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  1. drpepper

    drpepper Active Member

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    i started a fun little site a few months back with a countdown to the game 'Spore'. It was a simple javascript countdown. it started getting some traffic and got some emails from a few visitors asking if there were any updates section to the site.

    while i had intended it to be a simple static site, i decided to make power it with wordpress and continue adding small constant updates.

    now, im stuck with the regular wordpress layout with a change in color scheme. ive added a tag cloud and a box above that with the countdown.

    my issue is, it looks too plain. any suggestions on how i can spruce it up a bit? preferably the tag cloud and countdown area.

    url: http://sporelaunch.com

    thanks.
     
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    been busy. work has cut back my hours so im trying to make up with out with odd jobs and such.
     
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    damn totalspore has a sexy fucking design.
     
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    I don't know anything about the game:dunno:

    Header looks a little weird with the chopped off legs:hs:. I would move the search up above the countdown, looks to be just the right amount of space up there to do so. Speaking of which, I don't think many people will like that countdown:dunno:
     
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    i know. just started making all the changes yesterday. still working on it. i can stumble my way through the code, its the design part that really fucks me up :(
     
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    id would be nice to get something like this

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    too much white
     
  17. Josh

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    make it look 'busy'

    That is always my biggest downfall in design. Don't 'waste' any space and it'll look fine.
     
  18. zaphod

    zaphod Smashing Treats!

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    hey dude my friend is using wordpress and I've been trying to help him with it because hes pretty computer illiterate.

    I just had a few questions that no one helps with on the wordpress forums. god they suck

    1. How do you integrate wordpress blogs into an actual site that you design? He has a business and doesn't want a link to 'my blog,' but rather the blog to be on the main page of his site with its own links, images and whatnot.

    2. i had another question but i forgot :o
     
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    you can call the functions for posts and stuff to the site.

    eg. <?php the_post ?>

    etc.
     
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    zaphod Smashing Treats!

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    what specifically is that called so I can look up the code, or can you link me to a page that explains specifically how to do that?

    I don't know anything about PHP.
     
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    there are soooooo many wordpress themes out there, find something better than kubrick
     
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    zaphod Smashing Treats!

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    The point is he has his own site that hes designing with CSS with multiple pages, like about, store, etc etc. It's like a regular site, except on his homepage he wants to integrate the words from his blog. Is there an easy insert code or something he can do to put it on the index.htm part of his page?
     
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    If by sexy you mean boring, ineffective and blah? Sure!
     

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