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      Forum Layout

      ...is hideous.

      We've had this 'temporary' default skin for the new forum system for about half a year now, it's driving me insane. It was always meant to be changed but unfortunately the Art Team got deleted after the software switch.

      I've got quite a bit of experience with sorting out forums so I'll get to work on some icons and things if that's okay.

      But yeah, the banner and everything just looks completely unprofessional and a bit of a mess at the current time.

      So I'll start working on the design now I've got some time, I think. If anybody wants to make any suggestions then just post below.

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      clouds would be nice
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      Sure. I could do different times of day if that sounds nice.

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      it does

      I'm wondering though ... Blue is my favourit colour, but is it possably to get swerly animations and such in different colours?
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      I have only ever seen this skin on the forums but I must admit I kinda like it....don't hurt me!
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      When icedawg was still around we did experiment with animations, but in the end it was just a bit of a pain trying to integrate Flash into the forum software.

      At the above; sure, we could always have several skins available, this being one of them.

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      *Keeper shifts into a WCIII Lich*

      "BURN!"

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      I like our banner

      But the old forum skin was awesome, well 2 software switches back now... I'd love to see some different skins you come up with, Xei

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      I like the current layout a LOT, and I like the current skin too (it's pretty simple and I like that), but I would still like to see some others as this one is getting a little... old. (Okay not really, I just get bored of things pretty quickly.)
      But I do not like the idea of animation.

      I do like the banner, though I'm not sure I like the way the text is on it and I don't think it really matches the rest of the forum layout as well as it could.

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      Wow that is really nice. I take back my original comment...I want that skin now! Gief!
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      i like the blue stuff. but, i think just a little more color would be nice! a skin would be wonderful too. But not too much color, thatd just confuse everything. Mabey some purple. The cloud idea sounds good
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      That skin is pretty impressive. I like it. I wonder if the Art Design Team (or someone else) will end up making a new banner to go with it?

      Purple is nice, but would it really suit this forum?

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      I also like the skin very much.... but....

      The feel of it isn't very dream-like in my opinion. It's a bit more to a technological side. However, I do agree that it looks more professional than the current skin, and if nothing else, it would be a nice addition to the available choices of skins.

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      Very cool, born 2 kill! Nice work.

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      Looks good Born, and I agree, tyrant, that it would be a good addition to the skin selection.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Xei View Post
      ...is hideous.

      We've had this 'temporary' default skin for the new forum system for about half a year now, it's driving me insane. It was always meant to be changed but unfortunately the Art Team got deleted after the software switch.

      I've got quite a bit of experience with sorting out forums so I'll get to work on some icons and things if that's okay.

      But yeah, the banner and everything just looks completely unprofessional and a bit of a mess at the current time.

      So I'll start working on the design now I've got some time, I think. If anybody wants to make any suggestions then just post below.
      you know what ill give it a try! ive alredy got perfec clouds. ill write back soon with the banner i just need help with the width and height of the banner, it would help. kk. cyaz
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      can somebody just change and see if it looks good, this skin sucks

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      Quote Originally Posted by Xei View Post
      ...is hideous.

      We've had this 'temporary' default skin for the new forum system for about half a year now, it's driving me insane. It was always meant to be changed but unfortunately the Art Team got deleted after the software switch.

      I've got quite a bit of experience with sorting out forums so I'll get to work on some icons and things if that's okay.

      But yeah, the banner and everything just looks completely unprofessional and a bit of a mess at the current time.

      So I'll start working on the design now I've got some time, I think. If anybody wants to make any suggestions then just post below.
      ive had a go at the banner and came up with this, tell me if you like it or if i should change a few things, and if you have adobe photoshop i can give the original (with layers) to you if you want to edit it. hopefully its attached.
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      If anyone still has the old banner, please post it. The old theme was amazing and the old banner fit perfectly. I've always thought the current banner is very unprofessional. Crap font, intense blue colors... just not great looking.

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      Quote Originally Posted by born_2_kill View Post
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      Not to be rude but, I don't like it. I don't want DV looking like every other forum out there. Let's just keep the current look.

      Quote Originally Posted by °¨¨°LucidDreama°¨&#1 68;° View Post
      ive had a go at the banner and came up with this, tell me if you like it or if i should change a few things, and if you have adobe photoshop i can give the original (with layers) to you if you want to edit it. hopefully its attached.
      Sorry, I really don't like that one. It looks like some [email protected] ad for some [email protected] travel agency.

      The current banner isn't "too" bad. It looks bad, however because it doesn't stretch far enough. Shortly after we changed over to vBulletin, some one posted a really cool animated night/day banner that I thought fit the forum perfectly. That's what I'd like to see being used.

      EDIT: ...and I really, really hate that black look of the "keybase" forum. Really, really dislike when forums use that color scheme.
      Last edited by Oneironaught; 08-20-2007 at 02:05 AM.

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      Question Good Layout

      Hey,

      I agree with the statment that its too much "techy" and not enough "dreamy"

      But its WAY better than the crap we have now, and I love the banner and slogan that we have now. So why dont we just take a few hours an post the layout that Born 2 kill made up? i mean, it is better than what we have. It may not be "dreamy" but at least it's not "crappy".

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      Haha, i thought that since everyone was making new site thingys i'd give it a go since i got Photoshop yesterday, its really awesome, btw this is not complete, its just in the works, i can change anything anyone wants, just let me know, i'd fancy a challenge

      Here it is so far, i don't agree with the moon next to the "D" and the mountains look a bit off to me but i'm open to improvements! I don't like it that much but i'm open to suggestions.

      EDIT: Sorry for the overly sizedness of it, i maybe made it too big, bare in mind i made this in the last half hour or so, sorry.

      Last edited by Adrenaline Junkie; 08-22-2007 at 03:46 PM.


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      born_2_kill's skin has a good style but it isn't saturated enough, I would say.
      Too gloomy, in other words, for the generic feel of Dream Views.

      Unfortuantely, I don't deal with forums as much as I would like (read: I'm lazy), so I can't provide anything more than an icon set or banner if one is needed. And, since a new banner is needed, I'll try to find the time soon to put one together. I can already feel the amount of colourising and fading it'll take to get the Dream Views "dreamy" feel, heh.

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      Heres a small update

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      Demo :


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