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Offline John Mc

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Text/background color suggestion
« on: January 10, 2013, 11:16:04 am »
A suggestion to make the sight a bit more readable:

I like the look of the wood chip background, but when a topic gets long enough to span multiple pages, the page number links at the top and bottom of the topic are getting lost in the wood chips, making it difficult to skip forward or back a page.  Similarly, the text that shows the pathname to the current topic (and lets you click on various sections of the path to go directly there) is also hard to see. (for example, "Chainsaw Repair Forum Suggestions - Announcements Suggestions - Problems - Announcements topic name".   

The buttons for Help, Search, Profile, My Message, Calendar, Members, and Logout are also hard to see, but at least those get highlighted when you mouse over them.

I don't know if this is just my laptop screen not displaying the colors in high enough contrast, or if it's the choice of colors, but is there anything you can do to make this stand out a bit better?

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Re: Text/background color suggestion
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 01:07:23 pm »
Went with a different blue. See if you can see better now.

Also I had noticed on my laptop if you had the angle of the screen off it would be hard to see too. So check the angles of your laptop screen.
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Re: Text/background color suggestion
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 01:29:51 pm »
Still very difficult for me to make out, at any screen angle, though now I can at least more easily tell that there is some text there, even if I can't read it all that well.  (My laptop - a MacBook Pro - is a bit old, but it's not a "low-end" machine.  The screen has decent resolution.)  The text in black is still not easy, but more visible than the blue (to me at least).

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Re: Text/background color suggestion
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 01:31:11 pm »
   

The buttons for Help, Search, Profile, My Message, Calendar, Members, and Logout are also hard to see, but at least those get highlighted when you mouse over them.



Those are black lettered and plain as day on my screen and like you said they highlight when scrolled over too.

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Re: Text/background color suggestion
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 01:31:47 pm »
It's perfect reading on this end and the blue is almost to bright on this end.

I might change it back to darkblue. Sorry.
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Re: Text/background color suggestion
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 01:47:51 pm »
OK -- not all that big a deal to me since I already know my way around a bit.

I did check it out on my wife's brand new iMac w/21.5" screen -- it's slightly better there, but that text still does tend to get lost in the background.

The green you had up briefly was worse...

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Re: Text/background color suggestion
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013, 01:49:23 pm »
I'm goofing around with colors. Blue still seems best on my end.
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Re: Text/background color suggestion
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 01:52:11 pm »
Dont care for the look of boring black, but how does that work for you guys having trouble reading?
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Re: Text/background color suggestion
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2013, 02:04:33 pm »
Black is a bit better than blue on my screen, except where it crosses a darker portion of the wood chips.

I think one of the problems is that the background is so varied in color and darkness.  It's hard to find something that shows up well against the whole range of background colors.  It's really only in that band of wood chips that I have the worst problem.

If no one else is having difficulties, don't knock yourself out on my account.

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Re: Text/background color suggestion
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2013, 02:16:07 pm »
I went with the stock forum back ground and dark blue lettering. Now check your puter.

I'm not messing with the top banner stuff.
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