Customising the Forum

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Re: Customising the Forum

Post by Dix » Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:42 pm

Excellent!
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Re: Customising the Forum

Post by Bee Doof » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:09 pm

The Super Pumpkin seems awful jolly.

Look forward to the christmas themes which will be the Pumpkins recoloured white, wearing a hat and having a carrot shoved in them.
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Re: Customising the Forum

Post by Dix » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:17 pm

Red and green forum design would be cool for Christmas!
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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by OrangeRakoon » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:02 pm

A new week, a new style. Super Blue is now available for use - just switch over in board preferences in the UCP as you would for any other. Check it out! This should complete the trio of styles available on SONM, so hopefully there is something here for everyone.

Of course the styles might still be updated and changed when needed - most notably the width of the avatar/profile area still needs to be made to display better on large screens.

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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by danbish » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:19 pm

Ahhh, that Super Blue is lovely. Thanks!

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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by Icarus1497 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:21 pm

And I was just getting used to the red...you've torn me now!

Which is a good thing I guess.
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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by Tentacle » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:37 pm

How about a Super Black/Grey instead of Blue/White? Nice darker theme.
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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by Fabong » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:41 pm

The new ones are nice but I'll stick to Classic for now I think.
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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by ChaosControl » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:50 pm

I'm too institutionalised on the classic look. I'm scared to try the new ones.
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Post by Dix » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:52 pm

Need a green and yellow one now to match the other colours in the logo! o:
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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by Adam » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:53 pm

Super Blue is really nice, thanks!

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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by fronkhead » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:04 pm

I like how the forum doesn't auto-fill itself to fit the width of the screen -- good in the age of 16:9 displays, since reading left to right along a very wide column is v e r y s l o w.

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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by Drukqs » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:37 pm

Really like the Super ONM theme, although the classic theme is good too. Have yet to check out the third.
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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by Finnian » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:50 pm

The SONM theme is tight bruh
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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by Bix » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:45 am

Loving wide screen ! .. I've also taken time now to customise my date and time options .. happy days 8-)
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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by Xenoblade Hero » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:56 am

Super Blue is really nice, widescreen is great!
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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by fronkhead » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:59 pm

Is there any chance that this forum gets some more modern features in the compose window?

Right now it feels like I'm in 2005. I don't get the right code for making text appear as a hyperlink when I click "URL", for example.

I'm going to be frank and honest about this next bit: the widescreen view in "Super ONM" needs to be fixed.

We tend to read text better in focused columns (see: Newspapers, books, magazines). Having every line of text stretch to fit a very wide display is counter-productive. Most web pages see content fit 768 pixels wide for a reason.

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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by OrangeRakoon » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:18 pm

fronkhead wrote:Is there any chance that this forum gets some more modern features in the compose window?

Right now it feels like I'm in 2005. I don't get the right code for making text appear as a hyperlink when I click "URL", for example.

The widescreen view in "Super ONM" needs to be fixed: we tend to read text better in focused columns (see: Newspapers, books, magazines). Having every line of text stretch to fit a very wide display is counter-productive. Most web pages see content fit 768 pixels wide for a reason.
The default ONM Classic theme is width limited precisely for this reason. Widescreen had been requested by a lot of people, so it was made available. If you don't want it just keep using the classic theme?

I don't quite understand what you mean by more modern features in the compose window either I'm afraid. url will give you the basic tags required - sure you have to type "=<url>" into it, but I'm not sure what behaviour you would prefer. That's generally the way bbcode is set up to work in phpbb.

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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by bigcalwv » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:32 pm

Didn't even see the blue theme, was using the red one since I wasn't a fan of classic :P. Much nicer than the bright red in my eyes lol.

Any chance of a quick reply box being added? :)

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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by fronkhead » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:10 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:
fronkhead wrote:Is there any chance that this forum gets some more modern features in the compose window?

Right now it feels like I'm in 2005. I don't get the right code for making text appear as a hyperlink when I click "URL", for example.

The widescreen view in "Super ONM" needs to be fixed: we tend to read text better in focused columns (see: Newspapers, books, magazines). Having every line of text stretch to fit a very wide display is counter-productive. Most web pages see content fit 768 pixels wide for a reason.
The default ONM Classic theme is width limited precisely for this reason. Widescreen had been requested by a lot of people, so it was made available. If you don't want it just keep using the classic theme?

I don't quite understand what you mean by more modern features in the compose window either I'm afraid. url will give you the basic tags required - sure you have to type "=<url>" into it, but I'm not sure what behaviour you would prefer. That's generally the way bbcode is set up to work in phpbb.
Fair enough, makes sense that people get a choice and I didn't realise it was requested.

As for modern features, on other forums that use phpbb, you don't have to faff about with code, for example when clicking "URL" you get two boxes, one for the link and the other for the link's "description" (i.e. the text that shows the link), and this is the same for nearly everything else related to formatting.

It'd be hard to explain further without asking you to sign up to said forums though.

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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by Troggy » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:27 pm

I'm not sure if it would be considered, but perhaps the forum's artists can create and submit custom backgrounds to be used for an alternative version of an existing layout (So, I could make a background for a version of 'ONM Classic' for example). Then, users can vote on which ones are used for the forum. Just a thought.

Anyway, I'm really feeling the 'Super Blue' theme. I'll use that from now on.
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Post by Noodle Link » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:57 pm

Super Blue is best. Cheers for that.
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Post by H.Kazuhira » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:13 pm

The red theme is great. Feels quite nostalgic too.
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Re: Customising the Forum - New Style Approaching!

Post by Bix » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:22 am

I knew there was a reason to look everywhere.. Only just found out about super blue and its less strain on the eyes. So yes I too am loving Super Blue (now I await Super Zelda Green).
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