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Re: Welcome to the OFFICIAL Hackaday forums!

Postby calebkraft » January 27th, 2011, 9:52 am

madsci1016 wrote:
svofski wrote:
I appreciate the black theme, but quoted text is completely unreadable, it's like black on black. I would like some extra contrast there.



Seconded. This theme is very hard on the eyes / unreadable. Quoted text is unreadable, embedded links are no different from standard text. Posts don't have good dividers between them, for example I couldn't figure out if I had to use the "quote" button above or below the post.

Black/dark is bad web styling unless it's broken up with many other colors. HAD front page uses big colorful buttons and pictures to do that. This forum does not.


I'm not totally crazy about this template. I haven't customized it at all yet (simply didn't have time). I haven't decided whether or not to start with this one and customize or find a similar one that I like more to customize.
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Re: Welcome to the OFFICIAL Hackaday forums!

Postby madsci1016 » January 27th, 2011, 9:58 am

phpBB has a ton of themes, I'm sure you could find a suitable one. I'd help you look, but I've delayed going to work this morning for as long as I can.

Unrelated note, is HAD still looking for writers? I emailed Mike a while back asking if it was worth applying this late, but he never got back to me.
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Re: Welcome to the OFFICIAL Hackaday forums!

Postby Osgeld » January 27th, 2011, 10:00 am

for me it does not matter if there is a trillion themes to use or not, I ALWAYS end up sitting down and tweaking them, this one is mostly fine, maybe change the quote text, and the light blue to hack a day style green (IMO)
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Re: Welcome to the OFFICIAL Hackaday forums!

Postby sethj » January 27th, 2011, 10:12 am

i for one like the dark-on-dark thing. too much computer wears out the eyes!
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Re: Welcome to the OFFICIAL Hackaday forums!

Postby notmyfault2000 » January 27th, 2011, 10:40 am

May I ask why you chose phpBB over MyBB? Don't list "security" since http://www.hackforums.com has that covered (as well as performance optimizations).
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Re: Welcome to the OFFICIAL Hackaday forums!

Postby svofski » January 27th, 2011, 11:04 am

Just another: remove the silly "SIGNATURE" image above every signature. I'm sure many of us can figure them out by ourselves and those who can't can ask others.
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Re: Welcome to the OFFICIAL Hackaday forums!

Postby calebkraft » January 27th, 2011, 11:10 am

notmyfault2000 wrote:May I ask why you chose phpBB over MyBB? Don't list "security" since http://www.hackforums.com has that covered (as well as performance optimizations).


There are a ton of forum options. We went with what was familiar.
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Re: Welcome to the OFFICIAL Hackaday forums!

Postby Tachikoma » January 28th, 2011, 12:09 am

Cool start. Some suggestions:

Would be nice to have a "mark all forums read" link available somewhere on the forum index page.

GIF emoticons/smilies kinda look scewy on the black background.

Typo in the "Who is online" label on the index page.
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Re: Welcome to the OFFICIAL Hackaday forums!

Postby svofski » January 28th, 2011, 3:56 am

Tachikoma wrote:Typo in the "Who is online" label on the index page.

No no, please don't fix this, this is how we love HaD.
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Re: Welcome to the OFFICIAL Hackaday forums!

Postby iFrossard » January 28th, 2011, 8:08 am

Viva o fórum !!!
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