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Dark Site Skin Now Available

Discussion in 'Site information' started by Amin Sabet, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    As requested, we now have a user-selectable dark skin for the site. You can select it by clicking the "Default Style" link in the bottom left corner of any page and then clicking on "Default Style Dark".
     
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  2. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Excellent...thanks mate.
     
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  3. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

    705
    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros
    Nice one, Amin
     
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  4. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

    388
    Oct 30, 2014
    Thanks! I felt like I was staring into a bulb with the light skin...
     
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  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Wow! I thought I made the light skin lower contrast than most sites on the web. Much less bright than Google or NY Times for example.
     
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  6. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    Graham
    Amin, thanks for this. It makes text a lot easier to read.
     
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  7. DigitalD

    DigitalD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    505
    Jan 10, 2014
    Miami
    David
    I love black. This works nicely :D Thanks!
     
  8. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

    388
    Oct 30, 2014
    You did, but I tend to be on this site with my ipad in a darkened room and that doesn't help. Either way, thanks! :)
     
  9. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    guess?
    photos are best viewed on a neutral grey background IMHO. Something like 85-85-85 ±
    [​IMG]
     
  10. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    517
    Dec 23, 2009
    Westchester, IL
    Bob
    Amin, it would be nice if the "Rating" icons on the right (Like, etc.) were a bit more visible. They virtually disappear on my screens and squinting-hunting is necessary to find them. I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually, but being able to see them without hunting seems beneficial! ;)
     
  11. bassman

    bassman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    680
    Apr 22, 2013
    New Jersey
    Scott
    Thanks! I am now darked.
     
  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    By request, I've added a medium gray style as well.
     
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  13. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    I think my wife would kill me if I said I was going to paint the walls of our house dark grey or black so that our paintings and photos would look better. ;)
     
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  14. gcogger

    gcogger Mu-43 Veteran

    342
    May 25, 2010
    UK
    Graeme
    You did. It's still too bright :D Thanks for the darker themes :)
     
  15. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    I'd still prefer a white option as well. Most sites I read, like news etc, all have white backgrounds. So going from one to the other is far less jarring.
     
  16. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Thanks Amin, it looks nice and I appreciate all the little tweaks you are making to the layout overall.

    The only complaint I have with this dark theme is that Quoted Text doesn't stand out as much; maybe the border could be tweaked a little on the sides and bottom?

    Thanks,
    Barry
     
  17. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Hi Barry, thanks, there is a ton of fine tuning that I'd like to do on both the dark and gray themes. The light one too :). I'll keep at it and appreciate the input!
     
  18. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    guess?
    Perfect! My grey patch just vanished :)
     
  19. edmsnap

    edmsnap Mu-43 Veteran

    430
    Dec 20, 2011
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Mmmmmm... grey. Much better! The grey text isn't paid any favours though. Can you skin the font colours? Personally, I'd love something in a stand-out orange, but others would probably appreciate anything not orange :p

    The dark breaks between posts is a big improvement as well :)
     
  20. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    535
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    The grey one is really nice but I'll stay with the light one. I think it looks perfect with the right amount of brightness. Clean and simple :)

    (We need more emoticons...missing the thumbs up)