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Possible new JC look

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Kadue, Jul 21, 2002.

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  1. Kadue

    Kadue Jedi Knight star 5

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    As you should have noticed, Communications has suddenly gotten a lot brighter. After a couple of weeks discussing possible new colours for the boards, this is the one that has come out of the cooking pot at the moment. It harkens back to some of the older looks that we've had.

    Now, since everyone here will have to look at this every day, we're putting it up here as a preview for a week, to get comments and suggestions from you guys. At the end of one week, I'll start a poll to see what everyone thinks.

    Enjoy.
     
  2. Salty

    Salty Jedi Master star 5

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    Dec 24, 1998
    It's certainly different. I kinda like it. :)

    EDIT: Now everyone's name will be highlighted. :p :)
     
  3. FlamingSword

    FlamingSword Jedi Knight star 6

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    Jun 4, 2001
    Ehhh ... it's a lot brighter. Right now I'm not so fond of it, but I'll keep my comments till I get used to it a bit.


    Good things about this look:

    You can see your login name!!
    All the text everywhere is clear and easy to see.
    The colors go well with each other


    Bad things about this look:

    It doesn't match the banner as well
    It's kinda bright
     
  4. Herman Snerd

    Herman Snerd Jedi Master star 6

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    Oct 31, 1999
    Yikes!

    Darn that's bright.

    This will take some getting used to.
     
  5. Homer Maddux

    Homer Maddux Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Jun 11, 1999
    OH MY GOD! I LOVE IT!! The only thing is I'd suggest making the post borders a slightly darker shade, to distinguish from the post itself. Otherwise: Wow. You really are the colors mastah ;)
    HM :cool:
     
  6. wstraka5

    wstraka5 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 22, 2002
    My eyes!!! I can't see. :_|

    Kadue, this is a little too bright. Please change it back to the nice red colors.
     
  7. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hmm.... I prefer more subdued colors. It's a little too bright at the moment.
     
  8. Herman Snerd

    Herman Snerd Jedi Master star 6

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    You'll all notice that Kadue gets made an admin and suddenly a forum gets changed to match his personal colors.

    Coincidence???

    ;)
     
  9. Salty

    Salty Jedi Master star 5

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    Dec 24, 1998
    I think the link colors could stand to be darker.
     
  10. Kadue

    Kadue Jedi Knight star 5

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    Sheer coincidence I assure you, since I actually proposed a slightly different scheme.
     
  11. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oct 18, 2001
    I don't think it matches the banner very well. But at least everyone has colors now :p . It looks pretty good.
     
  12. Herman Snerd

    Herman Snerd Jedi Master star 6

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    Suuuuuure. ;)

    Seriously though, the links at the top could stand out a bit more and there isn't enough difference between the two shades of yellow.
     
  13. Ben Kenobi

    Ben Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The links in the board area should be the blue of the header, just as they are the red of the header now in all other forums.
     
  14. Kerr_Plunk

    Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Apr 2, 2002
    first impression: ewwwww! this is awful! :(

    i really liked it better the old way... however.... i'll keep peeking in to see if i change my mind....

    edit: it grows less and less alarming each time i check :D
    edit2: yes, it seems much less awful now. it's just too bright. :)
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Mar 15, 1999
    I like it a lot. A real throwback to how this place used to look. I really don't have any suggestions. I could of course submit a banner of my own to match the colors a bit more. :D
     
  16. Herman Snerd

    Herman Snerd Jedi Master star 6

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    I've also just noticed that the blue names make the FanForce VIPs less distinguishable.
     
  17. JediJeffro

    JediJeffro Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jun 23, 2001
    Dan, I'm still upset that your Games banner wasn't chosen. :p

    Looks good though, Kadue.
     
  18. DarthNut

    DarthNut Jedi Knight star 6

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    Aug 1, 1999
    My only gripe is that the blue around the usernames doesn't really mix well with the sandy backround.

    DarthNut,
    the nuttiest guy around.
     
  19. merlin

    merlin Jedi Master star 4

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    May 29, 1999
    [color=663300]I think the background should be a lot less bright. I like the gray. ;)[/color]
     
  20. Amidala Starkiller

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

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    Dec 11, 1999
    My eyes they burn!!!!!


    Background...less...bright...please
     
  21. Balance_Point

    Balance_Point Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jul 10, 2001
    I don't like the topic link colors, and I don't really like all that blue on the menu up top...

    But the rest, I could probably get used to. :)
     
  22. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Jul 6, 1999
    You know, I love the overall scheme except for the fact that it appears that all users have colors.


    If the usernames could simply be bolded (as they were in the UBB days) then it would TRULY harken back to the good 'ol days. :)


    Comments?

    [image=http://bestanimations.com/Sci-Fi/StarWars/Emporer-01.gif]
    ~Sithman~
     
  23. mac-nut

    mac-nut Jedi Knight star 5

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    Apr 14, 2001
    wow. perhaps a darker tan borders between each posty? and bold or darken the links. the blue background behind each user's name would absorbe the blue CR names into oblivion, maybe bold black as prevously?

    *takes a look at own CR name*

    edit. oh, I see, the blue background disappears for us blue CRs. ok. can see us CRs clearly, but the blue CR names kinda fade into the blue banner on top in the "Logged in as:" block.

    another comment. In the index pages, the unread thread titles should be a stronger bold, cuz after you've read a thread, the lighter "already read" threads aren't that much lighter than the unread threads.

    hmmmmm. how about a soft light green instead of the blue banners? to keep everything in contrasting colors. There are no greenies, unless retired mods/mgrs/admins are going green. in that case, maybe a soft light yellow?
     
  24. ADONIAH32

    ADONIAH32 Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 18, 2002
    When I first saw it, I didn't like it, but now that I see it, it's really growing on me. It's a lot brighter, but I like that. Looks good! :D
     
  25. citizen-tom

    citizen-tom Jedi Knight star 5

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    May 20, 2002
    Well, I love it. But i think paradise in naboo needs to change their colors, they're to similar to what the average user will have
     
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