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Change colors for new forum appearance.
« on: January 17, 2013, 06:20:40 AM »
Is there any way we can adjust what colors we see on the forum with the new changes?  I am seeing 4 or 5 shades of light blue on a pale gray/blue background or various faded pinkish/orange text on orange backgrounds.  Very hard on my eyes. 

Plus the “new posts" indicator is now just a darker shade of blue gray than the “no new posts" indicator button. 

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Re: Change colors for new forum appearance.
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 01:07:22 PM »
DeadBishop is looking for a new look that fits the forum. Give us a few days to work out bugs and such and it should be taken care of. :)
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Re: Change colors for new forum appearance.
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 07:57:25 PM »
With this newest forum software there aren't nearly as many options as previously.  Unfortunately the majority of them are black background variations, which we found that most people did not care for during the last upgrade.  The rest are montone, so you get all blue on blue on blue, etc.  The current "look" is the closest to our previous, and the easiest to read, that I've found so far, anyway. 
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Re: Change colors for new forum appearance.
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 10:31:08 PM »
Thanks for the info.

It seems so many of those who create these programs like to use funky combinations apparently giving little (or no) thought as to whether it comfortable to look at for reading purposes, especially for those of us who grew up reading black print on white paper.     
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Re: Change colors for new forum appearance.
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 11:34:10 PM »
DB, what if you created a custom theme for it? Based on http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/How_to_create_a_smf_theme it seems like you could just create a theme with a new index.css and let the rest stay as is.

(i could help with that; pm me if you want)
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Re: Change colors for new forum appearance.
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 11:48:23 PM »
DB, what if you created a custom theme for it? Based on http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/How_to_create_a_smf_theme it seems like you could just create a theme with a new index.css and let the rest stay as is.

(i could help with that; pm me if you want)

Just keep me in the loop, I have some custom code in here. :)
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Re: Change colors for new forum appearance.
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 11:51:00 PM »
Just keep me in the loop, I have some custom code in here. :)

do you have a custom theme right now to handle that custom code?
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Re: Change colors for new forum appearance.
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2013, 02:18:10 AM »
No but if the theme is changed I'll need to move some stuff to the new theme.

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