Site Overhaul

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Are you a fan of the dark theme?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    23 vote(s)
    46.9%
  1. The Reefuge

    The Reefuge Administrator

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    Hi everyone,

    In preparation for a major upgrade to the core software I have been slowly recoding parts of the site. Me being me, went off the rails a bit and I started experimenting with a dark colour scheme just for a bit of fun. I have no idea if I love what I am seeing or if I hate it, so I would like to hear some feedback.

    This is just "playing around" right now, and even the colour scheme is only half-done. Please let me know if you prefer the light colour scheme for the site, or if you all would prefer a darker colour scheme.

    Thanks.


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  2. potatocouch

    potatocouch Member

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    it looks good ... but if this is permanent, i prefer the white one.
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  3. Buddy

    Buddy Member

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    Much prefer the white.
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  4. lukusis

    lukusis Member

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    No option for candy?

    I like the lighter theme. But then again, dark would be nice for those times when browsing on the phone in bed at night so as not to be blinded :p
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  5. MagicJ

    MagicJ Moderator

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  6. ReeferRob

    ReeferRob Solidarité

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    What the hell's all this white and black? Damn, go to Australia and they don't like the red man there either. :D
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  7. holly

    holly Member

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    I personally hate white writing on dark backgrounds for reading, it quickly tires the eye and gives me a headache. The site might look nicer darker but will be less enjoyable of an experience.
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  8. ezza

    ezza Guest

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    I like both. No issues with dark as I never wear my glasses when I should and I find it easier to read with less glare. I am used to the light here though so meh!
  9. chimaera

    chimaera enjoy the little things

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    NOoooooooooooooooooooooooo don't do it. At least not as the only option.
  10. Schnecke

    Schnecke Member

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    It looks cool...... but I agree, using for long periods, the light background is definitely preferable.
  11. Savage Henry

    Savage Henry Member

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    I'm sitting on the fence: I just realised I haven't had much experience with reading or writing white text on a black background and so can't really comment.

    The views expressed above suggest that I should vote for white. So, if pressed, I would vote for white.
  12. NiCd

    NiCd Lead Moderator

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    The dress is black and blue...ops wrong thread

    Stop tinkering with things!
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  13. Rob

    Rob Member

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    damn just voted and its 50-50.... :) I hope it was enough to keep the lighter theme.

    I think the current theme is very clean, and easy to read. there is a few other forums I belong to mostly tech related and the fonts really small and difficult to navigate.

    the only thing Im not a fan of is the fact for new visitors its not obvious community = forum
  14. MQ-9

    MQ-9 Member

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    Purple writing on blue background goes fuzzy for me. Only thing that kills the darker theme for me.
  15. OSCAR85

    OSCAR85 Member

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    im approaching 30 and i don't like change anymore lol…white!
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  16. MagicJ

    MagicJ Moderator

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    Almost eveyone that posted in this thread preferred the light theme, and yet the vote is currently 50:50 :confused:

    We need somebody to do a scientific study as to why that might be :D
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  17. chimaera

    chimaera enjoy the little things

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    I reckon the Reefuge loaded up 15 yes votes ...
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  18. NiCd

    NiCd Lead Moderator

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    He normally lets mods see who voted but that's gone, im calling shenanigans
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  19. CodyS

    CodyS Member

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    Racist! What about all the dark blue liking people in this world!

    I like both but couldn't live permanently dark, I would need pills.
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  20. mscott

    mscott Member

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    Perhaps user preference themes may be the go @The Reefuge?? keep all the text bits white and black but allow members to choose the colour of the menus and background??
    Stop me if I'm getting carried away
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