TAZ - the new look

djbaxter

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I'm sorry if this sounds rude, but what on earth are you talking about? We only have one (1) color, it's just blue. :didi:
Nope. Earlier in this thread, The Sandman pointed out that there is now a new yellow version. That is what he's talking about.
 

Alex.

The Ancient Dragon
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Nope. Earlier in this thread, The Sandman pointed out that there is now a new yellow version. That is what he's talking about.
I just noticed that. So that's what he meant by "Don't count it out just yet. ;)". Thanks.
 

Cr4ig

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I like the new look but the exception is the blue bar above posts.

Other than that good work. :)
 

PerfectSQL

Server Admin
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I like the new look, although it's always hard to adjust when you are used to seeing a site look one way for a long time.
 

Alex.

The Ancient Dragon
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I've actually recommended the owner of ForumSkin.com to a few people recently. He does some really stunning work. :)
 

cpvr

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I've actually recommended the owner of ForumSkin.com to a few people recently. He does some really stunning work. :)
Excellent. Do you know how much his designs go for? [If this isn't the right place to ask, I'm sorry]
 

Kevin

Oooh, something shiny!
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Excellent. Do you know how much his designs go for? [If this isn't the right place to ask, I'm sorry]
Since each job is custom it varies based upon what the customer is looking for. The best thing would be to contact Nicholas with a good description of the type of design you're going for so that he can work with you on the project.

I can say, though, that I've had the pleasure of working with Nicholas in the past as well and he is also my #1 recommendation for when people are seeking custom styles to give their site a signature look.
 

PoetJC

⚧ Jacquii: Kween of Hearts ⚧
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"An exclusive design by: ForumSkin.com" - Basically, yeah. :tup:
EXCLUSIVE is definitely the correct term
The style is 1 or a kind = sleek and represents TAZ wonderfully.

Jacquii.
 

Jacob_

Dream in Code
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absolutely beautiful.
I didn't actually expect it, lol, so i joined and was shocked.
But I really like the skin, was it a bitch to carry all your modifications? Oh, and all the buttons and everything look really good.
 

Aitch

The Mix (formerly YouthNet)
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Really cool - now all you need is some shiney new, cooler smilies to suit the new look. The old ones are just a bit naff surely? :jiggy::tisk::wave::bs::idea::hopeless::lildevil:

Argggghhhhhhhhhhh!

:(
 

Cadet

Hitler loved his banjo
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i like the colour scheme and the header.

But there is something that makes it look like like a kids website. As in you get 15/16 year olds uploading a futuristic type theme thinking ti will be good for an webmaster forum. I think it needs making a little simpler and a little less tacky i think is the ord im looking for.
But i dont think it is too far deom being a very nice theme.
Thank you. This is kinda what I mean.
 

PoetJC

⚧ Jacquii: Kween of Hearts ⚧
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Meh... Perhaps people need to re-realize their joy of naivete.

It's a bit astounding to me to read the "negative" commentary about the new TAZ style. Of course we all have our opinions (including me - but mine is 100% correct :p) --- It's not easy for everyone to simply agree with my assessment that the new style has personified awesomeness LOL --- Anyway... The praise far outweighs the negativity so... EXCELLENT JOB TAZ Admins!

Jacquii.
 

The Sandman

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There's always an element of resistance to change with something like this, so you can't be surprised at a bit of negative commentary. The response, both here in this thread and behind the scenes, has been overwhelmingly positive. I'm sure that over time, as everyone gets accustomed to the new style, everyone will be happy. :)

In the meantime, I've been working with Nicholas and Glenda from ForumSkin.com as well as Logician (TAZ's Technical Admin) to further tweak our new look - for example:
  • The postbit has been reworked to relocate the brightly colored band to the top of each post instead of having it in the middle.
  • The Useful Links and General Navigation Links in the footer have undergone a color change.
  • The background gradient behind the Sponsor Banners has been smoothed out.
  • The Home Page, Articles & Resources Page, and Featured Forums Page have all been updated to match the feel of the new style.
This is just a sampling of the many subtle changes that have been made. :)
 

Outumuro

TAZXbar Publisher
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The new tweaks look good. I like the "brightly colored band to the top of each post instead of having it in the middle" most.
 
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Though the colors seem cold the feel I get is really warm due to the fact that the members here are very helpful and the community itself is unique. Good design and layout, great work!
 
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