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Title: Forum Theme changed
Post by: Eliphaz on January 22, 2017, 08:23:48 PM
The forum's default theme has been changed. Comments welcome.
Title: Re: Forum Theme changed
Post by: proto on January 22, 2017, 10:14:18 PM
Looks nice :)

One comment though about the design: On the default forum link, it shows the top banner with the heat logo which looks great...Then below, it shows alot of blank space and to the right it shows the user icon/information/actions.

It would probably be better if it could be integrated together into one banner, rather than 1 for the title, and 1 big one with empty space with the name and profile links on the right hand side.

Or. make the profile image much smaller, and have the links going horizontally instead of vertically, that might work instead.

Just some thoughts.

PS: Small reminder, it would be good to update the favicon image to the new logo ;)
Title: Re: Forum Theme changed
Post by: airgonomike on January 23, 2017, 11:38:59 AM
Hello,

Nice new theme!
Title: Re: Forum Theme changed
Post by: gh on January 23, 2017, 02:21:27 PM
"Recent Posts" disappeared at the bottom of www.heatledger.net. It would be nice to have it back.
Title: Re: Forum Theme changed
Post by: airgonomike on January 23, 2017, 03:12:57 PM
Hi,

here's a list of issues that I noticed:

- on heatledger.net and heatledger.com : favicons are still the old logos
- on heatledger.com, there's an issue with the top of the page on Firefox:
(https://s27.postimg.org/5x1hbbob7/Fire_Shot_Screen_Capture_062_Heat_Ledger_h.png) (https://postimg.org/image/4urass5hr/)
Title: Re: Forum Theme changed
Post by: Eliphaz on January 23, 2017, 04:13:50 PM
Good points! I agree with those, the themes usually need some customization to make the usability / screen estate usage etc. reasonable. We have to source the changes separately, although I've personally played around SMF quite much it always takes a lot of time which currently is a scarce commodity. Stay tuned.

Firefox home page fix also needs to be applied when possible.

BTW it's surprisingly difficult to find an usable theme despite hundreds available. This is practically one of the very few if not the only one with appropriate readability, responsiveness and neutral modern looks. I've used it previously but that forum isn't now in use so recycling the theme became an option :)
Title: Re: Forum Theme changed
Post by: shoutofgaia on January 24, 2017, 01:14:54 AM
It's neat and clean. Serves the purpose well. Thumbs up!

Also liked the facelift on the webpage.
Title: Re: Forum Theme changed
Post by: Eliphaz on January 29, 2017, 08:29:11 PM
Another Theme change has been made - although responsive, the Exodus theme recently in use wastes too much screen real estate and doesn't show latest posts properly. The current default theme is Argentum2. It hasn't been forced for previous users, so you might not see any change (or then you do:) ).

You can change the theme from Profile -> Account settings -> Modify Profile -> Look and Layout -> Current Theme -> (Change)