Some MR Neatness in The Works

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Josh, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. Josh macrumors 68000

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    I've got a small little project going. I've been tinkering with a local style-override on MR to give the site a little more "zing" as I stare at it all day.

    Here's a quick sneak peak.

    I'll release the final version with instructions on how to use it once it is completed :)
     

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  2. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    Looks nice!

    A nice addition to MacRumors would be a "previously participated topics" link. :eek:
     
  3. neocell macrumors 65816

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    How is that different from the current settings, besides your coloured background (or is it the desktop showing through)?
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    It looks like an OS X theme overlaid in the main area. So the white around the edges becomes the desktop, the grey becomes brushed metal etc

    And subscribed threads (assuming you subscribe to them automatically as you post) can be seen under Quick Links already
     
  5. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    somehow I missed that, thank you.
     
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  7. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    Is that... Windows? I note the lack of Quartz text rendering.
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    How cool would it be if blank space on sites in browsers could be made transparent. :cool:
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Nice.

    This site design is getting kinda boring anyway. Those tab things near the top right side (ie: the ones that say "Mac Rumors, Page 2, Buyer's Guide," etc) are like the ones on Apple's own site, but even that site design is getting a little bit old.
     
  10. Josh thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks!

    I may or may not completey redo the header design for this. I'd really like to, but it depends on how much free time I get at work :p

    Everything else is very much more "Mac-like" than current, and hhopefully I can finish it up in the next couple days.
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I like it because I like the contrast. But I also like this style. It is one of the message boards that I have not grown tired of, is easy on the eyes, and works well when loading on my pocket PC.
     
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  13. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Looks nice :) Can't say much else without seeing the whole thing.
     
  14. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. I'm looking forward to trying it out. :)
     
  15. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i would have no idea how to even start going about doing this. you are a giant nerd.
     
  16. Josh thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ah, I'm only about 5'10 :p

    Here's another preview of the post view (hope the posters don't mind their posts being re-posted lol).
     

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  17. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    very nice, i like it. i'll give it a try when its done. :D
     
  18. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i hope the installation is easy enough for a jackass like me to figure it out, looks cool.
     
  19. netdog macrumors 603

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    What a great thing to do. Make Josh a DemiGod.
     
  20. Josh thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Which browser are you using? I can tell you it's easy as pie on Firefox.

    The style will work in every browser, but I do not know if all browsers are capable of style over-riding on a per-site basis. I'll have to check safari once I get home.
     
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  22. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i use safari at home. IE at work because i can't install anything else.

    hopefully safari ends up being easy too
     
  23. Josh thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately I cannot do much to the header/tabs/etc without being able to edit the template itself, but did as much as I could.

    Here's a front view of the forums. I should have it finished up in a little bit.
     

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  24. 4God macrumors 68020

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    Good job dude, I like the contrast in the header.
     
  25. XNine macrumors 68040

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    That IS pretty spiffy. Nice work. Would we be able to customize your layout for our own needs? Say I want more of a new brush metal look on some things, can I modify it?
     

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