I am thinking about redesigning the homepage for both sections of the site (i.e., the TI-83 and 68k pages), as the current pages are rather cluttered and stagnant, and believe a redesign would inspire people to more fully use the site and post on the forum. So, I wanted to get everybody's feedback — What do you guys like about the current homepage? What things would you guys change or add to the homepage? Please don't hold back with your feedback or suggestions; this is about making the site better for you guys and everybody else who visits.
I like this design. I always use the Recent Post and Recent Threats in the side menu. I can't say I don't like this design, but I'd also be happy with an other deaign if the side menu is the same.
I recently started putting together a new homepage, and was wondering what you guys thought about it?
Well, it's more advanced than the old homepage, and cleaner. I like it!
Sunrise 3 Progress: 30%
Size: around 20 KB, not including the save lists and in-game RAM.
I like how it includes the forum sidebar, and the reorganization. But it just doesn't feel the same .
Could you separate the boxes a little, add the blue header, and bring the Search box back? I know it's in the top right of every page, but you can't choose from pages only/pages and forum/forum only. You have to search something first, then choose which one you want.
I think you are right about the search box and spacing. What blue header are you talking about?
The blue header at the top of each box in the original homepage. A screenie with arrows:
On my smallish screen, the bottom of the page looks a little cluttered; I think there may be too much stuff after the six featured boxes. Perhaps you can eliminate "New to TI-Basic?" and instead change the header on the side bar to be more fitting? Also, development and techniques can be combined into one thing; that should be enough to get people to search the content.
I was worried about it being too cluttered… the problem is there is simply too many worthwhile things on this site that deserve highlighting. I'm not exactly sure that I follow what you are saying, however, about changing the header of the sidebar to be more fitting? I think it would be best if you just edited the page yourself to how you see fit; it is much easier to have something to look at than having to explain and describe it.
Yes, I like the new look! The gray tints on the headers do look a lot better than the original's blue.
I'm trying out some stuff, but I had to leave suddenly. I'll finish it later.
I made some additional modifications to the redesigned homepage, including the creation of a few featured programs and projects pages, and decided to make it the new homepage. I hope you guys like it!
My favorite part is the featured program area. Finally, there is a showcase for the archives portion of the site!
I'll still play with the test page, and you can decide whether it is good or not.
Now how does it look?
It looks nice, but I still like the thinner borders around the info boxes better.
How about with the thinner borders? The biggest difference is the tri-columned boxes; I additionally set the vertical align to top on all of them.
With the redesign of the respective calculator homepages, I think it makes sense to redesign the main homepage as well. Just like before, I was wondering if you guys have any ideas or things you would like to see?
As it is, I think it looks awesome o.o
47%? Take a look and try to imagine how cool 100% will be. This has won zContest 2011 and made news on TICalc. This compromise between Assembly and BASIC parses like BASIC and is fast like assembly. Grammer 2
It looks pretty cool as it is, although for me, half the images are blocked. It still looks great, though.
I'm glad you guys like it :)
@Boba Foxx: All of the images show up for me, so that problem must be on your end.
Yeah, I hadn't realized the images were hosted offsite, so that's what confused me. My school laptop has a filter on it, so I'd thought that the images were hosted on site. My bad.