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post #1 of 8 Old 10-09-2007, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Styles gone? - UPDATED

This morning the forum has gone monochrome. I think the style i was using was vbulletin, but it seems to be gone now. Only silver and hypermotard available. Mine defaulted to silver and it sure looks strange after having been used to a more colorful style.

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The style you were using was a stock vbulletin style. It's the basic style that comes with the original vbulletin software.

Each style has individual coding differences, they draw on different imagery and have different embedded code to do certain things both functionally and decoratively.

Two main things necessitated the change:

One - we now have some paying sponsors / advertisers who expect to see their code displayed properly regardless of the skin a member may choose. The "stock skin" was producing errors when that code was inserted.

Two - and this was more a styling concern. New unregistered members see an unmodified skin and have an immediate perception that the admin doesn't care enough to invest the time and money in skin creation instead choosing to run with vbulletin's stock skin that reflects nothing of a site's personality.

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Personally I've kicked around the idea of manufacturer based skin color options.

Yamaha blue, Honda red, Kawasaki green and Suzuki yellow.
That way you can have something perhaps a little more appealing based on the bike you ride.

Have a look at the hypermotard.net section to get an idea of what that could look like.
Simple but diverse also.

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It makes sense about using default skin turning people away. You may be on to something with manufacturer color schemes.

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There you go, have a look. 4 new color choices are available based on the 4 major japanese manufacturers, you can select whichever you like.

If someone would a custom color just let me know.

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no commentary on the color options?

elevator down to the very bottom
on the lower left side of your screen is a dropdown menu
that's where you can choose different color options based on manufacturer colors.

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I missed when you posted those, lol. Looks good, simple but effective.

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