New Design

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New Design

Postby rockgeek » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:55 am

How about something along these lines?

http://janusz.co.uk/forums/

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Re: New Design

Postby King_Walnut » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:49 am

I'd say the top banner could do without the FAQ and Feedback buttons. You have the FAQ leading to the PHPBB FAQ when most people would be expecting the Sonisphere FAQ. Feedback button is needless there really too, and once again I think people would think of it as festival feedback instead of forum technical feedback. Just aslong as the feedback subforum is noticable, then that's sufficient.

The stuff at the bottom ... "Hi all, put a date in the diary..." I dunno, it makes it seem a bit like a university coursework. It doesn't need to be there .. or at least it needs to say something else.

Everything else seems to be fairly nice though, I like the fonts. This place could do with being dragged out of the noughties.
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Re: New Design

Postby rockgeek » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:53 am

There's also a sidebar as well but thought it would be too much. Agree with icons at the top - guess we could leave the one (pointing to main site) for now and add a 2nd when tickets come on sale.

Yeah, I couldn't think of any better text so nabbed what the DB had said.

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Re: New Design

Postby rockgeek » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:56 am

Re-jigged

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Re: New Design

Postby PurpleDemon » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:07 pm

The fonts are cool. Less certain about the colour scheme, but maybe it'd look nicer when there's more than one subforum on the list.
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Re: New Design

Postby rockgeek » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:11 pm

There's loads of colour themes http://phpbb3.pixelgoose.com/preview-me ... ue%20Metro - use dropdown at the top

If people want, I can look to add those as well at some point in the future

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Re: New Design

Postby King_Walnut » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:13 pm

rockgeek wrote:Re-jigged


That looks better already.

I forgot to mention .. the Sonisphere button looks like it was done in Paint. That's not a shot at you, it's just the first thing I think when I look at it. Mebbe knock up something a little smoother in Photoshop? AND CAPITALISE THE FESTIVAL NAME.
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Re: New Design

Postby rockgeek » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:18 pm

Aye - just grabbed what I could find on Google last night. Might just choose a better icon than the globe.

Capitalisation DONE. Oh wait, the CSS overrides it. Meh.

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Re: New Design

Postby King_Walnut » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:25 pm

Just a side thing that annoys me. When you first arrive at the forums you're greeted with this:

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This seems redundant given that the Sweden sub-forum is long gone and we've been the only ones on there for years. Would it make more sense to just have this as the front page of the forums?

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Re: New Design

Postby rockgeek » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:27 pm

Aye - not my call though, one for Dok to approve

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Re: New Design

Postby King_Walnut » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:30 pm

Loving the Myspace link in there too, just for old times' sake
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Re: New Design

Postby rockgeek » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:35 pm

Struggling with icons in the top right - replaced what was there with colour ones but don't think it sits right

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Re: New Design

Postby King_Walnut » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:37 pm

Hows about no icons and just the black banner .. have it hyperlink to the website? Or does that make the whole thing look too blocky?
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Re: New Design

Postby rockgeek » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:38 pm

Too blocky - I'm guessing Soni will need a link back to the main site. Will see what Google has to offer. Might have to start from scratch

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Re: New Design

Postby King_Walnut » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:41 pm

Roll it out when the tickets go on sale, then you can have a button to the website and a button to the ticket page.
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Re: New Design

Postby rockgeek » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:42 pm

Good point

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