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Off-Topic New Forum Theme (Design)
« on: August 08, 2018, 04:58:22 PM »
The new forum design was not something planned. I was trying to find out how to make the site more responsive for cell phone viewing. I first looked at adding a modification, but none were available, so then I looked at using a different theme. Jackpot! I searched responsive themes and tried a few, but this one allowed me to set some of the colors!! And I was even able to add my main site header...bonus! WOO HOO.

I'm still experimenting. It's hard to tell what some of the color changes will change, so I have not figured out one yet... There is a description for a level 3 background window (don't know what it is yet) which I made orange so as to be noticeable. Once I find out what it is I can change the color. If anyone sees a large section that is orange, let me know. I think it could be the background color of a quote inside a quote, but that's just a guess.

I also have not yet checked how well it works as a responsive design--I just need to go over to google for that, but there could still be changes ahead. I also may still need to add some of the custom images--like icons and badges. Let me know if something is not right--not as it was before.

The blue shade areas between stuff is apparently not one of the things I can change and that is the default color...oh well.

Looks like I found the orange--it is the background when I preview this post. YUCK. I can go change it now.

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Re: New Forum Theme (Design)
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 05:05:46 PM »
It is horrible. All of it. The colours, the fonts and its size, the way it shows on a computer, the lack of icons in the threads and member name under the thread, etc.

The way the posts break in a thread, the colours inside the threads, super confusing. It looks like a terrible beta experience from the 80's.


And, at least in my case, the colours hurt my eyes they are too light/bright/shinny. The board went from comfortable to very hard.

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Re: New Forum Theme (Design)
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 05:24:22 PM »
I agree with Anjae.   :-\
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Re: New Forum Theme (Design)
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 05:27:36 PM »
I happen to like it!

As with any change, it takes time to figure it out!

Sorry Thunder and Anjae, I can't agree with you on this one!  LOL

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Re: New Forum Theme (Design)
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 05:28:11 PM »
I'm having difficulty reading it. The font sizes and multi-colors are the main part. I like that it matches the branding on the main site, but white backgrounds on the posts would make it a lot easier on the eyes.
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Re: New Forum Theme (Design)
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 05:30:08 PM »
I couldn't deal with look of the new version either, so I used the instructions on the other thread on Forum Problems to change back to the old style, which is a LOT easier to read and work with. Glad we have that option!

For the record, I mostly access the site on computer rather than phone, so I can't speak to that part.

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Re: New Forum Theme (Design)
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 05:38:33 PM »
In my case, it is not only that I don't like and find it a horrible beta 80's thing. It is that is really hurts and damages my eyes, causing terrible headaches.

I also find it almost impossible to read and can hardly find anything or anyone.

White, white may not be the best idea. It has to be a white that is a little less white, so to speak. Or a light, mate, grey. The bright greens are too screaming.

Good idea, RedStar. On the other hand, we cannot give feedback to RCR if we are using the old style... but my eyes can't take this design/colours, so, I think I will have to do it.
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Re: New Forum Theme (Design)
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018, 05:42:48 PM »
I am accessing the site on my phone, at first I thought there was a problem which I tried to rectify trying to reformatting  my screen then I saw a change had been made to the design.

I prefer the old design I had no problem reading it on my phone.

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Re: New Forum Theme (Design)
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2018, 05:48:17 PM »
Haha... I thought there was something wrong with my phone too.
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Re: New Forum Theme (Design)
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2018, 05:48:50 PM »
I'm with Sam I am .
I like it.
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