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Issues with new theme

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Hey guys, please post any specific problems you're having with the new theme here, along with screenshots of the issue and how you would suggest fixing it. I can't promise that we'll act on or even care about your specific report, but anything that looks especially messed up in terms of layout or legibility is something we'd really like to know about.

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View PostTX, on 28 March 2011 - 04:03 PM, said:

Hey guys, please post any specific problems you're having with the new theme here, along with screenshots of the issue and how you would suggest fixing it. I can't promise that we'll act on or even care about your specific report, but anything that looks especially messed up in terms of layout or legibility is something we'd really like to know about.

Thanks!


I posted this in the other thread, but just thought I'd put it here as well. Especially since I quoted you here to show how dark it is.

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Websites looking very cool.

Only issue I'd raise is that some of the text is too dark, maybe brighten it up a wee bit? Look at some of the quotes, the text is hard on the eyes. "

Also, the text icon (flashing thingy, cursor? can't think of the name), blends into the side of the reply box too much. Should be moved over a pixel or two?
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It seems to do this an a rather random basis.
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I wonder if there is some rhyme or reason behind it.

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colors are important.
deleted! It is fixed :P

also, this gap Mr. Fibble pointed out is random. I have this now on Firefox, and Safari, to lazy to test others. On the same threads, some look normal, and some have that gap. Do you want more images? Because when I re-load it, those gaps are not permanent. :D

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View PostHank, on 28 March 2011 - 04:43 PM, said:

colors are important.
Attachment colorscheme.jpg
OK, have it dark grey, colors are personal taste anyway, but gimme a chance to read it in a sunlight room.

also, this gap Mr. Fibble pointed out is random. I have this now on Firefox, and Safari, to lazy to test others. On the same threads, some look normal, and some have that gap. Do you want more images? Because when I re-load it, those gaps are not permanent. :P

Er, why would I give a shit about a screenshot that looks like the stylesheet is disabled?

Anyway, the quote thing is being looked at.

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I'm not sure if this is really considered an "issue," but I think that maybe an option should be made to be able to switch back to the old theme for those that have trouble reading with the new one, although I do realize this could complicate things with some of the new features, but just a suggestion

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View PostTX, on 28 March 2011 - 05:38 PM, said:

Er, why would I give a shit about a screenshot that looks like the stylesheet is disabled?

No idea. The image is from Safari, and the styles were not disabled. Anyways. Cheers. Posted Image

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Dump your cache and check your settings or something, because the forum is definitely NOT supposed to look anything like that.

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Quote issue fixed.

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I don't know if it's an issue, but I noticed the text in my signature is not entirely displayed inside the surrounding frame. The "a good year's to come with Duke Nukem Forever!" part is "hidden".

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You'll have to reduce your signature. I think there's a cutoff after certain amount of height. Can be changed, but don't need "huge" sigs.

Posts font made brighter.

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View PostLeoD, on 28 March 2011 - 11:53 AM, said:

No, I don't like it. The colours may look cool at first, but it's bad to read. Not enough contrast. Plus, too much vertical space wasted in thread listings.

View PostTX, on 28 March 2011 - 12:08 PM, said:

Please elaborate on your criticisms.

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I bitched about the size of the header myself when we were making the theme. Clearly, I lost that argument. :)

I did just fix the other things you mentioned in the layout though. Your resolution is a bit low so the widths of the columns got too small to hold all of the content, making you end up with the "PM" in your post dates and times taking up its own line.

Edit: I also increased the brightness of a few text elements that were a bit dark. These include stuff like the topic descriptions when displayed in the forum index, etc.

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View PostTX, on 29 March 2011 - 02:45 PM, said:

II did just fix the other things you mentioned in the layout though. Your resolution is a bit low so the widths of the columns got too small to hold all of the content, making you end up with the "PM" in your post dates and times taking up its own line.

Well, I wouldn't buy a widescreen monitor just to read this forum. :) While 1280x1024 isn't top notch anymore I think it should be considered. (In addition I usually browse in windowed mode, not fullscreen.) Thanks to your fix I'll keep my monitor for another while.

View PostTX, on 29 March 2011 - 02:45 PM, said:

Edit: I also increased the brightness of a few text elements that were a bit dark. These include stuff like the topic descriptions when displayed in the forum index, etc.

That's better, thanks again.

Now what remains to bother are the useless frames left and right.

EDIT: When opening an attached image which is bigger than my current browser window I have to scroll down and right to find the CLOSE button. Is it possible to put that into the top left corner (or both)? Or even better, open it in a new window like before? That's handy when trying to compare multiple attached images like in the HRP diskussions.

