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New Home Page


David

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Home Page Poll  

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  1. 1. What do you think of the new home page?

    • Great improvement!
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    • About the same.
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    • It's worse!
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  2. 2. How did you come to this page? (This helps our communication!)

    • Facebook!
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    • The new home page.
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    • Link on the forum index.
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    • I received an email and, well, followed the link!
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  3. 3. You seem like someone with some suggestions. I think you're going to leave them in the comments below, amiright? :)

    • Sure! You're my brovahkiin, after all.
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    • Meh. Have none.
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    • No. I'm filing a restraining order.
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Those of you who navigate to ElderSouls.com instead of having the forums bookmarked have probably noticed that we have a new home page installed at http://eldersouls.com/. I am MUCH happier with this new layout (although it is a ways from being finished), primarily because the width is fixed. Fixed width layouts allow every user to see the same design regardless of what screen size or resolution they're using; this makes designing something that looks halfway decent much better. It's also easily viewed by most mobile phones now.

I've also installed Disqus as a replacement commenting system for Guests (currently on articles and the content system only). This might be temporary depending on what I get for feedback, which I would really appreciate - especially suggestions for improvements. There's still a few issues and bugs, but those should be dealt with soon enough.

Thanks for your time, and remember to feel free to leave comments!

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Hmm...the front page looks more professional, but it's take some getting used to for me. I feel like the naked view makes things look cleaner. I wasn't sure in the third question whether you were refering to the home page or article view. I assumed you meant the home page, in which case I wouldn't mind either way. I did feel the old format a bit easier to navigate, though. I don't know what it was.

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For the third question I meant we'd get rid of the header here (with the Skyrim dude) and replace it with the static menu that follows you.

I should also mention that with the new layout it's also now mobile compatible. I've also re-done the navigation to make it slightly more obvious/easier to navigate since posting this, though I think it's mostly unfamiliarity. After all, all of the navigation links are the same, just in a different place.

I guess the Page->Category->Article stuff is gone, but I doubt most of you ever read the articles from there anyway.

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I love the new layout for the front page, like Squishy said, it is definitely much much more professional and sleek. I think however, it may be a bad move to turn the entire forum into that though, as it would probably be not only a hard task, but something that would definitely take a long time to get used to, and in the long run may even hinder you.

I think you've done an amazing job on the coding and I'm actually learning to do what you're doing. Like I posted, I'm learning HTML and CSS this year. I'm curious what else there would be to updates there could be on the site. I can't wait, and I hope that over time it gets easier to for articles to be posted and such, along with the evolving of the site.

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