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List of larger forums with just color / EXTRA.CSS changes

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Marcus, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Marcus

    Marcus Well-Known Member

    A great idea to keep update hassles down to a minimum is to not change the style at all. Currently I know one forum of this kind:

    forums.digitalpoint.com

    Do you know more forums that rely 100% on stock style and only add/change it by template from addons?
     
  2. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

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  3. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    All eight of mine are stock XF with colour/logo changes to give them their own identity; with CycleChat being the biggest amongst them @ 2.5M posts.

    Having struggled (or had to pay) to upgrade fully customised themes with other forum software, as well as having them broken by core updates, I decided that with XF I would limit the changes to CSS styling and very minor template changes so as to minimise the impact as the software evolved (minimal add-ons too for similar reasons). (y)
     
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  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Mine's not big but it's just SP changes and EXTRA.css additions.

    With 1.2 though, issues are much less reduced due to the template merging and template modification features.
     
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  5. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    I use stock style. It helps a lot when you upgrade your forum.

    My forum

    Well it's not a big forum anyway.
     
  6. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

  7. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

  8. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    It's a known bug though that I've reported, and it was fixed in 1.2.
     
  9. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    Strange. One of my forum member are using Mac but he don't have any problem about that.
     
  10. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    It's more of a browser issue.
     
  11. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    Disabled it... for a while. :)
     
  12. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Are you aware that your advert breaks the layout on an ipad? The top advert is too wide and overlays the sidebar, blocking the sign up button.
     
  13. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Yeah, something I plan to address in 1.2 with Adsense responsive ad code. (y)
     
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  14. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    A lot of what's done in EXTRA.CSS can easily be done in Style Properties. Get to learn the Style Properties system very well you won't regret it. Most of my site's only changes is in Style Properties and Extra.css (which mostly just covers the customization of other addons).
     

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