New Theme: Community Feedback
I am new around the Vanilla Forums community and still trying to grasp everything around me.
I come here with over 10 years experience in more mainstream open source frameworks, like WordPress, Drupal and the related. It has definitely been a learning experience, one that I'm rather enjoying. I cannot wait for the days to pass so I can learn more about this awesome Garden framework.
So far, all of you have welcomed me warmly into the community and answered my questions, thanks!
Now I do have another question: I'd love to ask you take a moment and checkout something I'm working on.
It's a theme I'm currently calling "Summer Blues".
I build one version of it that I'm currently using on our buyer support forums here: http://www.ourwebmedia.com/support
Though the theme I plan on releasing for others to use is http://www.owmlabs.com/themes/Summerblues
I'm hopeful of getting some constructive criticism. I'm not faint hearted so please don't hold back your opinions.
It's not made for everyone, but wanted to see what the initial feedback from the community would bring me.
It's open for registration so feel more than welcome to register at http://www.owmlabs.com/themes/Summerblues to test it out.
Also note that inside the files, the header can be easily swapped out so that:
a.) The navigation appears beneath the logo area (aligned left).
b.) An advertisement space can be used where the menu is now (if chosen to).
c.) The footer widgets can be changed to suit your needs as wanted.
Currently working on the following:
a.) Mousing over the discussion title will give an excerpt of the discussion for preview.
b.) Working on a Members area in the sidebar for logged in members (their profile/use).
c.) ... a few other things as well...
Though I wanted to see where my approach was now and how people 'currently' see it?
Thanks for any feedback and thoughts (and opinions / suggestions) that you can share!