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Instructables Homepage!!

Well, here's my Instructables Homepage idea, I just want people to see it.

Some might not know how this will work, so let me explain.

-Pop ups go where is says "Pop up Ad", etc.
-Contests go where it says "Contest Listings go in here"
-Community blog goes where it says blog.

TOP
-Instructables Robot goes to the help page. (the bubble thing too)
-Click on "Instructables" or the hand, and it goes to the homepage.
-Mouse Mouse! That's the special Instructables that's always on the home page.
-Popular/ Most Rated/ Most Viewed/ RANDOM. These buttons will direct you to the desired button thing..
-"Check out these cool Instructables." Not able to click.

MIDDLE AND ETC.
-Featured. Instructables will be going down that isle thing, and at the bottom, click the button to see more featured Instructables.
-Popular. Same as Featured.
-Zeitgiest. Same as featured/ popular.
-Same thing with blog, click the "see more blogs" to obviously see more blogs..

RIGHT SIDE
-Forums. Well, it can be in any order, but it's going to be like how it is now. When you hover over any of those buttons, it will come out, like how you hover over forums now, and it comes out. All the same stuff will be in there as normal.
-Groups. Same as forums.
-Instructables. Same as Groups.
-SlideShows. Same as Instructables.
-Videos. Same as you know what.
-Newsletter. Takes you to newsletter.
-Submit. The stuff that comes out when it says "submit" will come out.
-YOU. Takes you to your YOU page. www.Instructables.com/you
-SEARCH. Obviously the search bar.
-ART/CRAFT/FOOD/GAMES/HOME/LIFE/OFFBEAT/RIDE/TECH. Click on one. It takes you to the desired one.
-Robot on the side of tabs stuff. Just a decoration.
-About/ contact/ news/ blah blah. Takes you to whichever one you click.
-MAKER STORE. Maker Store.
-Instructables Store. <--- "Repeat".

THIS WILL BE A BIT DIFFERENT IF PUBLISHED, BECAUSE THE HOMEPAGE IS BIGGER. THIS IS JUST A PIECE OF GRAPH PAPER, DRAWN BY A THIRTEEN YEAR OLD...

..and a few months.

Here's the link to the image.

The image is below if you don't want to move your mouse to the link.

Click the link though, it's full size on the link I gave you.

Thanks for looking, tell me what you think! (Even if you hate it.)

If you have any questions about anything I did not mention, ask me in a comment!
Thanks!

Picture of Instructables Homepage!!
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randofo8 years ago
The layout could use a couple of small changes, but otherwise, from a design standpoint, is actually very good. Have you taken any art classes in school yet? How long did this take to come up with?
GorillazMiko (author)  randofo8 years ago
No, and this took me about 1 day thinking, and 1 day to draw, but a lot of erasing.
JellyWoo8 years ago
you should ad a place for the chat room.
JellyWoo8 years ago
great idea.
xACIDITYx8 years ago
Wow. Nice job! I was just about to post a forum topic on something in the same topic area of this; Instructables Mobile. I think it would be sweet to have a mobile instructables where you can login, post comments, view forums and instructables; everything except videos, on a cell phone; or where i got my idea from, a PSP or Nintendo DS with browser. I tried to go onto instructables from my PSP and it won't let me login, so i can't post comments and it takes forever to load. A Mobile Instructables, with smaller pictures and not so many graphics, would be nice (hint, hint ewilhelm)
GorillazMiko (author)  xACIDITYx8 years ago
That's actually a good idea. I tried Instructables from my PSP too. Didn't work, everything was all weird. But wow, Instructables Mobile does sound good, though it might be hard to use.
Well, my idea was you go to m.instructables.com and it prompts you to login. if you login, woohoo, if not, you click login as guest. then it takes you to a homepage with all of the links for featured, zeitgeist, and whatnot, but without pictures and smaller text. Then you go to the forums or instructables and when you want to type in a comment, you would click 'reply' and it would take you to a new screen where you would be able to type in the comment and hit post.

all of the pictures on the instructables and whatnot would be smaller, the text would be smaller, there wouldn't be all that many colors or anything like that (so it would load up faster). Kinda like the mobile version of myspace; loads decently fast on PSP, you can see some pictures but not all, and the first time you go there, it prompts you to login.

HINT HINT, EWILHELM!
(tried to be as subtle as possible)
GorillazMiko (author)  xACIDITYx8 years ago
Sounds like a great idea. It's best if you post your idea in a forum topic, with some sketches in Paint maybe. That would be great. Sounds like an awesome idea, you could tell Eric about it too! (Eric is ewilhelm, if you didn't know... haha.)
I'll make up some pictures in paint, and put them all inside of a psp screen so we can ge the full feel. I know eric is ewilhelm, thats why i keep HINTING!!!! to him.
Kiteman8 years ago
My favourite part is this:
GorillazMiko Robot.jpg
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