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lbp
07-26-2008, 03:50 AM
Hey guys and gals. As suggestion by Reshin, Maltay and others, I'm trying to break the generic look of the site, starting with colors. I'm trying the colors from the LittleBigPlanet logo.

What do you guys think? I'll also have to tweak the buttons and so on once we've chosen a color scheme. I'm not super good at template editing though, so I guess we'll see how it goes. grr

LBP

Reshin
07-26-2008, 04:35 AM
as a title the color scheme is colorfull...but as a layout the colors do not match >.>

sorry lbp... the prupel and blue gives too much of a creepy factor

did some digging for you, I think something like this would be great

http://www.themesbase.com/pics/1143743736.jpg

Maltay
07-26-2008, 07:34 AM
as a title the color scheme is colorfull...but as a layout the colors do not match >.>

sorry lbp... the prupel and blue gives too much of a creepy factor

did some digging for you, I think something like this would be great

http://www.themesbase.com/pics/1143743736.jpg

Maybe just a little too green? I didn't see the test template earlier, was asleep.

Wait, I've been looking around. all the good ones seem to be green.. ;)

This (http://vbskins.com/) is a decent website for skins (seems Reshins suggested skin is on this website too)

This (http://vbskins.com/theme/karisma.html) is one I like after having a quick look about, But i think a custom one would be best, or maybe theres a perfect skin out there waiting to be found. Also, I think theres a couple websites that let you input some stuff and it generates a skin for you? Worth a try too

lbp
07-26-2008, 01:17 PM
LOL. Thanks for the feedback guys. I wasn't done for sure, but glad to see what you guys are leaning more towards. :p

I'll keep at it. Maybe just downloading a skin is a better way to go and then modifying it from there.

What do you guys think of a something like this:

http://vbskins.com/forums/?styleid=24

Has a lot of the color scheme feeling of a lot of LBP levels...

Edit) Ok. I've dropped the pink for now until we figure out how things are going to look.

Maltay
07-26-2008, 03:32 PM
LOL. Thanks for the feedback guys. I wasn't done for sure, but glad to see what you guys are leaning more towards. :p

I'll keep at it. Maybe just downloading a skin is a better way to go and then modifying it from there.

What do you guys think of a something like this:

http://vbskins.com/forums/?styleid=24

Has a lot of the color scheme feeling of a lot of LBP levels...

Edit) Ok. I've dropped the pink for now until we figure out how things are going to look.

I liked the pink :P that one is pretty nice, I saw a couple similar, worth consdieration;

Karisma (http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=161)
Flora (http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=108)
Ladybird (http://vbskins.com/forums/?styleid=59)

And this (http://vbskins.com/forums/?styleid=23) would be nice swapping footballs with sackboys

EDIT: Maybe we should have a poll or something?

ryryryan
07-26-2008, 05:09 PM
oooh i like the black!

Reshin
07-26-2008, 07:33 PM
I like flora, (and you said mines a little too green malt -_- )



theirs also the problem of what our icons would be, our current ones still have the white background on them and would stick out of the primary backgrounds...

OverWork
07-26-2008, 09:39 PM
ahh craziness as I move around the forum the colors are a changing...:D

Maltay
07-26-2008, 09:48 PM
I like flora, (and you said mines a little too green malt -_- )



theirs also the problem of what our icons would be, our current ones still have the white background on them and would stick out of the primary backgrounds...

New ones with transparent backgrounds can easily be made :)


ahh craziness as I move around the forum the colors are a changing...:D

Thats how you know when lbp's at work! xD
He's only seemed to change certain things though. Can you not change the entire background of the forums and boxes and stuff? :confused:

knightofhull
07-27-2008, 05:24 PM
Love this new forum set up looks rather swarve :p

Maltay
07-27-2008, 05:39 PM
Love this new forum set up looks rather swarve :p

Really? I don't think its complete yet... :eek:

Frank-the-Bunny
07-28-2008, 09:05 PM
looking good to me and love the forum

redstar1993
07-30-2008, 07:46 PM
Lookin' good to me :)

Jack
07-30-2008, 10:40 PM
Looks good.Mybe you wanna release different skins for the whole site and we could select them in the bottom left corner of the page,lots of sites have those.

redstar1993
07-30-2008, 11:53 PM
Looks good.Mybe you wanna release different skins for the whole site and we could select them in the bottom left corner of the page,lots of sites have those.

yeah like weebls stuff... that site is awesome, does anyone else go there, their skins are amazing.

SuperYuper
08-04-2008, 03:33 AM
Maybe you could put in some texture to the site like the texture from the sackboys

Marino
08-04-2008, 04:01 AM
Being a latecomer, I have no idea what this site looked like before!

Wait... using the Wayback Machine I can see it looked like this:

http://web.archive.org/web/20070922041450/www.lbpcentral.com/forums/

Wow! Mass improvement, nice job!!

Maybe now we can work on getting a more craft-like feel to the forum?

Just speculating. :p

EDIT: I know people have already told you this before, lbp, but look at the fourth forum down's title. Nuff said. :)

Jack
08-04-2008, 05:59 PM
Being a latecomer, I have no idea what this site looked like before!

Wait... using the Wayback Machine I can see it looked like this:

http://web.archive.org/web/20070922041450/www.lbpcentral.com/forums/

Wow! Mass improvement, nice job!!

Maybe now we can work on getting a more craft-like feel to the forum?

Just speculating. :p

EDIT: I know people have already told you this before, lbp, but look at the fourth forum down's title. Nuff said. :)

WOAH! howd u do that?

