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Apple4me.net - An Apple discussion forum

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by Tracy Perry, May 19, 2013.

  1. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    OK... just brought my Apple site online now. It's targeted at the discussion of all things Apple related (I know - I know, there are already a ton of 'em out there). It still is a work in progress, so be gentle. :p
    I've had it set up for a while - but haven't been putting as much time into it as the other forum and finally decided to kick it available for public consumption (originally it was my first forum before I moved to a new domain related to donorcycles - motorcycles for those who aren't familiar with the sometimes truthful name).

  2. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    Looks good! I was a big Mac user but I left when the PPC did. No point in paying an extra grand for the same intel processor.
  3. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Thanks... like I said, it's a work in progress but since I've gotten the other about where I want it, time to start the next one.
    I've been a big Linux fan for a long time - and that's what I'm liking about OS/X. I've got a Mac Mini that I've grown to like, and the price wasn't that outrageous on it considering the hardware involved (2.3GHZ Intel I7 with 16GB ram and a 1TB drive). Basically a nice laptop with a BIG monitor and trackpad. :p
    xenUnity likes this.
  4. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Forum name has changed to http://sayapple.com. I can't believe nobody had that domain (after finding that applechat, appletalk, applethis/applethat was taken).
  5. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    Just my 2 cents:
    1. Apple is more familiar with white themes, so I guess the colors on your website don't match the company.
    2. Logo needs improvement
    3. I would add www. at the beginning of the URL of your website
    4. I guess the media pics are just for testing?
    5. I think that you've opened to many sections on your website, and it would be better to start small and open more sections in the future. For example, you can combine all the OSX sections together and allow people to choose different tags for every OSX (Lion/ML/etc).

    That's it pretty much. Good luck!
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2013
  6. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Not a big fan of the grey theme...
  7. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    The color scheme is going to have a DRASTIC changeover once I get some time (pretty much just a plain white/black with a smattering of color)
    The logo was a quicky... I had a much better one for the apple4me.net but haven't really had time to do much on this one yet.
    I HATE sites that have www. in front of them, and is why they get stripped by nginx :p
    The media pics are wallpapers for assorted Apple products.
    I'd looked at prefixes... and most folks don't know how to use them. Once 1.2 comes out and if you can mandate use of them then I can see that, but I know that I hate scrolling through a general topic looking at prefixes for something that interests me. I've been looking at using them in the Mac OS/X for use for the different versions of the OS, but again, until I can get the site to force a choice I don't see a clean way of doing it and being able to pick out your topics of interest.

    Thanks for your feedback!
  8. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Nice but the thread titles should be darker for my eyes.
  9. Ji2myTran

    Ji2myTran Active Member

    I'm using Macbook but running Window 7, hehe :D
  10. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    You must have looked at it before the gray's got blown away. It's a basic white background now and just getting rid of the rest of the dark stuff. Then I move over to my server at the house and start blowing it up really good. :ROFLMAO:
  11. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    I did not see images earlier.
  12. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    I'm starting to see double... maybe I should just make everything white for a while. :p
    Dark styles are much easier to do!
  13. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Thanks to XenFoogle, it's no longer gray. :p
    I really like that style... just have to do a little more modding to it. Won't take much tho' since it's a nice style.
  14. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Google inspired design on an Apple discussion site... That's wrong on so many levels.

    You might possibly be going to hell for such a decision.
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  15. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Hey... it's a "discussion" board - that's sure to get a discussion started.... :ROFLMAO:
    Trying to draw those poor misguided miscreants to the path of the light. <all said in jest - I own numerous Apple & Android devices and as soon as Verizon releases the HTC ONE I will probably be getting it).
  16. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Joined. Liking the clean design. Only thing I don't think looks right is the logo because it looks like a Google service.
  17. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Thanks... I really like the style also. It's clean and not cluttered.

    You didn't get the "subtle" dig?:LOL:
  18. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member


    A logo designer would do a better job but here is a quick mockup. I really love your idea for a forum but your current logo is a turn off for me.
  19. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I wish I was more "graphically" talented. My wife is a whiz with oils, chalk, pencil - but she's not worth a dang with a computer. She uses them at work and refuses to do anything on one at home.
    One day I'll break down and do that "design me a logo" site that you can place a bid on. I actually changed the text logo up to something a little more subdued.
  20. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    I was looking at the favicon as shown in a firefox tab and the simplicity of that apple plus the text was nice.

    Apple keeps things really clean with a lot of white space.

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