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October 13, 2011 // 12:20 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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#5 - PS4 News - September 29, 2011 // 9:03 am
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There are a lot of vB4 sites such as here with skins if you wanted to check some out: vbstyles.com/vbulletin-4x-skins-c1.html

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.

#4 - HeyManHRU - September 29, 2011 // 8:34 am
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Yeah, I'm terrible with photoshop too.

Also do you have a link of a bunch of vBulletin themes we can choose from?

#3 - PS4 News - September 29, 2011 // 8:19 am
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Yea, hopefully someone will see this who is good with graphics... out of everything I do here, I completely suck at them the most.

#2 - HeyManHRU - September 29, 2011 // 8:09 am
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I reckon the Icon should change every time there is a holiday or something. Like on St. Patrick's day we can have a little green clover on the top right of the logo .

#1 - oVERSoLDiER - September 29, 2011 // 8:08 am
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I use it right now, it looks quite good with the new logo.PNG. But I also like the stock vBulletin style with the white and sky-blue color, which is good for the eyes.