Suggestions for Revamping a site?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by hansoffate, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. hansoffate macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to redesign my school bands website. http://camb.ucdavis.edu/camb/index.php

    Basically, my pre-requisite is to have different user logins to edit different parts of the website. The current website requires the IT to change everything. I was thinking about using a CMS.

    I was thinking about http://www.joomla.org/ . Anyone else have any other suggestions?

    -Hans
     
  2. kaboutertje macrumors regular

    kaboutertje

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    Please tell me you are going to change the look of the site too.
     
  3. hansoffate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes!! It looks god awful. I suck at layouts and color combinations. If anyone wants to give suggestions that would be appreciated.

    Our school colors are blue and Gold. Any ideas?

    Thanks
    -Hans
     
  4. kaboutertje macrumors regular

    kaboutertje

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    I could totally revamp the site, but that's offcourse not what I'm going to do. Just a few simple things that you could do yourself:

    - Ditch the dark background
    - Change the logo, get rid of the bandphoto it is to geeky if you ask me
    - Take a different font for the menu
    - Use the band colors in the logo (since you want the colors in the site)

    And well examples if you really want a full revamp:

    http://www.keanemusic.com/

    It's simple it shows the headlines and the tourguide on one page. It still uses a dark background, it uses a flash menu which could be hard to make depending on your experience with flash. But could be replaced by a non animated menu offcourse.
    Not saying you should make a site like that, but you could try to make a site that shows one instantly what you are and where you are going to perform next, you might want to use a different color scheme though, unless your colors are the same as the new keane album ;)
     
  5. tominated macrumors 68000

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    If you have flash you can make it really fancy and make a login thing and you can even intergrate it with things like php, xml, MySQL, etc. look at my site for some ideashttp://thomasbrunoli.awardspace.com
     
  6. hansoffate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice.

    I was going to use SwishMax to redesign the website, but they said it would look to playful. They said just to have a static page and make an intro flash movie.

    What color combinations background/text do you think would look good?

    Also, as for layout. I was thinking the standard header and 2 column layout.
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    ::EDIT:: Showing it like that didn't work
     

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