New Forum Layout Is Live! Things to know

creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
All is really good. Great job. Maybe a slight font size increase would be easier on the eyes, especially on mobile.
Like this you mean? Note that if you click the screenshots they will show bigger, but I can see what you mean on my own cell.

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JEPA

Senior Member
could someone explain to me what are the orange buttons labeled "new" at each forum's label in the dark mode? Are these to advice new posts in the thread?
 

creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
The History and Recent Posts links were my main starting points to visit these forums. I understand that the History link was an add-on that's no longer supported. I hope there's another way to implement this feature, because it was very useful!

Otherwise, I'm happy with the new look. Great job implementing it so quickly.

Best,

Geoff
I will look into this, Geoff, not sure why
@Mike Greene - check this out...
 

Quasar

Senior Member
It appear that "Latest Posts" and "New Posts" have been merged into a single Latest Posts label, which makes good sense if they are the same thing. Thanks!
 

rudi

Active Member
Thanks for the great work guys! I love the new layout - especially in Dark mode.
One tiny question: whenever I select the middle Dark Blue background from the Customise options and save it, it works fine.
However when I close my browser and log back on to the site, it reverts back to the default Black background.
All the other settings are remembered.
Is it only me?
I am on the latest Firefox browser on Windows 10.
 

HeliaVox

Active Member
Even doing a couple of ++ for font size increase , I'm still having difficulty reading the forum. Did you change the font at all? I don't log in for a few days and its all gone Pete Tong. Just joking, I really do love the new design, and I'm sure my eyes will adjust
Also, and this is just a tiny niggle: When in dark mode the icons on the right for each forum is one color for read, one color for unread.
In the light mode, there is a blue gradient that starts very light at the top of each section and the icons get darker as they go down the page for the unread forums. And yet another color for when the forum is read. My mind was having trouble understanding the visual language of the page and was a bit confusing. As I'm getting older it's getting harder for me to tell different shades of colors, and many of the shades of blue look almost exactly the same. As I said before, I'll adjust. I'd try dark mode, but the white lettering turns all sorts of fuzzy and very hard to read, so light mode it is!
 
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creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
Even doing a couple of ++ for font size increase , I'm still having difficulty reading the forum. Did you change the font at all? I don't log in for a few days and its all gone Pete Tong. Just joking, I really do love the new design, and I'm sure my eyes will adjust
Also, and this is just a tiny niggle: When in dark mode the icons on the right for each forum is one color for read, one color for unread.
In the light mode, there is a blue gradient that starts very light at the top of each section and the icons get darker as they go down the page for the unread forums. And yet another color for when the forum is read. My mind was having trouble understanding the visual language of the page and was a bit confusing. As I'm getting older it's getting harder for me to tell different shades of colors, and many of the shades of blue look almost exactly the same. As I said before, I'll adjust. I'd try dark mode, but the white lettering turns all sorts of fuzzy and very hard to read, so light mode it is!
May I ask which browser you are using?
 

Will Blackburn

Active Member
My eyesight isn't the best anyway but the default light theme is way too bright for me. There is no definition between text boxes/wallpaper so kinda looks like a white page with a wall of text, the posts aren't that distinguishable. The dark theme on the other hand is excellent, seperates everything much clearer.
 

creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
We're thinking about doing a few tweaks to the light theme for the reasons you, and others, point out. No official decision was made, nor was an ETA. But your post will be seen. :)
 

HeliaVox

Active Member
I’m using Safari and Firefox. But on my phone(which I’m on right now) everything looks fine. Probably because my face is only a foot away from the screen, lol
 

ReelToLogic

Still have my reel-to-reel
I love the dark mode! I've read that one should avoid blue screens before bed-time as it makes it hard to go to sleep and the old UI was very blue. I often end up surfing VI-Control just before hitting the sack so the dark mode is just what I needed! Thanks!