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New SI Homepage layout
Posted: 04/05/2011 11:30 by KresComments: 13
Hi guys,

We're preparing certain layout changes across SI. Game pages will remain as they were. So this is mainly a change to section pages on SI and its Homepage. The changes were already mentioned before but we're finally going through with it.

So we wanted to check what you think of the new homepage:
http://www.strategyinformer.com/tests/SI_NewDesign2010_v3.jpg

Feedback?

Frankly we're not sure about those screenshots bit that shows 2 columns with 3 small new screens from each game that were added.

Thanks!

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By Maghiar (SI Member) on 04/05/2011 19:16
Maghiar
Well...the layout looks pretty good,I like the idea of putting those 2 things with Friend's Update and Top Game Seller ... I dont know...I think its pretty cool...Cheers
By devel (SI Elite) on 04/05/2011 23:05
devel
It sure seems more appealing to those that come only to the homepage. you know, to make them click something that catches the eye..
By Eversor (SI Elite) on 04/06/2011 08:16
Eversor
Looks pretty good.
By Revan (SI Elite) on 04/07/2011 12:47
Revan
Looks nice. But I think you really need to get rid of the ads that run when you first come to the site. The only other site that I know of other than SI who still has it is Gamesrader. And it's Really annoying!
By Eversor (SI Elite) on 04/07/2011 21:33
Eversor
@ Revan. Cheer up dude. I already asked him that a long time ago, and he said NO.
By Kres (SI Elite) on 04/08/2011 11:41
Kres
Yep sorry about that guys. The best we can do is to limit that so called Interstitial ad unit to show only when there is something premium to show. Currently it shows to everybody, all the time. Well once per day. I know it's annoying guys but tough times... :| hopefully eventually we will be able to remove ourselves from its nipple. God that sounded too sexistic.
By Kres (SI Elite) on 04/08/2011 11:41
Kres
And thanks for the comments guys! Redesign is under way!
By HELLKNIGHT13 (SI Elite) on 04/08/2011 23:59
HELLKNIGHT13
Like it looks then I all ways think you And the Si staff do a good job on this site that is way I have been here for so long :)
By Kres (SI Elite) on 04/12/2011 15:22
Kres
Thanks Hell and others. :) Well, we're working on this so expect it to be done within a FEW weeks. Man I'm totally exosted from making predictions on when the devs will finish something because that always ends up being late.

So I'd say 1 month. Because they're finishing some other project and only 1 person is working on this SI layout project at the moment. So others will join within 2 weeks. Then hopefully finish it a week or two after.
By HELLKNIGHT13 (SI Elite) on 04/18/2011 15:30
HELLKNIGHT13
well I know what ever you all do it will look and do good I have been here for a long time so I know you and the staff do a good job on this site ya there are some thing that give a prob now and then but you all do every thing you can to make it work so all us gamers have a site we all can be proud of to call are home site here on Si so with that being said a really big thanks to you and the staff for all that you do for us gamer family here on Si :)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on 04/18/2011 20:54
herodotus
Sorry I have taken so olong to respond.
The page looks very, very busy (too much, imo). I like the addition of Friend's Updates, but the Featured Content is too 'busy' (information overload) and I'd leave out Top Mos and Maps.
Sorry to be the downer here, but I'd be lost trying to track evry item down on the front page (which I think should simple, uncluttered and eye-fetching).
My two cents, Kres.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on 04/18/2011 20:55
herodotus
Srry for typos. My Lycosa doesn't pick up every keystroke, rubbish that it is.
By Kres (SI Elite) on 04/18/2011 21:08
Kres
Hm shall we take out the TOP MODS bit guys?

I find it a bit difficult to read those news titles. Loads of them, unbolded.