New Pentax User Redesign Screenshots


Link Posted 07/11/2014 - 09:17
Oh Dear! Even at 1280x1024 photos that used to display 800w are being
scaled down to 594 wide. At 1024x768 they and the text goes under whatever's
on the right. (Firefox 33.0.2)

Simon seems to have wasted his time posting the Siverstone pics

Same with m42geo's, although they are 2048 wide originally.

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Last Edited by Algernon on 07/11/2014 - 09:26


Link Posted 07/11/2014 - 09:27
That interesting Algi. I've just had a look at that thread and it's displaying correctly on my system, a 1680 x 1050 monitor and using Chrome as the browser.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 07/11/2014 - 10:56
I think David mentioned that 1200 was the average viewer size for this site.

I've just looked at the US_site_link and at 1024 wide (on my monitor)
they still don't reduce 1200 wide jpegs (I can use a scroll bar).

Also note they have used black for the body text and white background
for text and photos. Never heard anyone complain

So this new design is a big step backwards

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Last Edited by Algernon on 07/11/2014 - 11:04


Link Posted 07/11/2014 - 11:05
Work laptop 1440x 900 display. IE9

All images resized to 594 wide on this thread

And as Algi states, on the link he provided to a thread on the US forum, there are pictures 1024 wide and 1205 wide.

So, this update seems to have reduced the quality of photos displayed

EDIT: To add, I usually link to flickr shots which are 800 wide. These have all been resized to 594 wide
As have ones which I have loaded directly to the site

Last Edited by Blythman on 07/11/2014 - 11:10


Link Posted 07/11/2014 - 11:27
If I right click in Fitefox and choose 'Image Fit' on a tall image it doesn't take into account the banner at the top of the screen and the top part of the image is hidden.
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Link Posted 07/11/2014 - 19:42
Algernon wrote:

I gave up trying to read richandfleur's post above halfway through

You probably didn't miss much


Link Posted 07/11/2014 - 21:17
I think this has come up before for the Gallery, that is getting 16 images in a 5x3 plus 1 format.

I've just had a look at "My Portfolio" and the Photo gallery is 20 images in 5x4 format until I click View More, when it goes to 5x3 plus 1 and no way to reset it.

Anyone else?
Too Old To Die Young


Link Posted 07/11/2014 - 21:19
I'll get used to almost anything except the grey text. Please consider changing it to black.
6th Year Apprentice Pensioner


Link Posted 08/11/2014 - 09:17
I like it and find it more fun to play on/with the site - Thanks for "spiffing" it up. - many of the american sites can be jumbled and convoluted. - Tony G.
"It's not what you look at that's important, it's what you see" - Thoreau


Link Posted 08/11/2014 - 23:14
"Some of the people some of the time..."
I can't tolerate DPreview for more than a minute owing the the black background and bright text which messes with my vision.
Everyone is different and I've witnessed lot's of complaints at every forum I've used that changes their theme design after years of using the previous one. Human nature I suppose.
One thing though, to those people who complain about too much white showing on their 23"/24"/27" monitors, why on earth are you using your browser at full screen? All that real estate and you fill it with a web browser!? lol...

Anyhow, I like the change, it's modern and clean. PU needed it - I think it's nicely done.

Link Posted 09/11/2014 - 08:33
Why have I got all this blank space on the right side of my screen? Is this in response to the demands of sponsors? Perhaps the adverts could be strung out along the bottom of the page.
As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.


Link Posted 10/11/2014 - 16:56
Too much scrolling due to too large vertical spacing.

Too little contrast (a lot of us are getting old!).

Hope that helps. (ah that's better. Slightly!)
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Last Edited by Dave-L on 10/11/2014 - 16:58


Link Posted 11/11/2014 - 18:30
Hooray - there are changes - our posts now appear on a grey background - the clever folk can no doubt describe it more accurately BUT it's a HUGE improvement

Many, many , many thanks
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs


Link Posted 11/11/2014 - 18:33
Yes I agree - an improvement - thank you! For myself, still too much scrolling needed - the gaps between lines and posts etc too big


Link Posted 11/11/2014 - 19:01
That's much better and apart from the comment box a lot of the
text looks BLACK

Now put everything back as it was
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Last Edited by Algernon on 11/11/2014 - 19:02
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