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Postby Scepcop » 19 Jun 2010, 02:55

Hi all,
What do you all think of the current theme template for this forum? Is it good enough, or would another one be better?

I was looking at some new ones and found some spiffy new choices. Have a look and let me know if you like any one in particular.

Glacier theme
index.php?style=13

Progravity theme
index.php?style=14

Avalon blue theme
http://www.phpbb.com/styles/demo/3.0/?style_id=925

Bl@ck theme
index.php?style=12

Vista theme
index.php?style=2

SubAndreas theme
index.php?style=4

What do you all think of dark background themes, like this one?
index.php?style=7
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Re: New theme templates for this forum? Which do you like?

Postby Scepcop » 19 Jun 2010, 03:02

Personally I like this glacier theme:
index.php?style=13

It looks pretty sleek, classy and professional. What do you think?
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Re: New theme templates for this forum? Which do you like?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 19 Jun 2010, 03:33

I think that because you posted them from your Admin account, they will not show to us mere peons. :lol:

I keep getting thrown back to our regular topic page.
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Re: New theme templates for this forum? Which do you like?

Postby Scepcop » 19 Jun 2010, 06:15

Ok then here are the theme templates offsite so you can see them:

Glacier:
http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/Glacier

Progravity
http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-sty ... progravity

Avalon blue
http://www.phpbb.com/styles/demo/3.0/?style_id=925

Bl@ck
http://www.phpbb.com/styles/demo/3.0/?style_id=985

Vista
http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/Vista

Subandreas
http://www.phpbb.com/styles/demo/3.0/?style_id=23

What do you think of dark themes like this one?
http://www.phpbb.com/styles/demo/3.0/?style_id=14

So what do you all think? You like any of those? Or is the current theme best?
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Re: New theme templates for this forum? Which do you like?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 19 Jun 2010, 06:19

I like either glacier or progravity. I like the way that progravity is set up as well.
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Re: New theme templates for this forum? Which do you like?

Postby Scepcop » 19 Jun 2010, 06:40

NinjaPuppy wrote:I like either glacier or progravity. I like the way that progravity is set up as well.


Both of those themes have a black background in the header image at the top, which would blend well with the black and white SCEPCOP logo :)

What do you think of the current theme though?

The thing is, if I upgrade this version of the forum to the new one, most of those themes probably won't work anyway. So I gotta choose between that too.
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Re: New theme templates for this forum? Which do you like?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 19 Jun 2010, 18:52

Scepcop wrote:Both of those themes have a black background in the header image at the top, which would blend well with the black and white SCEPCOP logo :)

What do you think of the current theme though?

The thing is, if I upgrade this version of the forum to the new one, most of those themes probably won't work anyway. So I gotta choose between that too.

This current one is fine. It is easy to read and navigate and has worked well. The newer versions have a bit more pizazz and I do like the darker look. Do they have any additional features for Moderators?
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Re: New theme templates for this forum? Which do you like?

Postby Scepcop » 19 Jun 2010, 21:07

NinjaPuppy wrote:
Scepcop wrote:Both of those themes have a black background in the header image at the top, which would blend well with the black and white SCEPCOP logo :)

What do you think of the current theme though?

The thing is, if I upgrade this version of the forum to the new one, most of those themes probably won't work anyway. So I gotta choose between that too.

This current one is fine. It is easy to read and navigate and has worked well. The newer versions have a bit more pizazz and I do like the darker look. Do they have any additional features for Moderators?


Not for moderators. But I can add more features for moderators in the permissions page. I think I've added the maximum features that there are though :)

So I guess we'll keep this theme then.

Anyone else have an opinion?
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Re: New theme templates for this forum? Which do you like?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 19 Jun 2010, 22:56

And we're back! Whew! I tried to post about a half an hour ago and I couldn't. I thought I had been banned. :lol: Obviously just a glitch in the server or something.
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Re: New theme templates for this forum? Which do you like?

Postby Scepcop » 20 Jun 2010, 00:50

NinjaPuppy wrote:And we're back! Whew! I tried to post about a half an hour ago and I couldn't. I thought I had been banned. :lol: Obviously just a glitch in the server or something.


lol Nah. I was updating the forum to the latest version. See the announcements board. I figured that since it was early morning EST that it would be the best time to do it since most posters are sleeping. Next time I should announce such things in advance.

Now we are on the latest version of phpBB3. Woo hoo! And we have a new quick reply feature at the bottom of each thread.
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Re: New theme templates for this forum? Which do you like?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 20 Jun 2010, 02:06

I like this new 'quick reply' very much.
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Do you all like dark red themes?

Postby Scepcop » 23 Aug 2010, 20:19

I found this dark red theme template for this forum. It looks really nice. What do you all think? Should we switch to it? See the demo here.

http://www.phpbb.com/styles/demo/3.0/?style_id=235

If so, we'd be the same color as the JREF forum. lol
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Re: New theme templates for this forum? Which do you like?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 23 Aug 2010, 20:56

I like it.
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Re: New theme templates for this forum? Which do you like?

Postby Scepcop » 23 Aug 2010, 21:07

NinjaPuppy wrote:I like it.


Do you like it better than the current theme?

Blue is the most universally accepted theme. That's why most forum default templates are blue. I guess it's the most agreeable color for a forum. Do you think anyone would be turned off by a dark red forum like that one, even if it looks nice?

Anyone else have a take on this?
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Re: New theme templates for this forum? Which do you like?

Postby ProfWag » 23 Aug 2010, 22:31

Scepcop wrote:
NinjaPuppy wrote:I like it.


Do you like it better than the current theme?

Blue is the most universally accepted theme. That's why most forum default templates are blue. I guess it's the most agreeable color for a forum. Do you think anyone would be turned off by a dark red forum like that one, even if it looks nice?

Anyone else have a take on this?

Naw, I don't have a take on it. Have it any color you wish.
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