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How is the overall design of my website?

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    Nice! I like it
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    hmm, needs some work...
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    booo! sucks my grandma could have done better!
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    to basic, needs graphics!

SITE REVIEW: Savage Lands RPG GAME

  • Bladesling
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Post 3+ Months Ago

alright i know it needs some work but i am trying to keep alot of graphics off of it because it is a text base game :)
http://www.bladesling.no-ip.com/test/
i would like you to sign up and go through the game a bit.. dont get addicted lols.. im serious :-p that is the beta version non released...
http://www.bladesling.com is the released version my players play on.. shhh dont tell them about the beta :-p trying to keep them out :-p want to suprise them with new stuff
when my players whine its usauly about the text being to dark, i brightend it a bit from v.2 is it good enough?
anyways.. sign up and check it out and tell me how it looks.. there are graphics inside, not much but some...
umm i would like you to look at the layout of the shops because they all are the same.. if you look at one you have basicly seen them all :-p
New Link Below
is the link
for your users names add a _o after it please and thank you
so my name would be blade_o instead of just blade... thanks for your replies ill be looking foward to them!

The new links are
http://www.bladesling.com/preview/
http://www.bladesling.com/preview2/

and the old site is
http://www.bladesling.com/sl/

I would like some opinions on preview one and two :D
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  • Spin-Zero
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Clean and straight forward, so kudos for that, mate. However, me old eyes don't see blue text on a black background very well. Not a good combination for us geriatrics in the crowd.

Also, a few images might spice it up a bit without slowing down the load-time much.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

yea i seem to get that blue text a bit brighter everyday lols.. everyone likes to whine about my blue text :-p thanks for the advice.. hmm did you sign up? cause there are a bit more images in the game... hmm i think i should realy spice up the outside of the webby lols make them think its all pimp inside :-p but for some people it reloads them images every time.. wow like my school macs do sometimes... evil i tell you!
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  • LordArnell
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Post 3+ Months Ago

How about a way to change the text colour (possibly with CSS or Javascript) and possibily the background colour. But the page is cleanly layed out and I like your restraint!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

lols anymore info on to what color of text i should choose :-p just telling me that maybe i should change it doesnt help me :-p
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Post 3+ Months Ago

This is to just elaborate my other post. I would put up some links that can change the colour. Say on that makes the text white and the boxes gray. And another link that might change it to say green.
  • Bladesling
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Post 3+ Months Ago

hehe whats funny is that i have done that to one of my other sites... lols.. exact same format and everything... grey with white text.. LOL! erm I'm done now lols... reason why i didnt keep it... TO BRIGHT! lols.. i love the dark... but i might make it to where you can change the color to like green or something :) thanx.. ive though of it before.. but one thing i cant do is change the bg color :( to many things that have to do with that and would mess up otherwise.. but black and red.. black and green... black and white... umm yea.. i think thats all ill do in a for a color scheme :) v .4 all the way baby :-p anyways..
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  • Bladesling
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Post 3+ Months Ago

alright.. I've done some work on it, still blue but it has more of a look to it instead of no images... it has like 3 :-p bg, tops, and header :-p haha.. anyways I still need help with it a bit :)
http://bladesling.com/preview/index.php
this is preview one..
http://bladesling.com/preview2/index.php
preview two
the only differece in the tops one is more room taking the other stats to the tops and the bottoms

:) thanks for the comments
and if you wish to see what it use to look like
http://bladesling.com/sl/
*still current til im finished*
  • mr_darek
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Nice page. I like the fact that's is straight forward with the user and provides a good looking interface. Nice job.

The only thing I would suggest is perhaps provide some imagery which fits the content of whatever page its on.

ex: Games page having a pic of a character

But make the size appropriate to the page though.

Thats just a suggestion, not something you should/have to do in my opinion.

Once again, nice job!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

did you look at both of them? preview 1 and 2 :-S really wanted an opinion on the differences :-p
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Post 3+ Months Ago

http://www.bladesling.no-ip.com/test/ did not work for me.

I was talking about the one that does work - http://www.bladesling.com
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi, sorry about the new topic just everyone kept looking at the wrong page to view to the new review. I have done a little modifieing but the changes make it look great!
http://www.bladesling.com/preview/
http://www.bladesling.com/preview2/
the only differences are the tops
any other comments and suggestions even the bad ones are greatly appreciated
it is compared to:
http://www.bladesling.com/sl/
that is the old look...
  • Freakyp
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Post 3+ Months Ago

The new look is very kewl... good job man :wink:
  • theak
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Post 3+ Months Ago

It just goes to show that a few subtle touches really can improve the look of a site (the old vs new versions).

