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Title: Which Front Page Design of Mine Do You Like Best?
Post by: Bunty on September 21, 2016, 11:49:07 PM
I'm into wide, so which one of my wide front page designs do you like best?  Both have been around for several years:

1. http://stillwaterweather.com (http://stillwaterweather.com)
2. http://stillwaterweather.com/wx/2ndhome.php (http://stillwaterweather.com/wx/2ndhome.php)

Also my non-wide design at:  http://stillwaterweather.com/3rdhome.php (http://stillwaterweather.com/3rdhome.php)

Thanks for looking!
Title: Re: Which Front Page Design of Mine Do You Like Best?
Post by: niko on September 21, 2016, 11:58:01 PM
Since you ask, #1 doesn't scale nicely, this is on a 1366 wide screen.

(http://realweatherstation.com/pixies/bunty1.png)
Title: Re: Which Front Page Design of Mine Do You Like Best?
Post by: Bunty on September 22, 2016, 03:59:40 AM
I was afraid of that.  To adjust that problem push Ctrl and + or - key at the same time.  Other people may see the columns spread too wide apart.  Once adjusted properly, I like no. 1 best.   Yeah, I know probably a lot of visitors don't know that fix.

Here's how no. 1 is supposed to look:

(http://stillwaterweather.com/images/screen.png)
Title: Re: Which Front Page Design of Mine Do You Like Best?
Post by: looney2ns on September 22, 2016, 05:08:17 PM
Number 2.
Title: Re: Which Front Page Design of Mine Do You Like Best?
Post by: Bunty on September 24, 2016, 04:42:32 AM
Number 2.

My guess is you think it's a bad idea to use wunderground's flash stickers on weather web sites.
Title: Re: Which Front Page Design of Mine Do You Like Best?
Post by: looney2ns on September 25, 2016, 04:54:55 PM
Just my opinion, but I think #1 looks cluttered. And it doesn't display correctly on any of my 3 devices.
Title: Re: Which Front Page Design of Mine Do You Like Best?
Post by: Jachym on September 25, 2016, 05:29:28 PM
I agree.
My opinion: http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=25136.msg300628#msg300628, just a suggestion ;)
Title: Re: Which Front Page Design of Mine Do You Like Best?
Post by: Bunty on September 25, 2016, 08:27:48 PM
Just my opinion, but I think #1 looks cluttered. And it doesn't display correctly on any of my 3 devices.


That's the nature of weather sites.  People want to know the forecast, how the current radar looks and current weather conditions.  It's hard to keep it from looking cluttered.  #2 clutters up the weather info even further.
Title: Re: Which Front Page Design of Mine Do You Like Best?
Post by: Jachym on September 25, 2016, 09:43:02 PM
Cluttered is one thing, but overlapping is a different thing. That means that I cannot see part of your web at all.
Title: Re: Which Front Page Design of Mine Do You Like Best?
Post by: Bunty on September 25, 2016, 11:35:22 PM
Cluttered is one thing, but overlapping is a different thing. That means that I cannot see part of your web at all.

Please try the 2nd home page at:  http://stillwaterweather.com/wx/2ndhome.php (http://stillwaterweather.com/wx/2ndhome.php)  Do columns still overlap and/or is horizontal scrolling needed?
Title: Re: Which Front Page Design of Mine Do You Like Best?
Post by: Jachym on September 25, 2016, 11:44:48 PM
Hi,
no the second one does not overlap. It is still not ideally scaled, but at least I can see it, there is a vertical and horizontal scroll
Title: Re: Which Front Page Design of Mine Do You Like Best?
Post by: ALITTLEweird1 on September 25, 2016, 11:48:33 PM
No horizontal scroll for me looking at this link.. http://stillwaterweather.com/wx/2ndhome.php
Title: Re: Which Front Page Design of Mine Do You Like Best?
Post by: ALITTLEweird1 on September 25, 2016, 11:51:52 PM
I don't think your main page should have 2 5-day forecasts from different sources, one from the NWS and one from WU.. Just my opinion.
Title: Re: Which Front Page Design of Mine Do You Like Best?
Post by: looney2ns on September 26, 2016, 04:18:59 PM
Please try the 2nd home page at:  http://stillwaterweather.com/wx/2ndhome.php (http://stillwaterweather.com/wx/2ndhome.php)  Do columns still overlap and/or is horizontal scrolling needed?

Number two displays correctly for me. Only needs vertical scroll. But some of the fonts such as in the navigation bar is so small it's hard to read.