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Before, the post rating added an extra line. Now they overlap text:
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That means one less empty line by post, so I support that; I guess it's a problem if you're really cramped horizontally. Also, your text looks like major balls.

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Two more things:
-That upside down drop right of the user's name is almost invisible.
-The sticky thread indicator should have more contrast.

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This isn't an issue really but feedback more than anything else. I'm having troubles with separations between posts, all the posts and everything just blur together. Too damn many icons and such too. I really think the background color for all the posts in the threads should be bright with black text on them.
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You should know better than to post the equivalent of "dark themes aren't my own personal cup of tea, so change everything you've done because I don't like it" in a thread asking for reports on glitches and bugs. We're happy to make minor changes to increase contrast and improve visibility of certain page elements, but you're just wasting your breath (or your keystrokes, really) suggesting we change the whole thing to appease you.

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I'd like to say that I'm a fan of the unfixed size of the forum. (I can't think of the right word off hand; Maybe "relative") I do find that when using computers that aren't my own I have viewing "problems" that are really problems with the window size because things get squashed together and make a mess. It isn't a big deal since, frankly, people need to stop toting those mini screen thingies. We worked so hard to get people to use screen resolutions bigger than 800*600 and now we are moving back to that size as a "standard" for web development. I can't count how many sites use less than 1024 has their width; it is dumb.

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View PostTX, on 30 March 2011 - 06:53 AM, said:

You should know better than to post the equivalent of "dark themes aren't my own personal cup of tea, so change everything you've done because I don't like it" in a thread asking for reports on glitches and bugs. We're happy to make minor changes to increase contrast and improve visibility of certain page elements, but you're just wasting your breath (or your keystrokes, really) suggesting we change the whole thing to appease you.

I think it's quite legal to post such an opinion. Maybe in the suggestions thread. If there were many users complaining about the dark theme (but apparently there aren't) you should indeed reconsider. In the meantime due to the recent changes I can live with it (with not too much sun coming through the windows.)

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View PostLeoD, on 30 March 2011 - 07:27 AM, said:

I think it's quite legal to post such an opinion. Maybe in the suggestions thread. If there were many users complaining about the dark theme (but apparently there aren't) you should indeed reconsider. In the meantime due to the recent changes I can live with it (with not too much sun coming through the windows.)


I understand what your saying, but it's a pain in the ass to after weeks of work making this theme, to redo part of it just to appease a small amount of people who dislike it. Everybody is entitled to an opinion I agree, but since it's neither an issue nor is it supported by a vast majority of people, there's no point in changing it at the moment.

I'm not TX, but I'm pretty sure that's what he was getting at.

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But he does have a point about posts' separation. I suspect that is because quotes, signatures and separation between posts all have a similar colour. Thus, single post doesn't have a solid dividing border. Perhaps, slightly changing the colour(closer to the color of the post itself) of the last line(report, reply, multiquote) would make posts easier to separate. Actually, this last line does feel like a header of the next post rather than an ending of the last one.

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View PostLotan, on 30 March 2011 - 10:05 AM, said:

I suspect that is because quotes, signatures and separation between posts all have a similar colour. Thus, single post doesn't have a solid dividing border. Perhaps, slightly changing the colour(closer to the color of the post itself) of the last line(report, reply, multiquote) would make posts easier to separate.


This.
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Everything is way too dark and really hard to read... Is there a way to change background, letter colors,etc?
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View PostDavoX, on 31 March 2011 - 04:04 PM, said:

Everything is way too dark and really hard to read... Is there a way to change background, letter colors,etc?

As of now I think that the only thing that you can do is just change the header. Although if it really bugs you, I believe Firefox has an extension\add-on called Greasemonkey that can change code on a page every time you go to it. I'm not entirely sure, but I think that you could use that to change the colors as well, I don't use Firefox, so you'd be better off asking someone who does, that' is, if you use Firefox.

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With IE 9 – when I click on MyName, the drop down box opens and closes without acceptingmy mouse movements. I simply get redirected to my profile.

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Yeah, that's an IE9 issue. However, it looks like there's an applicable patch to the forum software we're running which works around the problem, so I've applied it and everything seems to work in IE9 now.

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I'm unable to view forums on my SE Xperia X1 (800x480) using Opera mini 5.121595 old design and all other pages work just fine (including homepage http://duke4.net). However when I try to load this page: http://forums.duke4.net I see just white page without anything (however I can see the scroll bar on the left which is quite useless). I tried to remove my cookies but it didn't quite work...
Thx for any help.
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Have you tried other browsers (if possible)?

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