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New theme suggestions?
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:28:23 AM »
Having just installed an update to the forum software, I decided it might be prudent to install one or two newer, up to date themes. The reasons are simple: older themes are less compatible, utilize fewer features, etc etc. Plus, I wanted a darker theme that I can actually see. Suggestions are welcome. If you have a link to a specific theme you'd like to see here at GU, provide a link for consideration!
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Re: New theme suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 07:46:42 PM »
if things don't break, do all the colors

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Re: New theme suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 07:49:33 PM »
Try custom color pieces like Windows used to, where you can choose which buttons or banners are which colors and which fonts/sizes/colors, and background colors.  Totally customize our backgrounds instead of prechosen themes.
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Re: New theme suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 08:58:43 AM »
I was looking for something a little more realistic, but I'll take your comments into consideration for the custom theme I'm hoping to do within the next few months. My problem is that I can't focus well, and then there's the eyes situation.

Also, what resolution do you all run on your PCs? I need to know because, being that I use a 55 inch tv for my monitor, I don't exactly have the best testing rig set up here at home.
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Re: New theme suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 12:42:07 PM »
1600x900, cuz that's as small as I can get it on this computer.
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Re: New theme suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2018, 06:26:46 PM »
1920x1080 for me.

I may consider going 4K later this year or next year depending on how the next generation of CPUs and GPUs perform.

I did a quick search and these themes look pretty cool:

https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=2894

https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=22

https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=499

https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=353
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Re: New theme suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 05:55:43 AM »
1920x1080 on my AWESOME lappy. <3
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Re: New theme suggestions?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2018, 05:48:59 PM »
...how do you people even SEE anything? <.<
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Re: New theme suggestions?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2018, 08:09:57 PM »
Big monitors :P

At least that's what I do. I actually turned the resolution on my work laptop down to 1920x1080 to be able to properly see everything with scaling turned off. If the monitor is small I run lower resolution, for anything higher it's go big or go home. XD
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Re: New theme suggestions?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2018, 03:35:50 PM »
I'm running with a 44 inch monitor, and I have to squint to see some things at the lower than yours res I'm using.

Of course, I AM legally blind...
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Re: New theme suggestions?
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2018, 10:16:07 AM »
I'm still learning more on the webmastery front, but I figured I'd toy with ideas off and on in the process, since trying to learn too much in a few days will likely fry my brain and make me forget everything I was trying to learn.

I'm planning on making the "new" theme (the one that was promised like 6+ yearts ago) a darker theme, to make it less straining on my eyes. How dark is too dark on the background? To explain where I'm coming from, I'm using the SMF default theme, which is very bright, because it automagically updates when the forum gets upgraded to newer versions, so newer features are shown. Not that there are many (or any, really, that are useful)
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Re: New theme suggestions?
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2018, 04:44:18 PM »
How about put it back to the very original theme colors ;)

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Re: New theme suggestions?
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2018, 10:00:07 PM »
I don't think there's a such thing as too dark for a background IMO. As long as the content that sits on the background pops off it and looks good you can go all the way to rgb 0, 0, 0. I know there's a lot of shades of gray being done, but you may also want to consider a dark theme with a color to stand out from them. Our old original colors KOH mentioned worked well for this.
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Re: New theme suggestions?
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2018, 03:18:53 AM »
I know there's a lot of shades of gray being done
Never read them ;p
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Re: New theme suggestions?
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2018, 11:39:38 AM »
I'm planning on actually utilizing mobile capabilities with this new theme I'm going to be working on once I finish the course I'm taking (it covers PHP, MySQL, HTML5, CSS, and some javascript, so there's a lot of stuff to go through). Needless to say, it's either gonna be a lot of work, or it's gonna fall flat on its face. I'd prefer the former ;)
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