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Rapture gaming is an active and friendly community with well minded gamers a like. We are a community of mature gamers looking to have fun on Squad. We host weekly game nights for our different battalions that are within the community. You will never have to play alone since we have members worldwide and on all times of day and night. Our Mission: We are a new community put together and built for the purpose of our member’s enjoyment. We focus on member maturity and respect towards each member. We Have members with different perspectives, backgrounds, races, and religions. Our Environment: We provide a cheat free, stable, and fun community gaming experience to all rG members and public guests. We promote teamwork, community, and the betterment of all members. We are a community and everyone is welcome as long as they can be respectful to the games we play and the gamers we share our environment with. We have a newly opened PC battalion which we are trying to grow. Requirements: working headset 17 or older good and positive attitude towards fellow members and players. Ability to check our forums AT-LEAST once every 14 days Why Join? World Wide Community Multi-Game & Multi-Platform Community Active Discord Server (PC users) Active Website (400+ users between Xbox and PC) Mature Members (Friend/Family safe) Plus many more reasons! Register Here; https://rapturegamingcommunity.net/forum.php?referrerid=5729 Once signed up head on over to Join a Battalion tab and fill out our app Skynet for PC and then over to join a usergroup and submit for rG Skynet. Join a battalion; https://rapturegamingcommunity.net/application-forms.php?appid=2 Join a user group; https://rapturegamingcommunity.net/profile.php?do=editusergroups Please don't hesitate to contact me on discord if you have any questions; Arkose#3371 Happy gaming!!
Hello, First of all, Alpha 10 is great! Awesome work from the Squad dev team. Enjoying it a lot. I have made a redesign of the joinsquad.com website. I am a frontend developer by profession and recently started getting into visual/graphic design. This is only an exercise for me to learn more about layout, graphic design and information design. I have only redone the start-page of joinsquad.com but I wanted to get some constructive feedback already since I feel that is the best way to grow learn and proceed with the exercise. FYI. The exploration of visual identity is also something that is new ground for me. So I am trying to align it with that direction Squad already have. But still I'm exploring different options here as well. Desktop layout. https://i.imgur.com/x47uXQx.png Smartphone portrait layout. https://i.imgur.com/ivm2FS2.png So anyone feel free to comment and let me know what you think. I will probably not reply on un-constructive feedback. I also have an idea for a online tool for the community. But I will probably create another thread for that. FYI. Credits to the Icon designer Vincent Le Moign. (http://www.webalys.com) (found them on Smashing Magazine freebie section https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2017/05/free-geometric-ui-icons-ego/) Thanks for reading/viewing!
I only spent a half hour on this so it's a tad shitty but the content swap is what I'm pointing out :) All good marketing starts at home! Before I start I'll say that I hate carousels with a passion. IMO they are an utter waste of space and should be put on the new training range and shot! Every client I've had wants one and I have to wait until I get reports to show them how ineffective it is. That's reason #1 I spent a minute on this. The other is that I love this game and I want more noobs to shoot! Reference: (I used Ajax's wonderful wallpaper for the background image even if it is a little too BFish) Key suggestions (and with all due respect): State who you are and give relevant links up front. This is for the new guys, conversions and for SEObs. -- Right now that carousel is wasting valuable real estate with new visitors just seeing a single linked header with nameless buttons; albeit on top of beautiful images. -- I'd try to add "multiplayer", "game", and maybe "tactics" in the introduction. (I've made this one swap on a few websites who needed it and dropped bounce rates by over 20%) Ensure good contrast on as much as you can -- right now I can barely read the description and it seems boring with the gray images, faded background, black text and bland bold text. Have a section below [with] the most recent official news updates update; as is, but I'd ditch the carousel entirely. (there was supposed to be a link to "more news" there as a standard link. -- There are a numerous articles out there about how ~80-90% of visitors never make it past the first carousel slide and I've seen the similar stats. You can probably poll people on the forums to get a quick answer. Below that you can grid up the two newest press related news items or something more fulfilling than a news list. The display shown is for widescreen desktop; anything over ~1620x550px. Header steps back up top for smaller screens and to mobile at <681px -- I've tried this sidebar on a few websites now, with minor design variations, and visitors have responded well to it. Also, counter to client's concerns, the empty space wasn't even noticed. (also helps that it solves a bunch of issues for myself with media) Add a media page (which I also forgot to place in nav) I'd also give just as much effort on the other support pages. Namely the "What is Squad?" page. I'd break those down into rows opposed to columns, similar to the front page layout, and give some more updated detail of where it's going, with some eye candy imagery of course. -- Maybe bring over some of those accent graphics used on the kickstarter campaign to make a visual flow from topic to topic. -- I'd also ditch the "The battlefield of Squad" part as an intro -- you guys are kicking ass and shouldn't be likened to BF in any way! Just my 2¢... but really... that will be $500 for consulting :blink: