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Forum theme

Postby zhyla » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:34 am

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.

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Re: Forum theme

Postby stumblin » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:21 am

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.
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Re: Forum theme

Postby ricochet » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:11 pm

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.
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Re: Forum theme

Postby grady » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:24 pm

DarkSunBlue is a thousand times better !!!

Thanks !!!
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Re: Forum theme

Postby beard-of-grey » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:18 pm

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. :?:
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Re: Forum theme

Postby rustyslide » Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:12 pm

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.
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Re: Forum theme

Postby Jlwctn » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:05 am

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.
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Re: Forum theme

Postby rustyslide » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:32 pm

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.
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Re: Forum theme

Postby jellyroll baker » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:47 am

Ooh! Me likey muchley!
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Re: Forum theme

Postby slickcat » Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:09 pm

Nice..........I like the black 8)
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Re: Forum theme

Postby kiwiblues » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:13 am

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:
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Re: Forum theme

Postby BluezOldy » Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:37 am

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).
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Re: Forum theme

Postby rustyslide » Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:00 pm

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).
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Re: Forum theme

Postby leftyguitarman » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:03 pm

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.
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Re: Forum theme

Postby rustyslide » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:37 pm

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:
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