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Style Community Theme - Should I do it?

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by Kim, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    I have had this concept kicking around my HDD for a number of years now, trying to decide if I should go ahead and create it as a free theme for XF.

    So the question is... would you use it?

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  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I can't see the image, Kim, sorry :(

    I don't think you allow guests to view attachments at your site.
    Kim likes this.
  3. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Ohhh lol sorry Chris, will upload it here - uploaded now :)
  4. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    not sure what you have on your HDD, but.......... yes (y)
  5. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Check the first post now :)
  6. meSingh

    meSingh Active Member

    Hey Kim, It sounds really great that you want to contribute something to xenforo community for free but in my opinion this does not seems like any good. This can be a good design a few years ago maybe when you maid it, but at this time this seems like a very old concept that i would not like to use at all.

    These are just my views and its upto you if you take it or pass it. :)
  7. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I think any theme your thinking of doing it will get the "hell yeah, just do it". The theme may be one of your old designs but you can easily make minor touches, introduce css where need to give it an up-to-date feel if you feel it's dated. TBH, and just my opinion, but judging from the screenshot I don't see anything dated in the design so I would go with... will like to see more of this as it evolves kim. I'm sure like your other styles, it'll be top notch quality and many users will flock to use it. :)
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  8. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    yes, do it :)

    do everything!
    Shelley likes this.
  9. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    OK, I'm curious... from the image that was posted, what, in your view, makes it outdated?
    Shelley likes this.
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    It is an old concept. It's something she had lying around and was willing to give to the community for free.
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  11. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I'm really sorry - I forgot to reply to this :oops:

    Kim, I think you should go for this.

    Like Shelley said, you can gauge as you're going along what needs to be done to modernise it (if indeed it needs modifying) so yeah, could be a great style.
  12. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    You know, the simpler a theme is, the harder it is to pull off. I had begun this after posting above, and it is not an easy design to do at all. I have run into a number of problems that are going to take some coding around, and some real creativity to overcome, sometimes when this happens, it is a challenge to me and I will really go for it just to overcome that and prove I can do it.

    But... Given the lack of interest in the theme, that some perceive it as dated, and that it is going to be a lot of work to do when I don't have a lot of time, and do have a lot of other work/assignments college work etc.

    I probably won't bother, thanks to those who responded, your feedback has helped to make the decision much easier.



    Sorry for the fuzzy Work In Progress screenshot, it has been borked by the XF.com size limits.
  13. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I thought the theme looked great (from what I seen) not dated at all. Shame that your not following up with it now.
  14. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Thanks Shelley.

    If I can be arsed I might do it down the line, just to prove to myself I can do something so simple.

    Right now I am a bit grumpy to be doing anything for an unappreciative audience. I have had a lot of requests for free stuff lately, gets a bit draining... I KNOW you know what I mean, you get 100x more requests for free stuff than I do ;)
  15. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Let me know if you want help figuring something out :p.

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