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New xF Host design - 1st Peek!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Da Bookie Mon, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    So with the 1.2 release, I'm also going to be rebuilding my site. I decided to build it inside of xF. Here is a 1st look at the header. Would love input!

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  2. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    I find the little man disturbingly creepy....... he's far too excited looking :D
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  3. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    and the avatar reflects how you make me feel at the end of the day :)
  4. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Love you too, Mike LOL
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  5. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Only thing I'd say is that it should really have a unique layout (or even just colorscheme) instead of the default one with a tweaked header. Something that goes well with the 'way too happy man' :p
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  6. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Do minor niggles count? If so, the blue of the telephone number button is too dark blue for my liking; I think it would be better if it used a shade similar to xenBasic and xenTastic plan headers. :D

    (I did say it was minor ... ;)).
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  7. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    I was thinking that shade to make it stand out but the more I look at it the more I see that the phone number button shade should change
  8. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    A shallow (darkish) drop-shadow should make the number stand out okay on a lighter background. (y)
  9. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

  10. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    It's just a little too "busy" for me but good luck.
  11. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Looks good to me.

    In Mike's case I actually prefer a look similar to the stock. It aligns itself to the core product - after all he is a Xenforo host - and therefore gives re-assurance. If it was skinned to look completely different, there would be no visual linkage between his services and Xenforo's standard theme. Hope that makes sense?
  12. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    I actually like the dark blue phone number at the top of the page. I assume that's for sales and/or for support?

    The only niggle I have is that I only prefer that stock navbar on the Xenforo site, don't care of it on other sites, don't know why, maybe just familiarity.
  13. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    Wait, our avatars are how we feel at the end of the day?
  14. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    I feel... your mind.

  15. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Have you seen the movie "Glenngarry Glen Ross"? For some reason every time I see the XFHost character it reminds me of Jack Lemmon from that movie. :unsure:
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  16. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    He reminds me of Kenneth from 30 Rock :D

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  17. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Exactly my approach. I want the site design to say that we're not just another host that xF might work on, but that we specialize in xF with knowledge for the product and our solutions come managed for it.
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  18. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I think what you've done is good thus far. Not many companies can boast from looking at a colour theme that they know who the company/site is. I know looking at your consistent colour theme and branding I know who the person/site/company is so great job on that.

    Still, I really would like to punch the crap out of that characters face and see if he continues smiling then.
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  19. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Some changes I made based on things I noticed and some of the input in this thread!

  20. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Mike, are you working on the changes at http://www.xenunity.com/? When going to XFHost.net and then clicking on the Community link it gives a 404 error.

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