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Thanks for the tip. I'll think a little on it :)



More reviews would be gladly appreciated... I feel a little ignored here :(
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So... should I integrate the PHPbb Forum into my site? Or maybe I shouldn't? Come on people...
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How does the logo look like?

What about the design and colors? Does that work for you? Or is that a horrible design/color combination?

What does the site design make you think of?

What about navigation... is it easy for you to navigate from page to page and around the site?

What about loading speeds of pages? Are those adequate or are those too slow for some connections? Could you test that, and post the reply with your internet connection speed, download and upload speed (Could be tested using this testing service).

I might integrate it into PHPbb Forum even though I've never really got any feedback on it... I think I will and put my tutorials section there rather than creating a utility for it. How does that sound?

Thank you!
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One point coming to my mind is that you have written two instances of your domain name in the title tag of your homepage.

Maybe only one is enough.
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bermuda wrote:
One point coming to my mind is that you have written two instances of your domain name in the title tag of your homepage.

Maybe only one is enough.

Alright... I'll change that in the coming update. Thanks :)
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Your left menu doesn't look well positioned on Safari (Version 4.0.1 (5530.18)
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Hopefully the update I'm working on would fix that. Are there anything else that I need to fix?
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Yeah the right hand menu is a little off in FF3 in OSX as well. As far as phpBB goes it depends on what you want to do with the site and what you want visitors to do on the site.

What is the purpose of wedevoy? What do you want people to come to the site for? What do you want visitors to be able to do on the site? If someone came to your site and only say 1 thing what would you want it to be?
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1 Question... what right hand menu? Do you mean left?
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lol yes. I do that a lot. Probably too much. Yes the left menu breaks out of the sidebar image.
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I am seeing the same:

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I don't understand... what is exactly the problem?

The box with Log-In and Register links is out of place or something?
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The 'View your site review' and 'Donate' rows looks as if they're long divs that stick out beyond what I thought to be the shadowed edge of your sidebar. It may be by design, but to me it looks like overflow getting chopped off.
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Oh lol, have you ever moved your mouse over them to view the hover?

That's by design, that's why I didn't realize that you were talking about those stuff. I wanted to make it look like the links are coming from the content column (The right big content) rather then the left nav column (the left smaller column), and when you hover, the links are from the left small column and not from the right big column. I hope that made sense.

// Removed broken link
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The link no worky Bogey, and even though the links that are being referred to by UPS are intentional they don't look intentional they look like something is messed up like your code isn't doing what you want it to (which as a web developer is never good).
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lol, I made it go over the shadow intentionally, but since it looks so bad you are convinced it's a coding error, I would probably not do that...
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Alright. Here is the updated version of the site.

Keep in mind, I'm not actually done with it yet. The only reason I put it up there is if I get some designing problems (like I did right now), I could link to the site, explain the problem except of trying to describe the problem verbally... I'm not good at that.

It would also be great if you people would post here with recommendation, bugs (design-wise or program wise), or anything else you see that needs to be added and fun stuff like that.

I still didn't put in a few of the recommendations on this thread, so that is my next step after finishing the designing of the site/forum. Thank you.

Forget about the poll... it is not needed anymore. If a mod could kindly remove it... oh wait, I can do that... :lol:
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Do you want a design review now or after you have it where you want it? Or do you want us recommendations on possible changes now or wait until you have it where you want it considering our request my be changes you are already intending to make.
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CXLink wrote:
... want us recommendations on possible changes now ...
That is exactly what I want.

[EDIT:] How does that menu look like now? Does it look better?
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The menu looks good on initial view but gets a little weird as far as the text shifting around on hover.

Are you going to go blue over the whole site or are you going to make the BB green?
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Didn't think about green... I'll try that. (You are talking about the forum name blocks and that stuff... right?)
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I was talking about the forum boxes. Maybe gray should be the main color scheme and then use the green as a highlight/contrast color. Just an idea.

I hate redoing forum templates.
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Well It appears to be another Simple Machines forum I had started one as well so saying its bad is like saying mines bad so I will say it rocks.

Not much you can do to a php and sql database they are all the same arn't they?
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CXLink wrote:
I was talking about the forum boxes. Maybe gray should be the main color scheme and then use the green as a highlight/contrast color. Just an idea.
oh ok. Thanks.
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I hate redoing forum templates.
I'm not a great fan of that either... although I'm probably going to offer that in my service list.
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Well It appears to be another Simple Machines forum I had started one as well so saying its bad is like saying mines bad so I will say it rocks.
lol thanks :)
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Not much you can do to a php and sql database they are all the same arn't they?
You mean between phpBB and Simple Machines? I don't think so although I've never checked them out... (I've never used Simple Machines... I've always being using phpBB).
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What do you guys think of it now? I'm trying to keep my site colorful and interesting, but I may be overdoing it a bit... :lol:

Any constructive criticism is going to be greatly appreciated... thans :D
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for the rollover effect on the categories of the forum, the green doesn't match the rest of the layout.

Perhaps a color like #e5e7d0 or something similar may look better.

Also, to eliminate the text on the navbar jumping over a pixel on rollover, try adding this css to your "li a:hover" pseudo-selector:
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li a:hover {
border: 1px solid transparent;
}
  1. li a:hover {
  2. border: 1px solid transparent;
  3. }
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Here is the biggest thing I can see on your site.

It's a forum right? So where are all the members and posts?

Personally, you need to fill it with content, even if it's not your own member content. Scrape content from other sites that are related, and put expirey dates on the topics. This will give google meat to crawl, and will get members signing up.

Once you have real members talking about real stuff, the fake scraped content can get deleted.

Almost every dating site does this, why should forums be any different? Populate the site with fake profiles (in your case content), then remove it once the site gets moving.
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@mindfullsilence: thanks... I'll fix that as soon as I get to it :D

@camperjohn: Thanks for that :D I'll see what I can do...
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mindfullsilence wrote:
for the rollover effect on the categories of the forum, the green doesn't match the rest of the layout.

Perhaps a color like #e5e7d0 or something similar may look better.

Also, to eliminate the text on the navbar jumping over a pixel on rollover, try adding this css to your "li a:hover" pseudo-selector:
Code: [ Select ]
 
li a:hover {
  border: 1px solid transparent;
}
 
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  2. li a:hover {
  3.   border: 1px solid transparent;
  4. }
  5.  
Thanks :D That color works perfectly... the fix for the navigation though didn't really work... margin-left: 1px; worked perfectly though :D


I've got the homepage and viewforum.php where I want it and I need assistance in the viewtopic.php though. I don't know what colors I want those blocks to be and I'm thinking to put the user information (as to who posted, if their online ... etc. etc.) on the top of each post...

Something like the following image:
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Any other suggestions as to what colors to use, what layout to user or something else entirely about it or something else would be awesome and greatly appreciated :D

Thanks for all the great help so far :D :)
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I like the color scheme in general. It's not dull and it's not agressive -- something you would have problem looking for a longer time.

The top ( header and menus ) go well with the main content's (forum) colors. But the right colunm somehow doesn't belong to those two. I don't know .. unrelated kind of colors and shades.. unrelated sized fonts, you have gentle colors here and strong on top / main. It would look perfectly ok on it's own, it just not totaly compatible style with top and main.

Just an oppinion, I am not a designer or specialist in this.
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