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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:20 pm    Post subject: My eyes are bleeding. Reply with quote

Tonight's colors are terrible. Dark purple font on a purple background? What the hell? I can't read anything. What was wrong with the original CP color scheme?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't had trouble reading anything, but the colors are indeed very ugly. I didn't have that much of a problem with the blue, the orange, or the cyan, but this is just awful.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iblis wrote:
I haven't had trouble reading anything, but the colors are indeed very ugly. I didn't have that much of a problem with the blue, the orange, or the cyan, but this is just awful.


I wasn't here to see the blue or orange, but the Cyan created such a contrast that it was annoying, though not painful.

I had to highlight what you wrote to read it.

I also can't see my mouse cursor when it's placed on any text fields.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly....this theme sucks and I'm the only one to blame for it. For all the themes, I started with the character's base color (in this case purple) and grabbed different shades for the different columns. I then went back to the character and grabbed a second color for the border and header (in this case that awful red). I tried the pink. I tried the blue, I tried the orange, and I even tried the white of her hair. Couldn't find anything that went remotely well with this color. I still have the google ads set to use the blue from another theme.

The colors are easily fixed if you give me a few suggestions. From my count, there are 7 colors (When viewed from the viewjournal page):

1) Base & Topic Row
2) Replies & Views
3) Author & Last Post
4) Border & Headers
5) Text
6) Links
7) Background Color (The little lines running through everything/the bottom of th page)

I'm more than willing to try new colors out. Just give me 7 colors you think work better.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, really I would recommend NOT basing the website colors off of outrageously gawdy anime characters. I don't think I could pick any colors from that drawing that would look good on the site.

Don't design a theme around a drawing, design a good theme and then if you want get someone to draw a picture that fits. It's more important that the theme looks good than that it matches the mascot.

If you wanted to still do the purple thing for this day, I'd say make the text darker, make the window color lighter and less saturated, and replace that red with either a dark blue or dark purple.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inferior Minion wrote:
Honestly....this theme sucks and I'm the only one to blame for it. For all the themes, I started with the character's base color (in this case purple) and grabbed different shades for the different columns. I then went back to the character and grabbed a second color for the border and header (in this case that awful red). I tried the pink. I tried the blue, I tried the orange, and I even tried the white of her hair. Couldn't find anything that went remotely well with this color. I still have the google ads set to use the blue from another theme.

The colors are easily fixed if you give me a few suggestions. From my count, there are 7 colors (When viewed from the viewjournal page):

1) Base & Topic Row
2) Replies & Views
3) Author & Last Post
4) Border & Headers
5) Text
6) Links
7) Background Color (The little lines running through everything/the bottom of th page)

I'm more than willing to try new colors out. Just give me 7 colors you think work better.


The site's text should be black, and it should be on a white background. This worked fine before, and it's used on nearly every site on the internet because it's unobstrusive and works well.

Most of the site actually works fine with the current colors. The banner and links at the top of the site look fine. The My CP, Community, etc boxes look fine (there was too much contrast in them in the cyan version. Tonight's isn't nearly as bad). It's the Updates/News section and the actual posts that are giving me difficulty. The colors in the Topic Review box are still good, even if I never liked the orange text at the top or the particular blue of the outline.

Iblis wrote:
Well, really I would recommend NOT basing the website colors off of outrageously gawdy anime characters. I don't think I could pick any colors from that drawing that would look good on the site.

Don't design a theme around a drawing, design a good theme and then if you want get someone to draw a picture that fits. It's more important that the theme looks good than that it matches the mascot.


This too. And I've always thought it would be cooler if the mascot was somehow related to the OHR, or at least from a game that actually exists.

Edit: Oh god, everything's so pink now. I'm not sure why you'd want the site to look like it belongs to a twelve year old girl. This is too fruity even for me, and look at my avatar.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IM: Fortis wrote some helpful words on this subject that I think you should seriously consider.

"An interface, that is, a website, document, computer GUI, ATM panel, whatever, should rely on a neutral color accented by secondary non-neutral colors. Case in point: black and grey, neutrals, accented by emerald green, a non-neutral. The best computer interfaces are grey accented by another color, too. Even DOS is black and grey, and maybe green or amber depending.

Note that other neutral colors include washed-out non-neutrals. A greyed blue would be fine. I suppose I should also elaborate by saying that accents are NOT where the content, at least not the BULK of it, goes. The posts are backed by purple today, tomorrow will be vomit green or whatever, who cares, the point is the main content isn't on a neutral color and is hard to look at."
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally always like rigging my HSpeak Editor to have the scheme of a chalkboard. Kind of a slate green with gray or white text.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Also, put on a shirt, girl, or I'LL RIP YOU!"
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prehaps if you used a unsaturated shade of white or grey of colours from the mascot, rather than fully saturated. I personally don't mind reading on them, though the site is shocking every day I load it.
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