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Post by tulip » Mon Apr 06, 2015 21:06

Why in all world would you guys go to that 2000something XP pseudo 3D object style now when flat is king?

apart from us probably not succeeding in contacting our only real admin adurdin for this, I think the current design is much more keenish and modern feeling than the suggestion.
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Post by szemi » Mon Apr 06, 2015 21:13

tulip wrote:I think the current design is much more keenish and modern feeling than the suggestion.
Very true.
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Post by DaVince » Mon Apr 06, 2015 22:31

Nice April Fools, candyjack. :P


My opinions about the design (as a web designer and a fan of general usability):

I like the thinner border lines on the design, and the general colors used. Actually, speaking of borders, now that CSS3 has introduced image borders we can do more fun stuff with that - like actual Keen-inspired image borders.

I think straight corners work better for Keen rather than the rounded ones displayed. The shadows on the orange text looks ugly, but we could have a very subtle shadow surrounding the entire subforum block.

I also think we could use a bit more padding to the forum list. Also, remove the underlines from the moderator names - it makes them stand out more than anything else, as if they're the most important information.

Oh, and the website displays pretty terribly on mobile devices - not optimized at all. There is a lot that can be done there.

I'm kinda compelled to start messing with the theme myself now. I probably will once I find the time, and chip in my contributions in a new thread or something.
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Post by Roobar » Tue Apr 07, 2015 16:10

tulip wrote:Why in all world would you guys go to that 2000something XP pseudo 3D object style now when flat is king?

apart from us probably not succeeding in contacting our only real admin adurdin for this, I think the current design is much more keenish and modern feeling than the suggestion.
:O
Honestly, this feels anything, but modern. This one still could be the default one, but I would like to have more choice since this one looks outdated to me. And it's not really flat. If you see, there is some depth. I could even made a new flat design, if you wish. But if only adurdin is the one who could make an option to add more skins, then all this topic is an April fools joke.

DaVince thanks for the suggestions. I could totally do the 2.5D perspective design borders. I imagine it with the Keen 6 bluish borders. However, this forum is too old. It would be an achievement even if we add some basic additional skins to choose from.

As for the design I showed, I have some more ideas to change it.

candyjack that would be easy to be made.

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Post by Tormentor667 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 14:04

As a graphics designer I'd simply suggest the following: Try to get a good mixture between the classic feeling of Keen and the modern capabilities of HTML5 and Web 2.0.

I like the old one for it's pixel-design, the new ones look cool but don't feel nostalgic to me.

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Wed Apr 08, 2015 14:55

The faded green posts aren't EGA colors, though.
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Post by Keening_Product » Thu Apr 09, 2015 0:42

Tormentor667 wrote:HTML5
The forum footer wrote:Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Yeah, HTML5 isn't an option.
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Post by DaVince » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:08

Keening_Product wrote:
Tormentor667 wrote:HTML5
The forum footer wrote:Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Yeah, HTML5 isn't an option.
Just used the wrong term. It's not so much about using HTML5 as it is about editing the CSS files and using CSS3 to create a theme/style, really. HTML5 is just content. CSS is where you style your stuff.
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Post by MoffD » Thu Apr 09, 2015 17:12

this is my design for the site:

http://s12.postimg.org/5lh8w6uwt/pckf.png



tbh I almost like the current logo in its pixelated goodness :p (no offense for the artist of the others)
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Post by Roobar » Thu Apr 09, 2015 18:05

I see. Well then, tulip, please delete this topic.

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Post by StupidBunny » Thu Apr 09, 2015 20:04

Can we make MoffD's an option please? *ugly begging Keen*
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Post by MoffD » Thu Apr 09, 2015 21:20

StupidBunny wrote:Can we make MoffD's an option please? *ugly begging Keen*
Easy! : ~$ lynx http://pckf.rigeltechnical.com
For windows users... uhhhh....

I seem to recall seeing those pictures on the logo somewhere else... is that original boxart or something?
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Post by Tormentor667 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:58

DaVince wrote:Just used the wrong term. It's not so much about using HTML5
Well, it is :) phpBB uses template files which are written in HTML :)

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Post by DaVince » Sun Apr 12, 2015 13:19

Oh! Then HTML5 is most definitely an option. :) Though design-wise, most of the changes would happen in CSS anyway!
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