October 21, 2011 at 11:19 am #510
After going through 10+ major iterations, I finally had mockup that resembled a design for the jmonkeyengine.org front page that I would be really happy with.
Here’s what I’ve got:
I’ve nick-named it “Portal” because that’s it’s main purpose; to act as a brief yet informative stepping-stone into other major components, sub-domains even, of the site.
The main inspiration was Ylvis.com. From there I added a couple conventional elements like the feature boxes (with plain URLs instead of titles in my case) and the 4 widgets. I imagine the large picture to just be static, but responsive, like the rest of the site. No need for any fancy slider stuff. just the one “heads up!” picture should suffice. Another inspiration for that was this Unity3D page.
The one fairly unique feature is supposed to be the top-most menu (not counting the BP bar). What I need is an icon-based menu:
Collection of examples:
I am by no means sworn to this design. Any theme with a similar focus on data delivery and simplicity would of great interest to me.October 21, 2011 at 11:34 am #515
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shawnParticipantPost count: 26
I really like the concept, it’s coming along nicely. Your absolutely going to love working with infinity as it is so easy to pull off exactly what you have pictured.November 15, 2011 at 7:10 am #652
Thanks. I’ve started digging into Infinity and I’m really enjoying it so far, although I’m by no stretch an advanced user, let alone a designer/developer of any sort.
I recently found a theme that looks and acts very similarly to the one I’ve described here:
That’s pretty much it down to the dot, but without the icon-based menu and the news items.November 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm #656
Hope you guys don’t mind me talking to myself a lot in this thread, but I found another great great site to use as reference. This one’s got an icon based menu:November 29, 2011 at 12:28 am #718
marcoesquandolasParticipantPost count: 4
cool-thanks for some inspiration-hope to have something to contribute this week
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