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New theme

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:00 pm
by frank
Hello all, OK so the wonderful skhxmmi has been working on a new theme, as you will no doubt now have noticed. it's still kinda in progress, but we thought we'd throw it open to popular discussion / suggestions and so on. comment away.

Re: New theme

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:39 pm
by Pete
Did you say 'think debut album Machine Head' when you gave him the remit?!

Re: New theme

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:51 pm
by Russ67
Gold text on grainy green leather. Just like those old Reader's Digest hardbacks in ones library.

Or an Admiral's desk top:
http://www.burrellsantiquedesks.com/ant ... s-desk.htm

Either way it doesn't fuck your eyes up like the white on black. Quality, well done.

Re: New theme

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:53 pm
by skhmmxi
Russ67 wrote:Gold text on grainy green leather. Just like those old Reader's Digest hardbacks in ones library.

Or an Admiral's desk top:
http://www.burrellsantiquedesks.com/ant ... s-desk.htm

Either way it doesn't fuck your eyes up like the white on black. Quality, well done.
Or a recent album release from a musician you may be familiar with, of course. :)

Cheers.

Re: New theme

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:01 pm
by Evan
At the risk of being Mr Positivity Removed, I don't like it. It's garish and confusing. I might get used to it, but right now it is giving me brain ache.

New theme

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:48 pm
by marowak
I like being able to use tapatalk now so thanks for that - but looked online and the new theme - does not rock my boat at all I'm afraid


Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk and Siri

Re: New theme

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:48 pm
by stresswitch
I like it, ackshly :)

The lighter green background 'lifts' it, and I find the text easier to read now, too.

Thanks to everyone involved for the hard work!

Re: New theme

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:49 pm
by marowak
hmmm ..... sorry but the more i look at it ... the more my head hurts :(

sorry frank / kenny

Re: New theme

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:50 pm
by skhmmxi
:(

Any specific things you don't like?

New theme

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:53 pm
by marowak
The post icons - and I think the green reminds me of a bookies website - its not easy on the eye - I personally prefer a solid single colour. Just a personal preference


Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk and Siri

Re: New theme

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:55 pm
by skhmmxi
marowak wrote:The post icons - and I think the green reminds me of a bookies website - its not easy on the eye - I personally prefer a solid single colour. Just a personal preference
OK, cheers. I'll review once the full furore of the forum's feedback has come in. :)
marowak wrote:Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk and Siri
Heh. If anyone does end up using Siri to post here, I suspect there'll be some amusing posts.

Re: New theme

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:43 pm
by marowak
skhmmxi wrote:Heh. If anyone does end up using Siri to post here, I suspect there'll be some amusing posts.
i use siri a lot!

i have realised that the new theme also reminds me of a snooker table?

Re: New theme

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:43 pm
by Sid
I'd have liked to contact skhmmxi in private, but I don't know how to do, so I'm going to post that here, sorry..
I just edited an old forum I've once done with your background idea and a bit of the colors you chose, I made it simpler but I added a banner and personalized icons and buttons. If you want to see it, just let me know and I'll give you my email. Or maybe I could post a screenshot here, not sure I'm allowed though...
(I know that, when you spent hours trying to do a new forum theme and some members don't really like it ><)

Re: New theme

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:09 pm
by Steph
Well it's not bad, but I think I'd change the background colour and the post icons. I like the green/gold thing.

Re: New theme

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:37 pm
by 04rebhop
I like it. The dark green is a little hard on the eyes, but i will get used to it. Much better than the black and white. I also like the tapatalk feature, i'll have to buy the app so i can browse the forum on my phone.