 
Big fan of the stickied videos

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#9 Posted by Lelcar (1171 posts) -

@Brendan said:

Wait, as a member how do I get to see it? I want to see it :(

Yes, I concur. How do I see it?

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#10 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -
@Lelcar said:

@Brendan said:

Wait, as a member how do I get to see it? I want to see it :(

Yes, I concur. How do I see it?

Hop on over to this
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#11 Posted by iGooner7 (152 posts) -

I didnt even see it! Still on the old style.

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#12 Posted by Brendan (9128 posts) -

@ZeForgotten said:

@Lelcar said:

@Brendan said:

Wait, as a member how do I get to see it? I want to see it :(

Yes, I concur. How do I see it?

Hop on over to this

Thanks! I tried to get to it through Dave's thread but I kept getting a 500 error.

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#13 Edited by Roger778 (960 posts) -

It looks cool. When will it happen?

I'm still on the old style, too.

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#14 Posted by deactivated-59123fe38ab28 (1154 posts) -

Seasnake appears to want to show me a mobile site, but it always crashes before it completely loads

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#15 Posted by Andorski (5482 posts) -

@Make_Me_Mad: Seems like the same amount of wasted space compared to the current design (assuming that the images posted by @Fattony12000 were taken from a 1920 horizontal pixel sized resolution).

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#16 Posted by SMTDante89 (2912 posts) -

Haven't had the chance to see it, keep getting 500 Errors (which I do like, it's pretty funny)

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#17 Edited by ProfessorEss (7961 posts) -

@Make_Me_Mad said:

@Fattony12000: Just from those images, it seems like there's a lot of wasted space.

I feel like you can't put a margin anywhere without someone calling it "wasted space". Guess you can't please everyone.

I personally much prefer a design where individual elements have some nice fat margins and room to breath over trying to fit as much as possible before the scroll cutoff. If I were designing it I would probably "waste" even more space.

In my opinion the design strikes a nice balance density-wise.

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#18 Posted by Winternet (8408 posts) -

Sure. But the coming back and forth between the two sites is already confusing my brain.

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#19 Edited by fattony12000 (8371 posts) -

@Make_Me_Mad: Well, I am in full screen mode at 1920x1080 for video recording purposes, so my shots are not exactly taken from the perspective of normal use.

That reminds me...

RESPONSIVE DESIGN! GOTTA GO TEST THAT SHIT OUT NOW!

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#20 Posted by mandude (2828 posts) -

I approve. Although everything seems too far to the left.

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#21 Posted by VikG (158 posts) -

I really like it so far! Going to test out the video player next & see if there are any changes to the html5 player, there is also an amazing page listed under podcasts!

@Brendan: http://seaserpent.giantbomb.com

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#22 Posted by VisariLoyalist (3135 posts) -

haven't seen it yet :/

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#23 Posted by supertuna (84 posts) -

Looks pretty good, especially the podcast page/player, AND they added NDX. CHOO CHOO!

@Brendan: try removing the "/login/ " from the URL. It worked for me

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#24 Posted by supermonkey122 (1216 posts) -

How do you see it?

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#25 Posted by 9999dmg (138 posts) -

It's a huge improvement. I really like the Polygon.com design, but it seems like they made too many compromises to be a "mobile-first" designed site, it feels like I'm just using a big mobile site in my desktop browser. The new GB seems like it got the responsiveness right, it looks like it was built specifically for the device you are viewing it on, not just for mobile. I'm also really happy that there aren't so many rounded corners.

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#26 Posted by laserbolts (5506 posts) -

@iGooner7 said:

I didnt even see it! Still on the old style.

Only for premium for some stupid reason. It looks ok to me.

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#27 Posted by Zacagawea (1679 posts) -
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Welcome, to the future.

giantbomb.com.

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#28 Posted by ThePickle (4474 posts) -
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SOLD.

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#29 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3227 posts) -

@ProfessorEss: I dunno, it looks like there's a good fourth of the page on each side just kinda empty. It looks weird, to me, and kinda ugly. To each their own.

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#30 Edited by Justin258 (14848 posts) -

I keep getting a 500 error. Probably took it down to work on it a bit or something, I dunno.

EDIT: Nevermind, I erased the "login" part of the URL and now I'm in! And first glance says... it looks pretty good but there's too much white.

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#31 Posted by Aaron_G (1681 posts) -

Yeah, its beautiful.

