Tiki Lounge 🗿 (https://TikiLounge.com)


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One of my newer side projects, Tiki Lounge 🗿 is aimed for fans of pop culture "tiki" and mid-century styles & designs.
  • For the home page I'm using [CinVin] Home with a bunch of bespoke widgets. Two widgets, Upcoming Events and Today in History, only show if they have content so they aren't in the screenshot and NixFifty's User Onboarding only shows to logged in members.
  • Attachments are using external Amazon S3 storage via the XF/ChrisD S3 add-on.
  • Competitions are via Stuart Wright's Competitions add-on (a new one will be starting soon).
  • The header logo was done by ThemeHouse while I did the actual XF style myself. [I think it came out good with a bunch of little touches like the stars in the current navbar selection background and rounded corners but my opinion may be slightly biased. :LOL: I'm just glad I remembered the mobile sidebar menu, I almost always forget it about when working on styles.]
  • Another bespoke add-on let's me use SVG files for all smilies & emoji instead of PNGs.
  • For the tiki bars directory forum I'm using XF's article view with SyTry's Prefix Filter. [I really debated internally a lot on how to handle a 'business directory' in XF but for now went with the most basic KISS method.]
  • There's several more add-ons being used but they are more 'behind-the-scenes' stuff instead of anything visitors may notice (or I'm forgetting about them, take your choice).
Like everything I work on, it's in a permanent 'work-in-progress' status. :D As of the moment there isn't much left on my To Do list other than a CSS issue with Firefox that's bugging me and I'm hoping nobody else notices right away.

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Frankly ? You made an extrordinary job !!
I'm really impressed about the style, you feel the tiki vibe from the first second. It's just perfect !

I don't know if it was you who built the style from scratch but there is no fault of taste, everything is well thought out, the colors, the structure of the blocks, the background, wow! really well done !!

I wish you great success with this forum, fans of the genre will quickly feel at home.
One of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful, xenforo forums that I know of.
Very cool look!

The only thing I noticed was the fonts are quite large, I had to check if my browser was zoomed in.
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Thanks for the kind words, everybody! It's a bit of a pet project meant to be fun so overall the style & feel is a bit lighthearted.

There are now two competitions if anybody is interested. :D I'm still trying to get a hang of the various options in the Competitions add-on so I'll likely need to experiment a bit with that one.
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