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VonDroid - critique welcome!

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by xenTheory, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. xenTheory

    xenTheory Active Member

    I'm new to Xenforo and this is my first forum, I've been doing design work for a while and have added quite a few addons as well as customisations.

    What do you think?

    http://www.vondroid.com
     
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  2. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    Fantastic. Best forum I've seen in a while. Great job.
     
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  3. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    very nice design, well organize, and there is actually worthy content. What else can I say!
    Well Done!
     
  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Looks clean.
    Nice XenPorta.

    I see your site is about Android ... but I honestly can't figure out what aspect of Android.
    How about an "About Us" Tab ?

    I like how you took out the Members Tab. It's useless anyway.

    A review tab would be nice.

    Film a video about the TV sticks and what they do ... maybe some How Tos ?
    Make a Buyer's Guide for these .... I bet the Christmas rush will gets some good hits.

    Site looks great !
     
  5. xenTheory

    xenTheory Active Member

    Thank you both very much!

    Thank you for the suggestion, I have just written a few mini pages (about us, join staff etc) and added a new tab for those. Does that make more sense now? Also I have considered a review tab but I'm waiting until we have more hardware (money is tight).
     
  6. xenTheory

    xenTheory Active Member

    I've updated the design a little more.

    -> Widget framework to keep a consistent sidebar
    -> Added more pages
    -> A few tweaks such as removing h1 from front page and forum title
     
  7. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Looks good.
     
  8. xenTheory

    xenTheory Active Member

    I've updated with MicroDownloads Commercial now. I've customised that quite a bit to get it to match the layout and design of my XF site.
     
  9. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Very nice. I have not signed up to one Android forum since they are all so bloated with ads and run slow.
    I normally only visit those forums from google searches.

    Yours has promise.
    I 'd like to see what is available to download without registering.
     
  10. HenrikHansen

    HenrikHansen Well-Known Member

    You should put in an a delay for your "hi there" notifation for unregistered users. This way uses will focus on content first, be interested, and fx after 30 seconds the notification pops up and users say "yes, I will register"
     
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  11. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    That is the 2nd forum I've seen that used it and is the very first thing I click to hide.
    I don't even know what it says. :)

    A delay would get my attention. Good suggestion.
     
  12. 3c

    3c Active Member

    I hit the x to make it go away and it didn't. Nice site, but nothing irks me more than stuff like that continuing to float on the page because I can't get rid of it...
     
  13. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    Love the colors and design!
     
  14. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    I like that you've done with the style in general Piers. There are some problems that I've came across which I like to share. Like the user information section getting pushed below:

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    I would move that part to the moderation bar if I were you. Would look much better in my opinion.

    The profile tab button seems off, can barely read:

    [​IMG]

    Any particular reason not leaving it as it is?

    The thread title part of a thread, hangs freely there like it's a seperate part. Doesn't feel right to me:

    [​IMG]

    Shelley made a css modfication which enhances the thread title in a nice way:

    [​IMG]

    Maybe something to consider (y)
     
  15. AndreaMarucci

    AndreaMarucci Well-Known Member

    Good one. Just a question. How can I have the Hi There notification yellow box on my forum? Is it an addon?

    Thanks and keep up the good work!
     
  16. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

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  17. LeoBrutanis

    LeoBrutanis New Member

    I also closed the "hi there" without reading further. I delay would be nice.
     
  18. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  19. xenTheory

    xenTheory Active Member

    Thank you for the feedback, I have added a 20s delay to the hover notices.

    As for the design: the thread or page title heading are supposed to look like that, it draws the users' attention to the content and breaks the content away from the header a bit.

    The tabs on the profile page aren't working with the css I've used, I thought they were correct but will need to look into why they work on the Downloads area but not on the profile page.

    :)
     
  20. xenTheory

    xenTheory Active Member

    Here is the downloads area, guests will have access but I'm still working on the design tweaks.
    downloads.png
     
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