SITE REVIEW: First forum dedicated to directories

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http://forum.gandalfdir.com

Forum dedicated to directories, submissions, listings, creation, development and maintaince of a directory. Main topics are review of directories available online, Famous Directories (Dmoz, Yahoo, Wow, etc), Make your own directory - ideas, tips and assistance in creating your own directory, review of scripts that build directories. Also there are forums for directory promotion, link exchange and advertising opportunities.

Any ideas on optimization, promotion and further development of the site are most welcomed.
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  • Gandalf
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Also any ideas on design are also welcomed. Especially logo.
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Yeah, the logo has got to go.. I am sure a lot of people here would be very willing to help out in that department.. Also, may be it's just me but that Sure is green.. I don't know.. I am color blind.. But, really when it comes to getting forums to attract people is a GOOD template..
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Any spesific ideas on what would be better with regard to logo?

Also i am not sure i got you with regard to template? Are you saying template i have is good one?
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i think he is implying that you should look for a new one
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wow
  • Gandalf
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i kinda wonder what's wrong with green color? I mean why is that stressy ?
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any more ideas?
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the changes you have made looks great, I dont mind those tones of green, much better than the tacky bright green I first saw.

Best of luck with it!

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does it really have to be green? try to mix in another color to sort of take a little away from it there is just a lot of green and its distracting lol (it might just be me)
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i really dont mind the green i think the biggest thing is change the logo at the top to something more snazzier :)
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Ok, thanks i will try to work with your comments :)
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Keep these green colors. The decent but effective use of different shades of green for columns is great, also the combination of greenish-yellow with green and the constraint on two colors only.

I would also recommend to completely replace the navigation and logo, however.

Especially: never mix serifless and serif fonts without a strong aesthethic reason! Your header section sort of falls apart from the rest of the page because it has a different "font sentiment".

Finally: What is the reason for using two different navigation systems on top of your page?

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There are two reasons:

1) Upper Navigation is for the whole site gandalfdir.com that includes directory, archive, contact and advertising page while the lower navigation is for forum only.

2) ... Actually why not- i this i will try to make it one navigation for all, thanks martin
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Logo changed see the result. Other any ideas of improvement?
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Hi,

for my taste the new logo looks somewhat smudgy, because there is too much shadow and too little contrast between the green "Gandalf" and the yellow background. Also, a logo should have that specific unique feel, that helps to remember it visually. In this respect, your first logo was better.

Look at the box below, where it says "First board dedicated..", it is much more readable than your logo, even though font size is smaller!. See what I mean?

Also, why do you use two different font sizes within one logo?

I would simply put in the upper Box the word "Gandalf", using a larger font and more readable contrast and shading. Then in the box below, I would put in "Open Directories Forum".

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IMO, the green is a welcome change of pace from the usuall blue sites that I see. I'm so sick of blue. :shock: Everything up top needs some work though.
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try to be more creative with the logo like this Image

Which is http://spano.co.uk/_logo.gif
  • Gandalf
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Martin,

how about this logo Image?
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I love the idea Gandalf! Dont like the layout (template) but everything else is very very cool... Once again neat forums... Thumbs up to you.
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Definitely an interesting topic...
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thank you for your comments. Is there anything else to improve here at your opinion?
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any more suggestions?

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