MacRumors needs a face lift

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by officerdick, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. officerdick macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    MacRumors is my favorite mac site on the web. The layout is great and everything, but the "colors" and the general theme are a bit 90'ish. So how about pouring som Aqua over macrumors (or illuminous) or something truley original. Like the MacHeist site, that was beautiful and original, mabey a design contest could be an idea?
    Just my 2 cents

    Keep up the good work!

    - officerdick out!
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I agree that it needs a new coat of paint. Discussions were started a little while ago but I've not heard any more...

    I'm not for an Aqua or any theme that's too tied to the Finder or Mac apps. It can date too quickly. The MR brand and look should be able to stand on its own.

    Perhaps deconstructing what is wrong with it in people's eyes might be a good start.
     
  3. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Maybe make it look more like the London Olympic logo?

    (I'll get my coat now).

    [​IMG]
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    while it could use some updating... i don't think everything is wrong with it.

    its simple, clean, and easy on the eyes.
     
  5. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    I agree it does need an update its a bit too plain and the logo is really odd, its like half apple and half question mark.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Not sure why you think that's odd...that's the whole point. Macs and Rumors...together in one logo. It describes pretty well what the site is all about.
     
  7. cube macrumors G5

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    It needs more server/bandwidth power, not cosmetic changes.
     
  8. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    As welcome a change it may be, I would not anticipate a change any time soon.

    Things like that take weeks to get right and roll out.
     
  9. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    I might agree that there are many things that need a face lift. I can't agree that MR is one of them. It is still one of the few sites that you can browse that doesn't seek to bring attention to itself. Very traditional in that way. I like it.
     
  10. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    I would agree that it's time for a face lift. Something like iTunes 7 interface or iPhone operating system interface.
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    heck no! keep it simple.
    the interface now is great for the most part. just needs some new colors perhaps, imo.
     
  12. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    Like the blue text color of the thread titles could be made in black color instead of blue.
     
  13. monke macrumors 65816

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    So something like this then?
    londonmrlogo.jpg

    Don't worry, it only took 2 minutes, and it'll only cost MR a new Mac Pro. :p
     
  14. Doctor Q Administrator

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    MacRumors sometimes gets a facelift on April 1st -- in recognition of Apple's birthday, of course.

    Buy we're glad to hear suggestions about design changes and you are welcome to post mockups if you like. No, we're not having a contest for it.
     
  15. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I don't want a change 'cause then it won't load as quickly for me 'til it inundates my cache again.


    Okay, so I'd soon get over that. I wouldn't mind seeing some of the square edges rounded off though. Internet 2.0 FTW!
     
  16. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    Holy Christ! I never noticed that :(
     
  17. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    LOL this will be the *new* G5 Powerbooks next tuesday thing from now on...

    But I do tend to agree the colours of the site need an update, wait till Leopard and get some ideas from that since it's an Apple site
     
  18. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    DUDES!!!

    Be careful what you wish for! We want something new...

    ... and we got the Digg icons!

    So watch it young'uns!

    (Yes, I'm ever-so-subtly hinting that the Digg thing sucks)
     
  19. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I would like to keep MR the way it is. The color's aren't distracting, the text is easy to read, I would be devastated if it were to change.:(
     
  20. Salasm macrumors regular

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    my first thought the title reads like half the members need a facelift, not the site.

    hey casse, colors are not distracting. check out mine. highlight the page to make reading my text a little easier.
     
  21. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It already runs across 3 or 4 servers, and frequently handles close to 4000 members/guests on the forums, never mind the front page, and it does it pretty well IMO. There has been a great improvement in this over the last year or two actually. No complaints here.
     
  22. cube macrumors G5

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    I got the "too many users" error the other day, and there wasn't even a keynote.

    And what's the point of 5 mbps broadband if the web does not keep up?
     
  23. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    the site really does have a 90's feel to it, and I like it that way. It feels old, as in it's been around forever, and it doesn't need snazzy colors to survive/thrive. Maybe a few additional tweaks would be good, but nothing major at all please, I like it just the way it is!
     
  24. myjellyass macrumors regular

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    Grrr, it was fine until i read this thread and now I can't stop picking faults in the entire site. You've soiled the perfect image that i've always had in my head of MacRumors!
     
  25. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Perhaps a subtle freshening up would be okay, but I don't think MR should change it up too much. I like that the information is easy to read and that the forum theme stays out of the way.

    Or would you prefer something more 'in your face' like Myspace??:eek:

    Now, if there were a way to make searching more effective...
     

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