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PCKF Forum Theme/Skin

Post by Napalm » Wed Nov 14, 2007 20:35

Hi People,
So, there was a little talk about a new logo for the forums, so went looking around the net for different things see what I could find. Anyway I came up with a whole new look.

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And I've put this into the forum "look". Goes well I think, a couple of edits can be made to make the header text more visible. So, what do you think? :p

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Edit: I found this picture along the way.. I wonder if its of anyone on the keen forums.. levellass maybe?
http://i18.tinypic.com/4yziy6v.jpg

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Post by elecdude33 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 20:40

Whoa, looks nice. How long did it take you to make? It makes a nice look.

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Post by Djaser » Wed Nov 14, 2007 20:44

The concept is not bad. Sure this could be turned in something nice. It looks already better than those horrible old school logo's!
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Post by Genius314 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 20:47

I had the same idea, but no inspiration to make something for it. :(

I'm gonna try and make a similar header, but in a different style, and see what I can come up with...

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Post by Commander Spleen » Wed Nov 14, 2007 21:30

It's an interesting concept (apart from the nauseating combination of green and grey, but that's a minor enough detail).

Too busy for my liking--I'd prefer the plain white background and a simple logo to this--but it would be good to have as an option.

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Post by Malvineous » Wed Nov 14, 2007 21:55

If you used that background image you'd want the forum colour scheme to also be red and purple, but I think you'd need to change the text colour up the top to make it a bit more readable (maybe a black background behind it or something.)

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Post by KeenRush » Wed Nov 14, 2007 22:29

I like it. :)

Who's that girl? Where did you find that picture? Cool.
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Post by ckguy » Wed Nov 14, 2007 22:44

And where'd she get her shirt? *jealous* (except for the pink part)

[edit] It could have been one of those "print onto this special paper, and then iron it onto your shirt" things. But I'm not sure.

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Post by StupidBunny » Wed Nov 14, 2007 23:18

I really like this look. I think we should make it an option as a forum skin.

I don't personally have anything wrong with the green and gray, but I'm too colorblind to know what a good color combination looks like, so... :painted
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Post by KeenRush » Wed Nov 14, 2007 23:31

Well, obviously it's nothing official Commander Keen shirt, that's for sure. :) I should finally, after many years of going-to, get one too...
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Post by Napalm » Wed Nov 14, 2007 23:36

Thanks for the feedback. It only took about half hour.. maybe an hour knowing how fast time goes by in front of this screen. I did notice the text and background clash. The fix for this would be to move the content down the page so that the text is on the solid red background so its readable. Keen can still be behind the top of the board in the centre as it does not interfere with the text. The Green and Grey where used because they are used in the wrist-watch computer theme. I like the idea of using the red/purple theme for the main forum board.. might work. I'll try it out tomorrow.

The picture of that now famous girl is from: http://www.thebachelorguy.com/retro-gee ... -tees.html
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4D wrote:
I made myself a Commander Keen shirt a while back, actually... pretty much just designed the vector art, printed onto a t-shirt transfer and ironed it on.

Photo -- http://i18.tinypic.com/4yzi...

Anyway, I think it turned out pretty decently. I'm just waiting to get sued by Apogee now...
So what do the admin's think? Possible optional skin?


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Post by Allstories » Thu Nov 15, 2007 0:35

PURE CYAN ARRRRGHFGSFDS

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Post by jimmyjames » Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:27

I like it a lot. but I still miss the old forum style at the old PCKF :(
Forget it.

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Post by KeenRush » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:28

If you ask me it could be an optional skin, perhaps the actual forum colours a bit different still, but I don't know if we'll have multiple skins. That's something I'm not allowed to decide on my own.
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Post by Flaose » Thu Nov 15, 2007 15:36

Yeah, I think the green will have to change, but other than that it looks alright.
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