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Styles for the beta...?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Russ, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Don't worry :) I'm not asking for lots of styles to be released for the beta

    HOWEVER how safe am I to start styling when you guys release the beta? Over time from beta to "gold" will there be an overhaul to the styling system which would break my custom style? Do you guys plan on offering upgrade instructions for styles(if any)?

    Sorry if these questions have been asked but I just want to make sure.
  2. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Good question, I would love to know this also :)
  3. matthewalan

    matthewalan Active Member

    I don't plan to start creating styles until it's stable. My reasoning behind it, is that I'll use the beta stage to learn the system, and how to incorporate all the xenforo features into my own designs. I'd imagine that the styles system will probably most stay the same though, but I could be wrong.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Difficult to say really, at most we can only speculate.

    Mike or Kier might be forced to make changes before 1.0 so nothing is certain at this point.
    Unlikely I know but possible :)
  5. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    From the HYS videos it looks tempting to play with regardless. :)
  6. matthewalan

    matthewalan Active Member

    That is very true. I will indeed play around with the system, but I will most likely wait until the stable release to create styles for people to download.
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  7. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Oh I will definately be playing :D Just wanted to know if themes will be updatable or if it will be a scrap and restart situation beta to beta or beta to final (sorry I refuse to use the term "gold" as I think it is some sleazy marketing hype word )
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I like 1.0 :)

    Whatever people do with the beta styles, I'm sure the majority if not all of their work will be reusable with future versions.
    If not, just take notes of the settings etc, and it should be fairly easy to redo everything.
  9. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Thanks Paul, and yeah I like 1.0 too... very much in fact :D
  10. Laric

    Laric Active Member

    Well "gold" for an internet distributed software is kinda weird. Gold used to meant that a golden master copy was sent to the cd creation plant.

    It would be really nice if they explain what parts of the style has been changed between 'betas' until 'public/final' release
  11. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Ya that's why I did "gold" haha :) I know things may change but if I can start doing my custom style as soon as possible I'd love too. Guess I'm looking for a solid green light to start some dirty work :)
  12. DarkGizmo

    DarkGizmo Active Member

    Hmm this is a good question indeed.....
  13. Ruven

    Ruven Well-Known Member

    I doubt M/K would do a "learn Italian to get the most out of XF, but in 3 months XF will be in French, but at least some Italian and French words are sorta alike, so its not too bad, although eventually in like a year we will rewrite it all in English instead"... type of thing.
    Im confident XF will be in English when it gets to Beta, English when its Gold, and English a year down the road.
    At most future corrections might be more about proper punctuation and other minor grammatical errors.
  14. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Even in English folks could still pronounce tomato tomoto. So clarification would be nice :)
  15. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    While it is not an intention of ours to make major changes to the style during the beta period, it's impossible to say that there won't be, simply due to the nature of it being beta.

    By all means play with the system during the beta, even produce styles, but take special care to note what you are changing and where so that if a big change occurs in a template you have modified, you should be able to re-apply your own customizations.
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  16. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Kier just to expand on this a little, will people be able to export their style from beta 1 and import to beta 2? Thinking here of the folks who might go live on the beta, and will want their look and feel happening from day one.
  17. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yes, styles can be exported and imported.
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  18. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Excellent! :)

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