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Who now thinks their own site looks old and dated?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mark.B, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Mark.B

    Mark.B Well-Known Member

    Going back to my own site - even with the css rounded corners and shadows I've been adding to vB 3.8 (sorry IE users!) - I can't help feeling it looks dated after spending some time on here.

    This feeling is true of any other forum I go on now!

    Anyone else feel this?
  2. tecknical

    tecknical Member

    very much so. I visit a couple of SMF forums regularly and oh god...
  3. Gill

    Gill Member

    I'm definitely thinking my sites look old and dated. They're all stuck on vb 3.8.5 ... they need a fresh makeover!
  4. Mark.B

    Mark.B Well-Known Member

    My sympathy. I don't know quite how you manage that! :eek:
  5. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Mark.B Yep! Sucks huh, worked so hard on our sites, spend a day here, go back .. you go: SIGH
  6. Mark.B

    Mark.B Well-Known Member


    I've been trying....I have been adding rounded corners and drop shadows to mine and generally trying to make it a bit more web 2.0 - ish, but that will only ever be in appearance and not functionality, and even then it's stretching it.

    I think mine looks better than a default 3.8 - I love the 3.8 style but it's just so dated now - but I can't quite get it looking fresh enough.
  7. feldon30

    feldon30 Well-Known Member

    Can't wait for vB3.8 migration script. ;)
  8. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Actually I don't think my wife's site (I gave her my vB for her site) looks old. It's vB 4.05 and TBH I really like the style I been working on for her. I know people have issues with 4.x's styling but personally I find it pretty easy to work with. No link available as it is locked away in the testvb directory until it is completed.
  9. Floris

    Floris Guest

    That's like giving your wife the netbook and keeping the macbook pro for yourself :D
  10. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Only if you are an Apple fan....
  11. mmoore5553

    mmoore5553 Well-Known Member

    now that is too funny
  12. CBI Web

    CBI Web Well-Known Member

    *Raises hand* yup
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  13. tecknical

    tecknical Member

    it's not the forum software that makes me wanna go back, its the content :)
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  14. Mark.B

    Mark.B Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised you can find it on an SMF board... :eek:
  15. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    The thing that urks me the most is how many months I was putting into a new vB 4 style....now I'm just going to let it go to waste.
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  16. Hyperion

    Hyperion Active Member

    Yep, this is definitely a really shiny and modern layout. I wouldn't be so taken with the shiny and the modern were it not for the staleness of the company behind the software I'm using, vB3. I am also quite interested to know that the minds working on this shiny and modern project are anything but stale.

    That said, I could see myself switching to IP.B years from now, but I may even end up switching to XenForo now that I know about it, assuming a converter will be created for vB3 users (or IP.B [version whatever], if I go to that first).
    AlexandrosD likes this.
  17. Mark.B

    Mark.B Well-Known Member

    I'm lucky, I just couldn't get motivated into starting. I'm so glad now!
  18. AdrianH

    AdrianH Active Member

    I couldn't face messing with vB4 while all the "issues" were being "sorted" , I have a forum/site in the planning stage and had pretty much decided on the platform and mods for it. Had . Now xenForo is here and well.......... it has rather changed those plans.
  19. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    table layouts forever!

  20. goyo

    goyo Member

    I'm one of those who actually likes the vB 4 style...MUCH better than IPB's (the last nice IPB stock skin was in the 1.x era) so don't feel it's outdated at all.

    Of course xenforo currently rules them all (both in style and the way javascript is used) but several needed function still missing...if those or similar functions will appear it's going to be harder to find the right balance between simple and crowded skin.
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