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tlr online
12-08-10, 06:39
http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com

The web site is now aligned to centre rather than to the left (much of the site hasn't been changed over yet so you can compare easily enough)

Do you folks prefer centred or left aligned?

Carbonek_0051
12-08-10, 06:40
I think it definitely looks better centered.

Drone
12-08-10, 06:41
Left aligned. It made the page look wider.

Tombraiderx08
12-08-10, 06:48
Looks much better centered :tmb:

sandygrimm
12-08-10, 06:53
Sexy, who does the design? :D

ThatNorskChick
12-08-10, 06:53
I approve of the centering.

lunavixen
12-08-10, 07:17
personally not fussy, whatever goes

lara c. fan
12-08-10, 07:19
Centered looks amazing.

RunrigNutter
12-08-10, 07:21
Centered all the way. :)

Avalon SARL
12-08-10, 07:24
Prefer the older one...
The page look so narrow

lara c. fan
12-08-10, 07:26
Also, would it be worth putting Crystal's Lara on the right? Compared to the rest, the white doesn't look too appealing...

NRO.
12-08-10, 07:29
Left.

I never liked Centered Pages, they make the page look so narrow or so small. If it was wider, maybe I'd like it.

RunrigNutter
12-08-10, 07:33
It works for BBC, tho. The text isnt hard to read there. http://www.eidos.com/ That is the same layout, it works there.

MyRaider4Life
12-08-10, 07:37
I like this new centered TRC heaps more than the old one, the only thing I would change is maybe having Lara leaning, so to say, on the website, not the edge of the blank space. :)

Tonyrobinson
12-08-10, 08:01
Nice, I never go on it anymore though, I prefere the forums! :D

almayah
12-08-10, 08:02
Cool, I always visit chronicles when I need to download some cutscenes for my tributes :p

Alpharaider47
12-08-10, 08:05
I like the centering, but I'd mirror Lara on the left and maybe add one of CD's Lara's to the right, also leaning in.

Hairhelmet12
12-08-10, 08:23
I like centered. Looks more Professional.

tonyme
12-08-10, 08:26
I like centered too but if only the background can be watermarked (the picture on the left stays and doesn't scroll up when we scroll the page)

Dream_Raider
12-08-10, 08:42
Centered

TRfan23
12-08-10, 08:49
Centered :)

I prefer it now :tmb:

Dustie
12-08-10, 09:56
I don't really care since I use relatively small displays, but on widescreen displays, when the browser window is maximised, it looks really bad when a website is all the way to the side.

silviu_raider
12-08-10, 10:01
I liked it the way it was before.
Not too fond of the change.

touchthesky
12-08-10, 10:03
Centre.

I prefer everything in the centre.

ryan91
12-08-10, 10:11
lovely. but that lara render is ugly :D.

Legend 4ever
12-08-10, 10:16
It looks good. But that LC render is gross IMO.

Cristina
12-08-10, 10:25
centered looks much better :)

and i like the lara render :D

Shark_Blade
12-08-10, 10:26
Centered looks much more organized and sharp.

Tomb-Dude
12-08-10, 10:38
I'm not too sure yet...
And the Lara render, I don't know really?
I feel there is too much empty space, empty space is good if don correctly. But I don't know I might warm up to it :)

larson n natla
12-08-10, 11:48
It looks better in the centre but that Lara render is ugly on the left, and it feels more clunky.

I'd say I prefer left but I barely use the site any more.

Legends
12-08-10, 11:52
Wow, I love the centered one site. It looks really good and even more professional then before. :tmb:

Phlip
12-08-10, 11:54
I love it! :D

Except I hate how under the "Tomb Raider" heading on the right, there's the DLC for Underworld and GoL. The DLC should be in the Underworld page and GoL could be somewhere else since it's not an actual TR game. And having these 3 non-TR games means that TR1-3 is cut off. :mad:

Quasimodo
12-08-10, 12:10
I like the centered look. The layout still feels a little too piecey, if that makes any sense - all the different little snippets of text, images, and lists of links look kinda hectic. Right now, there's nowhere for the eye to rest except for the space left over by the centering.

daventry
12-08-10, 12:17
I say Left, it makes the Page Wider ;)

Ward Dragon
12-08-10, 12:20
I've got a very wide screen so I prefer left-aligned. It looks weird having the site in the middle with large white spaces on both sides. Most people seem to prefer centered though, so it's not that big of a deal to me. Maybe it would look better with the background black instead of white, or with some kind of pattern to it?

