I am making a 4chan clone and I need help with design. How can I fix this?
this is what my chan looks like right now. The images are going to do the masonry thing like pic above and pintrest does. I got rid of the background because a friend of mine said it was ugly
this is what the inside of a thread looks like right now
I might add a sidebar between the main content and the board listI also found this really nice color, so I might make it the main background color
I am completely lost on how I should implement the user dashboard.. here you should see something closer to reddit's where you can see who has replied to you and also your own poststhis image is from my last attempt at this
also btw this was what my last attempt looked like
the form for typing is also something I need help on...
this is what I did last timealso next to it is a notification panel
>>392759oh yeah, also this a mock! You can play around with it if you'd like using figmahttps://www.figma.com/file/YKGMaoxq6fbI7OaBujH3Z9/Untitled-Copy
>>392757That's really good, Anon, keep going.
>>392758Make the boxes a little darker than the background, put the dropdown arrow closer to the IDs, move the reply to the bottom right of each box
>>392760>>392761The color theme is on point anon!
looks like discord, I didn't like itYou're trying to make it from scratch? You can look out for tinyboard if you want some reference.https://github.com/savetheinternet/Tinyboard
>>392767what have you done?
It's pretty surreal seeing 4chan's UI with more modern-day elements... very Microsoft-esque, I can't put my finger on it.I agree with your friend on >>392756, the image is pretty cluttered. That said, I like where your head's at, a synthwave color theme might be fun to experiment with.Can't wait to see where this goes, best of luck to ya!
>>392757get rid of the gay ass round edges
Is this just a mockup or is this a fully working website that you're building?
>>393325fully functional! These images are from live production >>392757 >>392758 >>392762
looks cool anon. here's mine>>>/wg/7620079and don't forget "mobile" 4chan existshttps://p.4chan.org/
I have a board design question too. Everyone says it is shit design, but nobody can tell what is wrong with it...Here is screenshot. URLs are blurred, because I dont want to get banned again kek
>>393271What sucks about round edges. I think the fact that this nostalgic dipshit is trying to clone 4chan shows just how much of a failure he’s preparing to be. The round corners are about the only good thing this asshole pinched off.
>>393500thank you for the input! I would love to hear more criticism!
>>393497>white on white with sans serif with barely any styleIt looks like the first example you'd see on a html tutorial.
oh, umm... bumping!
why isn't anyone helping? :(
>>394885Cool thread, abed! I’ll give it a few reads and think about it.
>>392760>reddit>>393516>>393533>>394553>>394885You must go back.
looks pretty damn good to me.whats the site gonna be called?
>>393497make it more like facebook postingthere, i helped
>>392756You mean an "imageboard"? Fucking mongoloid
>>392767>>395182>complaining about figma
>>393497Its too plain and too white/bright. I feel like im looking into the sun.
Please have a /v2k/ and /intcel/ board, tired of the shitty threads. 4chan went to shit due to overexposure so entire boards are dead, don't end up the same please.
I'm trying to build a small net of imageboards. If you want to join us let me know on 4kev.org
bumping thread for more input
>>392756The sidebar isn't doing for me. A column would be a better format for it. I'm not sure if those are those previews, but the asymmetry bothers me. Try to make the thumbnails the same size.
>>397035Hi anon. I agree. I made this so hopefully it is better. What do you think?
this is what the inside of the thread will look like. The box in the bottom right won't be there until you do an action, so pretend that it's not there. It is in its minimized state.
this is what it will look like when it is maximized. I still need to put the captcha in there somehow... maybe a multi step form? Kind of like what you'd see in a registration step
>>397346>>397347>>397348how do I add SOUL? I was thinking of adding full width banners on top like youtube does... maybe small banners like 4chan? This is very difficult for me...
a kind anon made this mock up for me. What do you guys think?
>>392759Personally I would take from Clover/kuroba and have a sidebar with threads you've posted in and notifications of if you've received a reply or how many posts since you last were in the thread. Maybe structure or as a Multilayer fly-out of some sort? One layer as a board list, one as your post info. The option to download all photos from a thread would be nice as well.But I'm also retarded so take it or leave it.
>>397375looks like someone that is into children would love it
>>393497i'm not a graphic designer, I accidentally clicked on this board, but here's my input:>there is barely any contrast, and therefore no easily discernible hierarchy of elements>too much horizontal space is wasted>very bright, try more subdued colors
>>393497full width post entry box suggests to the user that a large post is wanted or desired, when the opposite is true. no one wants posts which waffle on, they want direct posts which encourage a response.the reply box i am using now is about 1/4 of my screen and 5 lines tall. i would maybe go 1/3 screen wide on desktop at max.a contained post UI element with all the buttons in a short distance so not a huge mouse move to click through and post would be the best option imo.
>>397346maybe experiment with the cards for each thread, try to give them some character or difference from a what would be a standard example in documentation. make one thread card look enticing on its own. right now it could be a site for anything, there is no character to the font, the colour, the design. it is like just a default design.
>>392756It looks like some bloated Discord shit and I won't use it
>>397551what design would you prefer?
