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znork
10-15-2010, 01:22 PM
Its lighter its colder but do we like it?

We have a new design so the question has changed but still ist he same.

GoranXII
10-15-2010, 02:45 PM
It's good enough for me, I'm just happy to see that horrible black gone.

kmbogd
10-15-2010, 06:49 PM
Yeah much better, easier to read. However I would prefer even lighter so I voted option "we can do better".

Kartabon
10-16-2010, 04:03 AM
For me it's harder to read, and also I can't know with this new color scheme if I have already clicked on any link in the mainpage (links to the last post in a thread) what's actually annoying to me.

Oakwarrior
10-16-2010, 11:03 AM
For me it's harder to read

Same.
Why can't we have the beige one? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

D.Jaskowski
10-16-2010, 11:11 AM
Have to agree with Kartabon. Not only that you can't see whether you've already clicked any of the links, but also the font color doesn't work well with the darker fields.

kmbogd
10-16-2010, 12:24 PM
tbh I liked the most the one they used for H5.

EBugle
10-16-2010, 03:01 PM
I hate it, honestly...

But that's because it's hard to read the black on the dark gray. I have to strain to do it, but it might be because of my slight colour blindness. Either way, I'd appresciate a change.

znork
10-17-2010, 09:39 AM
the dark gray blueish is to hard to read. So no i dont like it.

kleaneasy
10-19-2010, 05:45 AM
I'll be honest guys the scheme was created around the banner, which is cool colours hence the scheme.

I can make alterations to any text/ link colours which are not working quite right but not entirely sure a total colour change would work, especially warm creams etc as they would conflict with the banner.

However I have asked the rest of the forum & office team to give their thoughts on whether the current one works before I make any final decisions on minor text colour tweaks or overhaul.

I'll let you know what the final decision is.

Lisa

Mr_Shade
10-19-2010, 06:01 AM
I just made this one:

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/9804/screenshot20101019at125.png

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/9804/screenshot20101019at125.png

You like?

Don't mind you having it.. honest...

EBugle
10-19-2010, 10:37 AM
I admit, it's not easy to tell, but did you just make a dark blue/dark bluye scheme? If so, I applaud your sadism, sir!

Also, thanks, Kleneasy for looking into the mater. I agree, the colour scheme itself wouldn't be too bad if the font colours were different.

znork
10-19-2010, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by Mr_Shade:

You like?

Don't mind you having it.. honest...

No not realy to bright.

but dark blue is not working and it dosent realy fit withe banner.

kleaneasy
10-20-2010, 03:04 AM
Based on comments here and feedback internally it seems the scheme itself works well with the banner, the only real concern is the text colour and how this impacts on viewing the forum and threads.

I'll be making some alterations to the text with the aim to rectify this http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

znork
10-20-2010, 02:03 PM
Originally posted by ms-kleaneasy:
Based on comments here and feedback internally it seems the scheme itself works well with the banner, the only real concern is the text colour and how this impacts on viewing the forum and threads.

I'll be making some alterations to the text with the aim to rectify this http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Yeah i feel its muche lighter then it was wiche is good. But the dark blue withe black text is hard to read. Som of us are old and cant see that good anymore.

mcgslo
10-21-2010, 06:03 AM
dark colors and black text on it is very very hard to read. That is every other post on dark blue with black text?... at least change text to white on dark colors and leave black text on bright blue...

kleaneasy
10-22-2010, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by mcgslo:
at least change text to white on dark colors and leave black text on bright blue...

Its not possible to have alternating coloured font within the forum design options, however the font colours have now been altered based on everyones comments http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

D.Jaskowski
10-22-2010, 11:46 AM
Thanks Kleaneasy, but personally I'm not sure if it's a step forward or not, since this time round you can hardy see the white text on the light blue background.

EBugle
10-23-2010, 01:20 AM
It's much better for me, but still not perfect, no. The white on light blue is moderately hard to read, but not nearly as bad as the black on dark blue.

Perhaps something in between the two extremes would work better? a light red, maybe? Bright enough to be seen on the dark blue, but not unreadable on the light blue.

Also, thanks for jumping this problem (and the getting rid of the spammer problem) relatively quickly. Much as I, and I'm sure others, would have preferred it to have been somewhat faster, it honestly has been pretty fast, and it's good to see mods on top of that. So thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Kartabon
10-23-2010, 04:43 AM
It's better, yes, but as EBugle says, on light blue is a bit hard to read, but for me is much better http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

znork
10-23-2010, 04:55 AM
its bether but the ligt blue and text dosent work that good.

I would also comment on that we like to have the text dark when we read.

I would also comment on the fackt that when you got this gig the promosed you a life of fame and fortune. Instead you ended up working withe the color scheem of the heros vi forumhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

kmbogd
10-24-2010, 10:02 AM
Can we just have either dark blue with white text or light blue with black text? In this way we solve all reading impairments and are also in line with the banner's colors.

Dreamwright
10-24-2010, 02:33 PM
Looks poor but easily mended. The element currently at colour #295163 should be changed to #2C7794, and the text turned black again. That'd fix everything. Come on guys, it should only take five minutes to fix this mess http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Sarshazar
10-25-2010, 03:23 PM
I find this one better than the last but ya, it could be better

kleaneasy
10-27-2010, 06:21 AM
Originally posted by Dreamwright:
Looks poor but easily mended. The element currently at colour #295163 should be changed to #2C7794, and the text turned black again. That'd fix everything. Come on guys, it should only take five minutes to fix this mess http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

With respect this 'mess' as you put it is the exact font colours you all asked for http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Also not sure where you got that colour code from but its not being used in the current scheme.

