This Site is Ugly

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Re: This Site is Ugly

Postby bahua » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:28 pm

I was asked the other day how much money I get paid by the streetcar people. The answer is zero. It would be zero even if I supported it.

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Re: This Site is Ugly

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:11 pm

bahua wrote:I was asked the other day how much money I get paid by the streetcar people. The answer is zero. It would be zero even if I supported it.


dollars or bitcoin?

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Re: This Site is Ugly

Postby bahua » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:19 pm

Ha!

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Re: This Site is Ugly

Postby brewcrew1000 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:30 pm

Have you ever been on other forums? Most of them are ugly, i can't think of a single forum that is snazzy and in need of a facelift

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Re: This Site is Ugly

Postby bahua » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:12 pm

That's true, but that doesn't mean it's impossible.

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Re: This Site is Ugly

Postby grovester » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:59 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:Have you ever been on other forums? Most of them are ugly, i can't think of a single forum that is snazzy and in need of a facelift


Other forums? OTHER FORUMS?

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Re: This Site is Ugly

Postby mean » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:20 pm

You should have been around for the streetcar talks, bahua. I'd have been interested to hear your take. I was pretty meh about it for quite a while, myself, but Dave managed to persuade me that realpolitik should prevail.

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Re: This Site is Ugly

Postby flyingember » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:31 pm

grovester wrote:
brewcrew1000 wrote:Have you ever been on other forums? Most of them are ugly, i can't think of a single forum that is snazzy and in need of a facelift


Other forums? OTHER FORUMS?


http://arstechnica.com/civis/

this tech forum actually spent a lot of time getting spacing, font size, touch targets and such right. it's super simple and it works that way. it's phpbb and doesn't have a mobile version, they just got the stylesheet right to the point they don't need one

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Re: This Site is Ugly

Postby swid » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:12 pm

My personal pet peeve about phpBB is how cluttered the overall default layout is. On the standard thread pages, the virtually all of the information on the left column and on the headers/footers of each page doesn't need to be displayed; that information could be safely banished to profile pages or site settings pages in a more elegantly-designed forum system.

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Re: This Site is Ugly

Postby bahua » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:23 am

Have a look at Artodia: Deluxe in the installed themes. I think it's certainly prettier, though it's a bit to get used to.

I definitely like it better on mobile.

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Re: This Site is Ugly

Postby bbqboy » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:28 pm

LTH just got a major facelift. Perhaps Aaron can comment.
http://www.lthforum.com/

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Re: This Site is Ugly

Postby bahua » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:53 pm

He may be busy with his broken forum.

http://www.lthforum.com/bb/search.php?search_id=newposts just does a blank page for me.

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Re: This Site is Ugly

Postby bbqboy » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:06 pm

weird. works for me. Not sure what to say, as there are 1000+ members.

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Re: This Site is Ugly

Postby Zorobabel » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:11 pm

Sounds like a good idea. I think some custom graphics and whatnot would be nice.

If I could make a suggestion, maybe you guys could look for a responsive theme to fix the tablet/mobile issues, something like this or this. Those are just the first two I found with a Google search. I know these types of design look a bit sparse (and worse) on a desktop, but they fix a lot of compatibility issues.

Just throwing out my two cents.

Edit: I see that the Deluxe theme in the UCP is responsive.


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