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[Poll] Theme? Style? Skin?

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


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

  1. Styles

    18 vote(s)
  2. Skins

    16 vote(s)
  3. Themes

    40 vote(s)
  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


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