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MattTR
08-08-10, 21:32
Well.. as much as I love the current logo we have (classic Lara for the win), do you think it's time for a noteworthy change? I remember it was the winning choice in a competition years back, but it wouldn't it be awesome for another one, I think we're due! :D

Also, what about more themes? :p

What are your thoughts on this? :eek:

Edit: Click to go to the contest entry thread (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=171623).

ShadyCroft
08-08-10, 21:33
Well, I don't mind change. I like this one, got used to it, feels like home. But if the people in charge wanna change it, its cool...fine by me. :)

Melonie Tomb Raider
08-08-10, 21:35
A new banner would be nice. But I dunno, this one has been up for years and I'm kind of attatched to it. <3

silviu_raider
08-08-10, 21:35
Well, I don't mind change. I like this one, got used to it, feels like home. But if the people in charge wanna change it, its cool...fine by me. :)
Same here, but I'd also like for them to keep this theme as well, just in case we wouldn't like the new ones.

@Melonie: I agree with that as well.
It feels like "home"! :D

DgoOdz94
08-08-10, 21:35
I wouldn't mind a banner change. Maybe seasonal changes? :p Like the one with Lara wearing a Santa hat?

More themes would be nice. :)

Ikas90
08-08-10, 21:36
A new banner would be nice. But I dunno, this one has been up for years and I'm kind of attatched to it. <3

Same here. :p

God Horus
08-08-10, 21:36
The entire forum needs a facelift I think, fresh new colours, new banner, I think tlr is attached to the banner or is just scared of touching it :o Sometime she would still have an Xmas hat in January :p

Carbonek_0051
08-08-10, 21:39
A new banner would be nice. But I dunno, this one has been up for years and I'm kind of attatched to it. <3

Same here. :p

I third this. :p

Vinkula
08-08-10, 21:40
I would like a brown background :) It's more TR-ish and looks warmer. This hurts a little to eyes :)

Tony9595
08-08-10, 21:43
I love the current logo so much, I want it to stay :hug:

But new themes would be indeed a good thing :D

MattTR
08-08-10, 21:45
I agree with everyone.. they say don't fix what isn't broken, but this is the default Vbulletin skin.. :eek:

A new banner would be awesome, but we could always go back to this one if we miss it too much. :ton:

t-raider26
08-08-10, 21:46
I would like a brown background :) It's more TR-ish and looks warmer. This hurts a little to eyes :)

Then it'd look too much like the Eidos TR Forums

I think a change would be nice :) As much as I love this one, I think change is good :D

Johnnay
08-08-10, 21:46
i like this theme.... but its not my choice to change it:)

Vinkula
08-08-10, 21:48
Then it'd look too much like the Eidos TR Forums

I think a change would be nice :) As much as I love this one, I think change is good :D

It doesn't look like Eidos TR forums then, If it's very brown... Veeeeery like Lara's classics shorts, little deeper.

NemesisX13X
08-08-10, 21:49
I'm really used to the current one, but if they made a new one that's better, why not? :)

Vinkula
08-08-10, 21:51
I mean brown like in the GoL-book in the trailer. It's cover. :)

Melonie Tomb Raider
08-08-10, 21:52
One good thing about it is that we've got the gorgeous classic Lara sporting the banner. :D If it were updated, we'd probably just have an XNA Lara plastered there. Which, don't get me wrong, XNA Lara is awesome, but when it comes to all the Lara Crofts we have so far, Classic Lara has my heart!

MattTR
08-08-10, 21:52
I mean brown like in the GoL-book in the trailer. It's cover. :)

Like my avatar? :D

That would be nice.. and gold font? :eek:

One good thing about it is that we've got the gorgeous classic Lara sporting the banner. :D If it were updated, we'd probably just have an XNA Lara plastered there. Which, don't get me wrong, XNA Lara is awesome, but when it comes to all the Lara Crofts we have so far, Classic Lara has my heart!

