View Full Version : Thanks For The Renovation!
07-26-2008, 07:47 AM
I hope this is an appropriate place to remark that the new site look, feel and features are terrific. FlightSim.com keeps getting better and better. I read the front page article about the revisions, followed the links and read the material (and created a blog), and I love it all. Hey Presto! the site is now light years ahead of what it was just a year ago!
My congratulations to everyone who participated in this. I don't know much about web stuff but I can see how it will have been a lot of hard work, especially given that everything had to be converted and rolled out essentially all at once. (As the saying goes, it must have been like changing the engines on an aircraft while in flight.)
Anyway, thanks very much for the renovation, Nels, Rick and Dan, and anybody else who contributed. The new site is to die for!
Flying Officer Jevans
07-26-2008, 08:58 AM
And nice to have you back on the forums! But that is one of those posts that you don't like, because I have not said anything useful, no?
But yeah, I think the new look is great. Sometimes site design can get left behind in the fast moving world of the internet, but not here.
07-26-2008, 03:37 PM
Flying Officer Jevans,
It's nice to chat with you again. It's not isolated insipid posts that bother me, it's an unending stream of them. Heck, mine here was an insipid post. But under the rules of this particular forum we should take the "insipid posts" discussion elsewhere, perhaps to my blog ... or yours if you create one :D.
As for site design, I agree with you. I'm going to have to create a site myself in the relatively near future even though I'm not a web person or graphic artist. The new FlightSim.com site design gives me a functional target to shoot for in that navigation is usually a web site weak point but is now a major strength here, especially the drop down menus attached to the primary navigation buttons. The whole site "feel" is one of understated elegance once you get off the front page, the clashing graphical content of which they can do nothing about since they don't create the advertisers' and news submitters' artwork.
I'm going to make a systematic study of what they've done here regarding other matters too. It's a course in web site design, a course that I need to take and in which I need to get at least a passing grade. It also makes superfluous a "Guide to FlightSim.com" that I had been planning to write for FS Flight Training -- the new site needs no further explanation.
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