Unlimited Translation Works

New layout

Here’s the new layout! UTW 2.0, activate! Minimalist design, go!
It’s near completion, but there are still some bugs. If anyone spots any bugs or errors they find, I’d love to hear them. Also, if you have any suggestions to the layout itself (design, banner, etc), let me know and we’ll get started on it right away.
Hopefully everyone enjoys the new design.
(As everyone should already know the obvious message).
Changed the layout design. Special thanks to Balance` for the banner. Check out his stuff here!
I’m still working out some of the other issues (like the footer).

171 Thoughts on “New layout

  1. Haha, it looks nice, and I really like that short clip for if you voted no.

  2. New banner looks great!

  3. murakazu on December 24, 2011 at 10:09 pm said:

    Not bad, but by the banner can I assume you’ll be doing nisemonogatari?

  4. I liked the darker colors better, but hey! It’s your website.

  5. change is scary!

  6. RogerBlue on December 24, 2011 at 10:14 pm said:

    My eyes! *headsplodey*
    J/k Not bad really. ^.^ But yeah I preferred the darker colors myself too.

  7. Not grimdark enough for me, but I can handle it for these delicious sisters.

  8. geh! i was so surprised when i got here XD
    just a suggestion, but how about a button to choose which design to display the page in? quite a bunch of other sites/logs doing desing chnages also have that…

  9. Looks like you guys will probably be subbing Nisemonogatari. Can’t wait.

  10. Oh man, now you guys look just like gg or Static-Subs or like, Ayako (ew); I really liked the dark theme you had. ;_;

  11. Random banner should be better. Nisemonogatari can be annoying.

  12. I’ll probably make a dark version of this layout so that we can switch, but that will be in the future (see: after Christmas).
    For now, we’re just going to fix up all the bugs (we found a few of them already), and then we’ll get started on the darker layout.

  13. Both sisters if possible ;_;

  14. fgghjjkll on December 24, 2011 at 10:27 pm said:

    dis banner is da bomb

  15. hurpadurp on December 24, 2011 at 10:30 pm said:

    looks good
    waiting to see what witchcraft 8th can work with nisemono translation

  16. vylantze on December 24, 2011 at 10:32 pm said:

    Banner is awesome, but I think I prefer the old layout. This one looks too much like ggsubs and Ayako.

  17. That picture is look like a boy is raping someone from behind. LoL

  18. Stormrage on December 24, 2011 at 10:34 pm said:


  19. Wow so bright…. Haha It’ll be weird getting used to a new layout after so long XD

  20. Lookin forward to dark version. Also, that banner looks like ponies, scary. Needs moar hitagi for great justice

  21. Anonymous on December 24, 2011 at 10:52 pm said:

    Better than the last one. I approve.
    Also, good to know you guys will presumably be doing Nisemonogatari.

  22. Kyousuke on December 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm said:

    Looks great, and by that banner I’m hoping to see Nisemonogatari!

  23. Sorry but I get eyecancer when I browse on a site with a design like this. The older Design was over 9000 ways better…

  24. Ahh the brightness, T_T” my eyes!

  25. justinefremlouw on December 24, 2011 at 11:01 pm said:

    have to say I agree with most commenters…the design just feels generic. The old design definitely separated UTW from other blogs.

  26. Linkmstr on December 24, 2011 at 11:03 pm said:

    Like some people, it’ll take a while to get used to heh heh… ^_^;

  27. [NightFire] Luna on December 24, 2011 at 11:13 pm said:

    Being honest, i like the old layout more than this one…

  28. Dark layout was nicer for photos, but white background with black text is so much better for reading any bloggy stuff. With the last layout, I really wouldn’t even bother reading the text and just look at the picture and the caption.

  29. nasuteru on December 24, 2011 at 11:23 pm said:

    I too liked the dark layout more – especially when I entered your site at 1.00AM and didn’t get blinded by the brightness:D So I will too look look forward to darker theme.

  30. uzumaki naruto on December 24, 2011 at 11:31 pm said:


  31. One more vote for the dark layout. This looks too generic and I personally find light text on a dark background easier to read.

