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[PROPOSAL] - All-New Nxt.org Website
« on: November 20, 2014, 09:34:51 pm »

Hello community,

soon Nxt will be 1 year old. Many things happened, many things didn't happen. One thing which happened thanks to Bitventurer was, that we got the domain Nxt.org. As far as I know he paid over $10k for it. Money well spent!

Nxt then progressed thanks to ideenfrische with a corporate design. They coded a nice website, but unfortunately it was not well perceived. Apparently the "bounce rate" was pretty high. So QBTC took over and created a new site for us. She did a good job and in the name of the Nxt Organization, I want to thank her for her hard work. :)

We talked with various people and we came to the conclusion, that it is now time for a new Nxt.org. Nxt is not pulling new users in, the result is a vanishing market cap. The Nxt Organization wants to change that. The first step is a professional website, which content is maintained and updated. QBTC said it multiple times, that she does the current Nxt.org site voluntary. And we thank her for the hours and hours of work she put into it. We as an inofficial organization, as a collective which wants to make Nxt better, can work on the site constantly!

So we did the first step and created an all-new Nxt.org. With a fresher, more modern and sleeker look. It is by no means a perfect website yet, we are always open for criticism. You all can make the site better.

Before we show you the new site we want to point a few things out, which we (specifically I) don't like on the current site:

- Loading times. The site is pretty slow, due to its massive use of javascript and plugins.
- No information on the first glance available. The first visit on the site will give you a huge picture of people with blurry faces. You get no information at all.
- Big areas of nothing but images. For example above and below the "What is NXT?" video on the front page are huge areas covered with some pictures. The same with the footer.
- Donation address on the footer. Bitventurers goal was to make the page NON-monetizing. But currently there is a donation address on the website. Understandable because its maintained voluntary, but we seriously can't have this.
- Updates and content. Right now people have no incentive to visit Nxt.org. There is nearly no content. Nothing for developers, nothing for businesses and nothing for the average user.
- Responsive design. Using the current website on mobile devices is frustrating.

If I read through these points they sound pretty harsh. I don't mean it that way and hope you understand that the Nxt Organization just wants to make the whole Nxt ecosystem better. :)


So back to our proposal. The new Nxt.org!

It has the following sitemap:
- Home
- Get Started
-- Step 1
-- Step 2
-- Step 3
-- Step 4
-- Step 5
-- Step 6
- The Ecosystem
-- History
-- FAQ
-- Glossary
-- Proof-of-Stake
-- Alias System
-- Private Messaging
-- Asset Exchange
-- Marketplace
-- Voting
-- Monetary System
-- Upcoming Features
- Businesses
-- Resources
-- Our Partners
-- Nxt Foundation
-- Nxt Organization
- Developers
-- Development Activities
-- Source Code
-- Whitepaper
-- Contact to Developers
- Community
-- Forum
-- Subreddit
-- News Magazine
-- Wiki
-- BitcoinThread
-- IRC


We want to reach 3 user bases. The business men, the developers and the average user. rudeboi, a member of the NxtOrganization, has several nice ideas. You can read about them here and we are willing to help and implement it. Generally we are open for feedback.

Please note that there may be bugs or mistakes on the website right now. Please look through it and contact us if you find anything. There will probably be many grammar mistakes, as my english is not that good. We are planning to hire some screenwriter to check everything and maybe re-write the texts from day to day.

I also took a few information from NXTinfo.org (great site!) and the current Nxt.org. I hope that it's okay, as we are an open source community. If not then I will change it and write the texts myself. :)

We don't plan to have our own news section, as there is nxter.org. Maybe we can work something out that their news appear on Nxt.org.

We want to switch to the new site BEFORE the first birthday of Nxt. I hope that we can get an accurate vote until then.

And now the moment everyone waited for, the temporary domain is: www.NxtGo.org


Thank you very much!
PS: I put MANY hours already into the site and I hope for a positive outcome. :)
« Last Edit: November 20, 2014, 10:21:52 pm by Berzerk »
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Re: [PROPOSAL] - All-New Nxt.org Website
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 09:53:36 pm »

UPDATE 1:

ThomasVeil is also working on really nice graphics which will make the site even more user friendly.
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Re: [PROPOSAL] - All-New Nxt.org Website
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2014, 09:56:31 pm »

Really refreshing. I think its good for beginner and advanced users.
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Re: [PROPOSAL] - All-New Nxt.org Website
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2014, 10:18:20 pm »

