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Offline Gadifriald

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2014, 04:02:57 PM »
Could we get a fix on the black banner background? It's hard on the eyes! How about a nice light color. And I ask on behalf of the Herald & Post staff :-)

Offline Lock

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2014, 04:03:35 PM »
 :'(   

Offline Beorning

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #52 on: July 10, 2014, 04:10:15 PM »
Okay, I think something strange happened: after I clicked "refresh" in my browser, the horror disappeared and now it's looks... readable.

I think that CSS didn't load or something...

Still, I really think that previous design was better. The current one seems... a bit weird.

Offline Haibane

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #53 on: July 10, 2014, 04:34:16 PM »
Someone mentioned alternative colour buttons or themes - could a kind soul link me to where that is please? Many thanks.

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Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #54 on: July 10, 2014, 04:38:39 PM »
I'm with Beorning.  I prefer the design I'm familiar with, which was before the shoutbox showed up.  Nothing against it, but I tend to get chaotic when something in my familiar flow gets disrupted and I don't want people from my actual life to know what's going on in my Internet life.

Offline Oreo

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #55 on: July 10, 2014, 04:41:28 PM »
Each change seems to be getting a bit better. Thanks for the fixes. :D

Offline Vekseid

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #56 on: July 10, 2014, 04:52:50 PM »
If someone wants to edit:
https://elliquiy.com/forums/Themes/elliquiy2/css/elliquiy.css

And send me their own version, I'll be happy to consider replacing it as the default or adding it as an option. Redoing the entire theme is also a possibility, but it's a much bigger pain : /

Offline Beorning

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #57 on: July 10, 2014, 04:57:04 PM »
Hm. I have a small request: could you make the colours of the forum a bit more... intense? Before, the forum was all shades of blue, which looked nice. Now, everything has taken a shade of grey... and is much more pale.

Offline Kyrsa

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #58 on: July 10, 2014, 05:03:45 PM »
I like the grey better than the blue...  :-\

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Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #59 on: July 10, 2014, 05:08:41 PM »
To me, it would be really nice to have the old color scheme back and just add a button to open the shout box for those who wish to use it.

*Goes away to nurse a headache*

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Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #60 on: July 10, 2014, 05:13:24 PM »
I shudder to think how this is messing with someone like Blinkin...

Okay he has the advantage that he can't see the colours, but with the shoutbox open by default at the top of the page, and given that us sighted folks had trouble finding the close button, judging by the number of people I saw asking how and the fact that it took me a while to find the button, how is his text to voice software going to cope?

With the constantly scrollimg text, I would think it would seriously mess up the software...

Offline Caeli

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #61 on: July 10, 2014, 05:21:05 PM »
I think there's a lack of consistency between the full-screen version of the shoutbox and the embedded version.  People are using all sorts of font colors that are probably fine in the paler full-screen version, but which are hideous against the darker colors of the embedded shoutbox.

I'll poke at the CSS tonight, but as of recently no longer have access to my computer, so it's a bit harder without my regular toolbox of stuff.

Offline Oreo

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #62 on: July 10, 2014, 05:24:42 PM »
If someone wants to edit:
https://elliquiy.com/forums/Themes/elliquiy2/css/elliquiy.css

And send me their own version, I'll be happy to consider replacing it as the default or adding it as an option. Redoing the entire theme is also a possibility, but it's a much bigger pain : /

Izu mentioned to me that he wouldn't mind making some color themes for the site.

Offline Passion and Desire

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #63 on: July 10, 2014, 05:30:59 PM »
Okay, I'm not a web designer, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. I really don't like the - imho - jarring style mismatch between the forum and the rest of the site. Some fonts are serif, some are sans-serif. Some buttons have borders/gradients, others don't. Some sections have corner-radius, others are "blocky." I'm a sucker for consistency, especially in design, so... yeah. :P

I'll try messing around with the CSS (perhaps this weekend, if I can free some time between D3 and UE4 ^^), but some quick preliminary messing around with my browser's dev tools yielded this. Considering that the forum is the site's primary content, I'd personally rather adapt the rest of the site to match the forum's style, than try and restyle the forum.

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Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #64 on: July 10, 2014, 05:38:48 PM »
YO!
Ha ha

I was just about to suggest


Yes, this is much better

Offline Haibane

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #65 on: July 10, 2014, 05:42:21 PM »
I like the grey better than the blue...  :-\
Perhaps the old scheme could be brought back as a user option?

