15000 Members, Mobile Design Work
This blog post is to announce that MeetFighters has passed 15,000 active members! This is the "raw", uninflated number of members who have logged in at least once in the past month. We never inflated our numbers, not when we were the smallest, and not now that MeetFighters is the largest wrestling personals site.
Let's celebrate, and what better way to do that than to show you the upcoming new site design for mobile devices. Please note that these designs are just "wireframes", which means that they represent structure and layout, but not style such as fonts, colors or sizes. I'm happy with the existing two color schemes of the site and not planning on changing them.
So without further ado, here's what the mobile site will look like on a handheld device (smart phone):
The user menu, which has links to your profile, settings and related stuff is on the right. The burger button is now on the upper left.
Tapping the burger button slides a sidebar in from the left, showing links to the most frequently used pages.
For tablet users and small laptop screens, we also show the member ticker (horizontal scrollable list of random profiles), and a search field in the navigation bar.
For yet wider screens (normally desktop computers with decent sized screens), the burger button is hidden and the sidebar is automatically expanded:
Some other changes to expect:
- The "What's new?" page will be renamed to "Content" or something similar, and will directly link to the latest stuff such as photos, videos and blog posts.
- Continued work on improving layout for smaller screens.
- Don't forget to vote for member-submitted ideas!
This is the plan so far! Feedback is, as always, appreciated. Thank you all for making this the most popular and fun site.