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Kristofer Dahl
post Jul 23 2009, 09:33 PM
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During this last month we have been working on a new design - which our beloved site has deserved for so long.

Below you will find some screen shots of work-in-progress. We are very interested in hearing what you think about the design + if you have got any improvement suggestions. Here are some sample pages:

START PAGE
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edit - If you click one of the 8 images below "featured" content the large middle area will change. This will give us new possibilities to showcase instructor weeks, lesson series, competitions, GMC events etc

LESSON PAGE
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[new] COMMUNITY PORTAL
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The "What is happening Now?" column will refresh automatically - so that you can follow the most recent GMC community updates with ease

GUITAR LESSON CATEGORIES
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PS Never mind typos etc. Also "Knowledge Base" is just a new name suggestion for our ever growing wiki!


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post Jul 23 2009, 09:37 PM
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Looks cool


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post Jul 23 2009, 09:41 PM
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Looks great although I can't really tell if it's good until i have browsed through the actual thing...


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post Jul 23 2009, 09:42 PM
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Wow, Kris! That's so much more professional looking, it's fantastic! The actual lesson page really stands up to scrutiny with those cosmetic tweaks.

Lookin' great.

Edit: Unrelated to the actual site design change is that I find the lesson mockup amusing. Looks like Aleksander's lesson, Ivan's name, and Conrad's forum avatar.

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post Jul 23 2009, 09:44 PM
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The greenish on the banner looks fine but on the navigation bar it looks a tad weird. The rest all looks fine though
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post Jul 23 2009, 09:44 PM
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Nice, especially the Community Portal page, I'd make that my new start page.


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post Jul 23 2009, 09:46 PM
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I like the ideas so far Kris. smile.gif However, I would like to see a more "in your face" logo. Maybe a different font style?......Maybe Pristina in italics?







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post Jul 23 2009, 09:47 PM
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Kris,

Looks cool. biggrin.gif

Some positive comment on the first picture (the home page):

I understand the first banner and last banner "new lesson"

Would be great to see the hardness at the same time for both.

I don't understand the "featured content" because the only thing I see are pictures without text what they represent.

I wouldn't do a picture in the middle (waht is the use of it?) rather have some links to the lessons categories grouped by there style and hardness, or see more lates post by forum type.

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post Jul 23 2009, 09:48 PM
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I like it a lot! biggrin.gif ...if it weren't so messy ohmy.gif I think having some kind of borders and having the different sections a lot more defined, would make a GREAT difference. A bit more space between stuff. And the lesson page.. the lesson itself and the difficulty showing and all that.. it seems too close to the top , if you get what I mean. This applys to all the pages btw. But especially the lesson page.

The top links and banner seems a little stuffed, some more room here woul improve things also. Maybe smaller text and a wider banner?

But don't get me wrong, the design looks awesome! It's just the layout I'm a little concerned about smile.gif

I appreciate all the work you've done and do for making GMC a better and cooler place! Keep up the good work, and I hope you consider my suggestions smile.gif
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post Jul 23 2009, 09:51 PM
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Wow this new design looks really modern and eye catching to me! I really like it , log in directly on the front page is great feature.Also it seems there is so much more space to promote all the new lessons coming up! Its a really GMC 2.0 upgrade smile.gif


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post Jul 23 2009, 09:51 PM
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QUOTE (playaxeman @ Jul 23 2009, 10:47 PM) *
I don't understand the "featured content" because the only thing I see are pictures without text what they represent.

I wouldn't do a picture in the middle (waht is the use of it?) rather have some links to the lessons categories grouped by there style and hardness, or see more lates post by forum type.


Oops forgot to explain that one - if you click one of the 8 images below "featured" content the large middle area will change.

This will give us new possibilities to showcase instructor weeks, lesson series, competitions, GMC events etc


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post Jul 23 2009, 09:52 PM
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It has a nice feel to it, Kris.


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post Jul 23 2009, 09:54 PM
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I wonder if Jerry knows how many different guitars he'll be stealing from the other instructors in the future? biggrin.gif


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Kristofer Dahl
post Jul 23 2009, 09:56 PM
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QUOTE (jafomatic @ Jul 23 2009, 10:54 PM) *
I wonder if Jerry knows how many different guitars he'll be stealing from the other instructors in the future? biggrin.gif


Yeah I always suspected he stole guitars! biggrin.gif

edit - Where is my parker by the way?! mad.gif

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post Jul 23 2009, 10:00 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Jul 23 2009, 10:51 PM) *
Oops forgot to explain that one - if you click one of the 8 images below "featured" content the large middle area will change.

This will give us new possibilities to showcase instructor weeks, lesson series, competitions, GMC events etc



Well that is a great feature then.

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post Jul 23 2009, 10:11 PM
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Looks great Kris but the "Lick if the Day" button. Should you take that out? Is there ever actually a like of the day? Because every time I go in there, there is always the same Metallica type thing.


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post Jul 23 2009, 10:27 PM
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This looks great! I would only change the backgorund color to "GMC red", or something a bit darker, so the windows look a bit more separated.


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post Jul 23 2009, 10:38 PM
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I'm not gonna bother anyone, it looks sweeeeeeeeeet!! biggrin.gif


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Kristofer Dahl
post Jul 23 2009, 10:48 PM
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QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ Jul 23 2009, 11:11 PM) *
Looks great Kris but the "Lick if the Day" button. Should you take that out? Is there ever actually a like of the day? Because every time I go in there, there is always the same Metallica type thing.


Good point - the lick of the day feature is certainly getting outdated. However we have new plans for that one as well!


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post Jul 23 2009, 10:54 PM
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This looks great Kristofer, well done for GMC team.
I have one personal preference, yellow color just doesn't do it for me smile.gif


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