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VGChartz 3.0 BETA Screens

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I don't think it's too bad actually, but:

1. Looks pretty generic (if 2.0 looks generic, I dunno how you can say that this doesn't!)
2. The top 728x90 ad needs to be below the menu
3. The top right 300x250 ad needs to be interchangeable with a 300x600 ad and needs to be directly below the 728x90
4. No recent headlines box
5. No regional breakdowns for the sales graphs
6. Looks a bit to clean and bright to me
7. I prefer the light text on dark backgrounds
8. Looks tiny on my 1680x1050 resolution

Listen, in all seriousness - all comments about 2.0 have been taken on board and there will be certain changes made... I'm not a particular fan of what you posted though unfortunately!



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@ ioi

I think people were jumping the gun on the 'generic' comments because of the color. Having gotten used to it, it works pretty well. Plus it seems to run faster on my computer now (?)

I think you should make a thread with second impressions or something like that, I really like the design now that I've gotten used to it. My only gripes are the heavy load the site puts on my computer, it's still pretty hefty compared to other sites, and also the fact that we can't see the "Recent topics" on the main page.
And I liked the new profile layout much better than the old one, and it was changed back

And I love the width of the site, but if people can't fit it on their screens, then slimming it down seems like the right thing to do.



Yeah, the lag has gone completely, everything seems to be running well now, though I am sure there are still 1 or 2 tiny issues



Can´t we just have a "Retro VGC" for all us old hippies with slow modems ???



 

 

 

Wish it was real. This looks great. It fixes my greatest complaint about the new site. That damn white text on dark background.



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Damn that looks ace. This is an improvement on the original but your is an improvement on this!



ioi said:

I don't think it's too bad actually, but:

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6. Looks a bit to clean and bright to me

Ah. I now understand why I don't like VGC 2.0 as much as "1.0".



Revision - 3.1

 

Best I can tell if one Flash widgit was removed from the front page, or re arranged there would be no reason what so ever why this site could not load dynamicly and fill up 90% of everybodies screen. Hell you could make 2 versions of the widget and have the smaller one load on smaller screens.

 



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kenzomatic said:

Revision - 3.1

 

Best I can tell if one Flash widgit was removed from the front page, or re arranged there would be no reason what so ever why this site could not load dynamicly and fill up 90% of everybodies screen. Hell you could make 2 versions of the widget and have the smaller one load on smaller screens.

 

Love it.



kenzomatic said:

Revision - 3.1

 

Best I can tell if one Flash widgit was removed from the front page, or re arranged there would be no reason what so ever why this site could not load dynamicly and fill up 90% of everybodies screen. Hell you could make 2 versions of the widget and have the smaller one load on smaller screens.

 

Just a few comments:

Where did the dropdown menus go?

News article headlines need better visual separation from each other and sides of their containing box.

Sideways font is not easy to read at a glance and is usually avoided for that reason.

Sales areas should have note text in the headline or bottom telling the viewer that numbers are in units sold by retail.

Hot Topics is not intuitive as is.  Post titles should be clickable.  Microsoft's green is exceedingly bad against that background.

Between 1/3-1/2 of the viewing area on my screen is taken up by the header, ads, and the fairly useless newsrotater.  The two biggest points of interest for non-member visitors are sales numbers and news stories.  The more of those that are in the viewable area on-load, the more useful the website will be.

With the placement of Login, I would recommend javascripting a login box sliding down from that area (if javascript is enabled) in order to keep login functionality on the homepage.