I'm still trying to find the perfect theme, if you have any recommendations let me know!
I am not the biggest expert of making websites, knowing prices, limits etc., but if you look at the skindex, the background is plain white. If you add some kind of smooth contrast or a kind of pattern, maybe even a picture,
It would give more life to the page, making it more exiting for the eye to look at, just like the gray/dark-gray background at garrysmod.org. When you look at garrysmod.org, you don't really think about the background, but it looks more exiting someway. As you can see, as soon as you look at garrysmod.org you focus on the white in the middle, but the background behind the white "bar" is like a treat for the eye. Actually the minecraft forum has a bit of the same kind of theme with a background and some focus in the middle. Keep the brain working when looking at the page so you don't get bored watching it.
I hope this helped, as I said, I am not an expert at this, I just want to help out as much as I can :smile.gif:
Does minecraft.net have a link to the skindex by the way? I don't know if you can make it happen really, but if you could, giving minecraft.net a link to skindex, the page would get more visitors.
( I suppose )
Hi bbx, there will be a sort by downloads option so i guess the top 100 will be the top 100 downloaded..good thinking tho!
MrFoxer, I am somewhat ready to go live with the blog, just would love for it to have more content before it goes live, also most changes on the actual skindex will be ready within 2 days, so i think of dropping the changes together..
If you could do some posting that'll definitely speed up the process :smile.gif:
that is rly cool, i like the idea, but id like to have more content/descriptions on the site, maybe we can use this for the downloads section, then have a blog where we post news and tutorials.
id love to know what software/theme garrysmod site is using, it seems custom but it also looks like wordpress.
let me know if u have any ideas what hes using, and if it would be easy to do, since i am on a limited budget, the website is rly earning little, yet the traffic is huge and server costs are large enough..
1. GMOD.org is powered by steam for the login, and IS ran by a wordpress CMS
Untrue, garrysmod.org was hand-coded by garry. Garry.tv and Garrysmod.com use Wordpress.
Pretty much what a few others said previously: a couple of options to sort through those 6500+ skins that are available.
- sort by rating (descending)
- sort by downloads (descending)
- find skins by uploader's name
- thumbs down and/or report option (for inappropriate content and duplicated/stolen skins)
- list broken down to pages, index on the bottom (e.g. next page, previous page, first page, last page, select page 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 51 52 53 54)
- tags that can be applied to skins by uploaders and downloaders alike (e.g. you'd tag the main skin as: survivor, human, male, contemporary etc.)
- search by tags
- sort tags by popularity (medieval, game character and superhero tags might be in the top 10 etc.)
Hello Charles, I would like to sign up for the blog because I have been told I am an experienced skin maker, and I think I can help out some new and aspiring skin makers. I guess it comes down to your choice whether I become a blog contributor, so I hope you consider me! Also, if you could add my account, that would be great, because it doesn't seem to be working.
One other suggestion; a way to link to your skin topic from contributed skins. I don't really put my skins up on the skindex anymore because I like the focus in my skin topic, not some other website. If, for example, when you click my username it would link to my skin topic, then I would be uploading all of my stuff to the skindex.
For The Skindex maybe we can work something out, ill need to include it in future upgrades of the site, for now there is no way of linking back to here, but thats not a reason to stop posting :smile.gif:
I will add you right now as a contributor, your temporary pass is 123456 please change it asap.
Please start blogging asap, you can put up your skins, maps, textures,tutorials, anything youplease, and I will go in there to approve/publish them!