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    • #110634
      Steve
      Participant

      My visits to SSC have reduced considerably recently, due to the new colour scheme introduced. Basically, the background is far to light and the text of insufficient contrast to allow me to read it without getting a migraine! Add the smaller font and I’m really struggling. Anyone else had this??




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    • #110640
      sscadminsscadmin
      Administrator

      Hi Steve

      That was my next priority was to work on the theme, I know its crap and I will get to work on it. I am not a theme expert and will try to find something premade if I can. But if you have ideas for color scheme, please send it my way 🙂 I am definitely not artistically inclined at all and suck with color palettes and stuff like that haha

      But I definitely know its an issue and I will be working on it now that winter is slowly coming and I am in the house more. So forgive me if you login and you see different colors. I will be trying to see what I think looks nice for backgrounds (probably go darker) and what text looks nice and I will up the text size, I think you can do that in your profile, but I will check to see if I can do site wide.

      -D1-

    • #110656
      Steve
      Participant

      Ah, much better! The combination of greater contrast and slightly larger text has worked really well. Thanks!

    • #110692
      Steve
      Participant

      Actually, it’s only reading the site on my phone/tablet that has improved. On my PC it’s as unreadable as ever! 🙁

    • #110694
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Hi Steve o/ 🙂
      Yea, it is hard to read but I am sure D1 is on the case. If it were possible D1, it would be great to get the SSC back to the way it was when you first started the site. It was so easy to read back then and a joy to use. I don’t know tho if this forum setup your presently using can allow personalised forum layouts, but if it does that might be the best way to go. Personally I like (although a bit slow these days) Frontier’s forum. The black and orange is easy to read for me at least, but that also has options to change it if you want

    • #110695
      CodyCody
      Participant

      The ubiquitous FD orange? We hates it!

    • #110696
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      White backgrounds hurt my old eyes Cody 😉

    • #110697
      CodyCody
      Participant

      Ditto! It’s the bane of the Oolite forum – too much whiteness
      The LT colour scheme is pretty good, as was the old SSC.

      The Memory of Whiteness – there’s a good novel.

    • #110698
      sscadminsscadmin
      Administrator

      I just need to to spend time with this template system so I can set colors. I will start playing with this on the weekends.

      WP is a pain sometimes because I have to really activate the theme to test it, I didn’t want the theme to be active as I play with color schemes.Put I have have too because WP doesn’t have like a work area during template editing. So I may just post that the template is under work-in-progress and excuse the color schemes and things like that.

      It might be better so I can get feedback while I edit 🙂

      I here you. And sorry I can’t be working on this all the time, this single dad life is busy for me sometimes so forgive me for my slowness.

    • #110703
      CodyCody
      Participant

      Take your time, D1, and get it how you want it – the long, dark, winter is upon us.

    • #110707
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      I agree, do take your time D1, there is no rush. We are all still here. 😉

    • #110764
      Steve
      Participant

      I flagged this up purely because SSC had gone from being a site I used to visit on a daily basis to one I really struggle with. Of course, Real Life issues take priority 🙂

    • #110766
      sscadminsscadmin
      Administrator

      I am hoping it will get a lot better by Christmas. I have been cleaning little by little, this weekend I repaired all of the links and descriptions on all of the forum categories/forum sections. I installed a plugin that I hope will allow me to edit themes without impact to the site and I hope to dig into that this weekend.

    • #110767
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Thanks D. 🙂

    • #110770
      CodyCody
      Participant

      There’s a security patch out for WordPress, D1 – article here.

    • #110772
      sscadminsscadmin
      Administrator

      Thanks Cody, I updated like a week ago when this came out.

    • #110774
      sscadminsscadmin
      Administrator

      Please don’t mind the mess, I am playing with the theme of the forum so this may be in flux for a while.

      So feel free to give feedback if you see something you like or hate 🙂

    • #110775
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Certainly moving in the right direction D1 🙂

    • #110776
      Steve
      Participant

      Yes, the recent change to the colour scheme has improved the look in several areas. Also, I view the forum at 133% zoom in my browser, which helps too. Firefox remembers this each time I visit 🙂

    • #110789
      natansharpnatansharp
      Participant

      It’s a lot of time from my last visit, i love this new look, more similar to the old space sim central.

    • #110796
      sscadminsscadmin
      Administrator

      Thanks everyone, There is a few more areas of the forums I need to touch with colors and things like that but for the most part I tried to capture as much as the old look and feel as I could. And I agree with most everyone, as I age darker colors help with readability greatly.

      I am fixing stuff slowly as I get the cycles. As always if you see something messed up just let me know and I will do my best to get it fixed quickly. Now I have to work on a new logo area when I get some free time, I need it to span but not look like its overlapping and stuff like that and locate the font I used 🙂

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