  32. aye another ‘dark layout’ vote here if possible.
    Then again it doesn’t really bother me, I just come to rag on diaz.

  33. OMG!!!! you guys are doing nisemonogarari!!!!

  34. my eyes
    also fate zero
    lol, but in all seriousness, the dark colors were much better, and this color scheme’s too bright, imo.

  35. This will take some getting used to but okay.

  36. Looks like you just deleted half the stylesheet. Lots of things that should be styled and aren’t, as well as poor margins and padding in places. You should put in a little more effort, guys — a great design makes a great website even better.

  37. My eyes.. @.@ Still, a good layout.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. I also prefer darker colors.
    At least it’s still visually appealing.

  39. The autism is strong with these ones.

  40. MrClosedEyes on December 24, 2011 at 11:57 pm said:

    Wow! Nice, every time i enter this site it would take a little longer time to load. To my surprise now, it took instantly so thanks. ^^
    Have a Merry Christmas and good luck for next year.

  41. FichteFoll on December 25, 2011 at 12:01 am said:

    The design itself is not that bad. But it needs some additional things to be considered “good”. Looks more like a draft.
    For example the right column. It isn’t spaced at all. As axi0n said, there are a few margin/padding/whatever bugs or leftovers that should or shouldn’t be there. There could be some border between main and side column.
    The navigation bar beneath the banner is really plain. It was ok in the last design, but it won’t match with this design as it is now.
    Also I’m missing a “Home” button in the navi bar. One can still use the banner, but you might want to think about it.
    Yeah, that should be enough for the moment. Let’s see how this works out in the end.

  42. The brightness surprised my eyes just like the bright ray censors on fanservice on anime broadcasts.

  43. where’s my blaaaaaaaaaackkkk

  44. Bright colors not good for my eyes in my dark room.

  45. Great stuff Kusion, loving the hot firesister. If only we could see it a little bit lower…if you know what I mean ๐Ÿ˜‰

  46. Nisemonogatari ftw! I hope you guys will do it. Anyways keep up the good stuff, always downloading from you guys!

  47. ow, ow, ow, hurts my eyes. want option to have dark layout.

  48. While I agree with trying to improve the looks. I much prefer a black background… if you were you introduce a light/dark option. That would be really awesome. But the new look does effect my enjoyment of browsing the site.

  49. TadeshiED on December 25, 2011 at 12:21 am said:

    Aww I liked the dark theme better ! It made it…unique!

  50. That Man on December 25, 2011 at 12:26 am said:

    It looks like Doki now.

  51. uselessbastard on December 25, 2011 at 12:29 am said:

    My eyes hurt.

  52. Hi UTW, i have an idea. What about having an option where each user can choose which layout wants to use, Light or Dark theme ๐Ÿ˜‰

  53. I preferred the old website, with the darker theme and all.

  54. I liked the darker theme more.

  55. This site is too bright for the likes of UTW. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  56. I believe le japanese in http://utw.me/2010/08/09/misaka-mikoto-do-you-love-her-yet/ seems to be broken. On the IM@S post on the front page it’s fine. I don’t even.

  57. leo@uhw on December 25, 2011 at 1:08 am said:


  58. edogawaconan on December 25, 2011 at 1:28 am said:

    Few pixels too wide for my netbook (1024×600)

  59. kumakaori on December 25, 2011 at 1:55 am said:

    ngaaaaahhh! soo white… it burns @_@. <3 it guys :D!. but when is fate/0 out ;P?
    *has op stuck in head meanwhile.*.. Is sated…. ~w~.

  60. New layout for the upcoming season? Was not lady…

  61. btw personnaly speaking.. wouldnt either black or yellow kinda fit better with nisemonogatari and kizumonogatari? speaking of yellow, id really prefer a shinobu-banner over a koyomi-sisters banner.. you could even have the shinobu-banner switch between the several versions of shinobu which will appear in nisemonogatari; there are a bunch of fanarts of her other ageforms, as well as age progression pics too..

