Which do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Wise1, Aug 12, 2004.

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Which do you like better?

  1. Design 1

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  2. Desig

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  1. Wise1

    Wise1 There We Are Then

    Ok, sorry for another of these posts but I value your opinions.

    Which design do you prefer?

    Design 1

    or

    Design 2


    Design 2 is just an idea at this stage, so it still looks quite raw!
     
  2. Brummy

    Brummy Member

    Although I like both designs design 1 looks more like a history site where as design 2 looks a bit like a WW2 gamers site.

    Brum
     
  3. Edward_N_Kelly

    Edward_N_Kelly Junior Member

    Originally posted by Brummy@Aug 13 2004, 06:53 AM
    Although I like both designs design 1 looks more like a history site where as design 2 looks a bit like a WW2 gamers site.

    Brum
    Agree totally with Brummy.......

    Cheers
    Edward
     
  4. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

    Very nice, but in both designs I still find it a problem that there is so little space in with for what we are actually here for: the forum.

    Because of the lack of with titels of subjects are cut short and the other infomation is pressed into this small box.

    Compare it with the WW1 forum which looks very much less slick and nice, but is far more practical. Isn't there a way to get the best of both worlds?

    Regards,

    Marco
     
  5. Wise1

    Wise1 There We Are Then

    Bear in mind the new design is nothing to do (as such) with this forum, the new design is simply to bring all my other sites into one that have data on many aspects of the war.

    This forum will remain as it is, although a new skin has been created to match the new design, you use that by choice.

    I am not sure what you mean by difference to the Great War Forum, this forum is identical to it other than the design here is more advanced and it has a portal page, other than the forums themselves are identical in size, look and layout??!
     
  6. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

  7. Wise1

    Wise1 There We Are Then

    I see what you mean but its simple to get that page you mention on this forum, just click on "view new posts" located at the top right of the forum.

    The portal page in this site simply allows for a brief overview of the site and quickly takes you to where you want to go based on any new posts you see.

    The portal also aims to promote the free hosting we have which allows better ww2 resource sites of which there has been a good take up and also to promote other members WW2 sites. Unlike Chris over the WW1 forum I dont have a problem with members advertising their own sites here as long as its relevant.

    At the end of the day it just creates a simple entry page which aims to provide a quick review of the site contents.

    If the view is that its not welcome then I can easily change it, your the members that make this site what it is so let me know your thoughts on it.
     
  8. Gerry Chester

    Gerry Chester WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Originally posted by Marco@Aug 13 2004, 07:10 AM
    .

    Compare
    http://1914-1918.org/forum/index.php?act=S...&CODE=getactive

    to

    http://www.wwiiforum.com/


    Hi Marco,

    According to Thomas Fuller 'Nothing is good or bad but by comparison'. However, is not unreasonable to offer for comparison sites one of which has a singular purpose, the other multiple?

    Blaine stated it well when one tries to compare 'Thersites with Hercules' or, more down to earth, 'Mud to marble'!

    Gerry
     
  9. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

    Hello Gary,

    singular purpose, the other multiple

    You mean WW1 was singular and WW2 multiple? o_O
    Some links here-and-there can hardly justify the destinction.

    Regards,

    Marco
     
  10. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

    Hello Lee,

    "view new posts" located at the top right of the forum.


    Thanks, I hadn't spot that one. I'll use that as opening page from now on, with appologies for not looking at 'the other page' any more which has obviously cost you some time and effort :D

    Regards,

    Marco
     
  11. Wise1

    Wise1 There We Are Then

    Thats okay MArco, I see from the admin area what people choose to have as their entry page, and it varies from user to user, the choice is there and I dont mind how people get to the site as long as they do :)
     
  12. Gerry Chester

    Gerry Chester WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Originally posted by Marco@Aug 13 2004, 10:02 AM
    Hello Gary,

    You mean WW1 was singular and WW2 multiple? o_O
    Some links here-and-there can hardly justify the destinction.

    Regards,

    Marco
    Hello again,

    Perhaps I did not express my comment quite clearly enough. As Lee's site offers hosting, e-mail facilities et cetera, it is multi-functional requiring a more comprehensive entry page, making a reasonable comparison, with a site that apparently does not, is a somewhat a ticklish proposition. If WW I Forum offers the same facilities then an apology is due for stating it as being 'singular'.

    Cordially,
    Gerry
     
  13. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

  14. angie999

    angie999 Very Senior Member

    I personally find the portal page very useful and always check it out when I log in to get a summary of what has happened since my last visit.

    Regarding the designs, though, I still use dial up and I find that they are both slow to download, so I would probably try to set up a link on my favourites to bypass them.
     
  15. Wise1

    Wise1 There We Are Then

    On the current and my chosen design currently at http://www.ww2network.co.uk I have taken into account design and speed.

    Although it will take a bit of time if your on dial up for the first page to load, once your in the pages will load quickly.

    This is how it works.

    there are 4 pages of differing design, these wil require images to load into your browser cache as normal. Once the page is loaded the content is displayed in a I-frame, thats thw white area on the pages.

    These i-frames get their content form a simple html page which has only the text and images relevant to the content.

    So essentially the content pages will load in an instant. Thus allowing visitors with a slow connection to browse the sites content without any delay waiting for graphics to load.
     

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