warmweer wrote: ↑
Sun May 10, 2020 4:53 pm
TexTHKM wrote: ↑
Sat May 09, 2020 5:18 am
The prosilver style is just an awful visual experience, and anyone saying otherwise is clearly not looking straight
And that could easily be said of any style, since visual experience is quite individual.
Expressing your personal opinion as a general opinion isn't really helpful.
I was joking (mostly) though, hence the hysteric laugh emoji. I didn't mean to offend anyone =)
In any case, it cannot really be disputed that phpBB prosilver is an aged style (even though some may enjoy it still), and nothing that would make new users say "wow, this looks fresh and inviting". Maybe in 2004 that is..
Just compare to default styles of other forum software's or the general style of a modern website.
Sure, visual style is individual, but you don't want your product main appearance, the thing everyone sees immediately, to present an image that this is a "old/ill-maintained software" (even though that of course IS NOT true, but visual first impressions ARE important, this cannot be underestimated). Hence that we have to find some approach that can find the middle-ground.
I think the new suggestion from Hanakin looks very good, while still encapsulating the "feel" of phpBB and keeping the core design elements intact.
So phpBB need a style redesign to keep up.. Just compare to MyBB: https://community.mybb.com/
(Of course all the paid options is in another league, but MyBB is free.)
But that doesn't mean that prosilver cannot also be included in future versions, as it seems like the devs what to keep that style alongside as another option.