New forum themes

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  1. Rys

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    While debugging the theme display issues with Sinistar (thanks for the help!), I decided that rather than hunt down the bug and add yet more cruft to the CSS and configuration, that I'd start from scratch. There are a bunch of advantages to that approach, not least longer term maintenance, so it felt like the best way to go.

    So I inherited new child styles from the theme we use and recreated the light and dark variants that we've had for ages now. They're not identical to what was there before, especially in the default Beyond3D theme (the lighter one), so there's some new stuff to get used to for those using that theme.

    The most notable changes are that user avatars now show up in a few more places than before, where I think it looks good for them to be there, and that the forums list in the lighter theme is grid-like, rather than a straight list.

    Leave feedback here so I can fix any issues and adjust things more to everyone's tastes where possible (no promises I can do what you want though, although I will consider everything!).
     
  2. fuboi

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    Little usability bug that always annoys me and I will use the layout changes to nag about:
    • Bearded guy I never click on: 100 pix circle.
    • "Goto new posts" dot I click every time I visit the site for every thread: 5 pix circle
    edit: It's nice seeing the faces :razz:
     
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    I didn't even know that little dot was a link to new posts. I'll do something about the size.
     
  4. iroboto

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    I can finally see full posts without having to go into landscape mode on my mobile!!
     
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    Clicking on the thread title does exactly the same thing.
     
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    this new theme makes me realize there so little of us that use Avatar hahaha
     
  7. fuboi

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    Ohhhhhh, I'm an idiot. I assumed thread title led to the OP. That's gonna save me so much pixel hunting.
     
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    I wondered why the site went weird yesterday
     
  9. digitalwanderer

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    I didn't think the use of avatars was generally allowed, I was quite pleased to find I could add mine here now.

    I didn't think it possible, but this place feels even more like home! :D
     
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    Could I suggest removing the "total number of posts in subforum" information from the main page?
    Not that important on a PC, but takes up vertical space on the phone.

    The phone experience has been fixed for me too :)
     
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    so avatar only displayed on the topic list?
     
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    Agreed, it's the kind of information that might occasionally be useful but could well be offloaded to another page.
     
  13. cjo

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    It seems that the "Dark" theme is a little...vivid
     
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    It uses the exact same palette as the old dark theme. Is the quibble the primary text colour, or the oranges?
     
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    Wish granted!
     
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    Nice, I can see every forum without scrolling
     
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    I don't notice any difference between now and before.
     
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    Yeah dark theme I've used since switching to Xenforo and the palette doesn't seem to have changed.
     
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    I actually don't remember the orange from the dark logo, but I could very well be thinking of another forum knowing my reliable memory. :p
     
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    I don't know what it was like before, I just tried it yesterday :p The buttons / bars are quite bright, to the point of being difficult to read
    upload_2017-2-14_10-28-45.png

    A 'dark' theme shouldn't have sun-coloured buttons :D
     
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