Unmaintained Elegance 2.0.5

No permission to buy ($29.00)
Compatible XF 1.x versions
1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
Visible branding
Yes, but removable with payment
This is a responsive XenForo style with CSS3 gradients and shadows.

There are two versions of Elegance style: Elegance 1 and Elegance 2. You do not need to choose which one to purchase - by purchasing ether of them you get access to both versions and all their color variations.

Why two versions?

After creating Elegance 1 I have created new framework that had a lot of useful features, such as compact nodes list, custom node sprites. Several customers asked to add those features to Elegance 1. It was easier to build new style on my framework that looks similar to Elegance 1 than adding those features to old style, so I have created Elegance 2.

Both versions are maintained and supported.


Elegance 1:

Elegance 2:

Style is fully responsive. Style is designed with support for high definition displays, such as Apple Retina display. Other styles look pixelated on new generation of monitors, this style looks sharp.

Both Elegance 1 and Elegance 2 have multiple color variations:

Live Demo:

Elegance 1:
Elegance 2:

Style has configurable post layout. You can show poster's profile on left or right side and you can separate poster's profile from post.

Style has built-in support for most popular add-ons:
  • XenForo Resource Manager
  • XenForo Media Gallery
  • xenPorta and xenPorta 2 Pro
  • User Albums
  • Showcase
  • Article Management System (AMS)
  • sonnb's Xen Gallery
  • CTA Featuread Threads & Portal
and many other add-ons.

Some features (both versions):
  • Ability to set different logos for high definition and normal displays
  • Ability to set custom logo for mobile devices
  • Configurable fixed or fluid layout (simply set width to @pageWidth property)
  • Floating "to top" and "to bottom" navigation on bottom right corner. Compatible with iOS7. Can be disabled or customized in style properties.
  • On mobile devices sidebar can be toggled.
  • Login uses overlay window instead of appearing above header. It can be disabled in style properties.
  • All overlay windows use light background matching the rest of forum.

More features (version 1):
  • Customizable header: header can have dark background (default), light background (see my support forum). Navigation can have 1 or 2 rows, you can swap navigation blocks order, center or left align logo, etc.
  • Unique CSS3 breadcrumbs that use gradients with fallback for old IE.

Artodia Styles Framework

Everything below apply only for Elegance 2.

Elegance 2 is built on Artodia Styles Framework that has over 700 custom style properties. It comes with optional add-on. Add-on adds new features to style properties in admin panel, making customization easier.

Below is a list of main framework features.

Static/sticky navigation

Navigation stays on top of screen when you scroll down.

Compact nodes list, custom node glyphs/sprites

Features shown on sample above:
  • Compact nodes: nodes can be split into columns. You can select which categories to apply it to.
  • Custom category glyphs. You can assign any Font Awesome or Glyph Icons glyph for each forum category.
  • Custom node glyphs. You can assign any Font Awesome or Glyph Icons glyph for any node. You can also set custom glyph colors for read/unread node states. (see nodes in first category on sample above)
  • Custom node sprites. You can set custom node sprite image for any node. (see nodes in second category on sample above)
Screenshot of 4 admin panel pages (combined in one image) shown on sample above:

Clicking "Show Nodes" button will bring up list of nodes. Clicking glyph input will show list of available glyphs with search option.

Message layout options

There are several message layout options, including horizontal profile layout. You can also control size of avatar in posts.

Navigation layouts

Style has 3 layouts for navigation. Each navigation has FontAwesome or Glyph Icons glyph, that you can customize in style properties.


There are several layouts for breadcrumbs, each one can be customized:

Other features

  • Fixed/fluid layout
  • Collapsible categories
  • Collapsible sidebar
  • Compact threads (similar to compact nodes shown above)
  • Custom thread icons. You can assign special icon for any thread
  • Typography: easy to change fonts for entire forum
  • Floating up/down navigation in bottom right corner
  • Widgets block for footer (requires basic HTML knowledge to configure)
First release
Last update
5.00 star(s) 16 ratings

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Latest reviews

Arty has been very helpful and I'm sure I've been very annoying. The themes are great & the support is too.
Just want to say Thanks again Arty for your great work.

Today I updated to newest version that you released today in your site. and I saw a great fix that I always was looking for :)

Great style, perfect updates, awesome developer, and a happy customer here ;)
Great theme, framework and designer. Fab support. Really nice improvement on the original Elegance. One feature that seems lacking though is no vector editor icons, which can be found in lots of other themes. Would love an update that includes that, as it would make it look so much better on high dpi screens.
Really nice style + A Perfect framework.

I always say, Support is more attractive than the work itself for me, and Arty perfectly supports (That is why I changed the style of my XF, which was my favorite style).

Tons of features in new way, make it as easy as possible to reach what we need to customize the appearance.

Thanks Arty for your great work, and perfect support. Wish you the best.
The best Style Author.
Great design. Arty helps a lot for everything.
Professional , Clear , Modern :)
This is an awesome style with lots of great configuration options and great support by the developer.
Best Support ever! I just switched from Elegance 1 to Elegance 2 style and my members love it. The framework addon by Arty makes it absolutely easy to customise this style :) Keep up the good work.
A great theme! I love the fact that it's the best theme to work with in regards to loading the quickest - under 600 KB page size for index alone. Frequent updates and great support too!
The best Style Author!
Always listen what his costumers request.
I didn't experience this with some other Premium Theme authors.
Very well pleased with Arty.
Best support Ever!
and the most author that update premium style very quick! Thank you for your awesome themes Artodia!
Zero regrets I change into your premium style.
Keep up the good work!
Excited to see Elegance 100% based on FontAwesome :)