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    "Oldschool CA.O" Skin - Post your design suggestions in here!

    Hey everyone!

    I finally got my grip onto the code of our new skin "Oldschool CA.O".
    Sooo it's time to get rid of the current forum design issues.

    A few people already mentioned a few points that need to get changed, but it's hard to get an overview because they suggestions are spread through the whole forum.
    Considering this, I want to have an own thread where people can report issues and suggestions for the new skin.

    Please post your design reports and suggestions in here!
    I'll try to get my hands on the stuff then as fast as possible, but please bare with us if we don't change everything. Some people like stuff that other people don't - so keep this in mind please when posting suggestions.
    We want to improve the readability and overall look. We don't want to make the skin fit your taste, haha.


    Changes so far:
    • Changed the font color of the forum category descriptions from white to a dark grey




    Thanks!


    PS: You can now also select between our two forum skins again at the bottom of the page. The drop down menu is there again and you can chose between the old one and the new one.


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    The main problem for me is the way there are just white lines all over the place, it looks confusing initially. Any way you can slightly change the background colors to certain sections of people's posts, or something like that to make the layout look less chaotic?

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    How do you guys like it like that?
    Changed the color of the text background from the posts and the background color of the user info box.

    Please post more suggestions and issues guys.

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    My main issue is the thank you boxes, and the way they seem to take up a lot of space and blend into the posts around them. Flipping back and forth between the old and new skins, I was a little surprised that they were just as big in the old ones... I think having the "x users say thank you" text bolded actually made it less intrusive, because it clearly differentiated it from the text above it. Right now there's some hierarchy issues, I think. On the same note, I kinda miss the bolded thread titles.

    The forum's really coming together, thanks for all the hard work!

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    The bold thread title and the bold "Following User Says Thank You..." are combined in one variable. So I can only make both of them bold, as you wanted to have it.

    How do other users like it?
    Bold thread title (in the posts) and bold Thank You or non-bold?

    Please post what you like better because the changes are basically up to you guys!

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    Thank you, Nenome, really appreciate the work you've been doing.

    This is slightly off topic, but I was wondering, could you teach me how to award EOW winners their winner's icons? I'd like to be able to handle that independently. I am quite a bit behind in the awards due to the site changes and outages. I'd like to catch back up to the present point, and then run it myself to keep it going smoothly.
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    Hi Vulgar I think only Admin can do that. It might be an idea to make a sticky with all the people who need one and then when I've learnt how to do them (Aksel is going to show me how) I'll do it when I do IOW & TC.

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    Yep, BlackSpot is right.
    You need to be an admin to change that.
    But it's quite easy and not very time consuming, so feel free to tell me when people need an update. I'll help out asap then.

    And now:
    More skin suggestions and issues please!, harhar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemome View Post
    How do you guys like it like that?
    Changed the color of the text background from the posts and the background color of the user info box.

    Please post more suggestions and issues guys.
    That looks a bit better. I feel there should be just a smidgen more contrast, but that's up to you to test out and decide what's best.

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    Alright thanks my friends, I will get to compiling a list!
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    It might me an idea to make a sticky that you can edit with the winners and tick them off as the badges are awarded.

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    Is everyone seeng the images all tiny in their threads?

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    Yup.
    But I think it's only a temporary test. Don't really like it :/

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    dont understand it
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    What? Why it's changed to these small images?
    I don't know yet, but perhaps it had something to do with the problem of uploading images.
    I'll try to get some infos later on.

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