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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Wait...it's 2011?




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seems to be. I just went on the Typophile site, this was the first post:

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Who is going to TypeCon 2011 in New Orleans?

And for bonus points: if not, which ones might you be going to instead, ATypI? TypeTalks? TypoBerlin? TypoLondon? others?

I am going to spend more time on that site.
post #32 of 41
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post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post
I thought it was a nod to the original logo which highlighted the "U" by using the Latin "V" as in STYLEFORVM. I think BrianSD redesigned the logo, maybe he'll chime in.

This is the correct answer.

The original logo looked like Roman marble carvings and had a "V" instead of a "U", as in "FORVM," in the Latin style. When that was changed, the "v" was replaced with a "u" but in a different color, as a nod to the original.
post #34 of 41
I really don't like that typophile page.

It feels like the comment section on a throwaway blog (where nobody is ever going to read the comments so who cares what they look like). Too little delineation between posts and other random things that bothered me.
post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
There is a member here by the name of voxsartoria who is directly responsible for both the majority of content and the design of the site (in particularly the red V), I would send him a private message with your thoughts, suggestions.
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I have more a swiss typography, minimalist, modern, clean, kind of eye. When I place something on the page or screen, I try to do so to help tell a story, aid in navigation, aid in understanding, etc. It needs to have a purpose. I typically dislike things that "have the look of meaning" but are really just there filling space as decoration.
I have more a Comic Sans eye. This site is just lacking in the typography department.
post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by otc View Post
I really don't like that typophile page.

It feels like the comment section on a throwaway blog (where nobody is ever going to read the comments so who cares what they look like). Too little delineation between posts and other random things that bothered me.

This. The dividing bars help me read good.
post #37 of 41
I've always hated non-standard forum designs. Trying to create an "elegant" forum design just takes away from the purpose of the forum. As said above, the bars help signify a new post. I like this design. It's plain and simple. Seems to me that you are just trying to score a job, OP.
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Wait...it's 2011?




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Are you sure? Because I swear that Jerry Brown is governor of California.




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post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by this-justin View Post
Here are three very straightforward forum examples that I think are better designed. Click through a few levels on each to get a sense of things...

Typophile

Stones Throw Records

Australian INfront

Now, I don't mean to say that sf should look exactly like these, but they are good examples that show a level of sophistication that the sf forums are currently lacking. The functionality, as you see, is similar. They are all, after all, online forums.

The visual presentation, though, is cleaner and gets out of the way of the content (more so than sf). The typography hierarchy feels more considered. I don't think anyone can argue that these examples are difficult to navigate. In fact, I would say that they are easier to navigate than sf's current state.

When I go to the Typophile forum I feel like I am at the Typophile forum. When I go to the Stones Throw fourm, I feel like I am at the Stones Throw forum. When I go to the styleforum boards, I feel like I am at a visually cluttered vBulletin forum with the name "styleforum" in the upper left hand corner.

To me, it's sort of like comparing an off-the-shelf suit that maybe doesn't fit quite right, to one that has been fit and tailored for a particular body. The small details count.

Again, no disrespect to anyone here. I mean well. I just think that the sf visual presentation could feel more intentional; more tailored to its audience and its great content.

All three of those forums look like they'd be a huge pain in the ass to actually read, especially the first one with the godawful sidebar on every level.
post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
There is a member here by the name of voxsartoria who is directly responsible for both the majority of content and the design of the site (in particularly the red V), I would send him a private message with your thoughts, suggestions.

Of course, its spelled Forvm
post #41 of 41
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Originally Posted by allaboutshoes View Post
Of course, its spelled Forvm

Best poast ever.
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