We have a new design! After a month of development, GameBanana's user interface has been totally reworked and now works on an entirely different principle. There are going to be tons of bugs, so please bear with me as I fix things that we missed during the development period. Here are some key advantages of the new design:
Persistent, modular navigation system that can be customized (you can move modules between the top and side)
Navigation remains while the inner content area changes ("single-app"). The big advantage of this is we can have chat windows and other interactive, real-time content that runs and doesn't get wiped when you navigate to another page.
New, more modern aesthetic, while maintaining the pixel icons.
Several new technologies such as: SVG, flexbox, custom HTML elements.
I know this may come as a shock to you, but please give it time, and in a few days I think you will like it. The new design should be more convenient and more fun to use, especially when the full power of the navigation system can be leveraged in a few weeks (custom user-created navigation modules).
A few things will not be working properly or at all:
I will be fixing these things ASAP, but complete uberstyle re-working is in order since many of the old ID's, classes and elements no longer exist.
Big thanks to the guys in #ui-redesign including Mini, Saghen, Rafaël De Jongh & natko.
i really do appreciate the work you do, tom, but i think i'm done using this site. i'm tired of having to find my way around this maze of a layout. its so unnecessarily confusing to navigate. i don't know where anything is. the sidenav constantly reverting back from collapsed to expanded makes me feel like i'm being pressed up against a wall. stamping a comment after pressing "load more" causes any already loaded comments to unload. images don't even load at all when i try to view them by clicking on them... i miss the old design so badly. i really do wish there was just some sort of way to revert back to it. i don't want to use this site anymore if navigating it becomes such a chore.
the worst thing about nav is u ALWAYS have to disable it if u arent logged in which leads to another bad thing-if u dont use the site for 1 day(even if i use on the other day i still have to log in) it logs off and u have to login again and complete i am not robot AGAIN
when i open some screenshot of the mod,go to another page the screenshot will still be here and i cant change anything in the nav options(change to hidden-refresh-still expanded) oh wait i just couldnt save the options cuz the menu in other browser cant scroll
Tom, I really appreciate the works / updates you're doing to the site. But this design is totally crap for many new people coming to the site. Once they're in, they'll immediately get out, and they won't stay a second in. Since they don't know how this site works it will be uncomfortable for their first time, and they won't hang in here.
So it will be very nice from you to update the site into a much better design and easier to navigate for new people. I wish you all the luck.