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10-14-2015, 04:26 AM
#22397 (51)
Far from being complete, but making progress:
[Image: 68747470733a2f2f692e6779617a6f2e636f6d2f...312e706e67]

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10-14-2015, 08:10 AM
#22402 (52)
just an update of the above screenshot:
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10-14-2015, 09:39 AM (This post was last modified: 10-14-2015, 10:01 AM by tn5421. Edit Reason: Added more comments about theme as WIP)
#22405 (53)
Incomplete forumview(24):
I don't like how the stats isn't it's own block, even if you made it look nice. It's alos hard to see how forums will look with only one forum added.

More complete forumview(42):
The user menu and pms being on their own block is nice. Maybe you should have a bit more space between threads, posts, and last post on the forumview, if we get to the point where we have hundreds of thousands of posts it may stretch the theme to have that many numbers in there.
Perhaps you could feature more than a single top poster, maybe a top 3? Otherwise it's just going to be @Senpai or @Lokorfi all day every day.

I think you should sort Recent Posts above Who's Online, as the Who's Online block will dynamically resize based on the number of users online, whereas Recent Posts block size is less flexible. Our Stats / Top Poster / Recent Posts / Who's Online would only need minimal change, whereas I think Recent Posts / Top Poster / Who's Online / Our Stats makes more sense and presents the data our users want most at the top and data with less interest at the bottom.

I personally prefer the darker red on the 'newfag' version to the brighter red found on the 'newfriend' version of the same screenshot (newfriend being posted in 48).

topicview (51 & 52):

I really like how the current theme fits so much information into the relatively small space that it has.
I think you should switch around the Search and User/Mail portions on the very top, as most people expect the search to be on the right of the screen.
I'm also not sure if I like 'Unread Posts' going missing either.

On the other hand, your postbit and actual post fields look absolutely amazing so far despite the removal of the level field (which will presumably be added in later on)  My only concern is that I don't see a clear distinction for where a signature field would be located.  Would you mind giving yourself a signature on this theme and taking another screenshot?

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10-14-2015, 01:52 PM
#22411 (54)
If Lewd switches to this please keep old one as an option as Saikou suggested. I really hate simple flat themes.

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10-14-2015, 02:48 PM
#22417 (55)
>>22405
> Perhaps you could feature more than a single top poster, maybe a top 3? Otherwise
> it's just going to be @Senpai or @Lokorfi all day every day

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10-14-2015, 04:02 PM
#22424 (56)
Feedback:
> In General
Looking good in general, a lot better than the first screenshot imo. Good job Senpai. I'm not sure what to feel about the sidebars, I'm not against it at all. I'ved used it before and I can get used too it. Whatever c: But if it was my call, I would probably at least have the Who's online + stats at the bottom, and only keep the essentials such as recent posts in the sidebar. Because it would be less distracting. And overall I think we should have a smaller footer, it's like I said before. It's kind of too bold/big for me.
> Thread Preview
Something that I can say now directly, is that I think your breadcrumbs wrapper for the navigation is way too big for me. In proportion/compared too the header and top-nav it just looks even weirder. I would go with a smaller/more thin approach for this. I also think the "plus" button/icon size should be made smaller and also be moved slighlty a few pixels to the right, to prevent it from blocking the view of posts. And I also think it would look slightly better if you were to move this icon more down to the bottom (While still retaining position fixed of course), not the bottom of the page but the bottom of the screen view. I also think the color of your navigation breadcrumbs should be either made more neutral or just make it slighly darker. Maybe increase opacity of just get a darker version of the color, like the more darker pink color you have at the "plus" icon color.
> Other things
Yeah but otherwise I think this looks pretty good. I don't intend to rain you with negative feedback, just giving suggestions of how to improve c: I think you've done a very good so far and I could probably live with this theme. I like the flat approach. Keep it up!
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10-14-2015, 04:06 PM
#22425 (57)
>>22405
> Incomplete forumview(24):
this one is deprecated.

> More complete forumview(42):

the even more complete forumview is in the OP

>Maybe you should have a bit more space between threads, posts, and last post on the forumview

it depends on the size of your monitor, that area is flexible.

>Perhaps you could feature more than a single top poster, maybe a top 3

the reason behind there only being one is that it piggybacks off of mybb's default top daily poster thing. i guess if someone is sick of lokorfi's or my own name there, they can do something about it.

>I think you should sort Recent Posts above Who's Online

will do

>I personally prefer the darker red on the 'newfag' version to the brighter red found on the 'newfriend'

i somewhat do too, but whatever the final choice, you'll be able to change the colour yourself anyway c:

>I think you should switch around the Search and User/Mail portions on the very top, as most people expect the search to be on the right of the screen.

but all the big sites have the profile on the right and search form on the left; eg. google, facebook.

>I'm also not sure if I like 'Unread Posts' going missing either.

it's not so much missing as it is not added yet.

>your postbit and actual post fields look absolutely amazing so far

thanks c:

>despite the removal of the level field (which will presumably be added in later on)

correct, it has not yet been added.

