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Development site - Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Thom Tyler, May 25, 2013.

  1. Thom Tyler

    Thom Tyler Well-Known Member

    Guys,

    A quick sneak peak at a Development site I am working on, before it goes back to password-protected. Just after some opinions on the colours, appearence etc. There's no content at the moment, it's just getting a feel for the design. It's of course, a Customised version on Russ' Core Theme.

    ***SITE IS UNDER PASSWORD-PROTECTION - BACK SOON****

    Only leaving it open for an hour or so for opinions, and registration is locked as it is only a development forum.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Honestly proud to call that one of our styles, you did an amazing job with the customizations :D.

    Glad you got the portal worked out too!
     
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  3. Thom Tyler

    Thom Tyler Well-Known Member

    Thanks Russ - I had to Use 2 Versions of RecentNews in the end, as it seems it wasn't possible to do what I wanted. Still working on the finer details.

    That is an extremely nice Compliment from the theme designer himself! :)
     
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  4. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Looks great! What news block are you using? Xenporta or BDWidget?
     
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  5. Thom Tyler

    Thom Tyler Well-Known Member

    I'm using XenPorta, but custom CSS and Code to get them looking like that. Still got more to do on them.
     
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  6. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    That's why I prefer Xenporta over Wordpress integration.
     
  7. Thom Tyler

    Thom Tyler Well-Known Member

    Each is good at their own area - Sadly, WP's Buddypress sucks for forums and XenPorta is a limited Portal. In an ideal world, Xenforo will do what vBulletin couldn't - a decent CMS.

    This is just a tied over whilst our site is properly developed and I fund it. At 10k, it's not cheap! But I'm hoping to keep the xF forum intergration with a bespoke bridge.
     
  8. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Wow!! That looks stunning!
     
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  9. Thom Tyler

    Thom Tyler Well-Known Member

    Thank you, that's very kind. If you could improve it - what would you do?
     
  10. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Showcase
     
  11. Thom Tyler

    Thom Tyler Well-Known Member

    Sorry DRE - What do you mean? The site isn't live yet - it's just a "I'm havin' a smoke and a beer - let's see what people think" - Sometimes, when you look at something after a while, you become less able to see what needs to be improved.
     
  12. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure he means the addon showcase:

    http://addons.nfljunkies.com/
     
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  13. Thom Tyler

    Thom Tyler Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys - I'm looking for advice on what can be improved rather than looking for a pat on the back! If you've any feedback, good, bad or damn right awful - fire away. I'll be locking it back up in 20 mins!

    Cheers,
     
  14. Thom Tyler

    Thom Tyler Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the comments all - Site is now going back under protection.
     
  15. intradox

    intradox Well-Known Member

    Aw now you have me wondering what the design was since Russ did it. :eek: Posting here so i can receive updates once it goes back online. :D
     
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