What is Silicon?Silicon is a premium theme for Vanilla 2 forums. Silicon uses a minimalistic approach based on a strong emphasis on user photos, simple icons, and large easy-to-read text. Silicon features a soothing deep-blue color scheme and a prominent display of categories. It also comes included with two additional color schemes: Silicon Red and Silicon Green!
Silicon uses a CSS feature called @font-face to render all of its icons as text rather than images, which improves page load-time. Because the icons can be changed just by modifying the CSS, this also makes it easier for you to customize Silicon to your liking, no need for any expensive image editing tools!
Silicon is designed to be used with the Gravatar plugin for Vanilla, instructions on how to enable Gravatar are included in the download! Also works great with Vanillicons!Silicon is compatible with a wide variety of browsers including Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, and IE, and is designed to work with the latest version of Vanilla 2.0.18!
Coming SoonIn the near future I hope to improve Silicon in the following ways, and of course your feedback is always appreciated!
- Additional color schemes
- Improved plugin compatibility
- Possibly a “Category Mode”
1.3.1 - Fixed Bonk issue when not using Voting plugin. 1.3 - Improved compatibility with Voting plugin! - Other minor fixes 1.2 - Changed to fluid-width theme, with fixed maximum and minimum widths - Added Views to the discussions list - Messages are now themed properly - Other minor improvements/fixes 1.1 - Added Red and Green color schemes - Lots of general aesthetic improvements - Fixed lots of bugs 1.0 - Silicon released!