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UER Forum > Archived Forum Announcements > UER Redesign Contest (Viewed 12430 times)
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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 280 on 9/4/2008 9:18 PM >
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Posted by Happiedaze
UER Redesign Contest
< on 6/14/2006 4:46 PM >


So umm... how long is this going to go on?


yeah. i'm assuming there is no contest. and if there was a contest, i would assume there would be some sort of a prize. i suggest lolz kittehs.

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 281 on 9/4/2008 10:52 PM >
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I think we all won when the site design wasn't changed. Kittens for everyone!

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 282 on 9/4/2008 11:10 PM >
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Posted by argonian
I think we all won when the site design wasn't changed. Kittens for everyone!


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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 283 on 9/4/2008 11:14 PM >
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Posted by MutantMandias
Also, the name of the site would have to be changed to UR.ca


I literally just thought the same thing. Click here to UR a friend.

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 284 on 9/4/2008 11:21 PM >
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Posted by Happiedaze
UER Redesign Contest
< on 6/14/2006 4:46 PM >


So umm... how long is this going to go on?



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The problem is, while the hexes may be somewhat dated, UER's current look is functional and usable. None of the designs I've seen thus far have inspired me; none have made me say "Yes! THAT'S UER!"

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So, it goes on until Av is happy, or gets tired of spending his cash on electronic do-dads and decides to hire a professional. Don't hold your breath.

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 285 on 9/4/2008 11:46 PM >
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a web 2.0 is streamlined, meaning minimal crap that doesn't have to be there. A few good terms to think of would be the links mostly used, and their location relative to the top left corner of the main page. You also have to count in 'working' pixels vs. non-working pixels... meaning the more random crap art you have on a background, the less someone 'new' to the site will be able to find their way, meaning the less they'll stick around (maybe not on an individual basis, but when you're talking thousands or more, it matters). Um.. properly laying out your columns, etc. etc.


check this out for more detail:

http://tutorialblo...b-designers-april/



personally, web 2.0 sites aren't that big to me, and my tiny corner of the web (I think it's still there...) doesn't use it, but when you're talking massive traffic, it can be useful if applied.

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 286 on 10/10/2008 2:45 PM >
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Posted by micro
Guys, this thread is over a year old now. I think it's pretty obvious that Av has no interest in changing the look of things around here.


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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 287 on 10/10/2008 7:53 PM >
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There's two reasons why I haven't done a redesign:

  • I haven't seen a really inspiring design
  • I started a new job about 1.5 years ago and it's been keeping me MUCH busier.


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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 288 on 10/10/2008 8:00 PM >
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I don't think we need a new design. I bring this up every 6 months or so. What is good is when you make changes like you did with the photo sizing in the threads. I love that pages aren't hopping around on me anymore.

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 289 on 10/11/2008 5:05 PM >
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How do you guys feel about an industrial, rusty red design:



?

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 290 on 10/11/2008 6:18 PM >
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Posted by heinrick
How do you guys feel about an industrial, rusty red design:

http://i22.photobu...mboy/uer-rusty.jpg

?


That's fantastic!

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 291 on 10/11/2008 8:15 PM >
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Posted by heinrick
How do you guys feel about an industrial, rusty red design:

?


that's nice.

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 292 on 10/12/2008 4:03 AM >
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I like it, but the yellow text & brown background on the bottom of the page (donations section) seems a bit hard to read or causes it to stand out too much...

If we're going with an industrial theme, then maybe add some industrial graphics in that area, not just a flat color with text. The sidebar graphics should be flowing down the side, not stopped abruptly.

Take my comments above with a positive outlook. The overall design is great though. Good job!

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 293 on 10/12/2008 9:33 AM >
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Posted by heinrick
How do you guys feel about an industrial, rusty red design:

http://i22.photobu...mboy/uer-rusty.jpg

?


It's nice enough, but it looks more suited to some upcoming strategy game, than to a contemporary website. Graphics-heavy is *so* 2002

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 294 on 10/12/2008 3:32 PM >
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Posted by RailGuy88
I like it, but the yellow text & brown background on the bottom of the page (donations section) seems a bit hard to read or causes it to stand out too much...

If we're going with an industrial theme, then maybe add some industrial graphics in that area, not just a flat color with text. The sidebar graphics should be flowing down the side, not stopped abruptly.

Take my comments above with a positive outlook. The overall design is great though. Good job!


Thanks. I agree with you that the graphics and flat colors aren't seamless, but I didn't want to spend more than the 80 minutes I dedicated to making this.

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 295 on 10/12/2008 4:56 PM >
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No offense, but it's a rather dated design.

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 296 on 10/12/2008 6:02 PM >
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I like the way the site is now. Everything is easy on the eyes, easy to find easy to read. Why fix or resdesign something thats not broken ?

sure its nice to switch it up, but Ive seen so many forums with nasty and hard to read layouts that their webmasters think are "u1t5a 1337" when their hard on the eyes.

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 297 on 10/12/2008 7:24 PM >
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Posted by sYnOnYx
I like the way the site is now. Everything is easy on the eyes, easy to find easy to read. Why fix or resdesign something thats not broken ?

sure its nice to switch it up, but Ive seen so many forums with nasty and hard to read layouts that their webmasters think are "u1t5a 1337" when their hard on the eyes.


I agree, having a simple background is a lot better than having an overly complex design, with lots of colors.

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 298 on 10/13/2008 12:53 AM >
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I suggest that you read this part of a web 2.0 guide, particularly the 2nd half of the simplicity section. It helps in pointing out useful-to-non-useful data on a page, something that should be used quite a bit more.

http://www.webdesi...ide.cfm#simplicity

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Re: UER Redesign Contest
<Reply # 299 on 10/13/2008 2:55 PM >
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Yeah, the more I look at my design, the more I think of Doom 3D. Sorry, guys. I'm never designing late at night again.

Anyway, I do agree that the organization and proximity of information needs to be assessed. For instance, how often does everybody use the "Online" button, which more or displays the same information at the bottom of the forum index and in the status box? Also, Home and Forums seem redundant.

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