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    Exclamation Gamers4Life custom theme

    Hello everyone.
    As some of you know by now, Devile is planning on migrating our forum from vBulletin to xenForo (forum systems).

    I figured that it would be nice to have a normal theme instead of the default one like we do right now.
    However, a customized & unique theme would probably cost money and I don't think Devile should spend money from his own pocket over a theme (since we don't have the donation feature working yet).

    I started working on a skin for xenForo.. customized it for gamers4life especially.
    I created same sections in order to illustrate how it will look like (more or less) if we will use this theme in G4L once we start using xenForo.

    Gamers4Life theme demo: Gamers4Life - TEST BOARD
    XenForo default theme: https://xenforo.com/community


    Let me know what do you think, if there are some changes that I should make and so on.

    *Registration is disabled due to the fact that it's just a demo site, if you wish to see how is it from a user's perspective, PM me and I'll create you an account.
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    very nice.

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    don't like the color scheme (white + that kind of starry purple), and that green log in button kills it even further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razor View Post
    don't like the color scheme (white + that kind of starry purple), and that green log in button kills it even further.
    - Background on the top can be changed, I figured it won't be nicest background ever. Got some ideas?
    - Log-in button can be changed as well, any suggestion?


    Thanks

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    I dont like those colors either as I already told you at skype. Imho its bit too colorfull and childish currently. We could have something more With one main color dominating something like Wnx posted. Or even Nttgame forum currently doesnt look too bad, though it could be better.



    Stary purple is not bad for me though, but all colors are kinda badly combined I'd say.


    Defuault scheme is completely horrible though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darken View Post
    I dont like those colors either as I already told you at skype. Imho its bit too colorfull and childish currently. We could have something more With one main color dominating something like Wnx posted. Or even Nttgame forum currently doesnt look too bad, though it could be better.



    Stary purple is not bad for me though, but all colors are kinda badly combined I'd say.


    Defuault scheme is completely horrible though.

    I thought of working on a dark theme, I assumed some people rather have the lighter colors because they're already used to G4L and frmtr.
    I'll try to work on a darker version of this theme and post here the results later on today.

    But well, I guess it's still 10times better than the default one..


    Thanks.

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    It is. And so that i dont only criticise. I say its good you are working on something anyway.

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    Take a look now, better?

    - Changed all text colors in order for it to fit the darker version
    - Changed login/signup button.
    - Changed background.

    About the background on the top, still undecided.. should I keep it or not?
    Last edited by Adi; 03-27-2015 at 09:24 PM.

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    not bad ....

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    It's a lot better now.

    Couple things:

    -Width is excessive, the boards don't fit in my screen, therefore I have to use a scrolling bar.
    -The backgrounds of the first 2 section titles for General and Knight Online fit nicely with the Gamers4life one at the top. The other 2 however... I suggest making the General one the standard for every other section.
    -The height of the General title bar is lower compared to the other ones. This annoys me.
    -The Games section title background has teemo in it, why.
    -The Entertainment section title background could use something better than random branches and leaves.
    -The width of the boards themselves could be lower so that anyone could appreciate the background effects / artwork.

    I can explain it better in this pic (i reduced the zoom so there would actually be space at the sides): http://i.imgur.com/av7ygay.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by razor View Post
    It's a lot better now.

    Couple things:

    -Width is excessive, the boards don't fit in my screen, therefore I have to use a scrolling bar.
    -The backgrounds of the first 2 section titles for General and Knight Online fit nicely with the Gamers4life one at the top. The other 2 however... I suggest making the General one the standard for every other section.
    -The height of the General title bar is lower compared to the other ones. This annoys me.
    -The Games section title background has teemo in it, why.
    -The Entertainment section title background could use something better than random branches and leaves.
    -The width of the boards themselves could be lower so that anyone could appreciate the background effects / artwork.

    I can explain it better in this pic (i reduced the zoom so there would actually be space at the sides): http://i.imgur.com/av7ygay.jpg
    Width
    - What is your window's resolution? I'm using 1920x1080 and works fine here, I don't have to resize the board or anything.
    - Does it happen with other browsers as well?
    - What about the default theme that I posted above, does it happen with it as well?
    - I originally started working with a lower width, I figured it would be nicer to have a higher width because most of the people here are used to it, right now it's standing on 1800x width, should I lower it to let's say 1600? or even lower?

    Category backgrounds
    - Games & Entertainment sections now has the same background like General section, does it look better?
    - Why Teemo? because Teemo is OP.
    nah, jk. Any other suggestion? I thought of Pulsefire Ezreal or Ahri

    Forum background
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    Technically I could do that but I don't think it's a good idea, because it will apply on the entire forum(except for the background on top) and then it will look like this (picked a random background for example)
    http://i.hizliresim.com/WVO2WQ.jpg
    I think the background should be a solid color in order for it to look fine.

    Tabs
    - There are originally more tabs(once you're logged in) as you can see in the picture I posted above, I think moving all the tabs from there to the top would look too messy.. don't you think?

    Announcements section
    - I can't color the title or a single letter from it, won't let me use HTML.. unlike section description.

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    http://puu.sh/gSB1W/fe59547736.png

    xenforo original doesnt have these issues whereas...

    http://puu.sh/gSB7n/b4dff394f8.jpg

    forums won't fit my screen for some reason (I use 1360x768 res), it should auto-adjust.

    About the background (http://i.hizliresim.com/WVO2WQ.jpg) I didn't mean to also apply them to the forum sections / boards, only to the sides, where it's highlighted in yellow boxes in my pictures.

    Like this: http://puu.sh/gSBtH/64a6b277f0.jpg

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    Now it fits (http://puu.sh/gSBBp/cabfa63a95.jpg), but perhaps too centered? you went to the other extreme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razor View Post
    http://puu.sh/gSB1W/fe59547736.png

    xenforo original doesnt have these issues whereas...

    http://puu.sh/gSB7n/b4dff394f8.jpg

    thats how I see those forums (I use 1360x768 res)

    About the background (http://i.hizliresim.com/WVO2WQ.jpg) I didn't mean to also apply them to the forum sections / boards, only to the sides, where it's highlighted in yellow boxes in my pictures.
    How about now, is the width better?

    And background, I understood what you meant but technically I can't do that.
    I posted that picture to illustrate you how it would look like if I did that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razor View Post
    Now it fits (http://puu.sh/gSBBp/cabfa63a95.jpg), but perhaps too centered? you went to the other extreme.
    Check again.

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