Potential Front Page Revamp?

Discussion in 'Community' started by arn, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002
    i like it. but to be honest, i'm easy to please.
  3. 3rdpath macrumors 68000


    Jan 7, 2002
    2nd star on the right and straight till morning
    nice..not too radical...just a little spiffing up.
  4. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

    Royal Pineapple

    I vote yes, but i would like to see the resent threads on the right side again, and it would prolly look alot better without the ads :D ahh the pleasures of Demigoddom.:D;)
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    Ha! Not bad - but I think the red is too dark. Lighten it up a bit and it be fine...

    Remember this from last year....

  6. medea macrumors 68030


    Aug 4, 2002
    Madison, Wi
    I like it though I agree that both the red and the blue are too dark.
    nice to see a possible change.....
  7. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    I think it looks cool, it makes the simple great ui look a bit nicer....the only issue i see is a bit of the fisher price xp look..... thats just what it reminds me of....not trying to offend anyone

    is this going for like post wwdc implementation?
  8. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    ohhhhhh............. yummy.

    I like it. I think any change would be good though.

    This site has a great layout. It's just old. ;).

  9. CaVoLo macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2003
    i think it looks great just keep the sidebar with the links to the forums....i enjoy that :)
  10. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    I like it, not too heavy on the graphics but definately pleasing to the eye.
  11. richie macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2002
    Melbourne, Australia
    Looks good, but the bar with the link to the Poll lacks panache ;)

    It should, imo, either

    Echo the news boxes, so just have an outline in that red colour, with a light background, or,

    Simply have a black line across the top of the bar and a white background (and maybe a grey line under the text) so as to give the rest of the page the feel of being a tab/sheet, if you see what I mean :)

    Edit: Just quickly did this, as an example of what I meant (yay for css) http://richie.bz/mr.jpg
  12. Steradian macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2002
    San Jose
    I think it looks great although it would be better to have the Polls and Page 2 rumors link stand out a bit more, perhaps a different shade? Hmm coming along nicely however :) good job
  13. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus


    Nov 28, 2001
    down in Fraggle Rock
    nice subtle change. I agree with previous posters regarding the lightening of the red and attempting to highlight the page two/poll links better. Also the images used could be touched up a bit so the edges are less grainy (i'd guess they are gifs from the poor edges).

    Though I must admit that when I saw the thread title I was hoping someing more drastic was being suggested. Nothing wrong with the current design, its just that change is refreshing and exciting.
  14. MacBandit macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    I like it but.....

    When I first saw the page my eyes went all blury and I couldn't figure out why. The 3D effect on the title bars is too overdone with too much gradient from top to bottom it screwed with my focuse. I think if the colors were a little milder and the 3D stuff were toned down this would be a good upgrade or progression or minor change what have you.
  15. ibookin' macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    I like it. The 3D effect on the red bars reminds me of apple.slashdot.org. I especially like the new gray bar at the top right of the page.
  16. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    It's okay. Looks nice. But I agree, too dark. I like the current looks, but if you want to make a change, this is a step in the right direction. Subtle is good, nothing too radical.

    Seems lately you're busy enough Arn, when do you sleep?
  17. wrc fan macrumors 65816

    wrc fan

    Jan 19, 2003
    In a world where LPs are made like pancakes
    i don't like the title bars, they look too much like Win XP, but the rest of the changes look nice.
  18. job macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2002
    in transit
    Looks nice. If the red title bars were more 'flat' similar to the grey navigation buttons at the top, then it would look very sophisticated.
  19. celaurie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2003
    Scotland, UK.
    Re: Potential Front Page Revamp?

    Not bad at all - looks clean and isn't radically different from what we're used to, which is good!

    So often when websites get revamped they become almost unrecogniseable from previous incarnations and somewhat less functional in a bid for more eye candy which usually results in less functionalitly (take Lycos Mobile for example)

    The 'new look' takes a little longer to load, but that's fair with the increased graphics load.

    Oh, one thing I would like, if it's possible, is to have access to the User CP directly from the homepage...

  20. Zaid macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2003
    I like it,

    Especially the [home][submit a story] etc menu

    The blue and red seem a bit dark, and the bevel seems a bit over done.

    I think if you brightened the red and blue up a bit and used a flatter gel effect it would be great.

    Nice job though
  21. pinks macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2003
    Pretty good.

    I like that it keeps the basic structure of the page which I think is more intuitive and straight-forward than some other fora that i've seen.

    I agree with earlier posters that the links to threads should be maintained at the right-side of the page (but I think they've been missed because of their absence yesterday - when this sample was being developed).

    I think that the Home > Submit a Story >About >Advertise, etc... bar at the top is really nice and has a greater impact that those links do at present.

    The Mac Rumors logo ie. Apple and ? looks great - perhaps the red needs to be slighty lighter in tone. This would look great in the Dock as the icon for MR Chat (which should have a solid-background). The text though is, I think, either too big or too bold and looks a little clumsy.

    The grey stripe running horizontally across the page (which contains 'Daily Poll' and 'Page 2' info) could also do with being a few shades ligher in tone.

    My final thing (and probably most significant) is the Thread title-bars which look a little WinXP-ish as they are currently proposed. I don't know whether the 3-D effect is too effective on that particular background colour. The shape (more rounded corners) is an improvement but I'd be tempted to keep it more simple with a 'flat' colour - moving away from the current dark-red, though.

    Anyway, I clearly have too much time on my hands. Thanks for the opportunity to offer opinion.

    Edit: yeh, what Zaid said!

    - Al.
  22. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2001
    I like it, there are only 2 things that IMHO should be changed.

    I think MR logo should remain as it is, simple and nice, not aqua and I also think those home-sub.story-etc. buttons on top look too much ripped off from apple.com, maybe they should be aqua.
  23. MacFan25 macrumors 68000


    Jan 5, 2003
    I like it. I think that its time for a change. It looks fine now, but something different will be nice. :)
  24. szark macrumors 68030


    May 14, 2002
    I think the other posters have covered just about everything, except that the tabs should match.

    Having the active tab 3D and the inactive tabs 2D just doesn't look right to me.
  25. pseudobrit macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2002
    Jobs' Spare Liver Jar
    I like more drastic changes. The kind where everyone hates it at first but after a week can't remember how they dealt without it.

    All in all, it's a nice restyle, but it needs more Aqua consistency. It looks like random aspects of Aqua were picked up for certain items, while Aqua itself is more consistent with its styling.

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