Feedback on forum style/theme!

Chris

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That pink with black really doesn't suit a forum and is giving me a headache. It looks good - but it's just not great colour wise.
 

PoetJC

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I'm not much a fan either unfortunately :(
The fuchsia color is so bright against the dark background - it seems a bit overpowering imo. Also - the niche is gaming. Fuchsia doesn't at all scream "Gaming forum" to me either. Simply put Keosan - your forum does not look like a gaming forum. It's also rather bland - there's no personality - no branding. I'd work on theme's color scheme, the logo (left-align it if it's so small btw) and the branding concept. The idea is to transform the theme a bit, giving it more a gaming identity, perhaps making your node icons something relevant to gamers as opposed to the notepad design.

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The fuschia color is darkened a bit - it's more eggplant and not so bright. If you don't want to change the fuschia color - you should likely lighten the dark background color so that there's a bit more contrast and not so hard on the eyes. IDK if the color scheme above will work for you - but the hex code is #7c4475 if you're interested.

With a few tweaks - you can make that your Xenfocus theme quite nice.
HTH,

J.
 

Keosan

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Hey everyone thanks for all the replies. PoetJC thanks for the advice. I've actually been debating on doing this myself or asking you(paying you) to help me out :p I'll go over and see what i can do such as changing the theme ect
 

PoetJC

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Hey everyone thanks for all the replies. PoetJC thanks for the advice. I've actually been debating on doing this myself or asking you(paying you) to help me out :p I'll go over and see what i can do such as changing the theme ect
You're quite welcome. And I wasn't fishing for clients LOL - but I'd be thrilled to help you out with your current theme. Or create one from scratch OR modify any other premade theme for you. PM me if interested ;)

J.
 

Keosan

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You're quite welcome. And I wasn't fishing for clients LOL - but I'd be thrilled to help you out with your current theme. Or create one from scratch OR modify any other premade theme for you. PM me if interested ;)

J.
That sounds great! I'll wait till i get 10 posts to pm you :p
 

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Keosan

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It's definitely an improvement. I'm kinda surprised you lightened the content areas. Are you using a different theme entirely?
At anyrate - I got your PM btw - just haven't had time to answer it - but will do so soon ;)

J.
I'm using the same theme! Just using an ACTUAL color palette this time lol. I could try to darken the content areas and play around with it and see what works :) Yeah no worries! I totally understand :)
 
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Chris

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Looks good now, genuinely quite impressive. Love the colour scheme.

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Logo is really bad quality for some reason on nodes, not sure why.
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Larger main logo
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Use larger sized logos for retina displays
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Keosan

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Looks good now, genuinely quite impressive. Love the colour scheme.

.navTabs .navTab.selected a.navLink, .navTabs ul.visitorTabs > li.navTab.selected a.navLink
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Logo is really bad quality for some reason on nodes, not sure why.
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Larger main logo
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Use larger sized logos for retina displays
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I noticed that as well. I'd have to say it was because i made it in paint.net and its not a vector image. I'll have to remake it into a vector so it won't be so bad quality. I'll up the logo size as well :) Theres other issues as well such as the "new posts or recent posts tab" which is grey and transparent. I have no clue how to change the color of that.... Thanks for the feedback it means alot!

Vectorized the node icons
https://gyazo.com/fda51a12b2efdb6c5db301eaf831a2d3
 
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Chris

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I'd have to say it was because i made it in paint.net and its not a vector image. I'll have to remake it into a vector so it won't be so bad quality.
I also have logos about 3 times the size I'll use them, lol.


Theres other issues as well such as the "new posts or recent posts tab" which is grey and transparent. I have no clue how to change the color of that.... Thanks for the feedback it means alot!
Can you draw in paint what you mean and I'll send you a hacky extra.css fix?
 

Keosan

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I also have logos about 3 times the size I'll use them, lol.



Can you draw in paint what you mean and I'll send you a hacky extra.css fix?
How do you get them to fit? If i put a logo bigger then the image height for the header it doesn't show a centered big logo it. Ill show a picture of it in a bit and sure!

I'm talking about these two. It gets its background from a backgroundblur image but i don't see it when i go into the ftp :/
https://gyazo.com/9c4dcaeb397b692f1f92e5fd575ae726
https://gyazo.com/ea609af2decbfc92fc80989d6f6c2760
 

Chris

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How do you get them to fit? If i put a logo bigger then the image height for the header it doesn't show a centered big logo it. Ill show a picture of it in a bit and sure!

I'm talking about these two. It gets its background from a backgroundblur image but i don't see it when i go into the ftp :/
https://gyazo.com/9c4dcaeb397b692f1f92e5fd575ae726
https://gyazo.com/ea609af2decbfc92fc80989d6f6c2760
<img src="http://imageurl" height="100px">

Will resize it. You can do it w/ css too :)
 

Keosan

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Looks good now, genuinely quite impressive. Love the colour scheme.

.navTabs .navTab.selected a.navLink, .navTabs ul.visitorTabs > li.navTab.selected a.navLink
View attachment 37530

Logo is really bad quality for some reason on nodes, not sure why.
View attachment 37531

Larger main logo
View attachment 37532

Use larger sized logos for retina displays
View attachment 37533
Hey! I just realized i have no clue what you're referring to when you're talking about NavTabs!! I updated the node logos and i can now scale the size of the main logo as much as i want!
 

Keosan

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Its been a while but i was recently inspired by some forum banners so i tried my hand at it and i tried to make a logo!
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