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A new Homepage!

by BlockMen » Thu Mar 14, 2013 19:04

Hello everyone,

nearly a month after i posted this topic the work is done so far. The new homepage is based on dokuwiki with a costum template.

Take a look at http://minetest.net


PS: If you are a nostalgic person, you can still visit the old homepage under http://c55.me/minetest2
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by celeron55 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 20:27

However nice it is, I can't really accept a logo text that is so similar to MC's on the site. Unless there is proof that it already is a commonly used style and not unique at all to MC. (note: already replaced in the original post)

Otherwise, I must say this is somewhat tasteful. That particular white background could even work as the style for in-game menus, which could make an interesting unified style.

Do you think there is anything you can do to the logo text (or whatever it might be called)?
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by Josh » Fri Mar 15, 2013 01:57

Look's like a great new homepage but make the logo text made out of mese nodes.
That way it will be different from minecraft's
 

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by Jordach » Fri Mar 15, 2013 07:58

Make it out of Mese Crystals.
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by BlockMen » Fri Mar 15, 2013 08:54

celeron55 wrote:However nice it is, I can't really accept a logo text that is so similar to MC's on the site. Unless there is proof that it already is a commonly used style and not unique at all to MC.

Otherwise, I must say this is somewhat tasteful. That particular white background could even work as the style for in-game menus, which could make an interesting unified style.

Do you think there is anything you can do to the logo text (or whatever it might be called)?



I have created a new logo text now, that doesn't look that similar to MC's. Of cause it can still be improved, but i wanted to get the main structure first.

Would you say it is ok that way?

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by BlockMen » Fri Mar 15, 2013 09:13

Josh wrote:Look's like a great new homepage but make the logo text made out of mese nodes.
That way it will be different from minecraft's


Jordach wrote:Make it out of Mese Crystals.



I don't think that this is a good idea. I will make a concept with it anyway, but in my opinion it looks to much "gold".

EDIT: It looks better than i thought.
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by prestidigitator » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:05

Hey, if the name were changed to "Mesetest" it might help escape the whole Minecraft comparison. ;-)
 

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by Likwid H-Craft » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:28

Hey c55, what if the logo looked like the Mese Pickaxe, looked like mining test? since it called Minetest.
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by rubenwardy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:59

prestidigitator wrote:Hey, if the name were changed to "Mesetest" it might help escape the whole Minecraft comparison. ;-)


Or its original name, "Mesetint".
 

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by rubenwardy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 13:00

Likwid H-Craft wrote:Hey c55, what if the logo looked like the Mese Pickaxe, looked like mining test? since it called Minetest.


I like the logo as it is.

The block banner on this website design would look good with a steel pick axe rest against it.
 

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by PilzAdam » Fri Mar 15, 2013 13:20

rubenwardy wrote:
prestidigitator wrote:Hey, if the name were changed to "Mesetest" it might help escape the whole Minecraft comparison. ;-)


Or its original name, "Mesetint".

Mesetint was the former name of minetest_game, not of the engine itself.
 

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by celeron55 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 15:36

BlockMen wrote:EDIT: It looks better than i thought.


Hmm... I think the grey one looks too bland, and the full mese one looks too bright. Do you think there is a way to do something in neither extreme?
 

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by BlockMen » Fri Mar 15, 2013 16:05

celeron55 wrote:
BlockMen wrote:EDIT: It looks better than i thought.


Hmm... I think the grey one looks too bland, and the full mese one looks too bright. Do you think there is a way to do something in neither extreme?



I made new Versions of both:
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and Mese
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by celeron55 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 17:59

I'm ok with changing the site's layout to the one with the new stone themed title.

It needs a variation of the design for the other pages though, with the title much smaller and the subpage title visible, to make them focus on the content.
 

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by ungali » Fri Mar 15, 2013 18:53

What if the central image were a slideshow of community chosen images?
Like: look at what people do in this game.
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by BlockMen » Fri Mar 15, 2013 19:18

celeron55 wrote:I'm ok with changing the site's layout to the one with the new stone themed title.

It needs a variation of the design for the other pages though, with the title much smaller and the subpage title visible, to make them focus on the content.


Nice to hear that. If you need help with realisation, I have experience with PHP, MySql, HTML, CSS and JS.


Here is a first concept for a subpage:
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by BlockMen » Fri Mar 15, 2013 19:22

Jordach wrote:NICE.

Thanks.

ungali wrote:What if the central image were a slideshow of community chosen images?
Like: look at what people do in this game.


That could be details for later and it would also be possible to make a video, or a slideshow of video(s) and pictures, etc...
 

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by lkjoel » Fri Mar 15, 2013 22:58

This is very, very, nice! I really love it :D
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by celeron55 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 07:12

The (somewhat crappy) current minetest.net source code is available here: https://github.com/celeron55/minetest.net_php

There are probably three ways of doing this; either you'll just throw the raw graphics in here and maybe me or rubenwardy will code the layout, or you'll implement a template-ish version of the layout and I'll integrate it on the site, or you'll just go ahead and do it all, and send a pull request. 8)
 

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by BlockMen » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:13

celeron55 wrote:There are probably three ways of doing this; either you'll just throw the raw graphics in here and maybe me or rubenwardy will code the layout, or you'll implement a template-ish version of the layout and I'll integrate it on the site, or you'll just go ahead and do it all, and send a pull request. 8)



I think i will choose the 3rd option. :) Where and how i have to send a pull request?

EDIT: Ok, I found out now. The URL is https://github.com/BlockMen/minetest.net_php, but I guess u already know that.


celeron55 wrote:The (somewhat crappy) current minetest.net source code is available here: https://github.com/celeron55/minetest.net_php


This will help to fit it in the current structure.
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by Gambit » Tue Mar 19, 2013 06:48

I had my go on a redesign awhile ago. The Minetest logo was made by dakal, I only did a minor tweak of it but full credit should still belong to him. The social media icons are from SocialShift by Manuel Lopez.
http://emey87.deviantart.com/art/SocialShift-Social-icon-set-189016080

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by Jordach » Tue Mar 19, 2013 07:50

I dont know if Gambit or BlockMen has a better design..
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by 0gb.us » Tue Mar 19, 2013 08:34

I like Gambit's better, but that's mainly because I've always had a preference for dark colors. BlockMen's design is also very good.
 

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