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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] Alternative style chooser

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by CyberAP, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. CyberAP

    CyberAP Well-Known Member

    I know these radio-buttons are ugly but I don't know with what can replace them...

  2. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    At first I was going to say that looks ugly, but then, I was checking the skin selector they have now...I changed my mind. Yours is better.
  3. Romchik®

    Romchik® Well-Known Member

    Checkbox definitive is wrong solution for this. Radio button or select box schould be hier.
  4. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    Actually the way it works now is great, no buttons to aim for, no check boxes to miss, just click on the name.
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  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Personally I think the current implementation is fine.

    Is there any particular reason why you don't like it?
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  6. Booth

    Booth Well-Known Member

    Fine as it is for me, not sure why it needs making more complex. Just click the name and it changes :)
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  7. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I think it's perfect as is, and see no reason to make it more difficult. All you have to do is click on the name of the style, and click on another one in the pop-up box.
    That is not hard to understand, really.
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  8. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Not really seeing the need to add the check box, or radial myself.

    The theme chooser is OK, I wish it wasn't a pop up though myself, drop down/up would have been fine, but meh :)
  9. Miko

    Miko Well-Known Member

    What benefit do you see in adding extra code to the style chooser? Please let me know :)
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  10. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    I think if we're trying to do a template edit on something that's already functional and looks good that it should be left to style on your own.
    Peggy likes this.
  11. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I do not understand, what's wrong with how it is now??
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  12. CyberAP

    CyberAP Well-Known Member

    I'll try to explain. For example you have 5 styles and for all of them you have 3-4 sub-styles (or child-styles). I think it will be difficult to user to understand which style is general and which is child.
  13. darkon

    darkon Member

    You have 15 to 20 styles for your board? :confused: This is just way to much in my opinion....

    But why don´t you name your styles in that way?
    For example:
    Style1-green, Style1-blue, Style1-red, Style2-dark, Style2-light etc. etc.

    The Style chooser is perfect as it is now, plain, simple and easy to use.
  14. CyberAP

    CyberAP Well-Known Member

    How do you think, what is better: to name styles with "Style 1 - ..." or "Style 2 - ..." every time you create a child style or to make style chooser more structured?
  15. darkon

    darkon Member

    Naming the styles.
    Having the names of the parentstyles as part of the substyles name makes it clear without changing the gui.

    But to be honest, i even think it is better to reduce your styles to 3 or 4.
    People should see your style and connect it with your board, but that will not be archived by having so many styles.
  16. CyberAP

    CyberAP Well-Known Member

    Some people like to have as many styles as they want and naming every child-style with some prefix will make their live a hell; also it looks ugly: MyStyle1 - Green Style.
  17. darkon

    darkon Member

    But "some people" are clearly the minority, so an alternative style chooser is better suited for an addon.

    Oh, and using the names can look good if you´re doing it right.
    For example for one of my boards i have 6 styles, and they are called:
    * Office (that´s the default style)
    * Urban
    * Urban fixed
    * Woodland
    * Woodland fixed
    * Mobil (That´s a very basic, nongraphical style for cellphones)

    It´s easy to use, the names are understandable and non of my members complaint about the looks of it.
  18. Been Told

    Been Told Well-Known Member

    To be honest I prefer the way vBulletin and IP.Board (I think) have it. Just a simple dropdown menu. Always worked best for me.

    To be honest, if you're gonna have an elaborate style chooser interface like you have here, I would expect a thumbnail of each style or something. The style chooser right now is certainly not being used to its full potential.
  19. CyberAP

    CyberAP Well-Known Member

    Style chooser as it is now is not structured, I just made a purpose how it should look like.
  20. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    The drawbacks of a basic dropdown menu is that it's big/ugly and it creates a lot of extra markup especially if you got multiple styles. The popup system works better imo but it would indeed be much nicer if there was a preview visible for each style. Automated if possible would be great.

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