I want new CB look! (in General)

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] July 16 2007 4:13 PM EDT

I know that PixelSage was working on one, but are we going to just wait forever for him or what? It seems like he was practically done last time we checked in with him, can we not go back and at least grab that and whip it up here on CB. I think it's very sad that we can't have a fancy new interface because we are all waiting on Pixel for some unknown amount of time.

Isn't anyone else here good at making pretty html with CSS and pictures?

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] July 16 2007 4:17 PM EDT

I don't mind the wait. The guy has things to do of course. But a simple response to say "The project is not dead" or something like that would be greatly appreciated, for sure.

Mem July 16 2007 5:05 PM EDT

The mere fact that CB voted him QB without so much as having done anything (still) is a little suspect. Don't get me wrong, he's a nice guy and all, but I want results!

SNK3R July 16 2007 8:47 PM EDT

Well, now that the contest is over...

I would have kept giving it a shot, but I never had enough time. I mean, really, look how far I got. Big whoop to the sidebar with nothing to show on the main side (I was going to start on that next) and probably a really crappy start to a theme engine. (Though, I still do like the idea of the mouse roll-over thing on the sidebar...it began to grow on me.)

But, really, I don't like Pixel very much. He was nominated QB for (personally) I think not much. Maybe his loans and upcoming skills for a new CB layout? But, immediately after getting the title, he took off and hasn't really been around much since. Not even a single "Hey, I'm still workin' on things, chill out" type of post. Oh, and also the amount of money that he received kind of irritates me.

But, hey, at least I had enough decency in myself to not submit something that wasn't finished. Now I think I'm just getting grumpy, nasty, and mean in my old age. I should probably see someone about that.

Mem July 16 2007 9:11 PM EDT

Ah. I recall helping you make a few things for that, SNK. To tell you the truth, I don't think you should have ever abandoned what you were working on, even though Jon just gave the money away (rather foolishly, I might add).

I'm really surprised at the lack of recognition on the part of the entire community. You all gotten taken! This guy promised you all something he probably never intended on truly delivering, and we fell for it, hook, line, and sinker. Even voted the guy the most influential person in all of CB for those 3 months. For doing what? Loaning a few people money? I never saw him in chat helping new players, and for that matter, I've only seen him in chat a total of three times. Granted he was very cordial, but that still doesn't sound like the behavior of a QB. It is my thought that we got hosed here, and it's our fault.

So what are we going to do about it? I would be willing to pay, say, $50 USD to someone if they actually produced that coveted new interface. Would you pay for that too? Maybe we can get a nice little pot going for some inspired talent around here. But this time we don't pay up until we have the finished product!

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] July 16 2007 9:19 PM EDT

I actually do like the float over menu SNK, but it probably needs a bit of polish.

I hope that there are some other graphically minded people here on CB who can give us something to be wowed by, I mean really, I've seen some amazingly sweet designs out there, so I know someone somewhere has to know someone somewhere who would like to leave their mark, and even get paid a bit for the work.

AdminNightStrike July 16 2007 9:40 PM EDT

I'd love to pick up the work. Wouldn't want to do it for money, but I do enjoy building things of that nature. The only downside is having to deal with IE6 compatibility. I seriously hate that. I love it when I can use a standards reference guide and have it match the UA... especially in the world of javascript.

Incidently, I think I'm pretty sure I voted for Barzoo... or I abstained.... not sure which.

SNK3R July 16 2007 9:48 PM EDT


AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] July 16 2007 9:58 PM EDT

NS, you can use MochiKit in your interface if you want, as CB uses MochiKit for some ajax communications and I know that mochikit is very x-browser compatible.

AdminNightStrike July 17 2007 12:11 AM EDT

CB uses ajax??

1 MINUTE 1 July 17 2007 7:26 AM EDT

I really like the bluetabs theme on pixels site, When did he 1st make that?

Talion July 17 2007 9:12 AM EDT

I am not asking anyone to forgive Pixel Sage for not delivering the new look after it was promised. However, I will say that he has a good excuse for not having any time to put into CBII anymore.

