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I have been a long-time customer here at IPSFocus, actually since December of 2011! Back then I fell in love with the Carbon Blue theme and have used it ever since.
Throughout the years there have been many updates by IPS that required themes to be updated as well. Ehren, has always kept up with the demand and gotten updates out in a timely manner. In addition, he is always here to help with questions about making adjustments or minor customization to his themes so they can fully fit what each individual customer needs for their own community.
In addition, Ehren has always been extremely professional in everything he does here at IPSFocus, really putting that finishing touch on everything else he already does here.
As most of us get ready for IP4, especially now that Beta 1 is out, a lot of people will be looking for new skins, especially if their own is not upgrade-able etc, or their developer decides to put in on the 3.4.7 E.O.L list. With that being said, to those current customers, you are definitely in the right place moving forward for your skin/theme needs. To prospective customers, I challenge you to look around at what Ehren has done here at IPSFocus and seriously consider using IPSFocus for your skin/theme needs as IP4 comes closer to reality!
Thank you again Ehren for all your hard work, past, present, and future! You know I will be one of the first to purchase the updated Carbon skin as soon you release it!
Viewing your demos is the most difficult thing, it takes forever to pick which one you like most... And when you do you feel the need to buy all the other contenders anyway. Why? They are all perfect and fit the exact needs ... no matter what needs I seem to come up with.
Moving on from that, Purchasing is truely easy. Immediate download, easy to navigate website and easy installation as is expected. Everything seems to just work. The prices are unfair, We simply don't seem to pay enough for what we are sold, but hey it's a good problem to have.
But what if you have an issue? Well Ehren will take the time to ensure it's fixed, ney .. Improved! He is very quick to jump on top of any new reports and requests for help, and provide fixes as opposed to 'Thanks I will look into it' replies that some other authors opt into supplying.
And if your issue is because you wanted to customize it a bit? That's OK too, he will still help. And not 'for a small fee' ... he just helps. Amazing. He has gone out of his way multiple times for me and my community as I have seen him do for others and it astounds me that one person can offer such an offering of products and support.
The skins quality does not match their pricing, they are worth a lot more than you pay. They include so many functional and aesthetic features that simply make your forum feel like a better place to be. All because of this one guy, who is dedicating so much of his time to us.. the Web Admins.
No other Author seems to be able to provide the price, quality, functionality and support that is provided here. This is why I own most of the skins offered and am currently in the process of ordering a custom HTML > IP.Board skin. There is nobody else I trust as much as Ehren to continue supplying my skins in the future, so I've stopped even looking. I have gone so far as to just donate for no reason because I have run out of skins to purchase.
Thank you Ehren, from the bottom of my heart and from my community staff and members. You have truly ensured that we can fully enjoy our experience without impacting functionality.
Ehren's skins are the best take it from me. It's not just the looks but the coding underneath. It always seems like other skin makers have small bugs here and there with their skins. But Ehren's coding is rock-solid. Plus the updates he releases are so fast. While other skins makers take weeks to release theirs.
I am always impressed by Ehren's work and by his new skins. I visit here daily, just to see if he releases something new. If you are in the market for a new skin, don't waste your time or money and invest in a skin from IPSFocus. You will be glad that you did. Again thanks for all the hard work you have put into your skins Ehren, they really are a work of art!
Ehren's skins are all extremely refined, precise, fantasic looking and on top of that, incredible value too. No other skin website even comes close for IPB3 skins.
I haven't actually had to deal with Ehren himself much but he seems very friendly and it sounds like he helps out a lot with other people and keeps this community alive and happy.
Keep up the good work
- Overall quality of the skin - I'm using Uniform and I'm really happy with the look and feel that has been achieved
- Upgrade to 3.2 - Some skin providers have really struggled with the transition to the new version, it inspires confidence to see the efficient and professional manner in which the skins have been upgraded by Ehren.
I can see that you put a lot of effort into IPSFocus and wish you all the best for the future and look forward to doing business with you in the future too!
