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Chump

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« on: 11-09-2002 11:31 »

Just telling everyone that FSAC has a new look to it, made by Paul. New version of menus, new format, completely revamped. They even changed the classic: What's Hot.   eek I understand this is all about an anniversery or something. So check it out. Now.

/end shameless plug
Impossible

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« Reply #1 on: 11-09-2002 12:37 »

I love it! I looked at it this morning! Well done  love  smile
JavieR

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« Reply #2 on: 11-09-2002 13:40 »

It looks great. Nice images and horizontal menu.
Great work.  tongue
Firecube
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« Reply #3 on: 11-09-2002 16:58 »

Looks good.
Kryten

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« Reply #4 on: 11-09-2002 21:49 »

Kickin'.
]PaulFSAC[

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« Reply #5 on: 11-10-2002 06:20 »

Looks like Kev beat me too it, then again I have been on a subtle PEEL hiatus, but I'm back if only temporarily.

Thanks goes to Kevin, Jamie, Andy, Kryten and the numerous others I bugged while the design was progressing through to what appeared yesterday, coincedentally on FSAC's 2nd Birthday.

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Thanks To Daniela for the new block.
FSAC is not just about my art, it's for the fans, any art or fictions will be gratefully received.  I'm not going to go on forever, so if I stop, then without support the site would stop, wish will be a great shame, since it seems to have some popularity

RETIRED AVATAR KING - hopefully custom rank will return one day
Tweek

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« Reply #6 on: 11-10-2002 06:29 »

The new design looks great Paul  smile
Mitsui

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« Reply #7 on: 11-10-2002 06:36 »

To be honest I don't like certain parts of it that much..

Its a nice layout as such, but the grey/metally background for the title and links column in my opinion is ugly. If this was replaced with say, a block of colour that looks good, then I would think the layout would be greatly improved.

As I say just my opinions
]PaulFSAC[

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« Reply #8 on: 11-10-2002 06:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Mitsui:
To be honest I don't like certain parts of it that much..

Its a nice layout as such, but the grey/metally background for the title and links column in my opinion is ugly. If this was replaced with say, a block of colour that looks good, then I would think the layout would be greatly improved.

As I say just my opinions

I wanted something that looked a bit different to every other Futurama Site, but everyone is entitled to an opinion, and I was expecting some Flak about the Metallic background.

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Thanks To Daniela for the new block.
FSAC is not just about my art, it's for the fans, any art or fictions will be gratefully received.  I'm not going to go on forever, so if I stop, then without support the site would stop, wish will be a great shame, since it seems to have some popularity

RETIRED AVATAR KING - hopefully custom rank will return one day
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #9 on: 11-10-2002 08:55 »

actually i gotta agree with mitsui on the gray background thingy.
but the menus are a lot easier to browse now, i like that.
so, conclusion: good job.  smile
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #10 on: 11-10-2002 09:17 »

TheLesbianLeela: Hurray for Paul! Hurray for FSAC! ...

Birthday Party Crowd: Hurray for Schampagn!

Leela: That's pronounced Champaign! But ... nah, never mind. Let's Party!

Carmen Miranda: FSAC, the Fanart page with the Tutti-Frutti hat!

Jimmy Durante: Ink-A, Dink-A, Paul!

The Beatles: FS-AC in the sky with diamonds!

Neil Armstrong: A small step for a page, but a great step for the fan-community!

Fry, Bender and the Beasty Boys: We fight for FSAC's right for Paaaartey!

Gene Kelly: We are singing in the rain, we're singing for Paul!

Herman's Hermits: Paul, can't you hear the party?

Frank Sinatra: Send in the Paul!

Paul: Whaaa ...?

Amy: Congratulations, Paul *kiss*

Paul: Thanks for that all, folks. But what the hell are you doing in my kitchen???

*everyone runs away/Bender steals the silver cutlery and also runs away*   laff
Firecube
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« Reply #11 on: 11-10-2002 11:43 »

:looks around and then walks backward slowly away from her:
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #12 on: 11-10-2002 13:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Firecube:
:looks around and then walks backward slowly away from her:
  laff    evil laugh  don't panik   big grin  I'm more friendly and nice than Richard Nixon   laff
Just Chris

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« Reply #13 on: 11-10-2002 16:17 »

It's a nice design, but I really miss the old nav. That one was more fancy-looking than this one I think. It's still got the nice pop-up rollovers, but it's not the same.

Overall though, it still looks nice.
Teral

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« Reply #14 on: 11-10-2002 17:28 »
« Last Edit on: 11-10-2002 17:28 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLesbianLeela:
Leela: That's pronounced Champaign!

Actually it's pronounced champagne.

