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Full Preview of Theme for XenForo

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by holder10, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. holder10

    holder10 Active Member


    I already teased it a bit, but I now wanted to share a full screenshot of my first XenForo theme with you. My main goal with the theme was to be both clear and clean, as the default theme is. But at the same time, I wanted to be more simple, offer more contrast and tried to get away from the standard blue color that's used in XenForo. I think I achieved all that quite well.


    (Please keep in mind that this version is far away from being coded - it's more like a mockup that will end up being coded after XenForo is released.)

    Obviously, if you have any feedback, any suggestion, I would be uber-happy to hear them. After all, I'm creating this theme for you guys. Currently, I am planning to sell the theme (see the link in my signature) for about 50$ - the exact price will depend on XenForo itself. What do you think about that?

    As much isn't known about the styling system yet, it's possible that some of the shown things aren't going to be implemented. Plus, this is still in very early stages, so a few things will probably change till the final version anyway.

    I'll keep you updated as I make more progress with the theme. :)


    PS: I think the full screenshot fits better here, so I created a new thread. I'll ask a mod to close the other thread.

    PPS: The theme currently uses icons from “Project Icons” by Mihaiciuc Bogdan.
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  2. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    Wow, wonderful theme! I like the header.
  3. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Wow, that is really sweet!!! :)
  4. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I like it! LOVE the orange. My only issue is that the background looks more pink than peach. But that could be because it's a screenshot and not
    the actual forum.
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Looks good! I think the forum listings could use a little more color/contrast. Right now they're a bit washed out.

    I like the header - very crisp :cool:

    $50 for a premade skin, that's pretty steep
  6. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Missing some rounded corners but other than that nice :)
  7. Floris

    Floris Guest

    looks like you put some honest time putting it together in css, obviously without changing templates. It's not really my style, but I think a lot of people will like it.

    I don't think I would pay money for this ; sorry.
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  8. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Very Very nice first style... it is good to see that people are thinking of this from such a great angle so far...

    Question is this just a proof of concept or are you actually working with the HTML via say firebug etc??? Just curious...
  9. holder10

    holder10 Active Member


    as I said, the version is "far away from being coded". We don't have much information on the theming system yet - so it's possible that some of the shown things aren't going to be implemented exactly as they are shown. But I am pretty confident that something like this is possible with XenForo. So no, it isn't done yet in CSS-only / Firebug either.

    What would you make pay money for a theme then? How much would you pay at max? Thanks a lot! :)

  10. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    I sure like it much! For my understanding... this is just a graphical mockup is it? Since you don't the XenForo code yet, or how did you create this?
  11. holder10

    holder10 Active Member

    Correct. I tried to make that clearer in the first post now. :)
  12. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    I believe based on the above post it is indeed... I was under the misconception this was done using something like firebug editing the current CSS and HTML mark-up to get this style... I agree it is very nice and different enough from the default style to be good but I expect better to be released :D
  13. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Yes, the thread starter has not customized any XF template or css or stylevar in the back end, it's all just front-end mockup concept "this is what i want" example.
  14. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    It's more of a proof of concept [for me really] showing how we can change parts of the website around pretty easily instead of just changing the color of the website and leaving the layout the same :)
  15. holder10

    holder10 Active Member

    Now that you are saying it… i'll play around with it a bit more, thanks!

    Yeah, I'm normally a "rounded corner guy" as well. I just wanted to go in a bit different, "not so rounded" direction with this one. Next one will have rounded corners though, I promise! ;)

    Thanks, I'll have a look at this.

  16. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Very nice work. Might take some time to code and make it work/look the same in all browsers though :)
  17. Floris

    Floris Guest

    CSS has always allowed this, hence why I've tried so hard for them to respect semantic html and go with xhtml1.1 or html5 and css2/3 for version 4 of vB. but oh well ;)

    Thank Kier/Mike for XenForo! :)

    And the people that decided on cascading style sheets
  18. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    It's very nice, I like it very much.
  19. holder10

    holder10 Active Member

    I wouldn't exactly call it front-end and back-end. It's a real theme (for the front-end of XenForo) that will be released and will look pretty much like this. It can not be coded yet, but it will be as soon as possible. Just so that no one is confused. :)

    Yes, we'll be trying hard to use as much CSS and as less template edits as possible, obviously!

    the thread starter
  20. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    *liked* :)

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