New Look, New Image
Posted 29 July 2006 - 03:42 PM
Three final things and I will give you the clicky. First is that there are a FEW tables in my design. Alot of it is CSS and <div>, and the few tables in there are defined in CSS. Second is the logo. Right now it is just text. I am slaving away in GIMP trying to make a good logo to put there. Last is the Validity of the site. There are a few things that still make it invalid. I am working on fixing them right now. Everytime I fix one, my site dosn't work. They want me to take things out, or put things in, that screws up the entire design of the site. So I am working on a way to fix them without my site going to $h!t. So I know those three things above exist as problems, and I know most people here rant and rave on them, so I was just getting it out of the way so you can move on to other aspects of my site.
Posted 29 July 2006 - 03:54 PM
Posted 29 July 2006 - 04:02 PM
Posted 29 July 2006 - 06:31 PM
the overall feeling is boredom for me. the gradients add a little bit to it, but again, they're exactly like all other forum header cells in that regard. not too sure a really good logo will save the site from looking like any other forum online.
if this is the effect you were after, good job. however, i think that a lot of people will never even notice your non-forum content.
EDIT: after reading your second post, i still can't tell what you're trying to do with this design - is it meant to JUST be the forum, or is it meant to be your entire site, but within the forum's design?
Posted 29 July 2006 - 06:44 PM
Posted 29 July 2006 - 06:48 PM
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Posted 29 July 2006 - 07:35 PM
as ironic as it seems, in your efforts to do something different, your site has ended up looking like a lot of the other forums on the net. if there were something i'd change about it, i would suggest trying to get it a more unique feel, which is generally not accomplishable with forums.
Posted 29 July 2006 - 07:58 PM
Posted 29 July 2006 - 08:05 PM
1) Gain a firm member database
2) Develop a firm relation with my members
3) Get a few moderators to help around the site (The entire site can be fairly well edited by moderators)
4) Find one or two admins to help with some of the nitty gritty
After I meet those four goals I plan on to looking for some article writers to help write articles. Later plans are in the workings as well, but I don't wish to disclose them just yet as they are still a little rough around the edges.
As most of you know, your website will grow and you will find yourself developing away from the orginal plan. This is my original plan your looking at, and as time goes by and the site grows more and more I am positive more things will change. As I said, this is something I wanted to do and I really want to see what it devlops into.
kooaidman52 mentioned he liked lampgeekz. That design started out as simple as google and had NO forums. I added some columns and tables, added SMF forums, a few tutorials, and it has really grown. I am doing futher work to it as we speak as it has recently taken a growth spurt.
Posted 29 July 2006 - 08:43 PM
Posted 29 July 2006 - 08:45 PM
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