As most of you are well aware, the site has been redesigned recently (I'll be updating the community forum design shortly). But, I wanted to open up a more ongoing thread about things around the site that could benefit everyone.
I'm, by far, no perfect designer. Things that make total sense to me might confuse others. Getting around the site might be super easy for me (I do know it like the back of my hand), but it might not be so easy for you.
I've finally moved the entire site design to my Subversion repository, so it'll be easier for me to track and make changes when necessary.
What this topic is about
This topic is just to have an open-ended discussion about the site's design, structure, navigation, and so on. In other words, it's about ThemeHybrid.com itself.
Things to look out for:
- Are things hard to find?
- Something hard to read?
- Broken links, images, etc.?
- Something not working in your browser (note I do not support IE6 with this site's design)?
Of course, I'm still working out all of the kinks for the new design.
Certain things can't be done.
I'm mostly thinking about the forums in this regard (both support and community). There are more powerful forums I could use, but I'm running bbPress because I want to support the entire WordPress project. Plus, I think it works well in a support-forum environment, especially since it's so lightweight.
So, "features" for the support forum are pretty much at its limit until the software matures a bit more.
What I'll be doing
I'll let this thread run its course for a while before implementing anything new (unless there's a major bug, of course). I'll probably always be making tweaks and such to the site (the theme download and tutorial pages need cleaning up right now).
Once there's enough ideas, I'll periodically go through them and make changes if I think they'll benefit all users of the site.