New Forum Skin - Previews

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  1. Max

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    Hi,

    As you know, we're currently working on a new, professional forum and portal design.

    Here's what we have so far:

    Please feel free to make suggestions. Voice your criticisms now, as it's harder to make changes once it's coded.

    At this point, the portal page/forum page are done:

    Edit: Most recent version:
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    http://battleforums.com/index.png
    http://battleforums.com/forumpage.png

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jason

    Jason BattleForums Guru

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    Looks great! Only thing I don't like is the SC2 Units since it is obviously a SC2 theme. I say this because we're not a forum for SC2 we're a forum for Blizzard..which includes SC2. So in that sense..SC2 themed is sort of one-sided. But we used to have the SC:Ghost skin and people loved it. So whatever. I like it overall. =)
     
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    Why does it start with S on the left side bar thingy

    and sorry to say but that blue bar jus seems out of the place... but I can't really suggest a better colour :S
     
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    Are we going to be keeping our current sections???? I see some missing :(
     
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    Yes, it's a bit one-sided. Eventually, we will have a skin for Diablo and Warcraft as well. But to be honest, it's low on the list of priorities at this point.

    I don't like the S either, we're going to scrape that and will probably replace it with a "B" or "BF."

    I'll have the designer come up with different color options for the navigation.

    Thanks for the suggestions! :)
     
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    I think it looks great..but as you know, I think the blue bar is out of place too. Other than that, I like :)
     
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    i dont like it, but its better than vb default :/
     
  8. Max

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    Why don't you like it? I need specifics here. The design can be changed, but I can't read your mind.
     
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    I think we should have the blue bar for every main section header
    Example: Warcraft (in blue bar form)
    warcraft3 forums
    WoW forums
    Warcraft maps& strategies....etc.
    General Forums (in blue)
     
  10. Wing Zero

    Wing Zero lol just as planned

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    bah active thread icons i hate
    if we are going to keep that blue bar crap on the top make it look like a power stream

    [random machine thingy[========bluecrap======]random machine thingy]
     
  11. Max

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    Do you mean in place of the solid black bar. For example, the one behind "Starcraft 2: News & Announcement Forums"?

    The active thread icons will be scrapped. I don't know what you mean by a "power stream", "random machine thingy", and "bluecrap."

    :)
     
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    Wing Zero lol just as planned

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    blue icons on top make more use of it if you want to keep it. get it?
     
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    I like it, it's pretty damn sweet.

    Although, as it's already been mentioned, the blue bar is pretty awkward in color/form.

    Can't really say what I don't like about the shape though.
     
  14. Max

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    Glad you like it.

    Ok, so far the general consensus is:
    • The blue bar on the top has to be changed.
    • Active thread icons need to be replaced.
    • S icon needs to be replaced.

    Anything else?
     
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    Instead of B, I was thinking like.. "L"astest poll; "F"orum navigation, or w/e.. etc.. you get my drift

    btw will zlots be animated? xD

    and its very.. starcraft themed.. will there be diablo/warcraft as well?
     
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    new version...
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    I see what you're saying. That's interesting, I didn't think of that. I'll see ask the designer for his thoughts.

    No, that's too retro :).

    Yes, it's very Starcraft themed.

    I said said up there somewhere:
     
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    and the "BattleForums" logo on top is really weak....
     
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    Oh that looks a lot better. Cept that last part.. >_>;
     
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