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New Theme for the New Year?

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Nebulon Ranger, Dec 20, 2016.


Which base theme

  1. Flow

    7 vote(s)
  2. FlipSide

    5 vote(s)
  1. Hey all,

    ZEJ Standard (née Revolution Gaming, thanks iAndrew!) has been with us for quite a while now, and while it's a nice theme, the graphics aren't exactly easy to modify. So, I've shortlisted two new, modern themes to use as a base for what I'm tentatively dubbing ZEJ Standard 2017. One of these is Flow by HMR, and the other is the equally stellar-looking FlipSide from MySkins (have a screenshot). Now, of course, I'll be modifying these, but here's a few reasons why I shortlisted these two themes in particular;

    Flow has an actually functional sticky menu bar (I like mine but I can't JavaScript to save my goddamn life) and a fully-functional color- and background selector (with support for external images!). The latter means that yes, @"Keileon", you can have your silver color scheme and derg backdrop without requiring a special version of the skin. I could somewhat easily move the top menu options to the bar and fill that space with the cool comic frame-style character image I had intended to use with this theme that I still need to make, or simply have it follow the picker.

    FlipSide looks to be fully responsive and has somewhat of an email client user interface, so it has the advantage of being easy to use on mobile devices for people like @"The Kakuzato" and @"Candycane Revolver", however it is very bright, so I'd need to darken it a bit to make it easier on the eyes.

    In the end, it's up to you guys which one gets used, so have a poll.
  2. Flow looks cool. It probably isn't a bad idea to keep Revolution Gaming on the side and just change whatever's default, too.
  3. Flow seems like a very solid theme, very no-frills. I'm leaning towards that one. FlipSide is quite nice, but I feel a little... intruded upon by the amount of space that the sidebar takes up. It feels very unnecessary and clunky. I would probably like it better because it's mobile-friendly, but I think that from a purely visual/aesthetic standpoint, I'm more partial towards Flow.
  4. Flow. I don't necessarily like either of them better than ZEJ dark but flow is nicer to look at.

    But only if we get a certain art as the header.
  5. I kind of like the sidebar of Flipside? It looks pretty modern and cool.
  6. I feel like it'd look substantially better on mobile, but it feels to me like it takes up a lot of space on a desktop site
  7. I think that FlipSide is more innovative, but Flow is more efficient. Ultimately, if we were only to choose one, I think we are going with the right decision with Flow. Kind of a bummer since I agree with Rose that FlipSide doesn't look like your typical forum theme - funny what inverting what would typically be on the right side of something to the left side does to a guy's perception of things with that sidebar. :5 Plus, it just looks really sleek and neat. But yeah, both are upgrades.

    I've also been enjoying the added functionality of what we currently have quite a bit. Having a few extra pegs on the sidebar besides latest posts, and having the "who's logged on" area actively change without having to refresh the page are pretty darn cool additions. I love the new rank images, too. Nice touch. I am one with the anchor, and the Great Clanga-Clanga is one with me.

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