Poll: What theme would you choose as the new default theme
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new dark (current) 5 29.41%
Blank (light plus night mode/dark version) 12 70.59%
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venam
Hello fellow nixers,
This thread is about your opinion on the new nixers.net default theme.

As you might have read multiple times around the forums:
The current (new dark) default theme is not that great
The skin is *fucked* up
We want a new theme but also have a preference for the current one

And thus here we are.
I've spend the last days implementing a new theme+layout which I named "Blank".
It's the first theme that resizes well on mobile (minus for the user control panel.)

I've heard more than once that the "new dark" theme didn't have enough contrast and that it was hard for some to read.

The CSS for the theme is simplistic, if you open it on github you notice there are only 8 primary colors, which makes it easy to customize.

The layout is more minimalistic than the previous one.
Some have commented that this looked a bit jagged/compacted/constrained/confusing.

In this thread I'd like to get your opinions on the themes.
Maybe also cast a vote to see what the community prefers.

If you want to have a new theme/layout or change of colors I urge you to provide a mockup of what it'll look like, as with many community projects there is a lot of talk and not a lot of actual concrete output.

Here are some screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/RVCiM

Overall, we're in need of refreshment.
greduan
I think new themes, light and dark would help. I think I'd be OK with making the CSS, considering it's my daily job. lol

Indeed current black one has too little contract, font size is a bit small, and in general I'd say it needs more loving from the whitespace.
venam
(23-03-2017, 03:14 AM)greduan Wrote: I think new themes, light and dark would help. I think I'd be OK with making the CSS, considering it's my daily job. lol
Would you be able to share a mockup of what the theme layout and colors would be?
mrtn
I really like your Blank Theme, venam. That's the reason I adapted the colors to solarized dark. Why did I not vote for Blank + Solarized then? Because we're talking default theme. I think as a default, a light, welcoming theme is better. Plus I believe it won't clash as much with a riced system than mine does.
venam
(23-03-2017, 05:38 AM)mrtn Wrote: Because we're talking default theme. I think as a default, a light, welcoming theme is better.
Indeed, I've heard many that brought forward the same thought: that the current (new dark) isn't very welcoming.

There's also a way to change the theme, once you login, hence the question about *default* theme.
pyratebeard
I agree, the Blank theme is nice as a default. It is a bonus that it resizes on mobiles as well, as I imagine more and more users are on their phones and/or tablets.
z3bra
You know my opinion. I love the blank theme!
For the idea about solarized, well, let's be honest I truly hate it. I don't like the colors, and think they don't fit well together, so I prefer keeping the blank theme as it is.
pyratebeard
(23-03-2017, 09:12 AM)z3bra Wrote: prefer keeping the blank theme as it is.

It would be nice to have a dark version as well for those that prefer it.
venam
(23-03-2017, 09:30 AM)pyratebeard Wrote: It would be nice to have a dark version as well for those that prefer it.
Definitely, we're gonna keep the other themes and add new color versions of the ones that are already there.
However, this thread is about the default theme.
evbo
I actually like it the way it is. The only change I could see is making text a little brighter to contrast the dark background.




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