I think Ehren may very well be my new favorite designer on the IPB side of things, simply because all of his designs are amazing. I've purchased the Villain Skin and it is a beautiful Skin and certainly the best(though this is my opinion and I like all the skins) that has been done yet. Thank you so much for your support and answering all my questions...I'm truly a needy person when it comes to things I don't get and I am glad that you can ask questions and not feel like an idiot or feel like you're bothering Ehren because he always answers back in a respectful manner unlike a lot of other designers or developers!
Can't wait to see what awesomness Ehren creates for IPSFocus here in 2014
I have to say I heard about this site from the failings of another site and I always considered IPSFocus second best but wow was I wrong. Firstly the site here is supreme, easy navigation, nice demos and friendly forums. So I purchased my skin, Animate, and I got it to download instantly and my account had customer permissions. Great no waiting!!
Now I installed the skin and it was excellent. Well coded, laid out and professional. Down to the very last detail to fit in with the overall colour scheme of the skin. I had no underlying issues with the skin itself but I found a few IPB bugs, from their custom skin, tarnishing Animate and then I posted up on the support forum.
Ehren replied quickly and with a top quality fix to ensure I was having no problem. Apart from the stunning support from Ehren, the customers here have developed a stunning set of tutorials such as creating a CSS dropdown menu!! Ehren is always on ready to answer the new support requests.
I had one major issue where my CKEditor was not working with top level commands. I messaged Ehren and he investigated the issue but found nothing. He pointed me to a thread, again made by a helpful customer, with a hot fix for the skin.
Now I am running Animate on my forum with stunning success, everyone is loving it.
So to summarise, five star:
- Staff Support
- Customer interaction
- Skin code
- Clean, crisp website design
I cannot find a fault with this company and I personally have never said that before.
I have made some edits to my skin and i am very happy with the outcome.
First up, a disclaimer: I've been through various themes for SMF 2.0, vBulletin and just recently IPBoard. I have two skins from another skin website, they're great, but what sets IPBFS themes apart from the rest are the little details. Everything is just so crisp and smooth looking. There's not a rock left unturned here.
I've only so far purchased Engraved and am loving it. I do plan on purchasing more as time goes. So far, I can't find any faults. Plus, Ehren updates his themes faster then anyone else currently out there which is a huge plus for us running IPB 3.2.
Really, take it from a guy who has been running forums since around 2004. Ehren simply put, has some of the best themes I've found anywhere online. Warmly recommended not just because of his themes, but also the service he gives here on the forums answering help threads nearly instantly.
10 outta 10.
Would just have to say that these skins are bad ass ! Thanks for your hard work everyone.
And yes the skin does matter. Your forum will get more posts, members caring about it more, coming back more, etc..
But yeah, great job on Deflection!
Since I purchase my first skin couple months ago its like an addiction I'm on my third skin now and they all looks, fit and works wonderfully on my boards. The support and services I get from Ehren is one in a million there are simply NO OTHER!!!!
He helps when you have questions, fixes bugs you report with your skins, and upgrades skins automatically when a new release of Invision Power Board comes out. So he makes it a lot easier for regular people like us to manage our own communities.
His skins have support for most, if not all IPS add-ons, including shoutbox, tracker, and SEO.
So the support here is great and out of all this, you only have to pay once so you can buy as many skins as you want and keep them for IP.Board 3's lifetime.
Thanks again Ehren and your awesome skins.
I run two very different forums with different audiences, so I needed the flexibility to customise my skins according to those audiences. I've posted many questions in the customer area and always get a straight answer from Ehren, more often than not with the instructions to make the change I am after. This has ranged from some simple corrections to themes (padding issues and such) to full modifications, moving components of the skin around to better suit my desired look. I've run many forums in the past on just about every forum software out there, I can say with confidence that other skinning companies I've used have been lacking where Ehren excels.