Looking good. I like the new menu system. Easy to navigate, and you don't have to scroll to get to different menu-groups. The grey color lloks good in the header. Not as fortunate around the buddy-buttons.

Frank Sinatra: He did it his way.

In conclusion: great work. 2 thumbs up.   smile
]PaulFSAC[

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« Reply #15 on: 11-10-2002 17:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
  Actually it's pronounced champagne.

Looking good. I like the new menu system. Easy to navigate, and you don't have to scroll to get to different menu-groups. The grey color lloks good in the header. Not as fortunate around the buddy-buttons.

Frank Sinatra: He did it his way.

In conclusion: great work. 2 thumbs up.    smile

Me and Jamie are busy making adjustments to the site.  I'll try and find a way of highlighting the buttons, or make them standout better.

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Thanks To Daniela for the new block.
FSAC is not just about my art, it's for the fans, any art or fictions will be gratefully received.  I'm not going to go on forever, so if I stop, then without support the site would stop, wish will be a great shame, since it seems to have some popularity

RETIRED AVATAR KING - hopefully custom rank will return one day
bart182

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« Reply #16 on: 11-11-2002 17:50 »

Couple of quick comments:

The grainy morphing affect on the menu is kind of annoying when you're trying to browse the site as quaickly as possible.  Kind of bloated.  IMO, not needed.

Is the 'add to favorites' ever used on sites? no one ever clicks it.  If you take it out, it might look less cluttered.  Also, the chatroom, guestbook, and pition buttons are also kind of an offset to the layout.  No one really signs guests books anymore, and if they do, its from getting the link from the nav bar normally.  As for the chatroom and such, up to you.

I think the layout might look a little 'smaller' if you shrink the images a little.  Leela, amy, bender and fry seem really big on my screen even at high res.  If you keep the top header the same size, i think itd be good shrinking the footer just a little.  cause it takes up half the screen, and no one really cares about footers.

"Whats up" is also pretty big, and IMO could be centered better to the left right under the update.

The blue boarder on the ad is annoying.

On the right side where you have buddy sites, is it really needed to have two stat buttons, an art.com button, and a top50 site button?  and 'any damn browser'?  That stuff bloats the website, makes it load slower, and isnt on topic to futurama.  I'd scratch it if i were you.

Now, on to the sections:  I dont really like the way when you click an image, it "morphs" into a window.  all this just seems to distract me from the art and makes the site load a lot slower.

And, my last rant is that 'http://sites.planetexpress.dk/' hasnt updated in a year.  so why have him listed?

But all in all, good site  big grin  it just seems to load slowly on my cable modem.

</end of rant>

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BendingUnit1141

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« Reply #17 on: 11-11-2002 22:22 »

As a matter of fact, I like this new layout. The old one was getting kinda boring, and Paul spruced it up a little bit. Good work  smile

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winna

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« Reply #18 on: 11-16-2002 02:56 »

 
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Originally posted by bart182:
And, my last rant is that 'http://sites.planetexpress.dk/' hasnt updated in a year.  so why have him listed?

Yeah what the hell is up with those guys???  And the bigger question is, Are we ever going to have a site that links to all the other sites again???  I miss planet roadmap.......

To those whom I have loved...
Zed 85

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« Reply #19 on: 11-16-2002 16:26 »

Great new design Paul. I told you this via an e-mail I sent you...  wink
TheVoices

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« Reply #20 on: 11-16-2002 17:11 »

I prefer the other one, this one looks like it's been attacked by some crappy styles in photoshop

Ben

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« Reply #21 on: 11-16-2002 23:37 »
« Last Edit on: 11-16-2002 23:37 »

Yeah, gotta agree with voices here. You're using five different fonts for titles throughout the site, which looks kind of cluttered. I'd put the chatroom and guestbook links into the menu bar and give the grey table BG and the main content table a 1 or 2 pixel outline, to make it a bit less 'floaty'. I'd also put the ad where the alien text is, so the header is actually at the top of the page. Love the character pics though, as per usual.
]PaulFSAC[

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« Reply #22 on: 11-22-2002 12:26 »

Now that you've  seen the *swishy* new look to FSAC, which happens to be my first ever attempt at a website design, so I never expected perfection, plus I'm working on a few changes, listed above when time permits.

I'd love to get some new submissions of Fan-Art/Fan Fiction and the likes.

It's not just a Paul's Art site anymore, it's become a General Futurama Fan Art Site and without submissions it could implode, the same goes for any Fan Site as well, be it CGEF, OAOB, TFP etc etc.

