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XF 1.0 Playing With Color

Discussion in 'Have You Seen...?' started by Kier, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    In a previous video, we looked at various style property options and also touched briefly on the XenForo color palette.

    The color palette is an integral part of the style property system, and so it is open and extensible, allowing interaction and extension through the add-on system.

    This video shows an add-on defining a new color and adding it to the global palette, and then shows a few of the tools XenForo provides for quickly and easily manipulating the palette, so that administrators can create the basis for new styles in seconds.

    View the video at full-size by clicking the full-screen gadget in the bottom right of the control bar.
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  2. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Very nice.
    can't wait to play with this new toy.
  3. whitetigergrowl

    whitetigergrowl Active Member

    I love you. :D
  4. DaKat

    DaKat Well-Known Member

    Me likey!
  5. Been Told

    Been Told Well-Known Member

    That's just awesome. I've seen first attempts at something like the last bit Kier spoke about (creating a new style in seconds) in early IP.Boards. But that was totally different. You did that on some site and then you had to download the resulting style and import it into your forum.
    This here is just the perfection of all that. I'm really loving it.
    And that's something that will make it really easy for non-designers and not-so-savvy forum admins to create new styles. Really, really good.
    Mike and Kier, you're awesome. :)
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  6. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    This blows the competition out of the water ... where's the " I really like " button ? :D
    C.L., Vitaly, Garamond and 3 others like this.
  7. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Admins will be able to personalize their own forum in virtually no time at all. :) I can't wait to see what the Professional Stylists are going to come up with, :)
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  8. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    You ain't just whistlin' dixie!
  9. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Excellent, this is exactly what I was hoping for. :)
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  10. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I love it. I have one query however:

    When using the sliders to manipulate the colours, is it possible to save the slider position so that we are aware of where we moved it to? This allows for easier editing of the colours.
  11. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    How cool :D
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  12. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    No, it's not. I'm a little confused as to how it makes for easier editing of the colours either?
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  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Superb system.

    Why hasn't something as useful as this ever been done before?

    Skinners are going to be out of a job :D
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  14. James

    James Well-Known Member

    When you slide the slider and the brighter settings are applied, does the slider then get brighter/darker according to the current setting or the original setting (before the original move)?

    If it's from the current setting, I understand why it's centred!
  15. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    LOL :p Plenty of people said that when IPS introduced the color skin generator.... and yet I have never been busier ;) What a pro skinner does is a lot more than a colour change.

    What this does though is allow non-skinners to make themselves a great skin, and for us professionals it makes it a bit quicker to do the basis of the themes we do :D
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  16. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Not. :)
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  17. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The slider just represents a hue shift from the current value.
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  18. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Which is exactly what it should be. :)
  19. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I don't have a smilie to adequately express how much I like this feature.
  20. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Very exciting stuff here!

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