Thanks for these suggestions!Some suggestions:
1. On the forum title, you may want to consider to decrease the left padding to align the icons with the menu items under it.
2. Just ignore.
3. On the thread title, you may want to consider to add a block to group these elements together. The seem very loose to me. Also, the phase label (like "Prototyping" doesn't have to be so big, and perhaps they can be moved a line below).
It will. The old one took a while too, but we had the luxury of being able to build that for a bit first and then deploy it. With the current theme, we couldn't begin configuring it at all until after the XF2 migration, and we couldn't just use the old theme since compatibility broke with the upgrade; that's why you're seeing that development happen right now.I still do think that the old layout was far more refined, but I guess this one will get there eventually.
I think offering the blue and red schemes will allay most of this friction, and ultimately provide a better experience compared to XF1 if only because users have some choice.
I understood what you meant. There are still usability issues with the way the red theme is implemented now that are bothering me - the red text especially. I need to fix some functional bugs first, but I expect a lot of progress on the aesthetics to be made over the weekend, when I have more time to address them.I guess that's not exactly what we are complaing about, ( we are mostly old people yelling at cloud right now) it does make sense as a branding direction and the update in general is a bold but necessary move. Upgrading the inner engine of the plataform so it can live longer is a really important job and I'm happy you all show really a lot of care in this
. BUT I just prefer some of the mood the old color scheme for the forum bit as I grew attatched to it
With that said, I feel like, for example the logo should not change colors even on the blue theme as its blue right now. a bit of red wouldn't hurt. I'm looking forward to the rest of the updates and I'm getting more used to it, and the text edditor is quite nice now that the quoting actions work again
good job yall
I detest the smiles. I have implemented support for Unicode Emoji and am looking into how I can scrub the forum of smiles entirely (which are a separate, XenForo-specific character set), and move to 100% emoji characters.Sort of have the same feeling, good job on the blue theme though and on all the fixes done since the new start.
(Btw smilies are not aligned with the text I guess )
It happens that I still have the old layout on a chrome tab loading from cache, for me it was still easier for the eye than the new blue theme. A reason may be the regular font being bolder that before. Regular and bold are almost identical now:
New bold font
New regular font
Or maybe the font that is still too white and has more contrast with the background than before.
I am actually planning to implement some new typography and use that as the default; right now the forum uses Roboto which is not particularly great. You are correct that the font weights are not well-implemented.
As I iterate on the Blue theme, you can expect that to approximate the feel of how SFF Forum was pre-migration.
Any text that is currently red will be updated to be more legible, or to not use red. Red on black is rarely a good choice.I'd leave the red theme on if the reds were a little bit brighter ,_, it's hard to read the last I used it
A blue theme is currently a toggle-able option in the bottom left corner of any page. Per above, I built that one quickly; in the end it will approximate the color scheme of SFF Forum before the update.My personal feedback:
1) Bring back the blue. The red somehow feels like too much "GAMING!!!!"; as someone said; it is a bit like MSI gaming, or Asrock fatality or something like that. In general, red on black is really not good for the eyes to look at. Was also one of the rules we learned on a presentation seminar: never put red on a black background.
2) I also agree that the more grayish-font color was more pleasant to the eye.
Otherwise it looks more clean and more organized, even if my first reaction was like "WHAAAAT! I can't find anything", but that is just a question of getting used to the new layout.
But yeah, I really want the blue back. Or even better: make it possible for people with accounts to choose the color scheme when logged in.
Updates to the color schemes will emphasize legibility. So that should improve.
It will take more time to know for sure (I have only two full days of usage to go on), but our analytics suggest that page load is unchanged if not improved modestly compared to our XF 1 implementation. I will also be performing some backend updates that will (modestly) improve performance as well, though that's a variety of tasks that will be spread across months.We had UI.X installed on one of our forums... ditched it after a week. Made everything so slow and bloated.
Yes, this will be fixed.hey uhh seriously petty request here: on the red theme, is it possible to change marking text (selection box) from black to something a bit further away (i.e. brighter) from background gray? ,_, sorry