ok, so the content and news feed update thing,
i know there is a calendar on the community drop down header, but for right now i will talk about the front page, a simple off link to the full out page would suffice if the little calendar simply said the title, the second calendar can say everything about the event and give references to other things (forum readings/news updates/users)
i would love to see a extended calendar so that we as users can see what is coming up in a month.. or 2 months, it gives people that are into animating the reference that that is the date that my thing has to be done,
just a overlay of the pic of the calendar with a little mouse over pop up screen that says what is on that day.. take for example the android ios, calendar, it just lists the day, and has a little line in the middle,
this again could be a drag around window that the site offers as ether a side program or a widget for different types of computers.. a little window that just kind of sits there in the corner and you can see whats coming up on ng,
ultimately the idea would boost peoples want to return as there is a level of professionalism and they can be more aware of what is going on in the site...
most people these days will simply use the search bar or favorite things they like, the idea of the games portal or the games page is one that very young or inexperienced users use to get around the site quickly,
although it is useless to the more experienced users, it is crutal to bring in new users like the young 10 year old that is surfing around on his computer and just wandered in from kongregate or funnyjunk..
its simple and quick, but at the same time i think that there is a GREAT need to browz quickly through these things.. addicting games, kongregate, candy stand, ebamsworld and many others use a simple list format to showcase their games and movies, its what was so successful about the old portal, it waas very quick to look through and there was a little pop up window with info when you mouse over the name so you have a minor idea of what you are getting into
what has been done in there is PERFECT keep it like that, i urdge you to do that
if you are looking to change the front page though i would suggest the ability to move things around again.. and i will stress that strongly!
as the site matures .. more.. the administration will take on more money from advertising, the ability to move things around will will allow people to .. move select things out of the way, instead of them being right in your face.. if you evtend the view section from that of 1300pixles to 1700 and add a free play mod to it, so that you could drag a select window over top of the background then you could add the calander, a news section, a full aray of other things, and everything, allowing the user to see everything as they want, as fast as they want,
this i am pretty sure will boost professional levels and viewing pleasure as the users can add or subtract things
if i want everything the i can organize me tab of newgrounds as i see fit, put everything up and read to my hearts contesnt
but if little jimmy only wants to see a calendar and the best of all time games with a few select other links then he can do that to....
that gives choice to the user and choice is what draws people and holds them
makes them want to do things, explore
not really no, i am a forum junkie and i really tune into stuff that happens here..
but i see that use of the star thing, that in it self can really speed up a movie makers branching speed.
for the form, i would take away the ability to use gifs in the header/footer/icon.. that shit will destroy people and their Internet loading speed, i really like how the option is available.. but i have not seen one single person use it, comment about it, or even think about it,
i think its a unanimous idea of if i do that, people will hate and kill me because im messing up their Internet speed
i would though go back to using the forum name though instead of using the community name, the little pop down thing will apear in the time that the Internet page is beginning to load and that will spark interest in the looking through those things..
people will go back there
but as it looks right now, we dont have a official forum page
please move the under judgment to the movies section,
the use of submit yours at the bottom of all the games/audio.movies/art drop down things is excellent, that really makes it clear that you can add to the site
other than this i would also love to see a ability to change backgrounds or even a voting system.. maybe on the front page, to see where things should go, it could give people the chance to participate in a choice that the site is going to need to make, weather it be the look of a new design, a new color.. this could be added into the secrets page so that only the people that are truly dedicated to the site could see how it changes..
.. so many things to talk about.. so few characters remaining