Discussion Board
Welcome Guest! You can login or register. Login or Register.

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Thursday, February 20, 2014 7:51:06 AM(UTC)
If you hit PackerPeople.com that is the nav menu I'm liking. It's responsive to the resolution of the client.

On the attached image, I threw together the concept that I'm bouncing between my ears. Basically, it's two columns ( the side column would be hidden on mobile devices if space is not permitted) and would contain blocks.

These blocks would have one item displayed, instead of a vertical scroll. The blocks would have Left and Right arrows to cycle through each Tweet, or Headline or Latest topic. This design concept for the blocks was thought of to eliminate having a long page that has nothing in the "Body" but the side column extends quite a ways. Also, there will be a Schedule block too, but that won't have any action items. It's just display, with.. well exactly what we have currently.


I was thinking with having the Headlines done as a block it might get peoples attention more. Sure, it'll be less page views, but thats fine by me.


The Body area (outlined by the scratching/shading zigzag) would be where things like NFL Picks would be done or draft history, etc... and the side column would still be visible.


Only the Body will be shown on devices that make sense to show only the body.


Right now, PH is garbage (understatement) on mobile devices. I can do better and I will do better. YAF, our forum is going to be meshed into bootstrap which is responsive layout design, meaning the design responds to whatever the client has. Basically, that means three layouts. In very generic terms, smartphone, tablet and desktop design.

PH absolutely needs to be mobile friendly because we're getting a LOT of hits from mobile devices and they are jumping ship right away. I want to lasso those folks in, keep them here, lock the door and toss the damn key! :)


So, what do you fellas think?
Zero2Cool attached the following image(s):
20140220_084143_N Webster Ave.jpg (142kb) downloaded 93 time(s).

You cannot view/download attachments. Try to login or register.
wpr  
#2 Posted : Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:00:44 AM(UTC)
I like what you have done. You have worked hard on this project. I am not mobile so it is a little hard for me to have an opinion other than the better the site is the more opportunity for new members. I understand that younger people like their smart phones and tablets and so on.
Zero2Cool  
#3 Posted : Friday, February 21, 2014 7:34:31 AM(UTC)
Should we move this to round table or something to get others thoughts? Not that your opinion is meaningless Wayne, but I'd like a tad more feedback lol.


I forgot to include the schedule banner block on there so i'll have to do another mock up including that. But just imagine a soft colored rectangle about 70% of the width of the screen about 35 pixels in height. This would display things like upcoming Packers events, Packers player birthdays, BREAKING NEWS ... etc... and if breaking news, background would turn to red, if birthday, blue, etc ... something like that. Tons of flexibility there.
Pack93z  
#4 Posted : Friday, February 21, 2014 9:31:02 AM(UTC)
Personally, I like the concept with one section of blocks a bit more than what we have now with dual ones.

But in terms of mobile apps.. I don't really use them as my big meat hooks with sausage fingers don't do well with the tiny touch screens. Just frustrating, so I haven't done much in designing for them let alone using them.

wpr  
#5 Posted : Friday, February 21, 2014 10:01:49 AM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
Should we move this to round table or something to get others thoughts? Not that your opinion is meaningless Wayne, but I'd like a tad more feedback lol.


I forgot to include the schedule banner block on there so i'll have to do another mock up including that. But just imagine a soft colored rectangle about 70% of the width of the screen about 35 pixels in height. This would display things like upcoming Packers events, Packers player birthdays, BREAKING NEWS ... etc... and if breaking news, background would turn to red, if birthday, blue, etc ... something like that. Tons of flexibility there.


yes you need to move this. Not that I am offended. I talk and talk and talk about things I have little or no knowledge on. But I want you to get feedback from people that will be using it.
gbguy20  
#6 Posted : Friday, February 21, 2014 1:02:14 PM(UTC)
I'm assuming what I am seeing now on packerpeople.com is not what this thread is referring to....

Can I get a screenshot of what it is supposed to look like :(
Zero2Cool  
#7 Posted : Friday, February 21, 2014 1:02:53 PM(UTC)
I moved this topic into the Packers section. Feedback is much appreciated and wanted. If you say PH is suckage on Mobile devices, you won't get any argument from me.

One reason you haven't seen many new features added is because the offseason just started couple months ago and primarily because the site is going to be completely overhauled. Our forums are the heart of the site and unfortunately, I have little to no control over that unless I start taking up development of it in addition to the current developers. Which might happen just to speed things. BUT the YAF forums we use will be responsive layout design within the next few months.

