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Title: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Ehelldame on October 16, 2012, 09:17:34 AM
I have added the new theme called "Tepid" to the forum. It is warm and more inviting than the original theme, imo.    It is currently listed as an option you can choose via your profile>look and layout BUT next week, barring any problems, it goes live as the default theme for the forum.   You will still have the choice to revert back to the original cold, sterile, blue (can you tell I don't like it?) theme via your profile. 

So, tell me how the top banner area looks.   Is the ad banner being squished or cut off?  Or is the entire header looking funky? 
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Perfect Circle on October 16, 2012, 09:24:19 AM
The top banner is fine, the ad banner is squished to the right hand side, but I can't read either version of Tepid at all due to my colour blindness, so I will not be able to use it.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Scuba_Dog on October 16, 2012, 09:26:44 AM
I really like it.

(The Banner isn't centered, it's on the right with a big ad in the same area on the right.)

Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Ehelldame on October 16, 2012, 10:08:43 AM
I really like it.

(The Banner isn't centered, it's on the right with a big ad in the same area on the right.)

What are you defining as "The Banner"?   The Ehell Forum logo with fall leaves should be on the top left of the header.  Within a tan rectangle on the right side is the "welcome, you have unread posts, replies, etc" and beneath that, still within the tan rectangle, is an advertisement.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Scuba_Dog on October 16, 2012, 10:11:14 AM
I really like it.

(The Banner isn't centered, it's on the right with a big ad in the same area on the right.)

What are you defining as "The Banner"?   The Ehell Forum logo with fall leaves should be on the top left of the header.  Within a tan rectangle on the right side is the "welcome, you have unread posts, replies, etc" and beneath that, still within the tan rectangle, is an advertisement.

That's what it looks like.  : )
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: rashea on October 16, 2012, 10:12:58 AM
Is it possible to move the "unread posts" back to under the Logo with the leaves? I know I'll get used to the move, but it feels weird right now.

I'm not a huge fan of the orange, but that's just me. On the other hand, I'll be able to tell it apart from another forum I'm on now.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Ehelldame on October 16, 2012, 10:20:05 AM
Is it possible to move the "unread posts" back to under the Logo with the leaves? I know I'll get used to the move, but it feels weird right now.


Sorry, I cannot change that.  It's part of the theme design.
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I'm not a huge fan of the orange, but that's just me. On the other hand, I'll be able to tell it apart from another forum I'm on now.

There are two color variations of the theme, bright and grey.  I disabled the choice to choose "bright" so you should see a grey background with shades of light tan, a caramel color, an antique white, a dijon mustard yellow...no orange that I can see.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: violinp on October 16, 2012, 10:23:07 AM
I really like the colors! The positioning of everything is a little weird, but I'll get used to it in time.  :)
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Yvaine on October 16, 2012, 10:25:21 AM
Is it possible to move the "unread posts" back to under the Logo with the leaves? I know I'll get used to the move, but it feels weird right now.


Sorry, I cannot change that.  It's part of the theme design.
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I'm not a huge fan of the orange, but that's just me. On the other hand, I'll be able to tell it apart from another forum I'm on now.

There are two color variations of the theme, bright and grey.  I disabled the choice to choose "bright" so you should see a grey background with shades of light tan, a caramel color, an antique white, a dijon mustard yellow...no orange that I can see.

That explains it!  ;D I'd been testing them both and was trying out the Bright, and wondered why it suddenly turned grey when I went to a new thread!
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: AngelicGamer on October 16, 2012, 11:49:22 AM
I like it.  It's less bright than the blue one (default theme) and feels warmer.  :)

Thanks Dame!
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Jones on October 16, 2012, 12:00:36 PM
It will take some getting used to, but it seems to work all right. Just a different format; took me a few to find the "Unread posts" option :) It does look nice though.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: JenJay on October 16, 2012, 12:13:12 PM
Everything is working correctly for me. I'm one of those "This is new. I don't like it." people so I'm going to use it for a few days before I decide to keep it or go back to the blue.  :)
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Moray on October 16, 2012, 12:20:48 PM
It's working fine for me, but it's really hard on my eyes. I love the colors themselves, I love how "warm" it looks, but it all conspires to give me a headache. :(
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: thedudeabides on October 16, 2012, 12:39:26 PM
Can't read any of the subforum headings due to a lack of contrast between the font color and the background color.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: prairie_dances on October 16, 2012, 01:34:39 PM
I like it! Love the Autumn theme and colors.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: nayberry on October 16, 2012, 02:20:28 PM
only me who can't find it then huh?

i go to profile but i only have summary, account settings and forum profile as options.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: rashea on October 16, 2012, 02:31:32 PM
only me who can't find it then huh?

i go to profile but i only have summary, account settings and forum profile as options.

