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New design sneak peek

Discussion in 'Resource Discussions [Archive]' started by John, Jan 30, 2011.

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  1. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Hello all! I have a new design that's far enough along to give you all a sneak peek of the working version (the navigation area has yet to be styled and will be quite different than the standard layout). PeachyKeen should be ready soon however on the flip side, I am putting a lot of extra effort into little details that hopefully will enhance the fun of using XF...which means that it's taking a little longer than originally planned (hopefully it will be worth it lol).

    Look forward to and appreciate all feedback :)


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  2. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Looks great John :), love the creativity involved can't wait for the release. My one critique on the design would be to push the entire design up, a bit much space between the Peachy Keen logo and the top user bar. Great job though.
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  3. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Another excellent design John.

    I do have to agree with Russ about the space, but otherwise I do like the layout and you know I love the bright, cheery colors.
  4. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    Very successful, very homogeneous, many like John.
  5. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Love the colours, not so keen on the big chunky Angled vB style graphics top and bottom, but the colour combination is really fresh and lovely :)
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  6. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I agree with kim on this. The colours are refreshing and coming to the same opinion I feel the angled imagery located in the header & footer throw things off a little.

    Nice work john, looking forward seeing this style in the flesh. [​IMG]

    ps. Any chance we can get a sneak peek at the postbit areas?
  7. Junior

    Junior Well-Known Member

    Looks great, what do you plan to do in the header space?
  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the kind words and feedback so far everyone! I agree the space in the header is a bit much, I'll be working on that ;) On the angled imagery, it does look out of place somewhat now but I have plans for those area's that aren't coded into the preview yet that will make it more visually appealing and make more design sense once you see it.

    @Shelley, the postbit area's aren't far enough along to give a preview of yet. I am experimenting with some graphics in place of text for functions in the postbit...here is a shot of that:

    Screen shot 2011-01-30 at 10.23.26 AM.png

    @Junior, here is a view of what the navigation will look like in the header:

    Screen shot 2011-01-30 at 10.23.10 AM.png
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  9. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Those screenies are looking really nice. Can't wait to see this style. Excellent work john, as always. (y)
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  10. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    I've been waiting for this for a while :)
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  11. maidos

    maidos Active Member

    do you have any plan to release this to the public, heck i would even buy that skin
  12. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    that is a nice style.. I really like it.. Although i tend to agree with most of the constructive criticism.. This would rock on one of my forums..
  13. TNCclubman

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    very nice layout for banners.
  14. RastaLulz

    RastaLulz Well-Known Member

    It's nice to see that someone is actually working on a professional design, instead of a lame recolor with a few image changes. Of course there are a few (somewhat) professional designs already, but the majority are not. I look forward to seeing the final product.
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  15. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Yes, this will be released on my site as a paid offering ;) Just as an FYI, the little 'nook' in the footer image will also be a banner space for smaller banners such as 88 x 31. The banner area's will be coded so that they are easily managed by the admin.
  16. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    Who had the idea first? [​IMG]

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  17. kilcher

    kilcher Active Member

    Yeah, that looks real nice. :)
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  18. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

  19. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I did it on my own site when the FB & Twitter buttons were added to the main page. I think the guys here realized those buttons needed to be framed in the secondaryContent just recently ;)
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  20. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Exactly I made the suggestion to add a container which was initially refused and then added but before it was added here I created my own social block which I think many people did also.
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