Edit: For reference, this is what it looks like to me (scaled down to 800x600) so you can see how much white space there is on my screen:

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f214/WraithStar/TRC.jpg

-DaNnEe..
12-08-10, 12:26
The centered one is much better

NemesisxAngelus
12-08-10, 12:29
Just leave it out. I didn't even notice there was one.

scion05
12-08-10, 12:31
Left. It looks too squashed now, and some random Lara pic on the side. Personally I thought the site looked perfect before :) :D

Sharon_14
12-08-10, 12:48
it looks good right now :tmb:

NRO.
12-08-10, 12:48
Edit: For reference, this is what it looks like to me (scaled down to 800x600) so you can see how much white space there is on my screen:

//i48.photobucket.com/albums/f214/WraithStar/TRC.jpg[/IMG]

Looks the same to me. That's why I don't like it.

Ward Dragon
12-08-10, 12:52
Looks the same to me. That's why I don't like it.

Exactly. I think it looks bad surrounded by that much white space. If it must stay centered, I think the background should be dark, perhaps with some kind of simple pattern to it. Nothing distracting of course, just something to tone down the brightness so that the eye is drawn to the actual content on the site :)

Madhu_and_Lara
12-08-10, 12:59
wow it's superb:yah: I adore it!
looks more beautifull now..I was bored by the old site:D

daventry
12-08-10, 13:00
I also have a Widescreen Monitor and it does look Weird :confused:

DgoOdz94
12-08-10, 13:05
I like it centered. The changes are nice. :D

Lara Croft!
12-08-10, 13:07
Both are good.

voltz
12-08-10, 13:35
It's better. Usually I prefer having pages set up to whatever size your resolution's display is at so you don't have to conform to a specific preference for the page itself.

tombraiderluka
12-08-10, 13:42
The Tomb Raider Forums link on TOMB RAIDER PODCASTS VIA DAB SERVICE article doesn't work. :)

Chocola teapot
12-08-10, 14:05
Yay for Centered.

<3

Rai
12-08-10, 14:25
I've got a very wide screen so I prefer left-aligned. It looks weird having the site in the middle with large white spaces on both sides. Most people seem to prefer centered though, so it's not that big of a deal to me. Maybe it would look better with the background black instead of white, or with some kind of pattern to it?

Edit: For reference, this is what it looks like to me (scaled down to 800x600) so you can see how much white space there is on my screen:

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f214/WraithStar/TRC.jpg (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f214/WraithStar/TRC.jpg/QUOTE])

Is that Lara model render really on the site? I don't even see that. But I agree, there is a lot of white space now around the edges, it looks like part of the site is missing. The centred part doesn't look squashed at all though but a bit higgledy.

trXD
12-08-10, 14:31
I like it centered, but the picture of Lara is a little off putting if that makes any sense at all. I think both sides should be fully blank borders.

Minty Mouth
12-08-10, 14:40
The centered is fine, but the background that you have right now looks bad. If it's going to be centered you should use a standard grey gradient like most other websites. Simple and beautiful ^_^

I prefer the old layout to the one in use right now.

ajrich17901
12-08-10, 14:42
Looks fine to me, was shocked when I saw classic Lara there this morning lol.

voltz
12-08-10, 14:57
You should make the Lara images random for each game.

Lizard of Oz
12-08-10, 15:00
Wider and different background, I suggest ;):D


BTW, the TRF link in the headline (http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/headlines3730.html) is not working!