I also decided that, due to a change in the actual look of the theme, we would not be updating one of the forums to IPB 3.2. This left me in a bit if a pickle as I desperately wanted to use IP.Content, which as of 3.1.4 was not compatible. Ehren has fixed that for me, logging into my ACP and making the necessary changes. It didn't cost me anything for this to be done and Ehren seemed genuinely happy to help (I didn't have to beg, convince, nothing).
Support is crucial in any product I purchase and I'll readily admit that I am a high maintenance customer, I expect a lot and I ask lot's of questions. Each and every time, I've left here happy with the answers.
If you are looking for a skin that's reasonably priced, stylish and comes with great support, you've come to the right place.
Fantastic work Ehren, still a very happy customer.
If you are considering buying a skin go for it. They will support it. They are a great company!
We're so happy with the first skin purchase that we're going to be getting a second one.
This second custom made skin design was a decision made by myself & my team to upgrade the software, along with our gallery & to give our forum skin a "fresh, clean lined" look & feel.
Also my forum was fast approaching its one year birthday, to which we felt change would be a great way to celebrate!
Today, 01st May 2011, my second new custom skin design went live to the members of my community & we have celebrated its 1st year on-line.
The response from members has been tremendous!
Ehren, the feedback has been outstanding. Everyone likes the design of the new fresh look & we are all delighted with your wonderful work.
Thanks again, for working with us, for being patient through all the minor skin changes that we made along the way!
Myself & my team decided to stay with IPSFocus for the design of our second new custom skin, we're so pleased we did.
Having trawled through the Internet & to say it simply here, there were no other designs out there we liked.
Having worked with Ehren in the design of our first custom skin, we felt that the service before was excellent & well worth staying with IPSFocus for this second new custom skin.
Again, we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in the future.
On installation however, I had several teething issues. Two of which were not even skin related. However, Ehren was extremely helpful, and even though these weren’t his problems, he offered assistance, help and support.
I have bought skins from other vendors and I can assure you. “YOU WON’T” find this kind of support anywhere else. When the “sugar” hits the proverbial fan, and it will. Service and supports comes into its own. That’s why I would, and can wholeheartedly recommend buying from this site.
Anyway I moved onto IPB 3 when it came out and Carbon Green was quickly updated. It's a fav for a lot of the users, not to dark, not to bright and it feels natural. It's by far the best dark skin out for IPB at the moment.
I have bought 3 other skins from the biggest rival site to here. The skins from here aren't just a bit of eye-candy, they are sharp, smooth and cool. It's easy to find a nice skin but it's really hard to find a skin you love and suits your site.
I got two skins, the demo was nice, the features were amazing but applying it onto the site. It didn't have the same finished feeling, it had some amazing graphics but it lacked that final touch.
I then got the Uniform skin and it's pushing to be the default skin for my site.
The skin just oozed professional, the clean greys combined with the flexible features. My word to anyone reading thinking about a skin from here against skins from other sites.
You won't get better professional looking skins that you and others will want to use, anywhere else. You can get a skin that looks good for a few days or a skin that looks good for months from here.
However what impresess me the most is the support, Ehren has been there to answer all my questions (I asked many) in a matter of few hours, sometimes minutes.
You won't go wrong with IPSFocus
I will tell what i think about IPSFocus.
It's awesome that.....
...all skins are just amazing! and easy to customize
...you can pay with Moneybookers (I'm from Austria and only got a russian bank account because i come from russia, paypal doesn't accept my account, why ever)
...the designer & admin Ehren is every day here, he is a really nice person, the support is just great
...the designs are not that expensive, 30 Dollars for each of those great designs i use now are not that much
...Ehren upgrades the skins for newer IPB Versions and the official Addons
Ah yeah, now i know something negative....
Buying skins here can be addicting. :)
I am sure that i will be buying more skins from here in a while, maybe when there are new ones incoming
IPB Forum Skins provide skins of the highest standard and most importantly of all the level of customer support is second to none.
To not use IPSFocus.com for ALL your skin needs is tantamount to lunacy!
I think IPB Forum Skins will give Invision that leg up it needs to be able to gain more popularity over vBulletin and XenForo as these themes are just so attractive! I would recommend this site to anyone starting out with a new forum! We hope to use your services in the near future!
