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New Forum Theme [BETA]

Post by Eric » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:41 am

Hi all,

You must have noticed that we have a new forum theme. This is definitely not the final version and I'm looking for your feedback on how to make the design better. However, if you cannot stand this one and want to switch back to the old theme, you can do so.

Just visit this URL: ucp.php?i=174
And under "My board style:" select "YSFHQ" and then save.

Just reply to this post with your feedback.

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Re: New Forum Theme [BETA]

Post by iqmal_97 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:54 am

I have been using this for about 3 minutes now, so i think i'm quite eligible to give you my first impressions...

Looks good.

Like the new icons.

Quite a refreshing layout too.

Only complaint so far is how the ratings for each post is displayed. Could use some optimizations to make it blend with the grey palette even more.
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Re: New Forum Theme [BETA]

Post by Neocon » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:59 am

At first I thought it was awful, then I noticed the tiles. Now I'm not completely disgusted by it.

I do miss the full array of buttons on the quick reply box.

One other thing: The recent topics don't say who posted the recent topic.

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Re: New Forum Theme [BETA]

Post by Dragon_Mech » Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:14 am

i like the new modern look. as long as the recent topics feature on the main stays put. i'll be happy. :D

EDIT: i am noticing slightly longer load times for the pages.
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Re: New Forum Theme [BETA]

Post by Deleted User 1872 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:41 am

Everything is nice, but just one question:

Why are all of our signatures really low on visibility? They are all grayed out

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Re: New Forum Theme [BETA]

Post by Eric » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:05 am

iqmal_97 wrote:I have been using this for about 3 minutes now, so i think i'm quite eligible to give you my first impressions...

Looks good.

Like the new icons.

Quite a refreshing layout too.

Only complaint so far is how the ratings for each post is displayed. Could use some optimizations to make it blend with the grey palette even more.
Brightened the color of the post background so that shouldn't be an issue anymore.
Patrick31337 wrote:At first I thought it was awful, then I noticed the tiles. Now I'm not completely disgusted by it.

I do miss the full array of buttons on the quick reply box.

One other thing: The recent topics don't say who posted the recent topic.
I'll try and bring the buttons back at a later date, once I can get the styling right. Fixed the recent topics issue.
Dragon_Mech wrote:i like the new modern look. as long as the recent topics feature on the main stays put. i'll be happy. :D

EDIT: i am noticing slightly longer load times for the pages.
I think you will notice slightly longer load times for the first day or two while everyone gets the new theme files.
Kujo wrote:Everything is nice, but just one question:

Why are all of our signatures really low on visibility? They are all grayed out
Do you have a screenshot of this? I don't know if this is still an issue after I changed the color of the post background.


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Re: New Forum Theme [BETA]

Post by Deleted User 1872 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:29 am

Eric wrote:Do you have a screenshot of this?
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Notice how both Patrick's and my signatures are really grey. It's not just our sigs though, it's everyones. :?

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Re: New Forum Theme [BETA]

Post by Eric » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:51 am

Kujo wrote:
Eric wrote:Do you have a screenshot of this?
Notice how both Patrick's and my signatures are really grey. It's not just our sigs though, it's everyones. :?
Oh, then we're seeing the same thing. I think that's a really light grey, personally. What do other people think about this color?
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Re: New Forum Theme [BETA]

Post by NightRaven » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:53 am

Eric wrote:
Kujo wrote:
Eric wrote:Do you have a screenshot of this?
Notice how both Patrick's and my signatures are really grey. It's not just our sigs though, it's everyones. :?
Oh, then we're seeing the same thing. I think that's a really light grey, personally. What do other people think about this color?
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Remove it?

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Re: New Forum Theme [BETA]

Post by Flake » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:23 am

I think the idea is to make the sigs less "in your face". Personally I don't have a problem with sigs unless they are 9 million megapixels big. Just use some manners and keep your sig in porportion people :)

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Re: New Forum Theme [BETA]

Post by NightRaven » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:32 pm

OfficerFlake wrote:I think the idea is to make the sigs less "in your face".
I personally don't see the point in this. If you grey out the signatures why not grey out the avatars as well?

Its like hanging a painting on a wall and putting a coloured polariser in front of it. It just doesn't look right anymore.

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Re: New Forum Theme [BETA]

Post by VNAF ONE » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:45 pm

Honestly, I see nothing wrong with it. It's not greyed out to where you can't see it anymore. It's extremely subtle and is probably meant to help transition and tell different posts from post images, etc. It's not for "hiding" your signature.
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Re: New Forum Theme [BETA]

Post by Eric » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:56 pm

Whoops, I just realized that signatures do look different! Apparently this new theme has changed the opacity to 70% which I didn't notice at first. Fixed that.

I also brought back a couple quick reply options now that the background to them isn't also grey.
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Re: New Forum Theme [BETA]

Post by Neocon » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:14 am

I have to push the back button twice to get back to the index after looking at a recent post now. It's a slight inconvenience.

The code buttons are back on the quick reply. That is a restored convenience. Thanks!

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