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How 'Bout a More Colorful HubPages?

  1. God shet profile image61
    God shetposted 2 years ago

    I mean, look at Microsoft ~ They have jumped from Xp to Windows 10 like a rocket! The interface of HP, frankly speaking, feels quite a bit like something from the stone-age. I like this site. And I would really appreciate a makeover of the site's interface.

    It's not really a fancy idea. Every (good) architect and designer know that the overall 'look' of a 'product' impacts heavily on the mood of the end-users.


    In the end, it means influence on productivity:

    Just imagine: How would feel if you were to use a 'Black-themed' (or 'Orange-themed') Facebook - even for a day?



    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/11944180_f520.jpg

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      Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You can customize it

      1. God shet profile image61
        God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Xp can't be customized into Windows 10.

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          Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I didn't say that, I'm not an idiot
          You said Quote " How 'Bout a More Colorful HubPages? " End Quote

          1. God shet profile image61
            God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            There also exists an 'opening post' with this thread.

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              Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              But I didn't respond to it, I responded to the title.. my choice.
              You were speaking of a better looking Hubpages in your post
              also...Since we don't have what you wish, I gave a suggestion.
              If you didn't like it, you should have skipped over it. Instead like
              a child, you had to be rude..in both your comments to me.
              I think I would rather be me, than you, any day..Have a great one hear?

              1. God shet profile image61
                God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                "I gave a suggestion.
                If you didn't like it, you should have skipped over it. Instead like
                a child, you had to be rude..in both your comments to me.
                I think I would rather be me, than you, any day..Have a great one hear?"


                ~ You are being a great example 'practicing what they preach'.

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                  Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Yes, customize Hubpages, since we do not have the interface you were speaking of.
                  What's your point? Just like quoting people? or do you just like being rude?
                  Or do you just not understand simple sentences?

                  1. God shet profile image61
                    God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    What kind of rudeness are you talking about?

      2. Stacie L profile image86
        Stacie Lposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Most of the sites I belong to have a white background and little customization.
        I am able to add a color banner to some sites and we can personalize our own profile page here.
        I'm guessing it may be too distracting to readers. roll

  2. Organised Kaos profile image95
    Organised Kaosposted 2 years ago

    Wouldn't mind a little color here and there...maybe title color or font option....something.

    1. God shet profile image61
      God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      The black ribbon is persistently irritating!

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        Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Do you mind telling me: What black ribbon?

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    Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago

    Here I made the Subtitle a png.
    These are crude, but with time they could be improved.
    There are a few ways to customize your hubs

    http://deborah-sexton.hubpages.com/hub/ … -God-Heals

  4. CuAllaidh profile image82
    CuAllaidhposted 2 years ago

    there is a very good reason HP is the layout it is. It works well on monitors and in cell phones. A clean website has been demonstrated again and again to outperform a "pretty" website.

    1. Arco Hess Designs profile image83
      Arco Hess Designsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Indeed. Look at the top viewed websites as examples. Google has virtually looked the same it's entire life.

      The problem with using colors is simple: not everyone likes the same colors. So what colors do you use? Or, do you simply minimize the use all together?

      The second option is the easiest.

      Photographs are what should add the color to your pages, not the titles or anything else. It is distracting. Visitors aren't coming here to view the pages beauty. They are coming here to view your content and images.

      1. God shet profile image61
        God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Improving a design doesn't necessarily mean changing its color.



        Apart from that ~ HubPages might look for many creative solutions for this issue: for example. . .

        1.  Giving 'hubbers' (users of this site) the option to choose a specific (colorful) layout once they've logged on into their accounts (which wouldn't be effective when people view HubPages' pages via Google, or anything else.),

        2.  Proving the freedom to apply a (colorful) and creative theme on any two hubs, per 'hubber'. There are many such solutions to be found if they're only interested in it.


        Even Wikipedia is a 'clean website' ~ and not a "pretty" one. But observe the design of that website: it's much more aesthetically pleasing than HubPages currently is. An 'incredible' number of online visitors rush each day to absorb Wikipedia content. And Google does 'love' Wikipedia. Doesn't it?

        Wikipedia is a good example of what can be done about the design of website ~ even while restricting the use of any 'fancy' color on it.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago

    I think Hubpages will go with what is least expensive

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    Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago

    As long as your profile page is beautiful, as mine is, all you need in each hub is a few great pictures. Hubpages encourages this

    1. God shet profile image61
      God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Just visited your profile page. Thank you for the (useful) suggestions.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Most men probably won't like my profile page, but women seem to

  7. lisavollrath profile image89
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    With as much clutter the ad units inflict, the plainer the design, the better. This also works best for those of us whose articles tend to be image-heavy. Strangely, the design for my own sites often defaults to something similar to HP: white background, black header, and no extra graphics.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      A hub needs graphics to get it featured. The graphics should be at 250 pixels and no bigger than 260 (per hubpages staff). Same rules apply to be able to spotlight a hub

      Here's where to find the info
      http://hubpages.com/faq/#HubsOnProfile

      1. lisavollrath profile image89
        lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the link, but I was replying to the original post, which discusses the look of the site as a whole, and not individual article content. My comments were regarding the container surrounding the content, and not the actual article itself. They're two different things, and in my opinion, in order to showcase the images in the article, the container should be as unobtrusive and neutral as possible.

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          Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          You said Quote "This also works best for those of us whose articles tend to be image-heavy " End Quote
          And Quote "  white background, black header, and no extra graphics." End Quote
          I was responding to this, which mentions image heavy articles, and no graphics
          I may respond to anything said, at any given time.
          I was simply saying Hubpages wants images in our articles
          I knew the other points you made, but didn't choose to respond to them smile

          1. lisavollrath profile image89
            lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            You have misinterpreted my post.

            Themes often use graphics as part of their look. For example, the current HP theme uses one to display the HubPages logo.

            In contrast, my articles use images, which are often photos. My articles tend to be image-heavy, and they are helped by the fact that HP's theme does not rely on graphics.

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              Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              I didn't mean to misrepresent you, or be misleading, I just wanted everyone to know the following
              "A hub needs graphics to get it featured. The graphics should be at 250 pixels and no bigger than 260 (per hubpages staff). Same rules apply to be able to spotlight a hub"

              I don't see how I have hurt you by stating this.
              Maybe I should have replied to no one in particular.
              I will be careful in responding to you in the future
              Thank you yikes

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    Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago

    This is Hubpage's editor-It's called Hubpro
    http://blog.hubpages.com/2014/07/31/int … bpro-beta/

 
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