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New forum theme

Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:46 pm

Hey


I'm seeking comments on a new forum theme, it's labelled 'prosilvertest', which you can change to in your board preferences here http://forum.firetrust.com/ucp.php?i=165

If it's acceptable we'll make this the default theme


Thanks
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Re: New forum theme

Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:57 pm

That looks a lot better than the generic theme. Two things though.

The new post icon got shrunk back to its original tiny size before you bumped it up on the old theme.

The clock is going to be great but to keep from confusing new folks it probably needs a note telling them that it is in NZ time. Also is there a way to fiddle the time format to get ":"s in the time it is not very easy to interpret 025410 when compared to 02:54:10, the firetrust MW support page has it set that way. It wouldn't hurt to drop the seconds to clean it up even further.

I'll go play with it some and see if I notice any other tweaks.
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Re: New forum theme

Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:07 pm

Another minor thing, on posts where there is an *Edit "Quote button it is slightly offset from its background but when you mouse-over it there is a quick realignment and color change.

Did the buttons shift to the right overlaying the Online banner?
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Re: New forum theme

Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:14 pm

OK, we are having some minor issues right now, we've lost our theme CSS and it's reverted to default for some reason, looking to get it back now.
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Re: New forum theme

Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:35 pm

OK, back to normality now.

The clock was me screwing around, someone who knows more about these things is doing it properly now.
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Re: New forum theme

Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:39 pm

stan_qaz wrote:The new post icon got shrunk back to its original tiny size before you bumped it up on the old theme.
Fixed.

stan_qaz wrote:The clock is going to be great but to keep from confusing new folks it probably needs a note telling them that it is in NZ time. Also is there a way to fiddle the time format to get ":"s in the time it is not very easy to interpret 025410 when compared to 02:54:10, the firetrust MW support page has it set that way. It wouldn't hurt to drop the seconds to clean it up even further.
I'll tweak that as soon as the placement is sorted.
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Re: New forum theme

Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:59 pm

The new posts indicator for the main page (papers in the folder) is hard to see as the papers blend into the background.
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Re: New forum theme

Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:08 pm

Clock is now sorted.
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Re: New forum theme

Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:59 pm

I love that clock, no more finger counting to see what day you folks think it is!
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Re: New forum theme

Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:03 pm

So I'm inclined to make this the default theme now, we can work on the icon for new posts, certainly not a show stopper though

Am I missing anything obvious why I shouldn't ?
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Re: New forum theme

Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:34 pm

Something got tweaked on the new post indicators, aside from the papers being added the new post folder is noticeably lighter in color than it was.

The only real issue that needs fiddled is the online flag being hidden but even that isn't a show stopper. I'd set it as the default at this point, anybody really hates it can switch to one of the other themes.
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Re: New forum theme

Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:21 pm

My preference would be that the RSS feed gets fixed.
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Re: New forum theme

Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:59 pm

Ikeb wrote:My preference would be that the RSS feed gets fixed.
In your Board Prefs there is a Syndication option....I don't suppose swapping that helps ?
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Re: New forum theme

Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:01 pm

New theme now default, I deactivated Prosilver then reactivated as well, as that action forced all existing Prosilver users onto the new theme.....

Complaints will not be take at our Forum Theme Complaint Department......which is this thread....
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Re: New forum theme

Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:52 pm

Looks nice in orange - if that colour is meant to show. :wink: Clock could be moved up a tad as it overlays the search box slightly.
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