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TRF
01-15-2008, 11:17 AM
I'm a web designer. I've been a web designer for 12 years. I have two teenagers and a soon to be 10 year old.

I don't get MySpace.

I get the concept of social networking. I do. What I don't get is the craptastic layouts. I mean some of these are really bad. transparency used incorrectly to the point that the text is almost invisible, super wide layouts, 30 videos from youtube all loading at once.

So, I've started building layouts for myspace. This was a request from my 16 year old son. We started working on them together, but he's 16 and has the attention span of a gnat.

So, what would you like to see in a myspace layout? I need suggestions. I'm posting about 20 designs tonight. once they are available I'll post a link. Feel free to rip me to shreds. All my layouts are free of course.

Mods if this post violates board policy, feel free to remove it. I really am just looking for feedback.

westofyou
01-15-2008, 11:21 AM
I don't get MySpace.

Web information gone awry... I refuse to go there.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-15-2008, 11:23 AM
I would love to see a Jody Shelley layout, from the Columbus Blue Jackets. I have been looking for one forever, but never have been able to find one. If you happen to have anytime to get this done, then THANK YOU so much!

Yachtzee
01-15-2008, 11:26 AM
Web information gone awry... I refuse to go there.

As do I. I get a headache just looking at some of those sites. I also hate the surprise factor of automatically loading audio and video. I really don't want Nickelback blasting through my speakers just because I made the mistake of clicking on a link to your myspace page.

nate
01-15-2008, 12:13 PM
I'm a web designer. I've been a web designer for 12 years. I have two teenagers and a soon to be 10 year old.

I don't get MySpace.

I get the concept of social networking. I do. What I don't get is the craptastic layouts. I mean some of these are really bad. transparency used incorrectly to the point that the text is almost invisible, super wide layouts, 30 videos from youtube all loading at once.

So, I've started building layouts for myspace. This was a request from my 16 year old son. We started working on them together, but he's 16 and has the attention span of a gnat.

So, what would you like to see in a myspace layout? I need suggestions. I'm posting about 20 designs tonight. once they are available I'll post a link. Feel free to rip me to shreds. All my layouts are free of course.

Mods if this post violates board policy, feel free to remove it. I really am just looking for feedback.

Great post, actually. My wife and I have a MySpace page for our songwriting and what I'd like is something that's cool and creative but "clean." Something music related without being "hip hop", "emo" or "booty-oriented." It seems every freaking MySpace layout has animated GIFs, backgrounds that obscure text and garish colors. People also seem to like to post images that make you scroll horizontally, I HATE THAT!

I'd love to see the designs, myself.

Anyhow, I'd love to see the designs.

TRF
01-15-2008, 12:20 PM
I would love to see a Jody Shelley layout, from the Columbus Blue Jackets. I have been looking for one forever, but never have been able to find one. If you happen to have anytime to get this done, then THANK YOU so much!

I've done Red's one (obviously) and one for the BoSox. I hadn't thought about Hockey. But I can do one.

jmcclain19
01-15-2008, 01:07 PM
Check out mine (http://www.joshmcclain.com) - I used a divOverlay setup.

As someone who does web design on the side - I think the myspace web design template is slightly above Geocities on the gag factor scale - so I spent an afternoon at least making mine palatable. It's not that hard once you get the hang of it.

missionhockey21
01-15-2008, 01:49 PM
What I don't get is the craptastic layouts. I mean some of these are really bad. transparency used incorrectly to the point that the text is almost invisible, super wide layouts, 30 videos from youtube all loading at once.
Freedom of design run amok. People don't know HTML or CSS, but yet to make a different profile they have to attempt to use it or copy poorly made code from elsewhere, modify it and then an even worse version might circulate.

A tolerable, customized layout in MySpace is so rare that it is a genuine surprise.

nate
01-15-2008, 01:49 PM
Check out mine (http://www.joshmcclain.com) - I used a divOverlay setup.

As someone who does web design on the side - I think the myspace web design template is slightly above Geocities on the gag factor scale - so I spent an afternoon at least making mine palatable. It's not that hard once you get the hang of it.

That's a better and cleaner look than the usual scroll-a-thons on MySpace. Splendid!

TRF
01-15-2008, 01:55 PM
Check out mine (http://www.joshmcclain.com) - I used a divOverlay setup.

As someone who does web design on the side - I think the myspace web design template is slightly above Geocities on the gag factor scale - so I spent an afternoon at least making mine palatable. It's not that hard once you get the hang of it.

I thought about divOverlay, but for a lot of people it's too complicated. for now at least I'm just styling the table id's none of that..

table table table table

garbage. blech.

Yachtzee
01-15-2008, 03:42 PM
I thought about divOverlay, but for a lot of people it's too complicated. for now at least I'm just styling the table id's none of that..

table table table table

garbage. blech.

