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#1 Daytonus

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:59 PM

Hey everybody!

To celebrate Botcon coming this week, the Allspark Forums have been rebranded with a Botcon-themed skin! Watch out for all our Botcon coverage in the coming days. A BUNCH of staff are going to be there, including me!

I had a lot of fun working this up, and I hope it gets everyone in the Botcon mood.

For those who have never changed your skin, it should have changed automatically. For those who have, you will probably have to reset manually.

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P.S. If you prefer to go back to the tried-and-true, the skin selector is at the bottom of the forums.

Edited by Daytonus, 30 May 2011 - 11:10 PM.


#2 DeltaSeeker

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:01 PM

Gave me a bit of a shock at first, it's so different that the normal skin. But I like it icon-hotrod.gif

#3 ExVee

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:03 PM

Do we get to keep this after Botcon? There's parts of this I rather like.


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#4 Zodberg

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:05 PM

I do not care for how the textured elements interact with the flat colored cells. the yellow/black stripes are fine though.
And that light purple really pops out - which is something text should do, not only slightly important bonus data.
Woooo!

#5 Exillion

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:05 PM

QUOTE(DeltaSeeker @ May 30 2011, 09:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gave me a bit of a shock at first, it's so different that the normal skin. But I like it icon-hotrod.gif


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Honestly though, this is a great skin and quite a surprise when I was looking through the forums. Always great to see the effort that the staff puts into the site and forum.
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#6 Enbee

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:07 PM

Oh, huh, this is rather nice. Close enough to the purple to seem familiar, thankfully not as much of a contrast as Classic Gears.

Didn't switch automatically for me though, odd.

Edited by Enbee, 30 May 2011 - 11:08 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:09 PM

Interesting.

I think I like it. icon-hotrod.gif

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#8 The Doctor Who

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:12 PM

Nice! I think I'll stick with the regular skin for now, though.

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#9 MintBerryCrunch

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:13 PM

I don't understand what these...unusual colors and accents have to do with Botcon.
It's time to bring the crunch!

#10 Razorsaw

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:13 PM

They're Stunticon themed.

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#11 CORVUS

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:14 PM

LOVE IT!

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#12 Daytonus

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:16 PM

QUOTE(Exillion @ May 31 2011, 12:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DeltaSeeker @ May 30 2011, 09:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gave me a bit of a shock at first, it's so different that the normal skin. But I like it icon-hotrod.gif


"MY EYES!"

Honestly though, this is a great skin and quite a surprise when I was looking through the forums. Always great to see the effort that the staff puts into the site and forum.


Thank you both! It's a bit eye-searing, but by design. Plus, everytime I see the caution stripes next to the fuschia, I go "Thrust, overdrive!"

QUOTE(ExVee @ May 31 2011, 12:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do we get to keep this after Botcon? There's parts of this I rather like.


We'll keep it as long as we are using this iteration of the forum software. After that, I plan on making a skin that would use some of these elements.

QUOTE(Zodberg @ May 31 2011, 12:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I do not care for how the textured elements interact with the flat colored cells. the yellow/black stripes are fine though.
And that light purple really pops out - which is something text should do, not only slightly important bonus data.


Those are understandable and valid critiques. Some of them I don't agree with, but others are worth considering. Thanks for checking it out!

QUOTE(DropCAT @ May 31 2011, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Interesting.

I think I like it. icon-hotrod.gif


Thanks!
QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ May 31 2011, 12:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice! I think I'll stick with the regular skin for now, though.


Thanks for checking it out!

#13 Walky

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:23 PM



#14 Zek

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:23 PM

I can't say that I like it that much. But hey, people like their options!

#15 Goblez

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:27 PM

Its ok. its better than the joke themes we had earlier in the year icon-fire.gif

#16 Fenix Twilight

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:34 PM

QUOTE(DeltaSeeker @ May 31 2011, 12:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gave me a bit of a shock at first, it's so different that the normal skin. But I like it icon-hotrod.gif

Yeah, I just hit refresh, and had to check my calender at first. icon-fire.gif

Then I scrolled up and saw the Botcon coverage banner and understood, and I'm getting used to it.

Edited by Fenix Twilight, 31 May 2011 - 01:17 AM.


#17 Confuzor

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:02 AM

I kinda like it. It seems tacky in a fun way. (Not like G2 Mayhem tho...yikes)

#18 Wingus

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:07 AM



I can dig it. icon-ironhide.gif

#19 Professor

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:11 AM

Wow. Heh, not for me -- I like my board colours a little more subdued. But, fun for a few minutes.

#20 Daytonus

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:13 AM

Yeah, for those folks who need some more chilled-out colors, don't worry, I'm not offended. I basically designed the site that I would want to go to, which I assumed would be an audience of me and a dozen other blind people. icon-fire.gif



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