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Style Decide my next style!

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by Forsaken, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I've just recently finished up two of my styles (Imperial & xenBook) and am now waiting on last minute feedback/bug reports and need to decide which of my styles I'll start next.

    Here is the original discussion on Xenique (Which is where I prefer the discussion take place if possible, but here is fine as well).

    For the last two, I am also asking for people to decide/figure out a name for them. If you have any ideas, feel free to share them here.

    I'll also accept requests for other styles/concepts, though they're less likely to be done (At least before these ones).

    I'm leaving out the poll as it'll be easier to figure out which style gets the most votes from just the one poll and any users who haven't voted on Xenique.

    I'll also take feedback on the styles posted.
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  2. ankurs

    ankurs Well-Known Member

  3. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    The Minimalism style would fit that; Other than containing individual nodes, messages and possibly threads, everything will be designed as minimal as possible.

    It'll also use the left border (colored differently) to tell you when something is read or unread.
  4. ankurs

    ankurs Well-Known Member

    not really it still looks xf theme, with bits removed

    a more plain/text/less design , is what would make it a minimilistic theme

    i also like vanilla concept, more content centric; design occupies least space and gives content a priority
  5. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Which is essentially what a minimalistic XenForo style would be...

    Minimalism is made up of the following principles:

    1. Whitespace, to make the design look cleaner and emphasis dominant elements (node list in the Minimalism style)
    2. Removal of unnecessary elements, again this is to emphasize the important elements of the design, the node list and the navigation on the preview.
    3. Alignment or flow, this is to help users interact with the site, as well as digest information.
    4. Color, which is used to emphasize important areas that you wish the user to focus on (the left border of the node listing).
    5. Emphasizing key elements, basically all of the above, but the key focus of minimalistic design.
    6. Repetition, which reinforces the overall style. Re-use of shapes (node list and navigation dropdowns)
    I don't think you'll be finding many designers who are willing to make styles that don't look like XenForo due to the amount of work that it takes to do, as well as the time it takes to maintain.
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