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Forum Skins update
« on: May 11, 2011, 02:10:44 AM »
Managing 3 forum skins has become a hassle so I've decided to reduce the number of skins available. In a few days I'll delete the Classic theme in favor of the new and improved Core theme. I've reworked the Core theme to fit in better with the look of the site and added full navigation to the theme. I also worked to improve the contrast and readability of the Core theme. In the next few days, I plan to work on the Dark theme to match the functionality of the Core theme.

Hope you like the new look!

Update: I've created a new dark theme which is a variation on the default theme. This will allow me to keep both skins up-to-date easily and provides a more unified look to the forum. Please leave any feedback in this thread.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2011, 03:12:28 PM by nilcam »

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Re: Forum Skins update
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 03:58:04 AM »
Thanks Nilcam, we appreciate all your hard work!

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Re: Forum Skins update
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 01:59:00 PM »
lol when i logged in the first thing i said in my head was "Whoa". Good stuff Nilcam!
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Re: Forum Skins update
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 03:49:28 PM »
Thanks a lot. The new dark layout is a big improvement over the previous one.

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Re: Forum Skins update
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 03:58:51 PM »
Thanks, Rex! The knowledge I've amassed since launching Dream Cancel has been very helpful.

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Re: Forum Skins update
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 04:00:07 PM »
This looks nice!!! good shit nilcam.
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Re: Forum Skins update
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011, 07:50:20 PM »
lol when i logged in the first thing i said in my head was "Whoa".

lol, same here, it was a very positive first impresion, i love it.

Good work nilcam.

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Re: Forum Skins update
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 01:13:11 AM »
Best forum format this site has had yet. Hope this works out for a good while. Great job Nilcam.
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Re: Forum Skins update
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011, 02:15:43 AM »
Thanks! These skins will be here for a long time. It took a lot of work to get these modded to the point of being happy with them. I worked for about a day-and-a-half for the light one and then about 45 minutes modifying the files for the dark version.

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Re: Forum Skins update
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2011, 01:57:51 AM »
The dark theme makes me hard

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Re: Forum Skins update
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2011, 02:20:49 AM »
I'm... glad?

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Re: Forum Skins update
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2011, 02:32:54 AM »
I'm using the Core one, which is really cool.

Have you tried downloading some themes for the forum?

I found this site which has several: http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/

Dunno if that helps for something.

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Re: Forum Skins update
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2011, 04:10:38 AM »
Thanks for the link. The old themes were from that site. The Core family is much easier to use.

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Re: Forum Skins update
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2011, 06:53:35 PM »
Dark theme is sick, think you could edit in a picture of K' on the dreamcancel bar?


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Re: Forum Skins update
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2011, 07:32:15 PM »
I've tried putting characters up there but, since it's a gif, any sort of clipping or softening I do looks very jagged.

Update: Added K' for the Dark and Kyo for the Core themes. I used sprite-based artwork so the jaggies are a bit more hidden. Let me know what you think!
« Last Edit: May 13, 2011, 08:13:30 PM by nilcam »