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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed May 06, 2015 3:41 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Melan wrote:I don't think this forum is badly designed, I just think it's outdated now and it should be simplified and designed into something else.


Erm, that is so vague ... and frankly, probably unnecessary for the functions it fulfills.

It's not a facebook or a tweety thing or any of those over-interactive social-media things (none of which I do). CF is less pressured. It's good either for a discussion or for making a simple point and being left alone to muse. I think people here like the take it or leave it attitude CF has evolved.

It's cool! :D


Tend to agree. This is not a social media site - at times I think it is anti-social media site, but it does what it does pretty well.
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby Get Real! » Wed May 06, 2015 4:21 pm

:? Damn… she probably had a look at my 80s app and run off! :?
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby Sotos » Wed May 06, 2015 7:41 pm

There is a plugin called tapatalk that can make a forum like this easily accessible from mobile devices.

I am graduating in a month from a course called Digital Media where we occupy ourselves with App Design, Web Design and all sorts of other things such as User Experience.


How long was this course and what technologies exactly did you learn?
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby tsukoui » Wed May 06, 2015 9:30 pm

I don't want to speak for her, I'm speaking for myself... I have an idea... vy don't ve adopt a vietNAMease keayboard to spell in English like the Turks?
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby kurupetos » Fri May 08, 2015 1:13 pm

tsukoui wrote:I don't want to speak for her, I'm speaking for myself... I have an idea... vy don't ve adopt a vietNAMease keayboard to spell in English like the Turks?

No, we are not Asian.
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby Lordo » Sat May 09, 2015 4:42 pm

tsukoui wrote:I don't want to speak for her, I'm speaking for myself... I have an idea... vy don't ve adopt a vietNAMease keayboard to spell in English like the Turks?

i would say you should stop going to your doctor and find another one that will give you the proper medication.

the alphabet the terggss use have nothing to do with any asian culture. if you think these Ç I ğ ş ϋ letter are vietnamese you are in need of some help. they have no need for the w and x is easily written as eks

but i do like to help ignorant people. if you consider learning terggish you will find it the most efficient language in the world because it is the newest. unlike the greek language which was created by the caveman.
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby tsukoui » Sat May 09, 2015 5:44 pm

ğiasu is pronounced right?
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby Lordo » Sat May 09, 2015 6:18 pm

tsukoui wrote:ğiasu is pronounced right?

nooooo ise delya ğaros is more like it. see how easier it would be if we did not use the caveman letters.
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby Melan » Mon May 18, 2015 8:51 pm

First of.. I am sorry for the very late reply..
Got too much trouble with family visits over the past few weeks :p
Where do I even begin.....

Tim Drayton wrote:If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Yes, more and more people are accessing the internet from mobiles and a simplified layout is called for if people are to make sense of a web page on a tiny screen. However, I don't think that everything has to be simplified and dumbed down just to make it mobile friendly. People need to accept that there are more complex sites that cannot be adequately accessed from a mobile.


I studied the subject and also observe what goes on in the industry. Simplification does not mean Dumbing it down, sometimes it even means the opposite in my opinion!! This is why it is even harder for the designer who makes an interface look simple but has many functions available. We do not just design whatever. We Research (Users and Businesses), specify functions and content required, manage interaction design and information architecture, then information design, interface design and navigation design just to finish off with the visual design which is how it looks and feels. All these other layers are huge processes that build a system from abstract to concrete, at lease this is the most popular model used academically.

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Melan wrote:I don't think this forum is badly designed, I just think it's outdated now and it should be simplified and designed into something else.


Erm, that is so vague ... and frankly, probably unnecessary for the functions it fulfills.

It's not a facebook or a tweety thing or any of those over-interactive social-media things (none of which I do). CF is less pressured. It's good either for a discussion or for making a simple point and being left alone to muse. I think people here like the take it or leave it attitude CF has evolved.

It's cool! :D


Doesnt have to be Facebook or Twitter to have good design. As you will see in the following years, system design will improved dramatically. Especially now that User Experience Design is introduced. I do not know if you follow me, and I cannot convince you of my opinions in a forum, unless I write an article that explains everything about this topic :p
I just believe if you will do something, do it well to make it last. The forum has a typical forum structure, but I see a lot of improvements that could be make and these improvements will also attract more people to use this interface and stay tuned.

Plus, no one said it will become a Social Media site. I do not know why you all came to that conclusion :p
The style and objective of a system does not change, improvements are made only to make it work better, be more efficient, easy and accessible and so many other things :p
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby Melan » Mon May 18, 2015 8:57 pm

Ooow.. And for the App challenge..
There are so many interfaces and programs to use for an App design, I don't know the things mentioned by now and never came across this http://www.thebequertools.com/ before..
Thank you for the challenge, but I am busy finishing exams :p
I will be called unemployed soon, so if you guys want to make a team and improve the website or design an App then I might be interested :p

Oh, and not all Apps is Social Media!! I got an App for my bank, 2 Apps for my Uni, ebay, 3 reminder apps, google maps, 2 apps for bus checking, one for coupons around the area and so forth :p

Blah Blah Blah.. Too much talking today ;p
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