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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:16 pm    Post subject: [TIP] - Darker forum Reply with quote

Hello,

I have been suffering from some time the shinny look of the forum. And I can't really stand white-ish styles, because they hurt my eyes. So, I have tweaked a css sheet with darker colors. You can use it with the stylish firefox extension.

To get the extension, go here:
https://addons.mozilla.org/es-ES/firefox/addon/2108

To get the custom sheet, go here (updated on April, 29th):
http://userstyles.org/styles/6707

And here, you can see the results:
http://jesgue.homelinux.org/other-files/dark-gentoo-1.png
http://jesgue.homelinux.org/other-files/dark-gentoo-2.png
http://jesgue.homelinux.org/other-files/dark-gentoo-3.png
http://jesgue.homelinux.org/other-files/dark-gentoo-4.png

EDITED: The css sheet is so big that userstyles.org will not allow me to host it. So, whomever wants to install this style, must open the css from here:

http://jesgue.homelinux.org/other-files/dark-gentoo-forums.css

And paste it directly into stylish.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:47 pm    Post subject: Re: [TIP] - Darker forum Reply with quote

i92guboj wrote:
I hope this is useful for someone else.

It is for me! Thanks, I love it. Perfect for those of us who use the forums late at night....
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot, it's almost perfect for me too, colors are well chosen, the only problem came with the png background and firefox when scrolling. it was really slow, I removed the png background, and it's working correctly now.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

truc wrote:
Thanks a lot, it's almost perfect for me too, colors are well chosen, the only problem came with the png background and firefox when scrolling. it was really slow, I removed the png background, and it's working correctly now.

:)


Thanks for the kind words.

It's true. though, that there's a problem when scrolling. I think I will just drop the background png, unless I can come with a better solution. Can any CSS gurú around suggest something?

:D

EDIT: There's another easy workaround, comment or remove this line:

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        background-attachment: fixed ! important;

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, the background didn't really slow anything down for me... and I'm not a css expert by any means, but all the examples I could find with a quick google search seemed to use images to fade colors.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i92guboj wrote:
EDIT: There's another easy workaround, comment or remove this line:

Code:

        background-attachment: fixed ! important;

wow, thanks again :)

EDIT: an other change I made:
Code:

A:link, a, a.ab, .q {
        color: #e5e5e5 ! important;
        /* text-decoration: none ! important; */
    }

it was quite hard to catch the links otherwise...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the feedback. there are still some quirks that need polishing. But I have fixed some little things. I also have added preliminar support for bugs.gentoo.org to the sheet :)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Good Work i92.

That Tango-ish style in the preview images (in the 1st post) is here

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ekz wrote:
Nice! Good Work i92.

That Tango-ish style in the preview images (in the 1st post) is here

Cheers!


The original buttons produce a very ugly effect around their borders when using with my dark css stuff, so, using your css for tango buttons seemed like the ideal complement for my sheet. Very nice icons indeed.

I only miss a substitute for the button to publish a response, so, it would be nice if you could include that in your style.

Thanks for the nice job :)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i92guboj wrote:

I only miss a substitute for the button to publish a response, so, it would be nice if you could include that in your style.


If needed, but there are many languages in this forum :P
in a few days i start to work in those pixmaps :wink:

i92guboj wrote:

Thanks for the nice job :)


Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too bad the adminstrators or whoever is in charge, would offer us more themes :(
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, i92guboj !

this is really balm to the eyes :)
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kernelOfTruth wrote:
thanks, i92guboj !

this is really balm to the eyes :)


Thanks everyone for the support.

Remember also that this theme will not look that well without the ekz's tango icon theme, because the original phpbb buttons look really bad over any non white-ish background. Remember to update that from time to time as well. He already added the icon to publish an answer, which looks so cool :)
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks really nice, thanks :D
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just updated it.

Now, it features a dark Gentoo logo on the top, by ekz. Thanks to him. :wink:

The link in the first post.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should replace the dark in quotes etc. Its a little harsh. Maybe a skyblue or cornflower blue?
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eckos wrote:
You should replace the dark in quotes etc. Its a little harsh. Maybe a skyblue or cornflower blue?


That's a very subjective thing, though I agree that the current colors for quotes/codes are not particularly nice, nor easy on the eye.

Since the contents of those pieces (particularly, the code tags) is usually very important, and can be long and tedious to read, I vote for a scheme with some degree of contrast. Cornflowerblue over the current magenta-ish colors of the posts will certainly cause more than one tear, at least, on my eyes.

However, I still want to change the code/quote colors, so I accept suggestions on color pairs (background/text) for these.

Maybe the ones I use for the post box? Those would be #aaaa88 (soft yellow-ish white) for text and #333333 (dark grey) for the background.

EDIT: I changed the quote colors, I still accept suggestions. Though it seems to me that is consisten with the rest of the theme. I also modified some other details. The main forums page should look clearer. I also changed the lightest of the magentas, now it's a bit darker and it seems better. Minor corrections, but they improve the look a bit on my opinion.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What bout white?

And the forum topic with highlight I have to disagree its makes it pop out like a sore eye
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eckos wrote:
What bout white?

And the forum topic with highlight I have to disagree its makes it pop out like a sore eye


Well, it's not about cosmetics. My -almost only- motivation to do this is health. For job related reasons, I spend plenty of hours in front of my monitors, and I try to reduce the amount of light that my eyes receive every day. They really hurt some times. So, for me, everything involving big squares filled with light colors is out of the equation. I just can't stand shinny stuff, and as I said, it's not about being nicer or uglier. I don't care so much about the look as far as I can see everything with a sane structure.

Everyone is free to modify the theme to his/her likings of course. You can edit if by right clicking into the stylish icon (bottom right corner on firefox), and choosing the first option to administrate your styles, the double click the Dark Gentoo Forums one and search for the "code" and "quote" sections, you can change the colors there.

You can fork the style as well and create a new one based on this if you want, with lighter colors.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow! just updated to the latest version, You're doing a good work, really :) ( and I like this clicky link to load directly the style in stylish :) )


btw, I use a modified xfce-dusk theme for the very same reasons, it's dark!

A addtionnal link you might be interested in.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting, using it right now.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now have "happy eyes" :D
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done ! This tips is really great.

I have changed somes colors to make difference between "code" and "quotes". :P

I would have some request : when color used in some post is red, it would be difficult to read the text (example here : KDE4 Overlay (Part 6)).
I think tou should update your theme to change this (cause I think everyone would be interested in).

Enjoy !

PS : Yups ! In listboxes (color and size), text is in green with white background ... It is also quite unreadable for me (but maybe you don't use these).
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yoyo wrote:
Well done ! This tips is really great.

I have changed somes colors to make difference between "code" and "quotes". :P

I would have some request : when color used in some post is red, it would be difficult to read the text (example here : KDE4 Overlay (Part 6)).
I think tou should update your theme to change this (cause I think everyone would be interested in).

Enjoy !

PS : Yups ! In listboxes (color and size), text is in green with white background ... It is also quite unreadable for me (but maybe you don't use these).


I agree. I will edit this stuff when I can. If you have modified the CSS to do that things, feel free to post it here and I will add it to the theme.

Thanks a lot for the comments :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks alot for this man, this is muuch easier on the eyes (I work a night shift so anything bright bothers me). And this is a great help :)
Kudos!
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