No Mutants Allowed front-page redesign

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    It's great, congrats to the people responsible for this great work BUT....



    ...needs more Marcus. Urgently.
     
  2. Jebus

    Jebus Background Radiant
    Orderite

    Jan 29, 2004
    Is "forum upgrade" code for "putting Jebus in power"?
     
  3. WillisPDunlevey

    WillisPDunlevey Mildly Dipped

    534
    Feb 2, 2010
    I would like the option of making the whole site a bit less black (for work at least)

    Would make it easier to surf during the day.
     
  4. smejki

    smejki First time out of the vault

    48
    May 26, 2009
    Very nice indeed except for the logo.I would play a bit with it.
    I am pretty sure it would look better without the white background.
     
  5. Izual

    Izual Pipe rifle & chopsticks

    378
    Sep 18, 2009
    Everything has to change a bit, and I have to say this new design is classy. Good work lads!

    However, white background is a bit much, I'd go for a browner one to save my eyes :p
     
  6. DustyTraveller

    DustyTraveller First time out of the vault

    38
    Feb 13, 2008
    Geez, you're trying to give me a heart-attack or someting? My first reactions were: "Who are you, and why have you stolen the nma website?" ;)
    You could have given us a heads-up on the news page yesterday so some of us wouldn't have been caught completely unaware.

    I do miss Marcus at the top, but he has been there for a very long time now and well... doesn't Bethesda own him now? Might be a good time to put something else up there now.

    Something like the nma road sign, or some other small picture would be nice. Wasn't there a road sign on the front page ages ago? I don't mean the road sign that's currently on top of the forum pages, but another rougher looking with yellow/black color scheme?


    Overall I think I like the new layout.
     
  7. EnigmaGrey

    EnigmaGrey First time out of the vault

    86
    Sep 28, 2011
    Kudos to Wooz, Monsharen, Odin and Korindabar for the new design . . . . . . but this is very Web 2.0. Large elements, white background, weird icon instead of a simple Comments(X). I had assumed I loaded up the wrong site at first.

    This is what I'm seeing:



    It zooms wonderfully, though. Absolutely wonderfully -- no weird shit like most sites that go through this transition.
     
  8. shijoku

    shijoku First time out of the vault

    23
    May 23, 2006
    I'm not sure I like the color scheme very much. It does feel faster and that's good, but the colors don't mesh well together. The white background is really difficult to read things on, compared to the previous color scheme.

    Please fix it! I don't want to read articles on this color scheme right now. :crazy:
     
  9. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

    833
    May 7, 2009
    I'm OK with the redesign, but there are some things that bug me:
    1) The ad pops out more than tha banner - you are saying that it'll change - so I'll keep my eyes peeled (and set my egg timer :lol: ). Maybe it could be higher too - same height as the ad right now :x
    2) the white background BURNS MY EYES WAAAAGH! Tone it down with a texture or just plain change the color itself to something that doesn't induce death through ocular means.

    Without the mutie banner it's also a bit more... generic. Also I wouldn't mind a good ol' FO shelter sign

    and perhaps the superawesome

    among all those ads on the sidebar, perhaps under all those links and above the PayPal button.

    Maybe some cool dude might even make a nice PayPal button that's more fallout/wasteland-themed
     
  10. Prosatanos

    Prosatanos It Wandered In From the Wastes

    176
    Oct 25, 2011
    I always like something new,good work.
    Congratulations to creators.
     
  11. Paul_cz

    Paul_cz Mildly Dipped

    515
    Jun 11, 2008
    My uh...my first reaction was

    "What the fuck is this shit"

    (I actually said it out loud, because I thought I went to some other website)

    After realizing it is NMA and it got redesign, my second reaction was

    "holy shit this is awesome"

    that about sums it up.

    Now, onto exploring it in more detail!
     
  12. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    The design is pretty, nice and clean as stated by others, but if i were to stumble upon this site for the first time, it wouldn't hold my attention for a second. It doesn't have any charater, it just looks like one of the many uninteresting sites that i don't really care about.
     
  13. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    It feels weird to me that the whiteness doesn't blend in with the background. Like there's something missing.
     
  14. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    The new design is good in terms of tech, design and such (I actually really love it), but is lacking the old NMA spirit. :( Can't atleast the old colour palette be brought back? Then it'd be perfect. :)

    E: The greenish background could easily receive something yellow, like it was in the old one. Grab a pallette of the Fallout games to stay even more true. :) The darkish-blue elements could be a wee bit brighter. As others said, atleast make the plain white backgroud a BIT darker, or mix in some very very slight brown/yellowish taint (like in the "paper" background of my signature picture, just less yellow, a bit lighter)
     
  15. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Very good job on the redesign, dudes. Everything is a lot more clean and clear.

    I do agree that the main page needs some blending though. Maybe make the white slightly yellow in agreement with the yellow/blue theme?

    Also, if it were up to me, I'd bundle Fallout 3 with BOS into a Fallout unmentionables section, considering the attitude toward the game on the site. Though, I guess it IS a major title in the series.
     
  16. Paul_cz

    Paul_cz Mildly Dipped

    515
    Jun 11, 2008
    Please make the NMA header clickable (homepage) and include Marcus there soon!

    And a bit darker background might be good too.
    But overall I like it a lot.
     
  17. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    It's OK, I suppose... Still though, as others stated, the color palette, if changed, would make the site look even more interesting.
     
  18. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    The design is pretty good, just build a nice banner (Maybe Myron should take the reins :P ), and ease off on the eye burn, remember most of us are cave dwellers.

    Start a competition for the banner - there are plenty of good artists that regularly post in the threads, Alec's one, they could design one.
     
  19. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    i agree that the color palette is a bit of a flash to the eye, but such things are always a matter of getting used to.

    ive always had a penchant for a "sandy" look, and as such i always liked the old layout of nma.
    and i did like marcus' old face on the front page :D

    in fact, one of my tiny "bonus-loves" for this site was its consistency :D while other sites change and change, i could check back to nma and see that it was both
    1 unchanged layout-wise, and
    2 not simply abandoned, the content kept updating (if a page layout is unchanged over several years, it usually is simply abandoned). this warmed my heart :D
     
  20. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003