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Unread post by Wolf » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:14 pm

Gday, I am building a site for my writings and cannot decide on the format for the Home Page.

I can keep it simple, like this...
Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 11.59.16 am.png

Or make it more 'magazine-style' like this...
https://wol223.wixsite.com/sasquatchsagas
Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 12.07.29 pm.png
Which one makes you want to read more?

Thanks in advance.
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Unread post by Simon M » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:44 pm

I can't see the link to the first presentation style, but that magazine layout looks excellent to me. (thumb)

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Unread post by Wolf » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:55 pm

Thanks SImon, that's one vote for magazine style layout.

For some reason I cannot link the first option. The text is pretty much the same as in the linked page (second option).

My son reckons its all too 'old school'.
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Unread post by ChrisV » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:02 pm

I think the second example looks best. Its a little more exciting .

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Unread post by Dion » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:14 pm

Hey Wolf

I dont see much difference other than the second one has a few more pictures, for a 'Home page' this is precisely what you would want to draw the eye in and get peoples attention.

The second layout is fine and is probably what I would choose, I would just smarten it up a bit make it a bit cleaner like the first one.

Hope that makes sense.

Either way good luck.
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Unread post by Searcher » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:45 pm

The magazine style is definitely more attention grabbing. It holds more interest. Look forward to seeing it up and running!

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Unread post by Rusty2 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:16 pm

Oooh , the second one looks better for some reason , good luck with it Wolf !

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Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:46 pm

Wolf wrote:Gday, I am building a site for my writings and cannot decide on the format for the Home Page.

I can keep it simple, like this...
Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 11.59.16 am.png

Or make it more 'magazine-style' like this...
https://wol223.wixsite.com/sasquatchsagas
Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 12.07.29 pm.png
Which one makes you want to read more?

Thanks in advance.
Option A mate looks more inviting.
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Unread post by Yowie bait » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:34 pm

I like the top one best. The first book was excellent. (thumb up)
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Unread post by Shazzoir » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:28 pm

They are both good, but the first option presents a 'wall of text' which will deter some people from going further and reading what you have to say.

The second option is MUCH easier on the eye, it also breaks up the 'wall' of text into bite-sized paragraphs, which is what you want. It looks less intimidating to read, forces/persuades the eye to move across the page, which as others have already stated, brings interest and energy to the page and its contents.

Variety of image then text is what I would suggest works best, just be wary of making the text too small. What you have there already looks fine, but I wouldn't go any smaller.

Similarly, it's always good to avoid using too many different fonts - One is fine, two is acceptable. Any more than two is pushing it, but you can sometimes get away with using italics for interest, rather than a third font.

Don't go for big splashy fonts in multiple colours - stick to a colour scheme, as you have done. White always wins on a dark bacground, just make sure if you put text over paler images, that you may need to use black rather than white.

Excellent work Wolf. :)

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Unread post by Doorway » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:43 pm

I like the 2nd one Wolf.
Good luck with it.

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Unread post by Wolf » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:37 pm

Dion wrote:... I would just smarten it up a bit make it a bit cleaner like the first one.

Hope that makes sense...
Yeah, it's a work in progress.

Thanks everyone for your input (cheers)
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Unread post by Wolf » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:41 pm

I've been having fun animating the page elements... https://wol223.wixsite.com/sasquatchsag ... creek-1967

What do you guys think?
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Unread post by Simon M » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:20 pm

That's really good!

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Unread post by AustralopithecineOz » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:45 pm

Number 2 Wolf.. I think photos breaking up the content on websites is far more interesting than block text. Just looks more appealing and makes you want to read the accompanying text. Good luck.

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Unread post by Wolf » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:25 pm

Thanks everyone, I will go with the magazine-look approach.
I have used it for one of the 'sasquatch science articles too...
https://wol223.wixsite.com/sasquatchsag ... kull-found
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Unread post by hillbilly » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:33 pm

Shazzoir wrote:They are both good, but the first option presents a 'wall of text' which will deter some people from going further and reading what you have to say.

The second option is MUCH easier on the eye, it also breaks up the 'wall' of text into bite-sized paragraphs, which is what you want. It looks less intimidating to read, forces/persuades the eye to move across the page, which as others have already stated, brings interest and energy to the page and its contents.

Variety of image then text is what I would suggest works best, just be wary of making the text too small. What you have there already looks fine, but I wouldn't go any smaller.

Similarly, it's always good to avoid using too many different fonts - One is fine, two is acceptable. Any more than two is pushing it, but you can sometimes get away with using italics for interest, rather than a third font.

Don't go for big splashy fonts in multiple colours - stick to a colour scheme, as you have done. White always wins on a dark bacground, just make sure if you put text over paler images, that you may need to use black rather than white.

Excellent work Wolf. :)

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Unread post by Austral » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:31 pm

Wolf wrote:Thanks everyone, I will go with the magazine-look approach.
I have used it for one of the 'sasquatch science articles too...
https://wol223.wixsite.com/sasquatchsag ... kull-found

Kow Swamp is near Leitchville, Victoria and the skulls were found in the 1970's .

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Unread post by Wolf » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:37 pm

Austral wrote:
Wolf wrote:Thanks everyone, I will go with the magazine-look approach.
I have used it for one of the 'sasquatch science articles too...
https://wol223.wixsite.com/sasquatchsag ... kull-found

Kow Swamp is near Leitchville, Victoria and the skulls were found in the 1970's .
Thanks mate.
Your comment made me do some more research... Apparently the Pintubi1 skull was found in the Lower Darling River NSW, not Kow swamp as other resources suggested.
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Unread post by Austral » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:55 am

Yeah, me and the old man went for a look when they dug them up and they'd been buried and not just died there.
A local farmer brought one of the skulls to school for us kids to look at and that one had over sized canines and heavy brow.
Years later i saw pictures of the Kow Swamp skulls at a museum and they weren't the same skulls.
Also, the Aboriginies from Echuca claimed them as there assentors and took them somewhere ?

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