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Windows 10 Forums

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by IanC, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. IanC

    IanC Active Member

    We've created a Windows 10 Forum to partner our existing series of sites (7, 8, etc...) and of course it's running XenForo :D:

    Windows 10 Forums

    I'd be really interested to hear your feedback about the site, particularly the layout and if it seems appealing to post as a new user.

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  2. Mike Creuzer

    Mike Creuzer Well-Known Member

    Looks like a great start?

    Your icons, some of them, are Vista. That was the first thing I noticed. I would definitely recommend changing that, but overall looks like a good start :)
     
  3. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    It looks great, the site is fast, congratulations.
     
  4. MQK8

    MQK8 Active Member

    Great look, fast site, very informative. Love how your using the default Xenforo style and made it look great. Should do very well.
     
  5. IanC

    IanC Active Member

    Thanks folks! :D

    Yep, I struggled to find appropriate Windows 10 style icons for some of the forums, so had to resort to the older Windows Vista/7 style ones. If you spot any appropriate, please do let me know and I'll swap them over :).
     
  6. Mike Creuzer

    Mike Creuzer Well-Known Member

    Also my post says looks like a great start with a question mark I did not mean to sound rude lol I meant to use a ! :p
     
  7. mikelowrey

    mikelowrey Active Member

    You just started it and it has already 3000+ Members!? :eek:
     
  8. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

    That's what happens when you predict product names and buy domains with the right keywords early. Everyone will search for "Windows 10 forum". This domain was registered in 2012.
     
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  9. mikelowrey

    mikelowrey Active Member

    He's good :)

    I guess he's already lining up for the next big thing ;) lol Great Job BTW
     
  10. HenrikHansen

    HenrikHansen Well-Known Member

    I like it a lot.

    Which plugin do you use for articles? Resources or Showcase?
     
  11. IanC

    IanC Active Member

    Thanks! It's the XF Resources plugin, with some phrase name changes :).
     
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  12. Pavle123

    Pavle123 Active Member

    The design is quite appealing it it certainly looks like a forum I would sign up to. Congratulations.

    May I ask you which plugins you use for ads and sign up form which appear at the bottom of the thread?

    ask.png

    I wish you all the best, it seams your forum started quite well already.
     
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  13. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    I like your site, the style is visually nice without clutter and the node icons are excellent.

    A couple of observations :) I find the logo really confusing. Your forum name and URL are 'Windows 10 Forums" but the logo reads as "Ten Windows 10 Forums" or "Windows Ten 10 Forums"? It makes my brain linger there, trying to figure it out. Also, there's so much in the sidebar on the landing page, there's a massive amount of whitespace under the forum list and quite a lot of other pages.

    Also I would suggest changing the default "no avatar" avatar - I see this a lot on XF forums, the thread views having loads of ? on the left. I always suggest changing it to a faded grey image related to your forum theme.

    Apart from this, good work.
     
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  14. MQK8

    MQK8 Active Member

    I think the domain and keywords surely help but he is obviously very skilled and the content is quite remarkable. No fluff here, serious helpful information that people need. I wish I was that smart, lol :)
     
  15. IanC

    IanC Active Member

    Thanks! No plugins for this one, all I did was edit the thread_view template and add in a bit of custom code :). I'm away from my main PC at the moment, but I can take a look at exporting the template changes as an addon.

    Yeah I was a little uncertain about the logo, but had to knock something up quickly an opted for something based on our old design. I might have a tinker with this when I have some free time, but the sidebar/whitespace issue is something we definitely need to address.

    Good point about the default avatar, I never thought about that! I'll see what I can do when I'm back :). Thanks for the constructive feedback, it's appreciated!
     
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  16. MichaelB

    MichaelB Member

    I am loving your style! Simple yet eye popping.
     
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  17. sndrsndv

    sndrsndv Member

    I have just updated my machine to windows 10 and have errors will have to take a look at your forum
     
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