MY ONE WISH

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irrawang
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MY ONE WISH

Post by irrawang » Tue May 16, 2017 11:36 pm

My one wish here on net-chess would be for improved chess board graphics. Maybe slightly larger and with better colours. I find this site strains my eyes more than other sites. No harm in having a dream.

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Re: MY ONE WISH

Post by redketchuplover » Wed May 17, 2017 4:44 pm

Have you tried all combinations of board layouts and pieces and colors and other browsers? :mrgreen:

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Re: MY ONE WISH

Post by gmiller » Thu May 18, 2017 7:48 am

Been working on this:
http://www.net-chess.com/newboard/test.html

It scales to the width of the screen, but not the height yet, so you might have to make the window smaller.
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Re: MY ONE WISH

Post by gcohen » Thu May 18, 2017 10:07 am

Playing Chess by burning-out your eyeballs looking at a computer screen is not the proper way.
Set up the position on a real chessboard, in order to study the position.
This allows for analysis and fewer mistakes.

irrawang
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Re: MY ONE WISH

Post by irrawang » Thu May 18, 2017 3:41 pm

The proposed new board looks great and is equal to anything out there.
I realise that the preferred option is to set up a real chess board. This also has the added advantage of helping when you play OTB games as 2d computer boards tend to destroy my sight of the board and I have to practice with a real board before a tournament.

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Re: MY ONE WISH

Post by gkristiansen » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:54 am

I think this site have become outdathet.Its almost just the same it was 15 years ago.

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Re: MY ONE WISH

Post by nujjer » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:20 pm

The old skool feel of this site is part of its charm, but I agree that the board is small (3"x3") when I'm looking at it on my 23" monitor.

irrawang
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Re: MY ONE WISH

Post by irrawang » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:49 pm

gmiller wrote:Been working on this:
http://www.net-chess.com/newboard/test.html

It scales to the width of the screen, but not the height yet, so you might have to make the window smaller.
I really need that larger board now. I had my cataracts done 3 years ago and now my vision is starting to haze up, so it's off to the specialist for some laser treatments. I should imagine that my vision should improve dramatically, but for now I struggle with the small drab board

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Re: MY ONE WISH

Post by gmiller » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:45 pm

I'm working on it. Moving into a new house and trying to move the whole site to a new server first to take care of the recent crash issues we've had. If it helps, most browsers have a zoom feature, usually accessed by holding the control key and using the mouse scroll wheel.
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Re: MY ONE WISH

Post by gmiller » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:16 am

I've made some updates, so try them out. If everything goes well, I might be able to turn it on as 'experimental' within the next week or so.
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Re: MY ONE WISH

Post by gcohen » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:18 pm

Good grief~~le mieux est l'enemi du bon~~if it ain't broke don't fix it.
A tempest in a teapot.
I would suggest that internet chess sites are not responsible
for chessplayers' refusal to set up a real board with real pieces.
Use the zoom.

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Re: MY ONE WISH

Post by irrawang » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:13 pm

Very true, what can I say, I am plain lazy. Having my vision treate soon which will help.

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Re: MY ONE WISH

Post by gmiller » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:51 pm

I couldn't imagine setting up a board for every move. But, for those that do, starting with a bigger board on the screen will help them too.
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Re: MY ONE WISH

Post by ziggyblitz » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:13 am

Just had my left eye laser treated and the result is amazing. The black pieces are no longer a hazy grey colour and the colours are much richer. Playing here is now be much more enjoyable. Really looking forward to the right eye being treated.

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Re: MY ONE WISH

Post by jboger » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:26 pm

Congratulations on the laser treatment, ziggy.

What I have sometimes done for analysis is copy the move list into a program such as Scid vs. PC so I can move the pieces around. I of course do not use any of the engine features.

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