This was exactly what I was looking for. Before purchasing Abyss from Theme House, TH Nodes was on the list of things I wished to purchase for further forum customizing. I was very happy to see this was actually included in my theme purchase and could not be happier. Theme House support is fantastic, the nodes look amazing. I love being able to customize the images or colors and pretty much anything. It can be a BIT of a learning curve to someone who isn't well versed in css or coding in general for in depth customizing, but if you just want what's in the "box" so to speak, it really is as easy as one click, install, and off you go.
Nodes look amazing, this add-on changes the look of your site and navigation feels a lot better too. Thanks to images, users can use the images to orient themselves instead of reading every single node title. It gives the forum a very professional look.
Only draback I've found so far is the fact that the images take just a little too much time to load. I've checked other sites using this add-on and the same thing happens there (not only an issue on my site). Even with the images uploaded to the server and even if you don't clean up your caché, it still takes more time to load than the rest of attachments of images in general on your forum. Nothing major, but that's the only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars.
I don't know what the hell is wrong with the people submitting bad reviews.
But man, this is as simply as it can get.
Just install it, touch some stuff here and there, and you have fancy nodes with backgrounds images and more.
I agree with AudiTT as well. I've been spending a lot of time figuring out what to do and how to use the add-on and there aren't very detailed documentation showing how to make changes. For example I only discovered after testing that when I wanted to add a background that it could only be a URL link. I tried adding the XF link and it didn't work.
Also too, when I added the background image, all the description text disappears and the overlay doesn't work too.
So there's a number of bugs and I've sent requests to support without any reply for over 7 days. Very disappointed and I've been paying for a monthly subscription too!
not ready for production. there are several problems that need to be fixed, for example go ahead and check with a mobile device, on my iphone i can see scrollbar at the bottom and it is not a nice thing. another thing is the nodes area is empty for less than a sec when first page loaded. then js kicking in and nodes are being displayed. it is making my site look a bit slow. will watch this, hope you guys improve. Yes, 2 stars only. i will update if you guys fix the problems.
I love that they split this into a add-on so I can use it on any theme not just themehouse I also like the fact that I can easliy customize every theme at once rather than one by one by one. Keep up the good work :)