Welcome to the beta of Wincustomize 2K5

Friday, October 15, 2004 by T-Man | Discussion: WinCustomize News

Welcome to the new WinCustomize website!

Please take a look around and lets us know what you think of some of the new design and layout. But also keep in mind that we are in an early beta of the site. Many areas are still unfinished and have a few quirks about them. But feel free to post any problems you see just in case it's something that we have not seen yet.

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Reply #41 Sunday, October 24, 2004 2:50 PM
EXELLENT! Keep up the good work!
Reply #42 Monday, October 25, 2004 5:37 AM
Personally...I like the current site better. Yeah I know shoot me, but this one is cool too. And I'm sure that after awhile of using this one I'll like it just as much as the current one.

One problem I just had was one I've been having often in discussion with SDC as well. I clicked on the "store" tab and I got a page saying that my login failed even though I'm logged in. After hitting my back button and clicking on "store" again it was ok.

Question...Will we be able to decide how many images we see under each category or are we now limited to 5 images per page? I've never had a problem with pages loading and one thing I like about the current site is being able to view more than 5 wallpapers or Windowblinds at a time.
Reply #43 Monday, October 25, 2004 7:50 AM

We do not have any plans at this moment to allow the users to choose a different theme for the site.  In an effort to be able to cache more pages we felt that having user defined site skins would make this process very difficult.  So in an effort to get the best performance we felt that getting rid of the site theme manager was the best way to go.  I know many of you are going to grumble about this but try not to.  We will in the future make new skins that we will be able to change.  Possible like a holiday theme or such.  But at this time we do not have any additional skins for the site.

As far as viewing 5 skins per page....Yes, in the near future you will be able to customize that and select a preset value.  Something along the lines of 5,10,25 or 50 skins per page.  But in order to get a feel for how the new site is going to perform we wanted to hard code it at 5 skins per page for its initial phase.

Reply #44 Tuesday, October 26, 2004 12:10 AM
wow, this is looking really good so far guys!
Reply #45 Tuesday, October 26, 2004 10:32 PM
When all the quirks have been worked out and all the features have been added, is the other site going away?

The more I use this site the more I like it.
Reply #46 Tuesday, October 26, 2004 10:34 PM
Hum, guess I could have used the edit button.

Oh well, sure would be nice to have a back arrow to make things easier.
Reply #47 Wednesday, October 27, 2004 7:19 AM
Please allow us to "Feature" other people's skins on our site. We currently cant do that
Reply #48 Wednesday, October 27, 2004 12:17 PM

Please allow us to "Feature" other people's skins on our site.

It's on our list. Soon.

Oh well, sure would be nice to have a back arrow to make things easier.

Where?  I'm not sure what you are referring to?  And what will it go back to?

Reply #49 Wednesday, October 27, 2004 8:34 PM
Hey really nice layout and design specially the cut-out effect and the fact that each page have different colour and feeling......just a suggestion....may be its time to make new emotions...I am sure there are lot of good designers on WC

and ya one question....whats "Top Advocates" about and what exactly is referals???....anyone wanna help??/...

and ya....just found out something but I am not sure thats the ting or not......when you go to wallpapers section...the "Top Authors" and "Top Wallpapers" section is updated instantly as the download # inscreases instead of updating at the end of the day......is it true??
Reply #50 Thursday, October 28, 2004 7:54 AM
Also, can you make it possible to de-couple the articles from here and Joe User?

I'm not really sure that I want the skinning community on the whole to real my personal blog (nor would most of them care to). IN general my normal blog posts pollute the look of my site because it's not focused on skinning/customization.
Reply #51 Thursday, October 28, 2004 9:45 AM
Looks good and is very fast. Can't hardly wait till it's out of beta!

I'm waiting.....


I'm still waiting

Reply #52 Saturday, October 30, 2004 2:26 AM
Wowzer, nice work!
Reply #53 Saturday, October 30, 2004 10:04 PM
I have been checking out the new site.
Great Job!!!!!!!!!
Reply #54 Sunday, October 31, 2004 6:18 AM
Looks good at this side, better, looks incredible! I'm not sure if it's faster though and need sa little getting used to it.
Reply #55 Sunday, October 31, 2004 6:50 AM
Some comments on my reaction to the new site:
Win.Customize banner is even taller than the other site. A waste of space. Tabs did shorten the area a bit but still wider overall.
When I open the first page I have to page down or scroll to get to anything I want to view. The top part is filled with featured skin, featured suite(purchase item),top skins,and ads(Stardock). Even the library isn't visible. As you can tell I'm only using 1024 but still.
I will probably make "newest" my opening page but then I miss the news,etc. Liked it better when the newest page had thumbnails.
First thing I have to do on every page is scroll down. I'm a subscriber and purchaser of many programs, etc. so find it very irritating. I've already clicked 'buy'. Preferred the other site where they are are on the side.
And a bit 'too white, too bright' on the front page only. The other pages have more white so it might be just the contrast.
It's slower on front page loading. (Firefox or Mozilla,XP,cable)
Don't like the last download 'feature'. Don't like the posting of 'names'
I do like the tabs.
Reply #56 Sunday, October 31, 2004 10:20 PM
T-Man, you might want to hard code it so that when one access their own site the counter for site hits doesn't keep adding. Just a thought.
Reply #57 Sunday, October 31, 2004 11:59 PM
Too bright for my eyes.
Chef Garry
Reply #58 Monday, November 1, 2004 11:39 AM
The summary on the New tabs is an improvement over last week. Excellent.
Reply #59 Monday, November 1, 2004 5:27 PM
WOM....T-man must have something in place because Site Views (which for example I hit the refresh button adds a view) is different from site hits on the stats page (refresh button doesn't change that)

I would like it if the threads had a return to button at the bottom and when you opened up a thread that you had previously read, it would go to where you left off.....basically just like the old site
Reply #60 Monday, November 1, 2004 10:53 PM
Just wondering.....will there be an option to change the theme of the site....just like what we have right now??

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