After searching around i found Ehren and his great skins!
I will definatly be refering IPB Forum Skins to my friends who also host forums!
Clean themes, clean images, excellent support, regular updates, SIMPLY IPSFocus is the best designs and themes community for IPB!!
Keep creating high quallity skins
Anyone agrees with me
These are by far the BEST skins out for Invision Board. And if you need anything he replies very quickly via the forums. I will never buy another skin from anywhere else. If your trying to decide weather you should purchase from here or another site don't think again, purchase here! Thanks again!
Finally ..my search for the perfect skin ..is over :D
You have crafted an absolutely ..exquisite piece of art. :)
Your work is outstanding, your service, also very professional ..and I look forward to checking back in here regulary.
You did a great job. Great communication - will use you again.
I will definitely consider getting a custom skin from here, and I would recommend this site to anyone.
The design of the skin complements our forum to the exact needs that we required and your service was excellent.
Thanks again, for working with us and being patient through all the minor changes that we made along the way, together with all those E-mails and loss of Internet connection, right bang in the middle of the design! We got there in the end and the finished skin is perfect - We are very happy.
I am so pleased that myself and my team decided to use IPSFocus for the design of our new custom skin. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in the future.
All our kind regards Ehren,
Paul and the team @ EskimoHuskies.com
I will use them again!
After a lot of searching I contacted Ehren, within a day I had received a quote for the job, literally 24 hours later and the skin was fully coded and in my inbox, I was amazed as the speed of service, as well as the handling of my (admittedly many stupid) questions. After talking to other people who have been in a similar situation they've had to wait between 1 to 2 weeks for their skin to be done, so all I can say Ehren is a big thank you for the incredible service and after sales support, I won't think twice if I ever need such a service in the future.
Put simply: 10/10 for speed, 10/10 for customer service, all at a very reasonable price. Keep up the fantastic work. :)
In the process of searching out skins, I came across IPSFocus.com and found the Carbon Blue skin, which fit exactly what I wanted for a default skin for my website. I was able to purchase the skin quick and easily, and Ehren was very helpful pointing me to the install file and was available in case I had any issues.
I have since purchased all current Carbon skins (four total), and Ehren made the process of purchasing the skins and a bit of custom code for my future applications of the skins extremely painless and very easy.
I wanted to thank Ehren and IPSFocus.com for the high-quality skins and high-quality customer service. I will be recommending this website to anyone that wants great products and great customer service.
The corners are so neat, all the colours work well together and it's really easy on the eye and easy to read the posts, the quality of the post buttons is the best I have seen probably.
"best skin ever"
"it truely is the bollox, was worth tolerating the other one all morning"
"wow its awesome. best skin yet" "Wowzers! Worth the wait :) Really nice and good on my eyes"
I have been a forum owner for practically as long as Ehren has been doing business, and have always been pleased with his work! Ehren thanks for the great quality skins and customer service, I haven't seen anything even close to the amount of not on great graphic work that you do, but also how you help your customers out. It's truly amazing to believe that this is all being owned and run by one person! IPSFocus has been my skin-shop for over the past 3 years, and it will continue to be in the future.
To anyone that is wondering about getting a skin, don't be worried! Ehren is a great person when it comes to customer service! Always good response times, great advice, and also open to lend a helping hand if it's related to a skin that you've bought. I've never been told that I couldn't be helped if it was anything related to a skin for my IPB Board! That's something I doubt other skin-shops just can't compete with!
Thanks for the quality skin like always Ehren.
Ehren has to be the best skinner for IPB ever had or has :) The custom skin he done is just amazing, the detail of it all is just sexy :) It was no suprise that he won the IPB skinning contest. Not only is he the best skinner he is also the best one man support, even with the heavy work load he is still willing to skin my IPS addon..
How do you do it Ehren?
Keep up the amazing work!
The skin is absolutely amazing. Ehren was extremely good at capturing the concepts I had envisioned for my site with astonishing accuracy.