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Hi y'all, We are currently looking for a web designer that can help redesign BGG and turn it into the upcoming Geekdo.com. We initially want to redesign the menus and front page, but it may turn into a redesign of the entire website.

We would like a semantic HTML/CSS/Javascript design, and we won't be using flash.


If you are interested and available - please apply here:
http://geekdo.theresumator.com/apply/


Here's some menu inspirations that catch my eye, since that's the first part of the design we want to tackle.

www.digg.com


The "old" www.1up.com (not the new one)


www.giantbomb.com


www.hsx.com


www.erepublik.com
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Wait, what?
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Wait, what?


I think Aldie had too much to drink.

... or someone hacked into his account. I mean his password is "IlovetheUngame" - rather easy.

-DK
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I try not to be negative but I can't be the only person who doesn't like the sound of this... or the inspirational design choices.

I guess so long as I can access the content.... whistle
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Looks to much like a video game site.
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Yeah, the inspirations look a little..."busy." soblue
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Guantanamo wrote:
Looks to much like a video game site.


They're just inspirations for ideas... not concrete examples.
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I have to say that I am less than impressed with the inspirations you've presented. Of course, I'm a heretical web designer - I think that once a website achieves functionality, it does not need to be redesigned every few months. There's a lot to be said for a clean design that can be viewed on an iPhone or other smartphone.
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Yeah, the inspirations look a little..."busy." soblue


If an Aggie can agree with a Longhorn, you know it must be true!
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Well it's been about 5 years since the last redesign, so I think we're due to update

And yes - it's inspiration. I'm curious about the busy comments, have you seen the current BGG front page?
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It too is a bit busy, but it doesn't have a bunch of 'extra' tabs and pictures. I hope you don't change to much. Update just because you haven't updated in a while isn't needed.

When's the last time TMP updated
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RABBLE! RABBLE! RABBLE! RABBLE! RABBLE! RABBLE! RABBLE!

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I really like the guys at Giant Bomb and the website / info there is good. The unfortunate thing is that they have decided that grey type on a black background is a good thing.

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RABBLE! RABBLE! RABBLE! RABBLE! RABBLE! RABBLE! RABBLE!

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rabble?

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< seriously guys, get a grip - things change. trust in your man that it'll be for the better >


You sound like a Web Designer who's just sent in his quote.
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1024x768 works just fine - Don't Wide the Site!
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Aldie wrote:
Well it's been about 5 years since the last redesign, so I think we're due to update :)

And yes - it's inspiration. I'm curious about the busy comments, have you seen the current BGG front page? ;)

But at least the BGG front page is, essentially, text (especially with ads turned off). These examples, and most other web sites, have video and huge images and such all over the front page. Yuck.
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Randy Cox wrote:
Aldie wrote:
Well it's been about 5 years since the last redesign, so I think we're due to update

And yes - it's inspiration. I'm curious about the busy comments, have you seen the current BGG front page?

But at least the BGG front page is, essentially, text (especially with ads turned off). These examples, and most other web sites, have video and huge images and such all over the front page. Yuck.


That's my point. Less graphics, more info.
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Aldie wrote:
Well it's been about 5 years since the last redesign, so I think we're due to update

And yes - it's inspiration. I'm curious about the busy comments, have you seen the current BGG front page?


Hardly as I tweak mine down. Of all the inspirations I like Digg the most. The others are too hard to find anything on it. But since they are inspirations only, sounds coo..

I will give it try. Time to flex my web design muscle. Too long I've been doing only the PHP backend.
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Interesting...

Q: How many BGGer's does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Change?

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Randy Cox wrote:
Aldie wrote:
Well it's been about 5 years since the last redesign, so I think we're due to update

And yes - it's inspiration. I'm curious about the busy comments, have you seen the current BGG front page?

But at least the BGG front page is, essentially, text (especially with ads turned off). These examples, and most other web sites, have video and huge images and such all over the front page. Yuck.


I agree with Randy. Textual info, good. Videos and images, not so good.
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I think a redesign is a great idea. The current BGG does look dated, but is functional. It looks like an engineer cobbled it together. There is stuff all over the place and nothing lines up. A bunch of different menu looks and useful stuff is tucked away in some sub-menu or pull-out.

A nice streamlined design with a distinct minimalist art style would be great. Something that highlights the boardgamey-ness would be good. Maybe a bit of warmth or library feel.

Do not make everything flash, or I will kill you.

Digg is good.
1up's frontpage isn't well organized, but the other content pages are nice.
GiantBomb must die in a fire for using flash. If you just chop the flash banner off, the site would be nice.
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DKahnt wrote:
Interesting...

Q: How many BGGer's does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Change?

-DK


But if the light bulb isn't out then why change it?

And I'm not argueing one way or another... yes, BGG.com looks plain in comparison to many other sites, but it's also easy to get the info I want and when using the site on the regular basis that's far more important not that these two at mutually exclusive.
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Randy Cox wrote:
Aldie wrote:
Well it's been about 5 years since the last redesign, so I think we're due to update

And yes - it's inspiration. I'm curious about the busy comments, have you seen the current BGG front page?

But at least the BGG front page is, essentially, text (especially with ads turned off). These examples, and most other web sites, have video and huge images and such all over the front page. Yuck.


Simple Interface = good
Miles of Text = bad

BGG default is great for someone who is very familiar with the site - its hard on new users though. You should never base a website front end by a user tweaked interface with ads removed. The vast majority of users use the normal view with ads.
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DKahnt wrote:
Interesting...

Q: How many BGGer's does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Change?

-DK


If its not broke I don't change it.
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There will be no flash in a geekdo redesign.
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Aldie, you are looking for someone in Texas, to work as part of BGG or are you looking for design ideas?
 
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