Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-12-2011, 11:07 AM   #1
mobydeek
Junior Member
mobydeek began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 2
Karma: 10
Join Date: Sep 2011
Device: none
Calibre redesign

Hi,

I know technically this doesn't belong here, but it doesn't belong anywhere else.
I created a redesign/rebrand of the Calibre website out of boredom (and to hopefully blow hamstersoft out the water [jk kids]):
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2919832/calibre/index.html

It uses a lot of newer CSS3 rules, so it'll look less nice on IE7/IE8.
I won't go into the design concepts here (+ please ignore the Apple Download button I couldn't be bothered to create one)

Hope I'm not treading on too many toes with the redesign i'll probably remove the link in a few days.


Last edited by mobydeek; 09-14-2011 at 11:13 AM.
mobydeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
Halo
Connoisseur
Halo did not drink the Kool Aid.Halo did not drink the Kool Aid.Halo did not drink the Kool Aid.Halo did not drink the Kool Aid.Halo did not drink the Kool Aid.Halo did not drink the Kool Aid.Halo did not drink the Kool Aid.Halo did not drink the Kool Aid.Halo did not drink the Kool Aid.Halo did not drink the Kool Aid.Halo did not drink the Kool Aid.
 
Halo's Avatar
 
Posts: 96
Karma: 72130
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
Device: Sony PRS-505, Kindle DX 1st Gen, Kindle Fire 1st Gen
I think it looks nice, very sleek and minimalistic which is a style that I like. I had no idea that CSS could do drop shadows. That's pretty neat. One suggestion: calibre should be spelled with a lowercase C as that is the official spelling.

Don't worry about stepping on toes. We can't improve if we aren't willing to risk exploring new options.

And please don't remove the link from the post. It's annoying when people go back and self-destruct a thread for no good reason. Some people may not read this post and respond for several weeks (on vacation, busy, etc). Or someone may come along in a month or two and have some great input about it.

BTW, it's nice to finally see what calibre looks like on the Mac! I've heard Mac people complain about the look, but it looks much nicer in your screenshot than it does on my Windows computer.
Halo is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 09-14-2011, 12:54 AM   #3
The Terminator
Retired
The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,552
Karma: 37638420
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vancouver Island Canada
Device: Kobo Touch, Optimus One (2.3), Nexus 7 (4.2)
The link doesn't seem to work
The Terminator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 09:48 AM   #4
mobydeek
Junior Member
mobydeek began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 2
Karma: 10
Join Date: Sep 2011
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Terminator View Post
The link doesn't seem to work
Oops i removed it because I thought my original post was deleted.
Its back up. (same link)
mobydeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 10:11 AM   #5
Manichean
Wizard
Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!
 
Manichean's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,130
Karma: 80446
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany
Device: Cybook Gen3
Honestly, there's not much difference, so personally, I don't see the point.

Now, if you really want to redesign something and are willing to take a lot of flak, why not reskin or redesign the Calibre GUI? That would really help blow Hamstersoft out of the water, as you seem to intend to do- the website is just the storefront, so to speak.

(Side note: It's not that I'm unhappy with the GUI, but there probably is some room for improvement as far as design and usability goes.)
Manichean is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amazon's website redesign is tablet friendly L.J. Sellers News 67 09-26-2011 11:55 AM
Gawker blogs redesign causes problems calinewb Recipes 8 02-25-2011 03:10 PM
Accessories Redesign of the Amazon cover solves the cracked screen issue? guiyoforward Amazon Kindle 10 07-27-2010 06:27 PM
Chapter import in the multi-flow redesign ghostyjack Sigil 1 10-23-2009 10:30 AM
Calibre's icon sucks so lets redesign it enjoilax Calibre 4 07-02-2008 12:17 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:57 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.