xnamkcor wrote:Suggestion: Link to the redesign.
kiarrens wrote:xnamkcor wrote:Suggestion: Link to the redesign.
Yes please. Links to the home page, and other parts that have been designed already (like the video pages) would be very helpful!
Welcome to AnimeMusicVideos.org. This community is dedicated to the creation, discussion, and general enjoyment of fan-made anime music videos.
kiarrens wrote:Awesome, thanks Yue! I'm not a programmer or designer so I can't offer much critique, save for general look and feel, I guess. Feel free to take my opinion with a huge grain of salt.
I suppose the biggest critique I have at this time with the home page is that someone who comes to the site with no knowledge of what an AMV is, isn't going to understand what the site is for. On the current page, we have the simple little blurb:Welcome to AnimeMusicVideos.org. This community is dedicated to the creation, discussion, and general enjoyment of fan-made anime music videos.
I personally would like to see something like this on the main page (maybe where that big empty white space currently is), so newcomers who stumble upon the page know exactly what it is for.
kiarrens wrote:For the video page ( at the reaction gif, btw) I am loving how streamlined and clean everything looks. I suppose the only thing that bothers me slightly is the multiple frames showing the same image. Will this eventually be static images we upload, or screenshots from the video, or...? Having 3.25 "frames" of the exact same thing seems... strange, to me. I'm not really sure why.
xnamkcor wrote:But that is design. We'll do that later. Now we focus on functionality.
The search doesn't work. That's about 80% of the site's function right there.
I Fight For The Users wrote:"It's too blank!"
Yeah, it is blank. Most things in progress are.
You want an example of what can be done with a blank canvas? Okay. Let me start with this little Photoshop-based mockup that AisuzuZwei did:
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This is actually pretty similar to existing video info pages on the site (see e.g. http://beta.a-m-v.org/videos/85uutbxhpmse5tikiu4z1n6dr), but with two additions: positioning of download links and the commenting/recommendation setup. That plus some discussion with CodeZTM morphed into https://github.com/amvorg-underground/c ... nt-7629510.
"You keep dragging this example out!"
I keep dragging this one example out because it's all I have to go on right now. Ileia has sent me a bunch of images, too, but I haven't actually done anything with them yet, since I'm working on infrastructure at the moment.
Point is: You don't need to code things to help out. What I do ask, however, is that you be willing to take the time to elaborate your ideas, preferably in a concrete medium. I'm not a mind reader, and I'm not going to try to infer what you're talking about from a few sentences in a noisy forum thread. Paper and pencil and Photoshop are good because they're easy to use and can produce many iterations of designs very quickly. Issue trackers are good because they kill the noise and link discussion to product.
xnamkcor wrote:Are we doing design or functionality? You want us to draw some functionality and scan them into photoshop?
EvaFan wrote:Like I said before, most of us who know nothing of programing or internet design will probably have to wait till something mostly finished is presented to really have any idea of what to say but thanks for caring about our(my) opinion atleast. My only REAL concern at this point is to make our new homepage more inviting and alot less complex which seems to be getting done (not sure about the inviting aspect without more design on it though). So all I have to say is carry on and keep up the great work .
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