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Grim_Fandango

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Alternative forum skin?
« on: March 08, 2020, 00:53 »
Hi team,

Would it be possible to install an alternative forum skin/template with a colour scheme and font which is a bit easier on the eye for us oldies?  I have to squint to read the text, and I can tell you that that ain't a good look.

The current colour scheme IMHO isn't reader friendly.  I've seen a few forums which have an option to choose your preferred skin from a drop down menu on the front page.

Any chance of adding an option to choose skins?
What does everyone think?

Piglet

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Re: Alternative forum skin?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2020, 09:15 »
It's not something I've looked at much. It needs someone like kops, with skill in this sort of thing. I can do 'functional', but not pretty

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Re: Alternative forum skin?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2020, 13:28 »
I suspect you know but if you hold down ctrl and spin the mouse wheel you can move the page size larger (can also do from browser menu itself)

I have it set to 120% on here so it's easier to read

Grim_Fandango

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Re: Alternative forum skin?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2020, 22:44 »
Thanks guys.  It's not so much the font size which is causing issues, rather the red text on a dark background...It burns my retinas!

I have however managed to get around this problem by pressing Ctrl-A & Ctrl-C on forum topics I would like to read, opening a notepad, then Ctrl-V the lot into the page.  The resulting black text on a white background make reading posts a more enjoyable experience, albeit a  lengthy workaround. :)

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Re: Alternative forum skin?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2020, 08:50 »
Run a search for accessibility plugins for your browser.  You'll find several that will do things such as invert the screen colours, up the contrast etc etc.

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Re: Alternative forum skin?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2020, 22:22 »
Hi team,

Would it be possible to install an alternative forum skin/template with a colour scheme and font which is a bit easier on the eye for us oldies?  I have to squint to read the text, and I can tell you that that ain't a good look.

The current colour scheme IMHO isn't reader friendly.  I've seen a few forums which have an option to choose your preferred skin from a drop down menu on the front page.

Any chance of adding an option to choose skins?
What does everyone think?
I agree with this 100%. I use the site zoomed 2x - and it still hurts. The RED is - jarring.

Piglet

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Re: Alternative forum skin?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2020, 23:00 »
I'll have a look.  Try now - there's a default skin you can try. It's a bit boring though....and is missing some information hacked into the "Karbon" theme



    Miasma Community »    Profile »    Look and Layout » Current Theme » (change)


The default one is "Karbon"
« Last Edit: June 17, 2020, 23:09 by Piglet »

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Re: Alternative forum skin?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2020, 01:49 »
Main page is a little goofy without the Karbon theme but everything seems to function normally otherwise.

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Piglet

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Re: Alternative forum skin?
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2020, 11:39 »
If you want to have a look through the themes available we can try the ones that you like the look of:

e.g.

https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php

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Re: Alternative forum skin?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2020, 13:52 »
Thanks for enabling the default theme. The site looks VERY familiar now. :)