What is the future of phpBB????

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Re: What is the future of phpBB????

Post by EXreaction » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:38 pm

Certainly we would like a new design, however nobody as of yet has submitted a new design proposal.

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Re: What is the future of phpBB????

Post by Darkness_demoN » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:50 pm

Kamahl19 wrote:I have a bad feeling phpbb will use prosilver also in 10th version in 2030 :) I just dont understand why nobody wants to remake the design. Thats what users care about. I am not saying phpbb should follow all trends and hypes but there has to be some visual progress in design after 7 years.
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Re: What is the future of phpBB????

Post by VSE » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:50 pm

EXreaction wrote:Certainly we would like a new design, however nobody as of yet has submitted a new design proposal.
I have suggested before maybe adopting an existing custom style as the new default style.

Absolution, we_clearblue, we_universal, Artodia Helion are all examples of styles I think take the look to that next level.
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Re: What is the future of phpBB????

Post by EXreaction » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:34 pm

I'm not sure if that has been considered before, but that's quite far from the route we have taken in the past with contributions.

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Re: What is the future of phpBB????

Post by Kamahl19 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:19 am

I would consider announcing some kind of competition for the best phpbb default design. People could submit their ideas and I am sure they would. They did not so far because they think phpbb team does not want to change the prosilver design. Maybe you would find great default design or maybe just some ideas for improving prosilver.

This new design could be created only with using Twig syntax and with mobile-first approach and could be the great replacement for subsilver in 3.2

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Re: What is the future of phpBB????

Post by Darkness_demoN » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:05 am

Kamahl19 wrote:I would consider announcing some kind of competition for the best phpbb default design. People could submit their ideas and I am sure they would. They did not so far because they think phpbb team does not want to change the prosilver design. Maybe you would find great default design or maybe just some ideas for improving prosilver.

This new design could be created only with using Twig syntax and with mobile-first approach and could be the great replacement for subsilver in 3.2
Yea contest will be good idea. That will give us more styles in database too :) +++++1

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Re: What is the future of phpBB????

Post by Kamahl19 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:44 pm

No it would not. I am not saying about competition for coders but for designers. It is huge difference. 99% of phpbb styles are made by coders who are not designers and thats why are all these styles so ugly.. Designers should provide only ideas and psds.

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Re: What is the future of phpBB????

Post by Master_Cylinder » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:42 am

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EXreaction wrote:Certainly we would like a new design, however nobody as of yet has submitted a new design proposal.
I have suggested before maybe adopting an existing custom style as the new default style.

Absolution, we_clearblue, we_universal, Artodia Helion are all examples of styles I think take the look to that next level.
I don't see a big problem with prosilver, personally. I've used we_clearblue on some of my forums and I even suggested adding a couple of the features to prosilver. I don't like Absolution/Artodia Helion at all and we_universal is almost the same as we_clearblue to me.

Unfortunately, that's the problem with styles; different people like different things. I find most of them hideous. No matter what is done, some people will like it and some wont.

What we need is a system for styles, like the Extensions, that allows people to change them without having to redo all of the edits. I hate to say it again but WordPress is a perfect example of being able to install/change themes and plugins without having to make a bunch of edits or worrying much about conflicts. The 3.0.x system for styles is just too much of a pain so I've come to appreciate prosilver and I actually like it with a few tweaks. ;)
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Re: What is the future of phpBB????

Post by Ger » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:37 pm

Wordpress uses inheritance just like phpBB does.
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Re: What is the future of phpBB????

Post by Master_Cylinder » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:37 pm

I've switched WordPress themes without having to reedit them for plugins which is something we can't do in 3.0.x. They do *something* different...
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