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Berzerk

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Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« on: November 21, 2014, 04:56:41 pm »

Hello,

one of the goals of the NxtOrganization is, to create a whole nice looking ecosystem around Nxt. This means that nearly all sites are somehow incorporating the same design.

Ideenfrische (I believe) already did some works for a SMF theme. I host a demo version at http://forum.nxtgo.org

I think it would be nice if we can make the theme beautiful and put it here as the main theme.

What do you think? :)
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Re: Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 05:04:16 pm »

I like the Nxt style in general, but not for a forum.

The main aim of a forum is readability and frankly, I've always found that template not good at that.

For me it's wáy too white and it will be very hard to sit behind the screen for a long time looking at it.

So unless that is fixed, I prefer the original SMF :)

In short: needs work, at the very least.
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Re: Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 05:11:20 pm »

I like the Nxt style in general, but not for a forum.

The main aim of a forum is readability and frankly, I've always found that template not good at that.

For me it's wáy too white and it will be very hard to sit behind the screen for a long time looking at it.

So unless that is fixed, I prefer the original SMF :)

In short: needs work, at the very least.

Of course it needs a lot of work. It's like 10% done yet. But this doesn't mean that we should say no from the beginning. We can get readability with a nice design as well.

Nxt drifted from 3rd place to 7th. We are not well perceived by the community and the general public. We need to change that, a friendly and uniform appearance will help.
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Re: Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2014, 05:14:53 pm »

I'm not saying "no" at all.

I'm just saying that in the current form it doesn't work for me and that readability is important. :)

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Re: Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2014, 05:27:28 pm »

Not for me, thanks. As Damelon points out the forum is very friendly to get a quick overview, readable and clean. Well, you could make it optional still but I think this work is not necessary. Maybe we could further think of integrating Nxt functions into the forum like donation buttons, display of Data from the Blockchain (link forum to Nxt account with a Token and then display whatever ...) this would maybe be worth more to put energy into?

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Re: Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2014, 06:25:00 pm »

Not for me, thanks. As Damelon points out the forum is very friendly to get a quick overview, readable and clean. Well, you could make it optional still but I think this work is not necessary. Maybe we could further think of integrating Nxt functions into the forum like donation buttons, display of Data from the Blockchain (link forum to Nxt account with a Token and then display whatever ...) this would maybe be worth more to put energy into?

As a user you can also change back to the original one. I'm trying to get a few new users, this forum looks like the '90s of the internet. That's not a problem for quick info gathering, but may have a negative effect on the broader (inexperienced) audience.
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Re: Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2014, 06:55:12 pm »

Good idea! It's overdue to find a better theme for the forum. I don't like the standard SMF theme at all. It good for the beginning but not good enough for a growing community that wants to achieve broader attention. I agree with Damelon. The corporate Nxt theme is nice but is not appropriate enough for the forum.
I suggest to choose a theme similar to this one of Nextcoin24 community.
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Re: Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2014, 01:06:57 am »

It would be more viable to create a NXT standard Logo to go on authenticated NXT or Partner websites (Like a Seal of Approval)
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Re: Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2014, 10:13:33 am »

It would be more viable to create a NXT standard Logo to go on authenticated NXT or Partner websites (Like a Seal of Approval)

something like this?
https://nxtforum.org/news-and-announcements/(ann)-nxt-inside-branding-program/msg116430/#msg116430

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Re: Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2014, 11:07:32 am »

It would be more viable to create a NXT standard Logo to go on authenticated NXT or Partner websites (Like a Seal of Approval)

something like this?
https://nxtforum.org/news-and-announcements/(ann)-nxt-inside-branding-program/msg116430/#msg116430

Everyone could just copy the logo and put it on their website, wouldn't they? E.g. NxtOrganization can verify website owners and then we put a list on our website with trusted partners. But we didn't follow that, bc I think there are already two groups which are doing this.
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Re: Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2014, 11:09:35 am »

Very Nice!!
Great Work!!  ;) ;)

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Re: Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2014, 11:11:00 am »

Very Nice!!
Great Work!!  ;) ;)

I didn't do anything until now. I first want to know if the community wants a corporate design forum theme. I think this would give us a huge boost in our public appearance.

The above forum theme was done by ideenfrische and is not nearly done. I would enhance it greatly, before we could use it.
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Re: Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2014, 11:16:39 am »

Very Nice!!
Great Work!!  ;) ;)

I didn't do anything until now. I first want to know if the community wants a corporate design forum theme. I think this would give us a huge boost in our public appearance.

The above forum theme was done by ideenfrische and is not nearly done. I would enhance it greatly, before we could use it.

this is a good start
Sorry english is bad  ;D ;D



For me it's wáy too white and it will be very hard to sit behind the screen for a long time looking at it.


i agree

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Re: Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2014, 11:20:59 am »




For me it's wáy too white and it will be very hard to sit behind the screen for a long time looking at it.


i agree

Yes, I agree as well. But that would be changed later on.

I added a poll, please vote. :)
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Re: Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2014, 11:24:43 am »

The theme definitely needs more work. For the time being, yes it is too white. Let us see and decide how it looks later. Is the theme is optional, why not.
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Re: Brainstorming about new NxtForum Theme
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2014, 11:27:33 am »

The theme definitely needs more work. For the time being, yes it is too white. Let us see and decide how it looks later. Is the theme is optional, why not.

The thing is that it would probably require over 15h of work. So I would not do it, if the community is against it from the beginning. Just suppose that it looks pretty good and vote keeping that in mind.
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