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Old 07 May 2012, 00:37
AndrewSimm AndrewSimm is offline
 
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Thoughts on my site

http://canesinsight.com

We have been open 6 months and had some success. Over 450,000 post already. What would you guys change about the site and design of it. Be picky and come at me hard!

thanks
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Old 07 May 2012, 04:01
jimsflies jimsflies is offline
 
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Your traffic seems pretty phenomenal. I think I need to hire you as a marketing director!
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Old 07 May 2012, 04:44
AndrewSimm AndrewSimm is offline
 
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That part was kinda luck to be honest. I got about 1,500 users the first week from a split from a scout.com forum. Once you get a start it is pretty easy from there. A video we posted also got mentioned on ESPN which helped a lot.
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Old 07 May 2012, 13:22
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Sage Knight Sage Knight is offline
 
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You have the content and a nice looking theme, plus you actually have a decent CMS install.

However here's some "brutal" advice;

Re-position the ad to the left and then squeeze the podcast up.

Fix the login box, it's clearly out of alignment.

Make the navbar atleast equivalent to the CMS body, it'll seem more consistent. I'd personally make the CMS & Forums of the same length. And for some reason your forum categories don't having any padding on the right, which does not look good at all.
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Old 07 May 2012, 15:30
jimsflies jimsflies is offline
 
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As far as site graphical design, I think it could use a header that has some related images blended together....football/basketball pics...maybe an alternating image one with Miami football and one with basketball related images. That area to the right of the logo is crying for something cool to be there.
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Old 09 May 2012, 03:23
AndrewSimm AndrewSimm is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Sage Knight View Post
You have the content and a nice looking theme, plus you actually have a decent CMS install.

However here's some "brutal" advice;

Re-position the ad to the left and then squeeze the podcast up.

Fix the login box, it's clearly out of alignment.

Make the navbar atleast equivalent to the CMS body, it'll seem more consistent. I'd personally make the CMS & Forums of the same length. And for some reason your forum categories don't having any padding on the right, which does not look good at all.
I would like to reposition the add but on some of my other pages it will need to be centered. I am not sure the best way to make it different on one page and still use the ad manager built into vbulletin since some usergroups don't see ads.

Good call on the login box and the navbar. I would like to make the forums a fixed width but my users would have my head and I can't make a good lucking fluid width front page:/
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