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New forum theme is active now

Post by matthew1 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:56 pm

The information and mechanics of the forum's workings will be unchanged. The fundamentals. I'm going to install a theme I've been working on for several months that
  • increases legibility
  • brings tools closer to you
  • increases page loading speeds, and
  • looks better
Naturally I want your feedback. Please post in this thread. I'll have it up shortly...


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Re: New forum theme on the way

Post by matthew1 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:38 pm

We're in the new style. If you don't see it, or things look jumbled, do a hard refresh:

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Re: New forum theme is active now

Post by tardcart » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:49 pm

font is small for old eyes. hard to sort through all the blue hues. but I hate change so maby its me.



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Re: New forum theme is active now

Post by matthew1 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:51 pm

Are you looking at mobile or desktop?


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Re: New forum theme is active now

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:09 pm

I like it overall, but the position of the notifications and user profile options being on the left side of the page make the desktop version feel like it's oddly scaled, almost like it's a mobile site. I prefer it on the right side, but that's just me!


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Re: New forum theme is active now

Post by Rattnalle » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:33 pm

Mobile first impression: There's too much empty space everywhere. More scrolling than before. Also feels a bit like I've got the entire page enlarged. I know this is all in line with current web trends but I'm not a fan, though I'll probably get used to it here as well.



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Re: New forum theme is active now

Post by Rattnalle » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:36 pm

Also two more hands on things:

The hamburger menu is now a bit too far up the page for one handed use.

Not having the title of the thread at the head of every post is confusing for people like me with a short attention span ;-)



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Re: New forum theme is active now

Post by gmh » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:46 pm

Positive changes: none
Negative changes: the rest


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Re: New forum theme is active now

Post by matthew1 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:47 pm

Please be descriptive. I can’t make helpful adjustments without it.


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Re: New forum theme is active now

Post by June » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:49 pm

matthew1 wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:47 pm
Please be descriptive. I can’t make helpful adjustments without it.
It's too bright/washed out on mobile. Also please put this somewhere other than the edge. It has always been inconvenient. June
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