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News bit-tech redesign: New website and forum coming soon!

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Dogbert666, 20 Jun 2017.

  1. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    The new dark style is made. There are just a few issues with the import. It's my top priority as soon as i get into the office tomorrow.
     
  2. Nexxo

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    [​IMG]
     
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  3. davido_labido

    davido_labido Your Alphacool Contact.

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    I can confirm.. there is a dark mode. I can also confirm it is not ready yet. I was broken for a little while before MLyons saved me :D
     
  4. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    At this point i'm tempted to just make an all white theme and just turn the dark theme into something that only works on April fools.

    I'll post a screenshot of the theme tomorrow and work on trying to get it to work.
     
  5. Nexxo

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    No worries --the forum works, and that's what matters.
     
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  6. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    that was a nice image tho. I might need to use that in a few days
     
  7. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Smells like new paint. I don't like it. :p
     
  8. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    As a basis to work off, it's looking great so far!

    I definitely agree with points about the colour coding, some bits end up looking a little messy right now. It would definitely be good if stickied posts were more distinct so that it's easier to see where the normal threads start. Likewise, injecting colour back into the thread flairs would be welcome.
     
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  9. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    just a quick preview of the dark theme.
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    Looks great :)
     
  11. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    A new Dark theme is available, I'm aware there will still be a few bits of text that need to be tweaked. but for those that hate the white theme this can now be used and as always feel free to send any feedback to me
     
  12. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    Good stuff :thumb:
     
  13. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    It's a bit... dark. Could you make the black background more of a dark grey please?
     
  14. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    :wallbash: i suppose i could tweak it a little
     
  15. Zak33

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    can we have Pink?

    /gets goat....coat
     
  16. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    Is there still an option somewhere for 50 post pages?
    Not too bad if there isn't, but I'm missing it a little bit. :p:

    (And I just noticed we still have the old familiar emoticons. NICE :thumb:)
     
  17. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Unfortunately i can only set it site wide instead of per user :sigh:. These smilies took longer than you would think to find and get into the new forum.
     
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  18. Nexxo

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    Soz, it's just that pure white fonts on pure black backgrounds are visually as bad as pure black fonts on pure white backgrounds.

    Web design guru he says: "Always avoid pure white and pure black fonts and backgrounds."
     
  19. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Yeah, I turned off the dark mode, slightly worse than white if you have failing eyesight.
     
  20. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I agree it's currently not perfect but that's what happens when you tell the developer your'e being blinded by the current options, which was a valid complaint btw. If any of you can come up with hex or rgb colours to use that would be wonderful and save me a bunch of time. I'll also go around and soften up the style in some places. Actually second thoughts if you guys can come up with any exact colours you want anywhere specific it would greatly speed up the time it takes me to apply fixes. :thumb:
     
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