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Rate the default XF skin

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by John, Jul 29, 2010.


Rate the default XF skin

  1. Top shelf, wouldn't change a thing

  2. Very nice, but needs some tweaking

  3. I wouldn't use it

  4. Other - please elaborate

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Overall, how do you find the visuals of the default skin?
  2. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    I like it but there is a number of things I would alter change etc... Saying that if I was to use xF on one of my main sites I would like to use a completely different style but only to be different ;)
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  3. Sir nick

    Sir nick Well-Known Member

    I'd say around 8/10
  4. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I like it very much. There are possibly one or two things that I would tweak, such as the peach accent color. Other than that, not much at all.
  5. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member

    Just a little tweaking would work for me. :cool:
  6. Nix

    Nix Well-Known Member

    Again just a little tweeking. But, overall I think it's brilliant.
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  7. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    I think its alright. Not something I would keep for anything, but not the worst thats for sure.
  8. Gill

    Gill Member

    It's clean and fresh and easy on the eye. As an out of the box design, it's great. When I eventually get my own copy, I will want to tweak the colours but that's all.
  9. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    It's very intuitive. A user with no experience with forums would learn to use it in no time!
  10. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Given all the constraints that a default theme has for forum software, it is perfect from a visual/usability view point. 1,000,000X better than the initial vb4 release put up on vb.com (last fall?).

    It would not work for our forum though, at least the colors would have to change.
  11. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    It's not bad, but most are going to want more flair. This skin has a very "washed out"/faded look to it - not enough contrast.

    No doubt that it's clean, and any default skin does need to lean more towards the lightweight look and not the heavyweight look, which this one does. Users can always add to lightweight, but it's hard to remove from heavyweight
  12. AlexT

    AlexT Well-Known Member

  13. GodForum.com

    GodForum.com Well-Known Member

    could always be better ... but as a default its really good :)
  14. Hemanth

    Hemanth Member

    7/10; I love the simplicity but a bit too white IMO. I could use it on a live site with some colour tweaks to make it more readable.
  15. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Yeah. A little washed out, and I would go with a sans-serif content font instead of the Georgia we have here. :)
  16. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I think I understand the use of Georgia here but I agree, I would go with something different myself.
  17. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I really like the font actually. Remember the vb4 font that was initially used at vb.com last fall? It practically took an act of congress to get them to change that so it could be readable. :mad:
  18. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    It's blue, I'm not a fan of blue skins at the best of times. I never use the default skin on a forum, so wouldn't use it for that reason... but it's fresh and clean and easy on the eyes, so for a default out of the box theme it checks all boxes!
  19. Green Cat

    Green Cat Active Member

    Simple, fresh and clean 8/10
    The only thing I would change if I were to use it would be to make it green as I don't really like blue :p
  20. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    I'm liking the simplicity. There's a few things I would tweak, but that would most certainly be true no matter what the style looked like.

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