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Call for website theme suggestions

Posted: 2007-06-15, 11:35
by Carsten
Hello all,

it has been suggested several times that the Ca3DE main website should get a newer and more professionally looking theme.

In this thread, I would like to collect all suggestions for potential themes for the Ca3DE website. You can post images or links to live websites that serve as an example for themes that you would suggest for use on the Ca3DE website.

The key idea is to find a new, professional theme that is essentially "bright" (bright background, dark (black) font color). It should also be simple and clean, i.e. little or no grpahical gimics, but simple and contrastful colors, medium font size, etc.

Thank you very much for any suggestions! :thanks:

Posted: 2007-06-15, 11:48
by Carsten
To make a start, here is a list of pages whose theme I like:
Ignoring the advertisements, the articles are quite well arranged. The page looks differently under Windows and Linux; it looked better under Windows when I last checked.
Both sites are simple and clean, I like these a lot. ... index.html
More examples for how relative simplicity can achieve professional results.
Notice how they separate headings and search results.

Posted: 2007-06-23, 16:24
by Carsten
Hey all,
what do you think of the following theme "fs_08":

Screenshot: ... php?id=710
Author website:

Posted: 2007-06-23, 20:41
by Thrawn
This theme doesn't look competent nor serious, it is just boring. A bit gfx is good and neededI think because it shows (when there is not too much of it) a certain sense of quality, whereas this skin just looks like well... nothing.

Posted: 2007-06-24, 11:01
by Carsten
Uhhh... I'm surprised... are we looking at the same theme? Note that I'm referring to the one with the red horizontal navigation bar and light beige colors, not the dark grey one in the third "Author website" link.

I'd not say the theme is optimal (it's just a candidate I happend to stumble upon yesterday), and of course I realize that finding a nice theme is a very difficult question (therefore I've been starting this thread after all!), but I liked the theme for it's simplicity and find it straightforward and clear.

Anyways... :cheesy: this is what this thread is for... ;)
Alternative suggestions?

Posted: 2007-06-24, 12:43
by Thrawn
I now saw hundreds of skins but most are not good, it's very hard to find something decent.

Anyways, here are some I like.

1 2 3 4 5 6

Posted: 2007-06-28, 09:22
by Carsten
Just more notes: (employed e.g. at )
The yaml "theme" is my new, current favourite. ;) a nice forum theme. Quote from the page source: "/* vBulletin 3 CSS For Style 'Brown Circle' (styleid: 2) */"

Posted: 2007-07-09, 13:38
by Carsten
Just another link to a Wiki with a theme that I liked: ;)

(Note that of course, when the Ca3DE websites are eventually re-styled, the new Ca3DE website, forum and wiki themes would all be make look-alikes of each other.)

Posted: 2007-07-09, 14:55
by scott
I like the theme alot. The colour combination of the header is nice and easy on the eyes. I'm a big fan of sleek dark layouts

Posted: 2007-07-09, 16:00
by Carsten
Hi Scott, yes, I think the yaml-theme will become the common favorite... :up:

Posted: 2007-07-11, 13:58
by Stephen
The Yaml theme is pretty good, but I don't really like that wiki (the SElinux one)

Posted: 2007-09-08, 12:53
by Carsten
Some notes for completeness: has a new layout since the link was initially posted above, but the "old" design is still available with the yaml 2.5.x download package, which I have locally on my harddisk.

I also find interesting, the site itself plus the listed references. All made with joomla + the yaml layout.

Red Evo Aphelion: ... l=1&id=970
(linked from )

Posted: 2007-09-08, 13:16
by Denny
Fireboard looks okay. :)