Looks nice... Though I’m not really sure of the point of posting on a web design review forum when you didn’t make the design..? The some things I’d do is move the color twirler thing to near the bottom of the site and spread out the footer text/areas a bit more. I would also take out the individual topics’ RSS feed buttons. (who would really use them?) I think it looks cleaner without those there. Anyhow, it looks alright, but you’ll need a big user base (the “activation energy” in chemistry) to get your site to be self-sustaining. For now I would bug all your friends to start posting this stuff on your forum, and sharing it with all their friends. In the meantime, I would focus on promoting one area of discussion, in order to increase the density of people in one area. Gradually, the popularity will bleed over into the other areas.
Hi, I find that with all forums there has to be some sort of niche which all members can resonate with for example cars, movies, technology or business. Then from there you can branch out wider and include other categories where people can freely chat. At current you are starting from the opposite and trying to be everything to everyone which ends up being a bit difficult to attract people who have already found specialised forums to be a part of. Maybe dwindle down and refocus your topics to things that interest YOU and get like minded people to join you. Anyway, good luck and keep at it!
Positives: clean, neat, easy standard navigation, all very functional and sensible.
Things to think about: I doesn't "pop" I know that sounds dumb but it does have an effect.
Can I suggest (if possible) change the colour of the navigation buttons to a different colour the the rest (submit, post reply, new thread those sort of buttons), expand the colour pallet a bit.....maybe a nice rich red, the site has a metal feel already but maybe colour A70b0f is what I'm looking at now but maybe that's too rich maybe something thinner like a f50712 (see what you think). Whatever colour you choose the "A" in TECHNIABIT logo change it to the same colour.
Anyway nice site I can see you've really put allot of work into the structure and just a little tweaking will make it.
Thanks! I learned from mu errors *cough*general discussion forums*cough* and decided to work and closed the site and relaunched. A lot of work. Weeks of work. Im taking a nice little break. With cofee.
Hey dats much more cooler than what you had. Especially the notifications are quite bright and prominent. Generally newbies get confused with the notifications as I did often. I liked it.