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XenForo 2.0 - New Design?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Weydigo, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Weydigo

    Weydigo Member


    I would like to know if you plan to do a new design (a complete change) for XenForo 2.0?

  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

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  3. AndrewSimm

    AndrewSimm Member

    Well we don't know what it will look like I think it is safe to say a very modern responsive design. We shall see.
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  4. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    I like hearing responsive design. Apps and extra for users to download just is not the way to go. A website should be just as viewable on mobile as it is on desktop. When I visit XF.com on my phone or ipad I feel right at home as if I was almost browsing on my desktop.
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  5. Weydigo

    Weydigo Member

    I like how is structured XenForo in Responsive design. Which is fine, it's viewable on mobile on a desktop (not as on IP.Board 4.0 or vBulletin). Many do not like, but I appreciate so much.
  6. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    Afaik every major forum software versions introduced a new design, so there is a chance the same wil be happening to xenforo.

    Offtopic: @Weydigo, are you related to @Waindigo, by chance?
  7. eberkund

    eberkund Active Member

    Probably, seeing as how it is being recoded I don't see the point of porting the current design to the XF 2.0 so they will probably make a new one.
  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    It's actually not a good idea to introduce a completely new design as it'll break most style and add-ons. More often than not you would just refine and perhaps change the design language (go flatter, change coloring, adjust typography and white space usage, etc).

    I'm hoping 2.0 brings refinement to the design, and more robustness to the styling system and especially the template modification system.
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  9. Weydigo

    Weydigo Member

    The Wendigo.
  10. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    Whatever comes along, we'll use it for our primary theme. I've seen many nice custom themes, but I prefer to do simple but unique modifications to the stock theme . It makes things much easier for me at upgrade time, and I know all the features will work.
  11. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    XenForo has quite a modern system. Expect 'major' design changes, but not a complete overhaul I'd assume. In a X-x level release there should be major changes, but not like a completely different piece of forum software.
  12. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    From my own (perhaps selfish) standpoint, I don't care if it's just a mild refreshing of the layout, or drastically redone--I run the forum based on making it easy for users to participate, and easy for moderators to do their jobs. Most suggestions I've posted or features I've asked about revolve around this.

    Having said that, members do not like change. So we cannot get anything too drastic. We did have some very vocal complainers when we switched from vB 3.7, some who still snipe at us to this day, but for the most part, everyone adapted very quickly. If XF had been a usabililty trainwreck, it would have gone far worse. The more "social" things can be made, the better. My gut feeling is that XF2 will head in that direction...easier to use, more cool features, more connections to draw people in from social media.
  13. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    I hope you are right, and actually I think you are right.

    I still remember, when we had to update vBulletins vB3.8 to vB4.0... I wished, we had never done this. And since the vB4 update horror, I was looking for something better, which finally let us migrate to XenForo this year.
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  14. Dynamo

    Dynamo Member

    Waiting if it is gonna release soon.
  15. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Soon: Sometime within the calendar year.
    Or next.
    Or after that.
  16. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    The UI is good but please Mike for whoever you love most in this world don't allow Kier to choose the color combination!!! Kier is a good programmer and a good UI designer too however he sucks for choosing color schemes! Imho the color combination of the stock XF design makes it look like a forum software for childs :censored:
  17. AlexKim

    AlexKim Member

    Please don't change completely!!! Didn't you see the change of vBulletin? That is a complete change :(
  18. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    It's probably best we keep personal insults out of this.

    That's the point of first-point releases, though.
  19. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    No tag? You love tagging! How will they see your post without a tag?

    @Kier @Mike


    As much as everyone is entitled to their own opinion, it would be nice if you gave constructive criticism instead of just telling someone they suck at something.
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  20. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    Just to make it clear I respect Kier very much because, as I said on my previous message, I believe he is a very good programmer and a good UI architect too.

    I just believe that the job of choosing the color combination for the default XF theme should be assigned to a professional designer.

    English isn't my native language so when I say someone suck at doing something I understand it as if that person isn't good at doing that. I don't have any intention of being offensive nor rude.

    My two cents.

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