new mac site

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by powerbook, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. powerbook macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have started a new mac site called www.macgo.net
    I would love to get some feedback and ideas from you all...

    Thanks
     
  2. dualburn001 macrumors regular

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    very nice!!!

    what are you using to edit, dreamweaver?
     
  3. powerbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Glad you like it!

    I use Golive and BBEdit mostly, along with photoshop.
     
  4. Spock macrumors 68000

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    Hey nice site but I could barley read the text over the bright colors.
     
  5. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    yes, good job. what are you doing to get your rollovers to work with netscape browser?
     
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  7. iGav macrumors G3

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    Cool......

    Top job my mac buddy...... looks cool..... I find that it works okay in both (ie netscape) browsers, although I've not been super vigilant....... so I'll let you know if I have problems aswell!!! ;)

    Speaking of Apple rumor sites, I have a quick question (not sure whether it's relevant in this topic, but!!!) ........:

    What made people choose Macrumors as their choosen discussion site??

    I personally, although a newbie in terms of registering and posting, I've been following the site for quite awhile, I decided to join this forum as the people who were posted seemed really cool....... (okay I know you're all a fab bunch.... ) I felt like I'd known Eyelikeart, Alpha Tech, krossfyter, AmbitiousLemon, Hemingray, Beej, Macuser, Rower_CPU, Blakespot, and Mr arn for ages....... and you all (well most) seemed really intelligent....

    Why did others join Macrumors instead of other Mac sites????

    justa wondering thats all!!!!:D
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I like it! Clean design too. And another use of vBulletin. I've been thinking of installing that up on my site as well, how easy was it to get installed?
     
  9. burningwheel macrumors newbie

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    what bright colors? it looks kind of dull and washed out. i'd use a brigher blue, but then again i'd probably use a different color altogther. nice design though

    best wishes
     
  10. Beej macrumors 68020

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    Looks great, but I can't read a thing!

    My CRT is at 1600x1200 and the blue text is way too small to read, it just fades into the white background. Sweet layout though.

    Also, the forums have a very XP look to them (this is not a good thing).
     
  11. burningwheel macrumors newbie

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    you're right about it being hard to read. the text is too light on that background. sorry i didn't make that clear in my first post.
     
  12. cb911 macrumors 601

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    iGAV, i chose MacRumors because it looked as it there were lots of intelligent posts and stuff. its the best Mac forum iv'e seen.

    oh, by the way, powerbook i just had a look at your site. very good.
     
  13. powerbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for you feedback guys!! I am glad that the majority like the style of my new site! I was thinking of doing the apple OS X style, but then that is what almost everyone has done...

    Seems like the biggest problem is the color scheme! I created the site on my lombard machine and haven't had time to look at the colors on other machines. I know that my powerbook normaly shows brighter colors than normal, so the blue color should be darker on most machines. On my powerbook I can read the text fine... , but it's important that everyone can read the site. Question: Do many experience the blue color to bright and hard to read? or is the text to small!!! I think the text size is currently at 10 pixels and the headlines at 9pixels.

    Appreciate all the feedback I can get!!!!

    Regarding other forums... personally I use several sites as I don't find one site enough to answer all my questions... There are many other forums out there, i.e. macnn, macosx, this one, appleinsider, macworld...
    I think I am a member of all of them! Personally I wanted to start my own forum as I love macs and that I think its fun to use forums. If someone wants to become moderators at my forum they are more than welcome to join.

    Thanks
     
  14. powerbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just saw that I forgot to answer some questions...

    The rollovers work in netscape as of golive version 6, if you have version 5 you can download a fix.

    I use my own server with a fast 10MBit connection, so the site is ready for heavy traffic!

    Hope that answers your questions...
     
  15. burningwheel macrumors newbie

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    the text size is perfect. it's only hard to read because the pale blue text blends in with the white backgrpound to some degree. i can read it but a darker blue would be better. but as i mentioned before i'd gowith another color altogether since many mac sites tend to a blue and kinda dull and boring. th world needs more color!:)
     
  16. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I have no problem reading the text, but if you darkened the blue a little it might help.
     
  17. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    yeah...no problem reading the text from me. i also agree that darkening the blue a bit would help other people read it better. other than that its well done.
     
  18. powerbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, thanks for your comments! I have now darkened the font a bit. Have a look and let me know what you know think? Is it too dark now? it's really tricky with colors... The colors look very different on an iBook, lombard and an apple CRT screen.

    Thanks :)
     
  19. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    It looks better, and not too dark, the blue comes through on my TiPB nicely. But what about the contrast on the nav section below, those are a little light.

    Other than that, nice site:cool:
     
  20. Beej macrumors 68020

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    The darker text is much better, but still too small. I refuse to requent sites that won't let me adjust the size of the text (that's why I left the maccentral forums). I know it might ruin the layout when some idiot like me tries to view it at 1600x1200, but I'd rather be able to read it and have a messed up layout than to not be able to read it at all.
     
  21. powerbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am glad that the new color is better!

    Beej, are all the fonts to small or just certain ones? As I use CSS I don't think the browser is able to change the size. I will see what i can do.
     
  22. powerbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Beej, I would love some feedback on my last question... Thanks :)

    I am still not so happy with the color, will probably change it soon!
     
  23. powerbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi again!

    It's been a long time since I first started this thread... I just wanted to say that I have done many updates and modifications to the site and would love to get some new feedback if you have time.

    thanks :)
     
  24. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Site looks great to me, but then I'm looking at it on LCD monitors and colours always stand out more on them than a CRT.
     
  25. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    Like the site alot, but I can't see myself leaveing MacRumors anyday soon!

    Ensign
     

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