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Should the site be centered

yes 0.098483052856127 9.8% [ 831 ]
yes - but give us an option to turn it off 0.31239630244134 31.2% [ 2636 ]
yes - but limit it to certain sections of the site 0.021569092201944 2.2% [ 182 ]
yes - but let us choose from several backgrounds 0.45603223512681 45.6% [ 3848 ]
no 0.11151931737379 11.2% [ 941 ]
Total Votes:[ 8438 ]
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I felt that Gaia could do with a visual update so I centered the site. Feel free to comment on whether you like it, would only have it on certain pages or would rather do without it. While surfing Gaia in its centered form you'll most likely see some visual bugs. These will be addressed if we ever decide to permanently center the site.

The background right now is a placeholder. Once I figure out a good enough bribe I will get an artist to work on something awesome. So don't let the current graphic sway your decision.

The forums currently has a bug and is not suppose to appear as it does.
sorry guys edited the poll to provide more options. please vote again if you get a chance

UPDATE 1/13/10
changed the background to one that integrates better with the site. carbonphyber fixed the bug in forums
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I love this, and I think the issue I'm having might be browser specific (I'm at work, I have no choice! gonk ), but the amount of transparency bugs me here.

I have no idea how well IE7 is supposed to support transparency, but so far... xP
Might I suggest, when you're ready to select a background that there be a selection or group of backgrounds? That will help users who might have differen monitor resolutions/contrast/brightness than some other lucky ones; they'll be able to choose which works best for them. 3nodding

But that's neither here nor there. I LOVE the idea of centering. I hope we can keep it.
I don't think it's browser-specific, because I'm using Firefox.

Yeah...it's great, but my only beef is with the blue background replacing the white and making threads look pretty bad. As long as the center of the image is white/thread posts were inside a box like everything else, it would be fine. Need some background for the bottom links, too, since they're hardly visible.
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It doesn't seem to be browser specific. I tried it in both Firefox and IE and had problems with transparency.

Taking the bugs aside, it seems interresting, but the bugs distract me from some specifics I wish to pay attention to.
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YAY! It's about time it's centered. I agree with the whole blue background messing with certain things though.

I'm using Firefox as well.
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I like the idea of centering the site, but the big flower picture background is pretty, uh. Questionable. I turned it off pretty quickly.
Love the centering, just need to fix that white-halo effect around the text in threads. It does make it odd.
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Centered is definitely better!
No, please no. The centered site makes it so confusing to me...
I think it's nice, but, like mentioned, the blue keeps replacing the white.
Also, the links at the bottom are harder to see.
It's very pretty though 3nodding
this one is decent.
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Just wanted to say that center site stuff is cool, i like =)


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