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suggestions on improving the site

Postby Skylab » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:01 pm

Hey all. I'm a huge fan of what's happening here with Silencer. Awesome job! I think there's a lot of potential and I would love to see more people discover Silencer outside of just those that just played it back in the day. One of those ways I think are improving the site here. I've somehow managed to become a front-end developer so I can chip in as well.

I think the first thing we can do is set a width on the forums to something much smaller than what it is now. There's far too much text on a single line thus making it harder to read and follow. My suggestion is putting a max-width on the main content area. Here's what I think looks pretty good: #page-body { max-width: 960px; margin: 0 auto; }. 12px font for the forums is also incredibly difficult to read on the dark background, might need to increase at least 2px more.

Front page of the site could use some work including the logo to something a bit more modern. I like that it has kept the early 2000's look and feel of Silencer but it might be hard to bring on new players onto Silencer that don't already know of it.

I'll add some more later. Feel free to chip in on the thread :)
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Re: suggestions on improving the site

Postby admin » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:27 pm

Alright, changed the things on the forum you suggested, and made the text a little more contrasted. This is just some generic phpbb theme with a different header image, so suggestions are welcomed. I think the logo looks pretty good imo sitting on the taskbar in mac, but if you have any better alternatives then send them out.
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Re: suggestions on improving the site

Postby Skylab » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:04 pm

Hm I don't see any of the changes on my side.

It might be a good idea to get a newsletter going. Have you used MailChimp before? I think it's far too easy to forget about Silencer. An email might be a good reminder to check the forums, what's new, when to play, etc.
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