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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2021, 06:14:48 PM »

I think there is supposed to be a new version of SMF coming out soon that would probably require making a new theme anyway, so it's probably better to wait for that to come out than to try and do anything with it now.

This.  SMF 2.1 is getting close to being released, and it might be better to wait till then before designing a new theme for the forum, since a new one would be required anyways.

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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2021, 06:20:49 PM »

That's nice but I prefer dark blue like Twitter or Google Maps layout.

Something something beggars, something something choosers.
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2021, 06:41:07 PM »

Look at Highway Divides.
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2021, 07:15:10 PM »

Look at Highway Divides.

That's nice but I prefer not looking at it.

If it matters to you so much that there's a blue theme, then go learn how to make a blue theme for us, and we'll install it. It's very easy to sit on your throne and dictate what color things are if you aren't the one who has to do the work to make it happen.
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2021, 07:30:47 PM »

Look at Highway Divides.

That's nice but I prefer not looking at it.

If it matters to you so much that there's a blue theme, then go learn how to make a blue theme for us, and we'll install it. It's very easy to sit on your throne and dictate what color things are if you aren't the one who has to do the work to make it happen.
Like this!

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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2021, 07:40:25 PM »

Nice screenshot—have you got the code that makes it happen?
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2021, 07:42:06 PM »

Nice screenshot—have you got the code that makes it happen?
Use inspect element and change the colors.

And I forgot how to post codes btw.
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2021, 07:48:51 PM »

Neat. If it were that easy to do on a production website we would have done it already.
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2021, 07:49:37 PM »

Neat. If it were that easy to do on a production website we would have done it already.
Would be a great idea to do it!
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2021, 07:53:38 PM »

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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2021, 08:04:03 PM »

And how about the ranking colors?
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2021, 08:04:23 PM »

Neat. If it were that easy to do on a production website we would have done it already.

If there's already two themes in SMF, why not upload another one?
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2021, 08:08:06 PM »

And, I want the dark theme to be when the sunrises and sets.
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2021, 08:09:12 PM »

Neat. If it were that easy to do on a production website we would have done it already.

If there's already two themes in SMF, why not upload another one?

As I mentioned, we could upload a dark mode theme, but it would be a generic one that doesn't have any of the road-specific imagery that the Button Copy theme has. More to the point, though, it sounds like when SMF 2.1 comes out we'll have to redo the themes then anyway, so it would probably be best to just handle it then.

And, I want the dark theme to be when the sunrises and sets.

I want you to paint your bike fuchsia.
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2021, 08:11:06 PM »

Neat. If it were that easy to do on a production website we would have done it already.

If there's already two themes in SMF, why not upload another one?

As I mentioned, we could upload a dark mode theme, but it would be a generic one that doesn't have any of the road-specific imagery that the Button Copy theme has. More to the point, though, it sounds like when SMF 2.1 comes out we'll have to redo the themes then anyway, so it would probably be best to just handle it then.

And, I want the dark theme to be when the sunrises and sets.

I want you to paint your bike fuchsia.
Unless you want to use the forum like in the early 2000s.

And hahaha would be nice
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2021, 08:11:09 PM »

And, I want the dark theme to be when the sunrises and sets.

You underestimate the power of the dark theme.
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2021, 08:13:31 PM »

And, I want the dark theme to be when the sunrises and sets.

You underestimate the power of the dark theme.
Why is that? Maybe 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset would be ideal? The point of the dark theme is to reduce eye strain. Look at a windows2000 boot screen and see how bright it was in the dark.
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2021, 08:15:30 PM »

And, I want the dark theme to be when the sunrises and sets.

You underestimate the power of the dark theme.
Why is that? Maybe 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset would be ideal? The point of the dark theme is to reduce eye strain. Look at a windows2000 boot screen and see how bright it was in the dark.
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2021, 08:16:45 PM »

Unless you want to use the forum like in the early 2000s.

And hahaha would be nice

Scott, I'm going to make a 1970's earth-tone theme just to mess with tolbs17...
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2021, 08:22:26 PM »

Unless you want to use the forum like in the early 2000s.

And hahaha would be nice

Scott, I'm going to make a 1970's earth-tone theme just to mess with tolbs17...

Bonus points if you somehow manage to make it look like Price is Right season 1.
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2021, 08:34:16 PM »

And, I want the dark theme to be when the sunrises and sets.

You underestimate the power of the dark theme.
Why is that? Maybe 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset would be ideal? The point of the dark theme is to reduce eye strain. Look at a windows2000 boot screen and see how bright it was in the dark.

You seriously didn’t get the reference?  :-o

(See the video "1" posted.)
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2021, 08:35:46 PM »

And, I want the dark theme to be when the sunrises and sets.

You underestimate the power of the dark theme.
Why is that? Maybe 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset would be ideal? The point of the dark theme is to reduce eye strain. Look at a windows2000 boot screen and see how bright it was in the dark.

You seriously didn’t get the reference?  :-o

(See the video "1" posted.)

I actually wasn't sure myself before looking it up and made a lucky guess.
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2021, 08:37:57 PM »

Unless you want to use the forum like in the early 2000s.

And hahaha would be nice

Scott, I'm going to make a 1970's earth-tone theme just to mess with tolbs17...
Since we're (or at least he is) in the business of asking for a ton of theme features to be custom made now, can I get an art deco theme? /s It's the 20s, so it's the perfect occasion. After all it isn't the 2000s anymore.

Oh, and 30 minutes before the end of the decade the site crashes for 10 years. That'd be a nice touch.
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2021, 08:43:43 PM »

Unless you want to use the forum like in the early 2000s.

And hahaha would be nice

Scott, I'm going to make a 1970's earth-tone theme just to mess with tolbs17...

Bonus points if you somehow manage to make it look like Price is Right season 1.

Can't see the image, and I can't pinpoint why. I opened it on my computer and phone and nothing.
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Re: Dark theme for the forums?
« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2021, 08:46:36 PM »

I just modified the .css file, but there's no way to use one post to display it, since it's over 25,000 characters.



Let me try to break it up...it's also a work in progress.

Suggest you email rickmastfan about this.

 


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