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Thinking of a new theme.

Postby Yoshi » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:38 pm

I want something professional looking. How's this?
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Re: Thinking of a new theme.

Postby mvrk10256 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:58 pm

I like the green better than the blue.

I kinda like black theme.
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Re: Thinking of a new theme.

Postby Yoshi » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:00 pm

that's not very clean/professional looking though.
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Re: Thinking of a new theme.

Postby M20_fever » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:47 pm

I think the black looks more professional than the blue. I still like the green too, I think it looks professional, just needs a better more professional header Imo.
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Re: Thinking of a new theme.

Postby ten2doyle102 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:07 am

I like the look of the page..... Much better than some other sites I have seen IMO. If anything, I like a black theme personally.
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Re: Thinking of a new theme.

Postby ponycarman » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:46 am

Another vote for the black theme haha. The blue is too plain. Kinda hurts my eyes a lil too haha. I dont have a problem with the green we have now. It looks fine to me and its what we are famliliar with. Would be awesome too have a neat logo up top to spice it up some though.
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Re: Thinking of a new theme.

Postby AustinR » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:48 am

I actually like the green a lot. Blue looks good as well, but I agree with M20_fever. A better banner would go a long way.

I'm obviously a newbie here right now, and when I first joined, I thought the green was really cool. I like how simple it is. No BS.
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Re: Thinking of a new theme.

Postby Yoshi » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:16 pm

General rule of thumb is that white background black text is minimum for a professional site. Which is why I want to change this one. Can't be a green bg/black bg/ etc. Neeeeeeds to be white. Just look at tech and r3v
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Re: Thinking of a new theme.

Postby M20_fever » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:45 pm

Why so worried about being like tech and r3v? I thought that was kind of our thing, not being like them. I never heard of a rule saying a site had to use specific colors to be "professional". Go check out Hotrodders Bulletin Boards, which is one of the bigger more successful message boards I've seen. They use a black background and yellow or white text and it looks great. Honestly, I think we just need to focus on refining what we have if we want to look more legit.
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Re: Thinking of a new theme.

Postby Yoshi » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:46 pm

I'm not concerned being like that. But I feel like the current boards have a "cartoony" feel. I want to be taken seriously. I don't think black backgrounds will do that.
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Re: Thinking of a new theme.

Postby M20_fever » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:57 pm

I dunno, seems like we're all happy with the current color scheme, but obviously your not. I don't think your going to hurt anyones feelings changing it, but the general consensus seems to prefer not to have white on blue, which I tend to agree with, looks pretty generic. I think the green sets is apart, cartoony never really came to mind...
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Re: Thinking of a new theme.

Postby Yoshi » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:59 pm

I'm open to suggestions. My only real stipulation is white BG. preferably black text (high contrast)
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Re: Thinking of a new theme.

Postby M20_fever » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:30 pm

White background hurts my eyes, can it be like an off white or grey?
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Re: Thinking of a new theme.

Postby Yoshi » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:42 pm

I suppose...
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Re: Thinking of a new theme.

Postby mvrk10256 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:10 pm

HAHAHAHA -grin-


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