Issue with the New Forum Look

Discussion in 'Web Feedback' started by GrammieFi, Sep 29, 2012.

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  1. GrammieFi

    GrammieFi New Member

    I think this is the proper place for this. If not, please feel free to move it.

    I came into the forum to see the new look. For the most part it's splendid. Unfortunately there is an issue that I think needs spoken to. First of all, I should mention that I'm an artist. Color is what I do. I'm not super talented or anything, but have had some years of instruction, particularly in color theory.

    My issue is with the blue used as a background color for the forum. It's a lovely color, but it's too intense. When you put large areas of very strong color in anything, but most particularly on a web page, it overwhelms the eyes a bit and created eye strain. For most people it's no more than unconsciously irritating. For some it results in actual headaches. I don't usually have a problem with headaches from it but even for my eyes it's too much.

    My suggestion is that you choose a similar color that is no more than 80% saturated. The color you have there is html color# 00008a. In HSV, that is hue 240, saturation 100, value 54. If you choose html color# 23238a, for example, it is very close to the same visually with HSV of hue 240, saturation 75, value 54. However, it will lose much of that "vibrating" intensity and therefor cause much less strain on our eyes.

    This is just a suggestion. However, I hope you seriously consider it.

    ~Grammie Fi
  2. RampantPanda65

    RampantPanda65 New Member

    I find myself agreeing to this. After looking at the web page for a while, it does get a bit annoying. I find the blue to be a bit...intrusive.
  3. Dis iz Chris

    Dis iz Chris New Member

    I have to agree, the blue becomes a bit harsh on the eyes :s
  4. MrJeff

    MrJeff New Member

    I was trying to find an eloquent way to express the same thing. I have been finding it difficult to spend any length of time looking at the forums, because of how the vibrancy of the color choices come across on my monitor.

    Would it be possible to give the option of a muted grey/blue color scheme in the user control panel? That way, it can remain this way for those that like it, but those of us with issues can still participate?
  5. ICountFrom0

    ICountFrom0 Forum Addict

    I do have to agree as well.

    This reminds me very much of one of the default themes in final fantasy. I always reduce it by about 25% before I can even stand to look at it.
  6. Rhinehart_

    Rhinehart_ New Member

    aye it is overwhelming though i prefer it to losing the forums as a way to interact with my fellow minecrafters....
  7. IBurn36360

    IBurn36360 New Member

    I will probably be toning the color down a little, although I am focused on odd bugs that popped up and the solutions to them, as well as working on the beginning of new features.

    - Anthony 'IBurn36360' Diaz
  8. frederikam

    frederikam New Member

    My eyes, they hurt!

    Also, smileys look a bit wierd, have a look at this.
    :D :) ;) :( :eek: :shock: :? :cool: :lol: :x :p :oops: :cry: :evil: :twisted: :roll: :!: :?: :idea: :arrow: :| :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek:
  9. LegitNeek

    LegitNeek New Member

    I happen to like the new forum look, I didn't at first and in fact I agreed with everyone else in this thread that I found it bright and garish. But after a few hours, it has grown on me.

    I won't mind if it's toned down or whatever the staff decide to do with the colour scheme, but I, for one, happen to have quite a gaudy colour pallette ;)
  10. Avaa

    Avaa New Member

    I think it makes the site look quite old, like a private run website would have looked in 2000.
    The contrast is really a bit to strong.. on the other hand I really like the new navbar at the top of the screen
    and the site feel a lot easier to navigate.
  11. RampantPanda65

    RampantPanda65 New Member

    Did you really have to post all the smiles? :p
  12. Stanekk

    Stanekk New Member

    The nav bar is nice though i think the forum needing a double click annoys a little

    To OP: your Explantation gave me headaches ^^ Not any of the colors or the Blue xD
  13. kells117

    kells117 New Member

    Yeah my eyes are already getting sore
  14. g7parsh

    g7parsh New Member

    I agree that there is too much blue. A little less intense would be better.
  15. frederikam

    frederikam New Member

    Yes, yes i had to.
    Here, have a look at the new ones:
    :grin: :) ;) :wave: :hello: :scratch: :bye: :glare: :( :good: :this: :thumbsup: :hug: :lol: :shock: :cray: :cool: :blackeye: :banghead: :amen: :yahoo: :rolleyes: :doh: :write: :beee: :beg: :blink: :clapping: :p :confused: :rotfl: :cry: :blush:
    I agree
  16. RampantPanda65

    RampantPanda65 New Member

    Once I was :cry:
    So I :beg: my mum to buy a wall so I could :banghead:
    I then went to church :clapping:
    So I said a prayer :amen:
  17. whizard_dragon

    whizard_dragon New Member

    When I first saw the new color I didn't think much of it until I started to browse the forums for quite some time. At first it made my eyes hurt, but now I am somewhat used to it. Still seems bright, but doesn't hurt my eyes as much now.
  18. GrammieFi

    GrammieFi New Member

    IBurn, thanks for considering toning down the color a bit. I can understand you have higher priorities. No problem, really.

    and for those who really do like the blue, I do too, but I'd like it better if the color was just a bit less intense.
  19. Stanekk

    Stanekk New Member

    Where we are at colors atm. Sometimes its hard too see if there is a New post in a forum section. But also a Minor problem i think ;)
  20. FnordMan

    FnordMan New Member

    is there a way to get a customizable look? all but certain phpbb supports this.
    why? the color scheme is still quite hideous looking.
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