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#32 Posted by dungbootle (2502 posts) -

Looks killer!

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#33 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1728 posts) -

I love it, but there's a little too much black on the front door for my tastes.

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#34 Posted by Demoskinos (17366 posts) -

I'm already at home over there. Love the new design.

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#35 Posted by _Zombie_ (1483 posts) -

Haven't seen it yet. Can't get past the login page.

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#36 Posted by ajamafalous (13662 posts) -

WHY IS EVERYTHING SO FUCKING BIG. I HATED THAT ABOUT THE CURRENT GB HOMEPAGE WHEN IT CAME OUT AND I HATE IT EVEN MORE WITH THE NEW ONE.

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#37 Edited by ProfessorEss (7961 posts) -

@Make_Me_Mad said:

@ProfessorEss: I dunno, it looks like there's a good fourth of the page on each side just kinda empty. It looks weird, to me, and kinda ugly. To each their own.

Oh, I just assumed you weren't talking about the horizontal. It's like that so it will fit on as many screen resolutions as possible.

I'm sure the forums and wiki will still scale to fit the users resolution but when designing top tier pages you want to fix the width at a resolution that the majority of users can optimally view and for most designers the iPad's (1 and 2) 1024 is currently "the bar" most are building for.

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#38 Edited by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -
@believer258 said:

I keep getting a 500 error. Probably took it down to work on it a bit or something, I dunno.

EDIT: Nevermind, I erased the "login" part of the URL and now I'm in! And first glance says... it looks pretty good but there's too much white.

You should read the "Welcome to the Next New Giant Bomb Beta: Sea Serpent" article. 
 

Now, this website here. You probably browsed around a bit and hopefully you like what you see. Don't panic! You can change back to the dark version of the site up in the header.

Dave's got you covered!
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#39 Posted by StarFoxA (5261 posts) -

I gotta say, it's pretty bitchin.

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#40 Edited by winsord (1611 posts) -

Title font for items on the front page is bigger than I'd like it to be. I'd rather have more items on screen at one time than bigger headers. Not expecting that to be changed though, nor the actual font being used which I don't care for much either, so I'm already fiddling with a style sheet to see if I can get it looking the way I want it. Otherwise though, I like a lot of the design. The big thing for me is that it's still very functional, whereas with a lot of newer sites like Polygon, I tend to feel that they're going purely for style over function.

Edit: Fixed the font sizes. Knocked them down to 18px for headers and 19px for the promo-wheel titles, I'm liking the look a lot better.

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#41 Posted by Morbid_Coffee (974 posts) -

It's pretty great.

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#42 Posted by Venatio (4734 posts) -

It's subscriber exclusive? Oh fun

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#43 Posted by Justin258 (14848 posts) -

@ZeForgotten said:

@believer258 said:

I keep getting a 500 error. Probably took it down to work on it a bit or something, I dunno.

EDIT: Nevermind, I erased the "login" part of the URL and now I'm in! And first glance says... it looks pretty good but there's too much white.

You should read the "Welcome to the Next New Giant Bomb Beta: Sea Serpent" article.


Now, this website here. You probably browsed around a bit and hopefully you like what you see. Don't panic! You can change back to the dark version of the site up in the header.

Dave's got you covered!

Yeah, I figured that out. But now I don't see when I have a new message after someone has quoted me. I'm about to look through that link, though, so I'll see if that says anything about it.

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#44 Posted by devilzrule27 (1271 posts) -

Not crazy about it. All the images seem way to big and take up too much space but this seems to be the trend on all video games sites now so I guess whatever. I just watch videos for the most part anyway and I can still do that so, hooray?

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#45 Posted by SgtSphynx (2520 posts) -

I keep getting 500 errors when I try to access it, oh well

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#46 Posted by captain_clayman (3349 posts) -

Other than the top things on the site being ridiculously large, it's really slick. I like the sticky video thing A LOT.

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#47 Posted by Bribo (730 posts) -

What's this about a sea serpent? Is chat dragon leaving Giant Bomb?

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#48 Posted by smokeyd123 (361 posts) -

Didn't even know this was out. How do I access it?

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#49 Posted by Ares42 (3750 posts) -

From the pictures posted here I'd say it looks very similar... Not that that's a bad thing. Guess it's more of a behind-the-scenes rework ?

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#50 Posted by winsord (1611 posts) -