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Critiques please - Fix It Wizkid

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by TazDevilLooney, Jul 27, 2011.


Fix It Wizkid - Style Rating

  1. 5 : Excellent

    17 vote(s)
  2. 4 : Great

    30 vote(s)
  3. 3 : Average

    17 vote(s)
  4. 2 : Poor

    2 vote(s)
  5. 1 : I Don't Like it!

    3 vote(s)
  1. TazDevilLooney

    TazDevilLooney Active Member

    This skin is a complete custom design which took months of hard work. Is the site welcoming enough? Would anything make you think twice before signing up? Are we missing anything which people would find a must? I would love to here your feedback. (y)

    Rob Fritz, Shelley, sylwester and 3 others like this.
  2. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

  3. TazDevilLooney

    TazDevilLooney Active Member

    Thank you Laztrix, call me Taz :D
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  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Very nicely customized.
    One of the best xenforo sites out there !
    Who did the great graphics ?
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  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    How does the homepage work ? ie. How do you pull the 4 "articles" (first post of the thread) to display them on the Home Page ?
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  6. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    OH I like this ALOT. Colorful without going overboard. I wasn't too sure about the gray, but it kind of grew on me, I guess. The breadbcrumb is smaller and unobtrusive - nice change.

    LOVE the postbit, except that the usertitle font is a bit difficult to read.

    The one complaint I have is the forum status icons - too large. If you resize those, then I think you have a winner.
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  7. TazDevilLooney

    TazDevilLooney Active Member

    I purchased the graphic from http://graphicriver.net/ and added them to the green and blue background.

    It's the [8wayRun.Com] XenPorta (Portal) with standard code just the styling has been changed.



    The "Gadgets" forum is selected because no posts can be made in that forum. The only way to add a thread to the portal is by using the promote button.

    Was you referring to these 2 items Peggy?

    Are you referring to the <Administrator> sign?


    I could do with a bit more info on this Peggy. Is there too much padding top and bottom? The icons are just too big?

    Thanks for the feedback people and keep it coming.
  8. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    I love the the keyword cloud xD I place my mouse and it keeps rotating, it really looks cool :D
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  9. TazDevilLooney

    TazDevilLooney Active Member

  10. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Yep those are the ones. The Administrator/member/etc user title - the font is difficult to read, at least for me.

    As for the forum status icons, the image itself is too large, imo. But that's only my opinion. I don't like large images because I feel that they detract from the content.
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  11. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Looking good - I can't actually find anything I don't like about it. Another good example of how far away you can get from "stock" XenForo. Well done!
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  12. sylwester

    sylwester Member

    i love it!
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  13. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    Fantastic looking site - well done Taz (y)
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  14. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I'm liking the header (logo) especially the login tab, very unique and imaginative I have to say. However, the greys used for #content .pageContent I feel makes the colour theme look bland against the other colours. Also, the forum status icons I feel after looking at the creative header could have been a little more creative than an e-mail icon. In short, I feel using some other colours and swaying from the greys and adding some little creative touches and you'll have one hell of a style on your hands.

    Overall Very nice work but with a few minor creative touches will, could be an outstanding style. (y)
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  15. TazDevilLooney

    TazDevilLooney Active Member

    I do agree with the user titles, this will be quite a challenge as there animated gif's. That's why i have kinda ignored them but i'll give it my best shot.

    The forum icons i'll resize to see how things look. I really appreciate the feedback Peggy :D
  16. TazDevilLooney

    TazDevilLooney Active Member

    I'm open for suggestions :D

    This was a difficult call for me. Do people prefer a single set of graphics on all the forums or a different graphics for every forum. Different graphics would add more colour...

    It is relatively easy to change the boxes header and footer graphics as there all linked together though out the forum. The problem is i'm also lacking inspiration on this part.

    Thanks Shelley (y)
  17. TazDevilLooney

    TazDevilLooney Active Member

    Come across these.


    Graphic, 44 x 44

    Yea or Naa?
  18. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I think the standard forum icon structure new and old posts can work sufficiently well and still add the colour you need that individual status icons can do it's a matter of how creative you want to be as well as using the appropriate design and good colour usage to compliment the style. Personally I would persevere with the standard icon structure first than the individual icons for each forum. If that fails it certainly won't hurt trying the alternative.

    Another suggestion to add some colour is possibly go for a nice icon image to replace the prefix "latest" that resides in the last post area. I seen this on another style (and it was something I was going to do months ago) but never got around to doing it. This adds imo a nice visual and at the same time saves a little space to. But honestly, the changes you need to make I feel are just minor, small changes which I think will transform the style.

    Before I forget, your rank icon, I noticed your using an animated icons with a blinking underscore. I'd probably go for something static as this can be viewed often being in the postbit and could annoy people and create an unnecessary focus point with it blinking. Your content should be the focus point imo but again you've done a good job.

    PS I had this post pasted in clipboard due to the server migration so it may be old since you changed your icons, They are better, more colurful but I would serch for something more subtle but that is just my preference. :)
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  19. ShadyX

    ShadyX Well-Known Member

    The forum is great, I have been keeping my eye on it for some time and looks to me the best dressed xenforo board I have ever seen. Really, I havent seen a forum with a better theme than this yet. :)

    One thing though, the X button on the member card looks really rough.
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  20. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    As for the forum icons, I think you should use an existing image on your site. This is very quick and very dirty...just to give you an idea.

    taz_on.png taz_off.png
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