This took a lot longer to figure out than I hoped, but here's the idea: http://chooseyourstory.com/newlist
Sorting drop-downs are just ugly placeholders, but you get the idea.
Medals for featured games, right?
I really, really like it. Needs a "has been played" somewhere, right? (Assuming it has this, I'm just not logged on to see it)
I'm liking the way ratings are displayed! Everything looks great except for having the pencil as length - having a modern (version of the) instrument like that doesn't fit in with the rest of the layout - it looks out of place. Maybe replace it with a quill, or just a regular bar or a number?
If you wish to keep the pencil there, definitely remove the "Length: x/x" text from the pencil as it looks really squashed.
I love how the skin's actually interactive :P
Great design. BTW I just learned that you could post pictures in your storygame discription. (Could you always do that or did I just not notice it?)
Didn't notice, Necromancer & OMS have a picture in their description and so does that one about a roman soldier who's name eludes me.
I love how it's mostly Endmaster story's that new people get thrown at when they enter the site.
Looking good! And personally I like the pencils. If anything, I'd suggest toning down the background... it seems a little 'busy' as-is.
I'd like to see three things
1) I'd like to see the pencils made larger in the y direction so that there's more room for the text on them. Not much larger just a little.
2) I'd like to see a larger space between the right side of the pencil and the featured game award.
3) I'd like to see The text on the pencil more clearly, which would be facilitated by point 1.
I definitely think that the text is integral since there are no markings on the pencil to show exactly how long it is.
Looks great! Instead of cramming the length inside the pencil, you could just do a clean overlay in a slightly larger font, always centered regardless of pencil length.
This is a good idea - definitely agree with this.
I like that too.
There was something "off" about the pencil, but I couldn't quite identify it --- but October nailed it: having a modern (version of the) instrument like that doesn't fit in with the rest of the layout.
I guess the visual length indicator isn't as helpful as I thought it would be, so perhaps instead of using a variable length, I could have it have like a little icon ( perhaps), and the text "Length 7 (of 8)". Or maybe a bunch of hourglasses (like the stars).
I'll keep playing around it with it.
can't see co-authors
I think hollowed out and outlined stars would work better as opposed to the current faded ones (for empty stars).
Pencil looks weird for length, but others have pointed that out already.
Tags seem really big.
I like the addition of # of ratings, and the ability to filter out games you have already played.