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Could be improved
This is a discussion on New website within the Polls forums, part of the Website news category; Just to see if we made the right choice If you think we can improve in any area of our ...
- 16-12-06, 02:35 PM #1Site FounderExchange: Marshalls CrossBroadband ISP: Sky Broadband UnlimitedRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504nSky TV: Sky+HD box
Just to see if we made the right choice
If you think we can improve in any area of our website, could you please list your ideas here.
- 16-12-06, 02:36 PM #2
No question about it this new design is greatRay
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- 16-12-06, 02:52 PM #3
The design is fine, howveer I do feel as the forums are a bit squashed with the stuff on the right hand side.
- 16-12-06, 02:59 PM #4
yup too much on right side[ when i go to hit next page i usually miss using laptop pad mouse and end up quick chat,dont know if thats cause i drink too much also find it's too busy [to much info ]so i prefer old style [like the logo good job on that
- 16-12-06, 03:08 PM #5
Agree with DTR42 and AlanB, too busy, dont use the links on the right hand side and would prefer to see them on the right if i did use them and lost the option to use another skin.
To many different forum topics where people have to look for different things, could these be consolidated?
Why 2 menus at the top? (Black and Grey ones)
- 16-12-06, 03:12 PM #6Site FounderExchange: Marshalls CrossBroadband ISP: Sky Broadband UnlimitedRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504nSky TV: Sky+HD box
Which will will replace the main homepage eventually.
The grey bar is needed for the forum functions, whereas the black bar is for the html, if that makes sense. So on the html version, there will be nothing on the grey bar.
We ran out of time to launch all the new features, but these will come.
Things we are going to be doing:
The ability to use the old skin, which is there just not enabled, as we wanted everyone to see the new skin. If a member has selected in their options, the element skin, they would never have seen the new one. The new skin is forced to every user, until we enable the choice.
Another option is the old style posts, ie the avatar on the left of the post.
I think we should also look at adding the menu on the right to chooseable on the left
- 16-12-06, 03:22 PM #7Site FounderExchange: Marshalls CrossBroadband ISP: Sky Broadband UnlimitedRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504nSky TV: Sky+HD box
yup too much on right side
We have nearly 3000 unique visitors every day but nowhere near 3000 signups per day. Hence we decided to add all the most useful info on the menu system.
For example the chat, people complained that no-one used it, so we made it prominent, instead of looking for a news story 2 months ago when we launched it.
The Rate my Sky, same scenario, as I don't want it in my sig, as it makes my sig look too busy.
The feedback is great and as I have said before, we will take it on board to improve things
- 16-12-06, 03:24 PM #8
- 16-12-06, 03:56 PM #9
My two penn'oth....much better design but........
.....and I totally understand the need for advertising income to offset some of the costs of the site (and I know we've had the Sky TV (for new customers only offer) and AOL discussion before) but....to create a more professional appearance you really must make the advertising on the site relevant to the users of the site or make a decision to lose it altogether.
- 16-12-06, 04:41 PM #10
I actually think it is better having an advertiser not directly related to our main topic! It assures people of the boards independence. It always will be but if we were taking an income from Sky, it would seem to some as though we have a vested interest. Just my opinion and as Newsreader has said Sky were offered the chance to advertise here.