SITE REVIEW: Alerik International

  • alerik
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hello all.

I put a forum on my website and i love to get some feedback about things that can be optimised.




http://www.alerik-international.com/forum/
  • ATNO/TW
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Post 3+ Months Ago

You posted this in the wrong place. I moved it here and altered your subject .
  • Abelius
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Post 3+ Months Ago

People should get charged for making forums... :(
Kills the real designers!

But guess what, I'm gonna sign up to your forum since you have been giving such sweet reviews to ppl lately, you deserve it... :)

And please keep in mind that I don't want you to sign up to my Forum in exchange... ! Seriosuly! LOL :)

I do have one thing to critisize tho, even if your SITE (not the forum) is very neatly presented:
The header of your site (greenish) has NOTHING to do with the header of your forum!!! They don't even look alike! You think you can fix that?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Done! Signed up and introduced myself... :)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

That's a very nice clean look for a phpBB forum alerik. My only recommendation would be to read through the Search engine boards and the Programming board and look for info and details for mod_rewrite to optimize your board for the bots.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Modify your settings so that only registered users can post/reply to topics in your forum. Unless you're ok with random people being able to post stuff. Also make your header image a link to the forum index, much like what Ozzu has, it makes it easier to navigate.
  • alerik
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks guys.

I will start changing the things first thing monday morning. This is feedback i can use. Is it possible to put my header in this forum because it is not mine? If so can someone give me advice how to do that please.

Thanks a lot . :roll:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I don't understand what you're asking.
  • Poly
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Post 3+ Months Ago

you can add your header to the forum, but in my opinion it wouldnt fit. The green wouldnt go well with the silver. to change the header, you need to find the .SWF file in the forum folders, and then replace it with the SWF from your site, and thne replace the remaining images in the forum header with the image from your header. I dont have a copy of any PHPbb forum here at school, so i cannot give you any more specific insturctions on where the images are on the phpbb forum. When i get home i can give more specifics.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

The code is in the templates over_header.tpl file and the images in the templates image directory.

I understand now. I agree with poly - I wouldn't change it.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

ATNO/TW wrote:
I understand now. I agree with poly - I wouldn't change it.


the only other option to changing it would be to get a custom skin for PHPBB. I would suggest this, over leaving it as it is. If you leave it, it doesnt match the regular site.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I wouldn't change it at all. I think that's one of the better templates I've ever seen.
  • Poly
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Post 3+ Months Ago

i agree with you on it being one of the better templates, but i just dont like how if you go from the website to the forums all of the colors switch. Well, thats just my opinion, and every body is entitled to their own, except ATNO :twisted:
  • darkermoon
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I don't think a forum always has to look like the site, struck me as quite nice. You need to provide a link on your forum back to the main site though.

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