Try going to account settings, and then hold your mouse over "modify profile" and then "look and layout".
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Jones on October 16, 2012, 02:36:42 PM
It took me quite a while to find it too, it's where Rashea describes.  ;)
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Mikayla on October 16, 2012, 03:08:22 PM
It took me quite a while to find it too, it's where Rashea describes.  ;)

That's weird.  Mine was already set this way when I logged in.  And I love it.

I do agree with a comment upthread that once you get away from the home page, the gray areas at the top and bottom don't have enough contrast between font color and background color.  It's not bothering me personally because I'm on a 24' monitor, but I'd think it could be tricky for those going mobile.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: nayberry on October 16, 2012, 03:24:08 PM
only me who can't find it then huh?

i go to profile but i only have summary, account settings and forum profile as options.

Try going to account settings, and then hold your mouse over "modify profile" and then "look and layout".

thank you  ;D 

the theme is pretty but i think i might stick with the blue myself,
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: #borecore on October 16, 2012, 03:26:32 PM
Any feedback on the look on an Android phone? I'm not going to mess with my settings until forced or told it works well. I pretty much only use the site on my phone.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: NotTheNarcissist on October 16, 2012, 03:38:04 PM
I made the switch. Looks good. I am using strictly mobile and iPad so any quirks with those I will let you know.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: wheeitsme on October 16, 2012, 03:42:35 PM
Can't read any of the subforum headings due to a lack of contrast between the font color and the background color.

This.  Other than that, it looks fine.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: NotTheNarcissist on October 16, 2012, 03:54:56 PM
OK a couple things.

1) The header is different on the iPhone, can't speak for android or BB. Here's a pic from iphone:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j44/tejas_ruthie/photo.jpg
Note that if viewed on pc there is no advertisement; if viewed on mobile phone there is.

2) The collapse/expand toggle at the top of each forum grouping is hard to see; not sure how much that's really used...

3) I think I'd make the text located in the control panel at the top darker... it's currently gray on gray.

Personally I love the location of the unread posts and unread replies because from a mobile phone it's conveniently located!
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Fleur on October 16, 2012, 04:44:57 PM

I love it, it looks much clearer and prettier than the old theme!
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Zilla on October 16, 2012, 05:03:49 PM
On my regular desktop the Ehell Banner is on the left and there is a huge empty space and then my information.  If you wanted it to be centered it isn't, it's all the way to the left.  The red font is a little jarring.  But everything else is indeed warm.
Oh and what are the red circular designs next to each folder?  A curled up lobed leaf?
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: EMuir on October 16, 2012, 05:32:00 PM
It's a lot warmer and more welcoming.  It threw me for a sec to see Unread Posts up by my name, but I adapted quickly. :)
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: SamiHami on October 16, 2012, 05:49:21 PM
I like it. It has a warmer feel to it.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: buvezdevin on October 16, 2012, 06:38:07 PM
I liked the old format, and was a bit concerned that the new format would be the "bright" orange that the site briefly defaulted to at some point recently - so was happily surprised that I like the new theme/format. I really, really like it!

Thank you!
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: kherbert05 on October 16, 2012, 07:01:14 PM
This is probably because of my dyslexia but the background hurts my eyes - it looks like a TV that is getting some snow mixed in with the broadcast. My eyes keep being pulled from the text and trying to make words out of the pattern in the texture of the background. (I have this problem on any page with a textured background.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: #borecore on October 16, 2012, 07:15:53 PM
Looking at the screenshot, I loathe red text.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: furrcats on October 16, 2012, 08:44:36 PM
Can we chose the lighter one?
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Zilla on October 16, 2012, 09:15:29 PM
Just chiming in again that on the netbook, the banner is now center and there isn't a big gaping spot like on the desktop.  It looks more aligned on the smaller screen.


