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Tips and Tutorials: Selecting a Theme for your Community

Presentation is an important element when creating your community. How are you representing your idea visually? In what ways can design improve the experience? A glance at our client showcase sites demonstrates how differently a SocialEngine website can be themed.

Our default themes provide some variety, but for those you who find these themes too limiting, you do have some options.

Create Your Own Theme: Customize the styling of the site yourself, or hire a developer to assist you.

Third-Party Themes: Browse the selection of themes and contact the developers directly for questions and pricing. Development firms like Skayz Themes specialize in custom designs and have developed some of the highest rated themes. Some themes are focused for media sharing or even to emulate Facebook.

For two great examples of theme development, check out Shane Barcinas’ Grid Theme and Webhive’s Folious Theme.

One Comment

  1. Martin
    Posted December 9, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    I would like for you guys to post a default theme that totally blows the blocked versions away. I haven't seen any theme out there that defies the limits of the 3 column, widgetized theme versions… which in the end, makes all themes the same except for color and graphic changes.

    Does anyone have an example of a truely customized version, not looking like the column layouts like every other template out there? What happened to hard coding widgets into place? Drop placement is sweet, but in the end, does it perhaps limit how templates can really look for SE4?

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