Topic: Home page design sucks

LOL - no it does not suck - just kiddin' big_smile

But I would love a different design for the home page. The overall table width is set to 760 px, what I think is a bit small but is OK for very old screens with 800x600 resolution. It would be nice if this could be a little higher or better be set in the 'settings')
The problem I have is, that on the home page there are three main coulums:
Watchlist
Episodes
Shout Box
IMHO the watchlist should be wider that no wordwrap occurs. In my case that happens with Desperate Housewives in the title and The Simpsons in the date.
Also te shoutbox could be a bit wider, than you could see more entries.
The episodes column could be smaller instead, because there is a lot of space left free on the right.

BTW - I use Firefox with normal font settings an 1280x1024 resolution and have big blue bars on the sides of your great page.

Thanks for considering wink

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Re: Home page design sucks

I disagree completely.  The homepage design is fine.  I might toy with the logo a bit, but otherwise, the site's layout is perfectly usable, which is the only bit of concern anyway.

Re: Home page design sucks

I also think it's fine. 800x600 is not an uncommon screen size and certainly not just for 'very old screens'! Although having said that it would be pretty easy to change the current design into a 'fluid' layout so that it changes with a persons resolution.

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Re: Home page design sucks

Ah .. my 3 most favourite users (of like 1130 total) smile

You all have a valid point.
The most valid of which of course is dryponder's wink (can really argue with a guy thet says that my site is perfectly usable now, can I? wink
On the other hand BlackBox - I see your problem at higher resolutions. I'm at 1280x800 most of the time, and the page actually doesnt leave that much free space on the sides. However, I understand, that it's a waste of space for you, and you want non wrapping watchlist and bigger shoutbox, so the space is being used.
And of course our very own Starlet wink
She's totaly right, I will redesign the homepage so it's in % rather than fixed pixel size, so everyone should be happy smile

P.S. Dryponder - toy with the logo? smile I'm not a designer so, you can't expect much from me smile So if you have any good idea about the logo, feel free to try it out. I won't mind. At all !! wink

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santah wrote:

P.S. Dryponder - toy with the logo? smile I'm not a designer so, you can't expect much from me smile So if you have any good idea about the logo, feel free to try it out. I won't mind. At all !! wink

You smile use smile a lot smile smile of smile Smileys smile, Santah. smile

I'll toy with it if I get a chance.  Thanks for the open invite.  I'm a little busy this week, but we'll see. smile

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dryponder wrote:

I disagree completely.  The homepage design is fine.  I might toy with the logo a bit,

LOL big_smile I disagree completely. The logo is perfect - I wouldn't change a px wink

The fluid design sounds interesting - lets see how santahs design cooking will work out smile

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Re: Home page design sucks

lol, I guess my posts are not very enabled_smileys_forum friendly ... wink
Not used to it I guess, as I don't have smiley icons enabled even in my instant messengers.
Anyways, BlackBox - the redesign might take a while (like till the end of the week), cause I have zero free time, and some other features in mind for next-episode. Useless features, but I guess someone might like them (like statistics - number of users, average movies count in watchlist, top movies, your watchlist compared to other users, that kinda stuff).

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santah wrote:

Anyways, BlackBox - the redesign might take a while (like till the end of the week), cause I have zero free time, and some other features in mind for next-episode. Useless features,

smile You're welcome smile

And I'm exited to see the new useless features big_smile

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lol, soon my friend smile

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I'd like the site's width to scale. The watchlist should have a bit more room (but still scale too). Otherwise the design is nice and very pleasing to the eye smile

Re: Home page design sucks

I'll try to find time for that till the end of the week.

BlackBox - the statistics are up. Any thoughts ? tongue

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Re: Home page design sucks

santah wrote:

BlackBox - the statistics are up. Any thoughts ? tongue

Why does it say "movie" all over in the stats?

Oh and the stats link is not visible in the forums' menu.

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santah wrote:

BlackBox - the statistics are up. Any thoughts ? tongue

Indeed - yes. They are a little bit buggy tongue
The shows with no next ep info appear three times in the statstic list. For me that is with Scrubs and The 4400 but not with Rome.

Besides that they are fine smile

Nice feature - tnx!

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Re: Home page design sucks

Excellent design. Very pretty. I love it!

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BlackBox wrote:
santah wrote:

BlackBox - the statistics are up. Any thoughts ? tongue

Indeed - yes. They are a little bit buggy tongue
The shows with no next ep info appear three times in the statstic list. For me that is with Scrubs and The 4400 but not with Rome.

Besides that they are fine smile

Nice feature - tnx!

hmm, I have them all in my watchlist (except rome) and no bugs appear ...
Maybe I'll have to play around more with the stats smile

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captbunzo wrote:

Excellent design. Very pretty. I love it!

thanks smile

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