Forgot to add that the menu along the top, Home, Ehell Blog etc.  The color of the font blends with the background so it's hard to see it at all.  I actually missed it on the desktop and noticed it on the netbook some lettering and realized it was the menu.  The color should be a little darker against the background.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: jedikaiti on October 16, 2012, 09:35:59 PM
The text in the upper & lower dark orange bar (where it says things like "post reply" or "Topic Summary" is very very hard for me to read. I'll probably stick with the blue default, as the navigation text is easier to read, and I'm just not into orange-y colors anyway.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: sourwolf on October 16, 2012, 10:00:37 PM
I actually liked the other orange one (from a couple of weeks ago) a lot better, but as long as changing to the blue one is an option I'm fine with it. 
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: wendelenn on October 17, 2012, 12:07:31 AM
Quite honestly, I don't like it, I prefer the blue, more soothing. This is too bright but with not enough contrast.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: MariaE on October 17, 2012, 01:57:40 AM
Quite honestly, I don't like it, I prefer the blue, more soothing. This is too bright but with not enough contrast.

I agree. I've been clicking around for a bit, and everything seems to work as it should, but I'm not a big fan of the colour scheme. I prefer the blue.

The same went for the old forum though - there was an orange/brown theme there as well, and I immediately changed that to either the green or the blue - I just prefer those soothing colours.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Amalthea on October 17, 2012, 02:37:13 AM
Is the bright vs. gray an either/or thing, or would it be possible to have both options?  I actually prefer the bright one.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Snooks on October 17, 2012, 05:00:40 AM
Can't read any of the subforum headings due to a lack of contrast between the font color and the background color.

This.  Other than that, it looks fine.

I found the same thing.  Also the top heading (Home, Ehell Blog...) as grey on grey is quite difficult to read.

I'm not keen on the icons on the left hand side, I find them quite jarring and intrusive but equally they're not going to cause me to break down weeping every time I come to the site.

Alignment of everything seems fine (I'm on Windows 7 using FF 16.0.1), there's quite a lot of dead space under "Hello Snooks Unread Posts Unread Replies", do admin maybe have other tools that sit in that box which is causing the extra space?
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Syfygeek on October 17, 2012, 07:08:15 AM
The text in the upper & lower dark orange bar (where it says things like "post reply" or "Topic Summary" is very very hard for me to read. I'll probably stick with the blue default, as the navigation text is easier to read, and I'm just not into orange-y colors anyway.

Same for me. I found myself squinting to see the words.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Momiitz on October 17, 2012, 07:09:20 AM
I have used the new theme on both my desktop (macbook with snow leopard) and my iPhone.  The layout looks fine.  Nothing is out of place or squished or cut off.  I'm not too attached to either theme.  I like them both.  I will most likely use the new theme because I do like the change in color.

Will the colors change with the season? I noticed this theme has the fall leaves.  That would be nice.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: lowspark on October 17, 2012, 07:31:51 AM
I do a lot of ehelling at work where people can see my monitor and the blue colors look a lot like everything else on my computer so the screen doesn't stand out. I think the orange is pretty but the blue works better for my purposes.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Ehelldame on October 17, 2012, 05:00:43 PM
Well, I had to disable the theme for the time being because we discovered a significant problem for a few people.

The old theme that was a tan colored but allowed people to choose different colors had to be scrapped when its creator did not keep the theme updated to more current versions of the forum software.   We discovered this when the forum software was updated and the then outdated theme crashed the forum big time.    But I recently noticed that he has advertised for someone else to take over the theme and update it and it appears someone has taken him up on his offer.  So maybe we can get our old theme back.

If I stick with this latest theme,I'll make sure to get some colors changed so that the contrast is enough to see the words clearer. 

Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: AngelicGamer on October 17, 2012, 05:43:41 PM
Dame, thank you for keeping us updated with what is happening.  I do hope that we can get our old theme back - I will confess I love it the mostest - but the newest and the blue have been great compromises.  Thank you for all that you do as it must be a lot between two forums and a blog.
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: sparksals on October 17, 2012, 06:33:00 PM
Now I know I wasn't going crazy!  I couldn't find the themes! 
Title: Re: New Theme Installed- Check it out and tell me how it looks for you
Post by: Morrigan on October 17, 2012, 08:35:21 PM
Thanks for updating!  I loved the 'new' theme, so I was sad to see the blue back.  Although, my favorite was the green theme from a ways back.