  62. subarufreak on December 25, 2011 at 2:10 am said:

    so bright haha
    Looks nice! but do you think you could make a darker option too? (like how some sites have different color schemes to pick from?)
    Keep up the good work and Merry Christmas!

  63. ConfusedPerv on December 25, 2011 at 2:14 am said:

    make it dark, like before. please.

  64. banner with karen AND tsukihi plz =S
    otherwise, nice layout so far… but needs some time to get used to

  65. Not used to the new layout, but can’t hate it either xD. Hope u guys will do Nisemonogatari.
    Cheers to UTW!!XDDD

  66. some dude on December 25, 2011 at 3:08 am said:

    I don’t usually come to this site. I just got here looking for subs for the latest fate/zero episode. The following is an accurate account of my thoughts as I opened this site.
    Otherwise looks okay.

  67. 1Pantsu on December 25, 2011 at 3:12 am said:

    looks too much like gg, SS, Chihiro, etc. imo.

  68. MagicPawah on December 25, 2011 at 3:41 am said:

    Lol I checked again if it was UTW the site I’m on, not used to the white UTW style.

  69. Yea…. Please bring back the dark theme. The white theme just isn’t very…. UTW like…

  70. I don’t see much issues with the layout personally. I was worried earlier when I couldn’t get to the site, though now I see why ๐Ÿ˜› Also, people are pretty much always against change, so perceptions might change as people get used to it.

  71. Additionally, so incredibly excited for Nisemonogatari xD

  72. no to new theme. when is fate zero?

  73. IZEROII on December 25, 2011 at 3:56 am said:

    HOLY CRAP!!!
    The change to light from dark is drastic! But it’s not bad. But hmmm maybe adjust a little so it’s not “just white”.
    And hell yes Nisemonogatari!!!

  74. bautrey on December 25, 2011 at 4:02 am said:

    Aw… I liked the old one better. Now you look like every other fansub group out there. One change thats a must, is for a black background. Pls, u must do this.

  75. skyhack on December 25, 2011 at 4:13 am said:

    Looks good.

  76. Gazelle on December 25, 2011 at 4:13 am said:

    hmm. I like this new design. ๐Ÿ˜€ (although it does look like the other fansub sites, as the other comments have already stated)
    as for Nisemonogatari… F*CK YEAH. Already excited. Glad you guys are doing it.

  77. It works, but I liked the old one better. Looked nicer and distanced itself from other subbing groups.

  78. epherion on December 25, 2011 at 4:17 am said:

    This design’s good, but I preferred the darker one.

  79. Kiritsugu on December 25, 2011 at 4:37 am said:

    Colors aside it looks fine.
    I’ll agree though that there are several other groups that have the same simple white/off-white and that the old color scheme gave UTW it’s own thing.

  80. 1st anon ever on December 25, 2011 at 5:02 am said:

    kinda gay, what happened to the manly dark backgrounds

  81. 1st anon ever on December 25, 2011 at 5:04 am said:

    The UTW sign of the About page isn’t even remotely similar to the UBW one now. Dark FTW!

  82. i really like it !

  83. looks great!

  84. liked the other layout more, didnt watch idolmaster so the banner is meh to me.

  85. Kurogashi on December 25, 2011 at 5:51 am said:

    Much better, much brighter and gives off this happier feeling. The last one was a bit gloomy – a feeling I don’t get from UTW.

  86. the URL for your azusa gif is off by a ” mark. in the poll.

  87. syaoranli on December 25, 2011 at 6:16 am said:

    This layout is much better than the last one. Nice work guys.

  88. I preferred the dark design better. The “Tags” section now looks like a jumbled mess.

  89. I preferred the darker colours too. Not that it’s bad now, it’s just that this site now looks like almost every other site out there.

