var sidebar_align = 'right';
var content_container_margin = parseInt('350px');
var sidebar_width = parseInt('330px');
Default Forum Skin, does it look OK?
Please have a look a new forum installation
I dont want this site to be too fancy or anything.
I have just used the forum's default skin but now I am confused.
How well you guys think the skin looks?
Is it worth changing the skin?
To me it should just be readable which I think it is.
Would love to hear your comments
Thanks in Advance
Well, the standard SMF skin ain't all that, now is it?
I some time think its bit dull/dark background.
What is your opinion?
Well personally I do not care for Simple File Machine, but thats just me. I prefer to use Invisionboard. I do not like the default SMF skin because it is too bland and needs something.
Thanks. Yes I agree about the default skin but I have see the available skins on their website but most are too much of a designing attempt than a simple professional looking skin.
Its SMF as I have grown old with it now. Never used IB. Use to use phpBB before it was attacked massively by XSS.
Anybody can recommend a good skin?
SMF 1.1 has a different default skin.
Thanks I will look into it.
but isnt that in beta at the moment?
Thanks, I have upgraded.
Originally Posted by Scotty_B
Looks much better.
Any views about that?
Much better. I would skin it still some more to get rid of the header file.
It is better than most default forum skins, but I would still try and get your own to be different.
Thanks for the ideas guys.
Yes I will have to change header.
I have changed the background to white and added some adverts.
Are there too much adverts on page?
What block of adverts you think I should get rid of if it is necessary?
Thanks in advance
I think the adverts look fine, as I have seen quite a few places with more than what you have.
Oh yes I know some sites too....
Anyway I have removed one of these to keep it cleaner.
You'll get into trouble asking people to visit the Adsense links. Don't risk it. It's not worth it.
Does the text above the ads really breach T&C?
Can I have any text at all? say "Below are some related links selected by"
or should I leave it to "Related Links" only.
Thank you for your tip....
Please give this a look. Looks fine or should I remove the text at all?
"Below are some related links selected by" <--- This may be at a grey area. It's best to ask a Adsense support and they will tell you clearly if you are in breach of the contract.
However, any words that encourage the visitors to click on the ads and in breach of the TOS. And thus you can't have the text you had there before or they will ban you really quickly.
Got your point exactly....
Have removed it altogether....looks fine any way.....
No worries. All the best with your site.
Thanks. You have a nice site yourself.
If you want one tip I would suggest a new logo.....maybe some illustration.....
Personally i donīt like default forum skins because they donīt make any difference from other millions of forums out there.
So my advice is try to locate a good free skin and customize your forum.