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 Post subject: The NEW and Improved AbandonedOK.com - Coming Soon!!!
PostPosted: Wed May 26th, 2010 pm31 4:23 pm 
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So it's been almost two years since we launched AbandonedOK and the response has been exciting!
Those of you who visited the site in the first month after launch, saw a pretty rough website that didn't reflect us at all... Then a few months later, we released the new and updated AbandonedOK that you know and love today.
I just wanted to make a new post to say that changes are in the works! I began designing the NEW AbandonedOK today, and I think you will be happy with the great new features included! All of the current features will remain, with the addition of a few exciting new features like facebook sharing, and easier photo uploads. And of course, along with the new site, a new mobile site is coming! So get excited, because its going to rock!
If you have any ideas, now would be the time to start suggestions while I'm still in the planning and beginning coding phase.... But for those who just can't wait, I will upload a screen shot soon of what I've been working on!

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 Post subject: Re: The NEW and Improved AbandonedOK.com - Coming Soon!!!
PostPosted: Wed May 26th, 2010 pm31 5:23 pm 
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The only thing I see that needs improved is the drop down menu for our other locations. It kind of gets lost in the shuffel. For newbies they may not know it even there. It needs to be emphasized "hey we got more locations here!"
other than that Im excited!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: The NEW and Improved AbandonedOK.com - Coming Soon!!!
PostPosted: Wed May 26th, 2010 pm31 5:25 pm 
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The only thing I see that needs improved is the drop down menu for our other locations. It kind of gets lost in the shuffel. For newbies they may not know it even there. It needs to be emphasized "hey we got more locations here!"


Yes, I agree

Almost two years, my how time flies. And in that short time we have more single state locations than other other website, I've checked. I do in fact remember that old layout with the white background.... Well this is great news! I'm still thinking of some ideas to throw at you, but nothing ground braking yet.

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 Post subject: Re: The NEW and Improved AbandonedOK.com - Coming Soon!!!
PostPosted: Wed May 26th, 2010 pm31 6:27 pm 
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Agreed! That will be one of the features.... A WAY better navigation that will allow sorting much easier....

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PostPosted: Thu May 27th, 2010 am31 1:33 am 
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OK....

Here is a preliminary screen shot.....

Let me know what you think!

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 Post subject: Re: The NEW and Improved AbandonedOK.com - Coming Soon!!!
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To be very honest I dont like the fonts. it's very boring. It looks like Im looking at a hospital or insurance website. I expected it to look more "Fun" like the AOk Logo. I understand you are going for profesionalisim , but it just needs an extra kick....More FUN... Justin more Fun!!!

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psychosaw13 wrote:
More FUN... Justin more Fun!!!


With a pinch of artist decay. I think we may be a little hard to please haha

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 Post subject: Re: The NEW and Improved AbandonedOK.com - Coming Soon!!!
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k... I like that idea too!

To see the functionality thus far, go to http://www.abandonedok.com/2/

this is my testing site....

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 Post subject: Re: The NEW and Improved AbandonedOK.com - Coming Soon!!!
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Hmm, I like the layout and pull down menus, but its too "crisp" for me, if that makes sense. This is just my personal preference of course, but we feature things in decay covered in rust and grime, yet the the front page is clean, sharp corners and flawless font. Its sharp yes, (and no I probably couldnt do better haha) but I think the themes clash.

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ok I like it. I see what you mean when you put it that way.... Give me an example of a site that you like.....

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 Post subject: Re: The NEW and Improved AbandonedOK.com - Coming Soon!!!
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and I would have to agree with you.... The only thing, that I am trying to keep in mind, is that our audience is Oklahoma... not just people who like decay.... So I don't want to go crazy with the decay theme although I've always wanted to... So let me play with some things...

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abandonedok wrote:
and I would have to agree with you.... The only thing, that I am trying to keep in mind, is that our audience is Oklahoma... not just people who like decay.... So I don't want to go crazy with the decay theme although I've always wanted to... So let me play with some things...


Yes, I agree, dont want to over do it. Just a little flair and hint of it here and there. I'll see if I can dig up an example...

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 Post subject: Re: The NEW and Improved AbandonedOK.com - Coming Soon!!!
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ok... go take a look now... http://www.abandonedok.com/2/

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Ok Im liking this a lil better. I like the dropdown menus. You do have the same things at the top as you do the bottom though. I agrre with Fiend we should get a hint more grime & decay try some earth tones. I love Red & Black they are my two fave colors but if you wanna try somthing different I'd go with that.

Look at most of the art they do for Life after people it just looks grimey & decayed
http://www.history.com/shows/life-after-people

If we were gonna please oklahomans we might as well use Wagon Wheels & Cowboy hats in the theme.

Fiend is also correct you arn't gonna be able to please all of us. This is your baby, you call the shots. but i think me & fiend are on the same page here. UE'ers love grime & decay & thats why we do what we do.

What do ya think?

P.S. I just noticed Sunset Country Club is Titled Sunshine Country Club lol needs a fix :P

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ok... go take a look now... http://www.abandonedok.com/2/


Yeah, the background helps. My only other thing, is the little red rectangles labeling the locations, the red needs texture, like the texture of red faided and splintering paint on an old barn. I think that might be just enough, but not too much.

And yeah, I have a fetish for decay, cant help it haha

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yeah... after going over it over and over... I don't know if I like it at all. lol.... I'm so used to the familiar abandonedok....lol.... I don't know what do you guys think?

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PostPosted: Thu May 27th, 2010 pm31 10:39 pm 
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Man don't drive yer self krazy over it ! I liked the direction you were goin for. I think you should push the boundries. We know you could come up with somthing very kool. Shoot us a couple more versions when you have time. Make me and Fiend a dirty grimey decayed version & really push yer self with somthing you like.
We all could have a vote lol

or.... Some sites have Skins where the user can choose what they like . How bout that?

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