Better, but *WAY* to much info on the main page.
Remove everything in the right hand column, except perhaps new vids on the block.
There is no reason for the links in blue at the top, there is already a navigation menu.
Both banner stats and user stats should not be on the main page. It's arguable that they need to be anywhere at all, but definitely does not need to be on the main page.
While I like that there is now a video as the first thing you see, it's way too busy. I'd prefer just the video, a link to the vid's page, and the star rating/QC box. The screenshots, vid description, playlist, download links, etc. probably aren't needed on the front page. If someone wants that, they can click through to the vid's info page.
On a positive note, I do like the search being more integrated to the page, and right on top, like you have it.
Welcome to simplicity at it's finest: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15771457/ReDesi ... Basic.html
After all your suggestions, I just scrapped the sidebar entirely and reduced back to the current 760px width because it would have just been white space.
I'm gonna try to come up with a compromise that just shows the essentials without being too bare. But I admit, a design like this is very easy to navigate.
Also, I think got the menu bug worked out.
Knowname wrote:I don't like tabbed because there's not ENOUGH information on the page, I think this mockup is the best compromise. Frankly, as far as the amount of info passed on, it's about like what we have now. I think he's just trying to display new ideas of doing things.
Pretty much. I'm just presenting ideas here. Pick and choose what you like, but please give me input everyone so the coders get an idea of what you want.
(or draw your own mock-up)
See with tabbed pages I can only have one tab open at a time (unless the page is cut off into multiple tabs, like a seperate one for each section... similar to linux desktops), I'd rather have expandable menus as we have now
Why would you need more than one tab open at a time. Having all that expanded would take up too much space IMO.
Pwolf wrote:I was going to disagree with Knowname but honestly, for the member's main page, it think it's good. I was looking at it as if it was the main org index page. The member's main page should have all that information IMO. You've got a lot of stuff going on and a lot of stuff to get at from just one page without having to navigate through menus or other sub pages.
That's kind-of where I'm coming from with the current mock-up. There's a lot of stuff on the org.
I think some of the stuff should be removed or at least moved. I think the "new videos on the block" can be thrown up where the "playlist" is. Allow the users to switch between their playlist and predefined ones like the newest videos.
Yeah, I think I'm gonna cut the preview panel and turn the side-bar into a congregate place for suggested AMVs.
I think announcements and news should be higher up on the page so users will see them.
Yeah, I'm thinking right above the tabs.
Other then that, i like what you've put together, very nice.
Arashinome wrote:Phan: I'm not liking the color scheme to be honest, the orange color really is coming off very ugly and intrusive. I was talking to NME and he suggested maybe using green as the primary color in the design. I agree with this.
Ileia wrote:Yeah, I also find the orange to be rather agitating.
the aesthetics is just an afterthought I'm playing with. The color scheme can be changed easily in the css at any time. I just used Orange and Blue because it's similar to the current site. I think the org would look good with some pastels/lights because those are the types of colors common in anime. I think that's why we have the current pinkish-orange in the header. But if you have ideas, maybe discuss them in the Design thread (what do you think of the textures/gradients/roundcorners?), or maybe someone should create a new thread for Aesthetics... IDK...
I'm glad to see people are starting to provide input. This is exactly what we need.