posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 12:40 PM
This latest design mockup is really not all that attractive on an iOS device, nor a computer.
I can not, for the life of me, figure out why people like these redesigns. The home page of a website basically serves as a directory for everything
that is on a website, but considering ATS is pretty much -just- a forum, there's nothing to put on the home page. The only thing you can really do
is aggregate popular threads to post on the home page, and to have that be successful, you have to find a way to break up the monotony of text text
text text text text. My eyes glaze over when I see the current homepage, it's just text and drab colors, same as the most recent mockup.
Whenever I come to the site now I just click the forums tab and go to the sections I view frequently. I like the forum index because there are little
images/icons next to all of the sub-forums to break up all the text. If you kept the blue/green color scheme you have going on in for forum index,
and put the icons that correspond to each section next to the thread titles, I think that would help break everything up and be easier on the eyes,
and on top of that it would make the home page actually match the rest of the site.