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    Styling your Community

    Most people agree that a custom look to your community makes everyone happy and is a win - win situitation, however, do you prefer making a skin on your own or using a pre-made skin?

    For me, I generally try to make skins on my own because I like the challenge of making things match up and it's a lot of fun just trying to make new graphics and buttons and such.
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    I just use a pre-made skin and make some small modifications and make a really good logo. Often it looks better than original version. By adding some custom buttons (e.g. quote, thanks etc), it can make a huge difference on the sites appearance.

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    Yeah, I use pre-made skins mostly but I always change the header. That's mostly it
    I'm not a designer so that's the main reason

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    I like pre-made skins because they usually come with product support. vBulletin upgrades usually break something in the template. I like knowing that a company is there to update the template every time a new version of vBulletin comes out.
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    I refuse to every use premade skins. I make my own, I don't want my community to be confused with another.
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    Me too make my own skins. I like my community to be unique from others.

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    You guys wouldn't like the skins I would create.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    You guys wouldn't like the skins I would create.
    Hehe, I've had a few skins in the past that didn't seem to feel "right". Can't be any worse than my Halloween skin on vb.org
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coastercraze View Post
    Can't be any worse than my Halloween skin on vb.org
    You made a halloween skin for a baptist church?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    You made a halloween skin for a baptist church?
    vbulletin.org sorry I'm so used to calling that site vb.org it's a bad habbit.
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