Here is the last message he posted: "I've been trying to squeeze some time into developing the code further, but school starts again in a few days. Darn year-round school!"

The above message was posted in this thread: http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=0029uB

School always has to have priority over a game, even if that means the community will hold a grudge against you. I can't vouch that what he wrote is 100% true, but he did mention that he is trying to squeeze in development time to finish the project.

Why hasn't he been defending himself in the forums? I personally think that it is for the same reason that he is not logging on anymore: He has to dedicate all his time to school and study, so he has no time to spare for online debates.

Flamey July 17 2007 9:35 AM EDT

Had quite a while, and school isn't that demanding.

I'm pretty sure he took it up as a fun task.

Talion July 17 2007 10:26 AM EDT

It's not that school is demanding. It's that school demands a lot of dedication.

And everyone knows as well as I do that online games are like beer: You enter the bar assuring yourself that you will stay just a few minutes to have only one beer. In reality, you leave 6 hours and 10 or 15 beers later, unable to do anything but call a taxi and crawl into bed.

QBJohnnywas July 17 2007 10:31 AM EDT


AdminG Beee July 17 2007 10:39 AM EDT

I find after too many beers (is there such a thing as too many?) I'm more inclined to call my bed and crawl into a taxi, but hey, maybe that's just me.

QBJohnnywas July 17 2007 10:44 AM EDT

I call my wife and just crawl.

AdminLamuness July 17 2007 1:06 PM EDT

I'm going to need clarification because I'm getting confused.

From what I understand reading Pixel's old threads is that he was going to implement a system for a more robust theme editor. But reading this current thread, all it seems is you players want is just a new theme. Looking at the examples posted, only further supports the latter (to me).

If you really wanted a different looking interface, I'd be happy to attempt to take on the task, i.e. change the look and feel.

Miandrital July 17 2007 2:06 PM EDT

Lamu, this should help: Re-imagine CB's interface

AdminNightStrike July 17 2007 5:20 PM EDT

Lamu -- you are slightly correct. Pixel was chosen for his aptitude with graphics, not necessarily his coding prestige. This is confusing, given that an engine should not contain any content at all.

Miandrital July 17 2007 5:39 PM EDT

Pixel wasn't "chosen" for anything. He won a contest in which none of the other participants had anything close to what jon wanted, and so jon gave him half of the prize for what he did do, and the rest was going to be given after pixel worked out some of the bugs in his engine.
Obviously the second part was never finished.

Mem July 17 2007 7:40 PM EDT

MiniMem (Trillion) Lamuness (Mizuno) $20 -- $20 7:40 PM EDT
MiniMem (Trillion) AdminG Beee (The Tweenies) $20 -- $20 word 7:39 PM EDT

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] July 17 2007 9:20 PM EDT

well with the gallimaufry of programing languages and browsers to work with... it takes time to build any sort of interface that works well with CB

8DEOTWP July 17 2007 9:43 PM EDT

/me climbs onto the Pixel hatebus
/me grabs a beer

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] July 17 2007 10:44 PM EDT

/me uses his gallimaufry of linguistic skills to fire his noticeably binary barreled shotgun into draco's terribly contrived statement.


DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] July 17 2007 11:00 PM EDT

/me Changes Verifex's statement into Binary code that nobody understands... hoping that the gallimaufry of Numbers will confuse everyone else into oblivion...

Miandrital July 17 2007 11:08 PM EDT

Like this?:

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DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] July 17 2007 11:29 PM EDT

Exactly like that Mian thanks for the support ^_^ Now to give you the job of programmer and we will have our interface....

Mem July 18 2007 12:10 AM EDT

I'm afraid you're all off-topic, complete sentences don't start with "/me", and you lack proper punctuation. No winners for 7/17's words of the day...

Colonel Custard July 18 2007 5:08 AM EDT

Hahahahaha. The gallimaufry of off-topic attempts to impress Mem and win 10,000 CB is quite amusing.

Mem July 18 2007 8:28 AM EDT

And you're too late...

Colonel Custard July 18 2007 9:50 AM EDT

Yes, I was too late. But it was funny.

I do believe I earned some money on the 16th, though.
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