>Would you mind giving yourself a signature on this theme and taking another screenshot?

here's a screenshot of one of compa's posts:
[Image: 68747470733a2f2f752e706f6d662e69732f796a...712e706e67]
https://u.pomf.is/yjjciq.png

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10-14-2015, 04:33 PM (This post was last modified: 10-14-2015, 04:34 PM by Melancholy.)
#22430 (58)
>>22411
the current theme will be unavailable for a small amount of time, as it won't be compatible with the plugins i'm using for the new theme.

>>22424
> Looking good in general, a lot better than the first screenshot imo. Good job Senpai.
thanks c:

>I'm not sure what to feel about the sidebars, I'm not against it at all. I'ved used it before and I can get used too it.

there'll be settings to change the way the sidebar is displayed. :3

> I think we should have a smaller footer, it's like I said before. It's kind of too bold/big for me.

I agree, I'll work on reducing the size of it.

> Something that I can say now directly, is that I think your breadcrumbs wrapper for the navigation is way too big for me.

it's big as it's also used as for the main title and meta data for each page.

> I also think the "plus" button/icon size should be made smaller and also be moved slighlty a few pixels to the right, to prevent it from blocking the view of posts

The plus icon as it is will never block any posts (only on mobile, even then, it's transparent). it's based on google's material design buttons. i might move it down a touch though.

>I also think the color of your navigation breadcrumbs should be either made more neutral or just make it slighly darker.

I'll be changing the primary colour again, so that the breadcrumbs don't look so bright. the button is the same colour, except opaque until people hover over it.

>Yeah but otherwise I think this looks pretty good.

thanks yuu c:

>I don't intend to rain you with negative feedback, just giving suggestions of how to improve

it's all constructive, so it doesn't bother me at all :3

> I think you've done a very good so far and I could probably live with this theme. I like the flat approach. Keep it up!

thanks again, will do!

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10-14-2015, 04:39 PM
#22431 (59)
>>22425
> i somewhat do too, but whatever the final choice, you'll be able to change the colour
> yourself anyway c:

[Image: 687474703a2f2f7075752e73682f6b4b7278342f...612e676966]

Also I dunno if anyone else has asked this, but where's the group userbars?

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10-14-2015, 04:42 PM
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>>22431
> Also I dunno if anyone else has asked this, but where's the group userbars?

not shown, because they're borked on my local environment. (they will be there though)

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10-14-2015, 04:57 PM
#22436 (61)
Looks nice. Can't wait for the theme to be out. :)

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10-14-2015, 08:19 PM
#22481 (62)
You should style the scrollbar (at least in webkit based browsers) for the new theme.

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10-14-2015, 09:50 PM
#22507 (63)
>>22481
I should.

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10-14-2015, 10:13 PM
#22511 (64)
I personally don't like the "flat" stuff, I really have become biased and fallen in love with the current theme, I hope it works really well and I can fall in love with it.

We will be keeping the syntax shit right?

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10-14-2015, 10:15 PM
#22512 (65)
>>22511
I'm not entirely sure whether I want to keep it. It adds so much bloat for so little gain.

It is a really nice feature tho; I might make it so that you can turn it on/off.

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10-15-2015, 06:31 AM
#22538 (66)
I have decided to stray away from the red, and have instead opted for a purple:
[Image: 68747470733a2f2f752e706f6d662e69732f697a...6a2e706e67]

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10-15-2015, 08:55 AM
#22545 (67)
Love the purple.
does this new theme mean that he CP and profile will get a revamp?

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10-15-2015, 09:24 AM
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>>22545
Yep, everything is being remade from scratch.

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10-15-2015, 04:10 PM
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(10-15-2015, 06:31 AM)Senpai Wrote: I have decided to stray away from the red, and have instead opted for a purple:
[Image: 68747470733a2f2f752e706f6d662e69732f697a...2f2667743b]

I love that color. I haven't given much feedback on the new theme because I can't really think of what to say ._.

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10-15-2015, 04:17 PM
#22569 (70)
>>22568
you could start off by telling me whether you like or dislike it c:

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10-15-2015, 04:19 PM
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(10-15-2015, 06:31 AM)Senpai Wrote: I have decided to stray away from the red, and have instead opted for a purple:
[Image: 68747470733a2f2f752e706f6d662e69732f697a...2f2667743b]

As much as I love the purp, I still think your should probably allow the changing of the accent color to whatever people want (save the color used to the account data?).

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10-15-2015, 04:31 PM
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>>22570
yep, everyone will be able to change the colour of the accent.

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10-15-2015, 04:50 PM
#22573 (73)
(10-15-2015, 04:17 PM)Senpai Wrote: >>22568
you could start off by telling me whether you like or dislike it c:

I really like it, I wish I had this kind of eye for design
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10-15-2015, 05:23 PM
#22574 (74)
I'm in love with this design, still not sure how I feel about the big + circle though. That purple looks awesome.

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10-15-2015, 06:47 PM
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>>22574
I'm thinking of changing the icon on the circle to a "reply" icon.

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