Website & Forums Redesign
[ Mon 12th Mar, 2012 @ 5:58pm ] by Darkademic
I spent a considerable amount of time over the weekend completely redesigning both the website and the forums, and I'm very happy with the result. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive which is always a good sign.
I thought the old design was far too boxy, and the three column layout meant that the main content was squashed in the middle. I've also eliminated some superflous elements such as the "members online" box which really didn't serve a purpose, as well as the latest match results and win/loss totals which were only relevant to the TF2/CS clans.
The member panel which used to sit at the top of the left sidebar is now in the main navigation (when logged in), and I've added a quick login in the top right corner (something requested by quite a few people).
The schedule page has been revamped, and each fixture box has been made smaller until you click the arrow for more information. Too much vertical space was used up by non-essential information before, and removing it has made it much cleaner.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the background of the main content has been switch from dark to light. I'd had several complaints about the old site being difficult to read due to having light text on a dark background. My concern was that it'd lose the [DkR] style, however I think the new site works very well and retains the theme nicely.
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