Important Info! I've changed the default site style to Flat Awesome

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Spark, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
  2. jrawk


    Jul 14, 2014
    The new updates make everything seem very large. Maybe that's to better accommodate mobile browsing which is way better than the old system. But the default scale is just too large for my desktop/laptop monitors. I found scaling down (zooming out) the view to 75% makes everything look nice and clean. (both chrome and IE).

    This is not a complaint, more of a hint/tip for people with similar preferences as me.
  3. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    Thanks spark. The forum is better than ever.
  4. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Which style are you using?
  5. jrawk


    Jul 14, 2014
    Currently I am sitting 2 feet away from a 24" monitor at 1920x1080 resolution and settled on FA+ (BETA) with the browser window covering 1/3 of the screen. I've cycled through all 4 including fixed width. didn't see any scaling differences. Again this isn't a "it's broken / unusable / should be different" post. It's a personal preference that i can fix with cntrl+mousewheel any time i want. Thought i'd share the tip incase anybody else was uncomfortable with it as well.

    Besides, most of the good folks in the Traditional sub-forum appreciate the larger scaling ;) :p #soold
  6. 12345678910


    Jul 13, 2009
  7. MICHAEL5135


    Sep 29, 2015
    Is there a way to switch to newest post first, mine I have to scroll to the last post to get the newest? Thanks , MIKE
  8. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    I'm at 1920x1080 or something and am full screening with the fixed width on a 27", I can see why you'd want it smaller. I'll see if I can do a smaller font version.

    Not a bad idea considering.

    Haven't seen a way to do that yet.
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  9. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Agreed. Alphabetically would be nice but I miss how easy "general" was to find before. If you are going to place things in alphabetical order, please, make it vertical. Not horizontal.
  10. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    May need another style. I'm back to the old default style. Its main issue is that a lot of the lighter tones are tough to see but overall still work best for me. In the other styles the fonts are mainly too small.
  11. pacpal57


    Mar 29, 2012
    I just switched to this one..Flat Awesome......Excellent!!! Thanks for all the hard work and support you give to us... Bob
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  12. KELAMA

    KELAMA Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 28, 2013
    ^ I also use a PC with Windows 7 PC. I rarely ever use a phone. I switched over to the new default preference setting "Flat Awesome (Beta)", and it's made a significant difference for the better. I didn't really like the dark setting.

    This new and improved BladeForums, is so much better IMO. I can't get over how wonderful the new ignore feature is; it basically makes these people, non existent! :cool:

    Thanks again, Spark! It can't be said enough: "we appreciate the extra effort you've put forth into making this a much better place. :thumbsup:
  13. spyderg


    Sep 28, 2014
    I'm not a big fan of change, so I'll start by saying that I liked the old format. However after a few days, I have to say I'm fine with the new one as well. I trust the advantages of switching over is worth adjusting to the changes. Thank you to eveyone involved in maintaining BF!
    Clem Kadiddlehopper likes this.
  14. Judohendrix


    Aug 9, 2012
    Flat Awesome is horrible. The site should be comfortable on your eyes and brain.
  15. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I feel the same way about reading white words on dark background. It gives me a headache. That's why I'm glad we have a number of different viewing options.
  16. Judohendrix


    Aug 9, 2012
    I have to log in to see my changes or change it every time i want to browse the forum. As a default setting it should be as comfortable as possible. Seems it was changed to cater to people with phones connected to there forehead or people who don't like to scroll. Just my 2 cents
  17. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    It's the default site skin, yes. If you log in, though, it should go to your preferred forum skin?

    What would make things better for you?
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  18. Bufford

    Bufford Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    I'm not crazy about changes, but I also know that often its unavoidable. Perhaps the bugs are still being worked out but how does one go back to edit a post?
  19. Bufford

    Bufford Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    Sorry, I think I found it. I see that its been moved to the left side next to the report button. Its those kinds of changes I absolutely dislike as a person who struggles with electronics. Its like buying a new truck only to find out that the peddles and dash controls are all mixed up. Software developers need to settle for a standard layoout and have options for the user to simplify the layout. This program is clunky and noisy, I prefer bare bones simple with hand crank windows and regular cab.
  20. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    When we swapped to the VB forum years ago I didn't like the change, then I got completely used to it and liked it fine. It takes some time, but I see more benefits than drawbacks.

    One thing I'm missing is the prominence of the poster's name in the threads. The avatar is a bit smaller than before, and the NAME is in relatively small font and hardly stands out. I actually forget what it looked like before, but wasn't it a different shade or color? Certainly a larger font.

    Consider this on your ever growing laundry list...?

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