new homepage - Page 7 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #61 of 93 (permalink) Old 09-20-2011, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
SPAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 1,818
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
by the way is it just me or does the whole website look sharper resolution wise?

2011 Never Summer Revolver-R 156
2011 Flux RK30's
2010 Rome Libertines
SPAZ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #62 of 93 (permalink) Old 09-20-2011, 08:44 PM
Veteran Member
 
killclimbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Posts: 11,164
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
That's what happens when you get the drugs out of your system...
killclimbz is offline  
post #63 of 93 (permalink) Old 09-20-2011, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
SPAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 1,818
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

apparently they aren't all out yet, are you referring to me or the site?

2011 Never Summer Revolver-R 156
2011 Flux RK30's
2010 Rome Libertines
SPAZ is offline  
post #64 of 93 (permalink) Old 09-22-2011, 11:24 PM
Senior Member
 
jimster716's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 416
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Much like the regular forum page (http://www.snowboardingforum.com/forum.php), I think you need pagination next to the listed threads on the new homepage so people can jump to a page. Example, the Bataleon 2012 Q & A thread has 15 pages thus far but if you click on the thread from the new home page you get taken to the first page every single time. That is all. Make it happen, number 1.

2011 Never Summer Heritage 158 :: 2011 Rome Targa :: 2012 Bataleon Disaster :: 2012 Flux RK30 :: 2011 Nike Kaiju
jimster716 is offline  
post #65 of 93 (permalink) Old 09-28-2011, 02:31 PM
Senior Member
 
jimster716's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 416
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ok, well I tried to like the new format but I don't think it makes sense to link "Snowboarding Forum - Snowboarding Enthusiast Forums" to my homepage while using the top left logo as the link to the forums. I don't know if this was intended to get extra page views and resultant ad impressions but UX was compromised imo.

I found that I just use the home page as an interstitial landing page though I prefer to go directly to the list of forum topics. And per my comment above, I get thrown to the first page of multi-page threads by default. So I bookmarked directly to the Forums page (just need to get in the habit of avoiding that "Snowboarding Forum - Snowboarding Enthusiast Forums" link).

2011 Never Summer Heritage 158 :: 2011 Rome Targa :: 2012 Bataleon Disaster :: 2012 Flux RK30 :: 2011 Nike Kaiju
jimster716 is offline  
post #66 of 93 (permalink) Old 09-28-2011, 09:35 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Coal creek canyon, Co
Posts: 1,497
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here's a few of my thoughts about the site changes. While I do like the clean look of the site, it does need a graphic update as Spaz suggested. I'm not saying load it up with tons of graphics or flash animated crap, just a revamp of the colors and graphics to give it a more modern feel(Look around at some of the photoshop forums for ideas) .

The home page... well I don't like it much. It's kind of redundant the way it is, almost all of the info on the home page I could have got from opening the forum index. Having a featured thread and pic of the day/week is good, but rather then some twit-derrr or any other newsfeed garbage, it should have snow condition reports. A calendar??? Uhhh I usually know what day it is by the time I get here lol. The welcome/stats banner at the top is wasted space, the little box on the right with the same info is sufficient to tell me I'm logged in.

I guess if it was me admining the site, I would ditch the google ads, maybe leave the small link row at the top. Instead I would sign up for affiliate programs from online snowboard retailers, use their dynamic banners so that the sales and hot deals are displayed. I'm not sure how much the forums (or parent forums or whatever) make from google, but I bet you guys would make a couple bucks off affiliate programs, and as an added bonus the site stays 100% snowboarding (although I do find it kind of funny when I'm reading a thread about how much of an idiot Palin is and one of her ad banners pops up at the top).

And please please add a link in the main link chain at the top the goes Home>forum index and link the logo to the home page, that drives me nuts. Either way, I'll still continue to visit and participate here be cause it really is the best SB forum I've found.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JeffreyCH is offline  
post #67 of 93 (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 09:32 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 101
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimster716 View Post
Ok, well I tried to like the new format but I don't think it makes sense to link "Snowboarding Forum - Snowboarding Enthusiast Forums" to my homepage while using the top left logo as the link to the forums. I don't know if this was intended to get extra page views and resultant ad impressions but UX was compromised imo.

I found that I just use the home page as an interstitial landing page though I prefer to go directly to the list of forum topics. And per my comment above, I get thrown to the first page of multi-page threads by default. So I bookmarked directly to the Forums page (just need to get in the habit of avoiding that "Snowboarding Forum - Snowboarding Enthusiast Forums" link).
I agree here - that when you are in the forum itself - if you want to go back to the forum base page, the links at the top, ie:
Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums > Snowboarding Forum Message Board > News, Updates and Suggestions > new homepage

Should link the user to the:
Forum top (not the homepage) > Message board subforum > news, updates ..

That's not what it does now.
For the homepage, the very top of the page (Snowboarding Forum logo) should be the only thing I would look for to link me back to the main site's homepage.

Other than this - cool look.
element is offline  
post #68 of 93 (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 10:22 AM
Senior Member
 
administrator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 1
Affiliate programs have never done well and the ads running are all just part of a network deal. As far as getting to the forum index page the banner at the top should always take you there when you click it. The front page is a little redundant for some but it is really good for google to boost our rankings.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
administrator is offline  
post #69 of 93 (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 10:39 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 101
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by administrator View Post
Affiliate programs have never done well and the ads running are all just part of a network deal. As far as getting to the forum index page the banner at the top should always take you there when you click it. The front page is a little redundant for some but it is really good for google to boost our rankings.
I understand. Just a bit weird for me as far as the logo going to the forum index while the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums taking me to the homepage.
Now that i realized i can use the logo - i'm fine - just not intuitive to me as i thought it would be the reverse.
element is offline  
post #70 of 93 (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 10:44 AM
Senior Member
 
administrator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 1
Its usually how I try to get it set up when we add a front page. I find most people just gravitate to the top banner.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
administrator is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome