Post by Streamstrider on Jun 26, 2010 21:41:59 GMT -5
Heya! I'm new, but I thought this would be a helpful thread for just about everyone. The point is to give one piece of advice. You can give a new piece of advice or extend upon what someone already advised. Just try not to repeat. This advice should be based on experience, and as such, some people will agree or disagree.
Stream's Advice: When it comes to rules, be specific and to the point. It's really aggravating when people have to read the same rules over and over again, with a bunch of extra explanation added on. A simple "No godmodding" will do. If you would like to, you can have another thread, or another post in the rules thread, explaining terms, for those who don't know them. Don't be too strict. Although it's sometimes hard to implement a karma system for everyone to watch each other, once it gets going, it would probably help keep baddies down.
Post by covertsphinx on May 25, 2011 14:04:27 GMT -5
Layout Advice: Fifty million tables (one side or both) with huge images "decorating" it makes your board look messy and unkempt. Anything that needs to be scrolled through for extended lengths to reach what you want (especially if it out-lengths your actual forum by a large amount) is generally "too much" and people don't want to bother looking at it. Again, like Stream said above, being easy and direct is better. Although this piece depends in part on the screen resolution of the one looking at the site.
With all screen resolutions, generally Overly-large images tend to be a turn-off. Also, clashing colors aren't good either. A site should be relatively easy to navigate and not kill your eyes.