Offline Vekseid

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #66 on: July 10, 2014, 05:44:47 PM »
Okay, I'm not a web designer, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. I really don't like the - imho - jarring style mismatch between the forum and the rest of the site. Some fonts are serif, some are sans-serif. Some buttons have borders/gradients, others don't. Some sections have corner-radius, others are "blocky." I'm a sucker for consistency, especially in design, so... yeah. :P

I'll try messing around with the CSS (perhaps this weekend, if I can free some time between D3 and UE4 ^^), but some quick preliminary messing around with my browser's dev tools yielded this. Considering that the forum is the site's primary content, I'd personally rather adapt the rest of the site to match the forum's style, than try and restyle the forum.

The CSS is an unholy hell I have to tiptoe around because so much crap is baked in in so many locations, I can't just 'fix the content area' on a whim.

In any case, I've saved the bluegray theme I built and will be adding it as a variant for those who preferred that (once I figure those out properly). In the mean time I'll take variants from members who want to show them off accordingly.

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Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #67 on: July 10, 2014, 05:47:54 PM »
Sweet Heavens!  It's a miracle.  Thank you.

One that I wished had happened before my vision went blurry in the parking lot and I fell, putting my teeth through my lip, ripping up my knees and ramming my head into someones side view mirror on the way down.  Four stitches later I got picked up by a friend after the hospital gave me scrubs to wear home because my clothes were covered in blood.  The vision is still blurry but clearing up.

Offline Nimmy

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #68 on: July 10, 2014, 05:50:19 PM »
Thank you for the new header coloring, Veks! That's much better, and the buttons stand out much more.

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Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #69 on: July 10, 2014, 05:50:44 PM »
In fact, I am quite happy it the way it is now.  I think the biggest complaints were the black border and the dark boxes with dark text in them. Lightening those two boxes and the dark teal border actually works well, IMHO.

Sweet Heavens!  It's a miracle.  Thank you.

One that I wished had happened before my vision went blurry in the parking lot and I fell, putting my teeth through my lip, ripping up my knees and ramming my head into someones side view mirror on the way down.  Four stitches later I got picked up by a friend after the hospital gave me scrubs to wear home because my clothes were covered in blood.  The vision is still blurry but clearing up.

BeMi, I really really hope you are teasing? *BIG HUGS*

Offline Thorne

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #70 on: July 10, 2014, 05:51:57 PM »
First, thank you for going to all this trouble and reading and paying attention and just generally being awesome, Veks.
Sure, it was a little eye-shattering at first, but it's getting better.

Would it be possible, in an eventual incarnation, to get our names coloured to match our lord/lady/liege/whatever tags, whichever ones apply? I don't mind correcting people on my gender, or being corrected, if I get someone else's wrong, mind you. But it seems like a helpful sort of thing. If you get a chance.

Thank you. 'Cause, really, that can't get said enough.

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Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #71 on: July 10, 2014, 05:55:41 PM »
Would it be possible, in an eventual incarnation, to get our names coloured to match our lord/lady/liege/whatever tags, whichever ones apply? I don't mind correcting people on my gender, or being corrected, if I get someone else's wrong, mind you. But it seems like a helpful sort of thing. If you get a chance.

Are you meaning the fact that ladies are blue but have red badges? It's something you just get used to...

Offline Thorne

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #72 on: July 10, 2014, 05:58:45 PM »
Well, no, actually. I'm meaning names in the shoutbox. Sorry - that wasn't clear.

Offline Vekseid

Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #73 on: July 10, 2014, 06:02:19 PM »
Those are not so simple : /

In any case, subthemes can now be selected: https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;area=theme

Note that it won't do anything from 'default' for some reason. You have to choose from the 'elliquiy2' dropdown. And there's only the default 'old' theme and the bluegray one I made earlier.

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Re: Is this the final design?
« Reply #74 on: July 10, 2014, 06:03:06 PM »
BeMi, I really really hope you are teasing? *BIG HUGS*

Nope.  I was walking between a black pickup truck and a gray SUV when a white van drove by.  My eyes did the same thing they had been doing going from the black SB part of the screen and the light colored bottom of the page.  It happened so fast I was disoriented and fell before I could stop moving and grab on to something.  EMTs were there in minutes and I'm only 10 minutes from a hospital where I work.  The CT machine was free and ER was quick like bunnies.  I was scanned, examined and stitched in 30 minutes, redressed and leaving in another 20 and home shortly after that.