Well, at least you guys know how to pound it.
Im sure it will end up amazing like everything you do.
needs better headings.
I think the header is too heavy. In my current browser-window I have to scroll down just to see the headline of this blog-post.My suggestion is to move the "Social" and "Featured Tags" boxes down below the post.
It will probably end up being a shameless Blizzard plug.
Yeah, I liked it the way it was previously, didn't have to scroll as far to see the new headlines.
Where you have Permalink/Share/Comments, I would appreciate another button that links to the actual forum thread. I realize it's identical to the comments, but I prefer to read it in forum mode.
Ah! The Blog is getting quite data-heavy... Takes 5 ~ 10 seconds to load up all the Ads and everything.
I'd like to add some suggestions.When there is no picture in the blog post, the sentences stretch out to almost the entire width of the screen (or my screen anyways).I know of no blog that does this.This is bad for readability, and could be fixed a number of ways.Include a picture (or video) in the same spot with every post , so there is consistency.Increase the margin (or just the right margin) by a considerable amount.More separation between the individual blog posts would be helpful.Moving the Facebook "like button" closer to the blog title would increase the number of Facebook "likes"
Would it be possible to put the Social and Featured Tags boxes in a column on the right side? I would prefer that. It would reduce the side of the header without removing any functionality, as these the items in these sections can be broken up between lines rather easily fitting neatly in a column. The search bar, being wider, should remain at the top though.
Personally, the main screen is a bit dull. (but...I'll be honest, I used to have the wowhead blog as feed, so I don't see the mainpage anyway)The thing is, do you want it to be a blog, or a news'feed'? If you want it to be a blog, having the posts all stretching over the whole width of the screen, with just a picture plopped in here and there, makes it look dull. It's hard to describe, but go to the average blog, and usually they use several columns etc, which would be a look I think would make it more playful and interesting.Do you want it to be a more newsfeed/linkdump thing, yeah, then I guess this will suffice. The thing is: I used wowhead for the database only. But when you came with the blog I really liked it as it was, and started to read those and use the forums. Lately though, I rarely read the blogposts, as it's mainly...annoucements? I see the point in making them, but on the other hand..." has started"....do you really want to blog about that?
The content area (where posts are shown) is too big. You could add a column with latest posts/comments or categories on left or right side.
I prefer wowhead over mmo-champ at times because it's easily readable.. now it's just as annoying with everything strecthed and scaled after the browser :s
Doesn't look all that different to me.
Hey, SticklyMan! WHAAAAAAAAT are you doing?