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Re: Forum - New Look

Postby gnudude » 2009-05-07 11:45

mdevour wrote:]On my display the text looks damn close to black on light blue and contrast is plenty. I didn't even realize that it was dark grey. I'm using a really old LCD monitor. I wonder what kind of displays those of you who are having problems are using?

I am pretty sure we use a fairly large variety of displays. I have trouble believing someone doesn't notice the difference. I do not think it is enough contrast but you could be right. What do you think? You really cannot tell any difference?
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Re: Forum - New Look

Postby mdevour » 2009-05-10 21:57

gnudude wrote:
mdevour wrote:On my display the text looks damn close to black on light blue and contrast is plenty. I didn't even realize that it was dark grey. I'm using a really old LCD monitor. I wonder what kind of displays those of you who are having problems are using?

I am pretty sure we use a fairly large variety of displays. I have trouble believing someone doesn't notice the difference. I do not think it is enough contrast but you could be right. What do you think? You really cannot tell any difference?

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Yep, I can just barely tell the difference, Gnudude! All that black text you've scattered about in your post is just a teensy bit darker/bolder looking. I can see it if I try, but it's easy to not even notice.

I have a hard time believing that the contrast ratio on my system is that much better than average, but I suppose that could explain it. If I have any complaint about my system it's that dark colors tend to become a bit murky.

I'm running a very old MAG Innovision 17" flatscreen at 1280 x 1024, with an nVidia 8600 GT. I've got the gamma tweaked slightly upward in nVidia Settings. Contrast and brightness settings are each at 50%. I'm using the default prosilver style. The room I'm working in almost always has rather subdued lighting.

@Edbarx: Believe me, Ed, please! I'm not trying to be dismissive. I have vision problems, too, and there are times I cannot read anything. It's just that I can see plenty of contrast here with the default style. Enough so I wonder if you were looking at my display you'd still be having as difficult a time with it? There has to be some explanation for the different experience we're having.

I'm glad the forum management will be setting up some more styles. It will hopefully let everybody enjoy the forum again.

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Re: Forum - New Look

Postby Ook » 2009-05-11 00:30

gnudude wrote:
mdevour wrote:]On my display the text looks damn close to black on light blue and contrast is plenty. I didn't even realize that it was dark grey. I'm using a really old LCD monitor. I wonder what kind of displays those of you who are having problems are using?

I am pretty sure we use a fairly large variety of displays. I have trouble believing someone doesn't notice the difference. I do not think it is enough contrast but you could be right. What do you think? You really cannot tell any difference?

'Tis truly not a big difference but it might still make a difference on the whole. I find a block of it a bit easier to read if I don't have my glasses on.

Somebody trying to help themselves with enlarged text would notice a greater difference twixt black and charcoal. The greater area of the font enhances the color in contrast to the background.
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Re: Forum - New Look

Postby MALsPa » 2009-05-11 03:53

I've been wondering if a lot of this doesn't have a lot to do with differences in display monitors, too, kind of like what mdevour was saying. I've got some difficult eye problems as well but am not having trouble reading things here. I'd have thought that if anyone was having trouble, it would be me, but that's not the case. Still, if it's a problem for some people, then I hope some changes are made, and soon. I feel for anyone who has eye issues, because I'm one of them. But it's definitely not bad for all of us, even others with vision problems.
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Re: Forum - New Look

Postby sqlpython » 2009-05-11 04:15

But it's definitely not bad for all of us, even others with vision problems.

And definitely not Bad for me!
This combination of colors seems to work for my eyes.
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Re: Forum - New Look

Postby gnudude » 2009-05-11 12:40

this is what I see on the lighter blue post background
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and the darker blue background is probably worse when it comes to the text
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Re: Forum - New Look

Postby MALsPa » 2009-05-11 15:04

gnudude wrote:this is what I see on the lighter blue post background
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Yep, with the larger text, the difference is more noticeable. I can see the difference with the smaller text, too, but either way it's not a problem here, fortunately. Whatever, hope it gets fixed for you folks.
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Re: Forum - New Look

Postby sqlpython » 2009-05-14 03:29

The viewing problems be noted by many seem to single out a color problem.
About 8%-10% of Males suffer some color Blindness but only about 1%-2% of females.
...So, do the User settings have a method, as many forums do, for the users to set their colors?
This could solve the issue.
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Re: Forum - New Look

Postby sqlpython » 2009-05-14 03:33

Yeah, There is
User Control Panel > Edit Global Settings > My Board Style
...lots of Colors and Styles.

Do any of them reduce the Viewing Problem.. :?:
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Re: Forum - New Look

Postby temenex » 2010-07-29 10:18

SkyBlue style

Image

I use SkyBlue style. This is logo for replace.


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Re: Forum - New Look

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-07-29 20:25

How do you substitute the swirl logo for the olive branch in the heading?
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Re: Forum - New Look

Postby temenex » 2010-07-30 06:22

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Re: Forum - New Look

Postby carlos.fonke » 2010-08-04 09:38

jheaton5 wrote:How do you substitute the swirl logo for the olive branch in the heading?

Joel, although I can't vouch for them, there are Firefox add-ons for that.
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Re: Forum - New Look

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-08-04 10:00

Please, don't overload me with too much instruction.
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Re: Forum - New Look

Postby carlos.fonke » 2010-08-04 12:21

As I indicated, I don't use them so I can't recommend any specifically. On the Mozilla add-on site, search under image and replace.
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