New Site Skins - Dark and Gray

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by Amin Sabet, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    If you scroll to the bottom left corner of the page, there is a drop down menu that lets you change the appearance of the site. A couple of new options are now available.
     
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  2. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    I was wondering what happened! I like the dark.
     
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  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    ooh this grey is really nice Amin,
    Welll done!
     
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  4. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    The grey is so much easier on the eyes.
     
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  5. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Slick color options Amin. I like the gray the best.
     
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  6. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    yup, agree with Steve that grey is really easy on the eyes. From an aesthetic point of view I like the original best though. choices, choices...
     
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  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I'm a blue person. Its what I had as my default before :)
     
  8. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

    747
    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Ed
    Thanks, Amin, tried them out, but creature of habit that I am, I may get disoriented between the 3 sites I frequent if I change from the SC default! :smile:
     
  9. photogfollett

    photogfollett SC Regular

    194
    Feb 7, 2012
    Roseburg, Oregon
    John
    Thanks Amin, grey for me also. :thumbup:
     
  10. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog SC Regular

    Nice one Amin. I prefer the original. But having a choice reminds me of another Australian forum that I am a member of. It's non photo, but when the administrator changed the format and colour there was an almighty upheaval and people left by their droves. He went for a lighter background, and you couldn't change it or have a choice. It showed me how shallow some people can be when something is changed. It's good that you offer a choice. By the way keep up the good work, it's appreciated even "downunder".
    Cheers
    DUD
     
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  11. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    I actually changed to the blue. Some things were hard to see with the grey.
     
  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Thanks, DUD. And your story doesn't surprise me. Lots of very active and popular forums die suddenly for all kinds of reasons. Very tricky stuff, these forums, or anything social for that matter. Look what happened to MySpace - even Facebook isn't as safe as people think.
     
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  13. jhowell39

    jhowell39 SC Veteran

    243
    Jun 23, 2011
    norcal
    Jim
    sweet! thanks Amin -- you rock with these sites!
     
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  14. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    my eyes are much more relaxed now.Many Thanks!
     
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  15. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I chose the Muted Blue option. Amin, can you analyze how they rank based on what people choose? Just curious how it breaks down overall. I suppose most people will never change it just cause people tend to keep defaults.
     
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  16. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Makes it sound like you should do a study of how colors affect people before you change them.. but yes changes can send people out in droves. Color options is normally a people pleaser though, it's like giving them candy.
     
  17. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    At first, I wanted the dark and was loving it, but I think the gray will be my preferred choice for the long haul.
     
  18. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I like the default best, but gray is definitely easiest on the eyes.
     
  19. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I'd have to install some kind of tracking. Would be willing to bet that the great majority stick with default.
     
  20. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Amin, I've noticed in the grey colour theme that there's nothing separating the signature from the message (there's no line or anything - or at least, if there is, it's not visible). I've noticed a couple of times already, when people have a long signature with for instance a quote in it, that I'll be halfway through it before I realize it's not part of the message, but a signature. Any chance there could be a thin horizontal line in between the two?
     
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