GBAtemp V5 is online!

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, May 30, 2015.

  1. Costello
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    Dear Tempers,

    The GBAtemp Team is happy to present the Fifth version of GBAtemp (this isn't even its final form!). TJ and I have been working on it for months and it's finally ready for you to use. There are tons of changes so I will only highlight the biggest ones, and you'll discover the rest by yourself over time.

    A new homepage
    We have created a brand new customizable and modern homepage. Its layout can be adjusted to fit your personal preference - move your mouse over the "Home" menu item and click "Customize your portal" to make your changes.

    New site skin
    We have updated the site and forum skin to look more modern with new colors and fonts. Both skins have been updated (light & dark). We are still working out the kinks, we are aware of a few minor issues, not everything's perfect yet but in time we'll get there!

    Mobile friendly browsing
    Finally you can browse GBAtemp on your mobile devices... without Tapatalk! Our new skin is fully responsive, just try it, it looks fantastic! All site features are supported, including the dark theme.

    Ask GBAtemp!
    If you have been around long enough you already know what this is. But for the others: Ask GBAtemp is a place where you can ask simple questions and get direct answers, in a similar manner to Yahoo Answers. There are already thousands of questions back from a few years ago, and it's now time to get back at it! Go ahead and ask your questions if you've got any.

    Board upgrade
    We have updated our forum software to the latest version, and this brings a lot of improvements on all fronts. The biggest and most noticeable improvements are:
    - a new message editor supporting image paste and drag & drop
    - watching a forum to get notifications when new posts are made
    - multi-quote and selective quoting
    - thread-wide bans... whoops, this is going to come in handy for the mod team
    - online status indicator on avatars

    We hope you will enjoy browsing the new and improved GBAtemp. Feel free to reply to this thread to give us feedback. Many thanks to tj_cool for doing most of the work!

    A discussion forum has been created to centralize discussions revolving around GBAtemp v5. Click here to access it! We have already created several thread about known issues.

    Costello & the GBAtemp Team

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  2. T-hug

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    Welcome to GBAtemp v5 2015! This long overdue update is fantastic, thanks to all the staff for getting it up and running and I hope everyone enjoys the new site!
     
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  3. megazero1x1

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    Wow... just WOW !!!!

    was wondering why the site was down.

    So worth the (small) wait !!!
     
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  4. Deboog

    Deboog GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I... don't like the new board skin.

    Those features sound wonderful though!
     
  5. nxwing

    nxwing GBAtemp Addict

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    Oh Yes!
     
  6. Nobunaga

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    Amazing work!
    Looks more stylish than ever :)
     
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  7. mid-kid

    mid-kid GBAtemp spamBOT

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    I dislike the changes in the theme...
    It'll take some time to get used to.
     
  8. XrosBlader821

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    So hard to get used to but looks nice.
    There still needs to be improvements made specifically the review section.
     
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  9. LightyKD

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    YAY! New design!
     
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  10. porkiewpyne

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    Got a little worried when the site went down the second time within 48 hours.

    I'm spending way too much time on the temp...... O__o

    Anyway, awesome work :)
     
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  11. Cartmanuk

    Cartmanuk GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    It looks to busy, so much info.
     
  12. tony_2018

    tony_2018 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Looks good. It was overdue for an upgrade. NW admins!
     
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  13. WiiCube_2013

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    The old theme looked better than this. Please make it optional.. maybe it's still usable.
     
  14. Kippykip

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    Cool beans
     
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  15. Tjessx

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    At first it hurt my eyes, but now it think this definitely is an improvement to the previous layout + i like the little green status indicator.
    Looks good :D
     
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  16. tony_2018

    tony_2018 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Just realize the fonts are looking weird, gonna investigate the options.
     
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  17. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    Awwwwwwwww yissssssssssss
     
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  18. vayanui8

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    This will definitely take some getting used to. Looks great though
     
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  19. MajinCubyan

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    Hell yeah! It was up and then down for a bit today. Told my woman you guys were probably updating the site or somethin. I was right!

    Looks awesome! :D
     
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  20. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

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    The thread view seems pretty good, which is the main thing anyway, I suppose. Can't say I'm a big fan of the new front page though. It lost quite a few useful things IMO, (mostly the expanded Recent Threads block) and the large sidebar with the links just takes up space I don't need. Not to mention it was customizable in v4 too. It's nothing I can't learn to live with, but eh.
     
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