Maltay
08-04-2008, 06:05 PM
Being a latecomer, I have no idea what this site looked like before!

Wait... using the Wayback Machine I can see it looked like this:

http://web.archive.org/web/20070922041450/www.lbpcentral.com/forums/

Wow! Mass improvement, nice job!!

Maybe now we can work on getting a more craft-like feel to the forum?

Just speculating. :p

EDIT: I know people have already told you this before, lbp, but look at the fourth forum down's title. Nuff said. :)

Actualy, this thread was just about the changing of some colours, like some buttons are green now, and most bars are black or green. before EVERYTHING was blue :)

ConfusedCartman
08-04-2008, 07:12 PM
Flora (http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=108)

That gets my vote. It needs some modification(black text instead of light brown, and the banner and icons need changing), but it's a great skin. What do you guys think? If you like it I'd be glad to whip up some icons, and we could have a banner competition further down the road.

bbroman
08-04-2008, 07:37 PM
Why's everything always a competition? I think someone else mentioned this, but it's not the best way to hold together a budding forum.

Anyway, not a fan of flora. Too flowery. I like it as it is.

ConfusedCartman
08-04-2008, 07:58 PM
Well, I still whipped up some logos for us:

http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/8220/newrepliesdy6.png New replies

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/7400/nonewrepliesek7.png No new replies

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/5819/lockedjh2.png Forum/Thread locked

Maltay
08-04-2008, 08:07 PM
Why's everything always a competition? I think someone else mentioned this, but it's not the best way to hold together a budding forum.

Anyway, not a fan of flora. Too flowery. I like it as it is.

We'd be taking out most of the flowers (replacing the leaf icons/banner)

how do you like it then?

And nice work Cartman

lbp
08-05-2008, 01:13 AM
We'd be taking out most of the flowers (replacing the leaf icons/banner)

how do you like it then?

And nice work Cartman

Hey though, do we have permission to use that sackboy image for the site? It's one thing to ask for permission to use it in a sig. It's sometimes a bigger deal to use it for a site. Can you guys find out if it's okay? :)

LBP

ConfusedCartman
08-05-2008, 02:46 AM
Hey though, do we have permission to use that sackboy image for the site? It's one thing to ask for permission to use it in a sig. It's sometimes a bigger deal to use it for a site. Can you guys find out if it's okay? :)

LBP

I've contacted him and asked his permission; I'll let you know when I receive a response.

EDIT: He gave us the go-ahead; here's the email he sent:


Hey,

I don't have a problem with you guys using it.

Infact, I still have a the transparent PNG which might make things easier for you guys. http://nanojam.ozarin.co.uk/lbp/

A little credit would be nice, but not necessary. :)


Thanks for Reading

~ NANOjam
Is there a way we could give him credit? Maybe a notation at the bottom of the website, like:

Logo by NANOjam (http://njb.deviantart.com/art/12072007-SACKBOY-59608787)

I know he said it wasn't necessary, but if it isn't hard to do it might be nice.

Maltay
08-05-2008, 08:25 AM
I've contacted him and asked his permission; I'll let you know when I receive a response.

EDIT: He gave us the go-ahead; here's the email he sent:

Is there a way we could give him credit? Maybe a notation at the bottom of the website, like:

Logo by NANOjam (http://njb.deviantart.com/art/12072007-SACKBOY-59608787)

I know he said it wasn't necessary, but if it isn't hard to do it might be nice.

He must be tierd.. I've asked him twice now -.- He's fine with us to use it for anything (inc. in-game stickers and editing)

Plus, I've shoown off his work in a thread, thats all the credit he needs :)

ConfusedCartman
08-08-2008, 01:24 AM
As Flora is no longer an option, I have a few templates that I've found. Let me know what you guys think of them:

PSP G4mer (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=186381)
UB-Web 2.0 Style (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=184276)
UB- Blue Web 2.0 Style (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=183956)
RoughStuff (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=176895)

I am going to keep looking, but if you guys want to do a little hunting, feel free. (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=230) Just make sure they are compatible with vBulletin version 7.2.

aer0blue
08-08-2008, 01:29 AM
UB- Blue Web 2.0 Style gets my vote.

ConfusedCartman
08-08-2008, 01:32 AM
UB- Blue Web 2.0 Style gets my vote.
That one is my personal favorite, as well. The only problem I see is it's not LittleBigPlanet themed.

lbp
08-08-2008, 01:35 AM
Man, that one does look slick. But the rough one might look more LBPish. Anyone else have any thoughts or ideas? I kinda would like a more organic look to things if at all possible, but color is nice as well. :)

Reshin
08-08-2008, 02:56 AM
well I did more searching. First for blue-ish templates to match our main site, then back to my original green for the planet templates.



http://vbskins.com/theme/techron.html
http://vbskins.com/theme/soft-blue.html
http://vbskins.com/theme/gardena.html
http://vbskins.com/theme/girltalk.html

Maltay
08-08-2008, 08:19 AM
well I did more searching. First for blue-ish templates to match our main site, then back to my original green for the planet templates.



http://vbskins.com/theme/techron.html
http://vbskins.com/theme/soft-blue.html
http://vbskins.com/theme/gardena.html
http://vbskins.com/theme/girltalk.html

I actualy like girltalk :o

PEOPLE REMEMBER that the BANNER and BUTTONS/ICONS will be changed to LBP ones and that will cut out most of the flowers!


And lbp - can't you add a few themes to the site and let the user choose from a list? I've seen that done on quite a few forums. Current could be default.