[suggestion] forum theme selection

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[suggestion] forum theme selection

Post by Moogle Stiltzkin » Tue May 29, 2018 2:39 am

You don't have to follow up on this. just me throwing out ideas :mrgreen:


firstly, the original default theme

pro
- clean, no nonsense theme, and very fast. Free :mrgreen:

con
- it's too standard. it doesn't differentiate your forum from another because it's too generic.



some nice themes i found


Simplicity
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pro
- clean, fast, also nice looking.

con
- if i had to nitpick, probably because it's not a dark theme, so not eco friendly. also not everyone likes green :(

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... implicity/



pycode
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Image
pro
- clean, fast, also nice looking.

con
- default smilies may not work well on dark theme. will need a different smilies set design for dark themed forums. Complications, how do you flip between light vs dark theme smilies if user decides to switch theme they like? :(

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style/pycode/


and lastly you got the paid for themes. unless you are running a business, i wouldn't recommend it. but just for a comparison purposes.


FLATBOOTS - phpBB 3.2 | High-Performance And Creative Modern Forum For phpBB

pro
- very nice, and feature rich

con
- support is 6 months, after which you need to pay to renew. what happens if support expires, do you still updates for any theme revisions to be compatible? my guess is no :?

https://themeforest.net/item/flatboots- ... bb/8536771
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Re: [suggestion] forum theme selection

Post by philippe » Tue May 29, 2018 10:07 am

Hi,
Moogle Stiltzkin wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 2:39 am
You don't have to follow up on this. just me throwing out ideas :mrgreen:

Simplicity
Spoiler!
Image
pro
- clean, fast, also nice looking.

con
- if i had to nitpick, probably because it's not a dark theme, so not eco friendly. also not everyone likes green :(

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... implicity/
Not a bad idea ... and now Simplecity have more colors ... so "green" is not the only choice :
Only 3.2.x version
Style come with 7 color variations :
Simplicity (default)
Simplicity Aqua
Simplicity Blue
Simplicity Dark Blue
Simplicity Light Blue
Simplicity Steel Blue
Simplicity Gray
AND one is dark ...

I will have a look ...
Thanks for all your suggestion and help.

Philippe.
NB I have a large project on the road ... so I can't spend lot of time for the forum (unfortunately)
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Re: [suggestion] forum theme selection

Post by OneCD » Tue May 29, 2018 10:30 am

philippe wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 10:07 am
AND one is dark ...
Yes please! "Dark" is the new "Black". I'm a big fan of dark web/desktop themes. :P
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