Ah okay, cool stuff so far man. Keep up the good work!
Thanks man. I am not a UI designer but I am trying to learn in the process.
Congrats to our community for being able to hit 50 plugins... which just so happens to be a few more than the latest version of vBulletin (mooning). Pretty good for software only months old... kudos to all that have been involved - you know who you are.
But as far as themes are concerned, we haven't seen too much just yet. So what can we do to make this happen?? Theme weekend competition? If we get enough competitors I'd be happy to set a decent prize. Do we need to work on documentation, guides, etc?
NodeBB's popularity in the future really relies on a variety of available themes (and plugins). I hope that Lavender can serve as a guide for the would-be themers. If you saw the original blog post and kept up with the commits you'd know I actually spent a grand total of like, half a day on this theme... I hope I managed to convey how easy it is in that guide. But if it isn't speak up now - better for us to figure this out earlier than later.
And of course, we have the CSS editor in the ACP (lots of work to do there: we should really update that to use a proper editor like ACE) as well as the Designer Plugin, which has a long way to go before it really is useable. We really want to make sure that no two NodeBB's look alike - we need a ton of themes with a bunch of customizable options.
If you aren't a dev-type at all you can still contribute. Let us know what you would like to see in our next theme for 0.4x? Personally I think I will try to design something more "traditional" - this will be the first theme that has a home page that looks more like your average forum. Maybe the next official theme may even be a port of a theme from another forum software. Any ideas?
I've been talking to Envato to see if they can't throw you guys some love. They support ghost so i see no reason why they wouldn't.
I'm currently working on a "dark" theme based on Vanilla. Finally managed to get it working after the update and i need to upload it back to a github repo. I'll post it later tonight once i have everything sorted.
Just finished my first theme based on vanilla and forked of lavender
As you can see on the screenshots it's a quite dark one
Definitely keen for a traditional forum theme design, esp for the front-page.
Our community looked at the new lavander theme as "Yay new theme, it looks awesome".. and stopped using it.
@Ezra-Sharp This may be useful to you.
Personally. I would prefer the current landing page. People got bored on conventional layout.
@meetdilip the existing one isn't going anywhere. It's good to have choice though, some like the old (boring) list view.
lol. Nice then
Will be working on a theme set for you guys in the very near future. Keep up the great work!
More documentation, with examples. And a step by step tutorial would be awesome