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Home Page Layout

Post by ClimbZA » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:15 pm

Hi All

I decided to go back to the old(ish) home page layout. (kind of my version of trying to merge the old with the new)
I felt the new layout was kind of annoying in that I had to constantly scroll up & down to go between the features & forum & news.
Also your feature photos weren't getting the attention that they deserve.
And I missed my old design :oops:

Here's a link to what was the new version: http://www.climbing.co.za/v2/

Let me know your thoughts.

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by Franz » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:23 pm

I sorta liked the new design, but the new new design is also cool!

Thank you for your effort in making sure the site remains relevant and AWESOME!

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by brianweaver » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:34 pm

Personally, I think the new design was cool.
I hate this real world place... I'd be more than happy to live out there rather...

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by ScottS » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:42 pm

<2cents>
I've never liked gaudy scrolling photos (Oppa Joomla style!). Current live version of the site my fav.
</2cents>
At the chaaaaains boet!!

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by joshpickering » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:46 pm

I do prefer having the photo back in it's right place! But now the forum stuff is very squashed on my browser. Preferred the previous one except for the constantly scrolling featured items panel at the top... it kind of took over.

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by joshpickering » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:49 pm

Reloaded it and now it looks great, not sure what happened before. Much prefer this!

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by ClimbZA » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:55 pm

@joshpickering
Funny, I was just about to ask you for a screenshot :)

I realize that the v2 forum layout is much more readable - but then I have the whole variable image height with 2 column or 3 column dilemma.

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by Chris F » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:59 pm

:thumright :thumleft: for this version!

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by shorti » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:20 pm

I think I had the same problem that Josh mentioned. Had to refresh (ctrl F5) a couple times. Before it refreshed the pic of Joe was friggen huge and the rest was messed up a little. I like the new new layout :thumright

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by joshpickering » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:41 pm

It does seem to be messed up sometimes, here is a screenshot...
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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by Wes » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:55 pm

Not sure what is going on, but I get a HUGE photo and everything else on the site is 2/3 scrolls down. :(

I am using Chrome.

edit: nevermind, it is fixed.

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by ClimbZA » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:59 pm

@joshpickering

thanks for the screenshot. I've just done a minor edit to the forum layout to stop that happening. i hope it's fixed.

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by Forket » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:44 pm

NEW DESIGN WAS FTW!!!

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by Johanm » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:02 pm

I'm missing the Wiki update section. Will that be returning or am I just not looking in the right place????

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by ClimbZA » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:09 pm

@Forket

I had to google FTW.

1. Fuck the world.
2. For the win.
3. What the fuck backwards
4. Free the whales

Assuming 2. "An enthusiastic emphasis to the end of a comment, message, or post. Sometimes genuine, but often sarcastic"

now I'm confused. we're you being genuine or sarcastic? :afro:

Re: wiki section
I'm going to be putting the wiki section back in it's place. I'm just working on some improvements to the layout.
I'll hopefully be done in a week or 2.

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by tygereye » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:29 pm

I like the latest version, thanks, Justin!

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by kyle » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:44 pm

What a relief... had actually been visiting the page substantially less with the new design and breathed a sigh of relief when I visited today. Maybe I just don't like change... Overall looks much better now. Thanks for all the effort.

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by ClimbZA » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:51 pm

:-) that's funny
I think I'm the same - don't like change... i was really missing the old layout!
OK. so executive decision made (current 3 column home page layout stays) - I'll be adding a few cool extra things here & there :wink:

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by DerrickMilner » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:30 pm

definitley the new layout alas i am too late

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by Justin » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:46 pm

tygereye wrote:I like the latest version, thanks, Justin!
I like it too but it's not me. It's all Riki's doing :thumright
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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by henkg » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:40 pm

Hmmm

I have a feeling you are not done...

I suppose you cannot cater for all browser types and devices. Current layout much better on iphone - the prev version did not work well on iphone. It did however had a more modern look and feel. Somehow current version feels old fashioned. Current version not well laid out on an ipad - empty spaces etc. Also, i cannot zoom on my mobile devices?

Me thinks your advertisors are not going to like current version.

Maybe you just have too much on the home page.
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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by Forket » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:07 pm

KEEP THE NEW PAGE. FTW <-------- FOR THE WIN
please add a LIKE or DISLIKE button to the forum comments, then we can actually read the things that are important on a 150 comment topic:P please dont go back to the old, the new is cool

ebert nel
i really enjoy the new page way more than the old:D

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by Oakley » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:48 am

I like it as it is now...

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by tygereye » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:59 am

I like it too but it's not me. It's all Riki's doing :thumright
Big up, Riki!! :thumleft: :thumright

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by joshpickering » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:37 am

Unfortunately mine is still coming up the same as the screenshot...
It is definitely loading quicker than the previous version which is nice.
Just a thought... couldn't you make two slightly narrower side columns and move the featured column to the left and put the gallery photo and forum in the centre? The one nice thing about the previous layout was the forum had a bit more room and one could see which forum things had been posted in etc.

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by Nic Le Maitre » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:24 am

Hi Justin and Rikki

I kinda liked the new (now previous) version, anyway too bad.

One thing, I can no longer see the "Jump to last post" link on the forum quick links
Happy climbing
Nic

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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by Nic Le Maitre » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:53 am

Ah, I'm an idiot, if you click on the post time, it takes you to the most recent post. Nice.
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Re: Home Page Layout

Post by ClimbZA » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:48 am

I'm going to leave the http://www.climbing.co.za/v2/ version up (so basically have both versions running concurrently). If you really prefer the new version then just set your browser favorite to v2. But I'm going to keep the current version as the default homepage (for now). The load time is much faster and I think it gives a quicker better overview on the news & articles.

It's really difficult to make you all happy 8) but I'll try my best :thumleft:

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