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Minimalist Xenforo Style?

Discussion in 'Stratics Help and Suggestions' started by Old Man of UO, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. I'm sort of a minimalist when it comes to forums, rather see the messages than fancy avatars... but that's just me. Anyway, I wanted to see if what could be done with CSS, and after a few minutes with Firebug I got a minimalist style for Xenforo. It certainly needs to be cleaned up, need to get rid of the default message box size, put the posters name in front again, etc. But you can get a general idea of what can easily be done.

    So, I'm asking for a minimalist style of some sort that we can choose to see more messages and less padding around the messages. What do you think?


    Standard Xenforo:
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    Minimalist Xenforo:
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  2. Sevin0oo0

    Sevin0oo0 Guest

    too minimum for most users i think. Avatars is part of the fun, plus many can relate to an image faster than just a name
     
  3. You're probably right, and the image size can be easily changed. My real complaint is there is just too much wasted space with the current style.
     
  4. Sevin0oo0

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    It's like there's an extra BR at the top if each reply, above the avatar and message, maybe 2 of them underneath.
    Line spacing changes from the post/sig, the spacing in a text sig looks normal, actual post, too big, to me. or maybe font is changing
     
  5. Yeah, it's extra padding, not a break. There is a minimum size somewhere outside of the CSS code that I can't seem to find to collapse that.

    Just to clarify, I'm only suggesting alternate styles that you can chose for your preference, NOT suggesting that it is a default for everyone. Right now, each message just takes up too much vertical spacing.

    Putting the Avatar back in, but at half size (again, can be adjusted) and darkening some elements to make it easier to see the changes:
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Sevin0oo0

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    ok, yeah, i get ya, *i has coffee now*, just like you can optionally Turn Off viewing sigs, could be made a Style selection, I suspect they'll offer more, from min to robust, after they sleep some. Tweaking will take days, maybe several weeks, always does. Still many issues, post counts, graphics up top... still has a pretty good wow factor
     
  7. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    Minimalist-type themes seem to be all the rage with XF designers. I will definitely be on the lookout for something suitable. Thank you for this suggestion!
     
  8. Obsidian

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    I do most of my forum reading using my Blackberry. I would love an option for a minimalist theme I could select on my phone. So far the old forums were easier to read using Opera on my Blackberry, but I'll keep adjusting the settings until I get something that works well.

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  9. Taylor

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    You can turn of viewing sigs. Perferences > uncheck show other folks' signatures.
     
  10. Apetul

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    Oh i would like a minimalist theme for sure.

    Right now im using a local "userContent.css" file that firefox apply to stratics forums on every page just to remove the logo and to lower the height of the header to the minimun.

    @-moz-document domain(stratics.com) {
    #XenForo #headerMover #headerProxy { height: 40px !important; }
    #XenForo #header #logoBlock { display: none !important; }
    }

    I'll play with that file a bit more later, but anyway i would like to see a minimalist style.. thanks.
     
  11. Taylor

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    This is still on the to-do. Thanks for the reminder. :)