AmericanAssassin
12-08-10, 15:30
I prefer it on the left. Also, I don't like that pic of Lara on the left. (Phone home. *Points to sky*)

coolaideonfire
12-08-10, 15:55
I prefer it centred but I don't like the Lara Croft render in the background. It makes it look too busy and focuses your attention to the left.

tlr online
12-08-10, 22:31
Thanks for your comments. Will fix that rogue link and it looks like I'll be doing away with the background image for now lol.

]{eith
12-08-10, 22:36
Not a fan of the center alignment. Left looked much more pleasing.

EmeraldFields
12-08-10, 22:57
I like the centering, but I'd mirror Lara on the left and maybe add one of CD's Lara's to the right, also leaning in.

This.

Lenochka
12-08-10, 23:03
I like it alot better centered... Though that render of Lara is rather terrifying lol.

just*raidin*tomb
12-08-10, 23:04
Looks exactly the same to me. :confused:


Oh nevermind. - _- I'm stupid.

I really love it. Looks cool. There are better images of Lara though. :p That is a little scary.

NightWish
12-08-10, 23:06
Centered is really nice. I just think there are better Lara pics to put on the left :D

Love2Raid
12-08-10, 23:10
I like it much better. :)
Centered is really nice. I just think there are better Lara pics to put on the left :D
Nooo, I love that Lara render! :D

dizzydoil
13-08-10, 00:13
It's beautiful - only that Lara render isn't, nor the background. How about a nice grey gradient, or something other than plain white? (competition to make TRC background maybe?)

I miss the Scion too. :o

Other than that, great work Penguin, love it.

scremanie
13-08-10, 00:16
looks great :D

TheBloodRed
13-08-10, 00:16
The previous left alignment looked just fine. O_o;;

Why change it!? :confused:

Killercowz
13-08-10, 00:36
This should be a poll. :D

just croft
13-08-10, 01:27
I've only seen this now. Center looks better to me.

I've got a very wide screen so I prefer left-aligned. It looks weird having the site in the middle with large white spaces on both sides. Most people seem to prefer centered though, so it's not that big of a deal to me. Maybe it would look better with the background black instead of white, or with some kind of pattern to it?

Edit: For reference, this is what it looks like to me (scaled down to 800x600) so you can see how much white space there is on my screen:

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f214/WraithStar/TRC.jpg

I think "center" thing shouldn't be to blame for that. The white is going to be there even if it is aligned left, am I right? The overall of the website could use some more changes. Such as:

CLICK
http://i37.************/2lvo2l0_th.png (http://i37.************/2lvo2l0.jpg)

Raider4Ever96
13-08-10, 01:53
Its nice:)....but there could be another Lara render on the right side...feels like the page is half full:p

Quasimodo
13-08-10, 02:49
CLICK
http://i37.************/2lvo2l0_th.png (http://i37.************/2lvo2l0.jpg)

I didn't know there was an ad up top. Maybe the centering is supposed to make more room for ads?

just croft
13-08-10, 03:00
I didn't know there was an ad up top. Maybe the centering is supposed to make more room for ads?

It's always been there for me, even when it was left aligned. I noticed Ward Dragons Screenshot doesn't have it.

Ward Dragon
13-08-10, 03:06
I think "center" thing shouldn't be to blame for that. The white is going to be there even if it is aligned left, am I right?

To me it looks worse when the site is surrounded by white. For some reason I find that more distracting than when it's only on one side :p

It's always been there for me, even when it was left aligned. I noticed Ward Dragons Screenshot doesn't have it.

I have an ad-blocker :o

pekirock
13-08-10, 03:22
I think it looks fine just the way it is... except for the render... :)

WCookie
13-08-10, 03:35
I think it looks just wonderful, but why not another render to the other side, so it doesn't look so empty?
I added one render to the other side quickly, just a suggestion, I hope you don't mind if I post it here :o

http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy194/Ccookie_/trsug.jpg
:hug:

Raider4Ever96
13-08-10, 04:02
I think it looks just wonderful, but why not another render to the other side, so it doesn't look so empty?
I added one render to the other side quickly, just a suggestion, I hope you don't mind if I post it here :o

http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy194/Ccookie_/trsug.jpg
:hug:



