|Lenna wrote: "the download side of things is more complex"|
Hi Lenna! I remember when I was new to clker... I was a bit confused at first too... but after you get used to it... I hope that you will find (like I did!) that it is one of the most efficiently laid-out sites, as far as downloading.
In fact, I rarely use any other site nowadays.
It may be slightly confusing at first... but it is very simple and easy to use once you understand the system.
To Mohamed Ibrahim:
The main thing which confused me when I first became a user here, was how the PNG HI, SVG, etc... look like plain text... it took me a long time to realize that they are indeed icons. I bet that I clicked the little "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" pictures hundreds of times at first, thinking they were the download icons (because they were directly above the PNG HI / SVG text).
Is it possible that you can keep the plain text icons but perhaps make their backgrounds colored somehow (maybe a very plain simple light-colored background for each filetype button?) so that the icons could still be very small filesize and not take up much space... but they would look more like they were clickable... and they would then look separate from the brightly colored thumbs up/thumbs down icons too maybe.
I am asking this because I think it would eliminate a lot of new user confusion. But it would not result in mucking up the layout of the site, which I believe is very good.