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Ugly Joomla template

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by mnymkr, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. #1
    I am working on a multipurpose Joomla template and in my boredom I want to make it ugly as the dickens.

    However at the same time. I want to optimize it for readibility.

    Check it out and tell me what color changes I can make.
    SEMrush
    I am also interested in the proper line-height for my menus and text and fonts considerations.


    it can be found at www.quantumboredom.com
     
    mnymkr, Dec 27, 2006 IP
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  2. Scheme

    Scheme Guest

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    #2
    tie die background would make it horrible.
     
    Scheme, Dec 27, 2006 IP
  3. Reliq.

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    Agreed, or you can make it some awful green.
     
    Reliq., Dec 27, 2006 IP
  4. mnymkr

    mnymkr Well-Known Member

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    #4
    can u suggest a good tie dye tile?
     
    mnymkr, Dec 27, 2006 IP
  5. Reliq.

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    #5
    Just take brushes and do some random colors on a canvas, then use radical blur followed by motion blur.
     
    Reliq., Dec 27, 2006 IP
  6. mnymkr

    mnymkr Well-Known Member

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    #6
    unfortunately any type of graphics software is not my strong point. thats why i build ugly templates LOL
     
    mnymkr, Dec 27, 2006 IP
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    #7
    Go to google.com and get some random images lol.
     
    Reliq., Dec 27, 2006 IP
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    #8
    Do you think you can make it even more ugly ??
    I don’t think so. lol :p

    Try alternative colors. Dark red/blue/green with white font. I bet, you will not open the site yourself. ;)
     
    Fastian, Dec 27, 2006 IP
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    ravianz Well-Known Member

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    #9
    oh thats not getting ugly! you need to use dark colors to make it a good example of ugly theme!
     
    ravianz, Dec 28, 2006 IP
  10. mnymkr

    mnymkr Well-Known Member

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    Well my goal is to optimize it to be ugly but accessible....so i want to be able to read the words and fonts.....

    need a good repeating tie die background
     
    mnymkr, Dec 28, 2006 IP
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    Obelia Notable Member

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    #11
    Hmmm, actually a couple of those colours blend well together. You need to make it altogether more garish to get the world record ugliest template.

    And ugly needn't mean "no images". Just get some text and make sure you fail to anti-alias it, then make it bevelled and add a drop-shadow. Or have a really badly-done cut-out of an object, against a bright, clashing background. Being no good with graphics software is an asset, if you want to do ugly.
     
    Obelia, Dec 28, 2006 IP
  12. mnymkr

    mnymkr Well-Known Member

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    #12
    i should clarify...i would like for it to be done "correctly"

    Of course it should validate and be tableless (as much as Joomla will allow)

    I want the writing to be readable.

    I don't mind the colors blending and the contrast to be correct.

    My grand idea is to make it ugly optimized. Colors that don't look good beside one another but blend within the module.

    And I cool header graphic would be nice if anyone feels like doing any freebie work.
     
    mnymkr, Dec 28, 2006 IP
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    Aceday Banned

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    #13
    Its not hard to make joomla look ugly, now subdreamer, making that look ugly would be more of a challenge.
     
    Aceday, Dec 28, 2006 IP
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    #14
    There are a lot of nice templates for joomla...
     
    limoon, Dec 29, 2006 IP
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    #15
    Yes, find another template!
     
    matik, Jan 1, 2007 IP
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    #16
    Oh dear.. the color schemes are everywhere...

    But the layout would look much better with an new header design ;)
     
    8everything, Jan 1, 2007 IP
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    #17
    Try mixing colours . Like every link gets another colour. And make many stripes around, but still that you can see the text. Like every line of text gets another backround colour. It would be possible in html, but I have no idea about joomla.
     
    boebi, Jan 2, 2007 IP
  18. mnymkr

    mnymkr Well-Known Member

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    Any one want to make a nice Ugliest Joomla Template header?
     
    mnymkr, Jan 2, 2007 IP
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    mnymkr Well-Known Member

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    I've added more module positions. This is quickly becoming and obsession.
     
    mnymkr, Jan 2, 2007 IP
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    #20
    Well done dude, great ugly layout , if there was an ugly competition this would be by far the ugliest site i seen, wouldnt be on it more than 3 seconds.
     
    WebmasterProject, Jan 2, 2007 IP