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www.gvids.net

i got this feedback from someone:

"I like the layout but it does need a bit of imporvent on the design side it's a little boring!!"

how can I improve this site?
 

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Personally I don't like the light blue. Far too much of it. Some contrast might be nice.
 
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that's the dafault theme
i can't change it :'(
 

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Why? Can't you just replace the default images in the "themes" directory with custom ones?
The light blue isn't bad, it's just a bit passive. A little too relaxing for a gaming video site ;)
 
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erm.. could do that
it's not necessarily a gaming video site
i've only got my gamer friends to sign up so far
but i'm lookin for people to upload tv shows, tutorials etc. etc.
i could try replacing those images.. i'll check if i can
 

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Since I only saw gaming videos I just assumed that was the main theme of the site.
Actually if it was just a gaming video site it would be cool too. :toast:
 
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yeah man i might make it gaming vids only come to think of it
if you've got any.. feel free to upload them :D
 
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Why? Can't you just replace the default images in the "themes" directory with custom ones?
The light blue isn't bad, it's just a bit passive. A little too relaxing for a gaming video site ;)
TPU's forums are blue LOL. nothing wrong with blue.

Personally I hate using pre-built themes out of the box. I agree that some more color is needed but I think you need to edit the layout a bit. Half the stuff on the main page is either not needed (popular tags) or too big for what it is (login box). And there's random bits of stuff everywhere such as the Gaming-Solutions.comGaming-Solutions.com links at the top and bottom.

There are links to the login pages at the top of the page as well which are pretty redundant with the login box right there.

Definetly need to change the baner so it sais 'Gvids' and not PHPMotion.
If you want some coding help/advice PM me.
 

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TPU forums are blue to try to keep everyone passive That way W1zz doesn't have to tell me and Banjo to "lock and load". :D

No, there is nothing wrong with blue, but gaming videos are usually rather frenetic to watch and I just think the theme should be a little more upbeat. Just my opinion. El_Mayo gets to make the final call, as it's his website. :toast:
 
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lol xD
erm all those improvements sound awesome..
except i have.. 0 web design skill
i will be PM'ing morpha now xD
 
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yeah... dammit
i will repost when its back up

EDIT: it's back online now
 
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this thread is dead :(
i've just switched to the clipbucket theme.. if anyone still cares :p
 

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El_Mayo,

I've got a few questions!

1.) is this your website
2.) is there any MSQL database in the backend?
3.) how many unique hits do you get per day/week/month
4.) i noticed that there are a few adverts how do they convert into profit?
5.) how are you promoting it?

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Overall your website is good, but its nothing new in terms of content, remember videos can be found on a lot of better financially funded websites such as YouTube, Google video, yahoo video, media café etc. The colour scheme is a bit dull and the site comes across as slightly amateur.

I'd give it a 6.5/10 in comparison to similar sites.
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I like this theme better than the one you had originally EL_MAYO.
 
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El_Mayo,

I've got a few questions!

1.) is this your website
2.) is there any MSQL database in the backend?
3.) how many unique hits do you get per day/week/month
4.) i noticed that there are a few adverts how do they convert into profit?
5.) how are you promoting it?
1. yep my site, hosted at www.apthost.com
2. yes.
3. i haven't tracked unique hits.. cos i don't know how
4. the gaming solutions adverts are there as part of a deal with my friend liam
and the google ads.., i think it's been about 8 days, made about $1.48
5. erm.. just on forums n stuff.. i've been trying to get it popular on stumble upon and digg.. but i don't know just how yet
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Overall your website is good, but its nothing new in terms of content, remember videos can be found on a lot of better financially funded websites such as YouTube, Google video, yahoo vide, media café etc. The colour scheme is a bit dull and the site comes across as slightly amateur.

I'd give it a 6.5/10 in comparison to similar sites.
my website IS amateur though (i'm 15.. what do you expect from me!)
i can easily fix the colour scheme by downloading a skin.. which i will do now
 
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nice site, needs abetter banner but besides that i like the idea.

im having the same problem as far as how to draw users tho, www.privategamers.org its a more of a niche then yours but im having the same problem
 
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You'd need at least another color in your theme to "cool down" the bright red, and also to add more contrast to the white, there's too much white IMO.
 

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Hi El_Mayo,

I like the red theme better as well. I see that you are hosting all kinds of videos and I think that Darren is right about sites like YouTube and others better sites for all kinds of videos. I personally think that you may do better being a gaming video site exclusively.

If you did something like that, you could then add tabs (or links or whatever) that would allow people to sort by the specific game they wanted to see videos of.

Just some suggestions :toast:

my website IS amateur though (i'm 15.. what do you expect from me!)
We expect miracles ... nothing less. :D
 
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Hi El_Mayo,

I like the red theme better as well. I see that you are hosting all kinds of videos and I think that Darren is right about sites like YouTube and others better sites for all kinds of videos. I personally think that you may do better being a gaming video site exclusively.
erm.. i current autograb movies from Youtube.. so i should grab/embed gaming videos only right?

If you did something like that, you could then add tabs (or links or whatever) that would allow people to sort by the specific game they wanted to see videos of.
ahh yeah.. that's a good idea.
will overhaul it today.

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oh dear..
 

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That's okay for now (grabbing from YouTube) but once your user base picks up I would set the site up so people can upload their own gaming videos. That way you will have some original content. They can always put them on YouTube also, but if your site becomes pretty popular people will probably just use it as their main gaming video site.

Stick with it, you're doing a good job :toast:
 
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That's okay for now (grabbing from YouTube) but once your user base picks up I would set the site up so people can upload their own gaming videos
people CAN upload their own videos atm
i dunno how to increase userbase :banghead:
 
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