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Summary:Gamification is a great strategy
Author:Juan Carlos Mendizabal
Date:2012-11-30 16:32:43
Update:2012-12-01 09:24:33

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Juan Carlos Mendizabal - 2012-11-30 22:01:43
As graphic designer and php developer Im so glad you are starting with this, it is a great way to engage people; I would love to see your site design continues going forward as well.
Greetings! and Great Work!

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Manuel Lemos - 2012-11-30 22:13:01 - In reply to message 1 from Juan Carlos Mendizabal
I am glad you like it. There are many plans to make it better but there was not enough time to implement everything.

Anyway, do you have specific suggestions to make the design better somehow?

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Juan Carlos Mendizabal - 2012-12-01 05:35:23 - In reply to message 2 from Manuel Lemos
Hi Manuel, I actually speak spanish as well, so I love designing interfaces, websites and apps I mainly work with Joomla and Yii Framework.For websites I recommend the click-less-do-more approach, and also we must be able to redirect the user where we want design wise, let me explain: rules of designing composition and color can drive the users eyes to where we want, if we have everything at once focus is lost. So to being more especific it would be cool to have a beta version of php classes that feeds from the same db this one does but really reworking the look towards more of an app like interface, Im not sure if your business model is ads, freemium or both or something else. Also should be responsive so the site can adjust to the device is beign looked at. I hope my comments sound proactive I really love this site and has helped me a lot. So I might have some ideas that if youd like we could talk about.

greetings from Per/ Un gran saludo

Juan Carlos Mendizabal

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Manuel Lemos - 2012-12-01 09:24:33 - In reply to message 3 from Juan Carlos Mendizabal
Yes, I see. I also like more an app like interface when possible without scrolling showing a few bits of information at a time.

The matter is that some pages need to be exposed to search engines, so they need to have distinct URLs and links to them.

Another problem is that some times the site needs to expose several types of information that may be interesting to some users but not for all. It is hard to figure a way that is useful to everybody and meets the goals of the sites and the users that share their work here.

Anyway, in this new system of levels and missions, the pages do not need to have search engine exposure. So it was easier to make it look like an app.

Making it responsive is also a concern but it requires deep changes in the site templates and content structure that cannot be done in a short notice.


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