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NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby Bojan » 03 Mar 2009, 23:15

With three games coming out this year, the top bar has become too small to fit all games we (will) cover.

I'm looking for ideas on how a new design should look like and since my graphical skills are on a level of a 10 year old, I thought it's best I look right here.

If you have any suggestions, please post them here. If I actually use your idea in the final website, you get a NFSUnlimited tshirt :)

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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby korge » 04 Mar 2009, 00:54

:D

Put on yr thinkin caps (for added assistance).
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby prince1142003 » 04 Mar 2009, 01:48

How about some sort of mouseover menu? Shouldn't be too hard to write/find some cross-browser script.

Or are you wanting something along the lines of a traditional "top menu" like we have now?
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby Stereo » 04 Mar 2009, 01:54

prince1142003 wrote:How about some sort of mouseover menu? Shouldn't be too hard to write/find some cross-browser script.

Javascript. It's teh easiest way to do mouseover.
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby prince1142003 » 04 Mar 2009, 01:59

It is, but if that's the way Bojan wants to go, it needs to compatible across all browsers out there currently (Firefox, IE 6,7,8, Safari, Chrome). IE8 makes significant headway to being standards compliant, but old versions still require workarounds to get certain javascript methods to work (which breaks the script in browswers that are standards compliant).
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby korge » 04 Mar 2009, 03:04

Personally, I hate the current header.

I NEVER visit any of the NFS game links. Also, the Showroom should be a main tab at the top.

In fact, Id like to see Home, Forum, and Showroom grouped together, and the rest of the games tabs should be placed elsewhere.

Why cant this site have a left side nav bar?
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby prince1142003 » 04 Mar 2009, 03:26

Wasted space when you consider the forums.
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby korge » 04 Mar 2009, 04:55

Considered:

You did not explain how that has anything to do with what I suggested. The forum is so narrow anyways it shouldnt matter.
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby prince1142003 » 04 Mar 2009, 04:59

Sorry, should've been more specific. I meant that a left sidebar would be wasted space since most pages on NFSUnlimited are quite long (even if you don't consider the forum).

Bojan, are you looking for graphical solutions, or just ideas? I mean, if you want, I'm sure some of us could punch up a mock prototype in a few minutes.
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby korge » 04 Mar 2009, 05:33

Since he said "graphical skills" I would think he would want a complete legit design and not just an idea.

If the site were to get a full overhaul, I would like the site to be a bit wider. But from Bojans post, I would guess he just wants to modify the top part to accommodate the 3 new games.
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby Carcrazy » 04 Mar 2009, 06:01

Um... I had a design going for NFSpeed, which I will probably never use. Korge has seen it, if you want I'll PM you some pics... It needs a bit of touching up and needs to be finished, but as soon as I get a bit further with Korge's webpage I bet I could work on it some for you.
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby Bojan » 04 Mar 2009, 09:20

Ah, I should've been a bit more specific.
I'm looking for a graphical mockup - more like an idea of how you'd imagine the site to look like.

Width should be around 970px +- 10px. I'm looking for a top menu solution. If you need the gunship font, you can get it here: http://www.dafont.com/gunship.font

Don't worry about html and javascript, that will be done on my part.
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby prince1142003 » 04 Mar 2009, 18:31

Would you be opposed to using flash? I have an idea, but its implementation would most likely require flash.
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby Bojan » 04 Mar 2009, 19:03

No sorry, flash is something I'm really against :)

In fact if anybody comes up with a nice logo I could expand into a website design, I'd be really happy.
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby prince1142003 » 04 Mar 2009, 19:14

Would using the NFS logo be copyright infringement?
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby Andre_online » 04 Mar 2009, 19:24

Bojan wrote:No sorry, flash is something I'm really against :)

Me too.. I surf this site using an iPod touch, and it doesn't support flash. So it'd be great if flash was 'banned' from the logo. :P
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby Carcrazy » 05 Mar 2009, 08:26

I bet I can scribble up a blueprint during a class (math lol,) and re-do it later in paint for you. I actually do this for all my sites, shouldn't be hard. :P
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby Bojan » 05 Mar 2009, 22:45

Did a bit of messing around today. This is what I'm looking at right now.

When you mouse over the current NFS a list of games drops down.
Top grey area needs a good logo.

All suggestions welcome.
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby Stereo » 05 Mar 2009, 23:13

Have more details and stuff. Looks nice but make it look more complete. And can the forum go back to the old dark blue setup? Or can we at least have a choice? I liked that blue forum theme in 2004.
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby korge » 05 Mar 2009, 23:51

bojan <3
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby Bojan » 06 Mar 2009, 20:09

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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby Andre_online » 06 Mar 2009, 20:49

Oooh! I don't know about y'all, but I'm lovin' the simplicity. :)
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby korge » 06 Mar 2009, 21:58

Its such a relief. More thinking space. I like it. Although it would be good to differentiate the main links and the secondary links in the menu. At first glance, it looked like a jumble of words.
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby Andre_online » 06 Mar 2009, 21:59

I think that's just a sample. Doubt it's gonna look like that at all.. I still remembered when this current design was still a template - it was a complete mess. ;)
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Re: NFSUnlimited.net redesign

Postby Koenigsegg_Rox » 07 Mar 2009, 01:16

That looks pretty good Bojan. Call me ignorant or w/e though, but...there's 3 NFS games releasing this year?
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