@ All - I'll be altering the font to a contrast colour but be warned this will be the final change

Dreamwright
10-27-2010, 07:34 AM
Sorry. I just wanted to help, the last thing I'm out to do is attack/offend you; but be aware that neither did I ever ask for this scheme since that's my first post in the thread (correct me if I'm wrong) - although two tweaks would make it look excellent http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
My eyedropper (ColorZilla for Firefox) is giving the "dark teal" colour as #295163 in hex. Just make it brighter and turn the primary fonts black again. I constantly edit .css scripts and I know you can't get a very handsome result when the contrast between colours is this wide.

I just think it's important to have a readable forum to attract attention... otherwise you're sort of shooting yourselves in the foot, don't you think? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Dreamwright
10-27-2010, 08:10 AM
Here's a "proof-of-concept":

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z199/Cepheus_03/Example-1.png

znork
10-27-2010, 09:29 AM
Originally posted by ms-kleaneasy:
@ All - I'll be altering the font to a contrast colour but be warned this will be the final change

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

kleaneasy
10-27-2010, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by Dreamwright:
Here's a "proof-of-concept":

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z199/Cepheus_03/Example-1.png

Your concept might make the text easier to read but the two colours you've used don't work together and as such wouldnt be fitting for the whole forum.

Contrary to your earlier post it isnt a 5 minute job, we need to get a set of colours that not only work overall but are also easy on the reader its this overall combination that prevents it being a 5 min fix.

Dreamwright
10-27-2010, 01:02 PM
Can't understand why bright blue and teal "don't work together"? This isn't Vogue: Forum Edition http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif - readability is surely supposed to be the priority. Are they unsuitable combinations in lieu of the banner? I would agree, but if so the teal can be altered to the present font colour (something like #FFFBC6 I think?) and that would do the trick, two bright colours against black. Is it a technical problem? Surely not, I never encountered anything like that when I worked with XSL (unless that language has changed dramatically in the past year - I dunno).

I want to reiterate I'm just offering constructive criticism, I have no interest in undermining the forum managers' work or whatever - something petty like that is hardly my intention. If you coded this yourself and it took a while longer to do than I gave credit for, then I am seriously sorry for any offence caused, but there is room for improvement (or isn't there?).

znork
10-27-2010, 01:14 PM
how har is to get black text in the editor window?

Hey its grate that you show so muche dedication giving us a nice color scheem.

Kartabon
10-28-2010, 05:40 AM
This color scheme fits nice 4 me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Ty kleansey ^^

PS: In the quick reply window, it's still shown a light blue with white text. Can you fix that? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

kleaneasy
10-28-2010, 08:44 AM
Originally posted by Dreamwright:
Can't understand why bright blue and teal "don't work together"? This isn't Vogue: Forum Edition http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif - readability is surely supposed to be the priority

Readability is important of course it is, but you also want an overall design thatís attractive and easy on the eyes, thereís no point having a design which makes the text easy to view if the rest of the design doesnít work, clashes or otherwise doesnít work. The scheme Mr Shade linked to earlier as an example, very easy to read the text but you wouldnít want to look at it long before your eyes hurt.

You are right though, I could have found a scheme in mere minutes which made the text easy to read but we werenít looking for a quick fix Ďthatíll doí we wanted an overall scheme that worked from every angle, matches/blends with the banner, readable text, attractive and easy on the eyes etc.

Ultimately we canít please everyone, and to be clear I had no issue with you disliking the earlier scheme or any part of it, there are however ways and means of voicing opinion and comments like Ďit should only take five minutes to fix this messí are not constructive http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

@ znork & Kartabon Ė its sorted, apologies in my eagerness to get it online for you all I missed that bit http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Oakwarrior
10-28-2010, 09:15 AM
This is good http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dreamwright
10-28-2010, 09:38 AM
Originally posted by ms-kleaneasy:
there are however ways and means of voicing opinion and comments like Ďit should only take five minutes to fix this messí are not constructive http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Well if not necessarily constructive then, just consider it a compliment that I gave so much credit - to whoever the XSL guy is - to resolve the problem so quickly and decisively. I'm not out to be discourteous. On the contrary; of course it seems I was probably mistaken and it took a little longer, but I argue that you can't be too polite. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
Anyway, looks better now with a uniform colour, thanks.

kleaneasy
10-28-2010, 10:26 AM
Originally posted by Dreamwright:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ms-kleaneasy:
there are however ways and means of voicing opinion and comments like Ďit should only take five minutes to fix this messí are not constructive http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Well if not necessarily constructive then, just consider it a compliment that I gave so much credit - to whoever the XSL guy is - to resolve the problem so quickly and decisively. I'm not out to be discourteous. On the contrary; of course it seems I was probably mistaken and it took a little longer, but I argue that you can't be too polite. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
Anyway, looks better now with a uniform colour, thanks. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Iím beginning to feel like weíre going around in circles http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif ... there is no XSL guy, I did it. But as Iíve already explained it isnít a quick job because you need to get the balance right, you also seem to be assuming itís done via a coded system i.e. XSL and this would be an inaccurate assumption on your part, weíre working with a set up which forces colour in set areas i.e. colour # in X place also makes Y place the same colour and there is nothing we can do to change that hence getting the balance right becomes such an issue. Itís also not my sole task to arrange forum colour schemes, in fact itís a very tiny part of my job so needed to be time managed around other priorities hence the delays between alterations.

Now with respect we are going around in circles, you appear to have a set idea in mind of what is and isnít correct and not willing to consider it may be something else so I would suggest we leave the conversation where it is. The scheme has been changed and the problems discussed by all solved so how we got there and your opinions on that really arenít something we need to discuss to death http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

mcgslo
10-29-2010, 12:33 AM
It is fine now... dark background and white text... GJ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif