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Two new styles available

Post by EgoMagickian » Wed May 13, 2009 11:37 pm

Hi folks,

I've installed two alternate board styles:

- Prosilver left is the flip-flopped version of the new board software (v3) style, and I've set it to default. That's what you are viewing with now, unless you have changed your style.
- A new version of Subsilver, which was the style for the old board software (v2) that we were using before the upgrade.

To change your style:

1. Click User Control Panel toward the top... or go to ucp.php
2. Click the Board Preferences tab
3. Where it says "My board style" choose something new
4. Scroll down and hit submit

Let me know how these styles work out for you folks.

To request a new style:

Look through the styles database at http://www.phpbb.com/styles/db/ and let me know if there's something you want.

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Re: Two new styles available

Post by BJB-LMP » Wed May 13, 2009 11:54 pm

Have I mentioned how much I heart you? :smt060
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Re: Two new styles available

Post by pueppi » Thu May 14, 2009 5:53 am

Since it looks like the font stays the same, I opted for subsilver 2.... I'm much quicker at cruising through the info now... Wow! What a difference a background color makes. But then, I always thought I had a little dyslexia going on there. :)

Thanks Josh!!!!!!!! :bow:
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Re: Two new styles available

Post by palpable » Thu May 14, 2009 6:39 am

Awesome work, Josh!!
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Re: Two new styles available

Post by maestra » Thu May 14, 2009 11:05 am

:grin:

:smt034 "Hello subsilver my old friend..."

Thanks Josh, as Pueppi stated it's Sooo much easier to read the board when it's the style/colors you're used to! :lol:

Gettin' old... and a little more contrast is less strain on the eyes. :shock:
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Re: Two new styles available

Post by ccMarie » Thu May 14, 2009 12:50 pm

Those who don't like the font & brightness with the new style may like xandpurple or jblue. (from the link Josh gave in his post.)
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Re: Two new styles available

Post by EgoMagickian » Thu May 14, 2009 9:06 pm

Three more styles installed that may help!

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Re: Two new styles available

Post by maestra » Thu May 14, 2009 9:23 pm

I am now trying out Revolution... I likes it! :smt006
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Re: Two new styles available

Post by Breathe » Thu May 14, 2009 9:26 pm

+ 1 for revolution
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Re: Two new styles available

Post by renauddv » Fri May 15, 2009 5:11 am

+1 for revolution here as well :D

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Re: Two new styles available

Post by Blisss » Fri May 15, 2009 7:37 am

Josh, I actually like the Prosilver-left best. Just so you know that not everyone hated the new board style! ;)

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Re: Two new styles available

Post by EgoMagickian » Fri May 15, 2009 7:17 pm

<grin> Thanks Blisss! I like prosilver-left too!

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Re: Two new styles available

Post by Timedess » Sat May 16, 2009 8:05 am

I think prosilver-left is the one I'm using, too. I went in and tried some of the other ones, and the black stuff just freaked me out- I like the lighter colors! At any rate, "what I've got now" is what I'm sticking with. :lol:

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Re: Two new styles available

Post by pueppi » Sat May 16, 2009 9:56 am

I don't know if this makes sense, but I am having more problems with the font style than the board style .... is there a way to get the old style of font back.... I believe it was easier to read because it did not have the curves to it. More along the lines of an arial (???)

For example... if you look at the words under the persons icon... where it says where they are from... you see the font does not look like the font I am "talking" with in this post. That font does not have curly-things coming off of it.

In all of the styles we have, we still have this curly font. None of them allow for a more readable font.

Maybe it's just me..... :)
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Re: Two new styles available

Post by EgoMagickian » Thu May 21, 2009 12:14 pm

Hmmm can you post a screen shot of what you're seeing?

Also, does increasing the text size in your browser help?

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Re: Two new styles available

Post by Rose of Sharon » Thu May 21, 2009 1:06 pm

I don't have a curly font, Pueppi. What browser are you using? I either use Firefox or Google Chrome.
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Re: Two new styles available

Post by pueppi » Fri May 22, 2009 8:03 am

Here are the screen shots. Top one is the one with yours and RoS's posts with what I lamely described as a "curly" font.

Bottom one is a copy of the old Registration agreement, and I believe that was the same type of font without the "curls" that we used to have. I can't find any screenshots in cache of the old boards to be sure. Maybe you have an old screenshot somewhere in your musings about "Technical Admin" thoughts. :)

Can you see the differences in the "l", "y" and the "g"?

Heck, it appears I am the only one affected by this anyway. Such is life.... :undecided:

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Re: Two new styles available

Post by EgoMagickian » Mon May 25, 2009 12:40 pm

You're definitely seeing a different font than me... looks like Trebuchet.

Also looks like the Prosilver theme is set to look for a font called Lucida Grande, and if it cant' find that, then to use Trebuchet. I've put Trebuchet lower on the list, behind Verdana and Arial. Let's see if that changes the look.

Do any versions of Windows come with Lucida Grande, or is that only common on Mac systems?

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Re: Two new styles available

Post by pueppi » Mon May 25, 2009 1:37 pm

Whooo hooo! Did I tell you today that you are the BOMB (yeah, I know it's an old term, but I got it off a friend of mine years ago when it was "hip" and it always reminds me of her --- so then I smile... :) )!?! We're cooking now! I can read again!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

Check out my new screen shot....

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PS: My PM box, and anytine I "quote someone" ---has the curly-font (but only when I am typing the message (or in that typing box), not when I am reading it once submitted)... I hate to ask, but would give you the "Bomb Award" if you could fix that too! But, that isn't hindering me, so I promise not to be too whiney about that one, if it's a pain to do! :)

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UPDATE>>> I also noticed that the forum titles & thread titles are still in the curly font too, if that makes a difference -- but not the descriptions of the individual forums... those are fine.

If you need a screen shot of that, let me know. I am pretty sure that would be low on the list of "to do's", but still wanted to let you know.
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Re: Two new styles available

Post by AnastasiaB » Mon May 25, 2009 1:49 pm

Hi Josh!

Thanks for the new options. Currently using the prosilver left and kind of like it. Here are my favorites from the phpbb database listing.... loved the fact that you could preview them!!!

In no particular order - skyblue, az_retro, caribbean, dirtyboard, getaway green, and pro_ubuntu. In case you couldn't tell from this eclectic set of choices - I like a colored background to read off of online.

Thanks for all your hard work on the board.

J
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