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I recently did some major changes to the look and layout of the forum:

-Added new logo
-Added new background image
-Changed new post/no new post icons - Changed back to normal
-Changed menue colors to grey - Changed to black
-Changed sub-menue colors to black - Changed to light blue
-Changed message box colors to black - Changed back to white
-Changed general text to white - Changed back to black
-Changed link colors to light blue - Changed back to blue
What do you think of these changes?
Would you like anything different or changed back?


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Whoa, this is awesome! I was all O_O when I saw all the changes! XD XDD



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Holy....
This is truly awesome Stingray !
Congrats ! =D

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Oh wow, Stingray... I'm impressed! Did you make the images yourself?

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Yep! Both the logo and the background image. Lots of hard work with Paint.NET. biggrin



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Very impressive! I like it very much! smile



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Amazing! Definitely keep it like this!! eyepopping.gif



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This is truly impressive, but I have just one problem with it...

Some of the original message text is still black mixed with the new white text, creating gaps in the paragraphs. I think changing back to the older message look should fix this (because I know searching all the messages here for gaps to fix them would be murder!), also the inverted colours sort of hurt my eyes.



-- Edited by Commander31 on Saturday 3rd of July 2010 01:21:24 AM



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Well Stingray, you did a fantastic job! However I agree with the points raised by Commander31. The inverted colors are a bit much, and I too have spotted gaps in some of the messages here.

Otherwise, everything else looks fine. wink


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Done. I have restored the message areas to the original look, plus changed the icons back.

Is it okay now?


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Very nice, but it looks a bit strange having the black menue bars compared to the lighter message areas.

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I just changed the colors of the background image. Did that help?

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Wow! Looking much better, mate. Good work!

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Perfect. The comparison of the black menues with the lighter message areas is better now that you changed the colors in the background image.

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To be honest with you, Stingray, it's a little different than before, but I don't see much change in the forum's look. blankstare.gif

-- Edited by DSS on Saturday 3rd of July 2010 09:32:19 PM

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DSS wrote:

To be honest with you, Stingray, it's a little different than before, but I don't see much change in the forum's look. blankstare.gif


 

Say what?! LOTS of stuff changed!! O_O



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I think he meant the forum's original style. Yes, that I can't ever change, but I did add the logo, background image, and changed colors around to fit the forum's mood better.

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Looking great, Stingray. Me likey! lol



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NEW LOOK!!

For a while now I've been thinking of some changes but I couldn't put my finger on what I wanted changed exactly. Then Stephane sent me a picture of his version of the logo as a proposal to make it easier on the eyes. I liked it, so it has been added (with a few of my own touch-ups). I also played with the original background to make it fit the mood of the logo... I'm very happy with the results.

What do you all think?


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Sweeeet! You both did a nice job. But is it possible to switch to different skins like on other forums? Just curious.

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Awesome!!! The old dark pages made my eyes sore... This is a lot better. You'll have to get more feedback though, as others may prefer the old style pages.

I'm honored that what merely started as a suggestion has now become the site's header... Thanks, Stingray.

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-airfoil- wrote:

Sweeeet! You both did a nice job. But is it possible to switch to different skins like on other forums? Just curious.


 


I never checked! I will go find out if that's possible.
Stargazer2006 wrote:

Awesome!!! The old dark pages made my eyes sore... This is a lot better. You'll have to get more feedback though, as others may prefer the old style pages.

I'm honored that what merely started as a suggestion has now become the site's header... Thanks, Stingray.


Thanks for the feedback! It was a great suggestion, and I'm happy to have it up. wink


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Stingray wrote:
-airfoil- wrote:

Sweeeet! You both did a nice job. But is it possible to switch to different skins like on other forums? Just curious.



I never checked! I will go find out if that's possible.

 

Unfortunately its not. Sorry! no



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I like it! smile



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Not bad, it s nice to see some changes once in a while.

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Impressive! Somehow it looks more professional with lighter colors.

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Stingray wrote:

NEW LOOK!!

For a while now I've been thinking of some changes but I couldn't put my finger on what I wanted changed exactly. Then Stephane sent me a picture of his version of the logo as a proposal to make it easier on the eyes. I liked it, so it has been added (with a few of my own touch-ups). I also played with the original background to make it fit the mood of the logo... I'm very happy with the results.
What do you all think?

 

Sorry for digging this up but can we have one of these themes back? They're great!!!!!



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