I'm just experimenting. I hate the word "blog" and am fascinated with how the net seems to nurture *everyone's* vanity.

I appreciate the value of a refit as part of getting ready for release, but the change to a black background for the forums is awful, at least for readability.

The new home page looks sharper and the black is OK there because it isn't a big reading thing. But please, please, please tweak this tweak so we don't have to read white on black forum threads for the game's life cycle.


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on Aug 02, 2010

I like it better, actually. Maybe it's because I had been using the Sins forums for a while before I started coming to the Elemental ones (the Sins ones are white on black). I wasn't much of a fan of the old color.

on Aug 02, 2010

Use RED, It's far easier to see...like Blood.

on Aug 02, 2010

GW Swicord

I appreciate the value of a refit as part of getting ready for release, but the change to a black background for the forums is awful, at least for readability.

The new home page looks sharper and the black is OK there because it isn't a big reading thing. But please, please, please tweak this tweak so we don't have to read white on black forum threads for the game's life cycle.

Unfortunately, in order to keep consistency with the site, the design will not be changing in the near future.  If it is that big of a problem there are ways to modify designs to your liking using addons through your browser.  I know that isn't the greatest solution but since we can't do it, you still have the option of doing something

Raven X
Use RED, It's far easier to see...like Blood.

Bright red on black does not match the theme of the site, nor does it make it any more readable, imo.

Bara

on Aug 02, 2010

Bright red on black does not match the theme of the site, nor does it make it any more readable, imo.

Bara

But please, for Elune's sake, at least change the grey text on black background. My head's hurting reading only this thread.

 

 

Edit: ctrl+f5 solved the grey text issue. But still... black background? I thought design like that was so 90ies.

on Aug 02, 2010

But a yellowish tint does, and is miles better than gray. Gray on black strains the eyes and is not fun in the slightest to read bigger posts with.

on Aug 02, 2010

Hey, at least the text isn't white (quotes doesn't count). Or bright red.

I'm like so glad that we can use HTML for our posts.

on Aug 02, 2010

That's worse, Wintersong. Too much contrast is bad too. Switching from black to the old background every other post is like reading green text on a red background

on Aug 02, 2010

Annatar11
That's worse, Wintersong. Too much contrast is bad too. Switching from black to the old background every other post is like reading green text on a red background

I'm only giving some ideas. I'd stick to default style except for special cases. No need to make any eyes to bleed... unnecessarily.

Although the colours theme doesn't convince me, the forum posts seem more readable than those from Sins or GalCiv II. That's quite something.

Edit: bad luck, Raven. No red seems "cool" enough for this forum.

on Aug 02, 2010

Sigh. I guess I really shouldn't be spending so much time on the boards anyway. It's not like I cared about Elemental very much or anything...

Here's hoping that the folks behind this particular design decision get really addicted to reading the boards. Maybe that will hasten the demise of this anti-reading color scheme.

on Aug 02, 2010

just highlight text if you have any issues didn't you hear brad was going to LA needs a new flashy website to all them people addicted to graphics only mattered

on Aug 02, 2010

This really should be it's own thread but I can't create one.  The Elemental War of Magic title is sitting over all the buttons and at the top of the screen and they are mostly unclickable for me.  Logining in is a real pain so I'm lucky I'm able to post at all.  I see all kinds of posts about the color but nothing about this issue which is a much more immediate problem for me.

Actually I don't have any issues with the color, I find it easy to read and think the black background looks really nice.

on Aug 02, 2010

Same here edpfister. Although I do think the contrast is a bit much at times, but I can deal with it.

 

on Aug 02, 2010

I actually like the darker design. It's a matter of preference. A mostly dark screen with light text is a lot less straining on my eyes, especially at night, than a light page with dark text. So I like it.

 

For those who don't like the new design, while not the same thing, you can view the page with StarDock's default theme here:

http://forums.stardock.com/forum/511

on Aug 03, 2010

GunslingerBara

Bright red on black does not match the theme of the site, nor does it make it any more readable, imo.

Bara

What do you mean it doesn't match the Theme? The whole site is black!!! Looks like it matches to me

What's MORE IMPORTANT thn color is the fact that I STILL can't make new posts, or access "My Replies" or "My Posts" or anything at the top of the page because of the Big Glowing Elemental Logo at the top. I can see it being on the main page but having it here on the forums is making it so I can't access anything. I'm running I.E. 8.

on Aug 03, 2010

edpfister
The Elemental War of Magic title is sitting over all the buttons and at the top of the screen and they are mostly unclickable for me.  Logining in is a real pain so I'm lucky I'm able to post at all.  I see all kinds of posts about the color but nothing about this issue which is a much more immediate problem for me.

Actually I don't have any issues with the color, I find it easy to read and think the black background looks really nice.

Ahh, well, here I thought it was just me for a second.

SpaghettiMon
I actually like the darker design. It's a matter of preference.

Same, I like it too, and it makes RED look so much cooler.

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