Thanks Berzerk, I think it's a great initiative, I posted an idea about having a "BTC Users" section on our site where we list all the ways BTC can be converted/used with Nxt, not on exchanges, but services like SecureAE, MGWBTC, etc... https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/price-speculation/msg132565/#msg132565

Furthermore, I posted about how I think a BTC - Nxt Wallet conversion service on our main page could be a game changer: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/price-speculation/msg132589/#msg132589
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2014, 10:32:57 pm »

Thanks Berzerk, I think it's a great initiative, I posted an idea about having a "BTC Users" section on our site where we list all the ways BTC can be converted/used with Nxt, not on exchanges, but services like SecureAE, MGWBTC, etc... https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/price-speculation/msg132565/#msg132565

Furthermore, I posted about how I think a BTC - Nxt Wallet conversion service on our main page could be a game changer: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/price-speculation/msg132589/#msg132589

If you want we can have a deeper conversation about your idea on skype. Just write me your name via PM. I already had something like these things in my head, especially the second one. Vericoin had it and in my (with two friends) newly created Bitcoin regulars' table in Aachen is a Vericoin guy. :)

@all, I worked again the whole day on the site and different NxtOrganization topics. I'm tired, I will check this thread out tomorrow morning again. See you.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2014, 10:43:37 pm »

did you have a word with QBTC before proposing this?

and i really dislike that dark blue nxt uses (#002E43). doesn't work for me.

e: site looks nice and clean
« Last Edit: November 20, 2014, 10:53:10 pm by sadface »
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2014, 11:57:58 pm »

Happy to be a part of the NxtOrganization. :)

I'm working on a few improvement ideas at the moment, and will keep people updated.

I really like the overall design of the site.

Berserk first thing I think you probably need to do is have a talk with QBTC, as can't tell from your post if that has taken place yet.

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Re: [PROPOSAL] - All-New Nxt.org Website
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2014, 01:07:47 am »

did you have a word with QBTC before proposing this?

Berserk first thing I think you probably need to do is have a talk with QBTC, as can't tell from your post if that has taken place yet

This is the first that I've known about this new site.  Its been a great experience working with this community for almost a year and one thing I know for sure is we are all committed to Nxt! It's your turn Berzerk — Best success to you!
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Re: [PROPOSAL] - All-New Nxt.org Website
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2014, 01:23:05 am »

looks good!

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Re: [PROPOSAL] - All-New Nxt.org Website
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2014, 01:30:23 am »

My first impression is that the current nxt.org looks much better than this new proposal.

The rest I didn't check.
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2014, 02:31:27 am »

Site looks really good. Keep it simple. 
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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2014, 02:36:50 am »

The walking people with their faces blurred out was always weird.
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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2014, 02:43:33 am »

I like it that the download is placed on the landing page, thats why people are mostly coming to the website.

Yes, I think mentioning more websites in the Nxt space and guiding through the news is very importing, keep that up!

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« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2014, 04:26:20 am »

I think it's a a good start. While you are still working on graphics, I do think we are missing some magic or just a little more than simple style, that could reflect Nxt.

If you see Nxt as an awesome platform, one of the best innovation and future revolution, it would be nice to have a hint somewhere. The only UI I've seen so far which relates accordingly would be nxttechnologytree.com. maybe having a miniature of this or just part of the style as a background could work.

The only other thing that seems not attractive to me is the text format, I prefer the one of stellar.org for example. Just some thought, but good job on getting a nice legwork there.

PS: after looking couple more times, my first recommendation would be to use all width at least for the first section, and not having a picture on the side (either on top or under the welcome paragraph). Reason is that the landing page seems diminished or just like a regular navigation page because of the size restriction of the first block, until we scroll down.
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« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2014, 02:31:56 pm »

did you have a word with QBTC before proposing this?

and i really dislike that dark blue nxt uses (#002E43). doesn't work for me.

e: site looks nice and clean

The last time there were too many fights about this topic, so I thought first do the website and see the communities opinion on this. In the end all of this is the communities decision. ;)

Well, it is the blue color the corporate design suggests. Very little playroom here if we want a final standard look.


Happy to be a part of the NxtOrganization. :)

I'm working on a few improvement ideas at the moment, and will keep people updated.

I really like the overall design of the site.

Berserk first thing I think you probably need to do is have a talk with QBTC, as can't tell from your post if that has taken place yet.

Happy to have you on board. Let us hear the ideas you have. :)


did you have a word with QBTC before proposing this?

Berserk first thing I think you probably need to do is have a talk with QBTC, as can't tell from your post if that has taken place yet

This is the first that I've known about this new site.  Its been a great experience working with this community for almost a year and one thing I know for sure is we are all committed to Nxt! It's your turn Berzerk — Best success to you!

