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Just Chris

Urban Legend
« on: 08-26-2002 21:00 »

I see it more and more nowadays...sites in the fan community are becoming more predictable in terms of looks and design. I welcome any new site that has its own original content, but I think even these sites deserve an extra "oomph" in their design. Aren't there many Futurama fans that have a good edge on graphic design? That's hard to believe. The fan community can look big and flashy and still be a fan community.

What I am hoping to do in this post is at least bring the attention of those with some good knowledge in design to help out other sites in the community. I am well-experienced in site design. So is The Voices, Cellery, and probably several other people here I'm not aware of.

There are many of us that are too busy to put up a site and to maintain its content. Why not let one do all of the content and the other decide how it's presented? IMHO, the content guy will be the real webmaster and hence, owns the site himself, but the designers will be given credit for their work. I hope people would be generous enough to let others help them in areas that they are lacking.

Starship Captain
« Reply #1 on: 08-27-2002 02:19 »

awww man I can't wait till mines finished, (it's not like any Futurama site you've seen!) it's got a super slick design... and some very big ideas   ;)

Space Pope
« Reply #2 on: 08-27-2002 02:41 »

So what you're saying is that you can't be assed in regards to decent content, but want to make some pretty pictures anyway?
« Reply #3 on: 08-27-2002 03:19 »

i know what just chris means, ive been working on a site but most of the time i try to get the layout sorted out so i leave the content but now iv given up with the layou to concentrateon the content but the design isnt that good. i owuld really apreshiate some help with it, if you want to see my current layout the url is

Starship Captain
« Reply #4 on: 08-27-2002 03:33 »

Its hard not to be un-original when making a Futurama site. I mean, many Futurama websites have kick-ass designs that work well, and these designs are often changed from one kick-ass design to another. No-one copies web-sites, but why not follow the same "genre" of design if it works well and looks good.
To be honest, of topics I've searched for on the internet, Futurama and the Simpsons tend to generally have the best designs.
That might not have made sense, so if you dont understand it it will be my fault.

And JC - on your idea - that's kind of whats going on at TLZ eh?
« Reply #5 on: 08-27-2002 03:39 »

i forgot to say that mt site is a simpson futurama and family guy site i have make a flash intro that i like but the rest sux

salutatory committee member
DOOP Secretary
« Reply #6 on: 08-27-2002 14:20 »

hey another alex-r...welcome!  :D

Starship Captain
« Reply #7 on: 08-27-2002 15:02 »

Yeah welcome alex-r, this is the personi am doing the site with and he knows exactly what you mean with the layoutsd, they all do look the same sometimes
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