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Knuckle Cracker => General => Topic started by: Sorrontis on July 28, 2019, 02:29:16 pm

Title: New Forum Look?
Post by: Sorrontis on July 28, 2019, 02:29:16 pm
Oh, this is nice.

When did you take the time to do this Knu knu?

It feels, up-to-date! Relevant again! Welcome to the 21st century!

It'll take a little time to get used to, but, I approve of this beauty!
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: harrymcb on July 28, 2019, 02:31:03 pm
i agree
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: Karsten75 on July 28, 2019, 02:34:44 pm
Knucracker is evaluating new themes. Please bear with us.
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: Sorrontis on July 28, 2019, 02:36:09 pm
Knucracker is evaluating new themes. Please bear with us.

Oh, no sarcasm. I really really like this theme. I kinda wish the pixelated art in the background was a scene from CW4 though.
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: BilboGCL on July 28, 2019, 02:42:21 pm
Looks way better now, but right now as I reply, I think the editor a) breaks the design but is b) more functional.
I support Sorrontis with the wish, that the pixels should show a cwX or PF scene!

Greetings from The Shire!
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: knucracker on July 28, 2019, 03:24:04 pm
I'll replace the top image here in a day or so.... Just need to get a nice image from CW4.
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: Sorrontis on July 28, 2019, 03:48:31 pm
I'll replace the top image here in a day or so.... Just need to get a nice image from CW4.

Yay! Thanks Knuknu!
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: bluebolt on July 28, 2019, 04:11:50 pm
I have to say I'm really liking the new theme!
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: kwinse on July 29, 2019, 04:45:09 pm
Looks different, looks nice.

With NightBreeze, the "Logged" on every post is unnecessarily prominent right between the timestamp and post content. What site doesn't log your IP these days, and why do I as a normal user without access to the logged IP need to know that for every post anyway? On Curve it's off in a corner where it can be ignored easier.

Also a minor issue, when replying the breadcrumbs [ Knuckle Cracker > Knuckle Cracker > General > Post reply ( Re: New Forum Look? ) ], on Curve the thread title links back to the thread, but on NightBreeze it's just text.
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: Karsten75 on July 29, 2019, 11:01:46 pm
Looks different, looks nice.

With NightBreeze, the "Logged" on every post is unnecessarily prominent right between the timestamp and post content. What site doesn't log your IP these days, and why do I as a normal user without access to the logged IP need to know that for every post anyway? On Curve it's off in a corner where it can be ignored easier.

Also a minor issue, when replying the breadcrumbs [ Knuckle Cracker > Knuckle Cracker > General > Post reply ( Re: New Forum Look? ) ], on Curve the thread title links back to the thread, but on NightBreeze it's just text.

Yea, I also find the location of the IP address significant. My only supposition is that it is there in the hope to make posters more aware that they area being tracked via IP.

The breadcrumbs are going to be annoying.

Unfortunately, I guess we're stuck with this unless someone has a better alternate  responsive Dark Theme. or can convince th eauthor of the theme to make changes. I'd hate top bother knucracker with those, since it'll take away from the game's development.
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: GoodMorning on July 30, 2019, 07:30:27 am
Or find a copy of the files for the Curve theme, and adjust them to a dark theme.

(I just changed it back to Curve, because it seems to involve fewer image-loads.)
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: Karsten75 on July 30, 2019, 09:37:54 am
Or find a copy of the files for the Curve theme, and adjust them to a dark theme.

(I just changed it back to Curve, because it seems to involve fewer image-loads.)

Please understand. If you are offering to do that, great - it will be one alternative theme we can consider installing on the forum. The forum admin/management won't be spending any time engaged in such an exercise. :)

I'd also offer the opinion that if it was that easy, someone would already have done it.

https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: Thimotty on July 30, 2019, 02:49:06 pm
Dark themes with light text are no no no for me. Maybe it's just me but it is tiring my eyes way way faster, just within minutes instead of hours with light themes
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: Karsten75 on July 30, 2019, 07:36:13 pm
Dark themes with light text are no no no for me. Maybe it's just me but it is tiring my eyes way way faster, just within minutes instead of hours with light themes
You can switch back at any time.

Profile -> Look and Layout ->  Current Theme (Right at the top). The previous default was Curve.
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: J on July 31, 2019, 04:31:44 pm
Thanks for also enabling the original forum theme, makes me feel old.
It doesnít properly load the community guild icons, but it seems Iím currently the only one using that theme. Donít fix it just for me.
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: Karsten75 on July 31, 2019, 06:31:19 pm
Thanks for also enabling the original forum theme, makes me feel old.
It doesnít properly load the community guild icons, but it seems Iím currently the only one using that theme. Donít fix it just for me.

J, you're an (old) and valued member of the community. We'll go the extra mile for you.  ;)

Just need to know a few things. If the icons aren't loading, are you entering the forum via HTTP or HTTPS?
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: Karsten75 on July 31, 2019, 07:30:12 pm
J, knucracker had a quick look and we believe the issue has been resolved.

In days of yore (before the theme switch) the default theme was the "Curve" theme. The custom icons was only applied to that theme and to the new dark theme ("Night Breeze").

We believe that you may have switched the the "Core" theme  when you switched back. Knucracker has now copied the custom icons to that theme as well and we trust everything is just fine?
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: J on August 01, 2019, 08:58:12 am
I indeed picked the core theme. The community guild icons load fine now. Thanks for fixing  :)
Title: Re: New Forum Look?
Post by: Chimera++ on August 05, 2019, 05:43:33 pm
The pyramid on the current image is kind of cool. That is the new look of a unit on CP4 right? The blue object on back looks like the model from the latest video.