Thank you very much!


I think it's a a good start. While you are still working on graphics, I do think we are missing some magic or just a little more than simple style, that could reflect Nxt.

If you see Nxt as an awesome platform, one of the best innovation and future revolution, it would be nice to have a hint somewhere. The only UI I've seen so far which relates accordingly would be nxttechnologytree.com. maybe having a miniature of this or just part of the style as a background could work.

The only other thing that seems not attractive to me is the text format, I prefer the one of stellar.org for example. Just some thought, but good job on getting a nice legwork there.

PS: after looking couple more times, my first recommendation would be to use all width at least for the first section, and not having a picture on the side (either on top or under the welcome paragraph). Reason is that the landing page seems diminished or just like a regular navigation page because of the size restriction of the first block, until we scroll down.

Yes the graphics should be finished soon. We also said in our internal discussions that some magic is missing, but we couldn't find out what exactly is missing. E.g. the background of the nxttechnologytree (which looks super cool for the tree website) would directly make the nxt.org website looking unprofessional as this background image really doesn't work with official professional sites.

I don't know what exactly you mean with "text format", but when you are talking about the full width its possible but shouldn't be done. People can't concentrate to read texts on such wide websites. That's why books are all in an upright format. Pictures let the website look more welcome and beginner friendly. :)
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Re: [PROPOSAL] - All-New Nxt.org Website
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2014, 04:07:12 pm »

Thanks Berzerk, I think it's a great initiative, I posted an idea about having a "BTC Users" section on our site where we list all the ways BTC can be converted/used with Nxt, not on exchanges, but services like SecureAE, MGWBTC, etc... https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/price-speculation/msg132565/#msg132565

Furthermore, I posted about how I think a BTC - Nxt Wallet conversion service on our main page could be a game changer: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/price-speculation/msg132589/#msg132589

If you want we can have a deeper conversation about your idea on skype. Just write me your name via PM. I already had something like these things in my head, especially the second one. Vericoin had it and in my (with two friends) newly created Bitcoin regulars' table in Aachen is a Vericoin guy. :)

@all, I worked again the whole day on the site and different NxtOrganization topics. I'm tired, I will check this thread out tomorrow morning again. See you.

That's great, I really think it could be a game changer, obviously it will take a lot of effort but would be worth it.  In regards to the BTC section on the website, we need to address certain misconceptions, talk about Nxt advantages for our features, perhaps cite Kushti's new papers on POS, etc...  It's much better to take the approach of "Here is what Nxt does well" rather than "Nxt is better than BTC" that mentality deters people from joining.
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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2014, 04:35:20 pm »

Just saw it mentioned in another thread: The green aspect should be emphasized more.
I think it's a good point. It's also a "feature" people will grasp easier than for example the "functionality" one.

Like the redesign... but you know that already :) It's just important that it stays up to date.
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« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2014, 04:38:26 pm »

Just saw it mentioned in another thread: The green aspect should be emphasized more.
I think it's a good point. It's also a "feature" people will grasp easier than for example the "functionality" one.

Like the redesign... but you know that already :) It's just important that it stays up to date.

Very nice idea. Where could we describe the "green aspect of Nxt" on the new website? As a sub page of "The Ecosystem" or should we make a new row at the front page? (Or both?)
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« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2014, 06:32:57 pm »

Just saw it mentioned in another thread: The green aspect should be emphasized more.
I think it's a good point. It's also a "feature" people will grasp easier than for example the "functionality" one.

Like the redesign... but you know that already :) It's just important that it stays up to date.

Very nice idea. Where could we describe the "green aspect of Nxt" on the new website? As a sub page of "The Ecosystem" or should we make a new row at the front page? (Or both?)

At this point, I don't think the "Green" aspect is that important.  No one is going to buy Nxt out of good conscious, because it's environmentally friendly.  Furthermore, why target miners, everyone knows Bitcoin mining is a waste of energy, but forging Nxt is a waste of time unless you have 1Mil plus.  It's silly to say, "We are Green".  So what.  I would rather see a break down and focus on why forging is better than mining.  You buy Nxt, that is your mining power, that allows you to earn Nxt without buying an expensive "rig" that loses value instantly and paying for power consumption.  Plus, your Nxt increases in value.  A simple illustration can show people the value and ease of forging compared to the corporate game of mining.
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« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2014, 12:48:41 pm »

We changed the DNS settings, it may take up to 24h to propagate it. But normally its done much faster. :)

If you encounter any mistakes e-mail me to: max@nxtorganization.org.


Thank you. :)
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