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Please help with my student site

  • 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

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

    that banner really piss me off

    get rid of the banner… It is annoying.

    I’m going to go ahead and do that.

    i think you use too many colors in the text

    let others know? the icons are a bit messed up

    @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.

    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.

    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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