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A New Forum Skin! (Beta v0.3)


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Thanks to other, we've got a new forum skin in beta, version 0.3! It's very much a work in progress and we'll be making revisions over the next week or so, but let us know what you think. To change the skin, find the drop down menu at the bottom lefthand corner of your screen and change the skin to "OSx86 Project Skin."

Post here with your thoughts and suggestions! Thanks for helping us test it!

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Not really my style - feels "weird", but thanks for all the work thats being put into the site!!

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I like the fluid styles because I can read better on it. Fixed styles just seam more constrictive and it scrolls longer. I'm sure it's not hard to change the width to 100%. Overall, I like the design. But for now, will stay with the original style.

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ZOMG I love it. This layout is sleek, and seems to load fast. Please keep up the GREAT work!

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I like it.The new skin is just another reflection of how fast things change around here.Keep up the great work,and thanks Other.

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OK, since this is still beta, let me state a few points of criticism:

- I think the icons for new post, no new post, and so on, should be more similar on the main page and on the individual forum pages. I find it confusing that the same thing is one color here and another there. I really like the icons on the main page: nice contrast between new and old. The ones on the forum pages have less contrast, so I find it more difficult to see what's new at a glance. I would be happy if you could just swap the ordinary post icons with the poll ones (ie. the green ones with the blue ones), and make the no new post icon grey (or at least less blue)
- I think the width should be 100%
- The message font is a tad too small for me. Well, that's not a real problem, since I can just press CMD+ - this ain't Windows anymore after all :)

Please don't get me wrong, apart from these few minor points, I really like this skin a lot, much more than the default one. Thanks for the effort!

Edit: Am I blind or has the extended search button disappeared? If so, please put it back at some prominent spot!

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Thanks for the suggestions! Yeah, we're still working out some of the kinks (such as fonts, etc) and we'll be revising it over the weekend. We hope to have the full version out by next week!

Keep those suggestions coming!

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- I think the width should be 100%

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I agree. Please set the width to 100%...
BTW, keep up the excellent work!

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looks Great. Hope it runs as well as it looks...

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I am using it right now, but on the index...

It would be better if you could space out each category (Announcements, OS X on x86, Technical Work, Off Topic) instead of having no space inbetween them.

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That's awsome. I liked very much this new skin. I'm a Web Developer so my opinion may count for something! :D

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I am a IPB skinner and have been for now about a year. Email me if you need another. :(

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margin-top:0; padding-top:0;

agg, that gap at the top is bugging me

also the text at the bottom should be white or grayish... Black on black doesn't look good. Also the buttons could look better. They look kinda photochopped.

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Wow i have been using this theme for days, all of a sudden it became my default :-p, i love it!

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What happend to the forum skin, its back to regualr to me

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It's no longer the default - it will be after Thursday!

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All the wording in the buttons is too light. But good work.

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I hate it!
Don't make it the default.

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lol - well, again... it's a beta. I think you'll like the finished version much more. :)

BTW - we'll also be upgrading to IPB 2.1 during the downtime. Enjoy!

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I think it's great. The text size is fine for me, and no real problems seeing stuff. I like side margins, but possibly make them a little smaller. Also, you might want to try to make some of the buttons and bars have smoother shading/gradients.





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