Important Info! Two new (Beta) themes if you don't like the default forums layout

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Spark, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Spark

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

    Oct 2, 1998
    There've been a few common complaints about how the new forums layout looks - so I'm pushing out a couple styles that will help alleviate issues, Flat Awesome + (FA+) and Flat Awesome + Dark (FA+ Dark).

    Both of these are in beta right now, and are being edited as I have time, so expect to see some placeholder links or icons that don't fully work; I figured it was more important to have some soothing colors and less scrolling.

    You can select an alternate style by either:

    1, Scroll to the bottom left of any page and click "Default Style" - an overlay will come up showing available styles, click on the one you like.
    2, Click on your Username at the top right, and select "Preferences" and change it there.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017
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  2. 555


    Feb 5, 2007
    Been test driving this format and find it much easier to view. Thanks
  3. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    for those wanting to change the theme, hover over your name in the top right and select preferences. at the top of the preferences popup you can choose the theme from the combo box.
  4. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Awesome Thanks and the new hd dark version is well.... Awesome. Thanks Spark,:)
  5. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Thanks Spark -

    I had no particular complaint about the default, but I do prefer the Tahoma font face in this style.

    Keep up the great work!


  6. Bufford

    Bufford Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    I switched to the dark version after logging in. Perhaps it should be made the default setting given how popular it is. Its going to take some time to get used to the changes, but overall it should be a better site.
  7. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    The FA Dark is pretty good. And I don't know if it's related but the subform lists are now condensed lnto smaller sections like the past site vs. the launch here when you had to scroll the whole list.
  8. gull wing

    gull wing

    May 4, 2002
    :)I went with the Minimalist format, easy to read.
  9. 'FA+ Dark' is looking pretty good to me. I'm liking it.

    Only thing, if/when posting a new thread, and choosing the thread type (change username, question, complaint, etc), the darkish grey text on dark background for that is somewhat hard to read. If the text color there is tweakable to a slightly lighter color (white, lighter grey), the FA+ Dark theme would look even greater.

    Thanks again, for all the work on the site.

  10. TinyDog

    TinyDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2015
    I can accept any, this overall layout is a huge success!:)
  11. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    FLAT AWESOME gets my vote. Reading white print on black pages is an eye strain to me but the FLAT AWESOME is in fact - AWESOME. Really enhances the exchange images and appears to me most user friendly - not unlike the old BF.

    Thanks for that option.


    PS - Could use a thumbs up/down emoticon. Saves a lot of typing and hyperbole. :)
  12. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    Flawless Victory.
  13. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    Flat Awesome + (BETA) is my goto theme. Dark is nice but i like the non dark version way better.
  14. Hopweaver


    Apr 26, 2016
    Testing out the new styles. For what its worth, the DARK feels more familiar. I also had no complaints using the DEFAULT.
  15. stuff_things

    stuff_things Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 28, 2015
    Spark, thanks for taking care of all us whiney guys. I like the minimalistic (not dark) layout a bunch.
  16. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Flat awesome + is great, thanks Spark.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
  17. brcromer

    brcromer “Pierrot Le Fou”

    Oct 22, 2007
    I think I prefer the dark style and I bet it saves a lot of money too. However, it would be really nice if you made all of the fonts Times New Roman or something like that. Or could everything be changed to the same scheme it was before? I didn't have any problems with it then.
  18. Wilsonhome

    Wilsonhome Professional Chupacabra Tamer Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2014
    Flat awesome is awesome. Thanks!
  19. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I'm liking the FA+ as well.
  20. Dman3d


    Jul 9, 2013
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