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Title: Forum skin
Post by: qubodup on January 30, 2009, 02:57:56 AM
I like the skin/style very much, however the black-white contrast bites my eyes a bit the same way it did with one of the first Free Gamer styles (http://web.archive.org/web/20071007225539/http://freegamer.blogspot.com/).

You can see some mockups with different gray tones and one brown-colored (which I don't like at all) here.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/3238076042_10d6d88f02.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/qubodup/3238076042/sizes/o/)
(click image for full size)

A dark gray might be better and I would do the changes to the skin; just say if you like it changed, to which gray tone and tell me where I can get the skin files :)


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: mvBarracuda on January 30, 2009, 10:42:56 AM
Nice work! Your help in this field is really appreciated. I personally like the bottom left version best. You can download the current version of the theme here:
http://members.fifengine.de/mvbarracuda/izlerlght.7z

Hint: the border graphics reside in izlerlght/images/img/.


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: qubodup on January 30, 2009, 04:08:23 PM
Here (http://qubodup.googlepages.com/izlerlght_q0.1.7z) is the modified skin. I also created two alternative "new posts" icons. If you want to use one of them, you will have to rename it to new.gif (in the images/english/ folder).
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3412/3239167376_6c3b0d553a_o.png) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/qubodup/3239167376/)
My changes are Public Domain Dedication (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/)-licensed. (Meaning you can do what you want with them)


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: qubodup on January 30, 2009, 04:25:17 PM
Fixed the background: http://qubodup.googlepages.com/izlerlght_q0.2.7z (also fixed that hovering the navigation links will make the ones on their right jump, hopefully)


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: qubodup on January 30, 2009, 04:39:36 PM
This time the navigation jumps should be fixed: http://qubodup.googlepages.com/izlerlght_q0.3.7z


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: qubodup on February 11, 2009, 08:05:35 PM
I'm trapped in the trap of look-tuning :|

I desaturated some gif images used on the forum, thinking it might look better. Not sure though. Maybe at least some of them are ok.



Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: mvBarracuda on February 11, 2009, 11:04:45 PM
Looks good to me. Applied them, thanks :-)


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: qubodup on February 13, 2009, 01:58:18 PM
You left out the file icon, but perhaps that's even a good idea :) (the blue one looks pretty good)

I created some replacement for the "forum contains (no) non-read threads" icons

As always: public domain/do what you want etc etc :)


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: Lamoot on February 17, 2009, 02:00:50 PM
When clicking on the "logged" link that each post has in the bottom right corner, a new window opens. This window has a dark grey background and black text, so the text is hard to read (unless you highlight it).


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: mvBarracuda on February 23, 2009, 08:35:33 AM
Hmm when I'm logged in and click on the logged link, it brings up the IP address feature and everything seems fine visually there (you can only see this feature if you got admin rights). When I'm logged out, I can't click on the link at all. Could you make a screenshot of the problem Lamoot?


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: qubodup on February 23, 2009, 10:40:43 PM
I see it to - I think it doesn't matter though.


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: eleazzaar on March 10, 2009, 07:25:33 AM
The thing that bugs me about the forum skin (which otherwise is pretty cool) is the lack of any kind of indication for links until you mouse over them.

If you are going to take away the underline, you at least have to make the link a noticeably different color, otherwise it is a pain to try to find them, especially when you don't know for sure that they are there.


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: mvBarracuda on March 10, 2009, 12:46:22 PM
Noted :-) We'll try to come up with something.


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: eleazzaar on March 11, 2009, 12:36:01 AM
I made some changes to the forum skin CSS to make the links visible and make quotes visibly nest and be a less clashing color.

IMHO the links really need color to be properly visible, but the use of color for quotes is sorta a judgement call.  Dull tan is certainly more congruent with the rest of the skin that the blue was, but i would understand if someone thought it needed to be grey.


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: eleazzaar on March 11, 2009, 09:53:25 PM
icelus pointed out that there was still confusion when nested quotes had more than 2 parts, so i clarified it with boxes, and better spacing:

the css is here (http://pastebin.com/m5278a1ad)


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: qubodup on March 12, 2009, 04:07:11 PM
I agree that this (links hardly visible) was a troublesome problem. Thanks for fixing it!


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: qubodup on May 18, 2009, 07:20:04 PM
I'm pretty fed up with the current forum text background.

Please replace the existing Untitled-3_03.gif (image folder) with the attached one, if you think it looks better.

It will look like http://uploadandgo.com/gallery.php?entry=images/nicer.jpg

The texture is a color-corrected, b&w version of one of TraK's textures: http://trak.mercenariesguild.net/node/3 either GPL or CC-BY-SA.


Title: Re: Forum skin
Post by: mvBarracuda on June 02, 2009, 03:30:01 PM
Done :-) Sorry for the massive delay; RL kept me pretty busy until lately.