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  • # February 25, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Doesn’t necessarily mean I’m correct. It’s just what I see when looking at the screenshots.

    # February 25, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    well i just stuck that sandy color in there… just to see a different take. but i always had in mind that it would remain black…
    the sandy color is for special links and tags like in the sidebar
    in the end i think im going to contain the articles in a black box set with transparency slightly on -no gradient

    # February 25, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    a final look at the articles:
    http://baseshamai.deviantart.com/art/Screen-Shot-2013-02-25-at-2-54-34-PM-356416280?ga_submit_new=10%253A1361822142

    by the way… where should i upload these stupid images… deviantart is for finished work i feel….

    # February 25, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I use Photobucket

    # February 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    > its a website for a small community

    is it really? what makes it for a small community? why would i want to “be heard”? why would I want to advertise or search you directory? what do I get out of it?

    See where I’m getting at…?

    All of these things are not clearly apparent from your design.

    Sites goal is very broad and confusing. We already have Google, Bing, etc.!

    I suggest you pick a niche market and cater to them. Get to know who is your target market? See what kind of problems needs solving?

    IMO at this stage of the game, design of your site is irrelevant, as the sites goals are not clearly defined.

    -Alen

    # February 25, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    because thee is no other website for this community…
    this is a real place… not like an online community! this place exists on a map!

    and they used yahoo groups to communicate and email and stuff and they need a website badly…
    its a large neighborhood thats very er… connected.

    # February 25, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    > because thee is no other website for this community… this is a real place… not like an online community!

    Okay. So do you know who these people are? Do you know what their daily needs are? Are you certain they don’t already use Facebook, Google, etc., to ‘discover people places and things’?

    I’m not trying to put your idea down or discourage you from pursuing it. I’m making sure you are asking the right people, the right questions. Your users. Target audience.

    # February 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    i understand. I know somewhat. I guess I could learn more.
    The website might not take off, and thats ok. It is a project im pursuing in my free time… it helps me learn new things and experiment with new plugins…

    But I think it will be good because I know a lot of people in the area who are looking for jobs and craigslist does not have this community, or area. My initial idea was a classifieds site for this growing community.

    # February 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I think it’s great what you are doing. Even if the idea doesn’t get rolling you’ll learn a lot.

    Don’t be afraid to fail. Many who are successful, failed many times.

    Creating something useful, in the most abstract form is: identifying a problem and developing a solution. Just make sure you are actually solving the problem for your users.

    Best of luck,
    -Alen

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