I totally agree! classic Lara IS Lara. The new would could maybe have classic, AOD, and a next gen Lara so all generations recognize her? :D

Vinkula
08-08-10, 21:54
Like my avatar? :D

That would be nice.. and gold font? :eek:

Yes, like your avatar and a gold font yes. That's my vision. And it would fit to forums which are meant to be to TR :) In Finnish TR site it was brown :) (But the owner put the site down >:()

ShadyCroft
08-08-10, 21:54
Yes, Classic Lara, FTW ! :D

Dark Lugia 2
08-08-10, 21:55
I think a GoL theme would be great :D We used to have themes didnt we... that xbox one (which was very nice looking) and the darker vbulliten..

larafan25
08-08-10, 21:55
I'd love to see a newer Lara on the banner.:)

If anyone has ventured into the fanart section recently, there is amazing talent, people create amazingly professional looking designs, if we got a new fan made banner, it could look amazing, revolutionizing the look of TRF. People will remember the webpage for something new, something eye catching!:D

t-raider26
08-08-10, 21:57
One good thing about it is that we've got the gorgeous classic Lara sporting the banner. :D If it were updated, we'd probably just have an XNA Lara plastered there. Which, don't get me wrong, XNA Lara is awesome, but when it comes to all the Lara Crofts we have so far, Classic Lara has my heart!

Agreed 134% :)

Minty Mouth
08-08-10, 21:58
It's perfect the way it is. :3

Tony9595
08-08-10, 21:59
I think a GoL theme would be great :D We used to have themes didnt we... that xbox one (which was very nice looking) and the darker vbulliten..

Everyone will love that one http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/4070/uuy.gif

MattTR
08-08-10, 22:01
Here's the original competition, can't believe it's been 4 years! :eek:

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=80263

Dark Lugia 2
08-08-10, 22:12
Here's the original competition, can't believe it's been 4 years! :eek:

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=80263

There was another one too.. with a lot of entries! about 2 years old?

Minty Mouth
08-08-10, 22:16
As far as I know, there was a more recent competition for a new logo but the winning entry never got implemented into the site, right?

Alpharaider47
08-08-10, 22:21
As far as I know, there was a more recent competition for a new logo but the winning entry never got implemented into the site, right?

That's what I heard =/

Minty Mouth
08-08-10, 22:22
That's what I heard =/

If it's true, then I guess they don't wanna change it :p

Catracoth
08-08-10, 22:25
I don't see why we can't implement a new theme if not a new logo. :)

sandygrimm
08-08-10, 22:32
There was a competition for a new design, just no application for it. fan made thing, the entries were very good. too bad no application :(

Quasimodo
08-08-10, 22:59
I think the theme could use a little more personality. Apart from the banner, it's very generic.

Minty Mouth
08-08-10, 23:00
I think the theme could use a little more personality. Apart from the banner, it's very generic.

Generic, or clean? :p

I love the layout, but there really is no harm in having options.

da tomb raider!
08-08-10, 23:05
I say no to a new logo. It's classic Lara. You just can't top it. Some new themes, though, that's different. It'd be really nice to have some new ones.

scion05
08-08-10, 23:09
We used to have a lot of themes actually... no idea what happened there though :p

Legends
08-08-10, 23:32
I would like a change, maybe a new competition?

Dark Lugia 2
08-08-10, 23:36
^ Mmm, but its better to find out if a new banner will be considered or not, otherwise its pointless making a competition.. like the last 2 :/

cbragg09
08-08-10, 23:41
Im all for new themes, but Im particularly fond of the banner
But my opinion is biased, my favorite TR cover was for number 2 and thats the Lara pic they use for it

Rai
09-08-10, 00:01
Here's the original competition, can't believe it's been 4 years! :eek:

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=80263

There are quite a few there that Ilike better than the current one.

Don't get me wrong, I like this one, but it's kinda - cold, lol. It would be nice for a change and maybe a few brighter themes.

