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Why are there no themes in Hubpages?

  1. aanaedwards profile image78
    aanaedwardsposted 8 years ago

    Google just launched Themes in Gmail. Why cant Hubpages have similar features?
    Atleast there should be 2-3 themes to start with, where a user can select one according to his content type. Lets say for technology there is a different theme and for entertainment there is a different one. Similarly for fashion or health etc. Although I love hubpages in this way too. Still it will be great if there could be some new makeover changes smile

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      gwyn estemberposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      i'll love to see that changes soon!

  2. Lissie profile image85
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    I am really pissed with gmail and its bloody themes - the thing now takes a significant time to load and sometimes I have to try twice to get it to load in the morning!  Its an email program why the hell would I want it to another colour.

    Hubpages has a standard look and feel so that at one glance you know you are on a hubpage: I dbout that they are going to change that.l You make your hub unique with the content not with the colour of the background!

  3. aanaedwards profile image78
    aanaedwardsposted 8 years ago

    With makeover or themes I am not just talking about changing the color. Rather I want to have some unique changes so that it will be easier identifying different types of hubs. And in gmail if you dont like themes so can always change that. Gmail was just an example.

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    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    The idea is good, but the site should not become slow due to this. At present the layout and colours are very simple so that the page loads easily.

  5. Lissie profile image85
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    Exactly my point shinujohn- gmail used to load instanteously for me: now it doesnt because now there are themes even though I havent changed from the default!

    1. aanaedwards profile image78
      aanaedwardsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      There is an option for selecting older version too.

  6. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago

    We don't need no smeggin' themes.

    How would a theme for every topic work?
    You'd need loads of themes.

    Not to mention a decoding chart so you could identify which coloured theme went with which topic.

    Call me old fashioned, but I think that it's quick and easy to work out the topic of a hub from the title and the content.

    Just have a look at the explosion in a paint factory that is myspace and you'll see the result of people playing with colours, themes, etc.

    1. aanaedwards profile image78
      aanaedwardsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      In some way I do agree with you. But still its been a long time since there have been any changes in Hubpages in terms of format or colors. May be if users are given some more variety of options related to creating a hubpage. Then too it will do.

  7. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    Thank the good lord there are no themes on hubpages. lol

    Keeps the kiddies out big_smile

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      SirDentposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Amen!!!

  8. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    The theme on my hotmail email makes it load slower.  I am thinking about taking it off.  Themes are for Myspace and I can go there when I want to see it.

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    You can change your own "theme" in each article by adding pictures and videos, etc. I'm like others, I don't want this place to start looking like MySpace.

  10. Lissie profile image85
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    Oh God does this mean Im with the old fogies like Mark and Eric? Could someone under 30 explain to me what the appeal of changing the background on something like igoogle or gmail - I really don't understand - I can see it being a bit useful for someone who's colour blind but apart from that i really don't get it :-( - must be old - goes off to hide in non-cyber hole

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Waddaya mean old fogey?

      Just because I still call CDs "records," doesn't mean I'm a fogey........ smile

      1. Shirley Anderson profile image85
        Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        At least you didn't say, "8 tracks".  smile

        I vote 'NO' to the themes.  I like the clean layout and think that pimping up the hubs would distract the reader away from the content.

        If that lumps me in with the fogeys, then so be it.

      2. Em Writes profile image78
        Em Writesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Fogey? Mark? Look at that avatar! He looks kinda like Sean Connery's hawt younger brother. And look at those statistics! Fogey, no. Legend, yes.

        (Is it obvious that I have a thing for "seasoned" gentlemen?)

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile

          Glad to hear it......... ( I can't remember where the lecherous smiley is, I am sure Misha will know.....)

  11. Em Writes profile image78
    Em Writesposted 8 years ago

    I really like that Hubpages is theme-less and *very* clean looking. It allows the focus to remain on the writing instead of being distracted by the aesthetics.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I agree.

      There are plenty of other places to go if you want to express your individuality - blog, website,  MySpace, Facebook.  Although we each control our own Hubs on HubPages, overall it is one big site and therefore there must be consistency.   Feature writers in magazines don't get to choose what their articles look like - the magazine sets its "look and feel" as a whole.  HubPages is like that.

  12. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    I was flicking through an encylopedia* the other day, several in fact, as I was doing some research. And I noticed a distinct lack of 'themes'.

    It consisted entirely of text. Black on white. Though neatly presented in easy to swallow paragraphs.

    One such encyclopedia had an occasional drawing or photograph to illustrate a point.

    The thing I like about encyclopedia's, and HubPages, is that you don't get distracted from learning with frilly colorful bits around the borders or in the background. It's all business.









    * The sort you hold in your hand, with pages made of paper.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Gasp! How could it hold your interest?

      1. darkside profile image80
        darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I've been doing a course in written English language since I was 5. For about 3 or so years before that I could talk it. So I somehow manage to piece together these written concepts and have found that a person can learn some new and profound things in the text alone. It's amazing!

        To top it off, I'm a Graphic Designer. And I've seen what non-designers can do with themes or be handed the ability to change page layout and design. It's a terrible result. And for the truly incompetent, they tend to use an overabundance of graphics and colors to make up for their lack of writing skills.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
          Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I was being sarcastic in case anyone didn't know smile

          I can't spend much time on MySpace, the graphics are awful and ugly. I like HubPages the way it is, it's one of the most attractive writing platforms on the net.

          1. darkside profile image80
            darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            I knew. That's why I continued the theme in my reply. smile

  13. aanaedwards profile image78
    aanaedwardsposted 8 years ago

    smile Cheers to Hubpages

    The consensus is We all love Hubpages in this way only.

    1. Lissie profile image85
      Lissieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Even the old fogyies -

      BTW how old is that photo Mark?

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        3 years old......

        So I am even more seasoned than I look big_smile

 
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