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#21 User is offline   Alex Muir 

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:57 AM

Outstanding work.

One minor point: It would be a great improvement to remove the colors of the headline text on the home page. "The Fast, Secure and Professional PHP Framework"

I think it will look a lot better with the three highlighted words in the same colour (probably a dark grey) and in bold. At the moment it looks a bit simple with them in three primary colours, and distracts attention from the logo.
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#22 User is offline   mauricioschneider 

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:11 AM

I love the new design :).

BTW, You should advertise the IRC channel (somewhere under Community). It's a great way of communication cause the quick feedback it provides.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:30 PM

Congrats on the new design! :)
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:41 PM

What an awesome facelift! :lol:

Almost two years ago, when I was deciding what framework I was going to use, I chose CakePHP over Yii.
I guess one of the deciding factors was that CakePHP had a cooler website..

Now the Yii website is as cool as Yii itself! B)
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#25 User is offline   backwardselvis 

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 08:51 PM

Nice job guys! A great face for a great framework!
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 01:53 AM

Amazing new look :) Loved it :)
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 03:24 AM

Great job, Quiang,

you are the leader
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 04:19 AM

The new theme looks good and fresh. Congrats :)

I think the main page could use some work though, there is information all over the place in different blocks, it feels messy to me. Especially on a screen with higher brightness configured. Perhaps a more visible separation between the top part (intro, features) and the lower part (news, specials)?
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 04:26 AM

Great work on the new theme guys!

One thing, the landing page is a bit crowded. The separation between sections is not very clear, take for example "Latest news" section versus the section on its left: Stay.com & the book. Also maybe there's too much information for a landing page, at least it's not very well structured.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 04:46 AM

More than a fantastic new design, usability were extremely improved.

The only thing that, in my opinion, needs a better improvement is the extensions page. The list of extensions is not intuitive and de view is a bit disorganized.

Maybe the possibility of associate a main image to a extension, to differ each one in the list, would be nice. And organize the extension view in tabs would be cool to (Description, Download, Documentation, Changelog, ...).

Congratulations to all involved in the project :)
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#31 User is offline   g3ck0 

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 07:40 AM

View Postsoso, on 18 October 2010 - 04:26 AM, said:

One thing, the landing page is a bit crowded. [...]


I have to agree! When I start with this page I don't know where to look at the first moment. Give the content a little bit more free room. For example you can use some kind of slider -- something like this one: http://nivo.dev7studios.com/

Another thing would be great: add the version number of Yii to the download button. I know that the version is placed under the button but at the first moment I tried to find it in the version above the button and in the bottom.
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:38 AM

Great job. It was a nice surprise this morning :).
I love everything except one little thing: the API! I prefered having classes listed from A to Z rather than under categories, for being able to switch quickly from one to another (using ctrl+F is not possible anymore for classes under unexpanded nodes).
Other than that, love it :)
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:46 AM

View Postteher811, on 18 October 2010 - 08:38 AM, said:

I love everything except one little thing: the API! I prefered having classes listed from A to Z rather than under categories, for being able to switch quickly from one to another (using ctrl+F is not possible anymore for classes under unexpanded nodes).
Other than that, love it :)


You may try the ajax-driven search (eg type "sess" to get to "CHttpSession"). Personally, I find the new API much better to navigate since it's well structured now. If I want to list all cache classes I just extend the system.caching node. Much better than doing ctrl+F+"cache".
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:54 AM

View PostY!!, on 18 October 2010 - 08:46 AM, said:

You may try the ajax-driven search (eg type "sess" to get to "CHttpSession"). Personally, I find the new API much better to navigate since it's well structured now. If I want to list all cache classes I just extend the system.caching node. Much better than doing ctrl+F+"cache".


You're obviously a mouse fan ;) . I agree to both of you: It's more structured now which looks better. But from a usage point of view you need one more click to find something. Moreover you need to know the section where to look for a class (or you have to type in the name into the field).

Will get used to it, but the older method was faster.
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:49 AM

View PostY!!, on 18 October 2010 - 08:46 AM, said:

You may try the ajax-driven search (eg type "sess" to get to "CHttpSession"). Personally, I find the new API much better to navigate since it's well structured now. If I want to list all cache classes I just extend the system.caching node. Much better than doing ctrl+F+"cache".

Yep, I guess I'll get used to it. Only a matter of time!
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 12:52 PM

Fantastic job guys. It really, really looks good.
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 01:25 PM

And don't forget that on the main API page - http://yiiframework.com/doc/api

All classes are listed in the table on the right, and there you can use CTRL+F
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 01:49 PM

Wow, big shock loading the site today. I like it. I have a couple critiques, but they are nearly all trivial. The logo reminds me of MS, which I find ikky, but asside from that, it looks fresh and professional. The whole site looks like it would pull more serious developers to it. I think the extensions page should have tabs as well. Perhaps an "expand all" button on the api. Ability to see more than 10 wiki's on a page.

I actually just found one huge gripe with the site, the :focus { outline: 0 none; }. That is horrible for accessability and keyboard navigation. Style it, make it nicer, use -moz-outline-radius, but don't get rid of it !

http://www.456bereas..._form_controls/
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 02:32 PM

Thank you for all your feedback, some of which have been implemented.
I also added TOC to extension detail pages.
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#40 User is offline   Andrey G. 

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 02:55 PM

new face is cool :) Looks more PRO :) really! :)
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