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Important! Vote about wiki layout changes.
What kind of color scheme should we use on the wiki?
chrisdvanne_Date: Saturday, 12 May 2012, 00:40 | Message # 16
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I think it's a great idea to have the layout switcher.

Tbh i think i will need time some time to get used to that bright layout, even if i advocate the change myself; i suggest people give their impression in the following days in order to improve the design if necessary.

Also we need to make a news to annouce the change of layout (and the layout switcher buttons) because not all casual visitors read in detail all forum threads.

EDIT : i used to color in orange the words or sentences i wanted to highlight, particularly in the quote block; but the orange color doesn't offer a good contrast now that the quote block is grey; that's not a criticism of the new layout, just a remark.



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Fox012Date: Saturday, 12 May 2012, 12:03 | Message # 17
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Ok who Switched the light on here come out and receive your punishment biggrin

where is the dark layout? cry


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FermiDate: Saturday, 12 May 2012, 12:28 | Message # 18
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where is the dark layout?

No problem we have a switch on the left widget.

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FermiDate: Saturday, 12 May 2012, 12:37 | Message # 19
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Awesome! I love the new bright layout!!!


Here are some color codes changes for the iSearch page
background
Code

#06080b-->#e4e7ed
#0a1119-->#dad8d6
#111A24-->#a0acbc
#1F2D3F-->#CBCED6
#2D343A-->#CBCED6


color
Code
#FFFFFF-->#032764
#7c7c7c-->#000000
#E4FAFD-->#032764


and the menu and banner too. The problem with the banner is that I do not want visible borders so I'm using a very wide banner so that only visitors with really high resolution monitors will see a border, which might not be an optimal solution.


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Fox012Date: Saturday, 12 May 2012, 13:16 | Message # 20
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where is the dark layout?

No problem we have a switch on the left widget.



well now it's dark but i can't see the text anymore clearing cache did not help at all sad


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TraKenDate: Saturday, 12 May 2012, 13:41 | Message # 21
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Nice work! It's nice to have a bright layout. Maybe it's just me, but light text on a dark layouts tend to hurt my eyes after a while.
 
FermiDate: Saturday, 12 May 2012, 14:19 | Message # 22
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where is the dark layout?

No problem we have a switch on the left widget.



well now it's dark but i can't see the text anymore clearing cache did not help at all sad


You are right, there is a bug with the switcher and I'm working on fixing it.


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ThierryDate: Saturday, 12 May 2012, 15:06 | Message # 23
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Nice work! It's nice to have a bright layout. Maybe it's just me, but light text on a dark layouts tend to hurt my eyes after a while.


It is perfect to have the choice between the dark and the bright layouts ! Thanks for the work ! smile


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chrisdvanne_Date: Saturday, 12 May 2012, 16:03 | Message # 24
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Here are some color codes changes for the iSearch page

I see no changes. iSearch is a cool feature, it could use a colored background instead of a black one.

When you come back to the gallery without clearing your cache, the albums you viewed previously are highlited in light brown color, which offers a low contrast with the grey background (see screencap).



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FermiDate: Saturday, 12 May 2012, 17:41 | Message # 25
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I see no changes. iSearch is a cool feature, it could use a colored background instead of a black one.


Only Charley_dixon can make the changes, I suggest that he use the same bright colors that is now used in the default layout for the gallery, but maybe super-pink will work fine too.


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The1RussterDate: Sunday, 13 May 2012, 19:48 | Message # 26
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I like the bright theme layout. Like a Caribbean beach with bright beige/white sands and tropical blue waters.

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Charley_DixonDate: Monday, 14 May 2012, 01:04 | Message # 27
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I see no changes. iSearch is a cool feature, it could use a colored background instead of a black one.

Sorry, I was out this weekend. I'll try to change iSearch layout in a few days.


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Charley_DixonDate: Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 01:42 | Message # 28
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The problem with the banner is that I do not want visible borders so I'm using a very wide banner so that only visitors with really high resolution monitors will see a border, which might not be an optimal solution.

I did not get the borders part. Why couldn't you make a gradient on the left and right sides of the banner like in the black layout? That would solve 3 problems:
1) extremely hi-res monitors;
2) contrast for login/username (mentioned by chrisdvanne in the first post on this page);
3) iSearch (I use different header and I would already switched iSearch to bright layout if I had a reasonable-width banner).


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FermiDate: Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 16:44 | Message # 29
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The problem with the banner is that I do not want visible borders so I'm using a very wide banner so that only visitors with really high resolution monitors will see a border, which might not be an optimal solution.

I did not get the borders part. Why couldn't you make a gradient on the left and right sides of the banner like in the black layout? That would solve 3 problems:
1) extremely hi-res monitors;
2) contrast for login/username (mentioned by chrisdvanne in the first post on this page);
3) iSearch (I use different header and I would already switched iSearch to bright layout if I had a reasonable-width banner).


OK I adjusted the banner


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Charley_DixonDate: Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 00:21 | Message # 30
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OK I adjusted the banner

Awesome! Thanks. I changed iSearch layout, but currently it is not possible to switch back to the dark layout. I'll try to implement that tomorrow.


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