Skald
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Wed 28 Aug 2019
at 12:58
Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
Thread for people to discuss and bounce around suggestions for tweaks to the appearance, layout, aesthetics etc for the new responsive site to keep it all separate from the Design Update thread that's looking at what's not working, functionality etc.

My 5.5 cents worth ...

Personally I quite like the layout of the new site - yes, took some time getting used to after 19 years and counting on the old site !

One of the things I do prefer about the old site is the simpler colour scheme, so while I hope to convince jase we need to add a "Classic" theme that's limited to the old palette (feel free to vote for/against), he's got to concentrate on more important fixes for now, so until that happy day, I've set up a custom theme of my own through Preferences.  Most of the changes were to reduce the palette, and to set a lot of elements to the same colour so it flows better (to my little eye). Details below if anyone else wants to try, or if has any further suggestions:

I set header and footer background, legend (at the bottom of pages) background, main background and thread list and row background (for both odd and even row numbers) to DDDDDD  plus set all the sidebar menus background to BCC7D4 and hover to 969FAA (ie set all side menu colours to the same as side menu 4).

Existing White theme: https://drive.google.com/file/...3gQ/view?usp=sharing

My Custom theme: https://drive.google.com/file/...-m4/view?usp=sharing

And yes, I do realise that everyone has a different opinion and what I like might not work for everyone anyone else.  :>

This message was last edited by the user at 14:33, Fri 30 Aug 2019.

Skald
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Wed 28 Aug 2019
at 13:02
Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
And while we're on the subject ... jase mentioned he'd like to get the swirl graphic (message divider back) ... personally I feel that would sit nicely as a divider option on the custom theme list - perhaps a choice of line or swirl or none (I'm sure someone will want none) ??
Mr Crinkles
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Wed 28 Aug 2019
at 13:30
Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
   Not sure if this is appropriate, and apologies if not, but there's a link on the main page of (current) Rpol that mentions a more modern interface. Personally, I prefer the main page we have now -- will there be any way to keep it once the new site goes live, or will we be stuck with the "more modern" version?

   And +1 to having the same colour schemes (as well as new ones).
jase
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Wed 28 Aug 2019
at 14:21
Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
In reply to Mr Crinkles (msg # 3):

The responsive site will become the site which is why we're requesting community feedback.