EmeraldFields
09-08-10, 00:04
There was a competition like a year ago that lovechin won. I can't find the thread, but his banner was great! :D

Tony9595
09-08-10, 00:37
^ Here are the threads

Idea (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=136741)

Voting (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?p=3272796)

Results (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=141446)

Though I don't want CD's Lara to be on the logo. At least not the ones they have already made, I still prefer classic Lara.

larafan25
09-08-10, 00:38
I think a Lara from the past three games would be good because it shows innovation and modern style. If the site is progressing and tomb raider is right along with it, why not include modern tomb raider?

Minty Mouth
09-08-10, 00:38
^ Here are the threads

Idea (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=136741)

Voting (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?p=3272796)

Results (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=141446)

Though I don't want CD's Lara to be on the logo. At least not the ones they have already made, I still prefer classic Lara.

The second place banner was better, as far as the current layout is concerned.

EmeraldFields
09-08-10, 00:44
If we ever get a new banner maybe both Core's and CD's Lara could be included?

larafan25
09-08-10, 00:45
The second place banner was better, as far as the current layout is concerned.

I agree the second place banner fits the theme better, however I'd choose the first place banner with a new colour scheme.:)

MattTR
09-08-10, 00:46
The second place banner was better, as far as the current layout is concerned.

I agree, the second places or even third blends in to the current skin much better.. :eek:

I think I remember that competition, too! I wonder why the winning one was never used? :confused:

Maybe because it didn't match? :ton: No idea! :o

tranniversary119
09-08-10, 00:50
I definitely remembered that competition and wondered why the banner remained the same :p. I wouldn't mind a new one.

MattTR
09-08-10, 00:54
Justin, you've got some splainin' to do.. :pi:

CuteKittenlol
09-08-10, 00:56
I miss the pearl theme we had yonks ago..if anyone remembers, lol

Alpharaider47
09-08-10, 01:05
The second place banner was better, as far as the current layout is concerned.

They're all nice but I agree, the second one looks like it would fit perfectly.

Encore
09-08-10, 01:13
^ Here are the threads

Idea (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=136741)

Voting (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?p=3272796)

Results (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=141446)

Though I don't want CD's Lara to be on the logo. At least not the ones they have already made, I still prefer classic Lara.

Exactly what I was thinking.

I happen to believe that the classic Lara is still the most iconic one, making her perfect for the forum's logo. Just my personal opinion, of course.

scoopy_loopy
09-08-10, 02:29
I am so incredibly sick of our current theme. It's been the same for SO SO long with no other choices.

No, grey vs. white is not a choice :p

I think it was Jamie Oliver who posted this AMAZING theme last time one of these threads went up - maybe he'll see this thread and dig it out again.

Encore
09-08-10, 02:41
I'm not exactly tired of the current theme, the only thing I wish is that there would be an option for darker colours, as this is way too bright for someone who spends a lot of time browsing. :( Something in the same brightness scale as DeviantART would be nice.

Quasimodo
09-08-10, 02:51
I am so incredibly sick of our current theme. It's been the same for SO SO long with no other choices.

No, grey vs. white is not a choice :p

I think it was Jamie Oliver who posted this AMAZING theme last time one of these threads went up - maybe he'll see this thread and dig it out again.

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showpost.php?p=2843226&postcount=4

Even if just the CSS changed to make the colours more suiting, that wouldn't add any extra load on the servers at all - only extra images would increase load. And the amount of members doesn't really have much to do with it - I would assume that one with more members would like more of a choice in styles.

I once made a concept image for a possible theme on these forums a while ago, here:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/jamieoliver22/trfMedium.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/jamieoliver22/trf-1.jpg)
(click for a larger view)

larafan25
09-08-10, 02:53
^I would love something like that.:)

just croft
09-08-10, 03:07
There was contest about a year and half ago with some pretty amazing entries. I even asked Justin about the possibility of haveing new logo while I was setting up that contest, but I guess not that many people entered/voted.

