[UNOFFICIAL] New Sponge homepage

i’ve already created new design of Sponge homepage.
If you want to check it out, please view demo here:

I think you’ll like it :smile:
If you want to get it, please contact with me via e-mail on my forum profile!


I like it, although I think the fuzzy background pic needs to be more “Spongy” to remind people (without needing to read anything) where they are and what project they are looking at.

It’s not so much a new design as a reskin with a webkit transition. Also unlike current site, absolutely no responsive design elements.

Also, not trying to be mean just giving constructive criticism, your header has way to much whitespace at the top and no whitespace under the footer. I personally would suggest evening it out, otherwise it makes the site seem extremely bottom heavy and uneven.

I’ll work on whitespace under footer, and change the image in background.

Adding to what the others have already stated, I think it is a great revamp. After those changes are made you are golden!

If you browse from a mobile devise, it’s a bit broken. I’d be happy to either make suggestions or help build the site.

A temp fix for the background:

html, body {
width: 100%;

I was going to suggest using a meta tag in your html, but the forum strips html out of comments. And I am on mobile so I cannot use any code features… :confused:

Happy coding!

Thanks, if you’ve seen something to fix, tell me :slight_smile:

New changes on demo site!

  • New sponge like background,
  • whitespace under the footer.

I think the images on the site should be optimized, honestly. That background behind the head of the website is really large for websites, and makes the page load suffer quite a bit.

I like the direction of the background, though I still think I could be improved. This image looks quite grainy or noisy in photography terms. Maybe a sponge color with a nice gradient world suit it better. Also the three feature boxes, the open source box is not symmetrical with the other two, I feel that should be key. Something small but did catch my eye was under the Header “a new Minecraft modding API.” the “a” should be capitalized. obviously not something big at all all it just caught my eye. For the footer, if your goal was to keep a light color I would suggest a slightly of white to allow logos such as the creeperhost logo to stand out a bit better. All in all this is a beautiful website well done.

Here is everything:

  • Improve background
  • Align the 3 media boxes
  • Capitalize the A in the subtitle
  • Improve the footer

Here’s a compressed version of the background image. No loss as far as I can tell. It’s about 1/10th the file size now: (From about 28MB to 2MB) It CAN be compressed more (Save For Web via Photoshop), but I set it to 80% quality for jpg

Not really mobilefriendly:

The feature boxes look like they’re clickable, please either make them clickable or fix it.

This is just a reskin or re-imagining of the current website. This is in no way official. Do not mislead people. I have changed the title to note that it isn’t official.

Constructive criticism and reasons why it won’t be used:

  • Not mobile friendly.
  • Non-compressed images take forever to load. (seriously forever)
  • Appears to be an exact copy of the website already in place with a few minor tweaks (even if under the surface it is different).
  • Less information fits on a single page compared to the original, even though it’s all the same information.
  • Mostly white space.
  • Very monotone, either white on black or white on orange.
  • CreeperHost logo text actually isn’t visible against the background. (it isn’t on the original either)
  • Little was improved upon the original. (the transitions were alright, but hardly necessary)

I hate to make it sound so bad. I’m sure you put a bit of time into this. We will have a team working on the website when we get that far; when we know how much and what kind of stuff we need for it. Right now, it isn’t necessary, and any changes are just a waste of time.


Know that, but I need something really fast. I’ll fix that in few minutes.

Good work, Disco. Buy like @DarkArcana said, It won’t be used. :frowning:

Sorry for the title, but I forgot to add “unofficial”.

Thanks for reply. I’ll stop creating this.
Download is here if someone needs to:

Hey man you know the homepage turns me off so much because of one little thing, I think you should make it so that when you scroll down, it should be like a page down and then at the top is the spongy background with all the stuff on it and when u scroll down it takes you to the white area you get me? I cant explain it fully on lol, but i think this feature would be really cool or just have it as one whole page.

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I agree on you.

Frankly terrible. Doesn’t solve any design problems, doesn’t do anything better than the current which was always just a placeholder. Is very, very poorly coded, and is neither responsive nor adaptive.

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It’s nice, but there’s too much white, especially at the bottom.