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eXophase.com Forums

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by x3sphere, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. x3sphere

    x3sphere Active Member

    So, I've just finished converting my gaming community at http://forums.exophase.com/ to XenForo. We were running vBulletin previously. The style has been completely revamped as well.

    Any feedback is appreciated. There's still a few kinks we need to work out but overall, the transition has been very smooth. Kudos to Kier and co for this excellent software :)
  2. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    I think it looks clean and fantastic. I wouldn't change anything. Great job!
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  3. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Nicely done - if it wasn't for the Sign Up button on the home page it would be hard to tell it's even Xenforo at a superficial glance - which is a compliment to your skinning.
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  4. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    I totally agree. I felt the same way upon arrival. :)
  5. dojo

    dojo Active Member

    My only problem is that the layout is liquid, which means it spans forever for a wide monitor, such as mine is. Otherwise it's really clean, elegant and pretty. Very good job with it ;)
  6. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    It also means it fits better in mobile devices.
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  7. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    How so? Only a style optimized for mobile devices will look better. Otherwise you will have to zoom out/in to read the text.
  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Fluid styles are a better choice for mobile than a fixed width style do to the lack of real estate. Yes, they're not optimized for mobile, but limiting real estate more with a fixed width is even worse.

    Seeing as their is no native mobile style for XenForo, the point is moot as you have to zoom in and out anyways. At least with fluid it is slightly legible.

    If I have the time, I'm going to look at doing a responsive style for XenForo, but by default XenForo built for desktops and laptops.
  9. Hackfall

    Hackfall Member

    So in order for it to look half decent in mobile it has to look only half decent on the (current) majority. All of the functionality to choose a style is built into Xenforo. How hard would it be to have this automatically set the style based on device type browsing?
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    This will go off topic, so if you want you can PM me.
  11. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    The skin is gorgeous. Congratulations. As stated by others, the signup button is the only quick indicator that the board is XF.

    In terms of performance, the board snapped with each click.
  12. x3sphere

    x3sphere Active Member

    Thanks for the feedback everyone.

    I've had a bit of time to play around with the XenForo plugin system, wrote a script to automatically display a user's last played game based on their PSN and Xbox Live ID. Can see it in action here: http://forums.exophase.com/threads/...n-xbox-live-game-on-forums.24894/#post-222586

    Really amazed at how flexible XF is, compared to vB it's way easier to work with under the hood.
    Steve F likes this.
  13. Matthew2D

    Matthew2D Well-Known Member

    The site looks great! Nice work! (y)

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