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TalkGEEK.net - Talking a lot of GEEK!

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by Neal, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    It was a gaming website for our gaming community. A few of us found however that we like to talk about other things geeky rather than just games so TalkGeek.net was born.

    Using some free styles but also the paid "Color" one as default (It just needs updating to the latest XenForo version as it has some very slight issues).


    The logo will change at some point. I may even have some custom work done on the site to include the style and logo.

    If you missed it, the website address is www.talkgeek.net
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  2. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Nice style. I particularly liking the colours used in your categorystrips and the lowered opacity so it's partially transparent is nice also. However, the blue background image imo just looks out of place, the colouring in it is too bold. I'd personally go with a repeated texture BG, a background-colour or using a gradient. But otherwise it's looking sweet.

    The forum tab seems to be overlapping onto the "home" Tab. You may want to fix that issue


    Another suggestion. The showcase features on index I think look better without the spacing on the right. you could expand those by throwing the following in extra.css

    .forum_list  .showcaseItem {  width: 33.3%; }
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  3. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    Thanks Shelley I was wondering how to adjust the showcase to have it fill correctly.

    Just waiting for the style to be updated for the latest version to fix the home tab issue.

    I've toned down the default background.

    Thanks for the review :)
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  4. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Looks good Neal. Really liking it.
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  5. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Try removing (if you have it in extra) the following.

    li.home {
        width: 34px;
    That should fix the tab issue.
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  6. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    Yup worked. Great thank you.
  7. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Ah the less prominent background just kicked in. Yeah, much much better. (y) excellent job Neal.
  8. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    Still just trying to find the right colour balance for the backgrounds so it may change a few times :)
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  9. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    Slightly changed the logo, background and also the node icons for a bit of a fun feel. I like it :cool:
  10. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    TBH I don't see what the whole troll face is about in the logo and in the node icon areas. I think you have to remember that when you replace things your making improvements. I can honestly say you've took 10 steps back including the meme things (whatever they are) not relevant imo to your forum.
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  11. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    Good point. I may have gone slightly overboard...
  12. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    Well as i've currently got a lot of time on my hands these days I decided to make a logo.
  13. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    The variety of different node icons. Big improvement. (y)
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  14. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    I did make my own node icons but I thought maybe using the geeky icon from the logo may have been OTT. I just used the icons from Icon Archive. They do make it look much cleaner.

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