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POLL: Creating a style tutorial - Video or Screenshots

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Russ, Oct 16, 2013.


Would you prefer a video or screenshots to learn how to make a style

  1. Video + supporting code text

    17 vote(s)
  2. Screenshots + text

    11 vote(s)
  1. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to get an opinion from some of you, but I have a basic PSD I made which I was going to turn into a free style and in the process also create a tutorial on creating a style. I know there's a resource out there now but I figured it would be kind of cool to see what steps go into creating a style.

    So... would you prefer a video to watch with the supporting code I use in text form as well...

    Or screenshots + text.

    I'm rather quick when it comes to creating styles so the video wouldn't be long, I'm sticking to the basic XenForo layout and would explain what I'm doing as I go and my thoughts why I do it that way.

    The end of everything there would be an extra XenForo style for free and a nice little basic tutorial for folks to follow. Thanks for you input.
    whynot, Alfa1, Dan and 5 others like this.
  2. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    Voted ;)
    Russ likes this.
  3. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Video. I'm more of a visual learner.
    Russ likes this.
  4. Teapot

    Teapot Well-Known Member

    Video. You can always take stills and use them in your annotation for the best of both worlds.
    creativeforge, Russ and Shelley like this.
  5. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    I chose video...

    I like being able to see how to do things :)

    Russ likes this.
  6. euantor

    euantor Well-Known Member

    Video all the way. I find it much more useful to see a video than screenshots for this type of thing.
    Russ likes this.
  7. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Video, and as @Teapot mentioned you could use stills, additional screenshots to be more descriptive, more indepth if that area of styling calls for it to be elaborated more on.
    Russ likes this.
  8. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Just out of curiosity @Russ - How are you going to do the tutorials, will they be broken down into segments (navigation, sidebar etc) or will the vid consist of one continuous tutorial?

    BTW - Looking forward in seeing what you come up with. :)
  9. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Still debating, in middle of some custom work and finishing up a style or two and will be getting into.

    I did a quick run through it last night, and I did the full style fairly quick, so possibly one video, maybe referring to "Section A" for this example code, Section B for the next ect ect...

    Overall the style will use all style properties and very few lines of code, but again this will be a bare bones basic style which the style + psd will be released for free.
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  10. QenTox

    QenTox Well-Known Member

    Video and I am really looking forward to this! :)
  11. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member


    (Screenshots + text)

    But I personally think you should do both. :p
  12. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Doesn't matter, as long as its possible to follow you step by step. If a video goes too fast then thats difficult. But a video shows where everything can be found which is optimal. Especially with the maze of style properties to work through.

    I'll stop tooling around with it and will await your tutorial.

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