Basically, what do you all feel about going from three columns down to two columns on the Desktop view?
Zero2Cool  
#8 Posted : Friday, February 21, 2014 1:03:54 PM(UTC)
gbguy20 said: Go to Quoted Post
I'm assuming what I am seeing now on packerpeople.com is not what this thread is referring to....

Can I get a screenshot of what it is supposed to look like :(


There is an attachment of a quick mock up drawing in the first post. The nav menu you see on PP.com is FUNCTIONALLY what we'll be using moving forward. The layout below it... that's under consideration.
nerdmann  
#9 Posted : Friday, February 21, 2014 2:49:32 PM(UTC)
I'd use the mobile version. Looks good, too.

I've used the site through my phone in the past, and it's usable, but I think if you upgraded that aspect of it, it would boost usage. It's a great forum.
Smokey  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:47:47 AM(UTC)
[wasntme]
Zero2Cool  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, September 17, 2014 5:22:56 AM(UTC)
Smokey said: Go to Quoted Post
Unless you have advertising to insert, the green area at the top of the page is way too much. You could trim 33% by raising the Log off & Hi,Member! , then eliminating the excess green. It would free up about 3 lines of space that could be used to add 3 lines to the Chat/Shout Area. It would be a better look.


The ShoutBox can contain more lines, but it has been trimmed down because the focus of the site is the forum, not the shout. Or at least, that is the goal! haha


PS, I know you edited your post, but just wanted to give you a little reason behind the madness.


Edit, that reminds me, our "Packers Schedule" is freaking hideous. Really need to figure out that design.
Mucky Tundra  
#12 Posted : Monday, October 13, 2014 6:45:24 AM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
The ShoutBox can contain more lines, but it has been trimmed down because the focus of the site is the forum, not the shout. Or at least, that is the goal! haha


PS, I know you edited your post, but just wanted to give you a little reason behind the madness.


Edit, that reminds me, our "Packers Schedule" is freaking hideous. Really need to figure out that design.


Speaking of the chat, where did it go?
Zero2Cool  
#13 Posted : Monday, October 13, 2014 6:48:13 AM(UTC)
Mucky Tundra said: Go to Quoted Post
Speaking of the chat, where did it go?


Fret not! It will be back on Game Day!
Zero2Cool  
#14 Posted : Monday, October 20, 2014 8:28:06 AM(UTC)
What do you think about going from three columns (small, big, small) to (big, small) two column layout? I think this would give all sidebox items available for everyone. You can check it out by hitting up PackerPeople.com

The idea is to get a layout that will work for small devices, big devices and all the various screen resolutions. The most commonly used resolution is 1366x768 which is what most laptops display content.
wpr  
#15 Posted : Monday, October 20, 2014 1:06:44 PM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
What do you think about going from three columns (small, big, small) to (big, small) two column layout? I think this would give all sidebox items available for everyone. You can check it out by hitting up PackerPeople.com

The idea is to get a layout that will work for small devices, big devices and all the various screen resolutions. The most commonly used resolution is 1366x768 which is what most laptops display content.


It is perfect. All you have to do is to put the tweets on the bottom.

I am torn between wanting the schedule up as high as possible and #2 behind the fan shout box. Everything is based on the games themselves so having them on top would acknowledge that but most people already know the schedule so they probably don't look at it all the time while the shout box changes all the time.
Rockmolder  
#16 Posted : Monday, October 20, 2014 1:23:31 PM(UTC)
I love it like this. The Packerpeople site looks so plain. But that might just be me, of course.

I like the new look, overall, on both sites. Very clean, minimalistic, but still showing everything you need to know. The shoutbox is more of a shoutbox, rather than a full blown chat app.
Zero2Cool  
#17 Posted : Monday, October 20, 2014 1:40:56 PM(UTC)
The one issue with the 3 column layout is not everyone has wide screen monitors, so they miss out on stuff.

The 2 column layout provides a consistent PackersHome experience for a wide range of users.

