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Electric Car Forum - Speak EV

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by Trained Monkey, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Hello all.

    I've just launched a new forum (so not much content at all yet) and would love to hear if anyone has any feedback from a point of view of experience XenForo users.


    So far it uses Flatter: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/flatter-1-2-responsive.2019/ with several small modifications and social network authentication: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/social-network-authentication-twitter-google-vk-com.645/

    Oops, almost forgot, also this icon set: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/square-simple-node-icons-speech-bubble.53980/

    I plan to have a photographic header background at some point, but my goal has been to keep it clean and clear.

    Thanks in advance...

    Last edited: Aug 31, 2013
  2. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

  3. To be blunt, because a) I really don't like that style, and b) It represents everything I don't like about car sites and forums. Not the angle I was going for, I know a lot of folk like that type of thing, but it's not for me.
  4. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Well I'm not a big fan of flatter....looks to bland and boring.
  5. Horses for courses, be boring if we all liked the same. :)
  6. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    The first things I would do when I install this on my site would be to replace all those PNG icons with webfont icons such as the node icons, the rss icons, etc. This will provide a much more polished feel to the site.
    You can see how it looks currently on my site
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  7. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

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  8. Po'ki

    Po'ki New Member

    looks good

    I don't think anyone would join his community with a theme like you suggest.
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  9. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

  10. Thanks, I'll look at doing that as I'm a big fan of font-icons and use them extensively in my "work work".

    Also would like to make the main site logo "retina" ready, surprised that isn't baked in XenForo yet, as they're doing great work generally with their technology.
  11. I've recently changed the forum icons to SVG using grunticon and it seems to be working well so will eventually hope to do the same for most other icons too, with a small redesign as well to "tighten up" how they look in comparison to the more simple site style.
  12. Razasharp

    Razasharp Well-Known Member

    Nice, like the crisp clean layout :)

    I will get an electric car one day too!
  13. davs

    davs Member

    What format is good for a header? Mine looks fuzzy...I tried svg but image won't display

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