I think it's sort of forgivable given the late 90s design.
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:09pm

All sites back then were pretty similar.

The original NE website had the same design. Banner at the top, some button links to places to go and some news below that.

That said, I feel like it would be weird at this point if it was redesigned in a more user friendly fashion given it's looked the same for so long. Or would it even be user friendly at that point as the only people that really use the site are probably already familiar with it? (I'm not sure why I said that as if a redesign was even a remote possibility....)

    • Our integrated chip menu kinda makes things easy to miss... - Puckdropper, Thu Jun 03 2021 4:44pm
      Any new(ish) stuff doesn't show up in an obvious way. We got a bunch of info in some text files a member had saved, too. "Text files" is probably not the best description but it's at least accurate.
      • I think it's sort of forgivable given the late 90s design.- Erik_, Fri Jun 11 2021 4:09pm
        • Part of the discussion had been "do we update" - Puckdropper, Sat Jun 12 2021 3:25am
          After all, browsers from 1997 probably don't understand modern HTML5 or CSS (or a very simple version of CSS.) They're pretty much all similar now. Menu at top, menu at left side, hostile scrolling. If they really mess things up, the menu stays on screen as the thing you actually wanted scrolls... more
          • Where they show the page and then you have to scroll like 1 or 2 clicks on the mouse wheel for the login / top menu to appear. I understand they like the clean look when you land on the page but it's annoying to use.
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