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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby Jonah Bron » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:41 pm

The prosilver theme's code box's formatting is a bit odd. There's so little space between lines, and the background color is killing me. And what's with the black border on top/bottom? I suppose you're working on that... :cry:
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while ($stopLoop == false) {
        $updated_sockets = $this->sockets;
        socket_select($updated_sockets, $write = NULL, $exceptions = NULL, NULL);
               
        foreach ($updated_sockets as $socket) {
                if ($socket == $this->socket) {
                        // A new connection
                        $resource = socket_accept($socket);
                        if ($resource !== false) {
                                $client = new $this->client_class($resource);
                                $this->clients[$resource] = $client;
                                $this->sockets[] = $resource;
                        } else {
                                // socket error
                        }
                }
        }
}
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby John Cartwright » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:00 pm

Jonah Bron wrote:The prosilver theme's code box's formatting is a bit odd. There's so little space between lines, and the background color is killing me. And what's with the black border on top/bottom? I suppose you're working on that... :cry:


Yes sir. We will have that sorted out, hopefully sometime during the weekday, but definitely by the weekend. There are still a few things that need to be worked out before things are back to normal, but overall things should be working well.
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby Benjamin » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:07 pm

I have a lot of concerns about the current theme because the author clearly didn't take useability into consideration when making it. The bright blue colors compete for attention with light grey text, things are on the right side that should be on the left etc. Honestly, as I've told others, it hurts my eyes. Maybe the reason so many users are using it is because it is set as the default theme and many users don't even realize you can change it.

I think the next step is to first re-enable the subsilver2 theme, and second, we need a new default theme.

If anyone would like to make one, or can point out a modern, useable theme we could use as the default, that would be great.
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby Jonah Bron » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:14 pm

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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby John Cartwright » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:48 pm

Weird, I rather like prosilver2 :twisted:
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby Weirdan » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:04 pm

John Cartwright wrote:Weird, I rather like prosilver2 :twisted:

same here
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby s.dot » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:46 pm

I can't get used to it. Need subsilver2
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby VladSun » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:23 pm

+1
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby matthijs » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:47 am

Hopefully it will be possible to restore subsilver. The current theme is really unusable for me. It strains my eyes a lot to search through and read the forum. The layout is not bad in general, but everything except the main text has a high contrast. That should be the complete opposite.

That's just Design 101. Contrast and Hierarchy. More important > higher contrast/higher in visual hierarchy. Less important > lower contrast/lower in visual hierarchy

If it's really not possible to restore the subsilver theme, would it be possible to change the styles (only the stylesheet) of the current theme? If needed I'm happy to help. It would be a matter of changing some colors mostly
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby John Cartwright » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:52 am

Again, we will be restoring subsilver2 theme hopefully within a couple days, but definitely by the weeks end :D

Thanks for your patience.
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby McInfo » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:59 am

matthijs wrote:[...] would it be possible to change the styles (only the stylesheet) of the current theme? [...]

If you have the Greasemonkey extension for Firefox, you can overwrite some of the CSS rules with your own stylesheet. Host the stylesheet on your own server and use Greasemonkey to append a link tag within the head tag on the forum.
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby John Cartwright » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:04 pm

matthijs wrote:If it's really not possible to restore the subsilver theme, would it be possible to change the styles (only the stylesheet) of the current theme? If needed I'm happy to help. It would be a matter of changing some colors mostly


If you want to make some suggestions, we would be more than happy to consider any recommendations.

From the suggested themes so far, I really wouldn't like to use any of those (just my personal opinion), but if you can make improvements on our default theme that would be great.
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby McInfo » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:16 pm

John Cartwright wrote:If you want to make some suggestions, we would be more than happy to consider any recommendations.

For code blocks, I propose this style.
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/* Replaces .content .syntax */
.syntax {
    background-color: inherit;
    border-width: 0;
    color: #444444;
    display: block;
    font-family: 'Courier New', Courier, monospace;
    font-size: 0.9em;
    line-height: 1.2em;
    margin: 0 0 0 0.2em;
    padding: 0;
    width: auto;
}

/* Replaces .content .syntax-header */
.syntax-header {
    border-width: 0;
    color: #B4B9BF;
    font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    font-size: 0.8em;
    font-weight: normal;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0.2em 0;
    text-align: right;
}

.syntax-header a:link, .syntax-header a:visited {
    border-bottom: 1px dotted #B4B9BF;
    color: #B4B9BF;
    text-decoration: none;
}

.syntax-header a:hover, .syntax-header a:active {
    border-bottom: 1px dotted #FF1010;
    color: #FF1010;
    text-decoration: none;
}

.syntax-content {
    background-color: #F4F7F8;
    border-color: #D4D9DF;
    border-style: dotted;
    border-width: 1px 0;
    line-height: 1.2em;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
}

.syntax-content div {
    padding: 0.3em;
}
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby matthijs » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:21 pm

If subsilver will be restored that would be a big improvement. Sorry for my impatience.
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby Jonah Bron » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:45 pm

Woop! My theme's back!
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