Does simplefit need a face lift?

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  • #105396
    imported_Admin
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    Be honest now….

    #111830
    goodluckfox
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    I don’t think so. It’s clean and informative. Uncluttred. Gives us what we need, doesn’t bog down our connection in a bunch of java/flash garbage.

    #111831
    taifun
    Participant

    I agree, I like the clean look.

    #111832
    volleyball_man
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    You should ask first timers.

    Also – are you able to get stats on each page? If so, which are not being hit? Do you want them to be used more? Or is everyone “telling” something by their choices?

    Can you get some coworkers/friends/family who haven’t been to the site to give you good info?

    I think that keeping people here seems to be a non-issue. Of course I don’t know what you really want – number wise.

    In terms of the look-feel, I think the phpBB is almost so ubiquitous that it is user friendly because we all know it well enough. The non-phpbb part could seem more closely related to the phpbb in style (just color and stuff).

    Real hardcore opinions:

    1

    Take the New! off of the logging link. Call it “Chart Your Progress” or something.

    2

    Move the Community link to a separate place not on the main menu and give it a bit more of a descriptive title and prominent style – newcomers who find the phpbb late are a possible loss. The atmosphere of the people here is one of your most important items apart from the workout itself (a new person could print that and never return – not what you want).

    3

    The text on the main page could have a little formatting to bring attention to some key points: example: bold (or emphasize with different font) the no expensive equipment, pay nothing, and 15 minutes items. This might be something for the rest of the text – I haven’t given it much thought.

    As a frequent user of this WONDERFUL site. I go to the phpbb almost exclusively. I also jump to the workout page when I forget what I’m supposed to do.

    Can you guess what I teach besides Math….?

    I hope you take this in the spirit I mean it. Your site and those involved (pat myself) are doing a good thing here.

    #111833
    imported_Admin
    Participant

    Great suggestions.

    Thanks!

    #111834
    ucffool
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    Should be able to skin phpbb with ‘simplefit’ green (the two shades). I’m sure that the light blue and the dark blue are just some css somewhere. That will make it feel less… disjointed.

    #111835
    imported_Admin
    Participant

    Yeah, I was just digging around for that. Please excuse me if the forum turns funny colors ;) I will probably experiment late tonight.

    #111836
    goodluckfox
    Participant

    Thanks for the warning… hate to think I was having an LSD flashback. :)

    #111837
    imported_Admin
    Participant

    O never got around to this, family was in town. I will put this on my list.

    #111838
    dgkimpton
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    It needs less adverts up top – when you first hit the site it looks like nothing but an advertising page (when I first hit it I had JavaScript turned off so it seemed like a cool classy site). Just sayin…

    #111839
    imported_Admin
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    Yeah I hear you, but I cannot run the whole thing for free… Currently it does not make enough to cover DSL. I am trying to think of good ways to generate revenue without charging admission which I am dead set against, this site will always be free. Biggest problem is the Google ads are not very relevant wish I cold choose them myself :( I would like to offer quality supplements, grassfed beef, and cool equipment. I guess as my site gets bigger advertisers can choose their site so maybe we will get better stuff.

    I know the ads are annoying but that is what keeps simplefit free.

    #111840
    volleyball_man
    Participant

    How many door gyms has this site sold?

    Send em an email.

    Get some stats together about your numbers – I think it’s booming.

    #111841
    ucffool
    Participant

    Well, since you already center stuff, it wouldn’t be too bad placing the ads right-justified through css… that may help.

    #111842
    imported_Admin
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    “How many door gyms has this site sold?”

    I am sure a ton but I do not make a penny off that, I should try to setup an affiliate program.

    #111843
    imported_Admin
    Participant

    VBM you gave me a good idea I created a products page that lists all the stuff that I have found useful and effective with links to amazon and I will get a commission from the purchase. http://www.simplefit.org/products.html and updated my links throughout the site. If it goes well maybe I can lose some of the google ads.

    Cheers!

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