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Forum look and feel.
« on: March 24, 2014, 10:29:29 am »
Per a few requests I've started messing with the forum CSS ("cascading style sheets" for those who don't know) in order to make it less harsh on the eyes. It was previously quite bright so I've tried to tone it down a notch. Please give me some feedback and let me know if there are any elements that need fixing. For example, some of the buttons don't show up as well right now so I'm going to work on those next.
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Re: Forum look and feel.
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 10:38:29 am »
Can't say I noticed the change, but that's normally the case with subtle changes when you have no side by side comparison.

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Buttons could probably do with moving to the left a little .. or is that what you meant ?
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Re: Forum look and feel.
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 10:53:42 am »
Can't say I noticed the change, but that's normally the case with subtle changes when you have no side by side comparison.

The:-

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Buttons could probably do with moving to the left a little .. or is that what you meant ?
I see a few changes the outer border is a little darker tan, and now a see see a silver gray sub border, the white was toned down a notch and not as bright...
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Re: Forum look and feel.
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2014, 10:57:10 am »
I've just noticed...

Didn't the posts used to alternate in background colour .. like this:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=11514.0

Did you tone down the bright one without toning down the other ?

I'm not bothered just wondering really ?

I quite like the slight red tint to the background (edges of screen) :)
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Re: Forum look and feel.
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2014, 11:01:02 am »
Seems to me that there is less of a glare now, I think it is a definite improvement. Agree the Buttons could stand out a bit more.


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Re: Forum look and feel.
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2014, 11:52:18 am »
I'm working on the buttons. I had an 11:00 meeting so I didn't quite get everything done as soon as I'd hoped. Also, I think whoever did the CSS for the buttons may have been drunk or something when they wrote it.
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Re: Forum look and feel.
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2014, 12:08:28 pm »
I think I've got the buttons about to where they should be. Let me know if there are any other hurdles.
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Re: Forum look and feel.
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2014, 12:31:56 pm »
I'm working on the buttons. I had an 11:00 meeting so I didn't quite get everything done as soon as I'd hoped. Also, I think whoever did the CSS for the buttons may have been drunk or something when they wrote it.

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Which buttons ? .. the Quote  Modify  Remove  Split Topic links are still right up against the right hand side .. they could do with a small gap after them if possible ?

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Re: Forum look and feel.
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2014, 12:50:24 pm »
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Seems to me that there is less of a glare now, I think it is a definite improvement.
Agreed.   Thanks.
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Re: Forum look and feel.
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2014, 02:20:40 pm »
The buttons seem to be looking much better now also...  :)
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Re: Forum look and feel.
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2014, 03:09:33 pm »
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Seems to me that there is less of a glare now, I think it is a definite improvement.
Agreed.   Thanks.
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Agreed, the pure white was rather harsh but this is much nicer.
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Re: Forum look and feel.
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2014, 10:54:04 pm »
Hrm...  Well that's odd.  :)

I awake @ 3:00 AM.  This morning I logged-in using my Ubu +1 desktop box, and yes, the whites were V bright.

Now, it's almost 8:00 PM, and I'm on my Dell Latitude.  I didn't know you had changed anything, until I read this post.  This laptop looks the same as 24 hours ago, except the buttons are further to the right.

Soooo, I just navigated to this site on my desktop box, and the colors are quite different than this morning.

Moreover, the background looks to be a rather pale plum color on this laptop, but the same screen on my desktop box is a pale flesh color.  Put another way, the background looks purple on this laptop, and pink on my desktop. LoL!

I might mention, I'm running an Intel GPU on this laptop, and nVidia GPU on my desktop.

They both look fine -- easy on the eyes, et cetera.  I'm just at a loss to explain the difference in color(s).

 


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Re: Forum look and feel.
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2014, 06:57:09 am »
A good example of how colour reproduction varies from monitor to monitor :)

Just in case .. try clearing your browser cache .. though I doubt if that's the problem.
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Re: Forum look and feel.
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2014, 07:11:55 am »
Alright, I see the button group that is smushed to the right a bit. I'll get on that.

And yes, color varies dramatically between monitors. On my desktop where I do my photo processing, I have two IPS display LG monitors and I have to use an external color calibrator once a month in order to keep them not just accurate between each other, but as close to actual color as possible. This is a huge deal when doing any sort of photo printing. Most notably almost all monitors (at least the reasonably priced ones) have the color temperature set too cool by default. I should probably see if there's any support for that color calibrator in Linux. The only time I ever boot my desktop into Linux is to play Minecraft as it's otherwise a dedicated photo processing machine (i.e. lots of Adobe, DxO, and Topaz Labs software).
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Re: Forum look and feel.
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2014, 07:39:56 am »
Yes, indeed, that's the situation...

I noticed that the background color, here, is similar to the LinkedIn 'sign in' page, so I did an A-B-C comparison.  It, too, looks 'cool' on my laptops, but 'warm' on my desktop box.

I forgot that I had color-corrected this monitor, when I first purchased it.  Actually, this display was my first non-CRT monitor, and it was driving me crazy.  I eventually learned that you aren't supposed to 'calibrate' a LCD monitor for at least 10 minutes (preferably a half-hour) after turning it on, in order to give the backlight a chance to stabilize.

What I was doing was turning it on and immediately adjusting it.  An hour later, I needed sunglasses.  LoL!  So, I would 'calibrate' it again.  On the next start up, everything was dark, and so forth, and so on -- it was a vicious cycle.

Anyway, mystery [solved]  :)

BTW, I'm short on time, so I'll just ask here... Is there a way to turn on 'multi-quoting' on SMF?  Or, am I just overlooking a button?