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Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by Celestia, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Celestia

    Celestia Member


    So my site has been up for roughly 2 months now and figured I would share here for any feedback. I will be updating to 1.2.1 very soon. I was waiting for addons and themes to be updated. Feel free to sign up if you'd like.

    Short history: I worked as an admin on a vB site that had a rather neglectful owner and eventually it was taken down. With some of the other staff and friends from that site I started this forum cause we were all gaming fans and many of us were looking forward to the release of Ps4. I went with xenforo after considering all the options available. I must say, I couldn't be happier with the software and the community support so far.
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  2. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    Nice style :p

    Works well with the site. Only suggestion is maybe get some node icons pertaining to the topics.
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  3. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I like the countdown block that you use on the sidebar. Is it some Widget Framework?
  4. Celestia

    Celestia Member

    Yeah I've been thinking about replacing the default icons. Is there a resource to easily change the images for each individual forum? (I know the vB forum I was on had an add-on like that, not sure if someone has made a xF one yet.)

    The countdown is actually from a 3rd party website that creates countdowns and provides the html. I just tweaked the code a little so it would fit in the sidebar and added it to the "share this page" template.

    Afterwards. I did look into resources for Xenforo that add countdowns and there was a couple really nice ones available, but I just like the style of the one I have, so I kept it.

    I've been trying to provide recent info and all release date news for Ps4 as a way to get more traffic to the site. I thought the countdown would be a nice way to get visitors to return to the site.
  5. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I love the PS2 logo, but that font does not fit the whole PSF logo. I'm just not feeling it.

    The skin is tolerable, but it's a nice skin! :)
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  6. Celestia

    Celestia Member

    So I have been working on finding nice node icons and I finally found a style that fit the site. Some were premade and then I just used a template to make more specific icons for the gaming stuff. I added them with CSS code which I'm not in love. It's a fairly long list in my EXTRA.css template, but works for now.


    Thanks for the feedback! The logo was just something I threw together. I'm not the best with graphic design but pretty good at taking something and adjusting it to my needs. (inb4 copyright claims)

    I agree with you about the theme. I want to add something more modern looking that will fit with the "next gen" style we are going for. My members wanted something dark because they use the shoutbox a lot and this was the first one we added to the site. We had a different theme (Flexile Dark) but it broke when we recently switched to 1.2.1
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  7. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    *points at node icons* Are those made by you? Can you make 'em in orange so I can use them for misc icons on my site?
    Dark is good, just not THAT kind of dark. :) This kind of dark is good. ;)
  8. Celestia

    Celestia Member

    I found them through a random search online for "forum icons" then I made some gaming specific ones. I'm sure you can adjust the color on them to match your theme. Link

    Nice forum! Forum title text is a little "in your face" but I like the modern style of the elements/headers. Used to be big cod fan -> me (sorry back on topic)

    I've been looking into a new dark theme and adding a light theme. I love the work pixelExit.com does and should be getting better themes this weekend. My other project for the site is to create a nice homepage. Just trying to figure out which portal/widget system to use.
  9. jtrader

    jtrader New Member

    Hi, I like the different icons for each forum, would you be able to share some of the CSS you used in extra.css?
  10. jtrader

    jtrader New Member

    It's all sweet, I got it. If anybody else is looking for the code:
    .node.node_4 .forumNodeInfo.unread .nodeIcon, .node.node_4 .categoryForumNodeInfo.unread .nodeIcon {
      background-image: url("http://i.imgur.com/BMp5MqI.png");
      background-position: 0 0;
      background-repeat: no-repeat;
    .node.node_4 .forumNodeInfo .nodeIcon, .node.node_4 .categoryForumNodeInfo .nodeIcon {
      background-image: url("http://i.imgur.com/xYuGc1c.png");
      background-position: 0 0;
      background-repeat: no-repeat;
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