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Offline nickharambee

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Can I create a forum that looks like this using Simple Machines?
« on: February 18, 2010, 09:56:29 AM »
Hi

I would like to create a forum on my website that looks something like the one I have attached below, from the Things website.

In particular I like the minimal quality to the forum, and the background images on each post, which suggests a speech bubble.

This forum was created with Phorum, and I would use Phorum but it doesn't have one crucial feature that I would like, which I believe Simple Machines has, and that is the ability for the user to opt to receive daily or weekly summaries of posts to threads, sections or the forum as a whole.

I would be grateful for any advice on this

Thanks

Nick

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Re: Can I create a forum that looks like this using Simple Machines?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 09:58:47 AM »
Welcome to SMF,

Yes, you can achieve something like that using SMF, if you take the time to tweak the templates accordingly.

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Re: Can I create a forum that looks like this using Simple Machines?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 09:59:13 AM »
You could definitely do this if you knew how to edit template files, wouldn't be that tricky.

There may already be a theme close to this, so I suggest you checkout the theme site.
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Re: Can I create a forum that looks like this using Simple Machines?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010, 10:00:31 AM »
Excellent, thanks for the prompt replies!  I will dig deeper and find out more,

Nick

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Re: Can I create a forum that looks like this using Simple Machines?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010, 10:01:38 AM »
Labradoodle-360: I have never once seen a theme like that for SMF on the theme site, and I doubt there is one available.
But no, it shouldn't be too hard to fix, if you know how templates work.

nick: Please let us know if you need any guidance :)