Forum background is too bright

Hustler1337

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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 ;)
 

Huntn

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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?
 
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adam9c1

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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.
 

MacNut

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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?
Xenforo does have options to set color themes.
 

Don't panic

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

Moonjumper

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Jun 20, 2009
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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.
 
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Huntn

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May 5, 2008
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how do you set a different default font size? that is one of my biggest gripes with the new look
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.
 

sunking101

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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.
 

s1m

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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.
 

shinji

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

Cape Dave

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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 ;)
Agree 1000%! Who designs these "updates", someone who has no eyes??? Fix this. My eyes hurt.
 
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AngerDanger

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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:



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



@redheeler might be able to provide something more robust and attractive.
 
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Noidea55

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