Nevertheless you can still see some entries >HERE< (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=140851) and >HERE< (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=137402)

scoopy_loopy
09-08-10, 03:43
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showpost.php?p=2843226&postcount=4

You are a Goddess! Thanks for finding it :hug:

Carbonek_0051
09-08-10, 03:44
If we ever get a new banner maybe both Core's and CD's Lara could be included?

I would like that a lot.

cbragg09
09-08-10, 03:54
The second place banner was better, as far as the current layout is concerned.

I dunno, in my opinion I dont really like....any of those...

Tommy123
09-08-10, 05:39
Im down with anything

Legend 4ever
09-08-10, 07:05
I think we definitely need some new themmes to chose from. I always say this, but we used to have the XBox360 theme, which was perfect for me:(

Jack Croft
09-08-10, 07:05
Change might be good.

Alive_and_Funky
09-08-10, 11:50
I think TRF could do with a new logo too. I'm thinking something along the line of replacing Lara with Zip.

touchthesky
09-08-10, 11:52
I'd like a new banner please.

Nemo_91
09-08-10, 11:57
Yes, a new logo/theme would be great.

tidusffxwakka
09-08-10, 12:22
I would like a brown background :) It's more TR-ish and looks warmer. This hurts a little to eyes :)

this :)

Avalon SARL
09-08-10, 12:32
A new logo/ theme would be nice :)

jamieoliver22
09-08-10, 12:42
I think it was Jamie Oliver who posted this AMAZING theme last time one of these threads went up - maybe he'll see this thread and dig it out again.

Yeah, that was a mock up I made in Photoshop some time ago. I still need to work on converting it into a proper theme for VB, we'll have to see if I can do something.

But yeah, I have to say that a theme refresh would be a nice welcome.

LightningRider
09-08-10, 13:14
A nice new theme would be nice. This color is so clean, but really bright on the eyes.

the ancient
09-08-10, 15:26
Change is good for me
something like CORE Lara and CD Lara shoulder at shoulder
and the collour here :)

jjbennett
09-08-10, 15:33
A nice new theme would be nice. This color is so clean, but really bright on the eyes.
I've been asking for a darker theme for years mate, it's not going to happen.

Lara Croft!
09-08-10, 16:42
No changes are needed for the time being imo.

Super Badnik
09-08-10, 17:00
Can't help but think the forum isn't very Tomb Raider themed. The blue and white and the banner give it a kind of arctic feeling.

AmericanAssassin
09-08-10, 17:04
I wouldn't mind some other themes, as long as this one is still an option. :D

ajrich17901
09-08-10, 17:12
I want a new theme asap, this thing is to boring and it hurts the eyes >.>

I, Tomb Raider
09-08-10, 17:14
This one is great, and I am used to it so...

larson n natla
09-08-10, 17:26
I think another competition should be held, we have some very talented people on this forum. I believe it is only right that we should recognise this.

Antonio
09-08-10, 18:15
I'm like the way how forum is right now, well I do like jamieoliver22 concept which he made, but don't you dare change that banner. That banner was there since I join in.:cool:

ajrich17901
09-08-10, 18:26
I think another competition should be held, we have some very talented people on this forum. I believe it is only right that we should recognise this.

Yeah we had a competition before and the winners skin was supposed to be used but Justin never got around to it apparently. Not wise to have people work on something and be promised it'll be used only for it to go nowhere, not cool at all.

peeves
09-08-10, 18:50
I'd like either a green, blue, purple, or black back round for TRF. I think it's about time we get those. ;)

just croft
09-08-10, 19:15
Yeah we had a competition before and the winners skin was supposed to be used but Justin never got around to it apparently. Not wise to have people work on something and be promised it'll be used only for it to go nowhere, not cool at all.

Originally Posted by tlr online
Go ahead if you wish. I won't promise we'll use the winner, but we will certainly consider it!


