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7th December 2005, 10:45 PM
The owner said it'd be fine to post it here.


Rate away.

Thanks a ton.

7th December 2005, 11:33 PM
Gah!!! Get A Layouy!!!

8th December 2005, 12:41 PM
Are you a staff member?

8th December 2005, 12:51 PM
you need a new bg or more pics on the main page. it is so plain...

zonic the hedgehog
10th December 2005, 12:36 AM
Now this is one of those times where a layout really doesn't matter much. The content well makes up for it.

This is a bit like a videogame wiki, which I think is a neat idea.
Better layout might be nice, but I like the content he has, which is more than I can say for many sites posted in this part of the forum.

Perhaps he could add some walkthroughs? Videogame lyrics?
Stuff using text would benefit his site, since it doesn't have the most graphical layout.

Heck, I'll help the owner out with some character bios and locales if he wants. I'd love to contribute my own knowledge. ^__^

12th December 2005, 4:49 PM
^ said it perfectly.

I am the creator of this site and just wanted to say that if you are viewing it for a flashy layout, you're wasting your time.

The site is purely content based. I'm curious if any of you actually went beyond the index page, because the in depth articles on characters and other things from the gaming universe more than make up for the lack of flashy images etc.

I aim to create a simple layout. If people are coming for a layout then they've missed the point entirely. It's a source of information, which will grow over time to contain anything you should need to know about things in the gaming world. May only contain 56 articles now, but then again I created it less than two weeks ago.

And @ zonic, that'd be a huge help thanks. Anything submitted will help a great deal. I don't really plan to expand on the guide to include walkthroughs and such though. Any songs I include will be ones that actually play a role in the game's plot (e.g. Ballad of the Windfish from Zelda).

12th December 2005, 6:25 PM
Admittedly, Paulus, it is never a good idea to use multicolored text, nor text this big, and text always works better justified or left-aligned so that the viewer doesn't have to search for the beginning of the next line. If you're focusing on the content - which is not a bad thing by any means - then at least make it easy on the eyes and readable. Using valid HTML and CSS instead of tag-soup from Front Page will also make the page load faster, which is essential for any content-based layout, be easier to edit for you, and make it easier to change completely in case you ever get bored of the old colors. Focusing on the content doesn't mean you can completely neglect the layout.

12th December 2005, 10:33 PM
I wouldn't call it multicoloured. What colour scheme do you think would be better?

I can fix the alignment and font sizes though.