I don't like the new look!

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I don't like the new look!

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Calling all users who aren't keen on the default phpBB3 style we are now using for this forum!

Please have a play here:
http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/?phpbb=3.0.4

and post replies below with the style names you like. I'll then review the choices and install as many as is sensible, so you can choose the style that you like best :)

Currently-installed styles

These styles are currently installed. Select the one you prefer from "User Control Panel" > "Board preferences" > "My board style":

Theme NameCommentsWidthUser info blocksPost separation
prosilverDefault phpBB3 theme. Expands to fill the whole width of your browser window.VariableRightBackground shading
prosilver Special EditionLike prosilver, but fixed-width pagesFixedRightBackground shading
prosilver ContrastAn alternative to the default with fewer blue backgrounds: an attempt to make the board easier to read for people who find that the backgrounds get in the way.VariableRightBackground shading
subsilver2Similar to the previous Forum style, with user info on the left of posts, and lots of lines to separate things.VariableLeftBorder lines
vphpbb3Style similar to the vBulletin message board system default.VariableLeftBorder lines
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Re: I don't like the new look!

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Current default style: "prosilver"

http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/prosilver
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Suggested by patricktaylor: "prosilver Special Edition"

http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/prosilver+Special+Edition
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More like the old forum: "subSilver2"

http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/subsilver2
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admin wrote:Suggested by patricktaylor: "prosilver Special Edition"

http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/prosilver+Special+Edition
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garygkn wrote:
admin wrote:Suggested by patricktaylor: "prosilver Special Edition"

http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/prosilver+Special+Edition



This one gets my vote.
It is narrower and not too wide.
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I've had a quick look but to do a detailed check would mean looking at a lot of complete non-starters.

I rather liked e-Tech, but that was out of a sample of only a couple of others. (The one with the black background and green typeface looks particularly useless.)

I see they don't all have the same facilities - there was one with a 'birthdays today' feature. :roll:
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How about 'Mile 200'.
Or 'Subsilver2' is fine too
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admin wrote:More like the old forum: "subSilver2"

http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/subsilver2


this one please - it's clear and easy to read (for me).

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Re: I don't like the new look!

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Yes, Subsilver2 for me too.
Great.

Thank you.
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Mick F wrote:Yes, Subsilver2 for me too.
Great.

Thank you.

Same here - Seems a bit more 'intuitive' (to me anyway).
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another vote for subsilver2

Thanks for your efforts - the fact that I'm not keen on the layout doesn't mean that the work you've been doing on our behalf isn't appreciated.
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There are a lot to try (so I didn't try them all), but vphpbb3 is good and SEO isn't bad.

subsilver2 isn't bad either though - I have switched to that.

Thanks
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Another vote for subsilver2 from me.
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