WEB need some feedback on a front page for a forum

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  1. drpepper

    drpepper Active Member

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    i run this site with another member. we have a disagreement on what system we should use as the main page

    right now we are using a wordpress system. not linked for the forums, totally separate, looks dull.

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    i want to use this system, linked to forum and to me it looks a little more structured and cleaner.

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    opinions?
     
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    themolsen New Member

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    when you say "linked to the forum" I assume you mean they access the same database? that's a really important function to have, IMO, so members can log in via the portal and check for new posts and private messages and other stuff

    I definitely like the look and functionality of the second link
     
  3. drpepper

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    yea, it has access to the forums database. that way it can grab stats, threads, users, etc.
     
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    oh
     
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    Don't know how important ad space is to you but both ads on the second layout are below the fold, which usually isn't a good thing if you expect people to click on it. :o
     
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    resolution?
     
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    I'm generally speaking, by standard, below the fold. My own resolution would be irrelevant as it's 1680x1050.
     
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    This is what the majority of your audience will see.

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    cool thanks. illl probably get rid of the welcome banner up top.
     
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    I think removing the "welcome banner" would be ideal, since most users I don't think would even read it. If you do that, you can place the ad block above the login and stats block and it'll have a decent placement for your ads and the login area would still be viewable.
     
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    the second one is better
     
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    :bowdown:

    thanks a lot. looks a lot better.
     

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