MacRumors needs an iOS 7 redesign?

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  1. Jacksonc, Apr 25, 2014
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    Who thinks that the MacRumors site needs a redesign? The current one is a little old fashioned...
     
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    The forums certainly need a redesign.

    The main site will get some tweaks, but I don't know if it'll be dramatic.

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  5. 7thson macrumors 6502a

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    I don't mind it, but I recognize that it is "outdated" by current web design comparisons. The GUI of the website could be updated while maintaining its simplicity but I hope it doesn't veer towards "tiles", a la The Verge (no disrespect, I'm just not a fan of the interface. Although the colors are fun and the content is dicerse and interesting). I come here to MR because the conveyance of info (or rumors, per se) is so easily digested. I don't buy that newer is better by virtue, but only if it improves the UI.
     
  6. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    I find the MacRumors site relatively easy to navigate, and especially 'uncluttered' compared to some other sites.
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

    I hope those coming changes won't result in more clutter, or visual distractions.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Visually speaking things could get spruced up, but I'm not sure an iOS7 themed update is the best approach, especially given how many people really don't like the look of iOS7
     
  8. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    The forums do look pretty old but then most forums seem to.
     
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  10. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Forums graphics are new, fresh and beautiful. They also help attracting new users, with their modern look, and enhance the visual appeal overall.
    :rolleyes:
     
  11. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    We seems to follow this trend of form over function.

    The forums work well "as is." This idea of getting old (for me) really says nothing. We have seen various man/machine interfaces go through updates that add absolutely no value and at times, detract from function.
     
  12. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    So we should just give up ever trying to improve anything? Not every update works but if people don't try then we would all be using dos.
     
  13. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    I like it the way it is. Old time Mac users like myself will not be happy if it ends up looking like iOS
     
  14. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I'm fine with the design as it is. I find it easy to read and navigate.

    While there are others far more informed than I on this subject, my personal opinion is that change for change sake is unnecessary.

    The insatiable need for novelty does not, IMO, apply here.

    But that's just one philistine's opinion...:p;)
     
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    A massive, mega, profound, heartfelt 'amen' to all whom I have quoted above; you have expressed my thoughts and feelings on the matter exactly.

    No tiles here please. Count me among those who like an uncluttered, plain, easy to navigate and above all, easy to read, forum.

    Bells and whistles - and flashing tiles - for the sake of it - are off putting. And please do not attempt to elevate form over function. I loathe cluttered, flashy screens.
     
  16. Jacksonc thread starter macrumors 6502

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  17. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    I think it would be cool if macrumors forums on mobile looked more iOS 7 like. Or even a macrumors iOS app.
     
  18. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I'm still trying to get used to the current design :eek:

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  19. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    The aggressive white hurts my eyes and the light blue is difficult to read. You call that "user friendly"?
     
  20. Jacksonc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was thinking of "something like that". I didn't say it has to look exactly like that. I just like the user-friendly design. :D
     
  21. oldhifi macrumors 6502a

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    A Tech Guide Section " how to fix/repair your Mac', would be nice
     
  22. Fondaparinux macrumors member

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    And functionality fixes.


    Like the down vote button.
     
  23. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Nah, I don't think we need a down vote button.......

    I always look at it, if change is needed then make the change. But changing for the sake of changing?
     
  24. JarScott macrumors 68040

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    I just realised that the MacRumors logo has a question mark in it.


    Also, yes, a swanky new redesign please. It's all looking very 90s.

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    I've always liked the crisp and clean feel of the Nitrous Networks forum. http://nitropanel.com/forum
     
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