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New skin (W.I.P.)

Discussion in 'Resource Discussions [Archive]' started by John, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Hello all! Looking for some feedback on a new design. I know it's hard to give proper feedback from static images but this one's not quite ready for prime time. Still a ways to go with things, particularly the navbar. I've also experimented with mixing things up a bit. I think they work but look forward to what others think :)

    Screen shot 2011-04-25 at 9.08.03 PM.png

    Screen shot 2011-04-25 at 9.08.58 PM.png
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  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Oh I really like this! The only thing I am not crazy about is the red background in the topics and comments area, I don't like that color there at all.

    However, so far, I am loving the rest of it.
  3. Jose Amaral Mota

    Jose Amaral Mota Active Member

    The name? Is that code name W.I.P for iXen...

    That forum seems it wants to form a family tree...

    Orange and gray? You need a wife / girlfriend that will show you what colours goes together.

    Red? I need to tune my monitor....
  4. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Thats pretty insulting to say, seeing as he's a professional designer.

    You might notice the blue, that does go together with orange, just saying.
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  5. John

    John Well-Known Member

    W.I.P. = work in progress ;)

    I happen to like the colors but thanks for the input.
  6. Jose Amaral Mota

    Jose Amaral Mota Active Member

    How peachy of you :LOL:...

    Candy/parlor stripes are another flavor I would not of chosen... Will see what you come up with by next week.
  7. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Realized I forgot an image of the guest view...also what one would see with new posts icons.

    Screen shot 2011-04-25 at 9.26.17 PM.png
  8. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    They are not candy or parlor stripes. More like a pin stripe on a mans' suit.

    Why on earth are you being so insulting?

    You made it clear in your first post that you didn't like it. Move on.
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Haha...that's why I'm the designer and you're not...or are you? (y)
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  10. Jose Amaral Mota

    Jose Amaral Mota Active Member

    It more of a mobile style look, then something that I would use on a regular board. Is that Fire Fox Browser screen shot, as I would like to know if all browser view it the same.
  11. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    It is indeed different, that was what I was shooting for. Yes, that's a screengrab from FF. I've tested it so far in that, Chrome, Safari and Opera and it displays the same in all of them. Haven't checked it in IE yet.
  13. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I see red, not orange. Am I wrong?
  14. Jose Amaral Mota

    Jose Amaral Mota Active Member

    Whoa!.. not beaning insulting, as I would not of had orange on a mainly grey board. The Candy Stripe is shown under user. Yes I have done this before and will do it again.
  15. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

    It looks great john, did you aim for the breadcrumb to have a IPBish look to it?

    I like the way it looks. Just the way the forum categories are laid out I would say would look better if it had the regular forum layout.
  16. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I would agree with that, actually, as well. Probably just a fading gradient like in the navbar would look better. As I said, "W.I.P."...and seriously, thanks for the feedback ;)
  17. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    That's one of the design implementations that I like the best on this one.
  18. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Not intentionally, no.

    Possibly. Wouldn't be hard to switch it back. I actually think displaying the number of topics and comments is wasted space and serves no benefit. I'm thinking I may experiment with doing away with that all together and going with a dual column setup within the categories.
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  19. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    I'm not a huge fan of the vertical stripes in the background, but the gradients and graphics elsewhere (especially in the postbit) are really nice. :) I think all of the colors complement each other well, actually. I'm currently undecided on the forum list...I don't quite like the box around the threads/posts but imagine it'd look nicer when in use and not a static screenshot anyway. Nice work so far (as always), John!
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  20. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Looking great John, I personally would like a slightly smaller sub nav, or maybe just reducing the hover effects
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