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Do You Like XenForo's Principles And Philosophies?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Brandon_R, Aug 22, 2010.


Do You Like XenForo's Principles And Philosophies?

  1. Yes

  2. No

    0 vote(s)
  1. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Do You Like XenForo's Principles And Philosophies?

    Design Principles - Clean, Simple, Out Of The Way, Hide Stuff Not Everyone Will Use etc
    Programming Principles - idk yet
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  2. jörgk

    jörgk Active Member

    yes. i like it. i think the team here is on a good way.
  3. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Very good way :)
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  4. Sami

    Sami Well-Known Member

    Do I like clean and simple? Weird poll. :)
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  5. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    100% yes I agree.

    Currently the poll is 11 yes, 0 no. Which I find somewhat baffling, when viewing some of the proposed suggestions.

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  6. Poltergeist

    Poltergeist Active Member

    Need a 3rd option: Yes & No. There are parts that I like a lot but there a few things I don't. But that is what template edits are for.
  7. Mitchell

    Mitchell Member

    Would be nicer if it was able to fully merge with Wordpress/Joomla/Drupal which the licenses seem to restrict, but that's purely selfish on my part and with my personal wants aside, yes I am perfectly in agreement with the 'principles and philosophies'.

    EDIT: I only mention those because their "philosophy" is freedom and thus I thought it applied to here. It wasn't a pitch for a feature or anything. It's relevant, I promise.
  8. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I think XF is on the right track and I always loved simplicity (with a comprehensive front - and backend functionality), I use the same principle on our site. One thing: sometimes the principle of making everything simple and clean can go to far. For example the latest layout changes on YouTube made it worse for me. I do not like the fact that almost everything is hidden and you have to hover to see important content. Same thing has happened on Google Images. I think these changes were a mistake and do not help usability.
  9. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

  10. bookmark

    bookmark Well-Known Member

    I totally agree with and give my respect to xenforo's principles and philosophies.:)
  11. ---MAD---

    ---MAD--- Well-Known Member

    Quite a biased place to post this poll ;).
  12. Dismounted

    Dismounted Well-Known Member

    How can you not like that? ;)
  13. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    It is such a complete breath of fresh air. I can come up with a fair amount of suggestions to make the existing functionality a little bit better in some areas, but I could never have created/thought of the existing functionality in the first place and the underlying fundamentals/vision myself like this. 95% of what has been shown to us in this alpha release is just... perfect and soooo well thought out from the enduser perspective. I am really impressed. And to prove to yourself how good and refreshingly innovative this UI is, just take a look now at the current biggest 'competitors' (vB, IPB) out there... I mean... the difference is suddenly sooo huge! I always found vB4's UI/UX very bad on many levels, but since XenForo saw the light... it appears to be even worse then I thought it was... (and I mean this).
  14. Floris

    Floris Guest

    A breath of fresh air it certainly is. It's quite an achievement what they're showing here, and it is obviously going to go places. I enjoy the simplicity behind the complexity of a good system. It's scoring points on all the modern itms such as progressive enhancements, user interface and user experience. To name a few.
  15. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I agree. And if you think about it, even the functions that are seemingly "hidden", are very easily accessed.
    The entire software is quite brilliant, imo.
  16. Shadab

    Shadab Well-Known Member

    So far, theres no reason not to. :)
  17. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    In case of XF that's not necessarily true. A lot of visitors and new members here are just checking out the new software and most of them are (obviously) using other software ATM. You can't really speak of fanboys in such a case, yes everyone is positive about it because they know who's behind all of it, but on the other hand, these people are also known to be very critical if something is not good enough. So I think it is actually pretty representative to a more general group of administrators.
  18. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    The only biased thing i see is Kier voting on this poll :D
  19. iGamer

    iGamer Active Member

    With everything we have seen and been participating here, how can you not agree with this. I mean just look at the work here. It stands out and screams CLASS!
  20. Mr_Bob

    Mr_Bob Well-Known Member

    Very intelligently designed. Although there are a few things that I (hope) will have an on/off mechanism, I'm really stunned at how well designed XF is.

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