Perfect!!:tmb::hug:

daventry
13-08-10, 07:46
I think it looks just wonderful, but why not another render to the other side, so it doesn't look so empty?
I added one render to the other side quickly, just a suggestion, I hope you don't mind if I post it here :o

http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy194/Ccookie_/trsug.jpg
:hug:

Much Better

H4RR7H
13-08-10, 08:02
These renders should change daily/weekly/monthly :tmb:

domina
13-08-10, 08:12
I like the overall centered look, but it appears a bit off balance to me with the Lara render to the left. I think either a nicely centered background or a totally blank background, whether all white or a pattern, would look better.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/vixen21/trf02.jpg

Nemo_91
13-08-10, 08:28
It looks really nice, except that plain white background. I think a render would look awesome there.

jackles
13-08-10, 11:16
Centre looks good to me.

Madhu_and_Lara
13-08-10, 12:39
I think it looks just wonderful, but why not another render to the other side, so it doesn't look so empty?
I added one render to the other side quickly, just a suggestion, I hope you don't mind if I post it here :o

http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy194/Ccookie_/trsug.jpg
:hug:


is more better now...:tmb:
you shold recommend to the designer's site to edit like you :D

Underworld2008
13-08-10, 13:09
looks good as it is now :D though im not fussed

Alex Fly
13-08-10, 14:17
I think it looks just wonderful, but why not another render to the other side, so it doesn't look so empty?
I added one render to the other side quickly, just a suggestion, I hope you don't mind if I post it here :o

http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy194/Ccookie_/trsug.jpg
:hug:


I think this should be taken in serious consideration. Seeing one image of Lara on the left and nothing on the right feels empty. :wve:

Mikky
13-08-10, 14:44
I prefer to the left. It looked neater. :)

Chocola teapot
13-08-10, 15:02
NO, Centre.

Much Sexier.

TRULuverzz
13-08-10, 15:36
Looks really great actually centered :tmb:

rowanlim
13-08-10, 15:57
Wow the layout is so different...It's refreshing :tmb:

I, Tomb Raider
13-08-10, 16:09
It's a nice change.
www.tombraiderchronicles.com is the best site EVAH! :yah:

NightWish
13-08-10, 17:03
I think it looks just wonderful, but why not another render to the other side, so it doesn't look so empty?
I added one render to the other side quickly, just a suggestion, I hope you don't mind if I post it here :o

http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy194/Ccookie_/trsug.jpg
:hug:



That render on the right is perfect! Justin, Put it instead of the catsuit render! :D


OR how about this one

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/th_tr4-025.jpg (http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/tr4-025.jpg)


OR THIS ONE

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/th_tr1-004.jpg (http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/tr1-004.jpg)

Ot this one

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/th_tra-model-003.jpg (http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/tra-model-003.jpg)




Or even better - THIS ONE!!!!


http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae353/TippingWater/lara-2.jpg?t=1281637941

igonge
13-08-10, 17:23
I like it centered :tmb:

irjudd
14-08-10, 13:07
Left aligned looked a lot more professional, and was personally more aesthetically pleasing to me.

larson n natla
14-08-10, 13:41
The render on the left is a huge eye sore it really needs to be replaced.

Nausinous
14-08-10, 13:51
I think you need to photoshop the latest render of GOL onto the left side of the page. That would look awesome! :tmb:

LightningRider
14-08-10, 13:57
After a while, I'm still not a fan. It was more pleasing to the eye and professional when it was no the left. If you want to put it in the center, I'd suggest changing the layout almost entirely.

KurtisLonely
14-08-10, 14:00
I prefer it centered, but I think that the site has to auto change the resolution to that on your computer. the site itself is very small and long on a resolution of 1920x1080.. Exactly what Ward Dragon pointed out..

ELEN
15-08-10, 14:26
Simplicity makes it perfect :tmb:The top menu is great and makes the site easier to navigate.

Regarding the width, leave it as it is. It's a pain in the ass to change all the pages (unless you have plenty of free time).

Well done hon :hug: I love it!