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Not my site, but very impressed

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by cmeinck, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. cmeinck

    cmeinck Well-Known Member

    I don't own this site. I bumped into it today via Twitter and was extremely impressed. It's got to be one of the cleanest XenForo designs to date.
  2. mistypants

    mistypants Well-Known Member

    That's interesting that they're not using a node list and just displaying the threads -- a neat approach to the forum home, though it'd really only work for smaller boards.

    It's a nice design too -- I was working on one rather similar to it at one point. I wonder if I still have the xml...
  3. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    It's okay, but personally, it's too white and bland for my tastes.
  4. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    The word that springs to mind when I see it, is "Vanilla".
    It's very basic looking and bland, but, we all have different tastes.
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  5. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I must say that I don't like this either. Too white and too minimalist for my liking.

    I do hope they have purchased the branding free version too and haven't just removed the copyright notice.
    Degrinch and Amaury like this.
  6. wedgar

    wedgar Well-Known Member

    :) Imagine if all of our forums looked similar? It could be like the IBM white shirt and blue suit dress code.
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  7. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Hopefully they did... since the domain appears to belong to a commercial entity.
    Registrant Organization: Shen Zhen Oneplus Technology Co. Ltd
  8. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    At least they tried to be different :) It's annoying as hell when you visit a forum and can instantly see what software it's running. People really don't make enough effort at all. Slapping a new colour scheme over the existing UI is just lazy IMO.
  9. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I thought this, then I saw how - when you hover over the "person" icon, it shows the login box! :)
  10. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    anybody able to replicate this style ?

  11. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Good find @cmeinck - I agree, I think it looks superb. So clean and clutter free, really focuses on content not gimmicks. Also looks great on smaller screens, reduces well (as there's not a lot to compress down :) ).
    D.O.A. and wedgar like this.
  12. xIsabel38

    xIsabel38 Well-Known Member

    Honestly, it reminds me of Discourse forum. A relatively new forum software that does not utilize pages, but instead continues to load threads and replies as you scroll down the page. It's interesting, but I like my old fashioned layouts.
  13. mfjordvald

    mfjordvald Member

    Hey guys, I'm one of the people working on our forum. I've just forwarded the thread to our designer. If you have any feedback for us we'd love to hear your thoughts!
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  14. Teginder Ravi

    Teginder Ravi New Member

    too white i must say i reckon they could have add more colors to make to more attractive!
  15. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    They've done several customisations and I'm curious to know who's designing it for them. Everything - right from emails to the accounts page has been customised. Quite cool, actually!
  16. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    Did they change the route so that "recent posts" load ?
  17. Arantor

    Arantor Active Member

    Looks like it.
  18. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    Basic Board Information
    Index Page Route
    Change to "find-new/posts/"

    Just did it as a test and appears to work.
  19. mfjordvald

    mfjordvald Member

    Thanks! We have an in-house designer (or actually we have three, but only one worked on the forum) who's doing amazing things with our visual identity. The emails and account pages are actually not XenForo though. We disabled the normal registration system in XenForo and wrote an OpenID extension which logs the user in via our OpenID Provider. Data is then synced via our custom account system and the XenForo user.

    Unfortunately this doesn't work that well. The find new posts feature of XenForo basically does a search and then shows the new posts at the time of the search being done, so if linked to in the future it will mess up (check the URL).
    For this feature we developed a custom extension that fetches the latest posts, created a page for it and then changed the Index Page Route to that page.

    We're planning a lot more cool stuff in the future, we're in love with how easy XenForo is to write extensions for.

    Also hi Arantor! Pretty sure I know you from SMF!
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2014
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  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Unless I am misunderstanding, you can link directly to the root URL, like so: http://xenforo.com/community/find-new/posts

    Or this: http://forums.oneplus.net/find-new/posts

    Every time that is loaded it will perform a new search.

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