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Please help with my student site (10 posts)

  1. chuchris
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I'm maintaining http://www.ClashBang.com and write for it with 2 other people. We don't have our own theme or anything, but I'm learning. Besides, we're trying to focus on our content. I even got to interview Woz!

    Anyway, if you like what you see, I'd appreciate feedback and links/promotion :)

    Chris

  2. mrkryptic
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You have a massive ad on your site that flashes colours :/ Thats a huge turn off from visiting the rest of the site.

  3. gighen
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    that banner really piss me off

  4. harmjoosse
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    get rid of the banner... It is annoying.

  5. chuchris
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm going to go ahead and do that.

  6. goodman48
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    i think you use too many colors in the text

  7. goodman48
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    let others know? the icons are a bit messed up

  8. chuchris
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @goodman48

    How are the social bookmarking icons messed up? They seem to work fine for me, but I've only tested on Flock and IE7.

  9. jonwolfe
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi. I like the theme you've chosen, but I wonder about all those social bookmarking icons... I've debated about the pros and cons of those on my own site.

    With so many icons, they detract from your design, and I think people tend to just scan past them, even if they use the sites you have icons for. As a Digg and delicious user, if I want to save something, I tend to just click my own browser bookmarklet, even if a blog post has social bookmarking buttons.

    What about something like Alex King's "share this" icon? I'm considering using this on my own site.

  10. chuchris
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Alex King's "Share This" seems cool, and I like the icons. With that said, however, there's still no universal "share this" icon like there is for RSS, and even the RSS icon is a mystery to most users. I'm quite sure that many people who use social bookmarking sites already know how to submit articles, and I'm pretty sure that I won't be converting anyone over to social bookmarking (maybe they'll appeal to the general user sometime in the short future).

    I think I have them there just as a sort of graphical distraction, as my site is really full of words. You'll notice that I'm trying to incorporate a thumbnail graphic in front of each post; maybe that'll ease reading all that text for a little bit.

    In terms of layout refinement, I've been having a lot of trouble recently. For some reason, I can't change any of my widgets or site files without FTPing in and changing it manually. What I mean is that the admin backend can't seem to modify site files; it can only modify MySQL queries to let me make new posts. I've been documenting my troubles at this thread:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/105353?replies=29

    Thanks for your comments, and let me know if you can think of a solution!

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