He didn't actually promise a thing... :o

ajrich17901
09-08-10, 19:22
He didn't actually promise a thing... :o

So shoot me lol, it was awhile ago.:p

-Roli-
09-08-10, 19:35
I like the actual one too, a new would be odd. But a banner change would be nice, a Core and Crystal Lara one :)

The colors must be stay, because lot of people use this light blue as avatar background. :)

Phlip
09-08-10, 19:51
I like the actual one too, a new would be odd. But a banner change would be nice, a Core and Crystal Lara one :)

The colors must be stay, because lot of people use this light blue as avatar background. :)

They can use a transparent PNG or GIF. :p

-Roli-
09-08-10, 20:02
They can use a transparent PNG or GIF. :p

Yes, but some people using .JPG

just croft
09-08-10, 20:08
I like the actual one too, a new would be odd. But a banner change would be nice, a Core and Crystal Lara one :)

The colors must be stay, because lot of people use this light blue as avatar background. :)

That's easily changable, alot of people from here can help with makeing backgrounds transparent and changing it to gif.

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=142827&page=84
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=153506

-Roli-
09-08-10, 20:12
I know, i know... :)

Just said :)

larafan25
09-08-10, 20:59
I think it would be neat to have two Laras on the banner, maybe TR1 Lara and TRU Lara in the classic outfit. To show progression of lara herself.

MattTR
10-08-10, 03:32
Well it sounds like a lot of people agree with me - I'll PM Justin and ask him if we can do another contest, and this time.. use it for real. :D

ozzman
10-08-10, 04:11
could it be possible to keep the banners but Change the Colors a little bit, i love it all to death but would love a little change, maybe we could have a competition in January for the new banners :D

almayah
10-08-10, 08:15
I really like it, and if they change the logo Crystal Lara will NOT be there !! :mad:

:p

But I like the logo :hug:

MattTR
10-08-10, 22:19
It's official guys, the contest thread is up and we're raring to go! :cool:

Click to go to the contest entry thread (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=171623).

Justin gave me the approval. :tmb: :D

Minty Mouth
10-08-10, 22:21
It's official guys, the contest thread is up and we're raring to go! :cool:

Click to go to the contest entry thread (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=171623).

Justin gave me the approval. :tmb: :D

Is there still no guarantee that the winner will be used?

MattTR
10-08-10, 22:23
Is there still no guarantee that the winner will be used?

Not yet, but when there is a winner I will let Justin know and I'm sure there will be no problem changing it, he has the power! :eek:

marla_biggs
10-08-10, 22:24
Exciting! I may attempt a entry :)

Minty Mouth
10-08-10, 22:25
Not yet, but when there is a winner I will let Justin know and I'm sure there will be no problem changing it, he has the power! :eek:

I wouldn't get your hopes up, but it's still a good excuse to get the creative juices flowing ^_^

MattTR
10-08-10, 22:27
I wouldn't get your hopes up, but it's still a good excuse to get the creative juices flowing ^_^

Exactly - it's better than nothing I say! :D

Quasimodo
11-08-10, 17:10
I didn't know the forum software was limited to grey or white, or whatever the reason - but there's a way around that. Sorta.

Firefox has an add-on called Stylish (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2108/), which lets you re-skin your favorite websites. The Stylish website (http://userstyles.org/)also lets folks upload templates for others to use.

In theory, we could have a super-fancy redesign, it's just a matter of finding someone able to do the coding.

Example:

http://i38.************/2qmm2io.png

http://i35.************/15qsmqr.jpg

Dark Lugia 2
11-08-10, 21:28
[QUOTE=Quasimodo;4810766]I didn't know the forum software was limited to grey or white, or whatever the reason - but there's a way around that. Sorta.

Firefox has an add-on called Stylish (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2108/), which lets you re-skin your favorite websites. The Stylish website (http://userstyles.org/)also lets folks upload templates for others to use.

In theory, we could have a super-fancy redesign, it's just a matter of finding someone able to do the coding.

Example:


Quazi, brilliant idea! :tmb: I can just imagine "download our Firefox forum skin" as a link at the bottom of the forum somewhere.