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Battlefield 3 Talk

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by Lucas, Jun 29, 2011.

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  1. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    As Battlefield 3 is launching this coming October and I had these two domains sitting with me, I thought I'd give it good use and as anxious as I am waiting for this game, create a community to discuss all aspects, rumors, news and anything related to Battlefield 3 and the Battlefield series games.

    Currently I am running the forum with a premade skin and modified logo. The logo might look weird at first, but the idea is actually having thos images as if they were photos of war, for them to look as portraits, that's why I didn't do any gradient between them and 'merge' the image.

    I'd love to get any opinions and ideas on how it's looking and what might be a nice idea or change for my upcoming community.

    I'm having a lot of ideas in mind for it, I'm just slowly working on them right now. It's been a while since my last online project.

    http://bf3talk.com or http://battlefield3talk.com

    Be gentle please.
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The countdown timer in the sidebar is wrapping onto another line.

  3. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    Fixed, thanks!
  4. Sean James

    Sean James Well-Known Member

    Looks great, I cannot wait until this game is released!
  5. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    My son is looking forward to this game too.

    Whilst it is a nice style, I personally can't look at the style you are using, the text is wayyyy tooo light on that dark background, too much contrast, but then again, I doubt I am your target market ;)

    Best of luck with your forum. :)
  6. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I LIKE it! Especially the scrolling header. However, Kim is correct. The text - not the links, but the regular text - is too light. I found myself squinting to read it.
    You really need to brighten the text up. Also there's too much white. Both text and and links including the navbar links, as well as the page titles, are white.

    You have a green sign up now button. Why don't you incorporate that same green into either the text or links?

    Just a thought.
  7. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    How does the content text color feel now?
  8. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Still too light. Are you using a gray?
  9. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    Yup, just darker. Checking on different colors for the links to match the dark scene/game colors but ain't finding the right combination for it to look better.
  10. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Gray is going to be too dark, no matter what shade you use.
  11. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    I thought you guys were having a hard time with the light text against the dark background. Or am I misunderstanding something?
  12. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    I can't talk for Peggy, but for me the text was Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too light, it is blinding against the dark background, so yes a darker text colour would work for me.
  13. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Bah! Yes too light is what I meant. But darkening up the gray isn't going to help. Gray text against black very rarely works.

    Other than gray.

    Lucas, the text is already against a black background and gray has black in it, which is why it's not standing out. The darker gray you go, the more it's going to blend into the black background.
    A pale green, or cream (yellowish-white), would work. You just need to use something that does not have black as a base color.
  14. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    I would tend to disagree somewhat with what Peggy said, I think a darker gray text might work very well, it would for me for example, but then you do run the risk that some people will have problems with it due to a number of reasons.

    A different colour tone might be sensible if you don't mind introducing an actual colour rather than just grays.

    I have seen this style on a number of sites now, and it always amazes me that Ehren designed it with basically white text on black, which is very very hard to take visually... he is an excellent designer, but this one needs a re-think on the text colour imho.
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  15. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter Active Member

    I disagree also. Grey is about the best colour you can use for text with very dark themes like that. You just need to get the right shade of grey picked to perfection.

  16. glorify

    glorify Well-Known Member

    Solid bro.
  17. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    The brighter gray that I see there now, is so much easier for me to read.
    Good job.
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  18. Savvy

    Savvy Member

    I joined earlier today. :)
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  19. chrisj

    chrisj Active Member

    I would recommend blending the scrolling image together. I'm not really thrilled with the scrolling effect. I do like the glowing animation when hovering over the logo.

    Also, brining more color to the forum would be great, using this image as an inspiration.[​IMG]

    Using the dark blues/orange/gray.
  20. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    Definitely something to consider. I'll go ahead and play with some of that see what I can come up with.

    Thanks for all the constructive criticism and support everyone! :)
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