Supermike had a load of nice suggestions over at Libervis.com about how to improve that site, especially about its layout and style. He seems to be going more in a direction of making the site shout out to the young population who responds to exciting and cool designs like many of the ones featured on sites like CSS Remix and Best Web Gallery. However, Libervis.com has a topic and content which requires a bit of a background which many young people might not have. It is an open think tank, but you first have to understand what the hell we are talking about there to become an active participator.
Nevertheless I started working on an alternative design. However, I feel that Nuxified.org currently requires most attention from me, even more than Libervis.com, MobiLiberty and whatever experimental projects I have. We need more activity and more buzz. Most of the activity we've had recently was about GetGNULinux.org. We could almost rename ourselves as GGL-forums.org.
Another point is that unlike Libervis.com Nuxified.org IS the kind of site which could be made more appealing to young kool kidz and potential prospering geeks. So while Libervis.com might be forgiven for having a duller corporate design, Nuxified.org may not have such luck. So the idea is to turn the project of redesigning Libervis.com into the project of redesigning Nuxified.org. The goal would be to make it cracking cool and attractive, but very simple, clean, efficient, less blocky, and with bigger fonts, lively colors etc.
I've sketched up the basic layout that I envisage for the homepage, but without a changed header. You be the judge of whether the current one is cool enough.
You can see it here.
The thing is, we really need to give even more emphasis to these forums as better, different, more attractive than UbuntuForums, LinuxForums.org, LQ etc.. They're way too bloated, too traditional etc. We can do better, can't we? In fact, it seems that we must do better if we want to compete!
Articles never brought too much of new activity around here. They're merely traffic boosters and temporary activity generators, but if we make this site look and feel sexy and irresistible and then give it some unique properties not found elsewhere, we might start generating some activity by viral marketing alone.
So.. what about? Here's the deal. If you have encountered any site whose design you absolutely love, give us the link. Also feel free to post any specific suggestions regarding sites capabilities as support forums.
And btw, I did not forget the other thread which asked for suggestions.