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Old 05-18-2010, 06:52 AM   #1
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I guess this is a suggestion? No idea.

Right, I'm going to be bored shitless over the next few months if I have nothing to do, and I don't want my designing to get shaky, so I was wondering if I could design a skin for the forum.

Now I've never designed a skin for anything, so this'll all be new to me and it'll probably be a slow process since I'll need to slice it all up and code it and shit and I've never done that before. But yeah.

This isn't 100% or anything, I'm not sure I'll do it. It's just something I could do to shove in my portfolio and to say I can do. But it'd look much better if it was live and working rather than just a 2D image, so I thought I might as well ask. Not sure who I'd even have to clear it with.

Another thing is if I did do this I'd like to know what people would want, and I'd post up the work in progress to see what people think.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:54 AM   #2
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I like it! If you do anything, it's not too heavy and it carries the general feel of the main site, I could totally make it the default!

Or just add it to the list of currently available options. That works, too.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:59 AM   #3
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Sweet, I'll get to figuring out how it's all done then.

So if anyone wants to tell me the sort of things they'd like, please do. I've got a rough idea of what I want but there's not point in making a skin if only I'm going to use it.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:49 AM   #4
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Sounds good to me. I use the futurevision skin, but only because I got tired of the standard format and the rest seemed boring or too loud to me. Having another option adds variety, and I like that. Go for it.
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:45 AM   #5
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I would very much like that.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:09 AM   #6
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Nice to know you're interested.

Another thing is if there's other forum skins you like show me them and I'll try and implement some of the aspects into mine.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:02 PM   #7
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So after some poking around the interwebs on how to actually start making a skin, it seems I need access to the template/style codes and shit, and since I'm not expecting access to any of that this will be put on hold until I can find another way.

However one thing that bugs me is that we have no universal header image, so if I design on o' them for now could that be put on all the skins?
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:04 PM   #8
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I was actually going to ask you for that specifically, if you were gonna actually do this, 'cause that has bothered me ever since we moved to vBulletin. We had it on SMF, but not since. Gabby said she had that handled, and it never got done. It's certainly not something I'm going to be any good at doing.

So yeah, if you made one, I'd definitely get it up there.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:08 PM   #9
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That's cool then.

Got work tomorrow so I guess I'll get done in the evening. Think I might do a different version for each skin, since getting something to look good on all these colours will be pretty difficult.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:10 PM   #10
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You are awesome.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:20 PM   #11
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Once I get that done I could do some icons too, like new posts and shit. It's not a whole skin but it'll make it feel a bit more original.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:24 AM   #12
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You could do that.

You could also like, make a dark version and a light version of the same theme if you wanted. Cause I know you like light themes, but I prefer darker themes. Right now I'm using the Sayang theme, but there was one I forgot the name of that was a really sleek like black theme with green and other highlights. I know Ves and I were using it on a different forum.
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I'd love a black and green skin. I've actually never checked out any of the skins on the forum other than the basic one. I'm gonna go do that.

And yes, custom icons would be sweet!
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:55 PM   #14
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A PROPOSAL!
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Like the movie!
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:28 AM   #16
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DOING THIS IS HARDER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.

I have attempted shit, it's just failed... I am working on it thoooough
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:34 AM   #17
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I only bring it up again 'cause butthead is once again updating his comic. The forums may no longer be a lost cause!
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:01 AM   #18
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I am a huge supporter of this. I always tried to argue why we should have fanclubs but never got a definite answer.

So this proposal is for a whole subforum for FCs?
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:07 AM   #19
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Should've gone to SpecSavers.
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:02 PM   #20
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This sounds super cool. Can't wait to see and enjoy what you cook up.
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:39 PM   #21
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I've always been a fan of black and blue, or like Cloft said; black and green.
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Take the Dark_vb_Fluid skin and give it the User CP-FAQ-Community-Calender etc. bar. It needs it.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:44 AM   #23
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Aaaaaaah this has been bumped. There's no way I can do it right now since I have two/three major uni projects on the go right now, which will hugely effect my final grade, but hopefully I'll have time after.

I do still want to do this, no matter how lazy I am.
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