The one critisms I have is that, although the text across the top has a lot more character than on the old site but it's a bit too dark too read clearly on my monitor, any chance you could brighten up a little.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Please keep your requests for reviews in your original reviews post. All you have to do is post your revisions and it will bring the post back to the forefront. There is no need to start another topic on it in a different board.
  • Bladesling
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Post 3+ Months Ago

alright, sorry. Just on some board you can't edit your post. I should looked :-S I apollogize about that. Anyways, I fixed up the header image to look a bit better.
Still waiting for opinions on the two different tops :D

Just incase your just comming in

The links are
http://www.bladesling.com/preview/
http://www.bladesling.com/preview2/

and the old site is
http://www.bladesling.com/sl/
  • Freakyp
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Post 3+ Months Ago

hey man, that new header image look great.... i like the way you made it more gradiant
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Post 3+ Months Ago

''loaded in: loaded in: 0.026 seconds''

*chuckle* might wanna fix that mate ^^

i love the site, super simple and quick, a definite plus
  • Bladesling
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hahaha, thanks for noticing. I fixed it :D


Is there anyone going to judge the difference between the 2 previews? cause erm thats a kinda iffy one :D
The difference is the tops, but without alot of graphics those little things make alot of difference in the sites overall look


Just incase your just comming in

The links are
http://www.bladesling.com/preview/
http://www.bladesling.com/preview2/

and the old site is
http://www.bladesling.com/sl/
  • digitalMedia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I really liked the concept of the game. I used to play text-based dungeouns, that were similar to this, back in the day (command prompt style). They were QUITE addictive.

The site iteself is very simple and light. Very efficient for the user agents.

There were a couple critical thoughts about it.

1. The site is so minimal, that you're losing any visual heirarchies. Nothing on the page stands out as having more priority. For instance, after I registered, got the email, clicked the link, got logged in, etc., The interface pog on the left called navigation, where I needed to go to get into the story, wasn't really apparent to me. The titles of the modules blend into the page. the links in the nav module are the same color as the links in the links module. etc.

I say, seperate functionality clearly by providing visual cue's to the user.

2. Someone else said something about setting the mood with graphics. I'd agree with that idea. I'm not sure that graphpics need to go into the header. I wouldn't mind seeing some graphics in the story. So if you're in a town, you see some generic town graphic. Not an overly expository graphic, more a mental cue, really.

I think you should DIRECT the user's experience more. Flesh it out a bit. You've got the bones, put some meat on em.

(yeah, it's a crappy analogy)

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If I had the hours, I would explore your universe a lot more. Keep up the good work.

btw: When you post a review, post 1 URL. I had no idea which one I was SUPPOSED to look at.

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Post 3+ Months Ago

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I think you should DIRECT the user's experience more. Flesh it out a bit. You've got the bones, put some meat on em.

(yeah, it's a crappy analogy)

Hahah, but its a funny one!

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1. The site is so minimal, that you're losing any visual heirarchies. Nothing on the page stands out as having more priority. For instance, after I registered, got the email, clicked the link, got logged in, etc., The interface pog on the left called navigation, where I needed to go to get into the story, wasn't really apparent to me. The titles of the modules blend into the page. the links in the nav module are the same color as the links in the links module. etc.


problem with this, is that I use a java file and css which basicly put link color changing in dead lock which ruined several of my ideas for special character name colors. But I will be in search for the answer to this evil question.. i really do hate the fact I cannot change the color of the links.
I was thinking Iframe, but I really dont want to risk a user looking at one of those ugly things.


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2. Someone else said something about setting the mood with graphics. I'd agree with that idea. I'm not sure that graphpics need to go into the header. I wouldn't mind seeing some graphics in the story. So if you're in a town, you see some generic town graphic. Not an overly expository graphic, more a mental cue, really.


By gosh by golly if I could get an image I would take it but I'm not one willing to be sued for stealing an image that I cannot creat :D I'm not the best at image creation.

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btw: When you post a review, post 1 URL. I had no idea which one I was SUPPOSED to look at.


Heh about that.. the previews are 2 different ones that i wanted you guys to look at and tell me which one is better
the only difference is the tops of the 2
and the last one is the game currently, with all the content


And the old console games you speak of are MUD's :D
I have played a couple in my time.

I'm not sure If I just want redo all the code, like full blown because the current codebase is EF and I started working with it and it isnt worthy of the time to keep working with, So if i do start over I have my templates and I will start with my own code instead of a codebase.

Thanks for the critisism
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Post 3+ Months Ago

about the issue from those different layouts, i would suggest you to allow the users to choose between the ones you have, i play http://www.kingdomofloathing.com and they have the most simplest of layouts, why? because a game that will force a user to refresh constantly, will consume bandwidht like hell, having the simplest layout, possibly without images, would be the best imo, ofcourse theres people with large bdwith allowance per month, so those guys could use a more graphical navigation or whatnot.

i, as the simplist i am, prefer the 1st oldest layout you made, thats just me, for the reason stated above.

functionality goes first, definitly.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I like the colors of your site!
  • Bladesling
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Post 3+ Months Ago

indeed.. the game is like a blackhole in the server when it comes to bandwidth. the other 2 only have 2 more images that are really small and I made sure of it, they are both only like less then 1kbs :D
I am going to try to get simplistic layouts and make it so they can be shifted through.
Thank you for your Opinion

clauddiu:
If you are posted that so you can get to post your sit in there.. its not going to work I suggest trying a bit harder or they aren't going to let you :D
And thanks, I like the colors to :D

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