1. We have moved to a new website: https://mariokartboards.com/ This website will be in a read-only state until October 31, 2018. After this date, mkboards will be deleted and it will become a simply redirect to https://mariokartboards.com/

Site Layout, Design, & Navigation Updates (in progress)

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Savannah, May 2, 2017.

  1. Savannah

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    Today, and probably for the rest of the week, you'll see the site's subforum structure and visual design change. There's a lot to do that can't be done within one day of work, so this thread will serve as an update thread (and a sorts of announcement thread) on visual design and subforum changes. I'm working on the subforum structure, and @BetoMan and @Nozzles are working on the design. We'll post any updates we have on this thread, and a complete changelog will be provided below. If you have any feedback or questions, feel free to discuss or post them on this thread.

    Design Changelog:
    29/04/17: Top and bottom padding (space) between the site's logo at the top has been increased
    29/04/17: Forum body width increased
    02/05/17: Forum body width decreased
    09/05/17: Subforum and sidebar collapse buttons implemented

    Planned: Changes to top navigation bar's font size, other forum font changes, subforum height decreased, forum body width possibly decreased slightly, style/theme changes to accommodate aforementioned changes, more..

    Subforum Structure Changelog:

    02/05/17: The subforums "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe", "Mario Kart 8", "Mario Kart 7", and "Mario Kart Wii" became categories.
    02/05/17: Leagues moved underneath their respective game category.
    02/05/17: Media Center & Mario Kart Legacy have been plopped underneath Racers' Lounge, although that is scheduled to change.
    03/05/17: Respective tournament and time trials sections move underneath their respective sections
    03/05/17: Looking to Play section renamed to Find a Game & moved underneath respective sections
    03/05/17: Game Discussion subforums created; contains General Discussion, Competitive Discussion, Time Trials, Modding (MK7 & MKWii), Articles (MKWii, MK8, MK8D), Improvement (soon to be publicized)
    09/05/17: Rules now include the Terms of Service and are now located in the Terms & Rules section of the site
    11/05/17: All staff group applications now located underneath one subforum called Staff Applications
    11/05/17: MK8 Modding section created
    11/05/17: Staff-Hosted Tournaments and The Lab categories deleted
    14/07/17: Moved Mario Kart Legacy into its own category
    14/07/17: Split the Media Center into 4 subforums: MKWii Official Media, MK7 Official Media, MK8 Official Media, and MK8DX Official Media.

    Planned: side-by-side subforums, MK8D small match records subforum, MK8D improvement subforum, more..

    Miscellaneous Changelog:
    09/05/17: Changes to the welcome message for new users made
    14/07/17: 7L Scores tab added
    14/07/17: Intros tab removed

    Planned: streaming tab, changes to the "news" tab, site calendar put to use, logo change (potentially), more.. go to the Suggestions thread to suggest more changes!
     
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  2. Savannah

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    Subforum Structure Change:
    - The subforums "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe", "Mario Kart 8", "Mario Kart 7", and "Mario Kart Wii" became categories.
    - Leagues moved underneath their respective game category
    - Media Center & Mario Kart Legacy have been plopped underneath Racers' Lounge, although that is scheduled to change.
     
  3. Harm

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    Everyone I've seen talk about the new forum width doesn't like it, change it back plz :(

    I was told it was a bug anyway but I guess not
     
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    can the width be optional pls
     
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    The forum's width will be decreased
     
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    Tournaments and The Lab above Racers' Lounge please (with tournaments being first, lab second).

    Also do themes with wide width and themes with normal width.

    I'd like to have wide width as an option, for my large monitor.
     
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  7. Savannah

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    Forgot to mention the deal with the tournaments & the lab, they'll be divided underneath their respective sections as well.

    The themes with wide width and some with normal width might be something we can look into.
     
  8. Savannah

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    Subforum Change:
    - Respective tournament and time trials sections move underneath their respective sections
    - Looking to Play section renamed to Find a Game & moved underneath respective sections
    - Game Discussion subforums created; contains General Discussion, Competitive Discussion, Time Trials, Modding (MK7 & MKWii), Articles (MKWii, MK8, MK8D), Improvement (soon to be publicized)

    Added side-by-side subforums to the "planned" list.
     
  9. Zachruff

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    I really like this new organisation. I like how the time trials finally are in their respective games section, rather than the lab
     
  10. Zachruff

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    Also, is there any reason why theres no MK8 Modding Section? the mk8 modding scene is finally starting to work with importing models and all that
     
  11. Harm

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    Is there really still going to be no modding section for MK8 even with MK8DX being out now? :upside_down:

    On another note, is it possible to add the feature that makes certain subforum sections collapsible on the main page? Like what Smashboards has: http://prntscr.com/f3qjqv
    It'd be nice considering how many subforums we have and would make navigation much cleaner for users if they don't care about a certain game or something.
     
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  12. Savannah

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    Subforum / category collapse button is planned.

    As for the MK8 modding section, we are going to revote on it. I'll let you guys know what the vote turns out to be.
     
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    This might be unrelated, but can there be a change to the logo of the website? It gives out a childish/immature vibe to the website and does not really reflect anything related to Mario Kart at all. I'm sure @Rush can do great justice to a revamped logo.
     
  14. Harm

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    so it's accurate then
     
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    thx
     
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    damn
     
  18. Harm

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    I do agree btw, the logo should be changed... should've been changed years ago even. It'd be really fucking weird to see though.
     
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    new logo yw
     
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    Not PNG or transparent just adds insult to inury.
     
  22. Harm

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    also I had to upload that gif twice because the first url I tried to embed had X 3 in it and that turned into some emoji

    X3
     
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    thx Zach
     
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