Forum theme

General discussion about anything related to Transcendence.

What style should we use for the forums?

Absolution (current style)
3
16%
ForumUS
0
No votes
Milk
12
63%
Other (please specify in comments; must be phpBB 3.2 compatible)
4
21%
 
Total votes: 19

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Re: Forum theme

Post by Neuromancer » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:11 am

XenForo allows users to select their own theme from a dropdown. Is there no option like that for phpBB? If possible I think the best approach would be installing a few theme options and letting the users choose.

Either way, I would definitely prefer a forum theme that is light on dark rather than dark on light like Absolution is. The Black and Greek linked earlier seemed nice, but maybe not as visually interesting as you're looking for.

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Re: Forum theme

Post by pip » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:19 pm

Anything with a dark background and light text. Please.
Whitespace pages are like staring into a lightbulb. :P

http://indepthdesign.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... x-32x.html
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Re: Forum theme

Post by Ttech » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:57 pm

pip wrote:
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:19 pm
Anything with a dark background and light text. Please.
Whitespace pages are like staring into a lightbulb. :P

http://indepthdesign.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... x-32x.html
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this is sadly not compatible with phpbb 3.2

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Re: Forum theme

Post by Arkheias » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:15 pm

I am in favor of abandoning phpbb altogether and switching to XenForo.
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Re: Forum theme

Post by Ttech » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:19 pm

If we're going with paid forums, I'd be partial to vbulletin.

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Re: Forum theme

Post by relanat » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:13 pm

I occasionally had difficulty reading the old forum style in bright light conditions. Otherwise less padding is good so more info is on a page, read/unread topics need to be visually differentiated and I found the date/time display very helpful because I'm on the other side of the planet.

EDIT: Absolution puts code blocks into a little window inside the post. I greatly, greatly prefer to have it all displayed inside the post as per the previous forum style (even though you end up with big posts sometimes). I find it makes it difficult to read code if you cant see all of it at once. The Ministry and wiki do this code window thing as well which I feel isn't as good as a full display.

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Re: Forum theme

Post by AssumedPseudonym » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:34 am

relanat wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:13 pm
I greatly, greatly prefer to have it all displayed inside the post as per the previous forum style (even though you end up with big posts sometimes). I find it makes it difficult to read code if you cant see all of it at once. The Ministry and wiki do this code window thing as well which I feel isn't as good as a full display.
 I heartily concur with that sentiment.
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Re: Forum theme

Post by Xephyr » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:47 pm

I'll also point out that plenty of old posts used yellow text which contrasted well against the old theme, but is pretty hard to read on this one unless you highlight it.
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Re: Forum theme

Post by Wolfy » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:52 am

Any update on the new theme? This one feels rather painful to look at (for me at least)
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Re: Forum theme

Post by Wolfy » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:18 pm

I messed around with the board settings, so if absolution hurts your eyes, you can at least use the digit theme which.. is kinda broken. :|
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Re: Forum theme

Post by Watch TV, Do Nothing » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:49 pm

While we're discussing the Forum, can we get the Version Archives post unpinned? The "archives" page hasn't had anything on it for years.

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Re: Forum theme

Post by Ttech » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:52 pm

Watch TV, Do Nothing wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:49 pm
While we're discussing the Forum, can we get the Version Archives post unpinned? The "archives" page hasn't had anything on it for years.
Thanks for reminding me! Was going to work with digdug to get them snapshotted and restored onto that archive

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Re: Forum theme

Post by JohnBWatson » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:51 am

Wolfy wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:18 pm
I messed around with the board settings, so if absolution hurts your eyes, you can at least use the digit theme which.. is kinda broken. :|
I like it. The dark blue variant is quite nice, even if it's a bit glitchy.

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Re: Forum theme

Post by Wolfy » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:22 am

Yeah, I feel the same. Much easier on the eyes..
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Re: Forum theme

Post by AssumedPseudonym » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:31 am

 I concur, wholeheartedly.
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