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ben
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751 posts since 11/12/13

5 Jan 2010 15:09
berk wrote: ben what do you want to achieve by doing this ?

Ive been here since 03/04 and have seen a few changes but they were more tweaks and have become used to them but im of the approach if its not broke why fix it ?

Smiling Thanks Berk, but I think you're in a minority. Fact is, most people here would agree that the site is looking pretty shaky, although DuffMan's 'library' description is maybe a little harsh!

There's lots of things that we don't want to change, but it's a fashion site and if we want to keep attracting punters we need to stay fresh. It will only be our 4th major redesign since 1996 (before that we completely rebuilt the site every month, but that's another story…)
ben
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751 posts since 11/12/13

5 Jan 2010 15:12
Sleuth wrote: possibly a front page for the site could entail some sort of flash intro like one of the above sites with the news and feature sections of the site being more attractive/up to date in an above format or similar?

A flash intro? And you think Jimmy is last decade? Eek
berk
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2116 posts since 24/3/08

5 Jan 2010 15:33
ben wrote:
berk wrote: ben what do you want to achieve by doing this ?

Ive been here since 03/04 and have seen a few changes but they were more tweaks and have become used to them but im of the approach if its not broke why fix it ?

Smiling Thanks Berk, but I think you're in a minority. Fact is, most people here would agree that the site is looking pretty shaky, although DuffMan's 'library' description is maybe a little harsh!

There's lots of things that we don't want to change, but it's a fashion site and if we want to keep attracting punters we need to stay fresh. It will only be our 4th major redesign since 1996 (before that we completely rebuilt the site every month, but that's another story…)

Sad

maybe but have you tried to navigate the competitors sites ie superfuture,5th D etc
shit is the best word for it..
ben
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751 posts since 11/12/13

5 Jan 2010 15:40
berk wrote: Sad

maybe but have you tried to navigate the competitors sites ie superfuture,5th D etc
shit is the best word for it..

Yes, I agree and there is no way we are going to make the same mistakes.

We are going to keep things very simple and we're not chucking out any of the stuff that is working well now (eg Active Threads list).
Sleuth
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5374 posts since 12/9/04

5 Jan 2010 15:51
ben wrote:
Sleuth wrote: possibly a front page for the site could entail some sort of flash intro like one of the above sites with the news and feature sections of the site being more attractive/up to date in an above format or similar?

A flash intro? And you think Jimmy is last decade? Eek


Java script?

Like this smarty;

http://www.griduo.com/ Eye-wink
SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

5 Jan 2010 16:06
Are you looking at creating a new logo and or colour scheme with the re invention / branding?
ben
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751 posts since 11/12/13

5 Jan 2010 17:11
SOS wrote: Are you looking at creating a new logo and or colour scheme with the re invention / branding?

Yes
schtoop
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12954 posts since 9/4/07

5 Jan 2010 17:18
when is this happening? will fuk be down for a few hours? not sure i could cope
saint nicholegs
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4354 posts since 13/10/08

5 Jan 2010 18:34
hope all the threads/posts will be saved/archived/back-up first.
DuffMan
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14249 posts since 21/2/07

5 Jan 2010 19:06
berk wrote: maybe but have you tried to navigate the competitors sites ie superfuture,5th D etc
shit is the best word for it..

Personally I think superfuture is better navigable than fuk, particularly considering the absolutely massive number of threads in comparison.
Crackajack
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7032 posts since 21/4/05

5 Jan 2010 19:11
Except its really hard to read and fiddly.
schtoop
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12954 posts since 9/4/07

5 Jan 2010 19:14
sufu is ugly but the colours are good, so boxy and just…. not nice to read
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

5 Jan 2010 19:35
Tabs at the top to switch quickly between the main forums would be good

kinda like if on here and the skybet/sky poker

http://www.skybet.com/skybet


saint nicholegs
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4354 posts since 13/10/08

5 Jan 2010 19:38
Keep it simple Laughing out loud from the suggestions it sounds like new features for Football Manager 2011.
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

5 Jan 2010 19:43
Yeah, just a new lick of paint and a new logo should do.
gojira.
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4624 posts since 3/5/05

5 Jan 2010 19:45
shego wrote:
joey wrote: i reckon the popular threads like last purchases, what your wearing etc shouldn't be done via thread posts but more integrated within the site, allowing users to

1. post their outfit
2. able to annotate their outfit (label on the photo garment details similar to flickr)
3. an interface to flick though the outfits filtering based on brand, color, garment type (jacket), material, color, season


joe

lookbook style? nice idea.


Good idea, i like the integration of twitter on there as well #fuk Eye-wink ?
Crackajack
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7032 posts since 21/4/05

5 Jan 2010 19:51
Just have some editor type put the choice WaYW on the front page with a bit more detailed description. Could see it being quite competitive Eye-wink

fuk.co.uk front page looks so bare at the moment.

Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

5 Jan 2010 19:56
Like that idea. Cool
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

5 Jan 2010 20:04
Crackajack wrote: Just have some editor type put the choice WaYW on the front page with a bit more detailed description. Could see it being quite competitive Eye-wink

thats brilliant.. featured WAYW

Hi-Definition wrote: Yeah, just a new lick of paint and a new logo should do.

Laughing out loud seriously helpful!

can't imagine fuk without these 2 colors.. been years
jimm
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1558 posts since 22/11/04

5 Jan 2010 20:23
I don't think you can go wrong with a neat serif look http://www.anothersomething.org