Totemspot Helper Minions Required.
I need some helper minions around here.
Content Minions will be the sort of people to do things like regular news/blog roundups, reposting blue posts about Shaman or links to Shaman related blog posts or podcasts. I'll also want people to do things like summaries of things like rep grinds, going over items we'll want to look at and giving a bit of detail about which to go for first.
I'm also looking for someone to help give the site a bit of a makeover, as I'm not exactly skilled in that department. Primarily this will just be a re-skin at this point.
Content - I'm hoping to get on some of this within the next few weeks myself. I'm still trying to muddle through and finish a few of my own projects first, but I'm hoping to get a bit more MoP motivated once the pre-patch gets a bit closer. Hang tight, I should be useful soon!
Referring to the skinning thing.
Do you exactly know what you want have done?
In that case anyone that's got some skills in ### (enter your favorite designing tool here)
may easily make the apropriate changes since it may come down to recolouring images(?).
I'm not entirely sure yet. I'm using a new theme which I added in recently, which seems to work fine and looks pretty decent. Only catch is that it's a fixed width skin.
Originally Posted by jejanim
Well I just opened totemspot.com on my home computer.
The default style that is selected down the botton line performs poorly in high resolutions.
I feel more comfortable with the fixed width one
Yeah, the fixed width works better. Like jejanim says, the old % width layout looked bad at high resolutions. If you want to go for responsive, then it'd be better to use @media queries in your CSS for smaller resolutions (or look for a theme that utilizes bootstrap or another responsive framework).
This theme is really stark. Kind of hard to look at. You've got a lot of black surrounding your top UI, then a ton of white, then some tan and green. It doesn't feel cohesive.
The header is really cramped. The logo is too big, it's so tight between the top of the browser and the main navigation that it loses some of its importance. Give it some white space to reinforce where it stands in the page hierarchy. It needs to breathe a little. White space will define importance more than size will.
Edit: Also, regarding the logo: the red stroke makes it look fuzzy on the outside. I imagine making the logo smaller would only exacerbate that problem, so it might be best to ditch the stroke on it.
Last edited by Sufjan; 22-08-2012 at 07:16 AM.
If you can find something better for vB that's free, I'm all for it.
I'm not too big on pre-made themes. Every time I get a project where someone's trying to save time by utilizing an existing theme, it never ends up well. They look canned and less professional. The more polished your presence is, the more it draws people in to your content / product / whatever.
That being said, I think modifications to a very basic theme could help give the site a more defined look.
I'm still interested in helping out, but right now I'm swamped between work at the office and freelance projects, so it'll be a little far off before I can really sit down and work on side-projects (probably November). Plus there was no dev version of vB for me to pop open and see whats under the hood. I don't mind popping in and dropping advice though, when I can.
The few things listed in my last post would help improve the look a little, and would dramatically improve the header area.
Last edited by Sufjan; 04-11-2012 at 09:20 PM.