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MyDaddyCool - a forum for dads

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by Hoolio, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Hoolio

    Hoolio Active Member

    www.mydaddycool.com

    We have been working hard on the responsive design...

    If you are a dad - please join and post!
     
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  2. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    WTF? o_O Thats not even XenForo. Is that vbulletin 2 or something?

    Nvm, that is XenForo. Nice customizing. But why would you want it to look like vBulletin?
     
  3. Hoolio

    Hoolio Active Member

    hehe.. Nope!

    I have a 10 year old VB forum to migrate this winter and wanted it not to be a shock for the members. So I made this forum to look er.. similar..
     
  4. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Yeah I just realized that it is XenForo. Read my first post again.
     
  5. Hoolio

    Hoolio Active Member

    Ah I hear ya, and answered why
     
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    If I was a member at your forum, regardless of how long I'd been there and what software I'd used before, if you told me we'd be getting a brand new forum software... that WOULD be a shock.

    I'd strongly urge you not to go with that style. Your members will adjust themselves to the changes. They don't need to be kept in 1999.
     
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  7. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Well said. :D
     
  8. Hoolio

    Hoolio Active Member

    We can update the look of it a bit later. Its on the todo list.
     
  9. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Being a dad, great concept for a forum though :)
     
  10. Hoolio

    Hoolio Active Member

    Thanks - promotion is about to begin. Its gone live minus a few add ons that need a tweak.. Will add them soon.
     
  11. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Wow. I can appreciate the work you did with this style (infact, this retro style of vbulletin I did always like). :D Nice job. (y)
     
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  12. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    Its Daddy Cool! Two thumbs up for effort :)


     
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  13. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    Is this a startup forum though? You are doing very well if so! :)
     
  14. Hoolio

    Hoolio Active Member

    its 3 and a half days old. Thanks!:cool:
     
  15. rellek

    rellek Well-Known Member

    I actually like that style. But I would chance the font to Verdana or Tahoma in threads too.
     
  16. Hoolio

    Hoolio Active Member

    Ah! - its was supposed to be Verdana ..! let me change it.. Thanks
     
  17. Hornstar

    Hornstar Well-Known Member

    I'm a dad to 2 boys. A 2 year old and a new born last month.

    I think first impression for a guy to join this site is important. And my first impression wasn't that great sorry. It could have been the colour purple that didn't appeal with me or could have been the responsive style that you're using or the changes you made. I didn't like it. I prefer the xenforo default responsive.

    Also when changing from portrait to landscape in responsive on the iPhone 5 on your site. It only zoomed in and this made it harder to use the style.

    Now I can see you have done a big job in a few days with posting lots of content. However there are a heap of sections. IMO too many sections. For a super busy site that can be okay. However what will happen on yours is a whole heap of empty threads with little discussion. I'd personally halve that many sections initially by condensing them.

    Overall the style and way too many sections turned me off and I closed the page.
     
  18. TLMD

    TLMD Active Member

    Wow, I am really impressed! With only a short glimpse it actually looks like an old vB forum. :D Although I prefer modern looking sites, this is done very well!

    How long did it take you to get to that look?
     
  19. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    This is a nice clean style. I'll admit I was a little confused at first but not so much at the style at first, but at the logo. Was trying to figure out where the L came from. :LOL:
     
  20. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

    Oh lord. What did you do to that Xenforo :eek:

    I congratulate you for your creativity....but honestly I cringed when I saw it. I wouldn't join a forum that looks that outdated. :unsure:
     

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