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Author Topic: 1866 partially finished. -enough to make the jump.  (Read 6572 times)

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The Brown forum is back, mostly. After lots of tinkering with many candidates, I finally found a form skin I could bend to my will. It isn't complete, but since I have passed the 50% mark, I felt it was time to make it public.


Some areas are still too dark, but now that I have a handle on the CSS, I should be able to rectify those sooner rather than later.


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It might be worth noting its rather difficult to spot what threads have new posts in them without looking at the date.

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Nice work, miskie.  Agreed that it's a bit dark still but it's great to see the old logo back.

I'd say it's not quite ready to be the default skin though.  Can we stick with SMF for a bit until 1866 is a bit more ready for prime time?

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Are their any alternate skins or anything Miskie? I don't mean to be an ungrateful moaner but white text on dark dark grounds plays havoc with my dyslexia.

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You can change it in Profile > Look and Layout.

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My god, it's like we've been transported back to 1997.

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You can change it in Profile > Look and Layout.

Yes, the old default forum skin is still there, as is the secondary mobile one.

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It might be worth noting its rather difficult to spot what threads have new posts in them without looking at the date.
I use the "New Posts" / "New Replies" link (Top left of the old skin, top right of the new skin) which just lists new stuff since your last visit. (Apart from when it doesn't).

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The palette has been tweaked a bit,  and it more closely resembles the shades of brown and beige from the past.  Most of the text has been converted to dark-on-light, and the forum as a whole is quite a bit brighter. Still not finished, but getting there.

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Ah yes, that's definitely an improvement.  Nice work.

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Yeah that's much much better. I'm sticking with the old theme for the time being, just because bits of the new one are still unfinished, but it's looking like it'll be a good replacement. :)

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yeah, i like this one much better.  light text on a dark background is a bit 1998 internet.

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I like it, great to see the old logo back.
I think we need matching avatars once more.

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I like it, great to see the old logo back.
I think we need matching avatars once more.


Like so? May have to look very closely, its more than just sepia

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I don't know if it's just me, but I find the "new posts" and "no new posts" icons confusingly similar. I propose something like this: