New forum theme. Love it, hate it.

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New forum design. Love it , hate it.

Poll ended at 12 Jul 2013, 16:55

I like the new design
3
38%
I prefer the old design
5
63%
I really don't care
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 8

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New forum theme. Love it, hate it.

Post#1 by brokenman » 12 Jun 2013, 16:55

Please vote if you prefer the new design or the old one.
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Re: New forum theme. Love it, hate it.

Post#2 by Ahau » 12 Jun 2013, 21:46

I was really on the fence here... I voted that I prefer the old theme; however, that's mostly because I'm so used to it. If some tweaks could be made to the new theme, I might actually prefer it over the old one

The new theme feels a little too monochromatic and looks a little washed out on my screens, making it a little hard to read. Some of the font doesn't seem to render very well on my blackberry (which I'm trading in for a Windows 8 phone tomorrow --ugh!). Perhaps a little darker on some of the text and some more contrast between the foreground and background. Is this plausible? What do others think?

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Re: New forum theme. Love it, hate it.

Post#3 by ralcocer » 12 Jun 2013, 22:26

I thought my system was wrong, I needs a little darker background

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Re: New forum theme. Love it, hate it.

Post#4 by plankenstein » 13 Jun 2013, 01:58

I do like the new theme, but agree a little more contrast would look even better.
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Re: New forum theme. Love it, hate it.

Post#5 by francois » 13 Jun 2013, 02:04

A little change does not hurt anybody. However, where is the item menu to view my posts?
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Post#6 by fanthom » 13 Jun 2013, 08:34

prefer the old theme as this one is barely readable for me.
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Re: New forum theme. Love it, hate it.

Post#7 by saneks » 13 Jun 2013, 10:44

i like it. matches the website style better. the old one looked kind of dated.
I can read it well, but a little darker background for those who can not would not hurt.
is it possible to have a option for switching to a darker theme?

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Re: New forum theme. Love it, hate it.

Post#8 by brokenman » 13 Jun 2013, 14:54

After some research into it I see that the current style doesn't conform to the WCAG20 color contrast standards.

http://snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html

The lighter blue (#1E8FC7) text on blue/gray background (#ECECEC) does not have enough contrast. I don't think it would cause epileptic seizures and difficulty passing urine, but I agree we should at least meet the standard. I still think this style rocks though. Hamza can you please switch back to original template? :fool: Sorry.

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Re: New forum theme. Love it, hate it.

Post#9 by Sagittarius » 13 Jun 2013, 15:12

My opinion is that the forum theme should match the main website, porteus.org. Maybe the most appropriate theme is "Black" from artodia.com

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