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GiveBackWorks

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by Jon W, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Jon W

    Jon W Well-Known Member

    Waindigo is pleased to announce the release of GiveBackWorks new website, which makes extensive use of the XenForo software, at http://www.givebackworks.com/.

    The XenForo website has been very heavily modified for this site by Waindigo. It includes separate area sites, custom homepages, a live news feed ticker, company profiles, a social media publisher, a fully integrated invoicing system and much more.

    The style was created by Audentio Design.
     
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  2. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Looks like a regular website but running in xenforo. Awesome. I think the navigation needs a little more clarification though because I wasn't sure where to go. I had to study the page for awhile.
     
  3. Jon W

    Jon W Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Perhaps the navigation is confusing because you were looking for a forum though? I don't think that's what the average visitor of this site would be looking for.
     
  4. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Yup.
     
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  5. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    Interesting concept, very professional and clean. (y)
     
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  6. GMS

    GMS Member

    Liked the use of colors and the modern looks...good work!
     
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  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I think the site is amazing. Great job !

    Here's a few random things I felt in the first impressions.

    I really liked the "Activity Feed". :)

    givebackworks.com.suggestions.jpg

    From the flyer:

    drag ? that sounds negative.
    how about: replacing: drag your own website
    with: move your website.

    (own isn't needed).
     
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  8. Jon W

    Jon W Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your feedback. That is really helpful, especially the 404 error that you found.

    Your suggestion about the Categories is an interesting one and not one that we had considered. I do completely agree with you about there being too many and this is something that we discussed with the client at length and this was the best we could come up with, although it is far from perfect.

    Things like the search engine are definitely going to be improved, but just haven't gotten around to it yet. I think actually this may be the best answer to the above problem and that the categories drop-down is only really going to be appropriate for just browsing and for the areas that are just getting going.

    Also, the help section is going to be populated with a number of videos which are being produced as we speak.
     
  9. dojo

    dojo Active Member

    Really cool stuff. Such nice and thorough customization. Love what you've done there ;)
     
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  10. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    Amazing!
     
  11. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    The default XF style is enabled, switching to that completely breaks the site :)
     
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    yea. get rid of the style chooser ! :)
    [bottom left]
     
  13. Mike Creuzer

    Mike Creuzer Well-Known Member

    Yeh, and I'd take debug mode off or at least hide the footer details from non-admins.

    Agree with the help section. Good for a forum, not so good for a main site. Perhaps a page for the rewards card? A page on how to get started and join? Pricing perhaps could go in there, as can testimonials, and who to contact to get enrolled.

    There are bits and pieces that can be improved upon, such as perhaps making the members page look more like a directory and less like a listing with useless information on the sidebar (such as highest posting members). Needless to say, we could come up with stuff like this all day, but this is one of the best xenforo jobs I've seen yet. Very well executed.
     

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