  90. I always knew you were Ukrainians!

  91. nINJAkECIL on December 25, 2011 at 9:31 am said:

    I had an idea to put a “reply button” on each comment, to make it easier for us to quote or replying someone else’s comment. Better yet if there’s a quote button also.
    And, for my personal taste, I’m not fond of UTW’s new banner style.
    I made a custom style of my own, using your logo and my style.
    If you care to look at, here’s:

  92. Sorry, the old Page was much better, especially the darker colour was much more eyefriendly….

  93. Too bright!! Why change something that isn’t broken?

  94. horrible layout

  95. Guess I have to remove UTW from my daily checking sites because of their uglyness :/
    what a shame, always looked forward to that great black looking site in between all of the others…
    Didn’t use RSS until now, but guess it’s time to start. Anytime something ends, something else begins.

  96. Yo, please make the timestamps have hour:minute too. It’s particularly hard to not be confused when making replies in the comments if there isn’t a decent timestamp. Thanks.

  97. Dark is always better, it saves power and burns less into my screen (and my eyes).
    Apart from that, it’s a good layout.

  98. amen665 on December 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm said:

    was expecting to rest my eyes here and then the page loaded……seared my fking eyeballs!!!

  99. y aren’t my comments showing up?

  100. O, now it show up… FIX THE FOLLOWING: Copyright location, login info look (too plain on on white skin), and the crazy tags on the right widget for some reason is now looking horrible. It didn’t bother me with the black skin.

  101. Another vote for darker color scheme! (read: no turquoise/seagreen/yellow)
    Otherwise looks mostly the same as I’m seeing it now. Colors wouldn’t stop me from watching your subs, just from lurking the post comments.
    Thanks always and Merry Christmas!~

  102. I prefer darker styles too, but the site looks good. Good luck with the bug fixes and merry christmas!
    Nisemonogataria was expected ๐Ÿ˜›

  103. uhhhm apart from the color scheme, i noticed theres somthign im missing: on the old desgn, there were buttons to go to the next and the former post when you were on a post; did oyu forget to include them, or am i just too dum to find them?

  104. FichteFoll on December 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm said:

    @Break: They are at the top, above the post.

  105. The new layout is really nice and all but I still prefer the old one as it’s somehow more.. UTW like?
    Isn’t is possible to do like Commie and have the choice of different layouts?

  106. I like the minimalist appeal of the new site, but the color scheme needs some work. You should probably put in a color scheme changer, as I like many others prefer the darker scheme. Something like:
    Dark Scheme
    Light Scheme

  107. anonymous on December 25, 2011 at 7:14 pm said:

    ugly, i like previous theme better ๐Ÿ™‚
    or maybe background of ionian hetaroi or fear cube in april? hahahaha xD (probably kinda late for the latter..)

  108. suddenly on December 25, 2011 at 7:37 pm said:

    >So I started editing Indexโ€ฆ

  109. mspyerzuka on December 25, 2011 at 10:10 pm said:

    I didn’t realize this was your site from all the white layout.
    Happy holidays utw crew!

  110. i do like dark layouts
    but not bad!

  111. neobowman on December 26, 2011 at 12:03 am said:

    Does this mean that you now know the name of the anime that you saw that day?

  112. >dark skin layout started
    the old layout still works, if you were asking.

  113. fix for centered images.
    btw you can drop every other line of code for this css class, as “height: auto” is default behaviour, “max-width: 100%” will be given automagically using “display: block” and padding wasn’t necessary to begin with ๐Ÿ˜‰
    .post-content img.aligncenter
    display: block; /* will give the image the entire line as its handled as block element */
    margin: 0 auto; /* centered now */
    be careful using too many unnecessary floats – or clear its parents
    now I’m grabbing fate, ty!

  114. found more ๐Ÿ˜‰
    fix for the ugly space at the page end:
    margin: 0 auto;
    overflow: hidden;
    padding: 40px 0 25px;
    width: 960px;
    fix for your footer to be at the page end (where one would look for the copyright notice). also notice that using an unordered list, you won’t get its content centered. why would you use that list anyway for something like the copyright notice? ๐Ÿ™‚
    padding: 20px 0 0;
    clear: both;

  115. A Certain Magical Leecher on December 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm said:

    imo you should put both sisters !

