Feedback on forum style/theme!

Discussion in 'Graphics Discussion and Help' started by Keosan, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Keosan

    Keosan Aspirant

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    Hey guys recently made a forum and i need some feedback regarding my theme!

    SCREENSHOTS -
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    http://www.kgamers.me
     

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  2. Chris

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    That pink with black really doesn't suit a forum and is giving me a headache. It looks good - but it's just not great colour wise.
     
  3. gog1970

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    Sorry but i'm not a fan
     
  4. PoetJC

    PoetJC ⚧ Jacquii: Black Kween of TSSN ⚧

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    I'm not much a fan either unfortunately :(
    The fuchsia color is so bright against the dark background - it seems a bit overpowering imo. Also - the niche is gaming. Fuchsia doesn't at all scream "Gaming forum" to me either. Simply put Keosan - your forum does not look like a gaming forum. It's also rather bland - there's no personality - no branding. I'd work on theme's color scheme, the logo (left-align it if it's so small btw) and the branding concept. The idea is to transform the theme a bit, giving it more a gaming identity, perhaps making your node icons something relevant to gamers as opposed to the notepad design.

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    The fuschia color is darkened a bit - it's more eggplant and not so bright. If you don't want to change the fuschia color - you should likely lighten the dark background color so that there's a bit more contrast and not so hard on the eyes. IDK if the color scheme above will work for you - but the hex code is #7c4475 if you're interested.

    With a few tweaks - you can make that your Xenfocus theme quite nice.
    HTH,

    J.
     
  5. Keosan

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    Hey everyone thanks for all the replies. PoetJC thanks for the advice. I've actually been debating on doing this myself or asking you(paying you) to help me out :p I'll go over and see what i can do such as changing the theme ect
     
  6. PoetJC

    PoetJC ⚧ Jacquii: Black Kween of TSSN ⚧

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    You're quite welcome. And I wasn't fishing for clients LOL - but I'd be thrilled to help you out with your current theme. Or create one from scratch OR modify any other premade theme for you. PM me if interested ;)

    J.
     
  7. Keosan

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    That sounds great! I'll wait till i get 10 posts to pm you :p
     
  8. Keosan

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    I actually changed it up a bit. What does everyone think now?
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  9. PoetJC

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  10. Keosan

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    I'm using the same theme! Just using an ACTUAL color palette this time lol. I could try to darken the content areas and play around with it and see what works :) Yeah no worries! I totally understand :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2015
  11. Chris

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    Looks good now, genuinely quite impressive. Love the colour scheme.

    .navTabs .navTab.selected a.navLink, .navTabs ul.visitorTabs > li.navTab.selected a.navLink
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    Logo is really bad quality for some reason on nodes, not sure why.
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    Larger main logo
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    Use larger sized logos for retina displays
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  12. Keosan

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    I noticed that as well. I'd have to say it was because i made it in paint.net and its not a vector image. I'll have to remake it into a vector so it won't be so bad quality. I'll up the logo size as well :) Theres other issues as well such as the "new posts or recent posts tab" which is grey and transparent. I have no clue how to change the color of that.... Thanks for the feedback it means alot!

    Vectorized the node icons
    https://gyazo.com/fda51a12b2efdb6c5db301eaf831a2d3
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2015
  13. Chris

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    I also have logos about 3 times the size I'll use them, lol.


    Can you draw in paint what you mean and I'll send you a hacky extra.css fix?
     
  14. Keosan

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    How do you get them to fit? If i put a logo bigger then the image height for the header it doesn't show a centered big logo it. Ill show a picture of it in a bit and sure!

    I'm talking about these two. It gets its background from a backgroundblur image but i don't see it when i go into the ftp :/
    https://gyazo.com/9c4dcaeb397b692f1f92e5fd575ae726
    https://gyazo.com/ea609af2decbfc92fc80989d6f6c2760
     
  15. Chris

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    <img src="http://imageurl" height="100px">

    Will resize it. You can do it w/ css too :)
     
  16. Keosan

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    I've been doing it via the template panel. But ill try it and reply back :)
     
  17. Keosan

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    Hey! I just realized i have no clue what you're referring to when you're talking about NavTabs!! I updated the node logos and i can now scale the size of the main logo as much as i want!
     
  18. Keosan

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    Its been a while but i was recently inspired by some forum banners so i tried my hand at it and i tried to make a logo!
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