What do you mean that PackerPeople looks plain? That's basically the same site as PackersHome lol
Rss Feed
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error

Fan Shout
Smokey (10h) : \_/ Tezzy
Tezzy (12h) : I feel we are on the cusp of a special time of Packers football. My optimism for the rest of the 2000-teens is strong.
Tezzy (12h) : Sign Cutler and draft a QB in round 1. Go Pack Go!!!!
TheKanataThrilla (14h) : I will be there with beer in hand.
Smokey (25-Apr) : CHAT and Draft Thursday night in the PACKERSHOME CHAT ROOM ! Don't forget the cold beer .
TheKanataThrilla (21-Apr) : Seattle at Pack week 1. Hopefully Aaron gets some reps this preseason.
TheKanataThrilla (20-Apr) : Ruben Foster tests positive for weed. Any chance he falls to us? Probably not.
Smokey (20-Apr) : Thanks wpr, I'll order a L.Pizza !
wpr (20-Apr) : Smokey the chat room has been available for prior drafts
Smokey (20-Apr) : Great News , Zero . Also will the "Chat" room be up and operating for the 1st round of the NFL Draft ?
Zero2Cool (20-Apr) : Packers schedule coming out today, 7pm CST
Zero2Cool (19-Apr) : Fans should care about Dean Blandino’s departure from the NFL because it matters…a lot http://ble.ac/2osxh74
Zero2Cool (19-Apr) : Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell
Tezzy (18-Apr) : That stat line of 142 of 144 regular season games
Zero2Cool (18-Apr) : A.J. Hawk will retire with the @packers after recording the most tackles in franchise history (1,118)
Smokey (14-Apr) : Hernandez already convicted of previous two murders .
Smokey (14-Apr) : Aaron Hermandez found Not Guilty of Murder Charges .
Smokey (11-Apr) : Packers will play the Eagles , Redskins , Broncos , and Rams in Preseason 2017 .
Zero2Cool (11-Apr) : Odd to see GM John Lynch .. I won't get used to that for a while haha
Cheesey (10-Apr) : I don't think she has anything to do with how he plays on the field.
Porforis (7-Apr) : 100% conjecture but maybe they've been on the rocks and that contributed to his long slump?
Zero2Cool (7-Apr) : Aaron Rodgers and actress Olivia Munn break up, People magazine reports. Here we go
Porforis (7-Apr) : Forum needs some FOOTBAH! l.
gbguy20 (6-Apr) : forum needs some uffda
Zero2Cool (5-Apr) : Marshawn Lynch told the @RAIDERS he intends to un-retire.
iscmarkiemark (5-Apr) : Garrett could be gone in the 1st even..
Smokey (2-Apr) : A REMINDER: Easter Sunday falls on April 16th .
Smokey (1-Apr) : Avoid the Rush, join today !
Zero2Cool (31-Mar) : 8 of 12 top draft picks from 2013 - are no longer with the team that drafted them...
FLORIDA PACKER88 (31-Mar) : I don't think Myles Garrett will be there in the 3rd haha
Nonstopdrivel (30-Mar) : NFL Network predicting Packers to trade out of 2nd round to snag Myles Garrett (DE, Texas A&M) in the 3rd round.
Smokey (30-Mar) : Packers sign OG Justin McCray, 321 lbs out of C.Florida .
Cheesey (29-Mar) : She wanted people to recognize who it was, and that was the only way anyone would!LOL!
Porforis (29-Mar) : Sorry, BEAR ass.
Porforis (29-Mar) : Jay Cutler's bare ass photographed by wife, put on social media.
Please sign in to use Fan Shout
2017 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 10 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Sep 17 @ 7:30 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Sep 24 @ 3:25 PM
BENGALS
Thursday, Sep 28 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 8 @ 3:25 PM
at Cowboys
Sunday, Oct 15 @ 12:00 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Oct 22 @ 12:00 PM
SAINTS
Sunday, Oct 29 @ 12:00 AM
- BYE -
Monday, Nov 6 @ 7:30 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Nov 12 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Sunday, Nov 19 @ 12:00 PM
RAVENS
Sunday, Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
at Steelers
Sunday, Dec 3 @ 12:00 PM
BUCCANEERS
Sunday, Dec 10 @ 12:00 PM
at Browns
Saturday, Dec 23 @ 7:30 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Dec 31 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions
Saturday, Dec 17 @ 12:00 PM
at Panthers
Think About It
Think About It
Recent Topics
27m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / buckeyepackfan

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Tezzy

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Tezzy

25-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

24-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

24-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

23-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / 68md

22-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

21-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / FLORIDA PACKER88

20-Apr / Around The NFL / Smokey

19-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

19-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

18-Apr / Feedback, Suggestions and Issues / TheKanataThrilla

17-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / FLORIDA PACKER88

Headlines