Anyone notice Giantbomb as the exact same layout?

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#1 Posted by Advid-Gamer (4642 posts) -

So I was going to go back to giantbomb forums because I cant stand this new layout, I cant even stand the look of it. Giantbomb has the exact same layout as this, looks like it was made by the same person, WTF how is that. Guess I will not be using either site often.

#2 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

DreamWeaver. All websites are the same.

#3 Edited by Ice-Cube (1668 posts) -

They implemented it on both, yea I would like a darker theme. It's too bright for late night reading.

#4 Edited by xWoW_Rougex (2777 posts) -

Yeah that forum is like identical? Gamespot and Giant Bomb has that weird thing that they show the amount of views to the left before showing amount of posts. It's totally backwards, most forums show amount of posts of a thread first because it makes sense. We read from left to right and the more important something is, the further to the left it should be. Topic Title - Posts - Views is the proper way, not Topic Title - Views - Posts.

Edit: To relate to this topic: I'm saying that Giant Bomb is weird for doing that and the fact that Gamespot forums looks almost identical to Giant Bomb AND they've chosen to rip off the same weird structure of the posts/views is just so suspicious.

#5 Posted by toast_burner (22563 posts) -

They're both owned by CBS.

Lot's of CBS sites have this layout.

#6 Edited by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

Two sites dealing with the same culture and owned by the same company have the same layout? No way!

#7 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -

@worlock77: clever...

#8 Posted by deeliman (3456 posts) -

No, it's only been said about a 1000 times.

#9 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152313 posts) -

No. No one ever ever noticed that before....

#10 Posted by tudyniuz (676 posts) -

@Ice-Cube said:

It's too bright for late night reading.

Yes!

#11 Edited by LJS9502_basic (152313 posts) -

@tudyniuz said:

@Ice-Cube said:

It's too bright for late night reading.

Yes!

Uh use the dark version....

#12 Posted by Shottayouth13- (6862 posts) -

They're owned by the same company.

#13 Posted by foxhound_fox (90618 posts) -

#14 Edited by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -

Yeah, they had to bring the Giant Bomb engineers in to help and reuse some of their designs, because GS's web development team is an old lady in a broom closet using an Apple Lisa.

#15 Posted by The-Apostle (12193 posts) -

@worlock77 said:

Two sites dealing with the same culture and owned by the same company have the same layout? No way!

Here's a thought... Giant Fail could've ripped off Gamespot's look. >_>

#16 Posted by the_bi99man (11058 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

@tudyniuz said:

@Ice-Cube said:

It's too bright for late night reading.

Yes!

Uh use the dark version....

Have people still not found the button that changes it to the dark color scheme? The only good feature that existed on the old site, and survived the transition?

#17 Posted by tudyniuz (676 posts) -

I didn't even know it was still there. It's not in the settings, so where is it?

#18 Posted by Crunchy_Nuts (2749 posts) -

@tudyniuz: Scroll to the top of the page, on the right next to the youtube button, just above your notifications.

#19 Posted by tudyniuz (676 posts) -

Haha, thanks!

#20 Posted by BranKetra (49619 posts) -

@the_bi99man: The fact that the forum background color cannot be changed on the mobile version is worth knowing and ideally updating so it can be.

#21 Posted by foxhound_fox (90618 posts) -

@BranKetra said:

@the_bi99man: The fact that the forum background color cannot be changed on the mobile version is worth knowing and ideally updating so it can be.

Signing in on the mobile version for me is impossible. No matter what browser I use (running Android 2.3.3).

#22 Posted by konvikt_17 (22344 posts) -

if im not mistaken, they used the same design engine or w/e as GB did.

so yea, there would be some similarities.

#23 Edited by n00bkid (4162 posts) -

Nothing wrong with the layouts. I just need black background haha

#24 Posted by BranKetra (49619 posts) -

@foxhound_fox: I use Android 4.1.2 and besides the bugs, GameSpot works on the Chrome browser. I have yet to access the site with any other browser on my tablet because Chrome is usually operating adequately for me.

#25 Posted by toast_burner (22563 posts) -

@n00bkid said:

Nothing wrong with the layouts. I just need black background haha

Then turn the black background on.

#26 Posted by KiIIyou (27154 posts) -

We gettin merrrged :o

#27 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14360 posts) -

A lot of sites look the same these days.

#28 Posted by junglist101 (5462 posts) -

I guess you haven't noticed the part on the bottom of every page where it says giantbomb...

#29 Edited by TAMKFan (32929 posts) -

Well, the layout is not exactly the same, but they are similar. I would say the layout here is an improvement over the one at Giant Bomb. Maybe this place will look less like Giant Bomb over time too.

#30 Posted by Darthmatt (8966 posts) -

@The-Apostle said:

@worlock77 said:

Two sites dealing with the same culture and owned by the same company have the same layout? No way!

Here's a thought... Giant Fail could've ripped off Gamespot's look. >_>

Giantbomb has been running this layout for a long long time. Their engineers now being CBSi employees probably got put on the design team.