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Style in progress, wanting some input.

Discussion in 'Resource Discussions [Archive]' started by jamesyfx, May 7, 2011.

  1. jamesyfx

    jamesyfx Member

    Hey guys,

    I thought I'd try and make a XenForo theme from scratch, purely so I can then distribute it... but I'm not sure if I'm heading in the right direction or not. I've not hit a brick wall as such, but I'm just not sure if it's something people would like.

    Here's a preview - should I continue or is it not really worth finishing?

    Cheers guys. ex.png
     
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  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I like it, so I'd vote to continue development of it.
     
  3. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    I like it too, looks very elegant.
     
  4. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I like it too, but, are you going to add any color to it anywhere?
    I ask because there are already a couple of black/gray/white styles floating around here somewhere.
     
  5. jamesyfx

    jamesyfx Member

    Well, I generally work in greyscale when I'm designing off the top of my head, there isn't really a plan for how it looks right now. :ROFLMAO:

    I'll move onto adding colours once it's a bit more complete.
     
  6. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Very good then. :)
     
  7. jamesyfx

    jamesyfx Member


    Okay, I worked on it some more.

    I guess I'm still learning how it works after all.. that's what you get for delving! I think I'm on the right track though... Mind you I'm still narrowing my eyes and thinking.. Hummm. I'm sure something will click soon eh!

    Screen shot 2011-05-07 at 16.53.45.png
     
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  8. bogus

    bogus Guest

    Well.. its grey ;) But it looks good at all.... Sidebar looks better in 2nd pic
     
  9. jamesyfx

    jamesyfx Member

    Okay, thanks for all your input.

    I know, it's monochromatic, but I'll move onto adding colours once I've sorted out how the design is gonna be. No point in muddying up the layout with colours if I've not even decided how it's gonna look yet, right? I've moved onto the discussion list now, almost done... gonna start the post bit next... which I think is gonna be really hard. :/

    Screen shot 2011-05-07 at 21.33.01.png

    Any other thoughts so far?
     
  10. jamesyfx

    jamesyfx Member

    Okay, more work has been done.

    I've decided to opt for a light blue/aqua scheme in the long run, but still not finished doing other things yet so most of it is still decidedly monochrome. :p

    Some examples of what's been done:
    Screen shot 2011-05-10 at 15.17.52.png Screen shot 2011-05-10 at 15.18.28.png Screen shot 2011-05-10 at 15.18.45.png Screen shot 2011-05-10 at 15.20.05.png

    Thanks. :] This is taking a lot of work. x_x Hopefully it isn't in vain! Hehe.
     
  11. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Aqua will be nice. Red would be nice too. :)
     
  12. jamesyfx

    jamesyfx Member

    Thanks guys. Instead of doing it in a set colour I just made all the gradients semi-transparent so any colour combination would work. Now I'm just trying to fix stupid IE7 and 8 bugs. :|
     
  13. Amaresh Ray

    Amaresh Ray Member

    This looks really nice!
     
  14. Martyn

    Martyn Active Member

    looks good! not quite what im after tho, im still looking tho! :(
     

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