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Important Poll: Vote on our new forum theme!

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Which forum theme do you prefer when we upgrade to phpbb3?

Artodia Elegance
2
13%
Artodia Ultra Blue
3
19%
Artodia Phantom
1
6%
Proglass
4
25%
SubAndreas
5
31%
Subsilver
0
No votes
Prosilver
1
6%
 
Total votes : 16

Important Poll: Vote on our new forum theme!

Postby Winston » July 13th, 2014, 9:23 am

Now that the migration to Bluehost is complete, our new project is to upgrade the forum to phpbb3 and select a new forum theme there. I've looked at all of them and narrowed it down to these choices. Please look at all of them and vote on which one you like best.

They all look nice and are blue and white themes. But we gotta decide on one of them. So I wanted to know which one you all prefer. Look at the demo of all of them below. Then cast your vote above.

Artodia Elegance
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... ance/demo/

Artodia Ultra Blue
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... blue/demo/

Artodia Phantom
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... ntom/demo/

Proglass
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style/proglass/demo/

SubAndreas
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... as08/demo/

Subsilver
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... ver3/demo/

Prosilver (the default theme)
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... lver/demo/
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Postby eurobrat » July 13th, 2014, 10:55 am

SubSilver & any of the Artodia's.
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Postby Winston » July 13th, 2014, 11:44 am

eurobrat wrote:SubSilver & any of the Artodia's.


SubSilver is nice. But it looks too old style. Forums looked like that when they first came out. I'm looking for a more upscale look.

I'm leaning toward SubAndreas. What do you all think? It looks like a vbulletin theme.
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Postby eurobrat » July 13th, 2014, 11:45 am

Winston wrote:
eurobrat wrote:SubSilver & any of the Artodia's.


SubSilver is nice. But it looks too old style. Forums looked like that when they first came out. I'm looking for a more upscale look.

I'm leaning toward SubAndreas. What do you all think? It looks like a vbulletin theme.


Looks clean, not sure about the font though.
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Postby eurobrat » July 13th, 2014, 12:17 pm

Also with the new blog update I think you should have an even balance of stuff from SA, Europe and Asia. As of right now I think the image of the site is far too Asia centric.
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Postby Winston » July 13th, 2014, 12:29 pm

eurobrat wrote:Also with the new blog update I think you should have an even balance of stuff from SA, Europe and Asia. As of right now I think the image of the site is far too Asia centric.


What blog update do you mean? How are we gonna have an even balance? It's the posters that create the content, not me. I can't control where people go or where they post trip reports from. What do you mean?
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Postby starchild5 » July 13th, 2014, 12:43 pm

SubAndreas for me..Much cleaner and fonts are bigger and crisp :)
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Postby Renata » July 13th, 2014, 1:09 pm

Winston wrote:
eurobrat wrote:SubSilver & any of the Artodia's.


SubSilver is nice. But it looks too old style. Forums looked like that when they first came out. I'm looking for a more upscale look.

I'm leaning toward SubAndreas. What do you all think? It looks like a vbulletin theme.


You always ask for opinions & advice then you just do whatever you want, because you've already pre-selected haven't you? :lol: Regardless of the majority vote. :roll: So I'll just vote at random.
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Postby Winston » July 13th, 2014, 1:12 pm

Renata wrote:
Winston wrote:
eurobrat wrote:SubSilver & any of the Artodia's.


SubSilver is nice. But it looks too old style. Forums looked like that when they first came out. I'm looking for a more upscale look.

I'm leaning toward SubAndreas. What do you all think? It looks like a vbulletin theme.


You always ask for opinions & advice then you just do whatever you want, because you've already pre-selected haven't you? :lol: Regardless of the majority vote. :roll:


Maybe I just want to see if the majority vote will be the same as mine. :)

No really though. That's not true. In the ladies forum, you suggested that the theme be purple, and we changed it to that. Remember?
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Postby eurobrat » July 13th, 2014, 1:24 pm

Winston wrote:
eurobrat wrote:Also with the new blog update I think you should have an even balance of stuff from SA, Europe and Asia. As of right now I think the image of the site is far too Asia centric.


What blog update do you mean? How are we gonna have an even balance? It's the posters that create the content, not me. I can't control where people go or where they post trip reports from. What do you mean?


I mean the home page, and the homepage is just old looking content and photo's. It could be cleaner. Think of it as running a restaurant.... Would you eat at a place that looks old and disorganised?
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Postby publicduende » July 13th, 2014, 5:57 pm

Artodia Ultra Blue is really the classiest of the lot.
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Postby Winston » July 16th, 2014, 8:50 pm

eurobrat wrote:
Winston wrote:
eurobrat wrote:Also with the new blog update I think you should have an even balance of stuff from SA, Europe and Asia. As of right now I think the image of the site is far too Asia centric.


What blog update do you mean? How are we gonna have an even balance? It's the posters that create the content, not me. I can't control where people go or where they post trip reports from. What do you mean?


I mean the home page, and the homepage is just old looking content and photo's. It could be cleaner. Think of it as running a restaurant.... Would you eat at a place that looks old and disorganised?


The home page is not disorganized. It's just compacted with a lot of things jammed close together. Look at CNN's home page. It's has way more stuff compacted close together than mine does. Yet it works and is successful. Why? lol

http://www.cnn.com

FYI, people eat at places that look old if it brings them a feeling of nostalgia or has an earthy cozy feel. It's the location that matters.

Come on you guys. We need more votes on the themes.

Renata, which theme do you like?
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Postby Paloaltoguy » July 16th, 2014, 9:36 pm

Winston wrote:
eurobrat wrote:
Winston wrote:
eurobrat wrote:Also with the new blog update I think you should have an even balance of stuff from SA, Europe and Asia. As of right now I think the image of the site is far too Asia centric.


What blog update do you mean? How are we gonna have an even balance? It's the posters that create the content, not me. I can't control where people go or where they post trip reports from. What do you mean?


I mean the home page, and the homepage is just old looking content and photo's. It could be cleaner. Think of it as running a restaurant.... Would you eat at a place that looks old and disorganised?


The home page is not disorganized. It's just compacted with a lot of things jammed close together. Look at CNN's home page. It's has way more stuff compacted close together than mine does. Yet it works and is successful. Why? lol

http://www.cnn.com

FYI, people eat at places that look old if it brings them a feeling of nostalgia or has an earthy cozy feel. It's the location that matters.

Come on you guys. We need more votes on the themes.

Renata, which theme do you like?


This website looks like throw up from the early 90s. You don't have the tech skills or creativity to take this website to the next level. But I do :wink:
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Postby Winston » July 17th, 2014, 4:37 am

Also Eurobrat,
AFA's site is very compacted with a lot of stuff close together too. Yet they get half a million visitors per month and are ranked very well. Have a look:

http://www.loveme.com

You see what I mean?
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Postby Winston » July 17th, 2014, 9:14 am

I forgot to mention that we could also use the default theme for phpbb3 too, which is Prosilver and is also blue and white. I forgot to add that to the poll options. I'll do it now. What do you think of it?

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... lver/demo/

The thing is, I'm not sure how customizable the other themes are, since they have different designers. But Prosilver is easier to customize for sure.
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