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How flexible is this software for experienced web designers?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Andrew, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member


    I am a web designer and I have created many skins/styles for phpbb, vbulletin, wordpress, zen cart, and other software scripts. Here is my Deviant Art profile. I have a social networking site idea that i have been developing a web design for and I need 100% control of all aspects in styling and content placement and structure of content. How flexible is the forum styling?

    I also want to mention that this project is very impressive and I look forward to learning more about this new community software.


    P.S. Keep up the good work!!!
  2. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

  3. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member


    Thank you for the quick response. What I need to know is, how easy is it to skin? You know, using my own custom css for the design of the layout. The style options you showed me are some of the best I've seen on a forum so far.

    So to better answer my question, how easy is it to Skin XenForo vs vBulletin vs PHPBB vs IPB?

    Thank you,

  4. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Not sure what more detail I could give you at the moment, except perhaps a person that has skinned in those other programs, and also in xf, could give input.

    Trouble is, xf only released the first beta less than a week ago, so not sure how many there are.
  5. wii

    wii Active Member

    I think it' much easier to skin than vBulletin 4, that's for sure, I created my own unique design in a few hours. I haven't worked with the other forum you mention for years, so I can't comment on those.
  6. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    XF vs VB3: about equal altho XF has some stuff hardcoded in.
    XF vs VB4: XF is heads and shoulders above VB4
    The rest, not sure as I haven't tried any of those.
  7. wii

    wii Active Member

    vB3 has some hardcoded as well, but not as much as XenForo, I do think that this will change in later versions though.

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