11/29/2014 Jonathan Taylor

AVFMS: prospective 2015 redesign

You may remember that I recently brought up the idea of integrating a forum into this website next year. Actually, there are numerous changes I am thinking about for next year. Here is my prospective redesign of the front page of the A Voice for Male Students website for 2015. Click to enlarge it and see it in its full glory:

You will notice that the front page is much less cluttered than the current version. Also, many things appear to be missing, but fear not – they are merely redistributed and streamlined.

The philosophy behind the prospective redesign is to find a way to integrate major additions while at the same making what AVFMS offers less overwhelming upfront. These buttons will direct users down various visitor “pipelines,” while at the same time making everything else still just a click or two away. I think this will actually make everything more accessible overall. Some of the buttons need some explanation:

  • The Articles button will take you to what the front page is now: a list of articles, with a lot of the sidebar dealing with sorting/accessing key articles and commentary. As you can see, those sidebars do not appear on the prospective  new front page.
  • The Forum button will lead to a completely new wing of the website (a forum, obviously). I still need someone to volunteer to be the forum admin to make that happen.
  • The Activism button will take readers to a wing of the website housing several activism pages that have been there all along, as well as some new activism tools I am currently designing.
  • The Resources button will take all the key pages that are currently on the main navigation bar – graphs and other raw data on educational achievement, the scholarships database, the lawsuits database, studies, “compilation” posts, recommended reading, affiliated sites, etc – and bundle them all together.

Thoughts?

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Jonathan is Title IX For All's founder, editor, web designer, and database developer. Hailing from Texas, he makes a mean red beans n' rice and is always interested to learn new things.
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Jonathan Taylor Jonathan is Title IX For All's founder, editor, web designer, and database developer. Hailing from Texas, he makes a mean red beans n' rice and is always interested to learn new things.

Comments (5)

  1. Tony Tang

    Cool design!
    Could AVFMS’s forum admin be Sage Gerard or other KSUM members?After all they are pioneers who bring MRM to campus.

     
    • I’ll bet Sage will be too busy, but he may also be a good point-of-contact for someone who might. Good suggestion!

       
      • Tony Tang

        AVFM community and their management team could offer some help too.It’s not easy that you have done almost all the works on your own.I can not image that this amazing website is built by one person.Your contribution to this site and to MRM as a whole is extraordinary.

        But when you are going to drastically improve the contents,scale and influence of this site,partnership and cooperation are needed.It would be better if you and a bunch of people who have expertise and passion form a team to make this happen.

        Right now I am busy with my final exam.I would like to contribute some articles to AVFMS on this winter break.The contents would be exposing feminism indoctrination in my university.

        You are not alone.

         
        • Thanks. Yes, any help would be very helpful. And as you can see, I’m always open to constructive suggestions!

           

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