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Old 12 Jan 2015, 01:24
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Originally Posted by ForceHSS
The skin colour and the bad made banner

You also have a space in the coding that needs fixed
Yeah but that is because the usergroup legend is centered. That is a personal preference that has nothing to do with design.

What makes the skins bad?

1. The colors, they are too bright and blinding. There are some people who have problems viewing stuff with really bright colors. Its hard for them to read or see it and after a while it would give them a headache. Tone the colors down some. You can still have the same basic colors but its best for it to not be neon bright.

2. You have the same colored shading on EVERY skin it looks out of place either remove it or change the shading color to match the skin.

3. The logo looks bad and is a little too big. Make it smaller in size or width really. Too much drop shadow is on the logo as well, drop shadow is not really something that is done too much anymore in the manner you have done it. The extraordinary amount of drop shadow makes it look cheap and thrown together.

4. Change the border color in the various places in the skin. The border is all the standard default border color which looks bad in a skin of a totally different color.

5. Some of the skins have a really light font color on a really light background. This is a no-no. Some of your viewers will not be able to read that. The font will blend into the background making it impossible for some to read it at all. not everyone has a nice pretty monitor, some people are on laptops, some on desktops, some on tablets so you have different monitor types & resolutions to worry about. Having seriously light font on a light background is not good.

6. In for a penny in for a pound, if you are going to make a custom skin for your site change the icons and other graphics to match it and match them to the skin they are in.

7. You need to add space at the bottom of the breadcrumbs bar. It is right on top of the advertising you have. There should be a space in between that bar & the ads.

Quite honestly ALL 5 skins do not look like they are completely done. They look half done kinda like you just threw them together in an afternoon. Look at other forums and if you like something they did try and do something similar. Look at popular forums and you will see that their skins are FINISHED entirely.
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 01:43
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Originally Posted by ozzy47 View Post
The screen shot you loaded, Force is talking about this.
i centered it on purpose
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 01:47
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I see it looks more like there is a mistake in the code
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 01:52
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ok i changed it

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Yeah but that is because the usergroup legend is centered. That is a personal preference that has nothing to do with design.

What makes the skins bad?

1. The colors, they are too bright and blinding. There are some people who have problems viewing stuff with really bright colors. Its hard for them to read or see it and after a while it would give them a headache. Tone the colors down some. You can still have the same basic colors but its best for it to not be neon bright.

2. You have the same colored shading on EVERY skin it looks out of place either remove it or change the shading color to match the skin.

3. The logo looks bad and is a little too big. Make it smaller in size or width really. Too much drop shadow is on the logo as well, drop shadow is not really something that is done too much anymore in the manner you have done it. The extraordinary amount of drop shadow makes it look cheap and thrown together.

4. Change the border color in the various places in the skin. The border is all the standard default border color which looks bad in a skin of a totally different color.

5. Some of the skins have a really light font color on a really light background. This is a no-no. Some of your viewers will not be able to read that. The font will blend into the background making it impossible for some to read it at all. not everyone has a nice pretty monitor, some people are on laptops, some on desktops, some on tablets so you have different monitor types & resolutions to worry about. Having seriously light font on a light background is not good.

6. In for a penny in for a pound, if you are going to make a custom skin for your site change the icons and other graphics to match it and match them to the skin they are in.

7. You need to add space at the bottom of the breadcrumbs bar. It is right on top of the advertising you have. There should be a space in between that bar & the ads.

Quite honestly ALL 5 skins do not look like they are completely done. They look half done kinda like you just threw them together in an afternoon. Look at other forums and if you like something they did try and do something similar. Look at popular forums and you will see that their skins are FINISHED entirely.
I did just throw them together an afternoon lol
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 03:39
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LOL well it looks like it man.
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 03:53
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try the new DTF2 Style!!! I made it today. Hope it is better. It is not as blinding. The least blinding skin is DTF Brown.
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 04:16
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Originally Posted by CarpCharacin View Post
try the new DTF2 Style!!! I made it today. Hope it is better. It is not as blinding. The least blinding skin is DTF Brown.
Just as bad as the others at least try some of the free ones on here
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 04:50
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are there any free online more advanced style generators?
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 04:57
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Why not install some from here
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 05:36
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i have been looking and i can not find one that i like that works with 4.2.2
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 07:18
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what is wrong with making my own?
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 07:53
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Many have already given you reasons why your skin colours don't work is that not good enough reason to install something that looks better. Take some tips from post 16 if you want to make your own
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 09:32
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then i will make something better.
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 09:49
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Good this is after all why you asked for a review of your site. Yes, sometimes the reviews can be not to your liking but we are here to help you to make your site better
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