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Thanks To Daniela for the new block.
FSAC is not just about my art, it's for the fans, any art or fictions will be gratefully received.  I'm not going to go on forever, so if I stop, then without support the site would stop, wish will be a great shame, since it seems to have some popularity

RETIRED AVATAR KING - hopefully custom rank will return one day
winna

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« Reply #23 on: 11-22-2002 14:34 »

I don't get much fan art and I haven't imploded yet!
TheVoices

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« Reply #24 on: 11-22-2002 17:30 »

 
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Originally posted by ]PaulFSAC[:
lots of writing and stuff....

I'll be honest, very honest now (It's what drink does to me) I don't seend stuff because the site is called 'Futurama Scan Art Central' scan art = crap, no offense or anything but scan art takes basically no talent or effort at all, I know because i've done it plenty of times.... It's just an easy way of making a wallpaper if I can't be bothered to draw out the characters myself. If you started to encorage proper art work then maybe I'd send some stuff in

]PaulFSAC[

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« Reply #25 on: 11-22-2002 17:39 »
« Last Edit on: 11-22-2002 17:39 »

   
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Originally posted by TheVoices:
 I'll be honest, very honest now (It's what drink does to me) I don't seend stuff because the site is called 'Futurama Scan Art Central' scan art = crap, no offense or anything but scan art takes basically no talent or effort at all, I know because i've done it plenty of times.... It's just an easy way of making a wallpaper if I can't be bothered to draw out the characters myself. If you started to encorage proper art work then maybe I'd send some stuff in


I take it you don't send work to other sites then?  Because all fan sites are in the same sphere when it comes to art.

I do promote non-scan art work, otherwise, the submitted art area wouldn't be full of the diverse nature of talent there is, yourself included.  As for me, I've admitted in the past that my hand drawings resemble works done by Dali.

I don't intend on changing the name of the site, as that is what it best known as.
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #26 on: 11-23-2002 05:09 »

Some people are not "artistic" enough to put whatever they envision in their heads on paper/pixels/wall size mural etc...  I would be one of them.  I have tried and failed at scan art, yet I have seen some truly outstanding scan art by many talented people here and elsewhere.  To call scan art crap just because you are capable of stepping beyond "just an easy way of making wallpaper" don't for a second assume no matter how much cheap booze you have consumed that scan art reqires no talent of effort.  I have slaved over a few grabs with my primitve photo/painting software and lack of expierience.  Even though the results were not very good, I felt I had accomplished something.  If it were left only to the folks that can come up with totally original interpretations of other people's (more talented than you) animated cartoon series'.  Than the Futurama art "community" would comprise of nothing more than a bunch of elitist snobs saying "I can do that".  Futurama art is for every fan to enjoy and create.  Please don't place limitations on what Futurama art is allowed to be.
Ben

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« Reply #27 on: 11-23-2002 05:43 »

Well, if you really want to look at it that way, Voices, it could be said that any fan art is a cop out, because you're just copying another person's established concept instead of developing a concept of your own. At least when making wallpapers using scans it looks right. I'm yet to see any 'fan artists' actually get the 'look' of futurama right. I'm of the same opinion about fan fiction, but that doesn't mean people should not be allowed to make it.
Chump

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« Reply #28 on: 11-23-2002 12:36 »

I agree with Ben. I don't read fan fictions for exactly that reason. The jokes, actions, etc. all seem forced. Most seem to be just a face for a romance novel. The only one I've ever finished was by FishyJoe, and that was because he realized that he wasn't going to be perfect and he wrote it so it was funny.

My point is, I don't seek out threads that are ads for peoples latest fanfiction and tell them why what they are doing "takes basically no talent or effort at all". I leave them be. The only thing that takes no talent or effort at all is typing up reply's while you're smashed about why other people are stupid.

I don't mean to insult you too much, I realize you are entitled to your opinion. You are equally entitled to be wrong. Just don't go around passing judgement on other people. Next time you get the urge to be so "honost" have another drink and go to bed. The name won't change, the site won't change, and I doubt very much that your boycott will make any difference at all.
Holly J. Fry

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« Reply #29 on: 11-23-2002 17:47 »

Voices, mind if I ask why you read this thread if the site doesn't interest you? If you did it just to be negative, maybe you shouldn't drink. I have a few friends who get very negative and aggressive when drunk and they have learned to avoid situations where they are likely to cause trouble.
Ben

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« Reply #30 on: 11-25-2002 03:40 »

He's an 'artist', Holly, he has be condescending and arrogant.
Chump

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« Reply #31 on: 11-26-2002 15:59 »

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Tweek

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« Reply #32 on: 11-26-2002 16:05 »

This seems more a debate on the worth scan art/fanfiction than FSAC :hpmf:
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