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?
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?
"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'.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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