How much different is it gonna be though? Any site live at the minute that's like it?
So, how much are you dreading the typical facebook style of completely retarded responce calling for the old style back and people saying the new one is IMPOSSIBRU to use.
Release all information on people who do, I'll take care of them, I really really hate people who complain about progress, especially since it's needed so badly here (presuming you guys aren't lying about vbulletin being crap for boards size )
IIRC they haven't really started on the GUI yet, which is what the site will look like, the API is the actual internal workings of the site because boards is literally too big for it's boots.
Though, I'm making the presumption that the new search will be what the general layout will be like, simple and non-invasive.
I still nominate waveform!! (If the college ones are a no-go)
http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html I think is the recorder used in most of the Youtube Tutorials I've watched....has a free trial.
Make the yellow circle nice and big wave!
It's going to be a totally bespoke solution both in how it looks and feels. There will be no site that is currently out there that we will be "copying"
I'm not dredding it at all but it's in the backs of everyone in the office minds. We'll just have to use adverts.ie as a case study. That got a lot of slack when it was redesigned but suffice to say it's going really well now. You'll always get people who will complain though.
We boards people joke about a lot of things, vbulletin being unsuitable for scaling a userbase is definitely not one of them.
We have started to look at the GUI but its a long process that involves designers and iterations upon iterations.
As to how it will look well I have no idea
I wonder what the "Dav Doorstep Challenge" might be...?
Anyway, Camtasia is probably what I'd be using for new video tutorials - very nice bit of kit and simple to use, have done a few bits and pieces with it (recording Skype interviews being the most frequent).
As for the UI and so on, well I'd started this thread to gague people's thoughts on how we organise categories etc as a pre-cursor to re-designing. We have also hired a new guy to work on UI/UX (User Interface/Experience in case you're wondering) and this will be a big part of what he's doing.
I have all sorts of mad-cap ideas of what we could do, but until such a time as they've been sanitised and made safe for public consumption, I shall have to keep them to myself
I had something fancier and more personal in mind like this:
Except with Screen recordings also, perhaps playing a projeced image behind the Host, pointing like a weather lady (or person) at the various features or whatever!
But i guess a plain old screen recording with narration would be okay too.
Or you could have both, with the host in the corner of the screen like this.....
As a matter of interest, is the new guy a long term boardsie? As in someone who knows the site and what people want from it? I (obviously) don't need or want to know who he is, but knowing he is a (semi-)longterm boardsie would definitely put my mind at ease that he knows what he's at
Psst I made this suggestion two years ago.
shameless stealing of potential credit
I'm just surprised it's not asked every month tbh!