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Design question ...
show user profile  Nanne
I miss the contrast in the colors from this site in the new one though. I mean the black(ish) background where the threads topic is displayed and the black thin lines surrounding the posts. The new design looks a bit flat and pale due to lack of contrast.

I agree a lot with gogodr as well.

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12/16/2015 11:47:30 AM (last edit: 12/16/2015 11:47:30 AM)
show user profile  ijzerman
i like it! Never figured you're Belgian so the kat got me there ;)
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Pushing buttons since "86
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12/16/2015 11:55:20 AM (last edit: 12/16/2015 11:55:20 AM)
show user profile  antonis04
Wow!
I haven't visited the forum for more than 5 years and didn't know what I would come across.
Needless to say it feels like I've been teleported back to 2009! In a good way :)

I even remember the discussions to change the theme back then. Thankfully the forum looks exactly as I left it.

So my 2 cents go towards this direction. Don't change it.
It has become iconic!

Cheers

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12/16/2015 1:20:56 PM (last edit: 12/16/2015 1:20:56 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
spoon:

The comments like replies:
- replies are displayed as bubbles, this has been standarized as comments because of popular social networks/tools like whatsapp, telegram, tumblr, etc.
By those guidelines, you should have a big main content: which could be the first original post and then the comments/replies below.
*I suggested the details about the author maybe in a format kind of like this:

Hello there

beautiful ;3


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12/16/2015 3:44:08 PM (last edit: 12/16/2015 3:44:08 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
I like it because it looks like home. This reason may fall into the "old-fart doesn't want change" category but as Stanislaw Lem said:

“We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors. We don't know what to do with other worlds. A single world, our own, suffices us; but we can't accept it for what it is.”
- Stanislaw Lem, Solaris
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12/16/2015 5:04:04 PM (last edit: 12/16/2015 5:04:32 PM)
show user profile  ijzerman
So your saying that maxforums theme is here to confront us with our aging? hehe ;)
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Pushing buttons since "86
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12/16/2015 5:11:49 PM (last edit: 12/16/2015 5:11:49 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
Haha...No.
What I'm saying is that we "say" we want a new Maxforums but really what we want to "see" is the old Maxforums.
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12/16/2015 5:27:32 PM (last edit: 12/16/2015 5:27:32 PM)
show user profile  FX
The object here was to design a forum with functions, features, and content to generate more appeal to draw in more people, not pander to the subjective needs of the resident furniture.

You guys are the last people to ask about "design" if you think this forum looks "ok".





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12/16/2015 5:57:55 PM (last edit: 12/16/2015 5:57:55 PM)
show user profile  spoon
Maybe its better to focus on getting stuff to work instead of design. I think ill just clean this up a bit and then start coding. For me, designing is an efficiency drain ...


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12/16/2015 6:43:52 PM (last edit: 12/16/2015 6:43:52 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Features more than layout is what I'm quite interested in. E.g. Auto-update every 30 seconds (or so) if someone adds a new comment to the thread you're reading. Also, a nested reply option would be fun to be all MF about, I can imagine good derails with that.
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12/16/2015 6:44:25 PM (last edit: 12/16/2015 6:44:25 PM)
show user profile  Garp
> Maybe its better to focus on getting stuff to work instead of design. I think ill just clean this up a bit and then start coding.

Good :))
Plenty of slick squeaky-clean 'modern' forums all around already. Who needs another Ikea cafeteria?




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12/16/2015 7:12:53 PM (last edit: 12/16/2015 7:13:26 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
Maybe its better to focus on getting stuff to work instead of design. I think ill just clean this up a bit and then start coding. For me, designing is an efficiency drain ...


There's time for design, there's just no need for a locked in one at this point.


Get the backend doing what it needs to do and the design changes will come in time.

-Marko Mandaric



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12/16/2015 7:32:06 PM (last edit: 12/16/2015 7:32:06 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
Well this doesn't really apply since it is more like a personal project than a professional one I'm assuming.

but when I tackle development I use SCRUM.
1) Make a Project Backlog: Basically it is a numbered list of all the functionalities you want in your platform (user lvl explanation of functionalities, nothing technical here)
2) Make a Sprint Backlog: Take the requirements from the Project Backlog and group them in little projects of their own. (usually from 2 to 3 weeks for each little project)

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Here is an example of a sprint backlog I'm working on right now:

Sprint 1 (2 weeks)
- Database Modeling
- Parse.com SetUp
- Parse Hosting NodeJS SetUp
- Android Views scaffolding / layout design

Sprint 2 (2 weeks)
- Login Module : Both Front-End and Back-End
- Register Module : ditto
- Search Module : ditto
- Browse trips : ditto

Sprint 3 (3 weeks)
- Matchmaking Module : ditto
- Forgot Password Module : ditto
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Fix Sprint 3 (1 week) -- This was a live on project change
- Minor Changes on Login Module : Front-End changes
- Minor Changes on Register Module : Front-End changes
- Join a Community Module : Both Front-End and Back-End

Sprint 4 (2 weeks)
- Major Changes on Search Module
- Map picker Module : Both Front-End and Back-End

Sprint 5 (2 weeks) <- I'm currently at this stage
- Profile Module : Both Front-End and Back-End
- Messaging Module : Both Front-End and Back-End
- Communities Module : Both Front-End and Back-End

Sprint 6 (1 week)
- Final Testing
- Deploy on Market
- Deploy Production server

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Its useful specially when working so you have a road map of what to do, when doing a personal project it can be way more flexible tho.



Hello there

beautiful ;3


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12/16/2015 10:28:40 PM (last edit: 12/16/2015 10:28:40 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Personally, i'm not too keen on it, visually..

My first suggestion would be to look at other contemporary forums, the layout and formatting, and build a solution that fits with those. As mentioned things are becoming increasingly standardised across the web in terms of layouts, ui's etc so there's little point in reinventing the wheel.

To be honest imo the existing central column area isn't a million miles from where it should be already, i think it's the surrounding areas that need work and an overhaul/update of core functionality..

Second suggestion would be modularise the code ie keep layout/formatting/functionality as completely separate entities so that, as Bolteon said, the design can be changed later and isn't locked in and for example functionality isn't interdependent with design on a superficial level.. Build the site in a visually rudimentary way and then design/layouts could be dropped in and swapped around as a finishing phase..

PS - Just to add, the first thing that annoyed me was the underline on the thread titles, the lack of a hairline border, the alignment of the icons ( user/replies/time), the way the replies column is bunched up against the time column, the text menu at the top with underline, and a couple of other things..

PS 2 - When the window is resized, the way the style changes completely below a certain size, it goes all bold and stuff, for me is a big turn off and looks quite inconsistent. You did ask :)


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12/17/2015 1:15:57 AM (last edit: 12/17/2015 1:21:16 AM)
show user profile  FX
"Who needs another Ikea cafeteria?"

People who go into Ikea and have to make their own drinks and food, because the current cafe is just a room with a kettle and a bonfire.






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12/17/2015 4:50:54 AM (last edit: 12/17/2015 4:50:54 AM)
 
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