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i saw the theme change and thought "hmm, must have been an update"

 

ahh well, these things happen, thanks for the transparency

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Morning all.

 

It's looking likely that we'll need to stick with this theme but with modifications to make it look like the old one. The 'default' we were using is potentially rather out of date. Shouldn't be too tricky to make this current one look like the old one with the functionality of something that's a bit more updated (read: not crashing and taking the forums offline for a day).

 

Could be some minor downtime very late tonight or - more likely - tomorrow as I do this. Will let you know if plans change.

 

For now I'll update the colours and width to mirror those of the old theme. The more subtle stuff might have to wait.

 

Thanks.

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I kind of like it. A better contrast, for sure.

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I must admit, I do not mind the current look. The shock was when we updated a few weeks ago to the new coloured username circles. Blue and white forum is fine.

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14 minutes ago, proffrink said:

Are you still seeing blue and white? Should be universally grey as of this morning.

 

No, not now.  It has light grey section bars, alternate white and pale grey background, blue sub-forum titles, the text looks black.

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Yeh, the blue text in various places is residual, but might leave it (or switch it to the AFUK blue). Perhaps at some point I could make a few different colour schemes and we could do a quick vote on them after a bit.

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If you are thinking of doing colour schemes in future... Can you have one that has better contrast than light grey text on nearly white backgrounds please? I know it looks modern and flash, but it plays havock with my eyes... I end up highlighting stuff to reading it :rolleyes:

 

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On my Android Chrome browser I get a teal bar across the top where the Home function is, the same colour as the start new topic button.

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What about being able to customize the colours yourself? A 'theme' option in the profile menu which allows you to change the format. Is this something you would be able to implement? 

 

Default, Light, Dark and Custom. Give the forum a bit of variety for each user. 

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I've drawn where because it's easier... Probably just one or two styles that need changed. It's much better when they are bold text. 

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1 hour ago, Gepard said:

What about being able to customize the colours yourself? A 'theme' option in the profile menu which allows you to change the format. Is this something you would be able to implement? 

 

Default, Light, Dark and Custom. Give the forum a bit of variety for each user. 

 

Sounds like MySpace :P Your hard work may be lost with a future update hence the reason platforms don't tend to do it anymore, not that it couldn't be done if enough people wanted it.

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3 minutes ago, Devastator said:

 

Sounds like MySpace :P Your hard work may be lost with a future update hence the reason platforms don't tend to do it anymore, not that it couldn't be done if enough people wanted it.

 

I don't think I was even on social media when MySpace was trendy :lol:.

 

Just a thought. I don't care much for it either way. I'd probably keep it at default.

 

 

 

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