At first was WTF.. now it's just unclear (what does create and share means? Most newbies would think it is some kind of free forum host, or at least that is what i would think) and IMO it's just 4 large menu buttons that are already at the top (navigation bar?) about, customize are double (so a bit pointless imo).nuckfan15 wrote:Can't say I am a fan. It was nice how the announcements were clearly visible. Now you have to scroll down the page. Also, It was simple and clean. This new design is a bit "in your face" which is annoying.
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The whole point is to make it more usable to users. You have to remember what it is like for someone who has never tried/seen/heard of phpBB before coming to our front page and trying to figure out why they should use phpBB, if phpBB will work for them, and how to install phpBB to test it out. Our previous front page did nothing for those users.RMcGirr83 wrote:..and I have to sort of agree with the images overall I am losing the point of having them just seems to be more "bloat" and thought phpBB was anti-bloat. I have attached a screen capture so everyone is on the same "page".
Really? You broke just about every usability heuristic possible and from an aesthetic perspective in graphic design, the images have no design element in common, neither in image content or color. It looks like various children's books puked out their illustrations onto a web page at random. What has an elephant to do with a figure in a spacesuit or cogs or a puzzle earth? None of the images relate to each other or follow a common theme and the colors are all over the place with several clashing noticeably. Forget the fact that none of the new "images" add anything new but create redundancy with the pre-existing header navigation menu. Duplication in UI design is bad, especially when it clutters up a page for no good reason. I see the ginormous images have been shrunk but they are nothing more than a confusing distraction from the header menu and really need to vanish completely since they are redundant clutter anyway.EXreaction wrote:The whole point is to make it more usable to users.
stevemaury wrote:De gustibus non disputandum est.