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  1. joollyjohn jollyjohn's Avatar
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    Why don't we have a dark theme at videohelp? Every one else is getting it.
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    That would be nice.
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    I'll keep using VideoHelp Classic style until then.
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    Okey. I can see what I can do.

    But I have never found a good looking dark theme. Maybe because I don't like dark themes at all....
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    Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    Not bad for something that sucks by definition

    Yeah, that would be acceptable

    I've seen some Vanilla and SM forums stupid enough to use RED text upon BLACK background
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  6. Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    Yuck. Leave it alone.
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    I started using computers when all computer screens were monochrome (green, amber or white) with a black background and light letters. Yuck. I will be sticking with the original theme colors but to each his own.

    However, I did try the "dark theme" and have a suggestion. Yellow highlights surrounding white letters make for difficult reading. Can the highlight be a different color for the dark theme?
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    Yay! Thank you!
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    Yellow highlight?
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    I don't like the dark test at all (i know it is a test though)

    But if it eventually gona look like this http://www.vbstyles.com/style.php?id=12 ? than it is okay,
    but keep the theme like it is now and make it switchable by the user
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  12. Originally Posted by jan5678 View Post
    I don't like the dark test at all (i know it is a test though)

    But if it eventually gona look like this http://www.vbstyles.com/style.php?id=12 ? than it is okay,
    but keep the theme like it is now and make it switchable by the user
    I don't like any dark theme at all so it's hard to design.....

    Remember to force reload the page(CTRL-F5) after you changed to the dark theme. I'm making a lot of small changes...
    Last edited by Baldrick; 4th Nov 2019 at 15:59.
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    Both dark theme and forum maintenance are fine, thank you.
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  14. Hit CTRL-F5 to reload the dark theme.
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  15. Thanks, I like it.

    Important for a good dark theme is to not use too dark background or/and too bright/white text.
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    Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    Thanks, I like it.

    Important for a good dark theme is to not use too dark background or/and too bright/white text.
    Thanks.

    It's tricky to get the "correct" dark color background and not too bright text colors.

    I'm testing on 3 different computers/monitors and it looks different on all....
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  17. The yellow and black isn't awful. I'll stick with the light though.

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  18. Here are good colors for dark mode:

    https://zive.aktuality.sk/bleskovky/

    I created many dark (and few light) color schemes for FreeCommander, you can check them here, if you want:

    https://freecommander.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=8332

    Anyway, dark theme here is very good, not perfect, of course, almost all dark themes has some issues...

    - mail and report icon is too dark
    - highlighting the "Feedback", "Top" and perhaps some other buttons has dark red text, which is not good readable
    - selected text background color is "too white"
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    Originally Posted by test View Post
    First beta test with dark theme

    https://forum.videohelp.com/forum.php?styleid=19
    Wrong colours.
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    Originally Posted by jollyjohn View Post
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    First beta test with dark theme

    https://forum.videohelp.com/forum.php?styleid=19
    Wrong colours.
    It's dark at least!

    But wrong gray dark colors or is the orange top color too ugly?

    And it would help with an example page with a nice dark theme. I have never seen one.
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    Bold titles are ok but I find the main text "white" too dim. Not enough contrast with the gray background but I don't mind the orange highlights.

    That said I always found the current regular pages background and the text font much too soft gray. I would have prefrred the text to be blacker to stand out more. I know that is probably on me. Old eyes need more contrast but I find it hard to read for a long time the way it is now.
    Last edited by gll99; 6th Nov 2019 at 13:15.
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    Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    Yellow highlight?
    Thanks. The yellow background with white letters is gone with the latest dark theme. The new settings use orange letters on a gray background when a selection is highlighted. (I forgot to mention I had first noticed the problem when I was viewing my profile and forum settings.)
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    Originally Posted by gll99 View Post
    Bold titles are ok but I find the main text "white" too dim. Not enough contrast with the gray background but I don't mind the orange highlights.

    That said I always found the current regular pages background and the text font much too soft gray. I would have prefrred the text to be blacker to stand out more. I know that is probably on me. Old eyes need more contrast but I find it hard to read for a long time the way it is now.
    Making the white text a bit whiter. Use CTRL-F5 to force reload.
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    Thanks. Hope it's ok for everyone else.

    White text looks much better to me . Still dimmer inside quote and reply typing boxes like the one I'm using now to post
    There's not much to do but then I can't do much anyway.
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    Text is too thick on my setup.
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    Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    Originally Posted by jollyjohn View Post
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    First beta test with dark theme

    https://forum.videohelp.com/forum.php?styleid=19
    Wrong colours.
    It's dark at least!

    But wrong gray dark colors or is the orange top color too ugly?
    Orange on black looks a little too Halloween. How about blue?
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    Originally Posted by p_l View Post
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    Originally Posted by jollyjohn View Post
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    First beta test with dark theme

    https://forum.videohelp.com/forum.php?styleid=19
    Wrong colours.
    It's dark at least!

    But wrong gray dark colors or is the orange top color too ugly?
    Orange on black looks a little too Halloween. How about blue?
    I'm going to test som blue colors. But some icons will be orange.
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    Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
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    Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    Originally Posted by jollyjohn View Post
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    First beta test with dark theme

    https://forum.videohelp.com/forum.php?styleid=19
    Wrong colours.
    It's dark at least!

    But wrong gray dark colors or is the orange top color too ugly?
    Orange on black looks a little too Halloween. How about blue?
    I'm going to test som blue colors. But some icons will be orange.
    Sounds good, thanks. Looking forward to seeing it!
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