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    Why is this site so ugly?

    Please, let us switch themes like most VBulletin forums do. The default theme for this is is UNUSABLY ugly. It literally looks like shit. Who designed this crap?


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    Aw shucks, we just decorated it for you. Goes off to sack team of highly paid designers.

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    I kinda like it, its simple and functional.

    BTW, Black Spot, what did you change?

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    You could always post some art and point out exactly why the contrast upsets you. Go on. Don't be shy...

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    You know, I was just thinking about how I wanted the site to be hot pink with neon green trim. It's really too usable as is.

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    Last edited by Elwell; January 23rd, 2012 at 07:52 PM.

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    The colour scheme of the CA forums is actually my favorite that I've seen on any forum. Fancy that.
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    Two posts and each so insightful. Did CA turn this guy down for a designer position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakedagreat View Post
    Why is this site so ugly?
    To troll you.
    It totally worked, too.
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    Why is this site so ugly?

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    There's definitely better site designs out there. And forum ones. I find the Penny Arcade forum a lot more user friendly, and easier on the eyes. One or two of my friends that I've introduced to this site are frequent forum users and even then had difficulty finding a few things.


    THAT BEING SAID.... I'm not trying to troll. Just giving the OP the benefit of the doubt. I've gotten used to CA.org over time and know where everything is, and have really grown to like the colour scheme and how it houses posted artwork. But there are also reasons why people are waiting for the new CA.org forum version.
    Last edited by BlightedArt; January 23rd, 2012 at 08:42 PM.

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    I just want the bulk uploader and I'd be happy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crane View Post
    I just want the bulk uploader and I'd be happy!
    YES~!!!!!!!!! I have no problem with the looks I just want a bulk uploader purty please
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    I actually like the olive drab look.

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    'Cause your mom gave birth to it.
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    If your shit looks like this, you really need to see a doctor!
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    Why is this site so ugly?
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    You have to wonder what kind of lives these trolls have to spend the time to make an account then make a stupid post just to be banned, then they're probably tracking their posts getting little stupid giggles from absolutely nothing.

    It makes comic book guy look like a prom king.

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    I said it then and I will say it now

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    I like the color of the website....It doesn't take away from the art. Its nice and simple and fairly easy on the eyes, and it makes CA.org look more unique
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    Well, I heard there was a bidding process between this designer and a thirteen year old who just learned how to use Frontpage (Does that date me? I guess it does). And after it turned out that the thirteen year old wanted something to the tune of fifty million dollars, Manley locked the other guy in the ConceptArt dungeons and made him churn this out.
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    1. A nice neural color makes the art a bit more vivid.
    2. I like the small shifts in hue and saturation
    3. Its functional and simple
    4. ...blah blah blah more that fall under functional ... easy to read type...etc
    5. Your the last person to judge who ever designed this.
    6.. But I must confess What we really need is a rainbow background with glowy <-? neon type and flashy decadent tassels, and lace...and breakfast cereals,,, lots of advertisements on the sides, cowbells, video adds that you can't x out of.. We need to get a 13 year old girl who knows Myspace to design the site.
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    Yeah, I guess so. Lucky us.
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    Something not working Elwell
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    Are some people actually taking a post seriously from someone named jake'da'great who's only made 2 posts both about the same thing?

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    Yo man!

    Yo site so ugly that viagra spammers wont advertise on it cuz´it ruins their image

    Yo site so ugly that search engines pay you for not showing up on the list

    And yo site so ugly that that one day the mods changed the url to redirect to goatse and no one noticed

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    oh, oh, can I play?

    yer site is so ugly, animated gifs give it class!

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    It is ugly for a purpose, so when semiconscious lil pricks like you post their pictures they don't get overshadowed by the nice looks of the forum.
    And even then, you will say that the BG color is enhancing the look.
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    I've been tempted to use this color background when doing studies in my sketchbook actually. It seems a bit similar to what you see in toned sketchbooks. Which I've always wanted to try but never have yet.


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