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Important Poll: Vote on our new forum theme!

Discuss and talk about any general topic.

Moderators: jamesbond, fschmidt

Which forum theme do you prefer when we upgrade to phpbb3?

Artodia Elegance
2
13%
Artodia Ultra Blue
3
19%
Artodia Phantom
1
6%
Proglass
4
25%
SubAndreas
5
31%
Subsilver
0
No votes
Prosilver
1
6%
 
Total votes : 16

Postby Winston » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:23 pm

eurobrat wrote:
Winston wrote:
eurobrat wrote:I think the ppl want Sub Andreas.


I already explained why we can't use that one. Scroll up. Jamesbond would be pissed too because his avatars would be very small and above each post, not to the side like it is now.

It's either Artodia Ultra Blue, or the current one.


I found one you might like: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... tion/demo/


I already looked over that one. The blue in it is too dark. We don't want dark colors cause they look gloomy. We are already gloomy enough as it is. The forum theme should have some soft soothing uplifting colors, like the theme we have now.
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Postby Winston » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:23 pm

I just finished installing Artodia Ultra Blue on my other forum. Check it out. What do you think?

http://www.debunkingskeptics.com/forum/index.php

Wouldn't that theme look great on our forum too?
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Postby droid » Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:20 am

Winston wrote:I just finished installing Artodia Ultra Blue on my other forum. Check it out. What do you think?

http://www.debunkingskeptics.com/forum/index.php

Wouldn't that theme look great on our forum too?


Not to spin this into the usual topics, but i find GUIs in general have become somewhat vapid and feminine. Interfaces with sharp, contrasted text and borders have disappeared, except for some business applications.
Now we have to choose among rosy/pastel flowery presentations, even in full fledged OSs. I guess it's the market catering for an increasing female and hipster/metro dude demand.
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Postby jamesbond » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:09 am

Winston wrote:I just finished installing Artodia Ultra Blue on my other forum. Check it out. What do you think?

http://www.debunkingskeptics.com/forum/index.php

Wouldn't that theme look great on our forum too?


Winston, the avatars are too small on that forum, they are only 180 x 180 pixels. You need to keep the avatars the same size they are now, 200 x 300 pixels.
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Postby eurobrat » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:58 am

Winston wrote:
eurobrat wrote:
Winston wrote:
eurobrat wrote:I think the ppl want Sub Andreas.


I already explained why we can't use that one. Scroll up. Jamesbond would be pissed too because his avatars would be very small and above each post, not to the side like it is now.

It's either Artodia Ultra Blue, or the current one.


I found one you might like: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... tion/demo/


I already looked over that one. The blue in it is too dark. We don't want dark colors cause they look gloomy. We are already gloomy enough as it is. The forum theme should have some soft soothing uplifting colors, like the theme we have now.


I think the dark contrasts makes the text easier to read. Plus that one has the Blue/Orange color scheme we currently have now.
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Postby Winston » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:56 pm

Update:

After testing Artodia Blue on my other forum, I'm having second thoughts about it. Some of the buttons are hard to find, and the dirty white background feels kind of gloomy. The white background we had before felt more uplifting and clean.

Also, in the posts, you can't see a PM button to send a PM to someone. You have to hover over the username with the mouse cursor to see a PM button appear. That's kind of lame. Many people will not know that there is a PM button there unless they hover their cursor over the user name, which there is no guarantee they will do. That's a stupid flaw.

Perhaps we should just upgrade to Prosilver. We can change the colors of Prosilver, because the blue is too bright in it, to the shade of blue we have in the current theme. And we can use a mod to move the avatars from the right side to the left side.

What do you all think?

I prefer the look of our current theme. But another advantage of upgrading is that phpbb3 now has a mobile theme where all I do is upload it and mobile users will be redirected to it. This might be a major issue as more users come here from their mobile phones and tablets.

What do you think?
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Postby sea_dragon » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:59 pm

Artodia Ultra Blue or SubAndreas.
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Postby eurobrat » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:37 am

Winston wrote:Update:

After testing Artodia Blue on my other forum, I'm having second thoughts about it. Some of the buttons are hard to find, and the dirty white background feels kind of gloomy. The white background we had before felt more uplifting and clean.

Also, in the posts, you can't see a PM button to send a PM to someone. You have to hover over the username with the mouse cursor to see a PM button appear. That's kind of lame. Many people will not know that there is a PM button there unless they hover their cursor over the user name, which there is no guarantee they will do. That's a stupid flaw.

Perhaps we should just upgrade to Prosilver. We can change the colors of Prosilver, because the blue is too bright in it, to the shade of blue we have in the current theme. And we can use a mod to move the avatars from the right side to the left side.

What do you all think?

I prefer the look of our current theme. But another advantage of upgrading is that phpbb3 now has a mobile theme where all I do is upload it and mobile users will be redirected to it. This might be a major issue as more users come here from their mobile phones and tablets.

What do you think?


Yes, just do that.
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Postby Winston » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:59 am

What do you think of the Subsilver2 theme? I think it looks better than Prosilver and looks like a decent blue theme, similar to this one.

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... ver2/demo/
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