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Forum theme

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:34 am
by zhyla
We haven't gotten a new theme put together for this forum yet but I hacked together a simple one a while ago that will hold us over until Rusty finishes the one he's working on. If you go to your user control panel, board preferences, and change your board style to "darksunblue" you'll have something that's a little easier on the eyes.

Happy Valentines day!

Re: Forum theme

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:21 am
by stumblin
zhyla wrote: "darksunblue"

I think the "bigroad_blue" option is nicer, a good dark surround with dark text over a light inner background.
Not so bright it gives you a headache, not so dark you have to screw your eyesight into the ground.

Re: Forum theme

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:11 pm
by ricochet
Biggest problem I'm having so far in DarkSunBlue is distinguishing the read and unread threads. The icons are hard to see.

Well, never mind, I figured it out. The hard-to-see ones are the read threads, not the new ones. I'm not used to new thread icons being in the standard page color, they're usually a contrasting color.

Re: Forum theme

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:24 pm
by grady
DarkSunBlue is a thousand times better !!!

Thanks !!!

Re: Forum theme

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:18 pm
by beard-of-grey
Changed to DarkSunBlue a little overwhelming at first but U get used to it.
My machine seems to alternate now, which I can live with. :?:

Re: Forum theme

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:12 pm
by rustyslide
beard-of-grey wrote:Changed to DarkSunBlue a little overwhelming at first but U get used to it.
My machine seems to alternate now, which I can live with. :?:


If you're not logged in, you'll get the board default of "Prosilver". Once I finish "bigroad_blue", it will be the default, but people are free to use whatever's installed.

Re: Forum theme

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:05 am
by Jlwctn
I've used the black background on the CAD station for many years and it is SO much easier on the eyes-- if I could figure out how to get everything else (Google, Yahoo, Ebay, etc...) to be "white on black" I would do it in a heart beat.

Re: Forum theme

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:32 pm
by rustyslide
Jlwctn wrote:I've used the black background on the CAD station for many years and it is SO much easier on the eyes-- if I could figure out how to get everything else (Google, Yahoo, Ebay, etc...) to be "white on black" I would do it in a heart beat.


If you're on a Mac, you can invert the whole display in System Preferences>Accessibility. Windows may or may not have such a feature, I have no idea.

Another option is creating custom style sheets for sites you visit often, such as Google.

Re: Forum theme

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:47 am
by jellyroll baker
Ooh! Me likey muchley!

Re: Forum theme

PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:09 pm
by slickcat
Nice..........I like the black 8)

Re: Forum theme

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:13 am
by kiwiblues
I couldn't cope with the darksunblue format even though it looked very swish at first.
For ease of use overall I prefer the prosilver.
Once again averyone's different I guess. :roll:

Re: Forum theme

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:37 am
by BluezOldy
Just noticed on this topic:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8307

that if you use the bigroad_blue theme you only get part of the picture of the truck (the right margin finishes at the cab of the truck).

Re: Forum theme

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:00 pm
by rustyslide
It's a "fixed-width" layout, so to accommodate wide images, the whole post scrolls sideways (see the scroll bar down below?). If you use a sensible browser, holding shift while you use the mouse wheel ought to scroll left/right.

Finishing the layout is still on my to-do list (which is too long).

Re: Forum theme

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:03 pm
by leftyguitarman
I'm using the bigroad_blue theme, and none of the buttons at the top show up (Below where it says Big Road Blues Discussion Forum) neither in IE nor in FF.

Re: Forum theme

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:37 pm
by rustyslide
They show up in FF3 on my Macs and work Linux PCs. Just checked IE7, and indeed, they're not there.

Here's a screen grab from FF:
links.jpg