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Who is the best custom skin designer for xenforo?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by New Joe, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. New Joe

    New Joe Active Member

    Someone who knows his/her stuff, knows the software well and it won't effect the performance of the site
    Who is the best to do that job?
     
  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  3. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    I haven't used many styles from here, but I do like @Erik's
     
  4. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    I like @Russ he is an excellent theme maker. Most of his styles use mostly CSS so they load faster.
     
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  5. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I regard @Kim as the best designer on xenforo. She creates her own designs icons from scratch and you know what you are getting is going to be unique and a one off design when it comes to imagery. But I don't think she is taking on custom jobs.

    Forsaken, Russ audentio, CyberAp, John are excellent designers to and a few others who I can't remember off the top of my head.
     
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  6. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I think it depends on what you say is best. I know some skin designers make absolutely beautiful skins, but then the code behind it is atrocious and because of it, the skin loads slow.
     
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  7. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    That's why I say CyberAP :)
     
  8. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    It would help others maybe if you were more upfront with your claims as to what skins, code, or developers have slow loading skins.

    Just saying.
     
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  9. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

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  10. estranged

    estranged Well-Known Member

    Ehren is the best in my opinion but I think he is not available for custom work.
     
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  11. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    It's surely got to depend on personal preference, and the individual site requirements. The only way you would get an (opinion based) idea on who is 'best' would be to get everyone to design a theme for a given set of requirements.
     
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  12. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    I think the best bet would be contact as many as you can, see if they have time to work with you and most of all see if you like what they show you.
     
  13. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Correct Answer:

    There is no "best", only what is best for YOU.



    However, I could suggest @Arty and @napy8gen and @CyberAP are good on styles. Although I would recommend also pixelExit.com as I currently do use most of their free styles.
     
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  14. jazz_aaf

    jazz_aaf Active Member

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  15. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    Correct.
     
  16. denisx04

    denisx04 Active Member

    @Forsaken his Octane skin is beaut, the things I have done to customize it are amazing.
     
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  17. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    You will not get an objective opinion about who is the best, because your opinions might be different from everyone else.

    You might start gathering a list of designers and then you can ask them to show some of their work. After you review each and everyone of them, you will have a more personal and useful opinion about who is the best designer for your personal needs.
     
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  18. New Joe

    New Joe Active Member

    This is my main concern, I have a guy who maybe able to do the custom skin I want but the last thing I want is a skin that will slow the Forum down, as I am moving from vB to xenforo for the speed of it all.

    So a good skin guy that people know that won't slow down the Forum loading
     
  19. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Exactly... for one forum there wasn't anything out that would fit so I just modified the default skin for what I wanted it to look like (it still needs some work). For another site (an Apple Forum) I went with xenFoogle Pro by pixelExit (@Russ & @Qwk86gn) modified to fit better to the Apple environment. The third forum is running Casual (free skin also by pixelExit).
     
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  20. New Joe

    New Joe Active Member

    So is Russ good?
     

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