The first impact is beatifull, clean and organized
The lateral bar also is clean and isn't as heavy as the ipb one, it has useful things only in it.
The way of displaing avatars is the best iv ever seen
Postbit is the cleanest as possible, not full of info, only what is needed
I'm sorry but I think that this list is useless.
What I like is the concept: do more with less
Making things complex is easy, the goal, what they reached with this alpha is to provide a fully fjncionalitu board whereeverthing is easy. Two more examples:
The alert system in both ipb and xf
The user settings in both ipb and xf
Providing a style that makes ipb looks like xf, even if it's a wonderful system is, belove me, next to be impossible.
Hi, I will be happy to reply.
First of all, check out my website: techforum.it/forum
As you can see the ipb theme is not really easy to notice. I did big changes.
I asked at something like 10 persons I work with if they knewed xenforo, and what they fought about it.
50% of it already knowed the board and everyone answered that the user interface was amazing. Today I also meet the runner of an Italian ipb board support site, he fought the same.
I also asked at some of my end users, everyone loved the simply and really functional design.
What I like is the super user friendly design-it is not anymore like 2004, it's clean, there is only what need and it's than focused on content.
Paradoxally, I like the missing of features.
I'm a coder and I will code myself sections like news, reviews etc with the xf framework, that I believe to be solid.
I don't think I need to be more specific, have you registered? Have you tried to play with it a bit?
You are all joking, right?
Ask a coder how long does he take to COPY every single page of xf into an ipb styles. 200 hours? I think more.
Ask on xf.com why they like and they will buy xf. They will all reply I like it, or the user interface is friendly. Noone is such crazy to say "becAuse they will add features in the next 2 years"
However, devs here at ipb did theyr maths. They decide.
I'm from my iPhone, so I will be fast. I'm currently an ipb customer, and I started loving the framework. My website is full of customizations, I think I broked any record for it.
However, I will move to xf. The only reason is the user interface.
Why don't you at ipb invest 20k in studying and realizing the best user interface ever? Features are already here and all works great, but the ui is really really ugly.