Themes!

Started by Jeremy Blackman, February 28, 2022, 08:28:56 AM

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ono

Any desire to incorporate some sort of new Xixax Marquee for the roaring 20s?  New stills, new quotes?

wilder

Any way the bottom-right post buttons on Type-R can be simplified to icons instead of tables with text?


From this:




To this:


Jeremy Blackman

That would make them too small for mobile. And I already received this:

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wilder


Jeremy Blackman

Seems like we should start modifying the themes (Curve and Type-R). I've started by tweaking the overall font size multiplier. I took it from 83% to 120%. This is very easy to change, so let me know if it's too big or still too small!

I think it's brought post body text to a good size, but other things are obviously too big now. Hope to fix that later.
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polkablues

120 feels needlessly huge to me, personally.
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Drenk

Yeah, it used to be too small for me, but 120 is too much. Let's try 95 or 100. (The strange thing is that, even though we're currently 120, the buttons for "Post" and "Preview" are still small; there's an overall issue with proportions.)
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Jeremy Blackman

Changed to 100.

I don't think the buttons are affected by this.
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Drenk

100 seems perfect to me.
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wilder

Was looking at the design of the forum through the years. Can't help but feel that our older designs were a little cleaner, at least on the front page.

I think it's down to the fact that the tables were wider and could accommodate the forum descriptions in single line shots, which also made it easier to take in the forum at a glance.

Is it possible to both widen the tables and shrink the fonts to be more in line with what we've had in the past? The descriptions extending into "new paragraphs" in the more narrow tables we have now might be what's throwing some of us who are finding the new look a little unfamiliar.

2004



2008



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2020



2022 - Type-R



2022 - Curve

Rooty Poots

Quote from: wilder on March 14, 2022, 06:06:18 AMWas looking at the design of the forum through the years. Can't help but feel that our older designs were a little cleaner, at least on the front page.

I think it's down to the fact that the tables were wider and could accommodate the forum descriptions in single line shots, which also made it easier to take in the forum at a glance.

Is it possible to both widen the tables and shrink the fonts to be more in line with what we've had in the past? The descriptions extending into "new paragraphs" in the more narrow tables we have now might be what's throwing some of us who are finding the new look a little unfamiliar.

2004



2008



2012



2020



2022 - Type-R



2022 - Curve


There are significant readability issues with allowing text to get too wide. The general rule of thumb is that a line of body text should be 50-60 characters long.
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wilder

Alright! Clearly no design expert.

Jeremy Blackman

Some updates for Type-R:

@polkablues figured out how to change the topic/forum title size!

@Rooty Poots came up with a solution to align the logo with the rest of the page. Thank you!
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Jeremy Blackman

@HACKANUT has updated the logo with newly-drawn spools.
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