Sites We Like:
One of my favorite Web2.0 websites. This site will be very similar to Nub2Pro
except we will be including more guides.
- This is a site purchased by Curse and is another one of my favorites.
- Yet another site part of the Curse network.
You’ll notice they don’t make it cartoony or full of crazy
graphics. The focus is on the content and putting everything in proper
locations. Visitors don’t care to much about how the site looks, they care
about the information. Their user experience is the most important thing for
me. But if your site is looking a bit boring only use small graphics and
details to give it some style!
There should be 2-3 ad locations. Ads should be placed
towards the top (Above the fold) and near places where people’s eyes will
mostly be focusing. Ad sizes are 728x90, 300x250, and 160x600.
- A brief summary of the latest News, Articles, and Guides, should
be placed in the main content area along with an image. Many News sites don’t place the entire
article on the front page. They place a summary of a few sentences with a “Show
More” link below it which takes them to a different page. You may place a flash
for the news like curse did and I’ll get that made by someone else.- There needs to a login box somewhere.- You’ll notice these sites have a lot of shortcut links
around the site such as Recent Forum Posts, Hot Downloads, Hot Guides, Recent
Blog Posts, etc. I like this idea and I want the following link sections around
my site: - Headlines (Shows links to the latest gaming news)
- Latest Guides (I
like how worldofraids did their Guide links with an image next to it, and by
the way, that’s a good idea of what I mean by using small graphics and details
to give it style, also check out the Forum Threads above it and see how they
use a chat bubble)
- I want to put a
small ad for Hiring Writers (Check out Curse.com and see how they made small
ads to their other website Worldofraids and wowdb)
- Forum (Latest Forum
- Screenshot (Shows a randomly
selected screenshot from the gallery).- The following links need to be placed for the navigation
menu. News, Guides, Blogs, Forum, Gallery. There may be much more in the future
so give it room to grow.- Optimize the site for 1024 resolution.