Work has officially begun on V5 of the DBolical sites. Our goal is keeping the same layout with minor improvements, that focus on usability, responsiveness and mobile support. At the moment we are testing various CSS frameworks to see what works best.


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v5 preview

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For the past 6 months we have been working on a redesign of ModDB and IndieDB, whose design was last updated in 2008. We invite you to join the alpha.

Some feedback to Mod DB v5!

Some feedback to Mod DB v5!

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v5 will bring many new features like a design that is much more up-to-date than the current one. In this article I'll provide some feedback to this new...

Widgets everywhere... and v5!

Widgets everywhere... and v5!

News 17 comments

To make sharing downloads, games, mods easier we've created an easy to use widget system. Oh and work has finally begun on v5, learn how you can get access...

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XanT Staff

Thanks for your feedback everyone :)

We have been making small changes to address bugs and also make improvements where necessary. A recent change we have just made is better and more accurate image previews on forms

In the past a user would upload a logo but due to us showing images as 4:3 in pretty much all areas of the site, they would not see that the ratio they uploaded will cut off parts of the image that they probably want to keep. Now when you upload certain images (logo, icon, etc) you can get an accurate representation of how it will look alongside news items on the main page and such.

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Well, that's some great change! :D

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I'm taking my words back. V5 actually looks good. I hope the logo stays the same so we still have some of that history there. Also i would like for a dark/black theme. That would help with how "bright" this new design is (having my eyes burn out at night aint fun)
Tbh honest i would prefer the design to be darker than whiter

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V5 is Awesome
A little idea,a banner behind the name would be a great addition
It would look even better than V4 Version :)

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How do we enable it for more than one day?

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Black outline around blocks to make them clearly separated would look good I think. And as maxdamage said, there's too much red.

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Alright so, tried a new design. TBH i like it. but it's somehow too "white" for me. I would like to see black instead of white. I do have slower image loading, but as you said, it will be fixed with time. On chrome all tabs are right where they are supposed to be. That's all i can say for now. Cheers!

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Tried this in a old version of Firefox and the formatting was broken ie. all the link,tabs, were not in their right place.Will try it in a newer version of Firefox to see it properly.Did not take long to download the page though with all of the graphics,etc...

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Tried the beta theme again in a newer version of Firefox and it works as expected.It has way too much red,white and is quite bright.The layout is not bad at all but the width of the buttons could be a bit narrower so the menus don't spread out too much.

In the updates page the thumbnails are a bit bigger than they should be in-between v4 and v5 size as you don't want to have to scroll down further because the thumbnail is bigger than before and makes each section bigger.

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People are saying they have slow loading speeds. On my build and connection is about the same as old DB.

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INtense! Creator

That is due to the images cache being rebuilt for larger v5 sizes... speeds will eventually rebuild.

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