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The WebMonsters' Network...

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by Mr. Goodie2Shoes, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    Its still under background development, BUT! nothing to worry about :D

    The WebMonsters' Network
    http://www.thewebmonsters.net
    Because we are more than just Web Masters... :D

    Its an all-new Web Masters' Network where people will talk about how to improve the Internet!

    so... what do ya think? Any suggestion?
     
  2. Garamond

    Garamond Well-Known Member

    Too generic :) would help to make it a little more original.
     
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  3. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    Any suggestions? :)
     
  4. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I think your topics are fine. But apart from the header logo (which is cool) the board in general looks too much like standard XF. Which looks good but doersn't look like YOU.
    There have also been comments about visiting an XF generic board for admins or coders, from here, and getting confused because the boards look so similar.
    You could change this quite simply by making the background much darker.

    webmonsters.png

    Appearances/ Styles/ Style Property groups/

    General/
    Background (main content area, edges on each side)
    . Click the colour to change it.
    DO NOT OVERLOOK! Click "Update Style Properties" button at the bottom.
    Refresh your forum page see if you like it.

    Header and Navigation/ Header /
    Background.. Click the colour to change it.
    DO NOT OVERLOOK! Click "Update Style Properties" button at the bottom.
    Refresh your forum page see if you like it.
     
  5. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    okay thanks! I'll do ;)
     
  6. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    You'll also need to colour in the O and the N in "Monsters" in your title.
     
  7. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

  8. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Look on my mockup and you'll see that changing the background colour as I did, leaves the two letters in your logo with the old background colour.
    Maybe that is because I was doing a mockup in Paint so it won't happen for you. Worth checking though.
    If it does happen you'll need to colour in those areas inside the letters in an art editor.
    You can match the colour by dipping (in Paint or Irfanview)
    or in Style Properties click the background colour to open its control popup
    the code for the colour is in a little box just under the big square that displays the colour.
     
  9. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    oh lol... yes its because you didn't fill the gaps :p
     
  10. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    okay... finally added an awesome theme:
    [​IMG]

    :D what do ya think?!? :D
     
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  11. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Oh yes this is COOL.
    Love the beautiful blue background and the bright red bits.

    Couple of boring practical points - the border areas down the sides are very wide - hopefully this adjusts for smaller screens bso the actual forum content is not squashed in the middle.

    The very pale pale grey background of the content area and the cat bars is silky elegant.
    But not much contrast. Many users have poor setup on their screens so colours are not accurate. Also low contrast risks it not being obvious where the separations are. I'd consider just a tiny tiny bit more difference in there.

    I like the way you use white silhouette in the lower part. Will look forward to your next seasonal.
     
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  12. Fuhrmann

    Fuhrmann Well-Known Member

    Cool background!:cool:
     
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  13. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up! :D
     
  14. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    Anyone else wants to share his/her thoughts? :D
     

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