Site Feedback v2.0
by Fulcio » 18 Apr 2014, 01:59
IMHO the site could improve on further in readability if signatures and member infos (area to the right of a post) would be less emphasized (when I want to read a post, the post is what matters to me).
by Rubine » 18 Apr 2014, 07:53
Fulcio wrote:IMHO the site could improve on further in readability if signatures and member infos (area to the right of a post) would be less emphasized (when I want to read a post, the post is what matters to me).
Definitely agree with this.
For an example, Kilee's signature is practically all I see whenever they post, especially if it's a one or two line post. It appears that the font size is larger in the signatures than in the posts, which is odd.
(BTW, nothing against you Kilee, I just went back a page or so in this thread to look for examples and your sig jumped out at me.)
by Elvenbane » 18 Apr 2014, 10:18
Rubine wrote:It appears that the font size is larger in the signatures than in the posts, which is odd.
Ya, the font's 10% larger than the post font.
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by Kilee » 18 Apr 2014, 15:17
Rubine wrote:(BTW, nothing against you Kilee, I just went back a page or so in this thread to look for examples and your sig jumped out at me.)
lol, I've been thinking of changing it anyway. I'll sit down later this week and try to trim it down.
by skillscore » 21 Apr 2014, 06:49
I don't know if its intentional or not, but the new layout feels more like a mobile site than anything.
The header takes up 25% of the window and the left and right gaps take up more lines than watching a non HD program on an HDTV, or being on an 800x600 site
Are there other themes/layouts to choose from?
I belong to alot of forums and this one is the only one that im actually getting frustrated reading because im starting at huge gaps of whitespace and its difficult to read purple on white/gray.
I usually can adapt to change pretty well, alot of sites switched from old forums to Vbulletin, then all the Vbulletin sites switched to Xenforo, but I don't know what this is.. If there are other thremes/layouts available or a way to change them, please make the CP options available or more visible somewhere in the header/footer and maybe look into finding a way to reduce that dead space. Also the quote button was so tiny i ended up PMing someone in my thread trying to quote them last week.
I hate being negative but I think that the people that feel the same as me may not stick around to say anything or you could be turning away potential new users.
by skillscore » 21 Apr 2014, 07:36
( album link here if embedded pics arent viewable: http://imgur.com/a/Azc1R )
Something just seems off either with the forum or the way the site was framed..
To keep things "constructive" heres a comparison of how H2P renders on a 1920x1080 with some suggestions, compared to 2 other sites, one thats different, and one thats similar to the new H2P that maybe will help you see what I mean. The way the site is now, it feels like its optimized for tablet/phone. I know thats the wave of the future and all, but the difference in the actual "usable" parts of the website are not being utilized creating alot of dead space. ( zooming out of the website dosent help either because the gap just gets bigger)
by skillscore » 21 Apr 2014, 08:21
I took some of the dead space and cropped it to give you an idea how it could look fullscreen, also cropped the headers and added a box around the UserCP and Navbar to help them separate more from the background.. Also pasted in a few shades darker for background to give some more contrast. I think this would kind of make everyone happy, it keeps the site's vision, layout, and "feel" intact but addresses some of the issues that were brought up
Direct URL: http://i.imgur.com/2HgVSaO.png
Ok I don't know wtf happened but now the site is dark again.. Either im losing my mind, or thats the worlds fastest turnaround time Ive ever seen. lol
by Elvenbane » 21 Apr 2014, 08:53
960px width is the width to support full-takeover ads (see icy-veins.com for example). I don't know if Veiled plans to implement them at some point but it makes more sense to design a new site with the future in mind imo.
The ad on the right is positioned 50px from the right side of the viewport rather than a set distance from the right side of the layout frame, you can see this by shrinking the browser. That keeps it out of the content and means it'll render cleanly in any resolution above 1280px wide without needing to modify code. The only other real option, without compromising the site layout, would be to place 728x90 ads between posts or below the header, and they'd be much more obtrusive imo.
The 200px header actually 2 pieces, the 75px fixed header (scrolls with you), and the 125px static header. Personally the fixed header annoys me on mobile because it takes up so much real estate on a small screen.
I definitely think there's some tweaks that could be made to give certain areas of the site more/less emphasis (the signature font-size is a good example). That said the overall feel of the site and my perceived reasons behind them make sense to me and it feels like a step in the right direction.
Anywho, those are just my thoughts on why some of the design decisions might have been made.
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by skillscore » 21 Apr 2014, 09:02
Whoever did whatever.. my eyes thank you.
And I think there is a clear difference in a post when someone takes time to explain their thoughts instead of saying "This sucks". It shows the difference on who cares enough to help contribute.
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