TABLES! RUN AWAY!

When I used to teach web design, I worked hard with my students to get them to use div tags with CSS and avoid using tables. I hate tables. Tables are the devil.

TRF
01-15-2008, 03:57 PM
frames are the devil.

tables have a use... tabular data. tables can be very powerful. for design they were a necessary evil for a long time.

but frames? frames are truly evil.

Yachtzee
01-15-2008, 06:14 PM
frames are the devil.

tables have a use... tabular data. tables can be very powerful. for design they were a necessary evil for a long time.

but frames? frames are truly evil.

Ugh. Frames ARE evil. Tables are worthwhile for tabular data, but I've had to clean up many a website with nested table upon nested table. It ends up being a tag hunt.

BoydsOfSummer
01-15-2008, 09:20 PM
I'd like to have the Reds layout. The Reds theme I have now blows as you might imagine.

TRF
01-20-2008, 06:18 PM
I'd like to have the Reds layout. The Reds theme I have now blows as you might imagine.

link? I'd like to take a look.

TRF
01-20-2008, 08:32 PM
I would love to see a Jody Shelley layout, from the Columbus Blue Jackets. I have been looking for one forever, but never have been able to find one. If you happen to have anytime to get this done, then THANK YOU so much!

Shelley layout is up as is the one I made for the Reds. I'm not a huge hockey fan, and I kinda rushed that one. I can do a better one if you let me know what you are looking for.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-20-2008, 09:07 PM
The only thing that I can say, is that I have white text everywhere, and its a white background, but other than that, its awesome!

TRF
01-21-2008, 12:08 PM
The only thing that I can say, is that I have white text everywhere, and its a white background, but other than that, its awesome!

hmm. I'll look at it again. Sorry about that.

Try it now.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-21-2008, 02:46 PM
Its perfect now! thanks!

TRF
01-21-2008, 05:12 PM
I must have left out a semi colon. glad you like it.

GoReds33
01-22-2008, 10:41 PM
I usto think that some of this programming was really hard. They really make it more complicated than it needs to be though. I just took all of the stupid Reolution Myspace links off of mine. It doesn't take long.

TRF, just wondering if you can do a UC Bearcats basketball one... if you get time. Thanks.

TRF
01-23-2008, 10:46 AM
I usto think that some of this programming was really hard. They really make it more complicated than it needs to be though. I just took all of the stupid Reolution Myspace links off of mine. It doesn't take long.

TRF, just wondering if you can do a UC Bearcats basketball one... if you get time. Thanks.

Sure! I'll have one posted tonight. Got a preference on a bright or dark look?

GoReds33
01-23-2008, 11:41 AM
Sure! I'll have one posted tonight. Got a preference on a bright or dark look?I'm more of a bright person, but either's fine. Thank you very much very much!:)

TRF
01-24-2008, 10:44 PM
I usto think that some of this programming was really hard. They really make it more complicated than it needs to be though. I just took all of the stupid Reolution Myspace links off of mine. It doesn't take long.

TRF, just wondering if you can do a UC Bearcats basketball one... if you get time. Thanks.

Bearcats layout is done. And I made a new Bobby Jack one for my daughter. posted and ready to go. Let me know if it doesn't work though.

GoReds33
01-25-2008, 08:37 AM
Bearcats layout is done. And I made a new Bobby Jack one for my daughter. posted and ready to go. Let me know if it doesn't work though.Thanks.:)

Stephenk29
02-03-2008, 05:28 PM
hey TRF, what about a layout that has an older Reds logo? Maybe something that has a nostalgic look to it?

http://www.sportslogos.net/logo.php?id=707

TRF
02-04-2008, 10:33 AM
good find. I'll have one up tonight.

TRF
02-04-2008, 10:25 PM
Stephenk29, new layout is up. Hope you like it.

Stephenk29
02-05-2008, 12:28 AM
good work!
Got to love Mr. Red

reds44
02-05-2008, 03:24 AM
Hey TRF,

want to give a Brandon Phillips layout a try?

TRF
02-05-2008, 10:15 AM
Hey TRF,

want to give a Brandon Phillips layout a try?

Sure. I'm at work now, but I'll have one tonight.

reds44
02-05-2008, 06:25 PM
Sure. I'm at work now, but I'll have one tonight.
Thank you sir.

gilpdawg
02-05-2008, 10:43 PM
That Mr. Red layout is sweet. Thanks.

TRF
02-06-2008, 10:58 AM
Phillips layout is done. Hard to find a good pic of him that is large enough.

I'll be reorganizing the layouts this weekend to make it easier to sort through them. I'm guessing I'll have a rather large Reds section.