It's great to see your opinions. Let me answer some of your points:
Toby wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:32 pm
The two menus are: one site menu, one forum menu. Need both.
The are two icons that look the same and have different contents (!!!). Of course they are important but I'm sure there's a better way to solve it without confusing the user.
You have more space on top, since you use an ad blocker...next to the logo shows a banner normally (no banners, no forum...please don't use ad blockers, you kill sites like this!).
Toby, I don't use adblock on your site (the image its cropped). In the example I attached, you could easily add the ad container between de header (top blue bar) and the top menu (white bar) or below the top menu (see pic).
The home button is not necessary, right. But the more customized the sites gets, the harder the updates of the phpBB software will be...
This is easy peasy for any decent developer
If you leave so much space between lines, it costs a lot of space...more scrolling...do people like more scrolling?
Toby, what do you prefer? A small 80cm x 50cm work table or a bigger one like 150cm x 100cm?
If you increase type size, line height and margins of course you'll need more scrolling, but you'll improve usability. It's not as bad as it sounds, just take a look at some top-end sites (Airbnb, Google, FB, CNN, Twitter...).
This article talks about typography: https://uxplanet.org/10-tips-on-typogra ... a378f4aa0d
Mossy 757 wrote:
Hey OP, does the site suck at UX or does it just not conform to your design standards? Not going to disagree with your aesthetic points, but if the site generates traffic and ad revenue while people engage in lively discussions of the topic at hand, then it doesn't suck, it's just not as pretty as it could be.
The fact that you like how KF is designed doesn't mean that it has a good design, most probably you like it because you're used to it
. Maybe a new user doesn't think the same.
As I said in the first post, this is just a personal opinion. Some of my points may be wrong.
Regards and sorry for my English!