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My first XenForo Theme

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by PhilMei, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. PhilMei

    PhilMei Member

    Hey Guys! :)

    I just bought my XF License on thursday and started developing my first theme today! :)
    It's not 100% finished yet...because i have to get to know XF better first!

    I know that many of you won't like this kind of style, but i would still like to hear what you think of it! :)

    MyXen - XenForo Themes.png

    LIVE: http://myxen24.com
    Methodical, JVCode, yavuz and 6 others like this.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Excellent work!

    Looks great.
  3. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    Very nice, congrat (y)
  4. PhilMei

    PhilMei Member

    Thank you! :)
  5. stargazerr

    stargazerr Member

    PhilMei, you avatar is looking like kriesi.
  6. PhilMei

    PhilMei Member


    Sorry, i don't know who or what you mean...i made this avatar on faceyourmanga.com! :)
  7. stargazerr

    stargazerr Member

    Oh, maybe he did it there too ;). Sorry :)
  8. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    Nice work on the background and style. But it did take a little too long to load that background image initially, with it being 113.43 kB large. You should look at trying to optimize the file size down further using a different image format such as PNG for example, rather than JPG.

    Not trying to be critical, just that you have to take image loading times into account. They can make or break a forum.
  9. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Goodness that background image is amazing :)

    Well done!
  10. PhilMei

    PhilMei Member

    Thank you so much, i never thought that so many would like it! :love:

    @mrGTB, yes you are definitely right! I have already reduced the file size from something around 500kb down to 112kb...I still try to reduce it more! But I don't want to lose too much details because of the low quality! :( Anyway thanks a lot for your comment, i really appreciate your comment! :)
  11. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I downloaded your background image and tried to reduce it down. I guessed you'd already done so after not coming up with any good results less than that file size.
  12. DaKat

    DaKat Well-Known Member

    Very nice!
  13. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    Monster theme PhilMei, good job :D
  14. PhilMei

    PhilMei Member

    Thanks! (y)

    It's live now! (for now only in german, english area coming next week!)
    Puuhhh...that was a lot of work, but it's so fun to work with XF!
    And the community here seems so great and helpful, much more than the german one (WBB etc)! :)

    Thank you!
  15. MordyT

    MordyT Active Member

    Thats very cool the way the login box doesn't push the forum down. Can you share how you did that?
  16. PhilMei

    PhilMei Member

    Of course, it's pretty easy! :)

    #loginBar {
    position: absolute !important;
    top: 0;
    Adding this code to your EXTRA.css should do it! ;)
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  17. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    Love how your logo falls over on hover! (y)

    It's great to see some very creative people take to developing XF skins.
    PhilMei likes this.
  18. ToDie4

    ToDie4 Well-Known Member

    I was just going through newer deviations on DA looking for some more people to link up here and came across a very very cool looking Skin, to my sheer delight it turned out to be a XenForo Style, check this site out http://myxen.de/, some very amazing things coming for XenForo or what! :)
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  19. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    The background header image is very nice. As well as the side image which really turns what would an average style to a visually appealing looking style. I personally would have been more adventurous with the forum status icons (forum-read/forum-unread.png) icons but otherwise an excellent looking forum.
  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I've merged the latest thread with the original one.

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