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#1 Rob38

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:42 AM

If you have any comments, suggestions, and/or critques about the new skin, let me know! :dry: Also, if you spot any bugs or errors (wrong colors, etc.), let me know so I can fix it! :p

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change blue and purple text in user section

change loading images on profile page and upload attachments
remove blue colors from new message pop-up box
change poll bars
change IE spell check button
remove white borders from emoticons
fix banner for higher res monitors
adjust font colors for better contrast
fix warn section
fix image wrap

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#2 Neutron4ever

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:40 AM

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You guys brought back the post count?
I was just getting used to it not being there

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#3 {IRS}Athos

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 12:51 PM

I really love this... except people whose names are dark can't see that well.

And viva postcount! :dry:
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 01:18 PM

change loading images on profile page and upload attachments


Ok, just choose :dry:

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remove white borders from emoticons

You will have to find another smileys pack...

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#5 Lurtzy

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:49 PM

Ah, now this, is cool :p

I don't really mind the white borders, but I like the fact that the posts are back ;)

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:01 PM

Finally! Brilliant work Rob!

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:24 PM

I like the One Ring, but all the different colors for it is a little hard to keep track of. Some of them are hard to tell apart too. :ohmy: It's ok though, I'll just get used to it. ;)

The smileys are fine as they are. I like the assortment we currently have. :p It's good to see the post counts back too. :good:

The blue text in everyone's side profile (mine says "Looking for a modeler") is hard to read.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:25 PM

How can one change skins, as the drop-down at the bottom won't allow it?

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:30 PM

This is the code for the blue text
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It cannot be changed in the stylesheet, but isn't this changeable in the template? I assume all the HTML is in there?

Why does the skin changer not work, by the way?
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:53 PM

This is the code for the blue text

<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);">
<b>Mapper, Photoshopper & Community Forumer</b>
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It cannot be changed in the stylesheet, but isn't this changeable in the template? I assume all the HTML is in there?

It is there, but I have no clue where to find that piece of code you have. Dlots, I need you again. :p


For the skin changer, it does the same thing for the CNC3.net custom skin. Don't know if there is any way to fix it.

For the emoticons, all I'm doing is removing the white border. It isn't hard, just boring to do. ;)

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 07:11 PM

change loading images on profile page and upload attachments

Ok, just choose :ohmy:

Ah, thank you so much! :p They have been added to the skin! ;)

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:20 PM

Argh... purple doesn't fit with this skin...

Anyway great job Rob ;) it was really needed!


Yes, and also the purple (staff-) font doesn't quite read well, much as the dark blue. But i am not worrying. This is just a reminder. :p

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:11 PM

perhaps change the colour of the add reply background. It's... **** ugly, so to speak.

And the background of normal topics. Perhaps lighten it up a bit.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 10:39 PM

I love you rob

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:36 PM

Ok, well there is a glitch in the skin at the top-right of the page, just to let you know

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:37 PM

What do you mean?
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:30 AM

On top of "search" and "help"

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:34 AM

On top of "search" and "help"

I don't see any problems. :unsure:


Testing Emoticons... All are good except for five of them.


Ok, for the five below, I'm having trouble getting the gif animations right. I have an old Photoshop version and it doesn't allow me to add pauses or speed up the animations. Could someone do the animations for me? Use the emoticons in the rar file I've attached. I removed the white borders in the rar file ones.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:25 AM

Ok, well, I guess it is only for me, I have a widescreen computer.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 11:55 AM

general impression of new skin:
matches perfect with look and feel of T3A :unsure: and is more soft and pleasing for the eyes, even now where some small details still needs correction :blink:
... thanks for the great work, Rob :p

comment on the background:
I don't agree with those who wants a lighter and less saturated background. Either you choose darker text on a light background, or a lighter text on a dark background, the last causing less strain on the eyes when properly implemented. I think you did choose wisely, please keep it just as it is right now. :wub:

comment on the normal text:
color/hue: the readability would improve with a little more contrast; the palette has become somewhat obsolete, i.e. most options looks just awful with the colorscheme of the new skin, and those who do fit are too limited - if possible, it would be nice with more option in the yellow/ochre/lightbrown range (the alternative being editing the #webcolor manually in the text)
fontsizes: the readability would improve for larger chunks of text with a size between the size=2 (normal) and size=3 - if you use a high res monitor you get very very long lines of text (relative to the default text font)
fontselection: I tested a lot of fontchanges on a post, but none of them was better suited for normal text than the default; serif fonts should in theory be more readable, but for some reason the ones available have less spacing between lines than the default, so no improvement here.
so, for now (sorry) ... :p

thumbcount: 5 up, 1 down, total: 4 up (but I have only two hands, so ...)
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P.S. just for information:
this is normal text without specifying color. this is text as above, color="#FFCC66"
don't know which one is the most easy to read, just wanted to try it ...

P.P.S. I think there are about a dozen hues of yellow/ochre/lightbrown which will fit nicely with the new skin. If it can be of any help, I can post samples of them.

Edited by Námo, 04 March 2009 - 06:02 PM.

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