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Ryan
06-19-2010, 10:18 PM
At the bottom left of each page you'll see a dropdown box that says "Default Style." You can now browse through a bunch of different styles to change the appearance of the forums. There are dark, gray, and pastel styles, as well as three custom ones: Black & Gray, Blue & Gold, and Lantom II. It's not identical to Lantom because vB4 has changed the way you can customize colors, but it's a nice light green template and will be similar.

I realize that buttons and text are hard to see/read on a few of them, but keep in mind that these are set up so that they can be easily updated. You could make custom images for each one but that would be... oh god, I don't want to think about how long it would take to customize hundreds of images for each one.

Anyway, maybe you'll find one you like. If you find any glaring problems (spoilers don't work, etc.) please let me know and I'll look into it.

Ryan
06-19-2010, 10:22 PM
I found the first problem! Mod & admin usernames are invisible on the black styles because the names are also black. ;l Oops.

Zach
06-19-2010, 10:24 PM
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Ryan
06-19-2010, 10:27 PM
Wait until you see what the pastel ones do to your UserCP/dots. ;l

Robin Sparkles
06-19-2010, 10:28 PM
I am a huge Lantom fan, but I'm so used to the Default that I kinda like it! Maybe I'll have Lantom at work and Default at home.

Cairn
06-19-2010, 10:36 PM
Wow! You came up with quite a few. Going to check them all out now.

Ryan
06-19-2010, 10:40 PM
Most of them were available through vB. I don't necessarily like a lot of them, but they don't make template changes or include custom graphics, which mean forum upgrades will not break them. Some people may like them (even though a few of them are hideous IMO ;l) so I went ahead and installed them.

I quite like Black & Gray, Blue & Gold, and Lantom, except that Black & Gray makes a lot of the icons too hard to see.

Kari
06-19-2010, 10:42 PM
Awesome! I like blue and gold a lot. Thanks Ryan!

Chalk
06-19-2010, 10:45 PM
I've grown to like the default, but Lantom II is nice too. But, what I like even more is how easy it is to change it.

Wen
06-19-2010, 10:58 PM
Thanks Ryan, it's great. I'll probably stick to the default, but the amount of choices is good

bear
06-20-2010, 02:29 AM
Gracious! You weren't playing around. Choices, choices.

bear
06-20-2010, 02:40 AM
I found the first problem! Mod & admin usernames are invisible on the black styles because the names are also black. ;l Oops.

The reputation text box is black on the gray styles. You can't see the text unless you highlight it.

Ryan
06-20-2010, 03:10 AM
Can you post a screen shot? It's not like that on my end. What browser are you using?

bear
06-20-2010, 03:44 AM
Ryan, it isn't doing it now. I was flipping back and forth between some of the dark options so maybe it was just a hiccup in my browser.

baronette
06-20-2010, 04:10 AM
Ooh, I like the blue and gold, and now pastel pink. My avatar likes the pastel pink more, I think. Very nice, thank you Ryan :)

Loffie
06-20-2010, 04:28 AM
ooOOoos, very nice ^_^

Zomino
06-20-2010, 07:33 AM
Ahhhh Lantom II - so easy on the eyes.
Thanks so much Ryan!

marci
06-20-2010, 07:35 AM
Thanks Ryan!!

I'm noticing one issue when in the rep window, though. If I click out accept or disapprove, the window remains white, but when I click in the comment box, it turns black. It makes it impossible to see what you type. I'm using the gray + blue style right now.

Ryan
06-20-2010, 07:56 AM
Thanks Ryan!!

I'm noticing one issue when in the rep window, though. If I click out accept or disapprove, the window remains white, but when I click in the comment box, it turns black. It makes it impossible to see what you type. I'm using the gray + blue style right now.

Ah ha! So that's where the window turns black. I'll look into it tomorrow.

bear
06-20-2010, 02:29 PM
Ah ha! So that's where the window turns black. I'll look into it tomorrow.

I was just coming back to say it is still happening for me. It doesn't occur until you click into the text box. It is doing the same thing for new thread titles and reply titles.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4716668323_e04db8a735.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bear__/4716668323/)

It is happening on Firefox and Chrome.

marci
06-20-2010, 06:48 PM
Yep, sorry I forgot to mention. I'm using Firefox as well.

Churumbela
06-20-2010, 08:58 PM
Ooooh, black and gray is pretty sexy.

Owen
06-20-2010, 10:05 PM
I am away from my computer, so I can't decide betweem the two, but Lantom II and Blue & Gold look great on my droid! :)

Ryan
06-21-2010, 05:10 AM
Okay, the black boxes on the Gray styles should all be fixed now! Clear your browser history or do a hard refresh (Ctrl+F5) to load the changes. If you find any other issues, let me know.

JHV
06-21-2010, 09:30 AM
Hmm, I really like the Black & Gray, but I was just getting used to the default. Decisions, decisions...

It's great to have some cool new options to choose from, thanks for setting them up Ryan.

ebby
06-29-2010, 03:21 PM
I still like the default and the new Lantom ones, so that's what I've been using. :)