Nevander wrote:I still don't understand what was wrong with the old layout. Why can't you fix the security problems (which I never noticed or even heard of) without touching layouts?
The layout was fine, if dated, at least on a desktop. The problem was that the software was so old that it started causing problems because it required keeping an old server around.
(PHP is a pretty poorly designed language, it grew in a haphazard fashion and the old ways have been deprecated and replaced by less insecure ways over time. Eventually old PHP software just stops working when you upgrade the server.)
Once you upgrade the frontend and backend, you're not going to keep the exact same layout as before, because guess what, it's new. Despite the cosmetic changes, though, it's still mostly the same old Doomworld, with a very similar color scheme, the same top banner (no longer randomly changing but that'll probably come in due time) and so on. Honestly it's overall an improvement, even though there are parts that I don't care much for.