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DiabloPhilia.com - Working on new forum

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by Lykke, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Lykke

    Lykke Well-Known Member

    Hey :)

    Working on a new forum style for our new forum Diablophilia.

    Still working with small tweakings - and I am going to change the logo and use Portal too (and see how the style works with that).

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    You are welcome to visit the (very empty :eek: ) forum here: www.diablophilia.com

    Thank you :)
     

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  2. Garamond

    Garamond Well-Known Member

    One of the better dark styles I have seen so far. I like the way you are using a light background inside the forums. But maybe the contrast is just a little bit too much, perhaps adjusting the light background in the forums to mimic the lighter parts of the warm grey you have in the header pic.

    Just my $0.02 cents :)
     
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  3. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I like the banner, but the pure white on black seems too contrasty for me.
     
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  4. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I don't know if the white fits a Diablo website. I have seen a lot of Diablo websites and they're pretty dark.
     
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  5. Garamond

    Garamond Well-Known Member

    Yeah, most dark forums are dark all over. It's a pain to read them, and I really like this approach - although with a slightly darker forum background (but not all black!).
     
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  6. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    is a bit slow and there are too many long black spaces
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    other than that, a very good start (y)
     
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  7. Lykke

    Lykke Well-Known Member

    Thanks for great feed-back :)

    I have seen (and created) many game sites and overall my own feeling is, they are too dark. I understand the 'darkness' in a Diablo site - but you should still enjoy reading the forum. A lot of white text on black background really annoys my eyes as does colored text on black background. I wanted to create a 'dark' different theme with more 'lightness' - and still having the creepy theme in an elegant way :cautious:

    I changed the white to a slight grey color and the bg is not 'black' anymore. The font is not darker the places where it was light grey before (and hard to read).

    I also changed the color of the breadcrum - it wasn't right before.

    @ kkm323 - I don't understand you say it's slow - it runs very fast here?

    Again, thanks (y)
     
  8. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    It's possible that I was performing an upgrade to 1.1 exactly when he checked :)
     
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  9. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    My favorite Diablo websites are dark - the best color combination is dark, and red. I have seen one website that does this combination and I wish I had a diablo website and a design like that.
    Well, you don't really need a really dark site... But you could have made a dark theme that has some hues that are pleasing for the eyes. Like dark-grey, and a darker-grey. Like GamerBB here. And as I said before, the best Diablo skin has dark-red on it to go along with the dark graphics it had.

    I think it was DiabloFans, hm. Ah, yes it was. Here ya go.
     
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  10. Lykke

    Lykke Well-Known Member

    It is indeed a nice site - just far from my own taste - but I think that it's awesome to see how many different 'versions' of forums can be made of the same theme. I created Diablophilia with the same theme first - black and red - but changed it. Personally I am not trying to create something other's already made with success, but something new. I am not into colored text on a black background btw - it hurts my eyes - but I think the colors there are great for that forum. No doubt.
     
  11. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Just throwing my ideas out there. :)
     
  12. Lykke

    Lykke Well-Known Member

    Ideas are never bad :) Thanks
     
  13. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    I like you styles. nice work.
     
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