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Admin Addict now on xenForo

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by AWS, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. AWS

    AWS Well-Known Member

    I was waiting for the release of 1.2 to do this and today was the day. I have converted Admin Addict from IPB 3.3 to xenForo.

    The whole process took about 2 hours. I still have a few things to do, but, for the most part it is done. The style is default style with some color changes and a few edits to extra.css.

    You can check it out at http://www.adminaddict.net
     
  2. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Not really liking blue themed styles as a rule and i can't say I am fond of this theme too much either, since it's almost all blue everywhere. I'm sure once you've ironed out any issues and you familiarise yourself with XF you'll be either looking for a new theme or creating one?

    Any reason why you moved to xenforo since the last time i read your postings you were really happy with IPB. what changed?
     
  3. AWS

    AWS Well-Known Member

    I was and still am happy with IPB. I felt xenforo was a better option.

    The blue style is almost an exact copy of the original AA. It was much easier to duplicate than the IPB style.
     
  4. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I'm sure the style was different with remnants of dark blue to the older layout. It's your choice of course, but I do feel the style does need more work though. I remember designing Ranks for nick when he owned AA if you require the PSD for those ranks let me know and you can have them (wasn't sure whether you lost them or decided not to use them anymore) but thought I'd ask.
    adminaddict_ranks.png
     
  5. AWS

    AWS Well-Known Member

    I remember you doing them. I can't find the original zip that Nick sent to me when I bought the site so I lost those rank icons until now that is.

    Thanks Shelley.
     
  6. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Seems to run a bit faster on XenForo, hope to see the site pick up steam again. Not a fan of the style though - which has been said already, so I won't go on about it :). The style was the one thing I really did like about AA on IPB.

    Gotta ask though.. what made you convert to XenForo.... you made so many anti-posts about it, I distinctly recall quite a few where you stated you'd never use XenForo :D
     
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  7. AWS

    AWS Well-Known Member

    Yes I was critical. I also ate my share of crow when all was said and done. Through it all I never disliked the software. In fact I converted one of my sites very early on and bought a copy the first day it went on sale.

    Why did I convert? I like the software and have been slowly converting my sites to it. AA was always going to be converted to it at some point. I decided to wait until the features I needed were added. This happened with 1.2 so the time was right.
     
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  8. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    No problem Bob. If you pc me an e-mail address I'll send the psd to you. (just tidying the psd up as we speak).
     
  9. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Sounds fair enough to me :) Nothing wrong with changing your mind (y)
     
  10. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    The color of the site reminds me of toothpaste.

    I liked the theme you had up before you moved to Xenforo.
     
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  11. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I think the style looks good, Bob, well done.
     
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  12. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I seen what you did there.

    @John - I still think there is room for improvements to the style though.
     
  13. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I didn't say that, I said I think it looks good...which I do. Every style can always use improvements. As long as it suits Bob's needs, I think it looks fine as is.
     
  14. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    o_O Okay John your a more experienced styler than me so you know best.
     
  15. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Good grief Shelley, I just made a simple statement that I liked it and thought it looked good. :confused:
     
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  16. AWS

    AWS Well-Known Member

    Thanks John. I am always tinkering with the styles on my sites. Seems I just can't get them perfect. I will say the only styles I never had to tinker with were the ones I bought from you.
     
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  17. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Blimey John. What's up with you today? so did I, Make a statement like I've always done and thought the style needed improvement (if Aws is happy with it then that is what matters as you said) but I've critiqued like I've always done a hundred times but for some reason you just jumped on my post. I'm just trying to offer improvements (like sending the psds to the original ranks).

    @AWS - I was genuinely trying to help (if I can) but I'll bail out of the thread seems like I'm treading on toes.
     
  18. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    This thread needs more pigeons!

    Looking good so far, maybe just a tad darker blue. Nice to see someone that was so anti-xF 6 months ago finally saw the light on the other side of the tunnel to give it a chance after all.
     
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  19. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Pigeons make everything better. :D

    FWIW, I think there's just a bit too much blue on the style - maybe change the forum names to a different colour.. just to break it up :)
     
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  20. AWS

    AWS Well-Known Member

    I appreciate the help Shelley.

    I was going to change the forum name color I just had forgot about it. I did get the category title changed. I still have some tweaking to do. It will never be done, but, for right now it works.
     
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