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[Poll] Theme? Style? Skin?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Kim, Aug 16, 2010.

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What should the different Look and Feel's be called?

  1. Styles

    18 vote(s)
    24.3%
  2. Skins

    16 vote(s)
    21.6%
  3. Themes

    40 vote(s)
    54.1%
  1. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    What do you think they should be called?

    I started out in forums on vB 2. something and got used to them being called styles... then moved to IPB and have gotten used to them being called Skins... But I also have always liked themes... hmmm

    I know I read somewhere that the Devs have started out by calling them styles and it is a bit of a pain to change it now, but I just wondered what everyone thought.. would it be nice to have the common name for them be a bit different to other similar software?
     
  2. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    I think theme is fine.
     
    Steffi likes this.
  3. bookmark

    bookmark Well-Known Member

    The official name is theme.
     
  4. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Right now, the current term is style.
     
  5. Sean James

    Sean James Well-Known Member

    I like the word Skin, spent alot of time doing SEO for the keyword 'Templates' but this is not very popular anymore
     
    KURTZ likes this.
  6. Caliburn

    Caliburn Well-Known Member

    I am hurt that 'EyeCandy' didn't make it into this poll. :(

    I voted 'Style', by the way.
     
    Dragonfly likes this.
  7. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    there's no "I don't care" or "all three" option :D I regularly use all three words - it depends on who I'm talking to and if they know what I'm talking about hehehe
     
  8. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I don't think it really matters what term is used. As long as

    1. The style looks good
    2. the layout is structured nicely
    3. Easy to navigate
    4. Occasion activates a popup box asking if you want a re-fill (coffee of course)
    I'm really not too fussed.
     
  9. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I like the term theme but I'd rather their time be spend productively improving the product than changing all references from "style" to "theme".
     
  10. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    dang.. forgot that one :'( soz!

    Hey.. here's an idea.. for "I don't care" or any variation... just don't vote :D
     
    AlexandrosD likes this.
  11. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    +1 :)
     
  12. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    ugh I accidentally clicked on Theme and wish I could change it. I mean to vote style.

    To me, theme means a topic, or setting. As in a holiday theme, or easter theme, etc.
    That said, I usually use style.
     
    Shelley likes this.
  13. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    We'll just manually adjust for your vote Peggy :D

    *remembers - minus 1 for Theme, Plus 1 for Styles, carry the one.. oh hang on >_<
     
  14. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    You lost me at minus. :D
     
    Dragonfly likes this.
  15. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

  16. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I like the term "Skin" as it seems to fit into the over all feeling of XenForo. I think it is a more widely used term amongst normal users on various social sites than style or theme.
     
  17. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    "Skin" sounds like a term used by adolescent teenagers so anything but that please.
     
  18. AlexandrosD

    AlexandrosD Active Member

  19. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

  20. David Thomas

    David Thomas Active Member

    wtf?
     

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