[POLL] New Default skin?

All style (template, theme and imageset) related questions for the new release; advice, feedback here please.
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Re: [POLL] New Default skin?

Post by dhn » Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:14 pm

calebrw wrote:people love new stuff
That is a dangerous assumption. Experience shows that most people are scared by new stuff. ;)
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Re: [POLL] New Default skin?

Post by k1ro » Fri Aug 27, 2004 8:33 pm

dhn wrote:
calebrw wrote:people love new stuff
That is a dangerous assumption. Experience shows that most people are scared by new stuff. ;)
ok, people like cool new-looking stuff ;)

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Re: [POLL] New Default skin?

Post by SamF » Sat Aug 28, 2004 5:25 pm

subblue.com wrote: 2004 will see the release of the next phpBB version, which will sport a radical new look...
So if the author himself says that there will be a new look, why wouldn't we believe him? But those things take time, and are still changing.
We haven't even reached the beta of phpBB 2.2 yet, so it would be dumb to design a style for something that isn't complete yet...

I hope that phpBB is keeping it as a surprise, now give me pie.

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Re: [POLL] New Default skin?

Post by psoTFX » Sat Aug 28, 2004 10:44 pm

Ultimately (without mass dicension :D) "I" specify the style to be used for phpBB 2.2 ;)

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Re: [POLL] New Default skin?

Post by grrrlromeo » Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:23 am

The users on my board freak out when things change. As is I'm sure I'll have to guide users through the new features in 2.2.

Even if you have a crappy layout, once users get used to it they become comfortable with where things are and the colors of those things. When you change it, even if it's for the better, there is a time of adjustment and discomfort (and bitching and moaning) until they get used it again. For example, you've got users who've clicked the Submit button hundreds of times to the point where they don't have to think about where it is, they just know where to move their mouse. If you were to move the Submit button, they would have to stop and think about where it is, and they don't like to think about things like that.

Users like continuity. They only like change when it's a new useful feature. Especially when you've got lots of users who post everyday and see a board as a sort of home. When you change things, it's like rearranging their furniture.

That's my theory on design. I'm in no way trying to tell the devs what to do, because I, and I alone, am responsible for the design of my site. So really, regardless if the default skin changes, I'll just change it to match the design of my site anyway. :)
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Re: [POLL] New Default skin?

Post by SamF » Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:08 pm

psoTFX wrote:Ultimately (without mass dicension :D) "I" specify the style to be used for phpBB 2.2 ;)
I'm good with paint, pick me.

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Re: [POLL] New Default skin?

Post by Mini » Fri Sep 24, 2004 4:48 pm

Truely, I think that phpbb needs a whole new skin.

IPB got one
vB always gets one

Phpbb needs on too. Not silver, more sleak but still easy on the eyes.

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Re: [POLL] New Default skin?

Post by Zanno » Fri Sep 24, 2004 4:59 pm

i don't really like subsilver
i feel it's a needless complicated set of html for a message board and plan on designing my own template from scratch

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Re: [POLL] New Default skin?

Post by battye » Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:32 am

subSilver's pretty good, but I wouldn't use it as my default. i will just make my own..
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Re: [POLL] New Default skin?

Post by naderman » Wed Oct 06, 2004 6:03 pm

Hi,

on http://www.subblue.com" target="_blank you can find:
subBlue wrote:2004 will see the release of the next phpBB version, which will sport a radical new look...
And I'm sure we're going to find out more about this, when beta (maybe a little later) is out :D

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