I am finally going to make the investment to redesign BZ and I wanted all your feedback. Please take a look at some of the links below and see what you think. All of the links are just design cues, like we could take this feature from this design and that feature from over there. If you have any links or any suggestions it would be much appreciated. Thank you.
To summarize the primary pages we wish to redesign are (in order of importance):
1) Topic page - https://www.bellazon.com/main/topic/41694-taylor-hill/page/509/
2) Image landing page - https://www.bellazon.com/images/image.php?id=7234803&tid=41694
3) Main Page/Index Pages - https://www.bellazon.com/main/ and https://www.bellazon.com/main/forum/46-female-fashion-models/
All other pages are secondary and not very important at this point.
Here are some of the designs that I favorited on Dribble:
I think that this way to show images (+5 part) could work well, that way instead of having a ton of pictures in a row it would be more compact. For example if you look at this post in mobile you have to scroll down for a long time to get to the next post. Also depending on how we display the images if you click the +5 (carrousel?) we could maybe add some ads in between some of the pictures.
Category Idea (Female Fashion Models, Female Musicians, Victoria Secret Fashion Show, SI Swimsuit, etc...)
Topic Listing for say Fashion Models or any other thread that has images associated with the threads
So this is just a random thought I had. It could make an interesting for the first page of any topic. So instead of landing straight into the forum if you clicked on Taylor Hill we could have a page like that where it would list her age/measurements/agency what not and then maybe something like "most popular pictures" / "most recent pictures" and if you click them it takes you straight to the post where they are contained. That way a person arriving could jump straight into a popular thread without having to scroll through 509 pages (20 posts each) of Taylor Hill for example. Could also have "people who viewed this thread also liked"... anyways just random thoughts.
Thread view idea, not sure if this would work, but maybe as you scroll through the posts if it has images the images show up on the top of your viewport and you can go through the carousel? Not sure if its a good navigation though...
Achievement/Badges for members/ Profile Pages - Low Priority
I don't have strong feelings about any one particular design, I just think design cues from some of these could work. Let me know what you think or if you have any ideas. Thank you.