Forum background is too bright

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  1. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000

    Hustler1337

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    Just visited MacRumors today and was surprised to find a redesigned forum. Whilst for the most part I welcome the refresh (the old forums looked kinda dated), the current design us not so easy on the eyes when reading through the forums - the background colour is too bright.

    Instead of white, maybe you could tone it down to a colour which makes the text, buttons and icons stand out more whilst making it less 'dazzling' on the eyes?

    Hoping this is not just me. :|

    Thanks ;)
     
  2. Cheese&Apple macrumors 68000

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  3. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    A night mode would be cool. I would like that. i had o do a double take to make sure i clicked the right thing when i saw the forum...
     
  4. Porco macrumors 68030

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    I can't stand light text on dark backgrounds, so I'd prefer this to that, but the white is very stark.
     
  5. Huntn, Jun 1, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2015

    Huntn macrumors G5

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    I have no issue with the white as it currently exists, but to accommodate different preferences, I wonder could this new forum software allow the user to set page color or theme options other than text size, color and font?
     
  6. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    Is it possible to customize per user?

    I think a little darker / light gray would work good.

    I can tell that this new display is taxing on my video card on this Lenovo T430.
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Xenforo does have options to set color themes.
     
  8. Huntn macrumors G5

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    User or administrators? If users, this most likely would solve the issue of the too white pages for some users
     
  9. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    It does seem bright. I think a nice light grey background would be a nice compromise.
     
  10. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Users can picks themes.
     
  11. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I've browsed around settings, but don't see that option. Could you point me at it? Thanks.
     
  12. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    how do you set a different default font size? that is one of my biggest gripes with the new look
     
  13. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I'd be interested in this too.
     
  14. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I imagine it has to be added in.
     
  15. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    Many forums seem to be changing to this overly bright background. The only one of those I still use regularly offers an alternative skin (vB 3.x - fluid) that allows me to continue using without eyestrain.
     
  16. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Oh, I was thinking of altering font size, not a default different size. I think Firefox has some preferences that set default web page font sizes, but I've not played with that. On the iPad, I am unaware of any Safari settings to change default font size.
     
  17. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, it's too bright. I used to spend a long time here (probably too long:rolleyes:) but now I have to slope off after 5-10 mins because my eyes are fatigued.
     
  18. s1m macrumors 6502

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    This new theme makes it easier for Astronauts on the ISS to view your posts as it is so bright you can probably see it from space.
     
  19. shinji macrumors 65816

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    I'm also interested in a darker theme. This is just uncomfortable to read for any length of time.
     
  20. arn macrumors god

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    We're playing around with it.

    arn
     
  21. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    Agree 1000%! Who designs these "updates", someone who has no eyes??? Fix this. My eyes hurt.
     
  22. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    Another vote for the option for a dark theme. As someone else also mentioned I can't stay on here as long as I used to and forget about lying in bed with the lights off or low.
     
  23. AngerDanger, Jun 1, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2015

    AngerDanger macrumors 68030

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    If you add this to your user stylesheet:
    Code:
    .mainContainer_noSidebar *, body.SelectQuotable {
        background: #333 !important;
        color: #ccc !important;
    }
    MacRumors will look a bit like this in some areas:

    [​IMG]

    And if you add:
    Code:
    .mainContainer_noSidebar *, body.SelectQuotable {
        background: #e9e9e9 !important;
    }
    You'll get something like this:

    [​IMG]

    @redheeler might be able to provide something more robust and attractive.
     
  24. redheeler macrumors 603

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    In the future perhaps, although for now it is a work in progress :)

    I do hope that my screenshot in the other thread will provide some inspiration for an official MR dark theme.
     
  25. Noidea55 macrumors newbie

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    Ah the Forum background is merely following the grand tradition set by Apple Photos...must be a trend?
     

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