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Old 08-16-2011, 10:23 AM   #31
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Comment on welcome page


Having been dragged kicking and screaming into the Borg-like celluloid collective, maybe I shouldn't even be commenting. But maybe the welcome page should have a short paragraph on the scope of AQ. For example, is AQ devoted just to cell phone OSs, or just Android, or will it absorb LQ? When I look at a new web site, the first thing I want to know is whether the page is what I am looking for.
 
Old 08-16-2011, 10:29 AM   #32
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But maybe the welcome page should have a short paragraph on the scope of AQ. For example, is AQ devoted just to cell phone OSs, or just Android, or will it absorb LQ? When I look at a new web site, the first thing I want to know is whether the page is what I am looking for.
I can't even imagine where the sentiment that "AQ would absorb LQ" would come from. AndroidQuestions.org is a site dedicated to Android just like LinuxQuestions.org is a site related to Linux and Open Source. Neither is "absorbing" anything and the announcement for AQ makes the intention of the site very clear I'd hope. The only thing they have in common is that they are both part of The Questions Network, which is run by me. As previously stated, there will likely be more sites coming on board at some point, but the topic(s) haven't been decided yet (and we'll certainly solicit member feedback before anything is rolled out).

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Old 08-16-2011, 11:36 AM   #33
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reading text

The default text is quite hard to read. The contrast between text and its background is not large enough, and the default text size is very small. I couldnt' read for very long with the current arrangement. Keep it easy on the eyes, forget the cool stuff.
 
Old 08-16-2011, 11:45 AM   #34
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The default text is quite hard to read. The contrast between text and its background is not large enough, and the default text size is very small. I couldnt' read for very long with the current arrangement. Keep it easy on the eyes, forget the cool stuff.
Once again, the color scheme of LQ will not be changing. As for the fonts: the default font at AQ is identical to LQ and is actually slightly larger.

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Old 08-16-2011, 12:07 PM   #35
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Hi Folks,
my first impression, having a look at AQ, was great look, nice colors. Then I read this Thread and I agree. If you're for a longer time at AQ it's hard to read the posts.

For LQ I'd recommend to keep it as it is.

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Old 08-16-2011, 12:17 PM   #36
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Wow. I thought the users at LQ were more critical thinkers than what all of these comments would suggest. At the end of the day, how much do the colors really matter? Form before function sounds so, well... Windows-ish. Jeremy, do you have anything new in terms of function, features & behavior in mind?
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:10 PM   #37
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how much do the colors really matter?
Colours do matter => If you want people to read what's printed.

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Old 08-16-2011, 01:12 PM   #38
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I and many others would like to see a sub-set forum created for addressing accessibility issues for users such as blind, low vision, deaf, cognitive, physical such as palsied, paralysed, limited movement etc.
 
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Colours do matter => If you want people to read what's printed.
Although in this case they don't matter, because I've explicitly stated multiple times that they will not be changing.

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Old 08-16-2011, 01:15 PM   #40
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I and many others would like to see a sub-set forum created for addressing accessibility issues for users such as blind, low vision, deaf, cognitive, physical such as palsied, paralysed, limited movement etc.
This is really unrelated to the topic of this thread. If it's something you're interested in discussing, I'd suggest creating a dedicated thread in the LQS&F forum.

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Old 08-16-2011, 01:18 PM   #41
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Jeremy, do you have anything new in terms of function, features & behavior in mind?
You'll notice that AQ already has some new functionality (including the much improved search; although we'll be updating that with an even better version over the next couple days). Once we've made the migration we'll look into adding additional functionality.

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Old 08-16-2011, 02:06 PM   #42
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I likw the layout of AQ though I am not interested this technology.

Keep it simple has always been my motto. Clean, uncluttered layout with the use of colour as navigation guides.

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Old 08-16-2011, 02:31 PM   #43
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android logo is green and green is good for android forum but Linux logo is black yellow and white if these colour come in Linux forum i think its better

beside of all these i like the android forum design it looks great
 
Old 08-16-2011, 02:52 PM   #44
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Really don't like the colour scheme on AQ. A lot of the text seems to lack contrast with its background, which is a bit of a problem for folk with ageing eyes or cheap lcd screens(or both). The LQ colour scheme is much easier on the eyes.
Same here, that combination of yellow with black,blue and red isn't easy on the eyes.

For the others matters it's fine I think.
The site could use anyways some improvements on the typography side.
Anyway, I think is fine.
 
Old 08-16-2011, 03:17 PM   #45
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http://www.phpbb.com is the best forum software.

I don't like the Android forum layout. LQ is better.

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