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New Freebird site WIP
« on: December 17, 2011, 02:42:48 AM »
How's this looking so far? o: I'm trying to make it really simple and clean-looking this time.

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Re: New Freebird site WIP
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 03:25:09 AM »
Very simple and clean-looking. Almost too simple and clean looking  XD

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Re: New Freebird site WIP
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 05:03:09 AM »
Oooooo nice. But the background feels somehow... Too empty.
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Re: New Freebird site WIP
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011, 05:32:42 AM »
Oooooo nice. But the background feels somehow... Too empty.

Yeah, pop something back there, even if it's only stars or something.
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Re: New Freebird site WIP
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2011, 08:41:22 AM »
Sorry to say that, but it looks boring atm.
It has less background and no custom buttons and it's too brown&gray for my taste.
Simple and clean may be good, but this one takes it too far.
The current website is way better.
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Re: New Freebird site WIP
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011, 10:47:49 AM »
 
Sorry to say that, but it looks boring atm.
It has less background and no custom buttons and it's too brown&gray for my taste.
Simple and clean may be good, but this one takes it too far.
The current website is way better.

Besides the background and the new website having less charm the layout isn't much different to the current website. I think the little changes are an improvement though. Its less cluttered around the top and the menu is easier to read.

Sorry to go on a tangent but this website has so much character and is really fun to navigate around. http://www.angusandjuliastone.com/main.html Its sorta feels like a point and click game (Not saying that you should copy this Reives I just thought it was cool).

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Re: New Freebird site WIP
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2011, 11:41:53 AM »
I think it actually looks pretty good.  Some thoughts:

-If you're going to have a news banner there, make sure that we have good news. The news banner type thing we have right now always just seems so... useless.
-At first I thought I liked not having a picture as a background, but now I'm not so sure...
-Is there just going to be the newest game on the front page? I think I actually kind of like that.

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Re: New Freebird site WIP
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2011, 02:15:48 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions guys! I think I'm gonna try to fancy it up a bit somehow, just need to be careful not to make it too cluttered. It's a lot more usable than the current one, where apparently half the people didn't even know the "Forums" and etc. buttons existed cause they were so small and up there.

That flash site's really awesome, but it's mainly for a niche audience -- it would actually result in a lot of lost audiences if that were to be used, since it's not exactly easy to navigate (despite being really interesting).


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Re: New Freebird site WIP
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2011, 04:34:53 PM »
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I agree with Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon. It does seem really blank and empty. Maybe add a new background. And make the forum button big!

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Re: New Freebird site WIP
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2011, 04:50:43 PM »
Stars on the background would be cool~

I like it, but it needs to... pop a bit more n_n
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Re: New Freebird site WIP
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2011, 10:17:24 PM »
Fleshed it out some more; I think it looks a little less plain now without impeding usability:

http://www.freebirdgames.com/images/newfreebirdsite2.png

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Re: New Freebird site WIP
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2011, 10:30:12 PM »
Where's da forum button~?! D:

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Re: New Freebird site WIP
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2011, 10:40:12 PM »
"Discuss" is it. I think that sounds a lot more inviting than just a cold "Forum" label. :D

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Re: New Freebird site WIP
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2011, 11:25:50 PM »
Just label it "fun". Or just put "The Place Raxus Goes"... That'd be enough to coax people in.

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Re: New Freebird site WIP
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2011, 04:17:53 AM »
It looks better BUT I'd be still for at leas a stars on the background. ^^
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