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New Forum look [#17803]

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It had been a while since I popped in here. Been too busy with other things. I was stunned by the new look, and I thought at first there was something wrong with my Firefox browser. But no. While I appreciate the effort that goes into updating this forum, as well as the work on MM, I think the mark has been missed and form is dominating the function. The main issue is the lack of contrast with the text. It is very difficult to read, so in that regard it fails at the main goal, which is communication. Not everyone that comes here will have the unfailing eyesight of youth. I wish I did, but if wishes were horses..... Just my two cents, without ill intent.
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Re: New Forum Look

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Hi pushpull.

I don't like it either, but I wasn't going to mention it until you created this thread.
It's too bright on my eyes. Especially with a big monitor. It lights up the whole room.

The ability to change it would be nice.
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Re: New Forum look

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Hi,
What do you say about making MM site User Friendly per User System/Browser choice?

Eg. something like this https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/doc ... lor-scheme ?
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Re: New Forum Look

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That might be OK, Peke.
I wouldn't know for certain until I saw what it looked like.
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Re: New Forum look

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Hi,
https://duckduckgo.com/ support that here is how it works:
1. Open Edge and in Settings set it to Light theme
2. Open https://duckduckgo.com/ and it will be white
3. Change Option to dark theme
4. Refresh https://duckduckgo.com/ and it should be dark themed
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Re: New Forum look

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Peke wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 4:15 pm Hi,
https://duckduckgo.com/ support that here is how it works:
1. Open Edge and in Settings set it to Light theme
2. Open https://duckduckgo.com/ and it will be white
3. Change Option to dark theme
4. Refresh https://duckduckgo.com/ and it should be dark themed
Yes, it sure is. 👍
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dypsis wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 6:11 pm Yes, it sure is.
At least we know we are on same page.
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Re: New Forum look [#17803]

Post by pushpull »

Hi Peke.
Thanks for the bug report. My poor old eyes thank you as well.
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Re: New Forum look [#17803]

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pushpull wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:00 pm The main issue is the lack of contrast with the text. It is very difficult to read, so in that regard it fails at the main goal, which is communication. Not everyone that comes here will have the unfailing eyesight of youth.
Hello, I'm sorry about the issue! I think adding a dark theme is a good idea, but it'll take a while before I have time to make it work.
In the meantime, so far, I've changed the text in the forum body and titles to have higher contrast (Black instead of dark gray). Is it an improvement?
dypsis wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:38 pm It's too bright on my eyes. Especially with a big monitor. It lights up the whole room.

The ability to change it would be nice.
Btw: You might like to check out this Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... hnkhdbieeh
It automatically changes websites' colors to give them a dark theme. You can turn it on or off depending on the site. It's not perfect, but in the meantime before we can make a dark theme work properly, this may help.
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Re: New Forum Look [#17803]

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Thanks, all. 😀
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