Spice up registration page?

agent47

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Spice up registration page?
« on February 28th, 2012, 01:49 AM »
So I was wondering with SMF's current registration/agreement page looking extremely unappealing, users don't actually even take a moment to read what's on it because the text is so cluttered, there's so much to read, font is pretty very ordinary looking, not much color and stuff like that. Then there's the registration which again looks very stale. Why do I find these pages important, it may not be the first impression the user gets of the site but it something that will stick. Add some ajax features to it maybe?

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Re: Spice up registration page?
« Reply #1, on February 28th, 2012, 01:58 AM »
AJAXing it up rules out users with screen readers and other similar non visual browsers.

Also note that throwing around colour everywhere wouldn't make it any more appealing - no user I know ever reads the agreement no matter what's done to the front page.
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Re: Spice up registration page?
« Reply #2, on February 28th, 2012, 02:01 AM »
Using framesets instead of the two blocks would look much better IMO.
Posted: February 28th, 2012, 01:59 AM

I don't think it needs to be AJAX.
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Re: Spice up registration page?
« Reply #3, on February 28th, 2012, 02:08 AM »
How exactly would you put things in framesets? Not sure what you're thinking of.

I do know that the agreement thing needs to be changed, like made easier to customise (without having to edit any files) and proper supporting of multiple languages etc.

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Re: Spice up registration page?
« Reply #7, on February 28th, 2012, 09:17 AM »
Quote from agent47 on February 28th, 2012, 01:49 AM
So I was wondering with SMF's current registration/agreement page looking extremely unappealing,
text of the agreement can be changed from ACP
page supports the bbc
You can make quite a decent page

I hope to wedge it will also be possible

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Re: Spice up registration page?
« Reply #8, on February 28th, 2012, 09:34 AM »
Yeah, there are no plans to limit the functionality of Wedge in that respect (meaning it will still be possible to use bbcode etc to make the registration agreement) but the method by which it is done needs to change, since I'm not a fan of having it as a file needing to be updated (which means it needs to be writable etc.)

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