Forum theme

General discussion about anything related to Transcendence.

What style should we use for the forums?

Absolution (current style)
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Other (please specify in comments; must be phpBB 3.2 compatible)
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Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:34 am

Is it possible to change the color of hyperlink text?

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Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:40 am

Seconded on that one. We could use a little more contrast for headers (eg the thread title that pops up above the editor when you make a reply is too dark), URLS and the post-count thing on user profiles. I think the regular text is fine though...and in general I rather like this theme already.

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Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:15 pm

I like the new theme so far.

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Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:15 pm

I made some minor changes to the theme:

* I changed the accent color so that links are brighter.
* I made the section headers small (they use the same accent color, so they were too bright)
* I moved the avatar block to the left of a post instead of the right (I think it is easier to see who posted).

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Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:57 am

0xABCDEF wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:10 am
Not sure if the dark-text-on-slightly-darker-background is intentional but it can be difficult to read.
I agree. ATM it is too hard to read. The text in a post needs to be brighter IMO.

EDIT: Also the scroll bars are hard to see as are the filenames of attached files.

Actually while in the "Edit" screen the text is white (or brighter anyway) and very easy to read!

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