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October 13, 2011 // 2:20 am - This is just a quick PSA that we have now completed work integrating the PS3 News Quick Style Chooser into our Forums, Portal and 17 Subdomains hosted here which allows you to change the colors based on your preferences while browsing the site each day.

It can be found in the bottom left corner of each page here, and we will continue adding Styles to it frequently.

If anyone wishes to take a screenshot like HeyManHRU did HERE and fill in the colors you'd like to see we will do our best to add a Style under your UserName to pick from as time permits!

Finally, we are still offering $100 US for a new Site Logo... so far we have had a lot of GREAT design ideas in the ongoing thread with the criteria outlined below:

  • The logo should look decent with a transparent background, or able to be made that way upon being selected (most are).
  • The logo design should be unique so that when seen the first thing that comes to a viewer's mind is our site, not "Sony" or "PlayStation 3" so try to avoid using pics of the PS3 itself or accessories, font etc.
  • We prefer round, curvy fonts such as those attached HERE over square/boxy looking ones for the "PS3 News" name in the logo.
  • The logo should match the default site/forum colorscheme (white, black, grey, silver and our blue shades) to naturally blend/fit in.
  • The logo should be visually appealing/friendly horizontally at 150x90, vertically at 46x180 and as our default Forum avatar at 50x50. This is the biggest issue as the same exact logo likely won't work in all three placements just by rotating/resizing it so we need a basic logo design that is versatile enough to work for them all.
  • Post any design ideas / submissions in the ongoing PS3 News Logo thread HERE.

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#15 - oVERSoLDiER - October 1, 2011 // 3:57 pm
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Tipp : If you changed the layout and nothing happens, press Ctrl + Shift + Del and delete the Cache.

#14 - saviour07 - October 1, 2011 // 5:25 am
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My fave style is definitely CJPC's - it's got a nice dark, sleek, modern look about it

#13 - HeyManHRU - October 1, 2011 // 4:19 am
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Looks you added some more styles , good work boss . My favorite style (other than mine) has to be "Mustard WIP" .

#12 - PS4 News - September 29, 2011 // 11:11 pm
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Thanks... it didn't take long, so if you have any other color ideas let me know.

Obviously if I was to move them from WIP state to a finished version we would have to tweak all the less used/noticeable colors, but that is where the more time-consuming work comes into play so we will save it for the moment.

Perhaps after we make a bunch we can do a Poll here and see which ones we should actually complete based on the number of members that like them, etc.

Update: I fixed the "HeyManHRU WIP" link color and also added a "CJPC WIP" Style now, at his request!

I also removed the "PS3 News Blue / Grey Style and Transparent Logo WIP" but will probably redo it at some point.

#11 - HeyManHRU - September 29, 2011 // 8:38 pm
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Yeah, I see it , It looks awesome. Thanks for adding it boss.

#10 - PS4 News - September 29, 2011 // 8:25 pm
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We can definitely do it tho HeyManHRU... even if only a few people end up using it (it obviously won't be the default Style, but selectable as the Blue / Grey one is) so I will keep that as one of the Style designs we will add as time permits.

Update: OK, very WIP at the moment but if you check the "HeyManHRU WIP" Style it should be a start.

#9 - HeyManHRU - September 29, 2011 // 9:48 am
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Now that you mention it, it is kinda bright , worth a shot though.

#8 - elser1 - September 29, 2011 // 8:38 am
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i like the colour scheme now boss. i gotta say it looks good and as oversoldier says its easy on the eyes.. no offence heyman but that bright red would kill me on my tv.. LOL

i'll check out the wip scheme.. i'm no good at computer graphics, give my 30 cans of belton and i'll give you a beautiful wall.. LOL

#7 - HeyManHRU - September 29, 2011 // 5:03 am
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
If anyone has ideas for that Style or another one (such as your preferred color scheme, perhaps take a picture and mod it in PS the way you'd like it to look) and we can add a bunch more Style options in coming weeks etc.

Here is my preferred color scheme (below), that I made with my very bad photoshop skills .

#6 - PS4 News - September 29, 2011 // 4:03 am
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There are a lot of vB4 sites such as here with skins if you wanted to check some out:

We aren't planning to change the actual skin we're using though, but what we can change is the colors of it. We can do any combination of colors that users want most and make as many variations as needed.

So for example, we could make a "HeyManHRU" Style that could be selectable from the dropdown and will include colors you like best for things like the Forum NavBar, background, buttons, Forum boxes, post text color and so on.

Some sites prefer to use non-stock skins and we went that route in the past with vB3, but it ends up being a lot more work in the long run because every time you change code or patch/update vBulletin you have to update all the skins which ends up being far more effort than it's worth... especially for sites like ours with a customized Portal, multiple subdomains, and tons of backend scripts interlinking everything.