I've heard the opinion floating around that BZP's front page needs an overhaul.
What, if anything, needs to be removed from the front page?
What needs to change about the front page? (styles? images?)
What new features, if any, would you like to see on the front page? (wacky ideas ok. )
Or do you prefer the front page the way it is? What do you think?
2. Upgrade to a modern style; an emphasis on images and simple design over the complex design and emphasis we have on text now. A large banner adorning the top of the page (spanning across the entire thing) with various LEGO products displayed (if it could be hand drawn it'd be even better, and it should have a mix of past and present LEGO lines). Single-color boxes matching the current forum color scheme should be used, perhaps with smaller images. News should take up the bulk of the front page, although Each news entry should have an image dominating its front page box if possible with a sentence or two to tease the article itself. Tabs to access the gallery, the forums, the blogs, and to sign in/access your control panel should all be located along the bottom-right of the banner.
3. This fits into #2 somewhat, but to replace what I'd remove, the following things should be added: boxes down the side for the BZPRPG, a featured story of the week (OTC or LEGO), a featured RPG of the week (Bionicle, LEGO or OTC), a featured game of the week (G&T or OTC), a featured comic of the week (LEGO or OTC), a featured LEGO discussion of the week, a featured COT discussion of the week, a featured creation of the week (Bionicle based or LEGO based), and a box for any contests/contest voting currently running.
E: For #2 - the Nuva Mask news categories should be replaced with LEGO bricks of the same colors, or perhaps Hero helmets, and the categories themselves should be altered. "BZPower", "News", and "Reviews" could remain (if one is a "Market" category, that too), but the "Reference" category should be removed and replaced with "Community".
Edited by Freelancer Tex, Jan 19 2014 - 08:51 PM.