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Redesigning the Forum

Postby Melan » Tue May 05, 2015 4:07 pm

Hey..

I think this forum is probably the best Cypriot forum.
However, the little times that I get to spend here I do not fully enjoy how it functions.
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.
I don't think this forum is badly designed, I just think it's outdated now and it should be simplified and designed into something else.

Also, it could event become a mobile App or just work on mobiles with Responsive Design.
If you would like to redesign it, I suggest less information shown, simple and tidy structure and maybe adding widgets.
Categorize info better and make it more interactive =]
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby Lordo » Tue May 05, 2015 4:41 pm

just making https work like http would be great.
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby Get Real! » Tue May 05, 2015 9:24 pm

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I don't think this forum is badly designed, I just think it's outdated now and it should be simplified and designed into something else.

You’re just the person I’ve been looking for! A young fresh college graduate eager to apply their artistic skills to improve an interface!

Here’s your challenge… make this app look like a million dollars: :)

http://www.thebequertools.com/
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby Melan » Tue May 05, 2015 9:50 pm

I honestly wish I could, but I am just trying to find a job at the moment and such activity would require team work (because of the size of this forum) and a few meetings with owner/admins because I would want to make many suggestions and see what the owner's opinion is..

Also, if you guys manage to improve its design, I see huge possibilities of online advertisements and the forum could not only earn some money, but also become a little community - with Anonymous members always =]

Forums designed like this are outdated.
It could be more like a Forum Website. I wish you could do it or find the people to do it, or if I have more free time in the future we could find a way to improve it =]
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby Get Real! » Tue May 05, 2015 10:21 pm

I was talking about *my* app (link provided) not the forum! The forum software probably has like 3-4 newer versions out already. :roll:
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby Lordo » Wed May 06, 2015 12:48 am

wait till she realises what you are really after and you will get a short sharp shrift.
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby Oceanside50 » Wed May 06, 2015 2:58 am

Lordo wrote:wait till she realises what you are really after and you will get a short sharp shrift.


she's seems like an eager beaver, she should be given a chance to prove herself...
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed May 06, 2015 11:03 am

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.
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby kurupetos » Wed May 06, 2015 12:57 pm

Lordo wrote:wait till she realises what you are really after and you will get a short sharp shrift.

:mrgreen:
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Re: Redesigning the Forum

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed May 06, 2015 1:49 pm

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
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