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SimonW

Administrator
Staff member
Under the media tab
Actually ignore that I've change the Nav tab text to gallery

When we have the actual skins applied there are some places we can look at placing previews for the latest images or similar to draw more attention to it
 

jng

Well-known member
LOL, "go to next thread" is the easiest way to scroll through my unread threads!

I think it would be fine to give users the ability to sort the posts in chronological or reverse-chronological order, but if there's a choice between one or the other, I would strongly favor the former. Since the site takes me to the next unread message in the thread when I click on the link, finding the most recent posts is a non-issue for me. But then again it appears that my web-surfing habits may not be representative...🤪

You are like the first person I've ever seen admitting to use that feature (or even being aware of it lol)

I've had a quick look around and there is this plugin that restores but in a slightly different way


So it's certainly possible to add something similar to the old functionally. Not sure how complex it would be to add it myself, it may be cheaper to buy the plugin than paying for the time for me to code a custom version. if its something lost of people use it may be worth @olafphoto considering
 

Ai_Print

Member
I thought the old GetDPI color scheme was one of the best for presenting photos. Perhaps the staff can work out a choice, one being a darker, color-muted scheme.
I agree, this version is blinding me at night to the point where I simply won't visit the site as often.
 

Abstraction

Active member
Try unwatching the threads and then rewatch them.
Thanks. That works now, but the threads don't disappear from the notifications once I've read them, nor do they change color, so I have no way of knowing which threads I've read and which ones I haven't.
 

SimonW

Administrator
Staff member
Just a quick guide on the styles.

It will default to 'day mode' which looks like
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If you click the moon icon it will switch it to Night/Dark Mode which looks like


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Clicking the lightbulb takes you back

Next to the Day/Night switcher is the customise button. Clicking this will bring up the following options

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So a quick guide on what these options do

Fluid Width will see it go from
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to

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So it just takes up almost all your screen no matter the size of the sceen.

Grid Layout sees the list of forums go from

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to

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Sticky Side bar Just sees the sidebar not move until you get near the end of the page. Turning it off sees the sidebar move as you scroll the page down

Flip Sidebar just moves the sidebar from being on the left like this

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to the right like this

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Think thats about all you need to know
 

glennedens

Member
This is a lot of work, congratulations for the progress so far! In addition to the dark theme is there any chance to get a compact form, web sites that have this much white space (or dark space) versus content is just so 2015 and not pleasant to read through - the new format is very time consuming to get though compared to the previous more compact form - all this scrolling is not good design :). Kind regards, Glenn
 

olafphoto

Administrator
Staff member
This is a lot of work, congratulations for the progress so far! In addition to the dark theme is there any chance to get a compact form, web sites that have this much white space (or dark space) versus content is just so 2015 and not pleasant to read through - the new format is very time consuming to get though compared to the previous more compact form - all this scrolling is not good design :). Kind regards, Glenn
Thank you for your feedback. What do you mean by "compact form"? The form hasn't changed much. Also, please keep in mind that we will be introducing some minor changes as we go. We just completed the first phase of our migration.
 

dave.gt

Well-known member
(y)Ditto on the Moon mode! I try to spend a few minutes on the forum in between everything going on here, and I very much prefer the dark mode! Thank you so much!
 

darr

Well-known member
Thanks for toning down the brightness of the orange, as it is much better on my eyes.
Moon mode is perfect. (y)
 
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