  116. Ovindel on December 26, 2011 at 3:40 pm said:

    That was a surprise! I didn’t have any problems with the old layout though. The header looks indeed a bit weird, also with Koyomi’s head cut off.

  117. I like this dark layout! Goes well with the bright and smexy banner ๐Ÿ™‚

  118. @Ovindel: that’s not koyomi’s but tsukihi’s head cut off… =S
    nice dark layout, me gusta

  119. bolopop on December 27, 2011 at 2:15 am said:

    Nice, it’s dark again. Looks good in my cave.

  120. The new layout scared me.

  121. bautrey on December 27, 2011 at 4:26 am said:

    thank goodness its back to dark

  122. 1Pantsu on December 27, 2011 at 5:11 am said:

    yay its back to a dark theme

  123. @youhei
    That was a true failure of mine, facepalm to myself. I thought only Koyomi had such a thing at the top of his head (sounds stupid, but whatever).
    And the dark version is much better for my eyes.

  124. Progeusz on December 27, 2011 at 11:03 am said:

    Too much pink. Still, dark > light.

  125. nINJAkECIL on December 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm said:

    Is this intentional?
    It’s better to align it with the other text/links, and put some space between filejungle banner and the copyright text.

  126. Like the darker theme. The first white version was too eye-burning.

  127. Black, pink, white. Perfect combo and I love it.

  128. hurpadurp on December 27, 2011 at 5:18 pm said:

    the dark theme is some sexy shit

  129. Design is pretty damn sexy.

  130. Whatev. I think I’ll just leave this here. Just for UTW to use: http://fav.me/d4kfirp

  131. IZEROII on December 28, 2011 at 2:57 am said:

    MUCH BETTER. I really like this black, pink, and white

  132. Thanks for the shout out bro. o/

  133. mrbogangles on December 28, 2011 at 4:59 am said:

    looks good, kinda wish it was a bit wider though
    should also get a favicon, UTW, only link in bookmarks without one
    you should do a banner contest to get more

  134. Put simply, I approve.

  135. RogerBlue on December 28, 2011 at 6:26 am said:

    Looking better than the bright one. Thanks for listening to the fedback and all. ^_^ And thanks for the aaanumeers!

  136. TadeshiED on December 28, 2011 at 7:06 am said:

    I like this dark theme a lot more than that white theme! ^_^
    But personally, I don’t like the grey on the sides :/

  137. Epic banner is epic.

  138. New design is much, much better than the last. And Balance, your banner is Awesome ๐Ÿ˜€

  139. 1Pantsu on December 28, 2011 at 9:02 am said:

    looks fantastic now!

  140. vylantze on December 28, 2011 at 9:34 am said:

    Epic banner. Colour’s cool too. Alright! *clicks Like button*

  141. You are manly men for using pink fonts. *thumbs up*

  142. Again changed? This one looks better than both other new versions. I’d say keep this one. And the new banner looks great.

  143. The only little bug I noticed is that the search bar isn’t properly aligned to the menu. Other than that it looks great, though it will take some getting used to.

  144. aand now thats a lot better^^ and i like the saber lily header~

  145. saberfag on December 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm said:

    Saber is mai waifu, I like <3

  146. nINJAkECIL on December 28, 2011 at 9:59 pm said:

    Could we have Saber Lily head a whole, and not cut-out version?

  147. Thanks to all who liked the banner.
    @nINJAkECIL: I could do that, but I won’t guarantee it’ll look as awesome.

  148. Silver21 on December 29, 2011 at 3:31 am said:

    nice layout~

  149. nINJAkECIL on December 29, 2011 at 3:54 am said:

    Yeah I kind of see it with only the head minus the armor on the torso.

  150. @nINJAkECIL: Or with a smaller body. With a subject as tall as that, it’s a bit difficult to make it work. Also, I think heads that are cut off from the eyes and above gives it a bit of a mysterious feel. That’s just me though.

  151. ConfusedPerv on December 29, 2011 at 7:55 am said:

    delicious armpit!
    nice banner.

