Aesthetics / Presentation

Re: Aesthetics / Presentation

Postby Phantasmagoriat » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:03 am

ngsilver wrote:
8bit_samurai wrote:
godix wrote:Not orange.

How about #ffefe5?

How about #fee?
I don't get it, isn't that basically the same color?


LittleAtari wrote:Honestly, I just want the most important features most visible and most accessible. The biggest issue that I have with the current layouts I'm seeing is that things like uploading videos or visiting the forums still arent that visible. I like the general direction and I wouldnt mind changing the color scheme, if it ends up making things better organized. We dont need to be orange and blue.

I'm going to look into messing around with your layout for a bit tonight and see if I can rearrange somethings or something

Thanks for taking a crack at this layout thing :)
What can I say... I want to do what I can so the org turns out the way people want it :wink:.

I don't know if you've started yet, but if you're interested, the latest zip is here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15771457/ReDesi ... Design.zip (or check the link in my sig)

The biggest change is a navigation menu at the top so you can cycle between all available html's. If you have any questions about changing particular elements, feel free to ask. But by far the easiest to change are the backgrounds for the header, menus, and buttons since they are just .gif files. Simply modify them, then refresh the page. If you want to modify actual site colors, you'll have to open "main.css" and "main_Basic.css" in notepad, then search for the colors you want to change. The main ones being #ff6600 (orange) and #00ccff (blue); ctrl+f and ctrl+h might help. Also, try to use layout 3 (dubbed Big Bento) as your main reference since it contains all features, like an administrative header at the top, statistics in the banner, and the beefiest preview panel. While we might not want to use all these features, it might be nice to know what they would look like if presented differently. Have fun :amv:
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Re: Aesthetics / Presentation

Postby ngsilver » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:14 am

Phantasmagoriat wrote:
ngsilver wrote:
8bit_samurai wrote:How about #ffefe5?

How about #fee?
I don't get it, isn't that basically the same color?

The difference is that it's web friendly :P
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Re: Aesthetics / Presentation

Postby Phantasmagoriat » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:36 pm

ngsilver wrote:
Phantasmagoriat wrote:
ngsilver wrote:How about #fee?
I don't get it, isn't that basically the same color?
The difference is that it's web friendly :P
oh right, I suppose that's something to keep in mind when choosing a color palette. :dino:
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Re: Aesthetics / Presentation

Postby LittleAtari » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:03 pm

Phantas, just warning. I dont really do HTML, so i'm just going into PS and cutting and pasting things around in your layout >.>

EDIT: nvm, just looked at your code, I could probably work with this. we'll see what happens.
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Re: Aesthetics / Presentation

Postby Phantasmagoriat » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:03 pm

LittleAtari wrote:Phantas, just warning. I dont really do HTML, so i'm just going into PS and cutting and pasting things around in your layout >.>

EDIT: nvm, just looked at your code, I could probably work with this. we'll see what happens.
Ha, yeah I didn't do much html/css either until I looked at Corran's code a week ago. :P
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Re: Aesthetics / Presentation

Postby Nya-chan Production » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:23 pm

I want purple site, pls.

Also some purple haired loli.
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Re: Aesthetics / Presentation

Postby LittleAtari » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:00 am

http://www.mediafire.com/?4agyik9ijmlp494

Here's what I got so far. There's still a lot that I want to tweak and also make it so that it makes sense, but I think this puts out some of the main ideas I've been having.

I'll post a new version tomorrow. If somethings like spacing or font is off, sorry about that, I know nothing about CSS and this was my first time tweaking somethings.

EDIT: somethings I want to add is icons for the alerts that show what the alert is referring to. For example of the alert is for a new upload, it'll have a film strip next to it. If it's a journal alert, it'll have a notepad or something.

Also, I think most people will notice that I've added the forums to the side, which I think will get more people involved in the site socially, but it does put a lot on the main page. I'm thinking that if we can still allow for collapsing and some way of adjusting what we see on the main page, it'll work fine.

I also want to somehow incorporate the recommended videos feature and a spot on the front that catches big site news for when VCAs roll around or for if and when the newsletter comes back or something.
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Re: Aesthetics / Presentation

Postby Knowname » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:25 am

I love the preview they got on the main page! They had something like that back in the old days (like REAL old, 2000-2001 before we got php), only back than it was just a link. This feature is HIGHLY usefull... but... how many of us even use the main page nowadays??

Lol I HATE that! It keeps me from re-living my year 2000 fantasies :D
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Re: Aesthetics / Presentation

Postby Phantasmagoriat » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:25 pm

@LittleAtari: Good stuff :o . Now, since you didn't touch the color scheme, I'm just going to post my response over in the mock-up thread :P :
viewtopic.php?f=70&t=102288&p=1357837#p1357837

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Re: Aesthetics / Presentation

Postby Qyot27 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:21 pm

I did almost facetiously post one of archive.org's page backups of the Org main page from 2000 or 2001 when the suggestions for layout started.

Behold, what the Org looked like when I was a freshman in high school:
http://web.archive.org/web/200104011255 ... ideos.org/
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Re: Aesthetics / Presentation

Postby godix » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:44 pm

Qyot27 wrote:I did almost facetiously post one of archive.org's page backups of the Org main page from 2000 or 2001 when the suggestions for layout started.

Behold, what the Org looked like when I was a freshman in high school:
http://web.archive.org/web/200104011255 ... ideos.org/

How appropriate the first thing listed on that old site was begging for help with artistic design.
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Re: Aesthetics / Presentation

Postby Knowname » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:46 pm

Things never change here, never

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