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new design?!?

Posted 30 April 2001 - 02:41 PM

So I'm thinking of changing the design for dream.in.code
new colors, new layout, totally new... what's everyone think?

I'm also going to get rid of the scripts section and add a articles section and a gallery... I need a new design to make updating the site easier :)

Give me feedback... colors, design ideas... all that... it will be months before it is done, but I gotta start somwhere :)

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Posted 30 April 2001 - 02:49 PM

I like this design, but I'm also looking forward to seeing what you come up with, I like the color scheme too, but maybe add a little more of the red/orange you use in the top banner, the gray gets kind of boring

if you are looking for people to write articles, I'd be interested in that too

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Posted 30 April 2001 - 03:44 PM

Do what you feel will look best.  Do some tests, maybe have users comment on it, make it an open source thing.  Personally I like the site.  In the meantime I'm completely redoing mine.
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Re: new design?!?

Posted 30 April 2001 - 03:55 PM

Alrighty, first thing... colors... give me suggestions... I want something brighter.. grays still work but I want the light light grey and use the darks as accents...

But any color scheme works... this is YOUR site, give me some input... it's gonna be a total redesign, and every bit of your input will be used, I'll post what I have in PSD and you can tweak and tweak, the members will be the designers! I'm just the middle man puttin it all together :)

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Posted 30 April 2001 - 04:04 PM

I like this design.
A little orangy splash at the top would look cool!
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Re: new design?!?

Posted 30 April 2001 - 08:02 PM

Here's the first draft of the new dream.in.code layout:

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Here's the PSD if you'd like it:
http://www.dreaminco...am_layout_1.psd

FEEDBACK PLEASE!!!!

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Posted 30 April 2001 - 08:06 PM

like the orange, let me experiment, do we have to keep the grays, i like them but in this format, if you want to redo the site, i suggest redoing everything :)
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Re: new design?!?

Posted 30 April 2001 - 08:07 PM

yea man thats great, but dont change the whole site design, just add the color to the basic site we have here, not the entire color scheme because i like the current one but the orange highlights would be nice
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Posted 30 April 2001 - 08:12 PM

thanks looks awsome....
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Posted 30 April 2001 - 08:16 PM

Yeah, I'm very happy with the current layout, except that I think all the forums should be listed on the main page, not just these few. We've diverted all the traffic into the caffine lounge mainly, and only dedicated forum surfers even find the other sections it seems like nowadays. Play with the colors, but keep images to a minimum.
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Re: new design?!?

Posted 30 April 2001 - 08:20 PM

Manimal, while you're here, think you could write some ramble for the newsletter on wednesday?!?! send it to my email.. thanks


The current layout is not working well for the expansion of the site, the layout is starting to break and I have no room to add the new sections and it takes over a week just to change one link on every page in the site... I need to do something different... it will be a couple months... or so... before we get a new design actually active on the site, but for now I'm just playing with ideas... this layout is getting kinda dull and no matter what I have to re do every page in the site to work with SSI... so I thought, why not make a new layout that will actually work well with the new templates... You can see I've added a TON of links on the new layout... those are the new sections... the left side will have dropdown menus of ALL the forums :) making it very easy to get form here to there :)

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Posted 30 April 2001 - 09:34 PM

Yeah, no problem. I was going to cover overclocking, in a big ole tutorial sometime this week anyway, so we'll see if I can keep it small enough (you know how I ramble...) for a newsletter sized portion. I had actually started on it tonight, and then I realised that I only know how to overclock a few Celerons, specificly the C300A and the C300, and I didn't think that I should continue without having more experience.

I don't want to be the blind leading the blind, should people decide to try it with other models. It SHOULD work similarly, despite a few pin modifications (one in particular) but I'm still a novice really. I'll see what I can cook up in my boredom tonight. I'm looking for some more info online right now as a matter of fact.

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Posted 01 May 2001 - 04:28 AM

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Re: new design?!?

Posted 01 May 2001 - 10:56 AM

Hey skyhawk, I'll check you on AIM.  I got some suggestions and stuff, but this is right up my ally!  Major props though on the path to what page your on.  lookin good though.
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Re: new design?!?

Posted 02 May 2001 - 05:23 PM

Design #2  Just a quick glimpse at the ideas... there would be dropdown menus on all the main links (like Java sub menus) and the forums and such would be in an <iframe> as well as the resources and such, main page will be divided in to nice sections using the tables you see in the design... more later... comments please?!?!?

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