Upgrade MacRumors?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by SolidSnake, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. SolidSnake macrumors regular

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    Who here thinks that the Forums should be updated? The forums are very helpful and are very popular now so i think that MacRumors Forums should undergo should plastic surgery. A different layout, a variant of colors schemes ect? What do you all think?
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    God no. I've seen so many vBulletin forums that are ugly as sin because of colour schemes and a heavy overdose of graphical nonsense.

    This one should carry on keeping it simple. No clutter.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Yes... I believe it's time for a face-lift, a fresher look, but not a major overhaul.

    I've said my piece about this before in similar threads and would offer what help I could but web's not my strength at all although as a print designer I'm naturally interested in the subject in terms of colour, layout and legibility.

    Some things here work quite well; others less so as the number of forums have expanded.
     
  4. dcv macrumors G3

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    I like the simple clean look of the forums but wouldn't mind seeing some alternative ideas. Maybe people should post some suggestions/mockups for a new site design, we could vote it down to a shortlist, then present that to arn for a final say?
     
  5. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    I would like some more Aqua themes, and an OS X styled background (like the mod you can get in firefox for MR)...
     
  6. dcv macrumors G3

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    Could you possibly post a screenshot of this Firefox thing?
     
  7. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Personally, I'd prefer a non-Aqua look to the site. It seems that every other Apple related site and its dog has an Aquafied look, and it's something that dates very quickly.

    I generally like things the way they are here, but that's not to say that I would be against any alterations that made things a little clearer and legible – just not change for change's sake. ;)
     
  8. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    No. Keep them exactly as is. They're perfectly legible and not too flashy, which is purely an annoyance.
     
  9. Doctor Q Administrator

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    If you've got 'em, post 'em right here and we'll see what arn or anybody else likes.
     
  10. EGT macrumors 68000

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    I quite like the way MacRumors is laid out/displayed. Much better than the majority of forums I visit anyway.

    One thing I don't like is the logo. No offense to whoever designed it, but it just looks amateurish and outdated to me. But then again, what do I know? :rolleyes:

    If it's not broken don't fix it, eh?
     
  11. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Did you know the logo has a hidden element to it? :)
     
  12. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It's fine, including the logo. Nothing gets in the way of the discussion and that's the main thing about forums, isn't it?
     
  13. arn macrumors god

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    The logo's not gonna change.

    The layout may change... or at the very least refreshed. I was looking into getting a better icon-set, but it hasn't been that easy to find a good one. If there are any professional or serious-amateur icon designers amongst our ranks who would be interested, you should contact me.

    arn
     
  14. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

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    amen to that. Best forum I've ever seen!
     

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