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Old 03-25-2007, 07:39 PM
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Default phpbb style vs smf style
Hey, i currently use phpbb and have just converted to smf and i need some advice regarding the comparison of the stykes.

PHPBB2
http://www.baby-bubble.info/babybubble or click here

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http://www.baby-bubble.info/forum or click here

Basicaly, the smf theme is alot darker than the one i have on phpbb. Both header images are the same except for the background colours and the text glow on smf.

What are your first impressions of each theme??
Which theme looks better. ie: looks better, more appealing.

Please dont base judgements on the forum software used.

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Old 03-25-2007, 08:37 PM
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First impression? The SMF style was more attractive to me. I liked the bolder color as opposed to the subtlety of the phpbb skin.
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:51 PM
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The SMF is too BOLD, a bit to in your face and many will find it too bright. The SUBTLENESS of the phpBB skin was much nicer and genre specific. Maybe if the site were about a game about Teenage Mutant Crime Fighting Girls(TMCFG) the SMF skin would be appropriate, but it's not. Also the SMF page is HUGE and clunky in comparison.
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:57 PM
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Maybe if the site were about a game about Teenage Mutant Crime Fighting Girls(TMCFG)
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The first skin is more useable. One reason is the second skin has this gradient: http://baby-bubble.info/forum/Themes...rose/catbg.gif it's so light at the top that the white text on it can be hard to read at times.
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I agree with Sarah, the first is better although I'd really like to see the font just a little darker, little hard to read on the white background. The second skin is harsh on the eyes with that gradient, couldn't look at it for very long.
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:32 PM
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ty very much for the info, very appreciated and excellent comments.

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// edit // ok the link wont work now, ive decided against smf.. even though i do like the profile control panel.. something which wont be available in phpbb until version 3 is released.

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