  152. ender650 on December 29, 2011 at 12:52 pm said:

    Pretty nice layout- I like it although the site does seem similar to some other fansub groups.

  153. nINJAkECIL on December 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm said:

    The way I see it, the mysterious one is her smile. You can’t just guess what kind of smile she has when it’s displayed like that ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  154. No need to change the banner.

  155. really like the new design and banner, looks really good!
    but regarding the banner:
    doesn’t UTW stand for “unlimited translatION works”? =S
    just wondering…

  156. I liked the old theme more.

  157. The new design is nice. I’m not sure if I would have changed the background color to the gray. But I can see the difference you’d want to make with the content container. It just makes the site seem smaller imo.
    A nit-pic bug:
    Script Page, when you open up one of the links to reveal the skips, you get a scroll bar inside of the inner containment box. It makes for an awkward experience imo.
    About Page:
    The email links under your names really should display the email address somewhere so someone can copy and past. A lot of people don’t use outlook or apple mail programs to email people. So having your email show as a copy and paste option is important.
    XDCC Page:
    IMO you should move this to the last link on your navigation. Any link that navigates a user to another web page should be listed last as to que as many hits on your site as you can.
    Other than those nit pics, it’s a nice site over all. I love your work!

  158. Nooooooooooooo D: Why you do this ;-;

  159. oh I love the new grey/black colors now! looks great!

  160. Schezza on December 30, 2011 at 4:36 pm said:

    Welcome UTW to my daily checking sites, again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  161. Nice dark theme and banner : D. Would be nice to have the comments button at the bottom of the post tho D: like when I finish reading the post I can go to comments instead of having to scroll up to see the small link under the post title (has to do with flow too, comments after post content)

  162. wow lots better, nice job

  163. Tsuru21 on January 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm said:

    New banner is amazing

  164. DarkSlayer on January 1, 2012 at 2:46 pm said:

    wow, nice new layout. though i like the old one more hehe. could you maybe make some switch so we could switch to the layout that we want? hehe

  165. you guys are like, schizophrenic about the layout, cuz its changed how many times since it was changed the first time, at least 5 times already?

  166. nINJAkECIL on January 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm said:

    Why’d I see this on the footer?
    “Warning: call_user_func_array() [function.call-user-func-array]: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, ‘footer_link’ was given in /homez.433/utwgtcaa/www/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 405”

  167. When I look at the current layout with my new Dell monitor, I can see the difference between the grey body and the black background, but with my crappy old monitor I can’t see any difference at all. So I’d like to request if you can take a look at that, since there are lots of peeps out there who have crappy monitors.

  168. 1st Anon ever on January 13, 2012 at 7:29 pm said:

    “Also, if you have any suggestions to the layout itself (design, banner, etc), let me know and weโ€™ll get started on it right away.”
    This shows up on the script page:
    Warning: call_user_func_array() [function.call-user-func-array]: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, ‘footer_link’ was given in /homez.433/utwgtcaa/www/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 405

  169. Laughmaster on January 23, 2012 at 8:10 pm said:

    Suggestions (Yes I know this is kind of late):
    Make the spacing for paragraphs inside spoilers the same as outside of them, and emphasise the end of a spoiler with extra space:
    Line 5: padding: 0 0 1em;
    Line 10: padding: 0 1em 1em 0;

    In the login form, the username input is stylised but the password input is not.
    #wrapper form input[type="password"]{border:1px solid #d1d1d1;background:#fafafa;color:#666;font-size:13px;line-height:16px;padding:5px 7px;}
    You might want to also add a margin to that, since it puts them right next to each other if you stylise both.
    As for the PHP error that’s displaying where the footer should be, I’m not completely sure. Make sure you have a footer.php?

  170. Angelharpoon24 on October 10, 2012 at 9:30 pm said:

    my friend cannot access your site on his pc for some reason, is their a ban list or anything?
    he has been a loyal follower since the second eva movie was released and does not troll other fans at all.
    if any other people have had problems accessing this site and have resolved it, please let me know. thank you

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