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#26 2005-10-29 02:01:46

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

Looks good Ludo! vote+=1

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#27 2005-10-29 02:13:33

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

Works now. Take two looks better than the previous version.

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#28 2005-10-29 05:16:45

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

Dibble, I just noticed your request in the forum buttons thread, and I can work on converting the buttons over to "tabs" sometime in the next couple of days...

I might as well mention that Judd sent me a message a few days ago with a proposal to work on the branding of all of the inter-related Arch sites by developing new graphic headers that could uniquely identify the sites, but also tie them together.  It's been a crazy week for me, but I plan on devoting some time later on next week to fiddle around with some ideas to move toward that goal.

LudoTheGreat, I really like where you're going with those screenshots...and I definitely think that now would be a great time to start customizing the forums to set them apart from the basic phpBB defaults.  I think what Ubuntu did with theirs looks great!

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#29 2005-10-29 05:25:44

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

LudoTheGreat, I really like where you're going with those screenshots...

Hey thanks. I'm suprised people are liking them as much as they are. Really I'm jsut killing time. If you need any help graphics or html/css jsut let me know smile

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#30 2005-10-29 05:35:23

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

Good job LudoTheGreat! smile
I can't decide yet which one of the two I like better, but I definately like them both a lot! wink

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#31 2005-10-29 06:30:58

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

LudoTheGreat wrote:

That was my fault... I deleted the dir on accadent. It should be back up along with this:
Take two
The buttons can easily be replaces with tabs.

This is much better.


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#32 2005-10-29 08:13:10

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

elasticdog wrote:

Dibble, I might as well mention that Judd sent me a message a few days ago with a proposal to work on the branding of all of the inter-related Arch sites by developing new graphic headers that could uniquely identify the sites, but also tie them together.  It's been a crazy week for me, but I plan on devoting some time later on next week to fiddle around with some ideas to move toward that goal.

Ah-ha!  Why does he not tell me that too :?: lol

LudoTheGreat, great work again!  That's pretty much what I had in mind.

Seeing as a unified look is now on the agenda I think we best leave it in the capable hands of the Judd to srt out and guide.  I think it's a given that dog will be heavily involved and I hope Ludo will too.  Thanks for the mock ups, Ludo, that definitely shows the kind of thing we could have instead smile

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#33 2005-10-29 16:29:24

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

yay Judd!!!!!

:-)

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#34 2005-10-29 16:44:04

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

I don't know if I like those stripes.

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#35 2005-10-29 20:22:25

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

dibblethewrecker wrote:

Ah-ha!  Why does he not tell me that too :?: lol

LudoTheGreat, great work again!  That's pretty much what I had in mind.

Seeing as a unified look is now on the agenda I think we best leave it in the capable hands of the Judd to srt out and guide.  I think it's a given that dog will be heavily involved and I hope Ludo will too.  Thanks for the mock ups, Ludo, that definitely shows the kind of thing we could have instead smile


I would love to help out in anyway I can.

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#36 2005-10-30 19:18:41

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

Well hey, those look rather nice. Maybe I will play too when I get home. At the moment, I'm on vacation far far away from my own computer, but I'll keep thinking about this. If I think I can take the time to do anything, I'll throw a mockup link here in a about a week. smile


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#37 2005-11-01 20:16:30

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

I did a copy/paste job to see how tabs could look like, here it the result of 5 mins of work.

Gr. Xerverius

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#38 2005-11-01 21:13:55

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

xerverius wrote:

I did a copy/paste job to see how tabs could look like, here it the result of 5 mins of work.

Gr. Xerverius

Dude I so dig that my vote goest that. I think that would help promote the other web things of archlinux.

And why not use the frame thing on the main archlinux page if you want to go for look like that.


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#39 2005-11-01 21:27:27

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

Are you going to offer a "classic" theme for people who like it how it already is? (I think the board looks great already IMHO)

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#40 2005-11-01 22:52:00

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

I think that would help promote the other web things of archlinux.

What do you think the buttons up the top of the forum are for ?  Decoration?!  You lot drive me bananas!

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#41 2005-11-02 04:02:41

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

dibblethewrecker wrote:

I think that would help promote the other web things of archlinux.

What do you think the buttons up the top of the forum are for ?  Decoration?!  You lot drive me bananas!

It looks better???
I dunno???
but I'm glad I drive you banannas cause sometimes I'm pretty sure i'm a monkey!!


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#42 2005-11-02 09:59:01

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

I like the idea of xerverius which already puts into practice what Judd wants... one header for all pages... smile

Nice!

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#43 2005-11-02 11:46:54

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

Maybe i'll polish it a bit tonight, personally i think some some icons in the tabs would be nice. Simply because icons are quicker to find and it looks fancier.

The one header idea is easy so navigate through a large website (Apple wink) and 1 style for the entire website looks professional.

Gr. Xerverius

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#44 2005-11-02 12:10:56

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

I do like xerverius header but i also like all the work that elasticdog did on the icons - can they not be incorporated sad ?

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#45 2005-11-02 12:14:42

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

dibblethewrecker wrote:

I do like xerverius header but i also like all the work that elasticdog did on the icons - can they not be incorporated sad ?

I'll try that tonight  wink

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#46 2005-11-02 15:25:20

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

dibblethewrecker wrote:

I do like xerverius header but i also like all the work that elasticdog did on the icons - can they not be incorporated sad ?

Why don't we use both of them but as seperate themes. And then there can be a vote on which one to use as the default one for new users and for the guest accounts. smile


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#47 2005-11-02 17:38:40

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

Am I in the forum and wiki discussion forum?
/me confused


I am a gated community.

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#48 2005-11-02 18:46:53

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

It was originally an announcement - it will get moved in time.  What do you think we do here?

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#49 2005-11-02 19:18:28

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

Another try with the icons currently used:

v2_small.jpg

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#50 2005-11-02 19:59:20

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Re: A new look for the forums (yet another chance to contribute)

Looks good!  You are gonna need space of the google ads tho and remeber this is supposed to be a header for all the sites too smile

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