>>397552The one the biggest chans on earth use except with even less bloat.I actually own a chan and made it pretty close to perfect in my eyes but I feel like if I told you you would copy it idk
>>397553well that sucks... I understand your unwillingness to share. It would help me a lot if you could be more specific about what you would change!
>>397556it's not that hard dude, you are making a chan, chans are supposed to be simple and square, yours has too much roundness and transparent shit and a weird confusing background.
>>397556Also please press F12, clear cache and reload and tell me how big the network transfer for this >>392756 page is.reloading /b/ on my chan without cache, currently with 16 thumbnails is a 600kb transfer.
>>392757Why ar the rows spaced out so much? Fix it.
>>392756It looks too soft and friendly And using words like "chat" make the website seem to nice and casual4chan should feel cold and unwelcoming like a website designed by the programmers that just needed the essentials laid out to them
>>395017Haha.I don't use facebook, I don't know how does it work>>397452>>395693I did it bright on purpose, because I have worst LCD monitor that ever existed, and a lot of sun in my room. >>397462This is what I ended up after rewrite.Still looks like soviet industrial equipment
>>397779are you using Black? you aren't meant to use straight black, the dark grey of the submit button would be a better color choice than black.
>>397779You were able to make everything worse in every way, congratulations.The first fucking thing you should do is talk with different people who use 4chan and see what people like of it what and what they don't. I can tell for sure that if one day I wake up and see this shit >>397346 I would never come back to the site.Look at this SHIT >>393497 nobody would ever know what to do in it and what represent what and i fucking use forums since 1999.Everything is shit because you are trying to figure out what to do while doing. Prepare a fucking plan that try to solve real problems focused on the kind of user you want. DONT GUESS, get some people on discord or whatever and talk with them about
>>398266>are you using Black?#080d0f>you aren't meant to use straight black, the dark grey of the submit button would be a better color choice than black.Idk, I personally don't use black theme. Some people were whining about black theme, and I shitted out something. >>398271>The first fucking thing you should do is talk with different people who use 4chan and see what people like of it what and what they don't.This usually ends up not with design features requests, but with calling jannies niggers. >Look at this SHIT >>393497 nobody would ever know what to do in it and what represent what and i fucking use forums since 1999.I don't know myself :D >Everything is shit because you are trying to figure out what to do while doing. Prepare a fucking plan that try to solve real problems focused on the kind of user you want. I can't plan a back end, and you want me to plan a front end ?>. DONT GUESS, get some people on discord or whatever and talk with them aboutEveryone I tried to do this, they ended up killing themselves.
>>398373whats your URL? also did they actually kill them selves
why is everythin either dark or white, why does nobody use 18% gray for backgrounds anymore
>>392767Found the retard that still uses Photoshop to make UI.
>>392757Make the edges sharp and bring back the background, but make it customizable. your friend is a fat useless pig that needs to be put down.
>>398411>whats your URL?eagleboard.gaIdk, I don't like it myself to be honest. I will rewrite everything (soon hopefully, because I'm threatening to rewrite for 2 months now)I try to copy others stuff, and I realize I don't like those either. >also did they actually kill them selvesIdk, I haven't head from them ever since. Also, what do you all think about design of my newest project: http://eaglepoll.ga/poll.php?vote=22
bumping threadplease help everyone I have been stuck for almost a year now
bump I am sad nobody is helping my head is mush and I need help or this project wont go anywhere
>>392760check out bronnen.net 's UIits an improvment over the old ylilauta style which had replied messages etc
>>399863>private messagesvery interesting website. Thank you for sharing!
>>392756I've never seen a high quality looking chan before. Neato.
>>400518thank you for the compliment
>>392761The drop shadow behind images is a lovely touch. What are your limitations for fonts?
>>399429What will it be called?
>>392756META! nice name can't find it on Google tho.
posting latest screenshotspicture of board list
picture of catalog
this is what inside of thread used to look like (without drop shadow around each post)also this screenshot shows post form
this is what the inside of each thread looks like nowthere is now a drop shadow around each postalso there is a drop shadow around the post formalso the textarea of the post form has become larger to show intent
slightly older image but it shows what the form looks like with files attached
another slightly older image but it shows what the notification panel looks like relative to the thread
this is what notifications look like now with and without notification
this is what profile view looks likethe grayed post is currently being hovered by mouse (mouse was not captured in screen shot)
this is what the report modal looks like. Also in the background you can see the dropdown options (hide and report)
>>402541>>402542in all honesty I'm not sure I really like the dropdown around each post. I do like the larger thumbnails thoughwhat do you guys think of it?
umm anons could you please offer criticism?
>>402768The white layout makes it feel more like reddit/twitter where it panders to a mobile UI for normies. I prefer this look >>392761 better. Sort of like an older internet vibe a la 4chan
>>392756Voxed esta muerto, dejalo descansar.
>>402961can't share link, sorry
>>402964I would get banned and then I wouldn't be able to ask for help :(
>>394885You imageboard don't have unique selling point (USP)
Add e-celeb board or gtfo